Home repossessions to increase next year Limerick senator told

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR COURT proceedings by mortgage providers PTSB to repossess family homes will increase next year, Limerick Fine Gael Senator Kieran O’Donnell has been informed.At Tuesday’s hearing of the Oireachtas Finance Committee, Senator O’Donnell questioned PTSB asset management director Shane O’Sullivan on the number of repossession cases the company has before the courts and how likely that number is to increase.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mr O’Sullivan said that legal proceedings are only initiated when there is no engagement by a customer and, in most cases, €8,000 legal costs will be added to the borrower’s account.“Do you find that to be fair or reasonable?, Senator O’Donnell questioned.“It is the industry practice”, Mr O’Sullivan responded.He said that up to 50 per cent of distressed customers were not engaging with the bank and 40 per cent only engaged with them after they were brought to court.“We are looking to retain our customers and get the best solution for them but we do foresee the number of repossession cases increasing,” he told Senator O’Donnell.Mr O’Sullivan confirmed that the bank had thousands of demand letters out to customers as well as a similar amount of legal letters “currently live” with distressed customers.Earlier, PTSB chief executive John Masding said that they currently had 441 repossessed homes for sale on its asset books.PTSB is to provide figures on its legal costs after committee chairman John McGuinness said that he was “shocked by the arrogance of a bank who would try to beat the customers they wronged in the higher courts”. Linkedin Previous articleLimerick’s Georgian Society rings out Christmas FestivitiesNext articleSend abroad a hamper of favourite foodstuffs Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie center_img Print WhatsApp Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSKieran O’DonnelllimerickPTSB Twitter NewsHome repossessions to increase next year Limerick senator toldBy Staff Reporter – November 29, 2016 671 Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

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Children going back to school homeless

first_imgAdvertisement Twitter TAGSAlan Jacqueseducationhomelessness Students in Limerick colleges to benefit from more than €1.5M funding to assist with online learning Print Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19 Facebook Linkedin WhatsApp Emailcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick schools urged to get involved in STEM challenge According to Focus Ireland Limerick manager Ger Spillane, the figures for the city are especially stark THE rise in rents in the city and county as seen in the recent Daft.ie report coupled with a shortage of housing is a major concern for Focus Ireland, with Limerick children severely impacted.According to Focus Ireland Limerick manager Ger Spillane, the figures for the city are especially starkwith a one-bed apartment now renting at €678 per month — a near 14 per cent rise in 12 months. Available one-bed apartments in the county area have also risen remarkably, at 8.8 per cent year-on-year or up to €478 per month.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Focus Ireland warned that the nearly 3,000 children who are homeless nationally are becoming the invisible victims of the rental crisis as many have been forced into homelessness due to rising rents or through buy-to-let properties being repossessed.The charity said the situation is bleak for 1,800 schoolchildren who are homeless as they prepare to return to school while living in emergency accommodation.“Up to 1,800 children are preparing to return to primary or secondary school and many are from families forced into homelessness by the rental crisis. This situation is really impacting on them as children and on their education. It is fundamentally wrong this is being allowed to happen,” Mr Spillane commented.Focus Ireland believe the Government review of Rebuilding Ireland must include immediate action to ease the rental crisis and to get more vacant homes back into the housing stock.“Our frontline staff here in Limerick are still dealing with people who have become homeless from the rental sector as rents have been hiked up and they can’t afford them. There needs to a much wider range of Government actions taken to protect tenants and keep them in their homes,” he insists.The latest Daft report shows that rents are at an all-time high, while the number of homes available to rent remains at the lowest level on record. Mr Spillane said the situation will not greatly improve without an increase in the number of rental properties available on the market.Read more news stories in the Limerick Post News section. Changes to the Student Support Scheme for people living in Direct Provision Previous articleLimerick winners at Pure M AwardsNext articleCouncillors urged to review Limerick greenway Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsCommunityPoliticsChildren going back to school homelessBy Alan Jacques – August 31, 2017 1304 Education and Training Board serves up award winning standards Consultation process on a new action plan for apprenticeship launchedlast_img read more

