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Public opinion sought on work of Limerick based Irish Aid

first_imgEmail Twitter TAGSIrish Aidlimerick Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Previous articleCouncil to put brakes on dangerous driving in RathkealeNext articleLimerick Chamber members to benefit from new digital strategy Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsPublic opinion sought on work of Limerick based Irish AidBy Staff Reporter – September 18, 2017 1595 Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Printcenter_img Advertisement Facebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads WhatsApp The Irish Aid offices in Limerick The Irish Aid offices in LimerickPUBLIC submissions on the Irish Aid programme, headquartered in Limerick, are being sought by the Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence.Under its review of the Irish Aid programme, the cross party committee wants to hear people’s views on the work carried out by Irish Aid abroad.In 2017 Irish Aid accounts for over €485 million of voted expenditure. That accounts for approximately 80 per cent of Ireland’s official development assistance (ODA), with the remainder disbursed by other Government Departments (a total of €651 million).Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Irish Aid office moved to Limerick in 2009 and retains 90 jobs throughout its continued existence in the city centre.Now, the committee is seeking to hear the voice of the people on the work of the State body and committee chairman Brendan Smith TD said that “the review will focus on expenditure and value for money, but will also focus on results and impact, including in a number of specific policy areas, including climate change and the development and humanitarian aspects of the migration crisis.“Despite improvements in levels of extreme poverty, there remain huge development challenges in the most impoverished regions of the world.“Humanitarian crises are on an unprecedented scale. This review will provide an opportunity to highlight some of those very serious challenges and how the Government is responding.“As Ireland’s economic recovery continues, it is also timely for the Joint Committee to take a closer look at the proportion of Gross National Income (GNI) being allocated to overseas aid and how Ireland is meeting its international commitments in that regard.The Joint Committee is now seeking submissions from interested parties and stakeholders.Details of how to make a submission are available by clicking here and the closing date deadline for receipt of submissions is Friday, 13 October.See more news here Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

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Donegal Deputy hits out a lack of communication from health officials

first_img Twitter Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebook WhatsApp A Donegal Deputy says there is a clear lack of communication between health officials and the people of Donegal.A meeting was held between the Chief Medical Officer, the Health Minister and Donegal Oireachtas members on Saturday following concerns raised by Dr Tony Holohan over the high levels of Covid-19 in Donegal.Deputy Joe McHugh told today’s Nine til Noon Show that it was imperative that information was relayed to the public today but unfortunately that hasn’t happened:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/mchughvirus1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction AudioHomepage BannerNews Donegal Deputy hits out a lack of communication from health officials WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Pinterest Pinterest Google+ Google+ Facebook Twitter By News Highland – May 4, 2021 Harps come back to win in Waterford DL Debate – 24/05/21 Previous articleEfforts to control Covid-19 in Donegal diluted by border – Dr McCauleyNext articleDonegal Gardai set up dedicated line to report breaches of Covid guidelines News Highland last_img read more

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Clampdown on UP

first_imgFOUR people died in June when two Union Pacific freights collided head-on in ’dark territory’ near Devine, Texas. Had it been an isolated incident, it would have been dismissed as a rare but spectacular smash. But this year UP has been struck by an unusual series of accidents, prompting the Federal Railroad Administration to send in 90 safety inspectors for two weeks from August 23. They interviewed crews, union representatives, managers and contractors and observed dispatchers in 10 cities. The verdict was damning. ’You have people who are working seven days a week, 12 plus hours a day with no time off. When you are that tired it makes top performance and safety assurance impossible’, remarked FRA Administrator Jolene Molitoris.Another derailment in Texas on August 27 did not exactly help, and Molitoris warned on the same day that ’the investigations of the recent collisions on the Union Pacific Railroad have led us to believe there are critical safety deficiencies present at some locations and immediate action across the UP system is necessary.’ She said supervisors were so overloaded with administrative tasks that they were not performing routine safety checks, adding that many problems resulted from last year’s merger with Southern Pacific. On September 3 UP and the FRA announced a package of measures that included establishing a Safety Hotline allowing staff to call a free number to voice concerns anonymously; a review of all training programmes, monitoring of train crew performance and compliance with rules; and setting up a management group to address on-the-job fatigue.Releasing its report on September 10, the FRA announced that it was placing an official in UP’s Omaha headquarters to monitor safety – an unprecedented move. It found crews and dispatchers were indeed suffering from stress and fatigue because of excessive overtime. There was evidence of conflicting instructions, and 57% of locos inspected had faults.UP President Jerry Davis gave a ’personal assurance’ that all problems would be resolved, pointing out that action had already been taken on many of the recommendations. UP will hire 1500 people by the year end to ease the workload, but responding to the SP merger comments, Davis insisted that eliminating administrative jobs did not affect safety. olast_img read more

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Ovoke Shoots Rivers Utd Top Again

first_imgMeanwhile Coach Sam Okpodu had something to cheer him up when his bottom club Ikorodu United pipped his former club Warri Wolves.Former international Okpodu was assistant coach when Wolves finished runners-up last season, but he failed to stay put at his hometown club this term after a pay dispute.His immediate task now is to ensure Ikorodu United are not relegated in their debut season in the top flight.Fatai Oluwadayo’s well-taken free kick goal after 42 minutes proved to be the match winner for Ikorodu United on the day.The Lagos club swarmed over their visitors from the first whistle and deserved their fourth win of the season.They move away from the bottom of the table with 16 points from 19 matches.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Rivers United have returned to the summit of the Nigeria league after they beat Akwa United by a lone goal yesterday courtesy of a fourth minute strike by on-form Bernard Ovoke. It was Ovoke’s fifth goal of the season.The Port Harcourt club now have 34 points from 19 matches, while erstwhile leaders Rangers will only play tomorrow night against regional rivals Heartland.In other matches played yesterday, Nasarawa United beat Lobi 2-1, Heartland and Plateau United played out a goalless draw and troubled Shooting Stars defeated Abia Warriors 2-0.last_img read more

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