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  • Madeleine » Blog » About Us » The People's College for Continuing Education and Training
    chat but all Victor could think about was getting Madeleine home and putting his mother s hairdryer on her Some rain had gotten in and if she had one fear it was of water Madeleine loved to hear Victor s stories from work she thought he was great the way he could chat so easily with all the customers She told him that she had nearly burst her creases with pride when he won the Best Lounge Boy in Rialto award Though Victor privately thought that he should be called a lounge man given his age and experience He himself was proud of the fact that he could remember a ten drink order without having to come back and check with the customer like some of the young ones did His boss Gerry always said to them Why can t you be more like Victor He didn t know if Gerry knew about Madeleine in the early years when he used to bring her into work he d been caught talking to her in the toilets a few times Mostly after someone had been especially rude to him like that time a fella had tripped him up and his tray of empties was sent flying and nearly had Mrs McNamara s eye out Gerry saw it all and had barred the tripper upper It took weeks for Victor s bruises to heal Madeleine was always helpful in those situations She had a level head on her tiny body When Gerry caught pneumonia Victor didn t know what was happening Madeleine said he should go visit Gerry in the hospital So Victor made his way to St James s and found his boss not looking his usual jaunty self He was small in the bed But he told Victor that he was on the mend and not to be worrying He said that his daughter Breda would be returning from London to run the pub She d never liked it over there anyway Gerry said Victor had met Breda a few times but on Madeleine s advice had steered clear of talking to her But once Breda took over the running of the place Victor had to talk to her Every day She never seemed to break a glass or get cross and she pulled a lovely pint All the regulars said so And she had a giant smile it really was just like a giant s Victor thought like if that friendly green giant from the peas ad on the TV was a woman that s what she d be like He d tell Madeleine that Breda had taught him how to change a keg and another day when it had been quiet she d even let him pull a few pints Just the cider and lagers but next time it would be the Guinness That day he d come home with a head on him like a Young Scientist winner But Madeleine had turned whiter than usual when he

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  • Flame » Blog » About Us » The People's College for Continuing Education and Training
    ya breaking your heart to get away from him with your big legs now did I Grainne Oh Jesus she went pure mad at how I could say that to her like as if I wasn t afraid of her like as if I didn t realise I d be hammered something wicked for saying stuff like that and all the girls listening with their mouths open She made a grab for me and with a big red raging head on her she roared Wedding Bells for this one This one wants to kiss him This one wants to marry yer man Ricky She dragged me by the hair to over underneath the big fuchsia bush beside the field at the edge of the playground with the rest of the girls running behind some laughing some screeching Wedding Bells Wedding Bells over at Ricky and the other boys some saying things like Ah go easy on her Grainne we all saw ya yesterday running away from him as fast as ya could she was only messing Grainne sure ya didn t let that fella kiss ya at all she didn t see it properly Grainne ya d never let him go near ya but that boy is so speedy Grainne Nobody d blame ya if ya got caught by accident That boy is a good catcher Grainne It wouldn t be your fault if he had got ya We all saw ya racing like mad trying your best to get away from him Grainne talking like this as if they were the ones in trouble as if they were the ones with a big wad of their hair caught tight in her hot fist and her dribbling with rage at having been caught out by the likes of me She didn t listen to any of their soft talk she didn t even hear it With a hard mad face on her she flung me on the wet ground in front of the big fuchsia tree and grabbed its drooping branches swinging them over me some of them snapping and falling I stayed dead still head down feeling the wet cold ground coming up on me thinking to myself She s bullin at ya so don t get up wait til they re finished and gone it doesn t matter he can t see ya here on the dirty ground looking the sorry fool All the girls were copying her roaring Wedding Bells Wedding Bells and pulling at the poor oul tree Its branches rained down cold water and wet red confetti flowers all over me the eejit bride sodden and quiet on the mucky ground I waited for it to be over and play acted like I was sorry so that she d quit and leave me lying there all drenched and covered with broken flowers like the birds had shat berries all over me I looked over through the loud pack of swarming girls and falling bits to

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  • Course Listing » Courses » The People's College for Continuing Education and Training
    use keywords and categories to filter your results Showing records 1 to 1 Benefit 4 Basic IT Congress Centres The BenefIT4 scheme is designed to provide basic IT training to those who may have little or no expereince of computers It will provide confidence and develop skills in using the internet for a variety of activities Date on request Category ICT Information Communications Technology Communications ICT Information Communications Technology Courses

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  • About the College » About Us » The People's College for Continuing Education and Training
    and creative potential An integral part of the system is the active participation of the students in the decision making process and organisational structures of the College The working class must be free not only economically but intellectually Jim Larkin 1914 What we do The People s College organises courses in the following areas Languages Irish English French German Italian and Spanish Arts Music Creativity Painting Art Appreciation Music Appreciation Creative Writing Tin Whistle and Guitar Social Studies Current Affairs History European Union Genealogy Japanese Culture Economics Political Economy Environment Nature Studies Hill Walking Wildlife Personal Development Social Skills Communication Skills Public Speaking Pilates Yoga First Aid Governance CENTRAL COUNCIL The College is governed by its Central Council elected from affiliated unions and delegates from the Student Committee Jim Dorney is the President of the People s College and Catherine Shortt was is our Treasurer Current members of the Central Council include Tony Black CWU Paul Caffrey PSEU David Duffy TUI Paddy Glavin Student Committee Bernie Grant Debating Society Bernie Judge TUI Susan Knight Tutors Representative Sally Maguire ASTI Deirbhile Nic Craith INTO Paul Walsh Choir Affiliated Unions are AHCPS Association of Higher Civil Public Sector Unions ASTI Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland CPSU Civil Public Services Union CWU Communication Workers Union IFUT Irish Federation of University Teachers IMPACT Irish Municipal Public Civil trade Union INTO Irish National Teachers Union MANDATE PSEU Public Service Executive Union NUJ National Union of Journalists SIPTU Services Industrial Professional Technical Union TEEU Technical Electrical Engineering Union TUI Teachers Union of Ireland UCATT Union of Construction Allied Trades Technicians TSSA Transport Salaried Staffs Association UNITE The Union Administration The work of the college is organised by Fionnuala Richardson Director and Gretta O Neill Administrator The Nigh Manager is Derek Bo Xu Student Commitee The

