first_imgThe Parteen basin on Lough DergTHE COST of a controversial pipeline to take water from the River Shannon near Limerick City and deliver it Dublin is set to go over budget.The project is now likely to exceed the estimated €1.3 billion cited in the National Development Plan (NDP), according to Irish Water.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Plans for the Shannon pipeline to abstract water from the Parteen Basin have been met with fierce opposition from concerned environmentalists, farmers and tourism operators in Limerick, Clare and Tipperary.Irish Water has informed the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government that rising costs may put the project over budget but has not yet given any revised costings.The company plans to start construction of the pipeline in 2023 and estimates it will take up to four years to completeThe project was chosen as the viable option from a number of possible solutions to the growing demand for water in Dublin, including a seawater desalination plant.However, the River Shannon Protection Alliance (RSPA) says that Dublin could solve its water problems if it just tackled the leaks.Gerry Siney of the RSPA points out that Dublin is awash with water that needs to be filtered and purified regardless of its source.“They should insist that Irish Water implement a strategic plan for the replacement of Dublin’s ancient, corroded and leaking pipes. The replacement of these pipes is unavoidable and the taxpayer cannot be expected to finance a flawed pipeline scheme which represents the wrong solution,” he said. Previous articleWoman arrested and €72,000 seized in WestburyNext articleTalking Points: Early statements of intent and absences prove costly Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Twitter Facebook Advertisement WhatsAppcenter_img Linkedin Email Print NewsEnvironmentShannon pipeline would leak cashBy Bernie English – August 18, 2020 552 last_img read more


first_img Communication is super important, no matter if you’re at work or at home (or working at home). Here are three communication skills you should try to master…The right tone of voice: Try to avoid a tone that shows disinterest. Even if you’re bored with the information you’re being given, don’t express that in your reply. And when someone has ticked you off, don’t let your tone convey your annoyance. It’s important to be cool, no matter the situation. Let your words respond instead of your tone.Stay focused: Face-to-face communication is a lost art, but it’s still important in the workplace, so keep an eye on your target so they know you’re fully committed to the conversation, even if you’re video chatting from miles away. When you’re chatting via FaceTime or Zoom, it would probably be super awkward if you were somehow staring at your coworker (especially since you’d have to stare into the camera on your laptop), but just make sure you don’t get caught focusing your eyes elsewhere. If you’re looking down at your phone, everyone will know it.Body language: It’s important to be mindful of the message your body is sending. Slouching will make you look like you’re not listening, which tells others that you don’t care about what they have to say. And when you’re speaking, make sure your body language matches up with the words that are coming out of your mouth. 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details This guy seems annoyed.last_img read more