FETAC Level 5 Accredited Courses in:
- Healthcare Support
- Applied Social Studies
(now enrolling for September 2012).
For information please contact Castlepollard Community College at 044.9661163.
Iarnród Éireann has today launched a new community initiative to support organisations and groups in the voluntary, community, sporting and charity sector.
The initiative, entitled "The Journey's On Us", will provide up to €200,000 worth of group travel to organisations in the sector who apply for the scheme in 2012. Iarnród Éireann Chief Executive Dick Fearn said at the launch of the initiative "Voluntary organisations are the life blood of communities across the country.
However, like everyone, their budgets have been cut. We know there are youth, sports, music, voluntary, charity and other groups in the community who would benefit greatly from being able to undertake initiatives which involve a travel cost, but have had to scale back.
We in Iarnród Éireann, through The Journey's On Us, want to do what we can to help such groups achieve their goals, and say thank you to the organisations which play such a vital role in the daily lives of communities."Under the initiative, 100 groups of up to 50 people per group will receive a free return group travel journey from Iarnród Éireann, across any of the company's services.
The travel facilities will be ideal in particular for organisations bringing a group to a special event, or as part of a specific support to the members of the group which requires travel.
Iarnród Éireann Chief Executive Dick Fearn said of the initiative "the role of the railway is to connect communities. Through this exciting new initiative, we will help those who do most to bring communities together, and we anticipate to a strong response from groups in this sector from around the country. We want to hear of the excellent work being done, and how this new initiative can help that work."
How to Take Part
Groups are invited to apply for the new scheme through a number of means, including:
• Entry forms are available at all Ianród Éireann stations
• Online entry form at www.irishrail.ie/journeys
• Emailed entry forms to firstname.lastname@example.org
• By post to Corporate Communications, Iarnród Éireann, Connolly Station, Dublin 1.
The closing date for receipt of entries is Friday, 25 May.
All applications will be considered by an adjudicating panel, involving representatives of Volunteer Ireland and The Wheel, as well as Iarnród Éireann. The 100 successful groups will be notified in June.
Further information and terms and conditions are available at www.irishrail.ie/journeys
A Big Hello to The Gar
Calling on all retailers in Mullingar, the countdown is now on for the very first tourist currency arriving in Mullingar as well as the Live Local, Shop Local campaign kicking off.
The Gar is unique to Mullingar and will be used to promote local businesses and encourage tourists as well as locals to shop in town. Participating retailers provide a minimum of 10% discount to Gar holders, which in turn offers value and incentivise tourists to shop in the town and take advantage of the many special offers.
Geoscience: Benefitting Irish Society
- Keeping our Cities Safe: Dublin SURGE Project reveals the health of Dublin’s soil
- Protecting our Environment: Minister O’Dowd announces a €250,000 environmental research call - contracts for 10 researchers over the next year
Minster for Natural Resources, Fergus O’Dowd, today opens a two day conference in Dublin Castle that will outline the significant contribution that Geoscience makes in the protection of Irish society. Today’s programme concentrates on “A Safe City; The Contribution of Geoscience in the Urban Environment” and is hosted by the Royal Irish Academy (RIA), the Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) and the Geological Survey of Northern Ireland (GSNI). The programme examines flooding, subsidence, landslides, the challenges of tunnelling, contaminated land and state-of-the-art 3D modelling of subsurface geology in case-studies of cities in Ireland, the UK and across Europe.
Applications for the Genio Disability and Mental Health Programme 2012 are now open. The deadline for applications is 5pm Wednesday 9th May 2012.
€2m has been allocated to Genio from the €35m allocation for Programme for Government Objectives in mental health in 2012. In accordance with the HSE National Service Plan 2012 this allocation will be used to accelerate innovative practices and service modernisation in mental health in line with A Vision for Change.
There is no lower or upper limit for grant applications within these allocations.
For further information contact email@example.com or log onto www.genio.ie