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He claimed he was in the process of repairing a neighbor’s washing machine. While the fake tradesman distracted the pensioner, a second man slipped into the house and ransacked the upstairs, making off with a “substantial” sum of money.
Gardaí are looking for a 5ft 6” male aged around 35 with dirty blond hair and a receding hairline.
He was wearing a white teeshirt with a red trim on the collar and a navy body warmer.
(Source: The Carlow Nationalist)
The government is paying out over €120,000 per year on leasing a property for 15 staff in a Cavan town office. Figures obtained from the OPW show that the government rent three premises for a staff of 60 at a cost to the tax payer of €273,343.30. None of the leases are subject to 'upward only' rent review clauses.
A total of €122,200 per year is paid to landlords Noel and Katherine Elliot for offices at Newcourt Shopping Centre, Cavan town, used by the Revenue Commissioners and Department of Social Protection. In the office, measuring 648 sq mts, the Revenue has nine staff and the Department of Social Protection six.
(Source: The Anglo Celt)
There was yet more bad news for employment in Shannon, as the closure of Sykes is set to see around another 130 jobs lost.
A spokesperson for the company, speaking from their HQ in Florida last week, refused to say when all the jobs at Shannon would be gone, but said their restructuring should be complete by the end of September. Sykes is also closing a plant in South Africa.
The spokesperson said the company is “exiting markets that are proving not to be strategic any longer, where we’re seeing lower client demand”.
It is believed that around 100 of the staff will be finished by April next, with the remainder likely to finish up in June. Sykes had a number of rounds of redundancies in recent years, including the announcement of 75 lay-offs in September.
Senator Tony Mulcahy provided catering services at the company for over 20 years. He said it is sad to see it closing. “I’m sorry to see them going, they were a fantastic company to do business with and I was involved with them for 22 years. I couldn’t speak more highly of the local management.”
He said up until now, there had been hope that the company would land a new contract and that the loss of jobs is heartbreaking for those involved.
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