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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Re. EGF..Attached Document Advises of Fas Interventions To Date

Part Report on Dispersal EGF Funds to date.


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Help in Designing Your Own Website

For those of you who would like to attempt building their own website here is some information from The BBC Webscape Video

And here is a link to:The text of the Video above

One item which hasn't been covered in this video is the matter of domain registration. It is advisable that you have complete control over your domain name.  Your domain name is the URL and the address people type in their browsers to reach your website. Set up an account with a Domain Registrar. Then check if your desired name is available. Whereas .com tended to be the extension of preference in the past it is becoming more the practice to register .ie. Having registered your desired name the domain name you're now the new kid on the block! Your desired/preferred .com name costs no more  than any of the more popular names e.g., or even The approximate cost of registration is under €10.00 per year. However .ie may be somewhat more expensive.  who have a very good backup service 24/7.

Register365 One of the better Irish Providers.

You are now in a position to engage a Web developer or engage in a DIY job. The professional approach is probably the safest route to take. There is nothing stopping you becoming the next Bill Gates. Your market: It is estimated that there are close to 7 Billion Internet users Worldwide, with the USA accounting for 250Million and Europe 470Million. These statistics extracted from Internet World Stats

30 Day Minimum Notice

To all our members who have signed up with us on the 30 day minimum notice issue against Dell through The Labour Relations Commission see below.
Unfortuneately it is taking anything from 12 to 18 months before any cases are processed. This is due to the backlog in the office of the LRC.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

UPDATE: Engineers Ireland, Training Programme

We have been working in the office today with Jimmy Kinahan and Greg Curry of Engineers Ireland. Contact has been made with a number of our member with a view to enrolling in the "Free Conversion Programme to re-train ex-Dell engineers and help them find new employment". For more information see last Wednesdays blog  here.

Note:Application forms from:

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Free Places on Training Courses for The Unemployed.

Irish Centre for Business Excellence(ICBE) are running Intermediate Excel (version 2007) on Monday next, Mar 28th. Location is Raheen, Limerick.

There are free places on this for the unemployed. If you would like to avail of a place, please contact me as soon as possible (

Full content can be viewed here

A full list of training courses are available here

Fiona Donlon
Irish Centre for Business Excellence
Suite 2
Roselawn House
National Technology Park
T: (061) 371753

F: (061) 371752

Please check our website for the latest information on all upcoming courses and events

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Free Conversion Programme to re-train ex-Dell engineers and help them find new employment.


Conversion course begins 4th April include placement

Limerick 25 places

Eligible for EGF, level 6 Cert. or Dip. Engineering/Technical Qualification.

To apply, contact /
CPD Adviser

Engineers Ireland

22 Clyde Road

Dublin 4

Tel 00353 1 665 1327

Fax 00353 1 668 4248

Check out our latest Seminars & Training Courses on Engineers Ireland

Monday, March 21, 2011

How Capital Moves

You are invited to "The opening reception/Preview of "How Capital Moves" which will take place at Istabraq Hall on Thursday 24 March 2011 at 6pm.This is a new body of work by artist duo Kennedy Browne, on view 25 March–6 May 2011.

The work is partly a response to a computer factory relocating to Łódź, Ploland from Limerick, Ireland. Kennedy. Focusing on one particular online forum maintained by former and current employees of The Company, Kennedy Browne have used this as a delimited resource for a case study. They have crafted narratives on redundancy and precarity in order to examine the insecure nature of employment within early 21st century capitalism.

