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Shannon Post Office staff concerned about privatisation

Shannon Post Office staff concerned about privatisation

Staff at Shannon Post Office are concerned about privatisation after An Post management did not inform them that the business is being offered to private interests until after the news was leaked to politicians and the media. It is expected that a private contractor...

Marty launches 4-star Treacys Oakwood Hotel

Marty launches 4-star Treacys Oakwood Hotel

Shannon’s Oakwood Hotel is once again in good hands having returned to family ownership with the Treacy family from Waterford adding the 4-star property to their growing portfolio. Since taking over in May this year, Maria and Ed Treacy have not been sitting on their...

What does ‘Paddy’ think of Brexit?

What does ‘Paddy’ think of Brexit?

So what does 'Paddy' think of Brexit – here are some thoughts by Dermot Hayes, the well-known disability activist and a member of Clare County Council’s Social Development SPC where he represents the social inclusion sector. The sun went down on the British Empire...

Graduates warned against income linked loans

Graduates warned against income linked loans

Professor Vincent Cunnane, the President of LIT, has warned against the dangers of income-contingent loans (ICLs) as the sole means of financing third level education, describing it as a potentially significant barrier to education. According to Dr Cunnane, “ICLs...

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