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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5 things every credit union board wants for their 2015 budget

first_img 20SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Kirk DrakeIn my experience there are three things that every board wants.  Less Risk, More Profits, and More Predictability.  The good news is that as financial institutions you are pretty good at all three of those.  That being said – board members should be pushing their management teams to have defined strategies for the following five areas:Mobile Wallet StrategyIntegrated and Holistic IT SecurityContent MarketingData AnalyticsCUFXMobile WalletGoogle Wallet, CurrenC, ApplePay, ISIS, PayPal, AmazonPay.  The world of payments disintermediation is coming.  Smart phones are changing our shopping and payment experience.   Credit Unions board should be a demanding a mobile wallet strategy and plan that enables the credit union to maintain its brand and relevancy with its members.  It should have the ability to create new revenue channels, lower risk, and work for ALL members with SmartPhones. continue reading »last_img read more

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