Mannix Flynn

Independent Councillor, Dublin City Council. Writer, Artist, Performer

Mannix Flynn

Cllr’s on board of BID support private quango

street cleaningCllr Lacey (Labour) and Cllr Nial Ring (Independent) have come out in support of the privitisation of street cleaning services in defiance of SIPTU, Trade Union, Shop stewards and DCC waste management workers. Both Cllrs are on the Board of the ‘BID/We are Dublin Town’ a private Company and a Quango which has basically been engaged in misinformation and scaremongering in the face of many businesses who wish to end their involvement with this quango.

(See statement here:


This is the letter, below, that SIPTU issued to Owen Keegan (CEO Dublin City Council) and also to all street cleaning workers on July 10th.

I find it difficult to understand how Cllr Lacey and Cllr Nial Ring who profess to be ardent trade unionists, indeed Cllr Lacey is a member of the ‘Labour party’, can come out against the Dublin City Council workers and Trade union members who have great concerns about losing their jobs to private companies like ‘BID/Dublintown”.

These double standards need to be exposed irrespective of the outcome of Monday’s vote on the BID/Dublintown.

It really is unprecedented that Cllr Lacey and Cllr Ring would issue such a contemptuous disregarding press statement in support of a private company.  A true slap in the face to the DCC workers they are elected to protect!

We all know what happened and what is still happening as a result of privatizing, general waste and the bins.

Let’s keep it Council.

page 1 SIPTU

Letter sent by SIPTU officials to City Manager, Owen Keegan with the concerns their workers have in relation to BID


page 2 SIPTU

Letter sent by SIPTU officials to City Manager, Owen Keegan with the concerns their workers have in relation to BID


Maternity Cover Position Available at the Fulbright Commission

Irish Awards Administrator  Maternity Cover (6 months)

The Fulbright Commission
<> is seeking to appoint an Irish Awards Administrator
to provide maternity cover for a six month period from July 2014.


The Fulbright Commission in Ireland is a bilateral partnership
supported by the U.S. Department of State and the Irish Government’s
Department of Foreign Affairs, as well as the Department of Arts,
Heritage, and the Gaeltacht. Its funding is derived from Irish and
U.S. governments, higher education institutions, public agencies,
organizations, and donations.

The Fulbright Commission in Ireland annually awards grants for Irish
citizens to study, research, or teach in the U.S. and for Americans to
do the same in Ireland. The primary grant program that the Commission
manages is Fulbright Program, whose purpose is to increase mutual
respect and understanding between people of the United States and
people of other countries through educational and cultural exchange.

The Position

Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the successful candidate must:

·    Have a postgraduate qualification in a relevant field and/or
a minimum of three years experience in a relevant role

·      Have excellent communication, administration, and interpersonal skills

·     Have excellent IT skills with strong Microsoft Office skills

·    Demonstrate initiative and self-direction

·   Enjoy working in a fast-paced, creative environment,
collaborating in a small team, and effectively responding to tasks and

·  Empathise with Fulbright’s purpose

·  Be legally eligible to work in the Republic of Ireland.

The following are desirable:

·  Experience of both the Irish and U.S. higher education systems

· Irish language.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties and responsibilities are indicative, but not
exhaustive. They may change over time to reflect the Commission’s
changing context, priorities, and activities.

Program Administration:

· Management of the Fulbright Awards for all applicants
looking to go to the U.S.

·   Management of the Summer Institute for Social Entrepreneurship Award

·  Liaison with relevant U.S. and Irish agencies

· Identification and development of program development opportunities

· Development and delivery of orientation and cultural
programs / events for awardees

· Collaboration on the promotion and advertising of Fulbright
Awards / Program.

Board Meetings / Events:

· Provision of administrative support for Fulbright Commission
Board meetings and events (e.g. minutes, Board papers, catering

General Administration:

· Assisting with file and diary management, office
administration, telephone reception, and post.

Remuneration and Benefits

Contract Tenure:       A six month contract with effect from July 7th,
2014 is being offered. A two week probation period will apply.

Salary:                      EURO 30,000 annual gross pro-rated for the
contract tenure.

Annual Leave:           8 days for the contract tenure


Interested applicants should submit by email by 12 noon on April 16th, 2014:

·         A cover letter outlining motivation for applying and
relevant experience

·         A detailed curriculum vitae

·         The names / contact details of two referees.

Applications and requests for further information should be addressed to:

Ms. Colleen Dube
Executive Director
Fulbright Commission
Brooklawn House
Crampton Avenue
Shelbourne Road
Dublin 4

T: +353 (0) 1 660 7670