Remove obstacles to get emigrants home to Limerick

first_imgWalk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Facebook Previous articleFamily Fun at Co-Op Superstores Limerick this weekendNext articleLimerick chef cooks up recipe for electoral success Alan Jacques TAGSfeaturedFine GaelMusic LimerickTom Neville Print #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy NewsPoliticsRemove obstacles to get emigrants home to LimerickBy Alan Jacques – April 25, 2014 684 Tom NevilleSTUMBLING blocks should be removed to make the return home easier for Irish emigrants, according to local election candidate Tom Neville.The young Fine Gael candidate for the Rathkeale/ Adare area in the forthcoming local elections, maintains there are a number of obstacles an Irish emigrant experiences on returning to the ‘Old Sod’.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He pointed out that, if they were out of the country for more than two years, that an Irish person will lose their no claims bonus on car insurance.“Regardless of how long they have been driving and demonstrating an impeccable driving record they have to start with insurance fees similar to an inexperienced driver. Coupled with this it is very difficult to get health insurance if it has lapsed for sometime as there are loading waiting times in place,” Mr Neville claimed.The Fine Gael hopeful insists those returning home to the Emerald Isle from overseas also face difficulties in acquiring a drivers license.“In Canada a lot of Irish construction workers need Canadian licenses to get jobs. The authorities their require you to give up your Irish license. On returning to Ireland within a certain time period an Irish person should be entitled to get their Irish license without having to give up their Canadian one,” he commented.“Irish construction contractors often stay in Canada for a number of months on a project to return home again for a number of months before going back to Canada again. The nature of the work is contract based. Irish FIFO (fly in fly out) contractors are now very much part of modern Ireland due to the challenging economic circumstances. When they return home they are unable to get an Irish license without giving up their Canadian one.”Mr Neville believes the momentum of economic recovery in Ireland has picked up and insists there is a need to build on this in trying to get our emigrants home. WhatsApp Advertisementcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Email #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Linkedin No vaccines in Limerick yet Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick last_img read more

Magdalen tops Norrington while Merton plummets

first_imgMagdalen College has risen from ninth place to come first in this year’s much anticipated Norrington Table. The top five colleges are Magdalen, New College, Wadham, Balliol, and Lincoln.Professor David Clary, President of Magdalen, commented on his college’s academic success, stating, “Magdalen College is delighted with this year’s examination results. 45% of both women and men taking finals were awarded First Class Honours.“This is the third time in six years that Magdalen has come top of the Norrington Table.  Special congratulations should go to our finalists, to their tutors and to the whole staff of the College who support our students so well.” Balliol has also risen significantly, from 20th to fourth place, as has St. Catherine’s, from 12th to sixth place. Meanwhile, Merton, which was crowned Oxford’s brainiest college in last year’s table, has plummeted to 27th place. Pembroke has retained bottom place, with St Edmund Hall, Somerville, Merton and Lady Margaret Hall joining it in the bottom five.Sir Curtis Price, Warden of New College, told Cherwell, “We are of course pleased by our position in the provisional Norrington Table, especially considering the large number of graduates from New College this year. And it’s particularly gratifying that we have been so consistent over many years.”Mark Griffith, New College’s senior tutor, concurred with Price’s remarks, adding, “We are in fair measure indebted this year to our physicists (7 firsts out of 7), classicists (6 out of 7) and chemists (6 out of 8) for our continued strong performance.”This unofficial ranking of the colleges is done through a points system for the degrees undergraduate students were awarded in that year, in which a First Class Honours degree gains the college five points, with three points for an Upper Second, two for a Lower Second and none for a Third or a Pass. The total score is expressed as a percentage of the maximum possible score, which is all Finals candidates multiplied by five.The full – provisional – list can be seen here, with the finalised version available later this year.last_img read more

Governor Wolf and Treasurer Reese Announce Cuts in Wall Street Fees by Consolidating Investments (Round-Up)

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter January 13, 2017 Efficiency,  Government That Works,  Round-Up,  The Blog Yesterday, Governor Wolf and State Treasurer Reese announced the consolidation and transfer of three investment funds that will help cut millions in tax dollars spent yearly. By eliminating private Wall Street managers and consolidating the investments, the Department of Treasury will save $5.6 million annually.“With the commonwealth facing a serious budget deficit, we cannot afford to hand money from any fund to Wall Street when we could better manage the money ourselves and save millions of dollars,” Governor Wolf said. “This effort further reflects my focus on cutting costs and creating efficiencies in state government to avoid disastrous cuts and preserve our investment in education, middle-class job creation and vital services like drug treatment. I want to applaud Treasurer Reese for his collaborative work on this project and hope this is the beginning of a larger effort to cut fees to Wall Street.”Take a look at the coverage: Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: By: Eryn Spangler, Press Assistantcenter_img SHARE TWEET Pa. fires money managers, seeks savings“We cannot afford to hand money from any fund to Wall Street when we could better manage the money ourselves and save millions of dollars,” Governor Wolf said, in making the announcement. According to the governor and the treasurer, Pennsylvania should save more than $6 million a year from these investment changes.TribDem: Wolf moving 3 funds to seek investment fee savingsPennsylvania’s governor is moving three state-run funds to the Treasury Department in a move expected to save more than $5 million in investment fees. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday said the department is taking over a $1.4 billion state workers’ insurance fund , a $700 million worker’s compensation fund and a $200 million underground storage tank indemnification fund.Central Penn Business Journal: Wolf administration cuts Wall Street money managersThe commonwealth will cut out dozens of Wall Street investment managers for three state investment funds, a move expected to save Pennsylvania about $5.6 million per year, according to the Wolf administration. Gov. Tom Wolf and Treasurer Timothy Reese today announced that the Department of Treasury will manage the State Workers’ Insurance Fund, the Workers’ Compensation Security Fund and the Underground Storage Tank Indemnification Fund. The three funds have combined assets worth about $2.3 billion.WITF: In cost-cutting effort, Treasury to absorb three state funds[Governor Wolf] said eliminating those private managers makes good financial sense. “The Treasury of Pennsylvania does this for billions of dollars on a routine basis,” he said. “Why not just hand this over to the Treasury of Pennsylvania, consolidate the management–it’ll save about $5.6 million. Governor Wolf and Treasurer Reese Announce Cuts in Wall Street Fees by Consolidating Investments (Round-Up)last_img read more