Category: An Daingean

Saorvew – Freeview – RTE Digital TV in Ireland

Saorview is RTÉ’s free to air digital terrestial television (DTT) service. EU rules mean that the current analogue ( arial based TV ) signals have to be turned off in October 2012. Saorview is a mixed language word – with Saor meaning Free . Pronounced Sair or Seer . (They couldn’t use the name Freeview

Kerry Unfinished Estates and the Household Tax

This is a list of the housing estates in Kerry that are classed as unfinished in relation to the Household Charge waiver. Anyone living in one of these estates will be given a waiver from the household charge for 2012. Owners must still register for the household charge but claim the waiveron the basis that

Carcinogens in Drinking Water Supply

The following Irish towns have levels of THM’s which are above the current standard in the Drinking Water Regulations. These standards are being made more strict from Dec 2008 – to 100 migro grams per litre – so these water supplies will be well above the safe levels unless something is done to rectify things. 

Rental Accommodation – Longford has the most

Towns with the most rented dwellings in Ireland: Out of all the towns with a population over 1500 – these are the top 10 for rented occupation : (The average for the country is  28.11%) Longford 47.26% Ballaghaderreen  47.14  Carrick-on-Shannon  45.67 Skibbereen  45.28 Galway City  43.63 Ballyhaunis  43.35 An Daingean  41.86 Cavan  40.74 New Ross 

Rathcoole short of children?

Rathcoole has the least children in Ireland With just 13.66 percent of the population of Rathcoole aged 14 or less – the townt has the lowest percentage of under 15s out of all the large towns in Ireland (towns over 1500 population). The ten towns with the lowest percentage of children under 15 are: Rathcoole

Lone Mothers in Carndonagh

Lone Mothers Carndonagh in Donegal and  Tipperary and Cashel in Tipperary are the top 3 towns in Ireland for lone mothers. All these towns have just over 25% of household units headed by lone mothers.  Longford, Dingle  Carrick on Suir , Enniscorthy and Castleblaney  are close behind – all with over 23% of lone mother households.