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Harrington encourages potential Gardaí in West Cork to apply for new posts

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Fine Gael TD for Cork South West, Noel Harrington, has encouraged those interested in West Cork to apply for one of 600 new positions available with An Garda Síochána. The recruitment campaign is now underway and applications are being accepted on until 5th January 2016.

“The Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald, today (Friday) announced the opening of a recruitment campaign for new members of An Garda Síochána in 2016. The 600 new Gardaí, to be recruited next year, will bring to 1,150 the total number of new recruits since the reopening of Templemore in September 2014.

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Jobs Boost for Skibbereen – Harrington


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Fine Gael TD for Cork South West, Noel Harrington TD welcomes the announcement made today by Spearline Labs, the world’s largest toll and toll-free number testing provider, that they are hiring 20 people at its Skibbereen base as it looks to double its workforce there over the coming 18 months.

Founded by Kevin Buckley (CEO) and Matthew Lawlor (CTO), Spearline Labs has a global presence in 50 countries and works with some of the world’s most influential businesses.  It is the number one testing provider of choice for Fortune 100™ companies.

An investment of over €1million is being made by the company in new products, which will be on the market early next year, focussing on mobile line testing which will further broaden Spearline Lab’s offering.

Deputy Harrington said “This is a very positive start for Skibbereen towards becoming a national digital hub.  The initial announce of 20 jobs will be a tremendous boost for Skibbereen and West Cork.  The roles vary across a number of areas including Software Engineering, Support, International Sales, Finance and Account Management”

“I wish to congratulate Spearline Labs on their great achievements to date and wish them continued success in the years to come”.


SF’s policies could put their US paymasters off their €500 dinners– Harrington

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Fine Gael TD for Cork South West, Noel Harrington, has said that those bankrolling Sinn Féin at its €500 per plate dinner in New York tonight, should take a close look at the Party’s hard left anti-business policies.

“Sinn Féin’s American friends should take a close look at their economic policies before they tuck in to their €500 dinners.

“Sinn Fein’s most recent alternative budget proposed €1.1 billion in new taxes on work, enterprise and entrepreneurship. They would introduce a new third rate of income tax, leaving a total top tax rate of 58%, while their proposal to increase employers PRSI (to 15.75%) is literally a tax on jobs. This doesn’t just hit the wealthy but discourages foreign investment and so stalls the economic recovery for everyone.

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Funding boost for schools in West Cork to upgrade school buildings and improve facilities – Harrington

Primary SchoolFine Gael TD for Cork South West said that primary schools in West Cork are to benefit from funding to upgrade school buildings and improve facilities for students and teachers.

“€28.5 million is being made available by the Government for the payment of a Minor Works grant to primary schools around the country. Schools in West Cork will be able to use this funding to improve the physical infrastructure of schools. They can also use the grant for the purchase of furniture, as well as PE and IT equipment.

“I’m very aware of the great work being done in schools across West Cork and this funding will help Boards of Management and school principals in West Cork to improve facilities and equipment for both pupils and teachers.

“The rates payable are €5,500 per school, plus €18.50 per mainstream pupil and €74 per special needs pupil. Primary schools in West Cork will be issued with the grants by 20th November 2015.

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