Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat NewsHeritagePolitics‘Monument to British imperialism’ in People’s ParkBy Bernie English – April 13, 2019 1841 Vicky calls for right to die with dignity Thefts of catalytic converters on the rise #crimeprevention Twitter Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow WhatsApp Limerick on Covid watch list Facebook TAGSheritageLimerick CitymemorialNewspolitics Advertisement John Gilligan, Independent. Photo: Cian Reinhardt“A GROTESQUE and intrusive monument to British Imperialism,” is how a city councillor described plans to erect a memorial to the Limerick soldiers and civilians who died in World War 1.John Gilligan (Ind) accused the Limerick Civic Trust of “giving the two fingers” to the local authority and turning the People’s Park into a “cemetery” after they appealed the council’s refusal to give planning permission for the monument.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Civic Trust succeeded in having the council decision overturned by An Bord Pleanala but, in an impassioned speech at a this month’s full council meeting, Cllr Gilligan pointed out that “the council own the park – not the Civic Trust.”The application was made in the name of the seventh Earl of Limerick Edmund Pery and involved the erection of a cross and eight stone slabs, inscribed with the names of the dead.The angry city north councillor was urging the council to refuse to hand over no 2 Pery Square to the Trust until they explained their “insult to this council”.“They are bowing down to British Imperialism and the landed gentry. They have disgraced those who made us a proud nation. Out of respect for all those who won our freedom, we must not hand it back to the British monarchy.“They (Limerick Civic Trust) don’t answer to us as a council – they answer to Lord Limerick.“I have no problem with a war memorial per se but these poor men were cannon fodder for Queen and Kaiser and now they want us to doff the cap to the landed gentry”.The council were discussing a proposal to give the Civic Trust a lengthy lease on No 2 Pery Square, Culture House, for a nominal rent which would effectively give the Trust full control of the building.Cmhlr Séighin O Ceallaigh (SF) said that the council members were not being asked about the war memorial.“We are being asked to vote on whether or not to dispose of Culture House and my view is that this should be sent back to the cultural committee. The Civic Trust should come in and give a detailed presentation and be there to answer questions”.The proposal to lease the building to the Civic Trust was passed by 21 votes to nine with three abstentions. Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Linkedin Previous articleLimerick to Galway railway journeys continue to growNext articleChoral Union’s Mass in C Minor by Mozart Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Print
Homepage BannerNews Previous articleWork to resume on Harps stadium this summerNext articleLetterkenny litter warden says dog fouling a continuing problem admin Twitter Facebook Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By admin – May 11, 2015 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Google+ The cost of renting in Co Donegal is on the rise – but the rate of increase was only slight in the first three months of this year.According to the latest rental report by Daft.ie, rents were up 3.2% in Co Donegal, with the average cost 509 a month here.Nationally, the cost of renting rose in every county, with a national average increae of 8.2%.Ronan Lyons is from Daft.ie:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/ronan.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Rents rise by 3.2% to an average of 509 in Co Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire
Facebook…it’s a wonderful thing. It allows us to connect with others in deeper ways. It can be daunting at times too. However, today it was a research tool. I recently took to Facebook to ask my friends “What’s the One Thing you wish your Credit Union did for you?” Oh…the answers!Let’s start with Nancy. She said “Clean My House” Say What? Nancy was going with the sarcasm answer. But so often we know that where there is smoke, there is fire. I ask this question…without any sarcasm. Can your clean your members house? You might think “No Way”. Or perhaps you could flip that approach and think…sure…how could we pull that off? Would that be just a simple one time cleaning? Who would do it? So many questions here. I would propose that Nancy isn’t the only member that would love to have her house cleaned. To which I offer, what if you had a cleaning service as a member, and you hired them, once a month to clean another members home. Certainly some folks would find issues with this setup…oh the liability. But you really can find a way to make this work.And if I was consulting with Nancy’s Credit Union…I’d call someone there, to get on the phone asap with a cleaning company, get an agreement in place, and have them call Nancy to schedule it. Talk about Surprise. Nancy would be talking about that all over Facebook…for months if not years! She would never forget how you made her feel!There were some other really great suggestions as well.Trave suggested that if his CU had 24 hour call center support, and would have rushed a new card to him during a fraud issue, he wouldn’t have left for a big bank. In Trave’s case he felt that policies and procedures ruled over the relationship and lacked having practices in place that treated him like a person and not just an account. As indicated, he left to go to a bank.Anita chimed in that this is exactly what she loves about her CU…they offer that 24 hour call support. Proving that this