Follow me on Twitter

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Happy Christmas from the Redundant Workers Centre

Happy Christmas
 and A Peaceful New Year for 2014
Wesołych Świąt i Nowego Roku Ciche
Linksmų Kalėdų ir Ramus Naujieji Metai
Frohe Weihnachten und ein Gutes Neues Jahr
Buon Natale
 Nollaig Shona agus Athbhliain Faoi Mhaise daoibh go léir

Monday, December 9, 2013

Free Interview Preparation Workshop

The Limerick Chamber Skillnet is pleased to invite you to our free interview preparation workshop.
Date/Time: Wednesday 18 December 2013, 09:30 to 12:30. More Information

Saturday, November 23, 2013

We are currently recruiting
for the roles below

To celebrate the 1% Difference and National Giving Week, Roisin Ingle, renowned columnist for the Irish Times, along with a number of her colleagues will be donating their time during the week to their chosen cause. We are thrilled that Roisin has chosen to donate her 1% to Suas Literacy Support Programme. Roisin will volunteer her time to our Dublin based projects – our other projects simultaneously take place around the country in the cities of Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford. Read On....

Monday, November 18, 2013

Five Jobs Where Women Are Most Underpaid

The gender wage gap has remained more or less unchanged in the past decade. Based on data compiled by a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report, here are five jobs where women are most underpaid. Watch the Video

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Free Workshop on the Topic of: Motivation - Self Motivation

The Limerick Chamber Skillnet invites you to attend our free workshop on the topic of:
Motivation -  self motivation & goal focused.
The session will be facilitated by Donal Fitzgibbon – Donal is an experienced training consultant specialising in the areas of communication, emotional intelligence & team work.
Venue: Limerick Youth Service, 5 Lower Glentworth St Limerick. ( 061 412444 )
Date: Wednesday November 27th

Session 1 for employed 9am to 11am

Session 2 for jobseekers 11.30am to 1.30pm

**Light lunch & refreshments included**

Places are limited, if you would like to book a place on either workshop please contact me by email or call  061 217605 .

Training Courses / Events & Seminars

We have received this information from Limerick Chamber/Skillnet and we would advise you to check it out as you may find it useful.
Welcome to the Limerick Chamber SKILLNET::

The Limerick Chamber Skillnet are pleased to announce we have secured funding for 2013. We would like to thank our steering group, company members and learners who contributed to our training needs analysis and to those who availed of funding in 2012.
Please Click Here to view the Jobseekers Eligibility Criteria.
For further details please contact;
Anne Morris on  061 217608  or
For Skillnets Annual Report 2011 - Please Click Here
Limerick Chamber Skillnet is an enterprise led support body which is dedicated to the facilitation of enterprise training and workplace learning. As part of Limerick Chamber, the Skillnets programme has been in existence since 2004; it is a non-profit initiative, The Limerick Chamber Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets Ltd. funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.

Request Your Training Online

If you would like to request a place on any of our upcoming events, please click "Online Request" and submit your request.We will then contact you to confirm your details.

Training Courses / Events & Seminars

Monday, October 7, 2013


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Case of Bullying, Harassment and Intimidation against Building Contractor

As reported in the Irish Independent by Aodhan O'Faolain – 12 March 2013:

A DEBT collector has been ordered to pay €22,500 damages to a woman who judge said was harassed, bullied and intimidated in over a disputed debt with a building contractor.

Mr Justice Gerard Hogan today ruled that debt collector Patrick McCartan, of Greenbank Solutions, Rathgannon, Warrenpoint, Co Down, should pay damages to Deirdre Sullivan from Clontarf, Dublin, who had all but imprisoned her in own home during August of last year.

"Few things are more important the security of one's own dwelling and the right to come and go from that abode without interference" the Judge said.  More

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Celebrate Limerick’s rich arts and cultural life with events for all the family starting at 5pm, as venues open their doors to the public for FREE on Friday 20th September.
Museums, galleries, theatres, heritage centres and other unusual venues throughout the city and county will host a wide and varied array of cultural events for you to enjoy late into the evening of Friday, September 20th.
Below are some highlights chosen by the Culture Night Limerick team:

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Expert Group on Future Skills Needs

Expert Group on Future Skills Needs publishes the National Skills Bulletin 2013 and Monitoring Ireland's Skills Supply: Trends in Education and Training Outputs 2013
The Expert Group on Future Skills Needs today published two reports which together provide a snapshot of the current supply and demand of skills in Ireland.  Monitoring Ireland's Skills Supply: Trends in Education and Training Outputs 2013 is the Expert Group’s report on the supply of skills to the Irish labour market and the National Skills Bulletin 2013 provides a review of employment trends, job opportunities and demand for skills. 
More Information

Temporary Office Closure


The Office at:

