MIchael Ring TD
Referring to a recent court action against Waterways Ireland and overtime costs at the cross-Border body, Fine Gael Community, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs Spokesperson, Michael Ring TD has said he will be seeking further information from Community Minister Pat Carey and through the Joint Committee on Community Affairs.
“I raised issues at Waterways Ireland with the Minister during Dáil questions recently and was informed that a £50,000 settlement plus costs was paid out after a senior civil servant took a High Court action on alleged mismanagement. However, the Minister was unable to tell me if there are other proceedings pending or what the total cost to Waterways Ireland of this or other payments has been.
In response to media enquires Tenderlean Ltd have issued the following statement:
Tenderlean Ltd wish to clarify that they have purchased the assets of Tenderlean Meats Ltd
All Jobs are have been saved through the purchase, with workers from the Tenderlean shop in Enniskillen moving to new roles in the Derrylin Factory.
The company will continue to supply quality products and service to customers across Northern Ireland and the Island of Ireland .
Tanaiste Mary Coughlan
The Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills, Mary Coughlan TD, has today welcomed news that more than €16.7million has been allocated to Donegal County Council to provide housing in 2010.
The allocation will cater for a broad range of needs to include social housing, voluntary projects and improvement works. Donegal County Council has been approved for an allocation of €11,631,000, Letterkenny Town Council receives €3,745,000, Buncrana Town Council has been allocated €800,000 while Bundoran Town Council has had €565,000 sanctioned to it.
The allocation will allow Donegal County Council meet existing contractual commitments, start new rural dwellings and special needs houses as well as advancing a limited number of new starts.
Senator Pearse Doherty
Sinn Féin Senator and spokesperson for the ‘Jobs for the unemployed’ campaign Pearse Doherty has today called on the government to immediately implement a youth jobs fund in light of the huge numbers of young people unemployed.
He said: “There are currently 84,991 young people under 25 on the live register. This is an indictment of this government’s failure to implement any sort of a structure to deal with youth unemployment.
Many of these young people are college graduates; they are skilled workers and an absolute asset to the future recovery of our economy.
CIF Head of Contracts Martin Lang with CIF Director General Tom Parlon at the launch of the Payments Recovery Assistance Programme
A new Payments Recovery Assistance Programme has been launched by the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) for its Donegal member companies. The new scheme aims to help CIF members who, for whatever reasons, are experiencing difficulties getting paid for work carried out. The scale of the downturn in the economy and the difficulty in securing credit has left many companies in Donegal facing huge difficulties in securing payment for work carried out.
According to Martin Lang, Head of Contracts with the CIF, in the current market there is a need for a fast, efficient and cost effective scheme. “The requirement for such a scheme has never been greater”, he says. The Payment Recovery Assistance Programme has been specifically tailored to meet the current conditions that exist in the construction industry.
Altan are celebrating 25 years of musical excellence
Altan, one of Ireland’s most successful traditional music groups, are taking their music on a tour of Ireland as they celebrate 25 years of musical success. Altan, who are famed worldwide for their unique take on Irish music, will play at Glenswilly GAA Club, Glenswilly, Co Donegal, Friday 30th April at 8.30 pm. Tickets are available now from Glenswilly Club members Hughie Mc Daid-086 8033856, Donal Kelly-086 3556700 and Dietmar Goeppert-074 9137390 priced at €20.