This raw material includes a myriad of opinions, rumours, speculations and accounts of actual events, and begins to elaborate a geography of incorporated labour evident between the years 2002–2009

Through the development of a script with a loose narrative arc six distinct monologues have been constructed. The monologue performances are delivered by six different avatars, played by a single actor. Each avatar addresses a particular experience and attitude towards working within The Company.More

Venue:Limerick City Gallery of Art OFF-SITE

Istabraq Hall, Limerick City Council

Merchants Quay, Limerick,

Preview: Thursday 24 March 2011, 6pm

Exhibition continues: 25 March–6 May 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Beannacht Lá Fhéile Pádraig

Happy St Patrick's Day
from: The Dell Redundant Workers Association 

Monday, March 7, 2011

Free 1 Hour First Consultation to All New Clients

Common Sense Accounting Limited wish to inform the Dell Redundant Workers Association that we offer a free 1 hour first consultation to all new clients, where we can discuss your needs and evaluate how we may help you! 

We offer assistance with Back to Work Allowance Schemes.  We guide and support new clients through the business start up process with a full range of services including Projected Cashflows and Business Plans.  As registered auditors we can also help you to draw down funding. For businesses already trading, we offer book-keeping, accounts and tax compliance services.

We know what it’s like to be a new start up business and will do what we can to ensure you are operational as quickly as possible. 

To contact us: 
Visit our website:  
Call us on: 061-513-082
Email us at:  

We look forward to hearing from you!

Friday, March 4, 2011

A Talk: "Workers United" at 7.30pm
Occupy Space
Thomas St

“Workers United” will be an evening of talks and discussions and film screening on labour issues in Limerick. Speakers include Tom Hogan, trade unionist (Ex Waterford Crystal worker) and Cian Prendiville, United Left Alliance.More


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Eddie Hobbs announces
“Learn About Shares”
for DELL Redundant Workers

Learn About Shares, the leaders in stock market training and education wish to announce they are holding free seminars for Dell redundant workers and associated companies at 4pm and 8pm on Friday the 11th of March in the SouthCourt Hotel Limerick. The seminars will be hosted by guest speaker Eddie Hobbs, Irelands leading economist and financial adviser.Register Your Place

FETAC Level 6 (3 Component Awards)

The Irish Institute of Training and Development (IITD) certificate programme is focused on the development of  the knowledge, skills and confidence that will enable participants to undertake activities related to the planning, delivery and evaluation of training. It is suitable for:
  1. Individuals who have an interest in training and development and may wish to pursue it as a career.
  2. Individuals with training-related responsibilities in organisations.
  3. Technical trainers / trainers involved in operator training.
  4. Consultants who wish to gain a formal training qualification. 
  5. Supervisors who wish to gain an insight into systematic training.

Structure and Content of Programme:
Module 1 - Learning & Development Culture and Adult Learning.
Module 2 - Systematic Training.
Module 3 - Communication Skills and Training Delivery.
Module 4 - Interpersonal Skills and Training Administration.

The IITD also offers 3 FETAC Level 6 Component Awards with this programme:
  1. Train The Trainer (E30179)
  2. Communications (G30001)
  3. Group Work Theory and Practice (E30163)

Duration: 10 days – 6 Fridays and 4 Saturdays (9:00am to 5:30pm) – commencing Friday 1st April and concluding Friday 3rd June, 2011.

Maldron Hotel, Southern Ring Road, Limerick.

850 (includes Skillnets funding of €250 for those eligible). The cost for unemployed participants is €500 . Student membership fee & course materials are also included in this price.

To book a place, please contact: IITD at 045-881166 or
For further information on the course, please contact course tutor Mike Roche on 087-2052018 or email

Mike Roche BE, MSc (Training and HRM), MIITD

Mike Roche is an engineering graduate from UCC, holds a Graduate Diploma in Management Studies from the Institute of Commercial Management and obtained an M.Sc in Training and Human Resource Management from the University of Leicester in 2007.
He has over 20 years experience in the manufacturing sector, working both in engineering and as a Learning and Development practitioner in a number of multinational organisations. His key areas of interest include Adult Learning and the Training ROI Process.
He is a full member of the IITD and has delivered a number of their certificate programmes in the Mid-West region. He has also facilitated both middle and senior management programmes on a broad range of subjects.