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Monday, April 26, 2010

Speakers Corner in the White House.

For those of you who were interested in going to last weeks speakers corner in the White house this week; Councillor Seamus Healy of the Clonmel based "Workers & Unemployed Action Group" is the lead speaker tonight at the "Speakers Corner" in the White House at 9pm.

Seamus is both a community activist and a former member of Dail Eireann.

Seamus will elaborate on his motivation and experiences in setting up and developing the "Workers & Unemployed Action Group".

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Reminder about Special Olympics

Monday, April 19, 2010

SPECIAL OLYMPICS - National Fundraising Day

As you know the Games are coming to Limerick in less than 60 days, if you have volunteered for these Games you will be happy to know the Limerick Games office is in full swing and busy assigning volunteers to their roles. Volunteers who attended one of our Recruitment sessions will be given priority when assigning roles but either way everyone who has registered will hear from us by the end of April.

Prior to the Games Special Olympics Ireland is holding their All Ireland Collection Day on Friday April 23rd, this is the organisation’s one major fundraising event for 2010 and our target for Limerick is €50,000 – we can only achieve this if we have lots of volunteers helping us on the day.

Unfortunately we are currently 150 people short of the volunteers required to run this Day Successfully.

If you are in a position to give even a couple of hours that would be a fantastic help and make the world of difference to Special Olympics, please contact Darragh Madden at or on 061-492817/ 085-7656630 with

· your name,

· contact number

· what time you are available

Please join our most extraordinary team!More


The Dell Redundant Workers Association would like to express our Deepest Sympathy to our Polish colleagues & to the people of Poland for your great loss.

Our prayers & support are with you in these difficult & tragic circumstances.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Your Country, Your Call

Here's an opportunity to PLAY YOUR PART in the re-emergence of YOUR COUNTRY using your personal ideas and in the process win a substantial sum of money to use as seed capital for your business idea. Dr Martin McAleese husband of the President Mary McAleese has initiated a program to enable you to help Ireland emerge from the black hole we find ourselves in. This is true patriotism at work and you do not have to place your life on the line. NO GUNS only ROSES.

Your Country, Your Call
is a competition to ignite imaginations and inspire thinking. The goal is to pick two truly transformational proposals so big that, when implemented, could secure prosperity and jobs for Ireland.MORE

Friday, April 16, 2010

Calleary welcomes substantial progress in EGF supports for former DELL workers

In a press release from The Dept of Enerprise,Trad & Employment Minister Dara Calleary gave a broad welcome for the new EGF Steering Committe which held it's inaugural meeting in the Granary this Tuesday. More

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Speakers Corner in the White House.

Stephen Kinsella (economics lecturer in UL) will be the lead speaker at next weeks "Speakers Corner" in the White House (Monday 19th at 8:45pm).

Stephen will be discussing recent NAMA developments. It could make for a very interesting discussion if some of the Dell redundant workers would like to attend and we could compare the NAMA/bankers treatment with that of the Dell/workers.

Fuller details are available on the website which accompanies the "Speakers Corner" series

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Autodesk offering extended free lecense for unemployed people.

We've been contacted by AKAD Computers in relation to AutoCAD courses that they're running and with information on an offer that Autodesk are running:
"Courses are Autodesk certified through AutoCAD Associate exam and/or AutoCAD Professional Exam.

Also unemployed people are entitled to a 13month free license of AutoCAD."

See the following links for course details.

Course details Limerick
Course details Thurles

Friday, April 9, 2010

Networking Website opens European Headquarters in Dublin

Recent Announcement in Techcentral: Linkedin to open Dublin office as eBay grows up.

Social networking website Linkedin as announced the opening of a new office in Bublin to direct it's expansion in Europe.
"Being based in Dublin gives us access to a highly skilled workforce and enables us to coordinate our business growth across Europe and beyond to deliver the best possible service to our members."More

What is LinkedIn?.

It is heartening to hear that Ebay in Ireland is going from strength to strength with the government backing the company via The IDA in helping the to expand the employment base.List of recent vacancies as advertised for the Irish Ebay office in Dublin

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

re.Visit The Entrepreneur Show

David Smith(EGF) has provided us with the following information:

Any event which assists Entrepreneurs or enhances opportunities for employment should be supported. Intending participants will have to seek funds via the EGF training grant and FAS!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Limerick May Qualify For EU Funding After Dell Pulls 0ut

WE CANNOT BE REMINDED ENOUGHT ABOUT ANY DETAILS CONCERNING THE EUROPEAN GLOBALISATION ADJUSTMENT FUND. This is intended as such a REMINDER of the approach of the EU on the matter of FUNDING when it was being spoken of in January 2009:

Vladimír Špidla, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunitie
s, commented on the situation by saying, "The European Commission is extremely concerned about the proposed job losses at the Dell plant in Limerick. Our first priority is to get workers made redundant back into new jobs as quickly as possible. The European Globalisation fund can be used for just that purpose"More

Audio of Interview with Ruth Deasy, Senior Press Officer with the EU Commission Office, Dublin

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Visit The Entrepreneur Show

Here is an ideal opportunity for those of you in the Dell Redundant Workers Association who have in mind going into business for yourself. The Entrepreneur Show is going to be Ireland's biggest Entrepreneurial and Business Event ever!
The Show will take place on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th April 2010 in the largest possible venue in Ireland, the Simmonscourt Pavilion, at the RDS in Dublin.

Among the guests will be UK & Irish Dragon's Den Panelists involving a Live Show. ForFurtherInformation

See also Introductory Video

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Copy Of Email From EU Commission
re. new European Microfinance Facility
Date:1 April 2010
Subject:query on Micro Finance 1923

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your message.
The European Commission is indeed setting up a new European Microfinance Facility increasing the supply and accessibility of microloans for vulnerable groups and unemployed wanting to set up or further develop their own business. The Facility is especially targeted at those who might not normally obtain credit to access to funds in the current context of reduced credit supply.

The Facility will be operational from June 2010
. Under the Facility, the European Investment Fund will make funding available for providers of microloans in the Member States to reach out to the audience targeted by the European Microfinance Facility. These providers can be banks, not-for-profit micro lenders or institutions providing guarantees and other providers of microfinance products to microenterprises. After a first selection has taken place, the names of the providers will be published on the Commission's website in the second half of 2010:More

Accompanying measures will be developed under the European Social Fund. Information on the European Social Fund can be found at the following website: More

Paola Pizzuti
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Adviser to the Director for the Resources and Communication
DG Employment, Social Affair and Equal Opportunities
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