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Wednesday, December 15, 2010


An Invitation has been issued to the Dell Redundant Workers Association to meet The Tanaiste, Mary Coughlan in Leinster House today Wednesday December 15th. The purpose of this Meeting is to lay before the Tanaiste the concerns of our members regarding the administration to date of the European Globalisation Fund. The Association is being represented by: Paul O'Connor, Chairman; Brian Jordan, Secretary and Gerry Hinchy, Treasurer.
Among the items on the very full Agenda:
  • Issues with regard to omitted companies from The Original EGF submission for funding.Allocated Monies €3.4 million of which €800,000 has been Drawn Down to date.

  • Education:In the guidelines issued by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) in May of this year, it was stated that the fund would “continue until 29 September 2011 unless otherwise advised by the Department of Education and Skills. The academic years of 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 fall within the timeframe for funding under the measure.” No further guidelines to the contrary have as yet been issued by the HEA or the DES

  • Omitted Interventions:
    • Potential Under spend €14,000,000 (INTERNSHIPS)

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