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With the deal, Global Flood Solutions will supply The MW Hire Group with its Big Bags Defence System exclusively for three years in Ireland. The multi-purpose defence barrier, which is primarily used to protect from flooding, is used worldwide where the system has been identified for use by major NGOs in disaster relief and within the oil industry.
“It fits perfectly with our products and we’ve already had demand for it from our existing clients, where it was recently identified for use in a large weir development,” Mr Walsh said. “We’ve also recently supplied major infrastructure projects along the Panama Canal and to Abu Dhabi (and) I envisage similar projects will require the system in the future.”
(Source: Kilkenny People)
A Laois couple are in mourning last week after their eldest son was tragically killed in a farm fire in Australia.
Kieran Tynan (22), of Lisacul, Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon, had only travelled out to Perth a month ago in search of work. Originally from Borris- in- Ossory, Kieran lived there with his family for the first half of his life.
The young man, nicknamed ‘Tiny’, still has a lot of family and friends in Laois, as his father Martin is a native of Borris-in-Ossory, while his mother Margret (née Madden) is originally from Rathdowney.
The eldest of four children, Mr Tynan had been working at a hay processing plant, which was the scene of the fire, early last Saturday morning, in New Norcia, 130kms north of Perth.
The Tynan family originally lived on the Rock Road in Borris-in- Ossory, but moved to Roscommon a little over ten years ago when the victim’s father, Martin, was offered a job managing a Dawn Meats factory.
No funeral arrangements were made at the time of going to press, as the family will have to await clearance from Australian authorities before being able to bring the body home.
Lisacul parish priest Brendan McDonagh led prayers for Kieran and his family, at Masses over the weekend.
(Source: Leinster Express)
Local representatives have described their disappointment at last Monday’s announcement by Bank of America that it was planning to axe 102 jobs at its Carrick-on-Shannon centre.
According to a statement issued by the bank 90 of the jobs affected are in the UK Credit Card Collections area with the remaining 12 positions in the Human Resources/Training sector of the operation.
While the 90 collections redundancies will be sought through “voluntary means” where possible, the 12 other jobs impacted by the announcement will be compulsory.
The bank has now opened a collective consultation process for the redundancies and a spokesperson stressed that the announcement did not impact credit card customers in Ireland where it is “business as usual”.
Speaking to the Leitrim Observer following the announcement, Leitrim County Council Manager, Jackie Maguire said that she had spoken to management at MBNA and had been assured there was “no correlation between these voluntary redundancies and the sale of the business”.
(Source: Leitrim Observer)
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