Electric.ie September/October Edition

64 ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • Obituary Fergus Hanley A TRIBUTE Fergus Hanley passed away on the 27th of July 2022. Fergus spent all his working life in the electrical industry. Starting his career in G.E.C Electrical before joining Precision Cables. He retired in 2006. A very popular gure in the trade, known as the “The Silver Fox“. He was one of the old-style reps who travelled the country calling on all the Electrical Wholesalers. He will be fondly remembered for his sharp wit, smart dress and great sense of humour. Fergus Hanley Mick Corry 13 projects to be funded under new capital programme for the Further Education and Training (FET) sector The 13 projects reflect the diversity and broad reach of the FET sector. In all cases, the Education and Training Boards (ETBs) have been required to demonstrate that the individual projects are part of a strategic approach to estates development. The investments will support the replacement of aging prefabs with modern teaching and learning spaces; expansion of capacity - including for apprenticeships and other training; bolstering of links to industry and to higher ‒ Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris T.D., has announced 13 projects to be funded around the country in a first tranche of capital investment under the Further Education and Training (FET) Strategic Infrastructure Upgrade Fund. education; and improvements to Youthreach infrastructure. Funding for the projects will be provided through SOLAS. Chief Executive of SOLAS, Andrew Brownlee, said: "Further Education & Training has a unique and special value both for learners and for our communities - and these learners and communities deserve cutting edge facilities and equipment. This announcement of capital funding is a welcome step that will mean that our FET facilities reflect the modern, dynamic nature of FET provision in 2022." The 13 projects approved to proceed will be in the following ETBs - Cork ETB, Dublin and Dún Laoghaire ETB, Laois Offaly ETB, Tipperary ETB, City of Dublin ETB, Kilkenny Carlow ETB, Kerry ETB, Limerick Clare ETB, Longford Westmeath ETB, Louth Meath ETB AND Mayo Sligo Leitrim ETB. Details of each project will be announced by the Minister in the coming weeks. Darren Kinsella with Gerry Geoghegan at the AECI Trade Show. Bene ts for contractors driving electric cars and vans.... • 60-70% deduction on running costs – Fuel – servicing. • New sustainably aspect of their business. • 0% Bene t in kind on company cars at the moment, with reduced rates going forward. • Reduced Toll rates cuts down costs. • Costs offset against ACA scheme by Revenue. • As a commercial vehicle VAT can also be offset.