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Aug.03.2011
  Ireland’s EU/IMF Loan Terms and Conditions by Annette J Dunlea   The Irish Government finances began to show signs of trouble in mid-2008. Our government deficits increased, many businesses closed and unemployment increased. The Irish Stock index fell. Many immigrant workers left.The Irish...
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Jul.27.2011
The Cloyne Report by Annette J Dunlea The Cloyne Commission consisted of : Chairperson Judge Yvonne Murphy, and two Commissioners : Ms Ita Mangan and Mr Hugh O’Neill. The legal team were: Ms Maeve Doherty Solicitor, Ms Deirdre Murphy SC and Mr Donal McGuinness Barrister.The Commission received...
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Jul.20.2011
Health Service Executive: Cutbacks and Shortfalls by Annette J Dunlea Published In The Carrigdhoun Newspaper 23rd July 2011 p.11 The Irish Health Service Executive (HSE) provides health and social services to everyone living in Ireland. Their services are delivered to young and old, in hospitals,...
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Jul.14.2011
Census 2011: Preliminary Results by Annette J Dunlea Published In The Carrigdhoun Newspaper 16th July 2011 p.9 Census 2011 shows that Ireland’s population is growing strongly, primarily due to a high number of births.Census reveals the Irish population is now over 4.58m, its highest level in 150...
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Jul.06.2011
The Successful Croke Park Agreement : One Year Later by Annette J Dunlea Published in The Carrigdhoun Newspaper 9th July 2011 p.11 The Croke Park Agreement sets out reform aspirations in return for guarantees that pay would not be cut further before 2014.A Process to reverse pay cuts will start in...
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Jun.29.2011
The Irish Credit Unions: Its Role and Current Crisis by Annette J Dunlea The Irish credit union movement was founded as a result of the efforts of three dynamic, pioneering and entrepreneurial people, namely Nora Herlihy, from Ballydesmond, a teacher based in Dublin; Sean Forde, an employee of...
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Jun.22.2011
The Irish Presidential Election by Annette J Dunlea Published In The Carrigdhoun Newspaper 25th June 2011 p.9 With the upcoming election it is interesting to look at the role of the Irish Presidency. The President of Ireland is the head of state of Ireland. The President is usually directly elected...
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Jun.15.2011
Returning To Work by Annette J Dunlea As the economy slowly recovers the long-term unemployed apply again for work. It is highly competitive so be organised, prepare a cover letter and cv, write these in longhand and then have them professionally typed.Register with Fas and the commercial...
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Jun.01.2011
Barack Obama From Moneygall Came Home To Ireland To Trace His Irish Links: Is Feidr Linn by Annette J Dunlea Published In the Carrigdhoun Newspaper 4th June 2011 p.11 Dublin was the first to greet the Obamas on their EU tour last Monday morning. Although windy the sun shone in approval and there...
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May.19.2011
Suicides in Ireland: A Serious Health Problem by Annette J DunleaPublished In The Carrigdhoun Newspaper 11th May 2011 p.11 Suicide is the process of purposely ending one's own life. Suicide is often committed out of despair, or attributed to some underlying mental disorder which includes depression...
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May.11.2011
Rising Poverty Rates: The Irish Experience by Annette J Dunlea CSO state that Poverty in Ireland 2009 was at 5.5% of the Irish population in consistent poverty.And another 14.1% of the population were at risk of poverty. However, some social groups have higher poverty rates than the rest of the...
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May.05.2011
The Queen's Visit To Ireland Has Divided The Nation by Annette J Dunlea Published In The Carrigdhoun Newspaper 7th May 2011 p.9 Its the topic everybody is talking about, the royal visit,from May 17th to 20th, 2011.Britain's Queen Elizabeth has accepted an invitation from President Mary McAleese to...
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Apr.27.2011
Irish Bankruptcy Laws by Annette J Dunlea Published In The Carrigdhoun Newspaper p.11 30th April 2011 Bankruptcy is a process where the property or assets of an individual, who is unable or unwilling to pay their debts (called a debtor), is transferred to a person given charge of the property by...
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Apr.20.2011
Brand Ireland: Marketing Ireland Abroad by Annette J Dunlea With depressed consumer spending and more austerity measures in store at home, overseas tourists have been identified by business and political leaders as having a part to play in Ireland’s economic recovery. What should we promote about...
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Apr.13.2011
Ireland’s Current Economic Situation And Its Bank Bailout By Annette J Dunlea Published in The Carrigdhoun Newspaper 16th April 2011 p.11 The government promised this 5th cash injection of €24 billion to the Irish banks would be our last bailout.So who is calling the shots, certainly not the Irish...
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