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

Unemployment Hits Housing Industry

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post As of March 28, the U.S. Department of Labor reports that the insured unemployment rate is now 5.1%. The previous week’s level was revised up by 219,000 from 6,648,000 to 6,867,000. The 4-week moving average was 4,265,500, an increase of 1,598,750 from the previous week’s revised average. The previous week’s average was revised up by 54,750 from 2,612,000 to 2,666,750.Amidst the newsest unemployment data, Redfin has announced that it will cut 7% of its staff and furlough hundreds of agents due to decreased housing demand amid the COVID-19 crisis. Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman announced that a majority of its workforce will be furloughed until September 1.“We still have had to furlough people today because of a downturn, but it wasn’t because we didn’t try to trade growth for job security,” Kelman wrote. “Every year, we’ve hired about 25% fewer agents than could be supported by the demand from, so that even if demand fell 25%, our workforce would still be at 100% productivity. Now housing demand is down much more than that.”Doug Duncan, Chief Economist at Fannie Mae, commented on the impact of the latest employment data.“While individual state-level data for the current week should be considered preliminary estimates, Georgia showed the highest increase, rising 250,000 from the previous week. However, some large states that have been hit exceptionally hard by the outbreak, such as California and New York, showed declines, though still remain at extremely high levels,” Duncan noted.“As with the prior week, a few caveats make this week’s data difficult to interpret precisely. On one hand, UI eligibility rules have been relaxed recently, increasing the number of people who are able to apply,” Duncan continues. “This makes it difficult to estimate the uninsured unemployed share of the workforce. On the other hand, many states reported a significant backlog of UI applications due to a lack of processing capacity, indicating that this week’s release may understate the true extent of insured layoffs. The recently enacted CARES Act is intended to help mitigate some of the negative shock to the labor market.” Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Unemployment Hits Housing Industry The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Employment Redfin Share Savecenter_img April 9, 2020 1,630 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Unemployment Hits Housing Industry Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: Mortgage Industry Braces for Spike in Delinquencies Next: Maintaining REO Business During a Pandemic Employment Redfin 2020-04-09 Seth Welborn About Author: Seth Welborn Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more

Údaras na Gaeltachta seeking mentors for enterprise programme

first_img Google+ Údarás na Gaeltachta is seeking to establish a panel of experts to act as mentors as part of a Social Enterprise Programme that will be delivered across the country’s Gaeltacht areas.The Gaeltacht Social Enterprise Programme will look to help community development organisations grow and reach their full potential.Expressions of interest are being invited by udaras from people capable of delivering training and mentorship under the programme.Rónán Mac Con Iomaire is Údaras na Gaeltachta’s Director for Regional Development……….Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.*************************Gaeltacht Social Enterprise Programme to be developedÚdarás na Gaeltachta has established a Gaeltacht Social Enterprise Programme that will serve the network of Gaeltacht community development organisations and support them in adding to the possibilities of growing social enterprise in the Gaeltacht.The Gaeltacht Social Enterprise Programme (G-SEP) is a social enterprise training and mentoring programme that will serve a network of community development organisations in the Gaeltacht. This bespoke and flexible programme will look to increase business development skills, explore new trading opportunities, build networks and explore areas of potential social enterprise growth in 2020.A panel of experts is being compiled by Údarás na Gaeltachta to give function to the Gaeltacht Social Enterprise Programme and who will be capable of delivering training and mentorship to participating community development organisations in order to develop said Gaeltacht Social Enterprise Programme.Údarás na Gaeltachta welcomes applications from experienced trainers and mentors who wish to express an interest in the panel and to use their skills and experience to support social enterprises and community development organisations in the Gaeltacht.Rónán Mac Con Iomaire, Director for Regional Development, Community and Language Planning at Údarás na Gaeltachta stated “In the context of the significant pressures that communities and community development organisations are experiencing at the moment it is important that we look ahead with hope and make arrangements for a time that will be more positive and a time when the Gaeltacht will be able to reap the benefit of the development of Social Enterprise in particular. It is in the current uncertain times that the value of our Gaeltacht community development network shines through and this programme will add significantly to their skills and the opportunities that will exist for communities to benefit from Social Enterprise. There could be opportunities here also for trainers and mentors with the appropriate expertise who may be under pressure at the present due to the current crisis.”The deadline for expressions of interest is 7 April 2020 and further information can be received from Údarás na Gaeltachta’s Aonad Forbartha Pobail or website. Pinterest Facebook Twitter Twitter Pinterest Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR All of the latest information can be found on our website or social media channels: FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 By News Highland – April 7, 2020 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Previous articleMore PPE arrives in NI as Covid-19 case numbers riseNext articleHSE says 48 Covid-19 test centres are operating around the country News Highland Facebook Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford AudioHomepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Údaras na Gaeltachta seeking mentors for enterprise programmelast_img read more

