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Galway West retains its minister in Cowen’s ‘uninspiring’ reshuffle

To describe An Taoiseach Brian Cowen’s cabinet reshuffle as cautious would be to give it a gravitas it does not deserve. It was simply the work of an uninspired and dreadfully uninspiring leader.

Over 300 redundancy payments in just seven months

There were 303 redundancy payments made in Westmeath during the first seven months of this year according to Government figures released this week which show a rise in layoffs nationally.

Galway Executive Skillnet announces autumn/winter courses

Galway Executive Skillnet has rolled out its autumn/winter schedule of subsidised training courses.

Companies in difficulty need to be identified following Oranmore job losses - says TD

The loss of 138 jobs at an Oranmore engineering firm is a “huge blow” to Galway, according to a local TD, who says that companies facing difficulties need to be identified and assisted before their situations hit crisis point.

McGuinness and Fianna Fáil have failed north Kilkenny

Sinn Féin representative for north Kilkenny, Ray Quinlan has described the recent announcement by the Laois GAA county board that they have purchased a number of industrial buildings and 30 acres of land from Galmoy Mines Ltd for use as a sporting facility as “absolutely astounding”.

Junior Minister Calleary rises quickly through the political ranks

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Dara Calleary’s rise through the political ranks continued apace this week with the announcement that he has been appointed a Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise, Trade, and Employment, with special responsibility for Labour Affairs. Calleary, who was elected to the Dáil for the first time at the last general election, has become the first junior minster to be appointed from the county since Tom Moffatt lost his Dáil seat as a sitting junior minister with responsibility for health in the 2002 general election.

Ballina councillors congratulate Calleary

The members of Ballina Town Council took time out before their monthly meeting to congratulate Dara Calleary on his promotion to Minister of State within the Department of Enterprise, Trade, and Employment. Starting off the congratulations was Town Mayor, Michelle Mulherin. She told the meeting: “I would like to congratulate Dara on his promotion to the position of Junior Minister. It is a great achievement for him and his family and he has been handed a very apt portfolio.”

FÁS cleared of Prime Time allegations — members now seek an apology

An investigation called for by the Public Accounts Committee and the Department of Enterprise, Trade, and Employment into the workings of community schemes in Castlebar has found no wrongdoing on the part of FÁS.

€200 million in redundancy payments paid out by Enterprise Department

The Department of Enterprise, Trade, and Employment has paid put €206.5 million to more than 32,000 applicants in redundancy claims according to information provided to Fine Gael Mayo deputy John O’Mahony.

Leading Mullingar broadband company to create 30 new jobs

Thirty new jobs are to be created in Mullingar at the headquarters of Satellite Broadband, it was announced yesterday.

 

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