NewsEducation€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. Print 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 Facebook
Miclyn Express Offshore (MEO) has reached an agreement with Shelf Subsea to charter Nusantara, an Indonesian flagged dive support vessel, for a period of 2 years with options to extend. Shelf intends to use the vessel to provide integrated diving and ROV services to clients across Asia Pacific.“We commenced our expansion into Asia in 2016 and are delighted to secure the Nusantara to aid us in further extending our reach and our service offering,” said Shelf chairman, John Edwards. “She is a vessel that has developed a great track record throughout the region and we have every confidence in continuing her successful operations in partnership with the MEO team.”“Nusantara has been in high demand in recent years, having worked for multiple oil companies and tier 1 contractors throughout Asia,” said Adam Clayton, Business Unit Head at MEO. “She is the perfect specification for mid water IRM projects in Asia and we are very pleased to have reached an agreement with our new partners Shelf.”Nusantara is an 80m, DP2 subsea support vessel with diesel electric propulsion, built in 15 man saturation diving system, 3 man diving bell, 50T man riding AHC crane, helideck and 700m2 of clear deck area. The vessel will be fitted with 2 work class ROV’s that will remain onboard for the duration of the charter.