feature does matter to members. Something to consider adding if you don’t already have it.Rick who works in banking and previously worked at a CU suggested having people answer the phones on a regular basis. It makes it more human. I love this, but I also recognize it may not always be possible. Note that Rick mentioned “on a regular basis”. Just start with something more often than you have now, and that will translate into a better experience.Kat wanted better business hours. She found that her CU was closed when she needed to go most of the time. She had a very interesting comment which all CU’s should hear “To win a customers business…convenience, flexibility, options, great rates, customer service and other perks” matter. Bob suggested that more Credit Union’s particpate in shared services. I’ve seen this with my credit union, and I’ve used it. However in Bob’s case he found it wasn’t available and that limited him.Adam suggested that the CU help fill out his FAFSA Forms and College Aid Information. He also stated that an entire college planning and finacial program would be invaluable. Seems reasonable to me to expect your financial institution to help with these things.Fees. Oh the Fees. There was plenty of talk of ATM Fees.Brian suggested that CU’s have more partnerhsips so that ATM fees were free, or at least lower. Other like Matt chimed in with lower fees. Matt even stated “Eliminating fees would prevent me from looking for another financial institution that covers the cost.” Meaning he has, or is, looking for another institution.Stephen understood the need to charge overdraft fees but felt that it was extreme to charge $30 if the overdraw was under $1.This is what I heard from this impromtu study.Your members want to be treated as people. They want relationships just like everyone else in business and life. They want to be charged fairly for services, and when they are charged for services that want to be provided with access to customer support in exchange for that. What lessons can you learn from this unscientific Facebook study? There is some really low hanging fruit here that could help your CU rise to the top in your market.Can you train someone in your office to understand, articuluate, and educate members on college planning and FAFSA forms? Could you build a partnership with a local college planning company, so that you don’t have to learn the details of college stuff? Could you randomly start waiving members atm fees each month? Could you monitor branch traffic, or run a survey to see if longer hours or Saturday hours are an option?So many options here! What action can you take, and how quickly can you take it to move the ball closer to the goal of retaining and recruiting new members to your Credit Union.Bottom line…find ways to care. It matters to the members, and more importantly it’s memorable to the members! 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Matt Ward Matt is the founder of Breakthrough Champion…In 2002 Matt began working with business owners through his website agency, inConcert Web Solutions, to improve their bottom line, gain more clients, … Web: www.Breakthrough-Champion.com Details
Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionI was disturbed and very angry over an article I read in the New York Times trashing President Trump’s desire to have a parade to honor our great and brave veterans.I am always mindful of the fact that their bravery and courage have allowed me to write this article in English. This country borrows $1 million per minute to pay the interest on our debt of trillions of dollars.Ten to 30 minutes for our veterans is a very small price to pay for their sacrifices.Aram AtashianSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusSchenectady NAACP calls for school layoff freeze, reinstatement of positionsSchenectady police reform sessions pivot to onlineSchenectady’s Lucas Rodriguez forging his own path in dance, theater, music
Five UK institutional investors challenging the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) over a £12bn (€15bn) share issue in 2008 have begun legal proceedings against the bank in a court in London.Pension fund Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), asset managers Aviva Investors and Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) and insurers Prudential and Standard Life will commence legal proceedings today in London’s Royal Courts of Justice (RCJ).Today’s case management hearing is a pre-argument meeting of the two parties, with legal cases to be put forward soon after, IPE understands.The legal challenge relates to the institutional investors allegedly being misled at the issue that RBS announced in order to shore up its books after a controversial takeover of Dutch bank ABN AMRO. RBS was bailed out by the UK government only months later.The institutions, represented by legal outfit Quinn Emmanuel, are set to argue that misleading information was provided as the bank asked shareholders to increase stakes in the April 2008 share issue.At the time of issue, RBS was trading at £34.60 per share, which then plummeted to £4.94 by the end of 2008.The bank faced near collapse around six months after the £12bn share issue, only to be bailed out by UK taxpayers, with the government still retaining an 81% stake.The lawsuit is expected to be the tune of £1bn in compensation from the bank.However, when the case was launched in April this year, the exact split among the five claimants was yet to be decided.The case follows on from a group of more than 100 institutional investors making a similar case in April 2013.RBS, USS, Prudential, LGIM and Aviva Investors all declined to comment further on the latest meeting regarding the case.
