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FTAI urges ferry companies to prioritise safety of drivers

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To help protect commercial drivers during the COVID-19 pandemic, Freight Transport Association of Ireland
(FTAI) is urging cargo-carrying ferry companies to restrict cabins to one-person occupation, close all bars and restaurants on board and provide a room service for drivers to include meals and drinks.

“FTAI is urging ferry companies to prioritise the safety and welfare of commercial drivers during the COVID-19 pandemic; their safety should take precedence over meeting private traveling capacities, to ensure our supply chain is protected at all costs,” Aidan Flynn, General Manager of FTAI, said.
“The responsibility falls on all of us to ensure the spread of the virus is controlled as much as possible. FTAI needs ferry companies to take these steps to minimise the risks to those who keep Ireland’s economy trading effectively.
FTAI represents some of the largest freight and passenger operators in Ireland, with more than 25,000 employees and 10,000 vehicles operating between them.

“Businesses within the freight distribution and logistics sector will play a vital role in keeping goods moving across Ireland during this turbulent time, ensuring our supermarket shelves are full, our pharmacies stocked and home deliveries operational. In the view of FTAI, now is the time to ensure all advice and guidance given by Government and scientific experts is listened to and actioned; our members must not take be made to take unnecessary risks with the health of their workforce.”

He added that at FTAI, they are also urging the Government to supply all necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to mobile workers, such as hand sanitiser, masks and gloves, to ensure they have the confidence to carry out their duties and so that their families can be satisfied that every possible step is being taken to protect them at work.

“It is vitally important that all businesses in Ireland can continue to carry out their duties in a controlled and safe manner, with the full support and efficiency that the logistics sector is well known for. We are in this together; we must look out for each other.”

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SURVEY: Locals are reducing their social contacts

It is just over a week since new restrictions were announced by the Government in an another effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. In our latest online poll we asked our readers if they had reduced their social contacts over the course of the last week. An overwhelming 62.90% said they had reduced their […]

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It is just over a week since new restrictions were announced by the Government in an another effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.

In our latest online poll we asked our readers if they had reduced their social contacts over the course of the last week.

An overwhelming 62.90% said they had reduced their level of contacts with people.

Interestingly, 37.10% of people had made no change to their lifestyle, but they could have been extra cautious already.

A tiny minority – just 1.61% – said they increased their social contacts over the last week.

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Staff and students highlight important message

By Michelle Crean Local students went to great efforts on Friday last to highlight a very important message about inclusion. Staff and students in Killarney Community College came together for ‘Stand Up Awareness Week’ as part of a national campaign where second-level schools take a stand against homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying. All staff wore […]

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By Michelle Crean

Local students went to great efforts on Friday last to highlight a very important message about inclusion.

Staff and students in Killarney Community College came together for ‘Stand Up Awareness Week’ as part of a national campaign where second-level schools take a stand against homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying.

All staff wore a rainbow colour and students wore rainbow coloured accessories to show their support for the campaign as Killarney Community College is a diverse, inclusive, accepting, and welcoming safe space for everyone.

The majority of students made a particularly great effort in terms of wearing rainbow coloured accessories were awarded house points.

During the week, the LGBTI+ flag was hanging proudly in the school canteen. Transition Years decorated the General Purpose area with informative posters, and in SPHE classes, students learned about LGBTI+ terminology and history.

“It’s important that school is a safe and inclusive place for anyone attending regardless of their race, sex, religion or sexuality,” Principal, Stella Loughnane, said.

“I’m delighted that our school community marked the occasion and brought great colour while highlighting a very important message. One of the key words of our mission statement is inclusion making this awareness day a very apt one.”

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