Monday, January 29, 2018

Health Service Overcrowding

Fianna Fáil TD for Wexford James Browne says the record trolley figures are a damning indictment of Fine Gael’s failure to tackle the overcrowding crisis in the health service. New figures made available by the Irish Nurses Midwives Organisation (INMO) show that there were a record 677 patients stuck on trolleys across the country this…

Internet Safety

The Fianna Fáil Frontbench has today agreed to establish a Special Working Group on Child Internet Safety. The decision came as the shocking details of Matthew Horan’s appalling crimes came to light in Dublin Circuit Criminal Court and will be focused on implementing and building on the recommendations of the Internet Content Governance Advisory Group,…

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Irish Water Saga

> Timeline of Irish Water:

> November 15, 2006: Construction services company Siteserv, which provides fencing and scaffolding, raises almost €10.5million from its flotation on Dublin’s IEX market and the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) in London. Its share price jumped 36 per cent from 0.55c to close its first day of trading at 0.75c. The company’s market capitalisation was approximately €51 million. Siteserv was founded in 2004 by chief executive, Brian Harvey. It has also received backing from Niall McFadden of Boundary Capital. Siteserv acquired Donohue Scaffolding in early 2006. It also owns Rent-A-Fence which provides temporary fencing and barriers to the construction and event management sector.
> December 1, 2006: Siteserv announces the acquisition of Holgate Fencing (Ireland) in a cash and shares deal worth up to €19million – its first acquisition as a listed company. Holgate is described as a leading supplier and installer of motorway/road crash barriers and environmental acoustic barriers to the Irish market.
> December 6, 2006: Goodbody Stockbrokers names Siteserv as one of three small stocks which it predicts will be leading contenders to deliver value in 2007.
> December 22, 2006: Siteserv buys formwork and scaffolding provider Easy Access for €20million.
> January 5, 2007: Siteserv leads the Dublin market with shares in the scaffolding and fencing firm soaring almost 18pc in early deals.
> January 12, 2007: Siteserv appoints Kevin Gallen as chief financial officer and company secretary.
> January 22, 2007: Siteserv posts interim pre-tax profits that rose more than 500% to €2.55million for the six months to October, 31, 2006. It said its revenues grew more than 600% to €16.28million.