The new Kootenay Wild, formerly the Wildcats, tuned up for the start of the BC Hockey Female Midget AAA League Showcase with a split against Banff this past weekend at the NDCC Arena in Nelson.The Wild doubled the Alberta squad 4-2 Sunday after falling 1-0 during Saturday’s opener.Hannah Nordli scored twice to lead the Wild with singles going to Kelsey Patterson and Haley Elias. Catalina Hartland was in net for Kootenay, a collection of female players from throughout the region.Kootenay departs Thursday afternoon for Surrey to play in the Showcase Weekend at the Surrey Sport & Leisure Centre.All six teams in the FMAAA program will play in the Showcase making this a great opportunity for scouts to see many of the best 1998, 1999, and 2000-born female players from around the province.The FMAAA program consists of six zone-based team from BC — the Fraser Valley Rush (Langley), Greater Vancouver Comets (Coquitlam), Kootenay Wild (Nelson), Northern Capitals (Prince George), Thompson-Okanagan Lakers (Vernon), and Vancouver Island Seals (Campbell River).The teams play a 30 game regular season, followed by the playoffs. The FMAAA Champion has the opportunity to compete for the ESSO Cup,Hockey Canada’s National Female Midget Championship, which will take place in Weyburn, Saskatchewan from April 19 – 25, 2016.
DONEGAL’S GAA clubs have agreed to delay next year’s county championships until after the county team has completed its season.It’s not what county manager Jim McGuinness had asked for during a meeting with the clubs last Friday.He had suggested rounds in April and May and then the postponement of further rounds until after Donegal had completed the Ulster and All-Ireland series. However the clubs, meeting in Ballybofey tonight, rejected that suggestion and say they don’t want any championship games at all in the spring.They voted overwhelmingly to back the new proposal – with just six clubs voting against the idea.It’s thought McGuinness will be happy with the clubs’ decision as it goes further than he had asked.The Glenties man is in Glasgow this evening after spending the day at work at Celtic’s training ground. He is expected to confirm he will remain on as manager after the club vote.“We’d be surprised,” admitted one county board member.“I think everyone has worked extremely hard to keep both clubs and county happy and tonight’s vote is an honourable compromise.” CLUBS AGREE TO DELAY CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES UNTIL AFTER COUNTY TEAM FIXTURES COMPLETED was last modified: September 10th, 2013 by John2Share 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:county voteJim McGuinness
Recent signing Nemanja Matic starts for Chelsea in their FA Cup fourth-round clash with Stoke. Samuel Eto’o also plays as Demba Ba, who was expected to start, is named among the Blues substitutes along with John Terry. The fit-again Frank Lampard captains the side.Chelsea: Schwarzer; Ivanovic, Luiz, Cahill, Cole; Matic, Lampard; Schurrle, Oscar, Hazard; Eto’o.Subs: Cech, Azpilicueta, Terry, Mikel, Ramires, Willian, Ba. Stoke: Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross, Wilson, Pieters; Walters, Nzonzi, Ireland, Palacios, Arnautovic; Crouch.Subs: Sorensen, Muniesa, Shotton, Whelan, Adam, Assaidi, Guidetti. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
SANTA CLARA — Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy said he and members of the team’s front office knew exactly what price they were willing to pay to acquire pass rusher Khalil Mack right before the start of the regular season.So did the 49ers, who might still be mystified why the Raiders didn’t take their offer instead.“You’d have to ask the Raiders,” 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said Wednesday when asked why the Bears beat them out for Mack’s services. “It takes two to get it done and we went …