Monthly Archives: November 2011

Investment in Carlow provides job opportunities

Hundreds of jobs could be created in Carlow (Ireland) following An Bord Pleanála’s decision to give the go-ahead for a €60m development in the town. The project includes retail units, apartments, office space and a 640-space underground car park. It … Continue reading

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Belfast and Dublin see a jobs boost

As reported by RTE.ie… A company in Belfast which specialises in imaging equipment for the scientific and medical market has announced that it is creating 166 new jobs. The positions at Andor Technology will focus on innovation. The 166 jobs … Continue reading

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Nominees for Bad Sex Awards announced by Literary Review

The annual most-dreaded writing prize is awarded to the author who has penned the most toe-curling passage of purple prose in the last year Books nominated this year include: IQ84, Haruki Murakami; On Canaan’s Side, Sebastian Barry; The Final Testament … Continue reading

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Cygnet Health Care Ltd warned once again that they are failing essential standards

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has issued a formal warning to Cygnet Health Care Limited that it must make urgent improvements to standards of care provided at an independent mental health hospital in Blackheath. The warning noticefollows a review of … Continue reading

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Woodside Lodge told to improve services

The Care Quality Commission has told Southampton City Council that it must take action to improve services at the local authority run Woodside Lodge care home in Maybush. Inspectors found that the council was failing to meet four of the … Continue reading

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Mantal’s novel to become a TV mini series

Hilary Mantel’s Booker-winning novel about Thomas Cromwell is being developed into a TV four-parter! The adaptation is being developed by UK independent Company Pictures, who produced Skins and Shameless, and US company Playground. If commissioned, it will be shown on … Continue reading

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Julian Barnes supports Freedom from Torture charity

Booker winner Julian Barnes is taking part in a public event on 8 December to raise funds for a charity that helps to rebuild the lives of torture sufferers in the UK. He will be in conversation with Hermoine Lee … Continue reading

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Sports arena to create hundreds of new jobs in Ireland

Thanks to the Irish Examiner for this story! About 200 jobs will be created during the construction of a €10.5 million multi-purpose sports arena at Waterford Institute of Technology. Public Expenditure and Reform Minister Brendan Howlin yesterday turned the sod … Continue reading

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Job oppportunities for those interested in Farming!

A website aimed at the farming community says it is to create up to 100 jobs in Ireland over the next three years. The Farmbud networking site, which is currently under development, is owned by Farming Internet Services Ltd. The … Continue reading

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Penguin to release exclusive short books

The first nine titles in the exclusive, digital-only Penguin Shorts series will be available from 1 December. The titles are A Guest at the Feast, a memoir by Colm Toibin; At the Hairdressers, a novella by Anita Brookner; Protection, a … Continue reading

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