(note appointment needed…)
Free Wills Week
Collins Avenue – permission for Diesel Pumps refused by An Bord Pleanala
An Bord Pleanála has upheld Dublin City Council’s decision to refuse planning permission for the diesel pumps across the road from Kitty Kiernans – full details of An Bord’s decision at the following link: CollinsAvenueDieselPumps
Job opportunities – administrative posts in the European Commission
Competitions were launched last week to recruit administrators for the European Commission in 6 fields: European public administration, law, economics, audit, finance, statistics. Please note that if the first language of a candidate is Irish, the second language can be English. Further information is available by accessing the following link: http://europa.eu/epso/apply/today/adm_en.htm
Sarkozy & Company
Are they trying to have it every way? (from www.businessworld.ie today…) French brochure claims tax rate of 8.2pc Monday, March 21 08:28:47 The French Agency for International Investment cites an effective tax rate of 8.2pc in advertising literature aimed at attracting foreign business to the country , the Irish Times reveals this morning. Its claim [...]
St Patricks Day in Montana
Pictured is the Montana State Capital building on St Patricks day, with the Irish flag flying as is their tradition. Still a little bit of snow in March… It seems the statue is of Thomas Francis Meagher, who was a famous irish immigrant to Montana. History is torn over whether he was killed on a steamboat [...]
Northside Waste Collection – St. Patricks Day
For info… Household bin collections will take place as normal on St Patrick’s Day. All Community Bring Centres & Recycling Centres will be closed on St. Patrick’s Day (17th March).
Report of Weather Review Group
I was a member of the Weather Review Group which reviewed DCC’s response to the severe weather events of the winter just gone by and made recommendations for improvement. Report can be accessed at the following link: Draft_Report_on_Weather_Response_Review_Group Progress on implementation will be reviewed in July and September of this year.
John Bruton On The Button (Again)
Said it here previously – where was the ECB when we were over-heating: http://www.rte.ie/news/2011/0308/euro-business.html Even more importantly – what will the ECB do now to accomodate Ireland’s policy requirements ; or will that institution just dance to the tune piped by the major European powers?
Senior Bonds Covered By The State Guarantee
Just issued by the Central Bank today – approx €21bn in total: http://www.financialregulator.ie/press-area/Documents/Information%20Release%20Note%20and%20Table%20Senior%20and%20Sub%20Debt.doc.pdf Feels relatively small in the overall context…