Women’s Test cricket| Aussies in control as Perry eyes a century

first_imgTHE first day of women’s Test cricket in two years concluded with the series pendulum still firmly in favour of Australia, who clocked up 265 runs for the loss of only three wickets.England have to win this Test if they are to stand any chance of regaining the Ashes but already, after 100 overs of attritional cricket and with rain likely to interrupt play across the second and third days, a draw looks the most likely result.England were yet again undone by a patient effort from Ellyse Perry, who finished unbeaten on 84 after a century-partnership with Rachael Haynes for the fourth wicket, in an innings that has already sparked comparisons to her 213 not out on the last occasion of this kind, at North Sydney in 2017.Earlier in the day, Alyssa Healy and Meg Lanning had both hit maiden Test half-centuries.It would be hard to argue that England’s bowlers did not throw everything bar the kitchen sink at their opponents, in pursuit of the early match advantage.Katherine Brunt, returning to international duty having missed the third ODI with a swollen ankle, reached 75mph in an opening spell reminiscent of her golden years; Sophie Ecclestone bravely bowled on through considerable pain after bruising her shoulder early in the morning session while diving for a catch. Test debutant 21-year-old Kirstie Gordon, playing in her first competitive multi-day match, shouldered a load of 20 overs.In fact, all made breakthroughs but none of the three could quite make the decisive impact which the series situation demanded.“One hundred overs in the field is something we’re not used to, and we’ve stuck at it really well,” the England vice-captain, Anya Shrubsole, said. “It was attritional Test cricket, that’s for sure. We hung in there really well, and never let the run rate get away from us, but they batted with a lot of discipline and made it hard.”Australia – whose captain Lanning had insisted on the eve of the Test we’re on the hunt for a win but for whom a draw will suffice to retain the Ashes trophy – were clearly in no hurry.An aggressive declaration late in the evening session might have been on the cards had Perry and Haynes forced the pace. Instead, resuming after tea on 203 for three, they plodded along merrily, content to add only 62 runs across the evening session.Indeed Haynes, who brought up a 145-ball half-century just before stumps, had earlier remained with her tally on 41 so long that the 2,000-strong Taunton crowd might well have suspected the electronic scoreboard had malfunctioned. (Yahoo Sport)last_img read more

Angels hoping Zack Cozart can return quickly from forearm tightness

first_imgA season-ticket holder who was nearby when the goose plummeted into the lower deck, Roach reported Thursday on the Tigers’ pregame show that she took the bird to the Michigan State Veterinary Medical Center, where it was in good shape. She said the goose was to be released in a couple days.The Rally Goose – so dubbed after the Tigers erupted for a five-run inning following the incident – became a viral hit on social media. The Tigers also had what appeared to be a plastic goose in their dugout during Thursday’s game. BUNTING AGAINST THE SHIFTWith Luis Valbuena and Kole Calhoun struggling for much of the season, and opponents frequently shifting against them, bunting has seemed like a decent option.A day after Valbuena dropped down his second bunt single of the season, Scioscia said it’s often not as good a play as you might think.“I know the guys look for it, and it was there last night,” Manager Mike Scioscia said. “The lion’s share of the time as we’re watching it, they’re taking it away. The third baseman is in enough, taking it away. It’s a little cat-and-mouse game. If it’s there, these guys try to take advantage of it.”Valbuena had no bunt hits last season, but he had four in 2016. This year, he had squared around three other times, but either missed or bunted foul. Calhoun does not have a bunt single this year, with only one attempt that went foul. He had two bunt hits in 2016 and one last year.ALSOBlake Wood is expected to be out 12 to 14 months after undergoing surgery to repair the damage to his elbow ligament that was replaced during Tommy John surgery six years ago, the Angels announced on Thursday. Wood, who is a free agent at the end of this season, underwent the follow-up surgery on Wednesday. …The Angels claimed right-hander Oliver Drake on waivers. Drake is out of options, so the Angels will need to add him to the 25-man roster. Drake, 31, has a career 4.81 ERA and 10 strikeouts per nine innings in 106-2/3 innings over parts of the past four years. This year, splitting his time between the Cleveland Indians and Milwaukee Brewers, he has a 7.94 ERA in 17 innings. …Ian Krol, who was designated for assignment on Monday, cleared waivers, but exercised his right to decline the Angels outright to Triple-A. Krol instead became a free agent. The 27-year-old left-hander pitched two scoreless innings on Sunday, after posting a 1.71 ERA at Triple-A. …Ian Kinsler was 9 for 14 in the four-game series against the Tigers, the club with which he spent the previous four years. “There is no doubt that Ian is seeing the ball better,” Scioscia said. “There’s no doubt he’s found his timing, and hopefully it will be the sign of good things to come because he’s going to be important to us.” …Jaime Barría, 21, will start against Bartolo Colon, 45, on Friday night at Angel Stadium. Barría was less than nine months old when Colon made his major league debut in 1997. …The Angels’ game at Houston on Sept. 2 has been added to the ESPN Sunday Night baseball schedule.UP NEXTAngels (Jaime Barría, 4-1, 2.97) vs. Rangers (Bartolo Colon, 2-2, 3.55), Friday, 7 p.m., Fox Sports West, KLAA (830 AM) DETROIT — Zack Cozart hadn’t even begun to take batting practice on Wednesday afternoon when he felt something he couldn’t explain.“I had no soreness or anything in my forearm, and I took a swing and it grabbed,” Cozart said Thursday after he missed a second straight game with tightness in his left forearm. “It just kind of zinged me and locked up on me. Hopefully, it’s like a spasm and not any kind of bad strain.”Cozart said he was not expecting to be able to play on Thursday afternoon, with the quick turnaround from Wednesday night. He said he is hoping that by Friday night, with another 24 hours or so to heal, that he’ll feel well enough to play.GOOSE UPDATEThe goose that flew into one of the scoreboards at Comerica Park on Wednesday night was still creating a buzz Thursday morning. The Tigers invited Dr. Catherine Roach, the local veterinarian who rescued the goose, to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Thursday’s game.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more