Events, Meetings

TTIP

Tuesday 6 September at the Peacocks Rivervalley Swords 8 pm 

Speakers: Brendan Ogle (Unite Trade Union) Clare Daly TD and Lousie O’Reilly TD

and

Thursday 8 September

Milestone Pub

Balbriggan 8 pm

Speakers:

Clare Daly TD & Lynn Boylan MEP

Economy, National

Namaleaks is a project that seeks to uncover possible injustice and poor practice related to NAMA (National Asset Management Agency) and financial institutions in Ireland.

It is directed by Mick Wallace TD and the Namaleaks team includes Cormac Butler (financial consultant), Clare Daly TD, Frank McDonald (Irish Times journalist) and Julien Mercille (University College Dublin academic). It has been developed in collaboration with the Freedom of the Press Foundation and experts who work extensively with whistleblower Edward Snowden. They are world leaders in creating secure and anonymous systems for whistleblowers.

Please contact us if you have relevant information. Whether you are an insider with confidential information, someone who has been evicted from your house unjustly, or know something else of relevance to the project, we would like to hear from you.  See link below for the new website.

https://www.namaleaks.com

Features

Fingal County Council has commenced its Social Housing Assessment 2016.

This is an important process, which when completed, will provide the Council with a comprehensive and  up to date Assessment of the Housing Needs of our applicants.

Letters in respect of the Assessment  will be issued to the relevant applicants this week.

All applicants must complete the accompanying Assessment Form and return same to FCC’s offices in Swords, Blanchardstown and Balbriggan by August 19th 2016.

Forms can be posted or can be placed in the drop boxes specifically made available for the Social Housing Assessment.

Reminder letters will issue to those who have not returned their forms by the aforementioned date.

The Council is required to return this data by 12 October to the Dept. of  the Environment , Community & Local Government.

Read more here:

Fingal Housing Assessment

Features, National, Students

 

DITSU President, Boni Odoemene.

DITSU President, Boni Odoemene

The three-year funding agreement between management at the Dublin Institute of Technology and DIT Student’s Union ran out on 30 June last.

The parties had been negotiating an agreement for several months and both sides came to an agreement in late April. The agreement was approved by the Senior Leadership Team of the DIT, chaired by the President of the DIT, and was formally signed by the Director of Student Affairs of the DIT. However, an objection by Imelda Reynolds, a business rep on the Governing Body, who wants the union to be subject to DIT Internal Audit, has blocked the agreement.

As a result, DIT Students’ Union has no funding in place – despite having signed off on agreements twice with DIT management.
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