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  • College Staff » About Us » The People's College for Continuing Education and Training
    to content Skip to sidebar Skip to footer College Staff Share Tweet Email Print The work of the college is organised by Fionnuala Richardson Director Gretta O Neill Administrator Derek Bo Xu Night Manager Paddy Cole Webmaster About Us About the College College Staff Student Committee Clubs Societies Affiliated Unions The People s Blog Lecturers Search for Courses Keyword Subject All Categories Communications Search Copyright 2015 People s College Sitemap

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  • Student Committee » About Us » The People's College for Continuing Education and Training
    drawing up of the Syllabus every year Students Committee Projects Student Visit to Joyce Centre The Student Committee is elected every two years and organizes a range of activities for the students as well as helping out with organization of the college In addition to the usual events the Christmas Party Thursday 12th December this year and the Students Annual General Meeting it will organize a range of educational social and cultural activities during the year including visits to sites and exhibitions of topical interest and conferences and work shops on key current issues During the year it organized events at the week ends a Tour of the 1916 Mount Street Battle Site the Botanic Gardens a first walking tour of 1913 Lock Out sites and a visit to Bully s Acre the oldest graveyard in Dublin Of particular significance this year will be remembering the 1913 Lockout lectures events and further tours of the relevant sites will be organized Information about these and there events will be circulated in classes on the website facebook Members of the Student Committee Tony Black Chair Paddy Glavin Vice Chair Bernie Grant Secretary Norah McDermott Treasurer Eileen Courtney Evelyn Lucas Brigid Mulligan Hugh

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  • Clubs & Societies » About Us » The People's College for Continuing Education and Training
    Email Bernie Grant hotmail com or check out our website at http www pcds ie The Choir People s College Choir The People s College Choir has vacancies for a small number of new members in the soprano tenor and bass lines the alto line is currently full The choir has 49 members 29 female and 20 male and was founded in 1993 as part of the wider cultural programme of courses and subjects offered by the People s College The members come from the greater Dublin region and the choir sings a wide range of musical styles from madrigals spirituals and traditional Irish airs to arrangements of modern popular songs The choir generally performs at concerts and college social events and has participated in festivals both at home and abroad having travelled to Denmark 2000 Italy 2004 and Austria 2008 The choir has taken part in exchanges with other choirs which brought it to France 2006 Spain 2010 and is travelling again in October of this year to France La Rochelle where we will perform in concert with Ré Sonance Ile de Ré While the ability to read music would be a definite asset it is not by any means a requirement for membership of the choir indeed most of our members do not read music If you can sing and hold a tune that is all that is required we will teach you the rest If you are interested in joining please contact the Musical Director Paul Walsh via the college or turn up in advance at one our rehearsals which are held on Tuesday nights at 8 30 pm in the Teacher s Club Parnell Square For new members rehearsals resume Tuesday 15th October 2013 Drama Group Not enough drama in your life Then why not join

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  • Affiliated Unions » About Us » The People's College for Continuing Education and Training
    impact ie Irish National Teacher s Organisation The INTO was founded in 1868 and is the largest teachers trade union in Ireland It represents teachers at primary level in the Republic of Ireland and at primary and post primary level in Northern Ireland The INTO is a non party non sectarian non sexist and non racist Organisation The affairs of the INTO are determined in accordance with the Organisation s Rules and Constitution available to all members This publication describes in detail the structure of the Organisation 35 Parnell Square Dublin 1 Tel 01 8047700 Website www into ie MANDATE SMAUI have amalgamated with MANDATE 9 Cavendish Row Dublin 1 Tel 353 0 1 8746321 Website www mandate ie Public Service Executive Union The Public Service Executive Union is the Trade Union for Executive Grades in the Civil Service and the wider public sector The Union was formed in 1890 and has members in the Civil Service Eircom An Post the National Lottery the Commissioners of Irish Lights the Irish Aviation Authority the Health and Safety Authority the National Pensions Board FAS and a number of other Public bodies 30 Merrion Square Dublin 2 Tel 353 0 1 6767271 Website www pseu ie Services Industrial Professional Technical Union SIPTU the Services Industrial Professional and Technical Union Organising for Fairness at Work and Justice in Society SIPTU is the largest union in Ireland It organises and represents working people in a wide variety of grades and in specialist technical and professional levels in Public Private and Community Sector employments SIPTU has an all Ireland network of full time union organisers support staff and voluntary representatives Liberty Hall Dublin 1 Tel 01 8586300 Website www siptu ie Teachers Union of Ireland 73 Orwell Road Rathgar Dublin 6 Tel 01 4922588 Website www

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