Saturday, November 22, 2008

News!

Donegal County Council are letting up to 71 staff to go:
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/breaking-news/ireland/donegal-county-council-to-shed-71-frontline-jobs-14069202.html

Donegal County Council has confirmed plans to shed 71 frontline jobs as part of a cost-cutting move.

The workers have been told that their contracts will not be renewed when they expire.

And a snippet from RTE about it too (scroll down to the end of the page):
http://www.rte.ie/news/2008/1119/jobs.html

And the IMPACT Trade Union fear that up to 250 jobs could be let go in total:
http://www.rte.ie/news/2008/1121/jobs.html
The IMPACT trade union has said that as many as 238 contract staff with Donegal County Council may lose their jobs.

71 people, whose contracts are not being renewed by the council, will lose their jobs between now and the end of the year.

49 others are to be let go between January and March next year.

IMPACT representative Richie Carruthers said the situation of the remaining 118 contract workers is under discussion.


Fine Gael Deputy Joe McHugh has told the Dáil what he thinks of the whole cervical cancer thing:
http://www.derryjournal.com/inishowen/Eight-Donegal-women-died-from.4719238.jp
The question that woman will ask as she travels from Strabane, through Omagh and into Aughnacloy is: 'Why will the 12 year old daughters on these roads be entitled to a vaccination procedure, while my 12 year old daughter living in Donegal will not?' "

Damn right I say! I think a whole load of people are worried about the whole promiscuity of this, but if you can save people's lives why wouldn't this vaccination be offered? Seriously, does anyone really think teenage girls are saying no to sex in case they get cervical cancer? If they're going to do it they're going to do it no matter what. What's really needed is a real sound approach to sex education and the perils of being a teenage, single parent.

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