Category: Tralee

Unfinished Ghost Estates and the Household Charge

We are still waiting for the list of unfinished estates that will be exempt from the 2012 Household Charge. The total number of estates is expected to be less than 1300. The Irish Independent seems to think it will be less than 300 estates. It is important to note – that even if your house

Top 15 Most Populated Towns in Ireland

The total population of Ireland at the 2006 census was 4.24 Million Of those – 61% were living in towns or cities (2,574,313) and 39%  were living  in rural Ireland. (1,665,535) Top 15  Population Figures of Irish Towns and Cities 2006 Census 1. Greater Dublin  1,045,769  24.7% of the population. 2. Cork City  190,384 (4.49%)

Towns with the Best Broadband Speeds

According to speed tests carried out on Speedtest.net – between Sept 2008 and MArch 20011 these are the Top 10 towns with  fastest internet download speeds in Ireland 1. Lucan 15.33 Mbps 2. Maynooth  12.84 Mbps 3. Celbridge  11.53 Mbps 4. Swords  11.25  Mbps 5. Kilcock 10.76 Mbps 6. Naas  10.73 Mbps 7. Newbridge 10.68

Fairtrade Towns in Ireland

The following Irish Towns had Fairtrade status at the end of 2009: Athlone, Ballymun, Baltinglass, Bandon, Bantry, Belfast, Bray, Carlow, Cashel, Castlebar, Clonakilty, Cork, Dublin, Ennis, Galway, Greystones, Kilkenny, Kinsale, Leighlin, Limerick, Longford, Maynooth, Midleton, Mullingar, Newbridge, Newry, Portlaoise, Roscommon, Roscrea, Skibbereen, Sligo, Thurles,  Tralee, Tubbercurry, Waterford, Westport, Wexford These towns in Ireland are working

Cleanest and Dirtiest Towns Ireland

Yet another litter survey by  IBAL  . The 2009 results were released today (Jan 4th 2010)  The  litter survey covers 60 towns with  over 6,000 population . Sites are graded by An Taisce according to international standards. The cleanest town was Bray – whilst the two dirtiest were Limerick and Wicklow. IBAL Anti Litter League

Best Secondary Schools in Ireland.

Each year the Irish Times puts together some figures of each secondary school’s Leaving Cert students and combines them with figures from Third Level institutions in Ireland . . The Universities and Colleges record which school the first year students were enrolled at in the previous year. The two sets of figures combined give us