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Ibec Mid-West seeks more support

Ibec Mid-West and Kerry, at a meeting of business leaders in Limerick today (Wednesday), have called for urgent action to ensure the region reaped the full rewards of the national economic recovery. The event, entitled, The skills gap: Making the right connections, is supported by primary sponsor, Electric Ireland and communications partner Vodafone Ireland. Ibec set out the key priorities to drive growth and job creation in the region, including the need for greater infrastructure investment and new structures to ensure that the education and training system is closely aligned with the skills needs of employers in the region. Speaking at the event, Ibec regional president and CEO, Shannon Foynes Port Company, Pat Keating said, “Ireland is on the way back, but not all parts of the country are feeling the benefits. The Mid West is still playing catch up. Unemployment remains too high and those out of work are not always getting the right training to help them back …

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Kilrush gardaí on trail of bogus workmen

KILRUSH gardaí are seeking the assistance of the public in West Clare, following reports that people are posing as representatives of Eirgrid and Electric Ireland, when calling to private houses in the area. Gardaí are looking for any information on sightings of a blue vehicle, possibly a Peugeot 2004 model, with TN registration plates. Furthermore, Kilrush gardaí are also looking into reports of bogus workmen, calling to houses in the region and posing as people checking water and sewerage schemes. Anybody with information, in either instance, is asked to call the gards station at 065 9080550.

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A serious breach of loyalty

THE company at the centre of a “very serious” data protection breach, relating to more than 1.1 million people, has declined to comment on the future of 50 jobs in Clare. Loyaltybuild, an international firm based on Station Road in Ennis, was the subject of what it described as “a sophisticated criminal attack”, which resulted in the full payment card details of more than 376,000 customers being taken. It also involved the details of an additional 150,000 clients being potentially compromised and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of 1.12 million clients throughout Europe also being taken. Management at Loyaltybuild were unavailable on Wednesday to discuss the breach and a spokesperson for the firm declined to address questions in relation to the company’s future at this time. Gardaí have confirmed that the breach has been reported to the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation. Separately, the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner has launched an investigation into the breach, …

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