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Limerick meeting to force action on housing crisis

first_imgNewsLocal NewsLimerick meeting to force action on housing crisisBy Alan Jacques – October 29, 2015 1168 Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin Twitter Email WhatsApp Facebook Advertisementcenter_img Previous articleSpooktacular CompetitionNext articleOpinions divided over abortion pill bus Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up RENTS in Limerick are going through the roof. The housing waiting list is getting longer. And less social houses are being built, it has been claimed.A meeting will take place in Pery’s Hotel this Thursday, October 29, at 8pm to address the housing crisis and these specific issues.A teenage boy whose family was recently homeless while he was doing his Leaving Cert will speak openly about his own experiences. Jackie Bonfield of Mid West Simon Community and the Anti Austerity Alliance’s general election candidate for Limerick City, Cllr Cian Prendiville, will also speak at this free event.Cllr Prendiville feels those suffering the most from the housing crisis are being ignored. However, he believes, the water charges movement is proof that by standing together, the Government can be forced to take notice.“Rents in Limerick are going through the roof, as the housing waiting list gets longer and longer. Despite a lot of hot air, the Government still refuses to take real action on housing. They have built less social houses than any government for 45 years,” said Cllr Prendiville.“The Government has allowed the market to hold back the supply of homes and push up the prices. While over 5,000 families are on the housing list in Limerick, so far this year only 10 social houses have been built,” he added.This, the City North representative maintains, has given landlords a golden opportunity to drive up rents, while the Government refuse to implement rent controls.“With one quarter of the TDs in the Dail landlords themselves, is it any wonder?” he asked.According to Cllr Prendiville, Thursday night’s meeting is hoped to be the launch of a campaign to demand immediate action on the housing and rent crisis.“The AAA have helped coordinate protests and occupations of vacant and NAMA properties, to demand real action. We want to build a similar campaign here in Limerick to demand rent controls, and the right to a home for all,” he concluded. Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival TAGSAnti Austerity AllianceCllr Cian PrendivilleHousinglimerickMid West Simon CommunityNAMAPery’s Hotel RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Fraudsters unpack new and old holiday scams

first_imgCybercriminals are preparing for the holidays, determined to take advantage of organizational and personal distractions. A number of cybersecurity professionals provided us with warnings and scam protections.Here is the first of a two-part series presenting security specialist concerns.John Buzzard, the Industry Fraud Specialist for CO-OP Financial Services:“This holiday season is really going to be interesting to see how concentrated card-not-present transactions increase as more and more Americans shop online during the U.S. holidays. My concern is that the movement towards online shopping, which has been so incredible all year long, will also be weaponized by criminals, who may take advantage of the moment by masquerading as merchants, shippers and financial institutions.”Buzzard also provided a heads up on other fraudulent activity: continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Sweden’s AP7 aims to grow private equity exposure by SEK10bn

first_imgAP7 is set to hire as many as four private equity managers amid plans to commit a further SEK10bn (€1bn) to the asset class by the end of 2017.The Swedish fund, which acts as the government-backed default for savers in the premium pension system, says the SEK10bn will be deployed to chosen managers over the course of 2016-17, after which the exposure to private equity will increase in line with the fund’s growth.Richard Tyszkiewicz, senior director at bfinance, told IPE that AP7 was interested in fund-of-fund managers that would operate within a segregated account dedicated to the Swedish scheme.He added that AP7 was willing to consider primary and secondary private equity investments, but also co-investments, allowing for a variety of approaches across both regionally targeted and global strategies. However, managers should have at least 70% of assets in primary fund investments.AP7 hopes to shortlist 12 managers in the procurement process being run by consultancy bfinance, which earlier this year led on an equity tender worth 90% of fund assets.It added that the managers would be appointed for an initial term of three years, with an option for two renewals of two years each.Interested managers have until 20 January to apply and can obtain additional information from bfinance.AP7 has been active in private equity since 2002, when it initially invested in two funds managed by HarbourVest.The fund’s 3% allocation to private equity sits within the SEK262.5bn equity fund, which, combined with the SEK18.3bn fixed income fund, forms the basis for the Såfa default option.Funds managed by Hamilton Lane and LGT Capital Partners account for the remainder of its private equity exposure.Richard Gröttheim, AP7’s CIO, told IPE earlier this year that the fund wished to improve the private equity sector’s “openness and transparency”, noting how much private equity lagged behind listed stocks.He also said the fund would in future be focusing on cleantech investments, a sector he said would eventually account for one-third of AP7’s private equity holdings, up from one-fifth at present.“So far, it is a nascent industry, so performance has yet to show consistency,” Gröttheim told the May issue of IPE.“We are convinced this is a future industry that will grow and eventually become one of the drivers of the equity market as others adopt their technologies.”For more on AP7’s investment strategy, read IPE’s recent interview with CIO Richard Gröttheimlast_img read more

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SHOCKING! Powers and Banku demand GHC50,000 each for May 15 bout

first_imgMichael Ayitey Powers and Braimah”Bukom Banku” Kamoko have told box Office promotions to cough up GHC 50,000 each for the Thursday, May 15 date or they will walk out of the bout.The fighters,in a surprising show of unity told Allsports.com.gh exclusively that they felt undervalued by the promoter who had failed to live up to his promises.According to Banku,they had no intention of pulling out but their demands were irrevocable.”We are prepared to fight on the 15th of May but the money the promoter is paying is not fine. If he can pay us GHS 50,000 each,the fight is on if not we will walk away because this is the biggest fight in Africa and it is pay per view.Powers supporting Banku’s demands said Box Office Promotions was yet to fulfill some of it’s promises.”What Banku is saying is true.This promoter told me that after he got sponsors he would increase the purse but till now he has not done so and wants to sign a contract with his mouth.I cannot do that because it’s my job.He has to pay us the GHS 50,000 each.I wanted GHS 60,000 but Banku asked us to reduce.” “If he won’t pay he should forget the fight and give it to somebody who has money to promote it.”This new development comes barely a day after the promoter was able to resolve a dispute over a date for the fight after the Ga Traditional Council asked for a postponement over the performance of rites for the Homowo festival.last_img read more

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DDTV: DONEGAL STUDENT MAKES FIFTY SHADES OF GREY ELECTION VIDEO

first_imgDDTV: A Donegal student has created a clever, funny and (clean) version of Fifty Shades of Grey for his upcoming election campaign.Domhnaill Harkin, a final-year Law student at DCU is running for Welfare Officer and is currently on the campaign trail. He and his election team have came up with a witty campaign video which displays Domhnaill’s funny side which they hope will separate him from the other candidates.As well as playing Christian Grey, Domhnaill does tell voters why they should vote for him in his video and reveals his policies if he were elected in the forthcoming student elections.Simply click play on the video above to watch.If Jamie Dornan does decide not to star in the sequel, maybe producers could give Domhnaill a call?   DDTV: DONEGAL STUDENT MAKES FIFTY SHADES OF GREY ELECTION VIDEO was last modified: March 20th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FeaturesnewsPoliticslast_img read more

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