€15 million Savings Possible on Just Two "Preferred Drugs".

Friday, April 19, 2013

HSE’s medicines management programme has announced preferred drugs for PPI’s and statins.

the preferred Satin is Simvastatin.
The preferred Satin is Simvastatin.
The recently established HSE Medicines Management Programme has identified ‘preferred drugs’ for prescribers when prescribing Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) or Statin medication for patients. This is the first time that the State has introduced a preferred drug initiative. 


Insolvency Service of Ireland Launched

Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Insolvency Service of Ireland logo

The Insolvency Service of Ireland (ISI) was launched today to help deal with those who arre finding it difficult to deal with their debts.

In Brief:
  • Three new debt solutions available - ISI will help restore people who are insolvent to solvency in a fair, transparent and equitable way
  • Light at the end of the tunnel - hope for people and families who are in genuine distress and cannot pay their debts
  • Within three to six years people who are insolvent can become solvent again, without having to resort to bankruptcy
  • Information on the solutions, the Guide to a Reasonable Standard of Living and Reasonable Living Expenses, and Regulations for Practitioners available on the ISI website (www.isi.gov.ie)
  • A telephone information line is available for queries: 076 106 4200
  • Regulatory framework to be published shortly for the countrywide network of independent practitioners who will work with people in debt.
  • People in debt and their creditors encouraged to reach agreement on deals where possible, before entering into an insolvency agreement.


Fingal 2013 Cleaner Communities Awards Launched

Fingal County Council has announced the launch of the 2013 Cleaner Communities Awards.

This is a countywide competition aiming to make Fingal a cleaner, greener place to live. The Awards recognise the efforts of residents, community groups and businesses in maintaining a litter-free and well presented community or place of business.

Some of the Ongar Cleanup Crew take a breather
This year we are encouraging new residential estates to enter as well as more local businesses.


Admissions Policy for Hansfield Educate Together Secondary School

Hansfield Educate Together Secondary School have sent me the following statement on their admissions Policy.

I am writing to you regarding the Admissions Policy and Enrolment Procedures that have been finalised and are attached to this email. In developing the policy and procedures and in accordance with our core principles of equality, participation and inclusion, we asked stakeholders to make submissions to the development of the Admissions Policy and were pleased to receive submissions from parents/guardians, boards of management of local primary schools, school Principals and others, all of whose views have been carefully considered.


New Educate Together Primary & Secondary Schools For Hansfield

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Department of Education and Skills has lodged a planning application for the Hansfield Educate Together Secondary School (FW13A/0034).

The site is adjoining the new Blanchardstown West Educate Together Primary School behind Barnwell which was granted planning permission in March (FW13A/0005).

Hansfield Educate Together Secondary School with Blanchardstown West Primary School to it's left
Hansfield Educate Together Secondary School with Blanchardstown West Primary School to it's left


€370m for Traveller & Roma Housing from 2000 to 2010

The State spent €370m on housing and halting site accommodation for Travellers between 2000 and 2010.

Some 96 per cent of Travellers and Romas living in rented accommodation have their rents paid by the Department of Social Protection. This is not always easy o those who live beside them and have to adjust to the cultural differences as highlighted on the front page of last week's Gazette.

The information is contained in a new report "Ireland's National Traveller/Roma Integration Strategy" submitted by the Government to an EU justice and equality body.

Meat on a clothes line in Dublin 15
Meat on a clothes line at a Roma house in Dublin 15
The Traveller Accommodation Act compels local authorities to supply housing and halting sites for Travellers and Roma. The figures above do not include accommodation expenditure for Travellers and Roma availing of standard local authority accommodation which is provided separately funded by the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government’s Social Housing Division.


Irish Credit Unions awarded €4.2m in Judgements

The latest figures show that Credit Unions have been awarded €4.2m in judgments, by the Irish courts, for non-payment of debts by its customers so far this year.

This amount has been secured through the award of 190 separate judgments to the credit unions already this year.
 Despite the average judgment award working out at just over €22,431, a number of judgments were far in excess of this.


New Building Control Regulations

Friday, April 5, 2013

The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan, T.D. has announced strict new measures for the control of building projects.
The Building Control Amendment Regulations 2013 set out to prevent the future re occurrence of poorly constructed dwellings, pyrite damage and structures breaching fire regulations left as a legacy of a poorly regulated housing boom.


Mulhuddart Water outage

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Thursday 4th April 2013 : 14.30

Mulhuddart Area: There is a burst watermain in the Mulhuddart Village area. A crew are on hand to carry out repairs. Water supply will be disrupted until 4.00pm approx. Main areas affected are likely to be : Mulhuddart Village, Mulhuddart Wood, Amberwood and parts of Ashfield, Briarwood, Huntstown and Hartstown.


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