The minister is worried that the State will struggle to compete with the private sector for engineers and other key workers. He said the growth in large capital projects "is changing even more quickly than I had anticipated". The problem is being made worse by competition for construction workers from other EU countries. Mr Donohoe has flagged that the lack of skilled workers could also lead to projects costing more than was originally anticipated. "The growing feedback that I have been given is that, for example, the electrical engineers whom we need to be involved in building our primary care centres and national children's hospital are the same ones for whom there is a growing demand in the building of data centres and other new facilities," he said. The Government allocated an additional €1.4bn for schools, universities, public transport and other new projects. The total capital allocation for 2019 is €7.3bn. The ministers told the Budgetary Oversight Committee … [Read more...] about Lack of skilled workers will delay vital building projects, warns Donohoe
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Scotland By Eleanor Bradford BBC Scotland Health Correspondent 29 February 2016 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-35668629 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Younger people with neurological conditions are being cared for in old people's … [Read more...] about ‘Hundreds’ of young in old people’s homes
Video PUBLISHED: 06:30 31 October 2018 | UPDATED: 06:41 31 October 2018 Jessica Frank-Keyes Mearl and Tracey Brown spoke about the difficulties in accessing mental health care in Norfolk. Picture: Neil Didsbury Archant After recent deaths in north Norfolk, bereaved parents, a GP and a campaigner tell JESSICA FRANK-KEYES how a lack of local services is failing suicidal young men. Nyall Brown's parent's, Mearl and Tracey Brown, say a lack of local mental health services was "definitely a factor" in the death of their 19-year-old son. Picture: Mearl BrownGrieving parents and a retired GP say “remote, awful and inhumane” mental health support is leaving young men in north Norfolk at a heightened risk of taking their own lives.In recent months two young men have taken their lives in Cromer, with campaigners saying the number could be higher - and the finger is being pointed at poor support during crises. Dr Alasdair Lennox, a retired Cromer … [Read more...] about Special report: Is a lack of crisis support behind a spate of young men’s deaths in North Norfolk?
September marks the month in which the notorious smuggler William Owen was born some 300 years ago. Born in Nefern, Pembrokeshire , he is perhaps the most famous Welsh smuggler to have lived. For years he ran contraband brandy and salt from his base on the Isle of Man, landing it at various places along Cardigan Bay and the Llyn Peninsula. But he wasn't the only one. Smugglers were rife in the 18th century and there is a long history of smuggling along the Welsh coast. There are reports of French traders bringing uncustomed wine into Pembrokeshire ports as early as 1611. From Caldey Island to Barry Island, we take a look at some of the popular smuggling spots. Tenby, Pembrokeshire In a book written in 1888, called "History of Little England beyond Wales", it is said in the 17th and 18th centuries smuggling vessels traded openly with Caldey Island, off Tenby, and "cargoes (generally French Brandy) were run into every southern bay from Tenby to Dale...The town of Tenby too was deeply … [Read more...] about The most popular smuggling spots of the past in Wales
The other week, Lisa went to buy £100 worth of heroin - instead she was given brown sugar. But, it was too late and, by the time she noticed, she had already injected some into her groin. Now, her right leg is swollen and she had to spend some time in hospital earlier this month. “Every time I inject, I worry it is going to be the last one,” she said. Lisa is right to be worried - especially because heroin deaths have been slowly rising since the early 90s in Wales, according to the ONS. In Swansea, the number of deaths where any opiates were mentioned on the drug certificate has grown consistently from around three or four a year in the early 90s to more than 20 a year in recent years and a tragic 40 deaths from opiates in 2017. In Cardiff the picture is similar, with as few as one death in 1994 and a peak of 24 deaths in 2016. Across Wales, the figures show the number of deaths rising steadily to 58 in 2000 and on to 158 in 2016. Although heroin is the most commonly … [Read more...] about The killer in our midst: Why are growing numbers dying from heroin?