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People

first_imgPeopleOn 24 Apr 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Video communication specialistVideo Meeting Company has appointed Helena Holrick as senior trainer. Holrick,32, joins from TGI Fridays where she was new store opening team leader. Her newrole involves designing and delivering bespoke training packages to externalclients. She said, “We focus on ensuring users can confidently use videomeetings as part of their day-to-day business operations.”Specialist provider ofstudent and NHS key worker accommodation the Unite group has picked Andrew Lee asHR director. Lee is a fellow of the CIPD and is studying for a doctorate inpsychology and organisational change. Before joining Unite, Lee held senior HRpositions with Marriott Hotels and Whitbread before joining a US consultancyspecialising in organisational change, culture and team development. Grant McEwan is thenew head of HR at Phones 4u, part of the Caudwell Group. The expanding chain ofmobile phone stores will have 300 outlets by the end of this year. Beforejoining Newcastle under Lyme based Phones 4u, McEwan was regional personnelmanager at The Link, part of the Dixons Stores Group. He has also held HR rolesat Littlewoods in Russia and the UK and at the House of Fraser.National recruitmentcompany Now Recruitment has appointed Alan Wainright as operations director.His role will allow managing director Gary Redman to focus on the company’sexpansion programme into the permanent positions sector.Top jobLesley Wade has beenappointed to the new head of HR position at Securicor Omega Express.Reporting to thedivisional HR director and based at the Sutton office in London, she will beresponsible for the management of the company’s HR function in the UK.Wade has extensiveexperience in HR management and, as well as a degree in business administrationand German, she holds a post-graduate diploma in personnel management and sheis a corporate member of the CIPD.She said,”Securicor Omega Express employs more than 9,500 people throughout the UK.”An importantinitial task is to consolidate the HR function to ensure that a consistentapproach and common standards are maintained across all of our core peoplemanagement processes.”HR is anintegral part of the operation within Securicor and we can contribute to thecompetitive advantage of the business by ensuring we have an informed,motivated and skilled workforce.”Securicor OmegaExpress is one of the leading companies in the field of same-day and next-daydocument and parcel courier services. Personal profileAaron Mounds is thenew equal opportunities and diversity adviser for the Construction IndustryTraining Board (CITB). He has worked in equal opportunities roles in the UnitedStates Air Force, the Commission for Racial Equality and Hampshire Constabulary.What is the mostimportant lesson you have learnt in your career?If you take careof your people, they will take care of you and the job. You must learn tolisten and listen to learn.What is the best thingabout working in HR?From an equal opportunitiesstandpoint, advising managers and helping them implement positive changes thatinfluence how people live, work and play. What is the worst?Not being listened to bymanagers who ask for your advice and guidance and then things go wrong.If you had threewishes to change your organisation, what would they be?Fix problems rather thanspend time documenting them; remember that equal opportunities and diversityare a central component of growth and remember that the principles of equalityof opportunity are easier to fight for than to live by.If you could adopt themanagement style of a historical character, whose would you adopt and why?The late General Daniel‘Chappie’ James, the first black four star general in the US Air Force. Heinspired young black airmen in the 1970s to take advantage of the education andtraining opportunities while in the military to overcome racism anddiscrimination. General James was one of the original ‘Tuskegee Airmen’, afighter pilot in Vietnam and held a variety of commands. The two most importantthings he said are: “Excellence will always overcome racism” and”When opportunity knocks, don’t get caught packing your bags”.Chappie inspired me and many others – not just blacks but whites – to getuniversity degrees which later led to me getting a commission as an officer inthe US Air Force.What is your greateststrength?My ability to listen topeople when they are dealing with work-related crises.What is your leastappealing characteristic?Some people say that I don’tsmile enough and that sometimes I look too serious. I think when they see thatlook, I’m usually in deep thought. CV Aaron Mounds1994-2001 Equal opportunitiesadvisor, Hampshire Constabulary1992-1994 Commission forRacial Equality, higher executive officer for complaints1987-1992 Chief of equalopportunities, US Air Force1979-1983 US Air Force equalopportunities and race relations officer Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Tom Morello Explains Why Zack De La Rocha Isn’t Involved With Prophets Of Rage

