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The councillor or elected representative is just that, he or she is elected to represent the public in any way necessary at local government level.

Cutting the wage bill — the legal issues

In these difficult economic times, many businesses are looking to reduce their wage bill in order to ensure survival. Ultimately, this may mean that redundancies will be required, but there are other options. From a legal, commercial, and arguably moral standpoint, redundancy should always be the last resort. The law requires an employer to consider alternatives to redundancy, while commercially, most employers will want to retain good staff in anticipation of the upturn, and avoid the morale shattering effect of letting people go. So what are the options, and what legal challenges do they present?

Online jobs site sees massive growth

Recrui Direct, the Galway based online jobs site, has seen a massive increase in job postings as the economic downturn forces employers to turn away from the more expensive agency recruitment options.

The grounds for redundancies

Last week I looked at wage cuts. This week I’ll tackle the issue of redundancy.

Westport councillors incensed with vandalism of posters

Two candidates in the forthcoming County Council election have roundly condemned the vandalism and destruction of public property occasioned by persons involved in defacing election posters and road signs outside Westport over the weekend. The graffiti, which appeared to have been designed to pit two of Westport’s popular town councillors against each other, has had the opposite effect with both Peter Flynn and Keith Martin coming together to remove the posters early Sunday morning and condemn the cowardly act which they believe to have been politically motivated.

Ballymoneen Road must be widened now, demands Lyons

The Ballymoneen Road is no wider that 12 feet in some places meaning two vehicles are barely able to pass each other while pedestrians risk their lives because there are no footpaths.

Galway-based sees leap in jobs posted online

A leading Galway recruitment company reports that it is seeing a growth in the number of jobs being posted on its website.

Killinure maintains Blue Flag - but Athlone misses out

Killinure Point Marina outside Glasson is one of just two marinas in the country to be awarded a Blue Flag by An Taisce under the latest round of awards.

Recession no excuse for safety cuts — Calleary

Minister of State, Dara Calleary, has urged businesses to keep health and safety at the top of their agenda, and not use the economic downturn as an excuse for cut backs in this area.

ICT Eurotel workers fight for full redundancy payments

The workers at ICT Eurotel in Belmullet yesterday were meeting with their employers as they tried to thrash out a fair redundancy deal for themselves. The company, which does not recognise trade unions, refused the workers’ request for a union representative to help them work out the terms of their redundancy and asked instead for six workers to be sent forward to hammer out the deal.


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