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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Major new sports campus could be on way to Letterkenny

first_img Facebook By News Highland – March 6, 2020 Previous articleNext phase of Derry & Strabane development plan launchedNext articleAIB to cut 1,500 jobs over next two years News Highland Google+ Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Almost €370,000 has been allocated for the development of a new sports campus on lands owned by Letterkenny Institute of Technology in the Knocknamona area of Letterkenny.An application was made by the college and Donegal County Council under the Large Scale Sports Infrastructure Fund.The council says if delivered, this would represent a significant development in the context of Sports Infrastructure in the Letterkenny area.Cllr Ciaran Brogan says the initiative has the potential to further enhance LYIT’s contribution to sports development in Donegal:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/cbfrsdffsdfsdfi1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Twittercenter_img AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Major new sports campus could be on way to Letterkenny Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

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Kyle Hollingsworth Hosts Annual Brew Fest In Denver w/ Eddie Roberts and Jason Hann [Video]

first_imgThe String Cheese Incident‘s keyboardist Kyle Hollingsworth hosted his annual Kyle’s Brew Fest at the Great Divide Brewery in Denver, CO yesterday, essentially acting as a pre-Red Rocks kick-off party. With over thirty breweries in attendance, making for some delicious tastings of various beers, ciders, and meads, the event also featured an opening set from Ryan Jalbert‘s (The Motet) JALBATROSS and was a benefit for Conscious Alliance.SCI’s Kyle Hollingsworth Shares New Funky Tune From The Sound LabKyle’s band and set featured members of The Motet, as well as sit-ins from fellow String Cheese brother Jason Hann, The New Mastersounds’ Eddie Roberts, and singer Tanya Shylock. The set featured some tracks from the keyboardist’s 2014 album Speed of Life, including “Here We Go”, “Falling Through The Cracks”, and “Peregrino”, amongst others, as well as new non-SCI Kyle tracks that have been shared via the band’s Sound Lab in “Tumbling” and Let Me In”.The group also worked in covers of The Beatles‘ “Taxman” which featured Eddie Roberts bringing that jazz-funk guitar into the mix, Tower of Power‘s “Don’t Change Horses” and a brief Talking Heads “Crosseyed and Painless” jam. The show ended with an encore of just Hollingsworth and Hann on a stripped down version of Cheese’s “Can’t Wait Another Day”. All in all, a fantastic pre-party to kick off a huge 3-night String Cheese Incident run at Red Rocks which begins tonight. Check out some video below from the performance! [all photos courtesy of Dylan Langille – ontheDL Photography]last_img read more

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Bruce calls for unity

first_img Back-to-back Premier League wins have given Steve Bruce’s side real hope of staying up, even if they have to face in-form Arsenal at the KC Stadium on Monday night. But despite recent good results some fans continue to demand the exit of Allam, who has refused to give up on his ambition to change the club’s name to Hull Tigers. The dispute has intensified after it was revealed Hull have not spent any of the £200,000 Away Supporters Initiative (ASI) money provided from central Premier League coffers on their own fans. Instead of subsidising away travel, the club say they have spent the money on improving the match experience at the KC Stadium for visiting supporters. Mark Gretton, chairman of the Hull City Supporters’ Trust, said: “We’re bitterly disappointed that the club has once again treated its supporters in an utterly disdainful manner, a manner that, sadly, we are becoming used to.” Co-owner Ehab Allam insists the club’s policy falls completely within Premier League guidelines but there were chants of “We want Allam out” at Tuesday’s 1-0 win over Liverpool and Bruce has appealed for togetherness for the final few matches of the season. Bruce said: “Without the owner, let alone not having a team that beats Liverpool, we would not even have a bus. “Away fans has been the next debate and has provided this undercurrent for the protests. But I keep reminding people that without the owner and something like £70million of his own money there wouldn’t be a club. It’s frustrating for him, disappointing. “For goodness’ sake, let’s go forward together.” Bruce is certain to keep faith with the same line-up that beat Liverpool and Crystal Palace before that, including a remarkable swansong from 40-year-old keeper Steve Harper who has been outstanding since being brought in to replace an out-of-form Allan McGregor. Hull City’s nail-biting campaign to avoid the drop is being overshadowed by a stand-off between the club’s owner Assem Allam and a vocal section of Tiger supporters. Bruce added: “He’s certainly a calm customer who over two years has never let us down. His experience and positioning has proved what a very, very good goalkeeper he is. “He can’t play week in and week out for a season but he’s been a terrific signing when Allan has lost a bit of form.” Bruce should have striker Nikica Jelavic back on the bench against Arsenal – the Croatian striker has been sidelined since having surgery on a knee problem in March. Press Associationlast_img read more

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