€55,000 funding for anti-bullying training

first_imgNewsEducation€55,000 funding for anti-bullying trainingBy John Keogh – September 17, 2014 715 TAGSbullyingDepartment of EducationEducation Minister Jan O’Sullivan Advertisement Delay in Limerick schools patronage process ‘unacceptable’ Previous articleFree tests in Limerick to protect against sight lossNext article1,000 Limerick people run 5k with Ray John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Beyond the neon runes New UL president invited independent inquiry WhatsApp Jan O’Sullivan, the Limerick minister who will be involved in the launch of the new energuy initiative “Let’s Conserve Energy Together Better.”Education Minister Jan O’SullivanEDUCATION Minister Jan O’Sullivan has announced that €55,000 in additional funding is to be provided for nationwide anti-bullying training sessions for parents this year.This figure is in addition to the €60,000 originally allocated this year, bringing the total allocation for 2014 to €115,000.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Anti-Bullying Parent Training Programme is run jointly by the National Parents Council Primary NPC-P and the National Parents Council Post Primary NPC-PP to support the implementation of the Action Plan on Bullying, which called for training and resources for parents and boards of management.Minister O’Sullivan commented: “I recognise the very high level of demand among parents for this type of training.  Parents need the tools and know-how to support their children in preventing bullying from happening and in dealing with it when it does arise – in particular, I have already been contacted by many parents who are seeking more support in helping their children to combat cyberbullying.”She also thanked the NPC-P and the NPC-PP for their work in delivering the sessions and noted the very positive feedback from participants.The Minister encouraged all parents to avail of the training  and said: “Everyone in the wider community has an important role to play in tackling all forms of bullying and in teaching children how to manage relationships, be resilient and have empathy for others. Bullying is not a problem schools can or should be left to tackle alone.”In 2013, funding of €60,000 supported the delivery of 105 anti-bullying parent training sessions to 3,279 parents nationwide.It is expected that the funding in 2014 will allow more than 200 sessions to be organised throughout the country. Printcenter_img Linkedin Read Your Mind launches in Limerick City and County Libraries Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 142 Limerick schools benefit from minor works scheme Twitter €20 million funding plan for Limerick Institute of Technology Facebooklast_img read more

The Viatel Group Makes a Splash with Ripplecom Acquisition

first_imgTHE Viatel Group have today announced the acquisition of fellow Irish telecoms and security company Ripplecom. Since 2009, Ripplecom have been providing telecoms and security services to many leading Irish business and public sector organisations, and to residential users from their base in Limerick.  The Ripplecom team are the connectivity powerhouse service behind well-known companies such as Glanbia, Barry Group, Regeneron and the Department of Education.  BusinessLimerickNewsThe Viatel Group Makes a Splash with Ripplecom AcquisitionBy Staff Reporter – October 17, 2020 430 Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Viatel is the leading Irish independent company who provide connectivity, cloud and security solutions to businesses across Ireland.  The Group employs over 120 people across Ireland and they own and operate their own Data Center facility in Blanchardstown Dublin.  Viatel provide connectivity services to leading Irish companies along with public sector and multi nationals and include Centric Health, CPL, Voxpro, Kingston International, Department of Agriculture and Department of Educations as clients.   Find out more about how Viatel can help your business at  https://www.viatel.com/ especially what existing customers say about Viatel at https://www.viatel.com/customer-stories. Linkedin WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live “I am delighted to welcome the Ripplecom customers and team to the Viatel and Digiweb families.  Together we can build something special.  We have been very impressed by the capabilities of the Ripplecom team and we are convinced we will have a bright future together.  “Together I feel we can build a new and even stronger team with the right capabilities and continue to support business and consumer needs for superb customer service, great technology and disruptive solutions.” said Paul Rellis CEO Viatel. “On the back of this acquisition, we will see more consolidation happening in the telecoms and technology market in Ireland and beyond”.Commenting on the announcement John McDonnell, Managing Director of Ripplecom, commented that “Joining forces with Viatel means our customers can access a broad new range of cloud solutions and enjoy 100% connectivity coverage across Ireland and beyond. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Our two organisations share complementary core competencies that, combined, form a formidable cloud communications partner. I believe this is a very welcome development for both companies and the wider business community.”The financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed.  In 2021, with the acquisition of Ripplecom, the Group is forecasting revenues north of 38M euro next year, with a combined 3,500 business customers and 28,000 residential customers.  About Ripplecom:Ripplecom employ 31 people in their HQ in Limerick since 2009, and they have been an active and vocal participant in the business scene both in rural and metropolitan locations across Ireland.  They deliver superior telecoms and IT security services to the B2B market and public sector across Ireland, and to many residential customers too.  They proudly have a full national fiber and wireless network which services both business and residential users.   Ripplecom are the official Telecommunication partners for Limerick GAA and supporters of Munster Rugby (much to Viatel’s delight) The Viatel Group is comprised of Viatel, providing services to businesses, and Digiweb, providing residential broadband services to consumers: Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Previous articleA new look for Parteen Co-Op SuperstoreNext articleLimerick Tile & Wood Centre feature on DIY SOS The Big Build Ireland this Sunday Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Most importantly for The Group: we are proud members of the Deloitte Best Managed Companies program, and a committed member of the Guaranteed Irish organisation in supporting sustainable jobs and contributing strongly in the community in Ireland.  Ireland’s continued growth and success means a lot to us!  Find out more about how Guaranteed Irish can help you – https://www.guaranteedirish.ie/. Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Digiweb is a strong independent brand providing broadband and voice services to residential consumers.  Digiweb operates from Dundalk and has long been established and recognized for being a special brand since it’s foundation in 1997.  The team in Dundalk have been recognized for sustaining amazing levels of customer service for years now.  There is no other broadband provider as good on customer service – and that is recognized by Digiweb consistently being awarded 5 Stars on TrustPilot.  Check Digiweb out on https://digiweb.ie/.  In fact, FIRST check what customers are saying about the Digiweb service on https://www.trustpilot.com/review/digiweb.ie. Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Twitter October 15th 2020The Viatel Group have today announced the acquisition of fellow Irish telecomsand security company Ripplecom. Since 2009, Ripplecom have been providing telecoms and securityservices to many leading Irish business and public sector organisations, and to residential users fromtheir base in Limerick.  The Ripplecom team are the connectivity powerhouse service behind well-known companies such as Glanbia, Barry Group, Regeneron and the Department of Education.Pictured outside Ripplecom HQ in Limerick are Viatel CEO Paul Rellis, left, and Ripplecom Managing Director John McDonnell.Photo by Diarmuid Greene Advertisementlast_img read more