Small Town Development and Rejuvenation – A Study of Moate. (NUIG)
Exploring the Impact of a Farm Safety Intervention Programme in Ireland
Examining Farmer’s Behaviour towards Farm Safety –
A Study of the Farm Safety Mentor Programme
Author:Cathal Brennan (NUI Galway)
The Carnegie Rural Trust’s “Manifesto For Rural Communities” is available for download from their web site. Click here to visit the site and download the manifesto.
- 147,000 per year as president of a volunteer non governmental organisation!
A salary of €295,000, a pension contribution of €150,000, a €60,000 bonus and €30,000 director’s fee total
- €535,000 for a general secretary signed off by the leader of that non governmental membership organisation!
There is a great danger that the IFA fiasco will have further collateral impact on voluntary, community and charity organisations in terms of public perception.
While Michael Fitzmaurice TD was naive in his statement that “down through the years” in the IFA senior positions in the organisation were effectively unpaid” (http://www.thejournal.ie/ifa-general-secretary-salary-2456214-Nov2015/) it has come as a surprise to realise that the president of the IFA gets 5 times the average farmer’s income to lobby for the poor in the farming sector. While the president of the biggest farming organisation is supported to continue the running of his (and it’s always a ‘his’) farm and provided with expenses very few farmers realised that the president also gets paid.
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Social Justice Ireland has just published the latest study in our Policy Research Series. Entitled ‘A Universal Pension for Ireland’ it shows how a Universal Pension could be introduced and funded in a sustainable manner.
This study is part of a wider project Social Justice Ireland has been developing in which the desirability, viability and technical challenges of ensuring every person in society has a guaranteed basic income are analysed in detail.
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I am taking the opportunity of this blog post to reflect on what I have learned from my involvement in European projects.
I have been active in a number of European projects. Presently I am active in a five partner two year project DIMA (Cyprus, Ireland, Slovenia, Belgium, and Slovakia) developing a toolkit for management and evaluation of adult education. This builds on REGIONAL (http://www.regionalproject.eu Comparative Analysis of Regional Policies for Adult Learning), a two year six partner, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Slovakia, Serbia, project that developed a toolkit for adult learning policy makers. Prior to that I was a member of a two year six partner, Italy, Spain, Italy/Sicily, Ireland, Slovakia, EKWALS (Enhancing Knowledge Workers’ Adult Learning Solutionshttp://www.ekwalslearningsolutions.com/) project looking at adult learning solutions for aging knowledge workers. When I look at it now there is a pattern in the topics and the groups.
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