8 Lock Quay will close on Tuesday, August 13th
and will reopen on Monday September 2nd.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Micro Finance Ireland - We Can Get Things Moving

Microfinance Ireland
Microfinance Ireland has been funded by the Irish Government to provide loans to newly established and growing microenterprises (turnover less than €2m; staff less than 10) across all industry sectors that do not meet the conventional risk criteria applied by banks. In the first instance you should approach your bank for credit. In the event that credit is declined, you are eligible to apply to Microfinance Ireland for a:

Monday, June 24, 2013

RESOLVE are now enrolling

As part of the new courses being held within                                                      
  Limerick College of Further Education,                                                               
 RESOLVE are now enrolling for the following courses:
  Leadership Skills
Effective Management of Stress & Anxiety

For more information contact Ceara on 085 740 8918 or
To register  contact  Limerick College of Further Education on  061 414 344 or  
These courses come highly recommended for people who want to learn how to support themselves or others through stressful situations or want to develop a better understanding of good leadership skills.  Both courses are also sought after by many companies who want their staff to up-skill and gain from  personal and professional development.  
These courses offers effective tools that help enhance ones engagement and success both in the home and the workplace.
Individuals will benefit from either of these courses as they will gain confidence and self-awareness which in  turn can have a positive affect on their relationship, daily functions and mental and emotional well-being.    
Companies and employees will benefit from these courses as the training and development received can help to reduce staff absenteeism, address presentism, increase productivity and  potential deliverables as well as helping one to adapt more effective and structures problem-solving techniques.

Courses are due to commence in October 2013 and January 2014.

Saturday, June 22, 2013


As  some of our membershave had  issues/complaints dealing with Airtricity we decide to post the following for information purposes only. This information may be useful/should provide a good understanding of how to deal with any issue/complaint should you have oneREAD ON...


  • Our advisers are here to help and will generally be able to resolve your query there and then. If not, we will tell you what we need to do and arrange a time to call you back with a proposed solution which will contain a full explanation of the issue that occurred. If we were at fault, we will apologise.
  • We aim to reach an appropriate resolution of your complaint within three days, in the majority of cases - if for any reason we do not respond to your complaint or if we do not contact you within 10 working days you will be entitled to compensation as set out in our Customer Charter.

Friday, June 21, 2013


The Freedom of Information Acts establishes the right of members of the public to obtain access to official information to the greatest extent possible consistent with the public interest and the right to privacy of individuals.
The Freedom of Information Act 1997 commenced on 21st April 1998 for Government Departments and Offices and certain other Government bodies, and on 21st October 1998 for Local Authorities and Health Boards.
The Freedom of Information (Amendment) Act 2003 came into force on 11th April 2003.
The Act established three new statutory rights:
1.      A legal right for each person to access information held by Public Bodies

2.      MORE
Bodies listed by category which are subject to the Freedom of Information Act:

Central Government Departments
City/County/Borough 20Councils
Voluntary Hospitals

& Other Bodies

Monday, June 17, 2013

Local Employment Services

  • The Local Employment Services (LES) at St.Mary's AID through one-to-one support will work with you to identify suitable employment opportunities.
  • We will also, where necessary, find training and education programmes that will help you prepare for the workforce

  • Types of Support
    • People who are long-term unemployed (and their adult dependents) More Information

    Launch of “Historical Limerick Up Close and Personal” Walking Tour

    Friday, June 14, 2013

    New Economic Plan for Limerick

    Limerick Leader 2030: A new economic plan for Limerick city has been launched

    AN AMBITIOUS plan aimed at transforming Limerick and its economy has been launched today at the Strand Hotel.

    The €250m plan - ‘Limerick 2030 – An Economic and Spatial Plan for Limerick’ was unveiled by Local Government Minister Phil Hogan, Finance Minister Michael Noonan and Housing Minister Jan O’Sullivan.
    It has the potential to deliver 5,000 new jobs and sets out a number of objectives which will considerably change the infrastructure of the city centre and deliver a whole new vision for Limerick as a leading centre for commercial investment. MORE

    Limerick 2030: A new economic plan for Limerick city has been launched

    Tuesday, June 11, 2013

    HMV Recruiting 100 Staff as Four Stores to Re-open

    RECORD store HMV has begun recruitment for 100 positions at four stores in Dublin and Limerick just months after shutting down operations here with the loss of all staff.  MORE

    Monday, June 10, 2013

    Peer Mentoring Group

    Wednesday, May 29, 2013

    Vacancies in Limerick

    BB's Coffee &  Muffins


    Part-Time Bar Staff

    Paddy Frawleys/The Parlour

    Aubars Bar & Bistro


    Quality Technician,

    Cregg Group


    Co Clare

    Nursery Nurse/Childcare Assistants , Little Treasures, Limerick

    Little Treasures