08/11/2019

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Civil Service Mobility Scheme Opens In Dublin

The first phase of the civil service mobility scheme in Dublin is now open for applications.

This programme allows for the movement of clerical and executive officers within Dublin.

Under the scheme, head-to-head transfers, interdepartmental transfers and secondments are no longer valid arrangements, and all transfer requests must be made through the new process.

The scheme is one of a number of arrangements that has been put in place to expand career and mobility opportunities for staff across geographic, organisational and sectoral boundaries.

Negotiations for the next phase are now underway. These will address mobility mechanisms for higher executive officers (HEO), administrative offices (AO) and assistant principle (AP) grades.

Further information is available online.

Dublin City Library Launches Christmas Exhibition

Christmas has came early this year with 'A Christmas Spectacle: The Story of Panto in Dublin' Exhibition.

Dublin City Library and Archive is pleased to present its latest exhibition, launched on Wednesday 06 November in Pearse Street Library. The exhibition was opened by Joe Conlan, who plays Widow Twankey in this year's Gaiety production of Aladdin and traces the history of the pantomime tradition in the capital city, through the stories of its theatres and its entertainers.

It takes audiences down memory lane with material relating to the Theatre Royal and the Queen's Theatre, as well as from the collections of Jimmy O'Dea, Vernon Hayden, Cecil Sheridan and Noel Purcell.

There will also be lots for the younger audience with features on more recent heroes, such as Twink, Jedward and Joe Conlan. There will also be costumes and props, film, events and prizes.

Dublin City Librarian Mairead Owens commented: "Pantomime is a warm and cheerful part of most people's childhoods. Dublin City Library & Archive have developed this lovely exhibition to celebrate the art of pantomime. We have also curated a learning programme for children alongside the exhibition. All are very welcome to visit Pearse Street Library."

The exhibition is now open to the public and will run until the end of January 2020.

Admission is free and the opening hours are as follows:

• Monday-Thursday 10am- 8pm

• Friday-Saturday 10am- 5pm.

Archival images are available on request from the Media Relations Office.

New Footbridge Opens In Cork Village

Accessibility for pedestrians has been improved in the Cork village of Castlemartyr with the opening of a new footbridge.

The footbridge, located on the South and North side of the existing bridge, spans 10 metres and is designed to cater for both cyclists and pedestrians.

Cumnor Construction Ltd served as the main contractor with Martin O'Callaghan Ltd responsible for all the civils works.

The National Roads Office of Cork County Council initiated the scheme in response to an infrastructural deficit that was recognised on the existing bridge.

The aim of the scheme was to provide a safer crossing point and to promote connectivity within the village.

This project was also funded by Transport Infrastructure Ireland and forms part of a larger contract which includes the installation of another pedestrian footbridge over the River Dissour in Killeagh.

Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Christopher O'Sullivan said: "For a long time in Castlemartyr there have been few safe crossing places on the N25 and this has been coupled with narrow footpaths hindering accessibility for wheelchair users and buggies. With most people living on the Killeagh side of Castlemartyr a lot of residents have not had safe pedestrian access to the village centre. This bridge changes all that and is an invaluable asset to the community and businesses here in Castlemartyr."

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