Technical Head of Fire & Security (Engineer Grade I level)

Open competition for appointment to the position of Technical Head of Fire & Security (Engineer Grade I level) in the Office of Public Works (OPW)

Closing Date: 3pm Thursday, 17th August 2017

CID:17140001


21 July 17

 

Voluntary Homeowners Relocation Scheme

The Government has announced a Voluntary Homeowners Relocation Scheme. This is a voluntary targeted once-off humanitarian scheme for homeowners whose main/family home:

  1. had flood water enter and damage  the home during the major floods from 4 December 2015 to 13 January 2016 such that it was uninhabitable - these dates may be extended in turlough areas
  2. is at significant risk of similar damage from flooding again;
  3. cannot be protected by other possible flood protection or mitigation measures;
  4. cannot obtain flood insurance for the home.
18 April 17

 

Minister Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran T.D. announces free admission for children under 12 to OPW Heritage Sites from 1st July 2017.

The Minister of State for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran T.D. today announced that all children under 12 will be admitted for free to all Heritage Sites managed by the OPW Heritage Service.  This initiative will commence on Saturday the 1st of July and will ensure that all children under 12 will have an opportunity to visit these sites for free with their families during the holiday period.

1 July 17

 

Re-opening of Ormond Castle

Ormond Castle, after an extensive program of conservation and refurbishment works, re-opens to the public on Thursday 29th June 2017.

27 June 17

 

"Every day I pinch myself" - The OPW's Robbie Norris explains why being Head Gardener at The Áras is his dream job

22 June 17

 

The Grove of Nations Park

Representatives from the Diplomatic Corps today, 19th June, attended a tree-planting ceremony to launch the Grove of Nations at Farmleigh House.

19 June 17

 

Northern Ireland Heritage Gardens Trust's 25th Annual Conference

Historic Gardens – Restore, Preserve or Conserve - Making Choice"

19 June 17

 

Grace: Photographs, 1955–1969 An exhibition at Castletown

The OPW is delighted to present this wonderful exhibition curated by Guillaume Aral, Virginie Journiac and Leonardo Saviano. The 124 original photographs in this collection capture the fascinating transformation of Hollywood icon Grace Kelly into Princess Grace of Monaco. First shown at Galerie Ferrero in Nice last summer, it has been expanded to include additional vintage photographs covering the State visit to Ireland in 1961 of Prince Rainier and Princess Grace of Monaco.

12 June 17

 

OPW 185 at Rathfarnham Castle (Video)

To mark 185 years since an Act of Parliament in Westminster established the Office of Public Works [OPW], a number of projects have been instigated by the OPW185 Project Team.

11 May 17

 

OPW Art Management Videos

Check out latest videos from recent exhibitions and events.


19 January 17

 

Shannon Flood Risk State Agency Co-ordination Working Group

Last Winter the Government took decisive action to support the existing plans in place to address flooding on the Shannon and established the Shannon Flood Risk State Agency Co-ordination Working Group to enhance on-going co-operation across all of the State agencies involved with the River Shannon, including ESB, Waterways Ireland, Bord na Móna, Inland Fisheries Ireland, the National Parks and Wildlife Service, OPW and the relevant local authorities.

1 December 16

 

Interdepartmental Flood Policy Co-ordination Group

The Interdepartmental Flood Policy Co-ordination Group is chaired by the Minister of State for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief, Seán Canney TD. The purpose of the Group is to have regard to the extent of non-structural solutions that will inform the ten-year implementation strategy of the Flood Risk Management Plans and to ensure that policies that can benefit communities and individuals directly, including those outside of the areas of significant risk covered by the Plans - to be prepared and respond to or live with flood risk - are carefully considered.

1 December 16

 

OPW 1916 Videos

A selection of videos commissioned by the OPW to commemorate the Centenerary of 1916 can be found here.

1 February 17

 

Draft Flood Risk Management Plans (FRMPs)

The Office of Public Works (OPW), as lead agency for flood risk management in Ireland, is producing Flood Risk Management Plans (FRMPs) under the Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) Programme, in line with National Flood Policy and the requirements of the EU 'Floods' Directive.

15 September 16

 

OPW Response to Press Queries on Cork City Flood Relief Scheme

OPW Response to Press Queries on Cork City Flood Relief Scheme

2 February 17