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A thought from Keating's Managing Director Marcus Carne

A thought from Keating's Managing Director Marcus Carne

"I am reminded of a famous quotation by the great Charles Darwin……..’it is not the strongest of the species that survive, not the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change’….. I believe this captures the current time accurately, please look after yourselves and your families, stay connected and we will work through these difficult times together."


Keating Employee Assistance Programme

Dear Colleagues ,


As we go through this unchartered territory, it is understandable that the situation may cause uncertainty and concerns. I would like to take the opportunity to remind you of our FREE EAP service available to all of our employees and their families.

The EAP provides a free confidential service such as stress counselling, video consultations etc. to guide us through this difficult time.


  1. Employee Assistance Programme
    The service is fully available to employees and their families. The service will issue specific communications and content coming in the next 48 hours to support employees and to highlight the ways the EAP can assist in these anxious and stressful times.

They are offering users phone and video consultations to encourage social distancing, as per government guidelines.


  1. Wellbeing Platform
    From Wednesday the 18th of March, a new range of content will become available to employees focusing on staying healthy during COVID-19 and wellbeing while remotely working.

This service is available to all employees and their families.


Access is available on line, through your mobile on spectrum life app or by phone:

  • IE: 1800 903 542
  • UK: 0808 196 2016
  • International: 00353 1 518 0277


Please log on to avail of this valued FREE service.


If you have any difficulties logging on, please contact HR for further details.

Daly's Bridge, Cork City

Since last September, the sections of Daly’s bridge have undergone extensive repairs and conservation work, including grit-blasting and repainting. Most of the original latticework has been retained and a new deck has been installed. The entire bridge deck has now been replaced less than five months after it was removed. But it will be April before people can cross it and find out if it still retains its famous shake.