first_imgThe new supergroup Prophets Of Rage has been all the, well, rage recently, as the members of Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill have incited fans into a musical frenzy ahead of a major summer tour. The band has played three shows to date, but has a full summer tour and a performance protesting the Republican National Convention on the schedule.In a new interview with Wall Street Journal, RATM guitarist Tom Morello spoke about the band’s purpose. He says  that “the cold embers of Rage Against the Machine are now the burning fire of Prophets of Rage. Where Rage Against the Machine lives, is this summer in these songs that we are playing.” It’s an exciting time to be a fan, though longtime Rage Against The Machine heads have certainly expressed their disappointment over Zack De La Rocha’s absence.“We have nothing but the greatest love and honor and respect for Zack De La Rocha, the brilliant lyricist of Rage Against the Machine, who is working on his own music, which I’m sure will be fantastic – he’s a great artist in his own right. But where you’re going to hear Rage Against the Machine is in Prophets of Rage.” Full Audio From Prophets Of Rage’s Debut Concert Has EmergedMorello went on to hint at why De La Rocha isn’t involved. “At this crucial historic moment [US election], you know Martin Luther King famously said: ‘There’s no hotter place in hell than for people who remain neutral during times of moral conflict.’ This is a time of great moral conflict and we just basically said, ‘Hey, we have to do this now. We have to play these songs, they speak to this moment in this time, we have to cause a ruckus, during our North American campaign this year. Raise your hand if you’re in.’”Morello continued, saying, “The people that raised their hands were myself, Timmy C [the bassist], Brad Wilk from Rage Against the Machine, Chuck D and B-Real, so that’s our band – and DJ Lord from Public Enemy as well, who’s a DJ and a fantastic turntablist.” Assumedly, De La Rocha did not raise his hand, though Morello has made it clear in the past that he was invited to participate (and still is).The guitarist also spoke about the group’s interest in recording a few tracks before hitting the road. “We hope to do some recording and release music before we go out on tour… It definitely won’t be a full-length album, but we’ve got some… While the tour will be exploring, deeply, the catalogs of Rage, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill, we’ve got a new song or two that we want to record before we go out on the road.”Prophets of Rage’s tour proper starts on August 19th, and you can see their full schedule here.[H/T CoS]last_img read more

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Smart About Solar’ series announced for March

first_imgWILLISTON, Vermont . . . February 24, 2011 . . . AllEarth Renewables, Inc.,With energy prices on the rise, Vermont Yankee’s license expiring in 2012, and recent instability in the Middle East, Williston-based AllEarth Renewables is hosting an energy series in five local communities this March.The ‘Smart About Solar’ series, which will focus how Vermonters can protect themselves against the rising cost of energy, will be held in Chittenden County and northern Addison County communities throughout the month of March.The events begin at 7 pm and will be held in Charlotte, Shelburne, Hinesburg, Vergennes and Starksboro.  They are free, open to the public, and include refreshments.The solar series events are:Charlotte: Wednesday, March 2nd at 7:00 p.m. – Charlotte Central School Library, 408 Hinesburg Road, Charlotte with presenter David Blittersdorf, president/CEO of AllEarth RenewablesShelburne: Tuesday, March 15th at 7:00 p.m. – Shelburne Town Offices, 5420 Shelburne Road, ShelburneHinesburg: Tuesday, March 22nd at 7:00 p.m. – Hinesburg Town Offices, 10632 VT Route 116, HinesburgVergennes: Monday, March 28th at 7:00 p.m. – Bixby Library, 258 Main Street, VergennesStarksboro: Wednesday, March 30th at 7:00 p.m. – Robinson Elementary School, 41 Parsonage Road Starksborolast_img read more

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