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Bunratty diaspora centre meeting stalled

CLARE County Council has passed the first selection stage, following a submission made to Fáilte Ireland, for Bunratty to be the location for the proposed National Diaspora Centre. However, the council is awaiting already postponed information meetings with Fáilte Ireland, which were due to take place at the end of July. It was envisaged in the circulated tender documentation that a meeting would take place between the selected county councils and Fáilte Ireland. Last March, the Government announced that it was seeking expressions of interest from potential partners to develop and operate a National Diaspora Centre. A Fáilte Ireland study had concluded that a diaspora centre could be viable and self-financing. The study found that a National Diaspora Centre has the potential to be a major tourism attraction, with particularly strong appeal for the Irish diaspora. However, the study found that it would also have to be of interest to people living in Ireland, as well as to overseas visitors, …

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Bunratty quarry strike continues

Production remains shut down this Wednesday at Roadstone, Bunratty following the continuation of a nationwide strike against cuts to general operatives’ wages. An official SIPTU picket was placed on the  Bunratty plant on Monday by its employees, as part of a nationwide dispute affecting 20 of the firm’s facilities across the country. General operatives and truck drivers have been  protesting outside the Bunratty plant with official SIPTU placards According to SIPTU, workers will lose almost €20,000 in their wages over the next five years if a new cost-cutting plan is introduced against the wishes of workers. The union claims that the parent company, Cement Roadstone Holdings Limited are trying to implement unsustainable cost savings for Roadstone totalling €10 million over the next five years. The company has been in talks with union officials in recent times. Both parties were also involved in a Labour Court recommendation that urged both sides to resume negotiations. However, these negotiations broke down over the weekend. Management at the …

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Official strike at Roadstone Bunratty

An official picket was placed  Roadstone, Bunratty quarry again on this Tuesday morning following the continuation of a nationwide strike against cuts to general operatives’ wages. An official SIPTU picket was placed on the Roadstone Woods Limited in Bunratty plant on Monday by its employees, as part of a nationwide dispute affecting 20 of the firm’s locations across the country. Six general operatives and truck drivers protested outside the Bunratty plant with official SIPTU placards this Tuesday morning. According to SIPTU, workers will lose almost €20,000 in their wages over the next five years if a new cost-cutting plan is introduced against the wishes of workers. The union claims that the parent company, Cement Roadstone Holdings Limited are trying to implement unsustainable cost savings for Roadstone totalling €10 million over the next five years. The company, which makes building materials for the construction sector, has been in talks with union officials in recent times. Both parties were also involved in …

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N18 road works begin this weekend

SURFACE rehabilitation Works are taking place on the N18 Limerick to Ennis Road starting this weekend. Works are due to start on Sunday and are expected to last for approximately 10 to 12 weeks. A 50kmph speed limit will be in place for the duration of the works. The works will result in lane closures, in both directions, between the Junctions of R471 Sixmilebridge and Bunratty East. The Motorway Traffic Control Centre is advising motorists travelling to or from Bunratty to be aware that access to and from the N18 Northbound will be closed from Sunday, September 29, and diversions will be in place.

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