Chilean miners example to all

Without a doubt the story of recent weeks, if not the year, was the remarkable rescue of the 33 trapped Chilean miners.   It was a rescue attempt that seemed improbable, if not downright impossible. It is only a few weeks ago since the authorities were suggesting that it could take until the end of November.

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We must now confront the scourge of unemployment

Remarks by Willie O’Dea T.D., Dail Éireann – Wednesday October 27th 2010 Statements on Macro Economic and Fiscal Outlook. We must now confront the scourge of unemployment: Having a job does more for a person than a legion of social workers  During his contribution to the debate Willie O’Dea, T.D. said: “The Government is rightly

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O’Dea welcomes approval for major revamp of King John’s castle

Willie O’Dea TD has been informed by his colleague Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism, Mary Hanafin TD that she has given approval for a significant re-development of King John’s castle. This will also lead to the revamp of the Nicholas Street area, spearheaded by Limerick City Council and Shannon Development, as part of a

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The opposition and the four-year budget plan

While he may talk a lot, it is rare that Enda Kenny says anything of any consequence. Perhaps this is the reason so many in the commentariat failed to grasp the significance of Enda’s gut dismissal of the call for a Tallaght II type united front to deal with the nation’s huge debt problems.  

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€240,00 for Limerick local authorities Recycling Facilities

Willie O’Dea T.D. has welcomed the announcement that over €240,000 has been provided by the Government to assist Limerick local authorities in meeting the costs associated with the operation of their bring banks and civic amenity facilities. Limerick City Council has been allocated €65,867 and Limerick County Council €176,567.   The funding is provided from

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Education will be key factor in our resurgence

To say that we will feel the ramifications of the announcements made in recent weeks – both good and bad – for years ahead would qualify as a bit of an understatement.   Whether it was the announcement of the horrendous figure for the misadventures and reckless greed of Anglo, AIB and Nationwide, or the launch

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An evening with Fintan O’Toole

Recently, Ireland raised another €1.5billion at bond auctions. Though there will be more of these in the coming months, we have now achieved our €20billion target. In practise, this means the national current account with have cash to pay wages and for vital services up to the middle of next year.   The bad news

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