Limerick TD calls for speedy remedy to pensioners’ plight

first_imgFacebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Twitter Willie O’Dea TDLIMERICK Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea has called on Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty to speed up a remedy for pensioners who are on reduced payments because they took time out of the workforce.The issue mainly concerns women who left paid employment to raise children and particularly those affected by the marriage ban.Deputy O’Dea has said the numbers involved were continuing to grow and that some pensioners were dying without receiving a timely remedy.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We are dealing with pensioners here. They do not necessarily have years and years to wait,” he said.More political news here Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Printcenter_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSDeputy Willie O’DeaFianna Fáillimerickmarrige banpensioners Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement NewsPoliticsLimerick TD calls for speedy remedy to pensioners’ plightBy Bernie English – January 14, 2018 1491 Previous articleCollaborations and tours – Irish Chamber OrchestraNext articleOld photographs give rare insight into social history of Limerick 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. Linkedinlast_img read more

Central London sales market turning a corner, claims LonRes

first_imgLonRes, the London property market fee sharing and data firm, says the capital’s central prime sales market is turning a corner after over three years of dipping transactions and prices.The company’s latest market report shows that the number of sales in Prime central London increased by 3% during the first six months of the year compared to the same period last year.“Withdrawal rates are falling in central London and tentative signs are that prospective buyers and movers are beginning to get itchy feet again,” says Marcus Dixon, Head of Research at Lonres (pictured, left)He also says supply is increasing; the number of properties on the market across all areas of Prime London has risen compared with 2016.But LonRes Managing Director Anthony Payne (pictured, right) says London’s stucco-fronted prime property market still has a long way to go before it returns to the pre-Stamp Duty increases and pre-Brexit ‘normal’, and that many wealthy people looking to live in London are renting at the moment rather than buying.Anthony says a house that rents for £25,000 a week or £1.3 million a year in central London would cost £5,150,000 in Stamp Duty, twice that amount payable before the new duty rates were introduced, and that is why the central districts of the capital are so quiet for agents at the moment.Political shenanigans“Couple this with the political shenanigans that add to the difficulty in selling a house in this market and you can quickly see why revenue receipts are declining in London as uncertainty prevails,” he says.“The tax is such a burden that it makes sense to either rent or not move home at all.”But Lonres says the downward pressure on prices continues in central Prime London and, of the three key prime areas it examined, asking prices were 4.4% lower during the first six months of the year that in 2016, although achieved prices were only down 0.8% – suggesting vendors are being more realistic about what they can get.Read the full report.   Marcus Dixon LonRes August 3, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » Central London sales market turning a corner, claims LonRes previous nextHousing MarketCentral London sales market turning a corner, claims LonResData firm says sales transactions starting to show signs of recovery in prime central postcodes.Nigel Lewis3rd August 201702,578 Viewslast_img read more

Kenley Jansen gets vote of confidence from Dodgers manager

first_img Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies LOS ANGELES — For most of Kenley Jansen’s tenure as the Dodgers’ closer, there were two things he didn’t really need — a second pitch or a vote of confidence from his manager.But Jansen seems to have entered a new chapter in his career the past two seasons and Dodgers manager Dave Roberts gave Jansen his unqualified support Saturday, a day after Jansen gave up a two-run lead in the ninth inning.“Do I have any concerns? No,” Roberts said. “He’s a guy that I know for us to win 11 games in October, we need him. I know he’ll get there. So we’re going to continue to run him out there. He’s done it many times over. He had a good ‘pen today and if the situation arises tonight he’ll be back out there.”Roberts said Jansen’s pregame bullpen session was the closer’s way of “working through some things” in his delivery with pitching coach Rick Honeycutt. The search for a consistent delivery has been an ongoing issue for Jansen the past two seasons as he tries to recover the movement on his cut fastball and minimize a loss of velocity. LUX JURYWhen rosters expand in September, Roberts said he expects top prospect Gavin Lux to be with the Dodgers “in some capacity.” That could be on the active roster or in a situation similar to Will Smith’s last year. Smith spent September with the team, traveling, attending meetings and working out but he was not on the active roster.“To get him around our guys and see what we do up here I think that is very valuable,” Roberts said. “We did it with Will Smith last year. We’ll see. No decision has been made yet.”UP NEXTDiamondbacks (RHP Mike Leake 9-8, 4.24 ERA) at Dodgers (LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu 11-2, 1.53 ERA), 1:10 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available), AM 570 How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire “I would say the last couple years have probably been the most difficult for him as far as maintaining his delivery and consistency,” Roberts said. “It’s something that he’s not afraid to put in the effort to work through it. That’s what we’re betting on.”Friday’s blown save was the fifth (in 31 save situations) of the season for Jansen, matching his combined total from 2017 and 2018. His ERA going into Saturday’s game (3.83) was a career-high by nearly a full run.In addition to searching for consistent mechanics, Jansen has also tried to expand his repertoire. For most of his career, he threw the cutter 90 percent of the time. This year, however, that is down to 77 percent with a slider increasingly more prominent.“Certainly throughout the early part of his career, he just overpowered the league and there was some unfamiliarity there. Now you’ve got to continue to evolve,” Roberts said.“It’s tough in the sense of when you’ve been a one-pitch pitcher you’re entire career and you’re still trying to evolve and have comfort in sequencing and keeping hitters honest. But Kenley has done it, he can handle it and he’s going to be just fine.” OVER ITRoberts said he he did not expect any carryover from Friday night’s benches-clearing confrontation between the Dodgers and Diamondbacks at the end of the game (though MLB is likely to assess some fines on both sides).“No, not at all,” Roberts said. “It’s a new day. We’re coming in fresh.“Certainly on our side, there’s no hard feelings. I’ve got nothing but respect for what Torey (Lovullo) has done with those guys over there and how they play the game. We’re just focusing on the game and that’s about it.”Diamondbacks reliever Archie Bradley was at the center of the incident, waving A.J. Pollock off the field after a replay review went against the Dodgers and then gesturing towards the Dodgers dugout after the final out. Several players could be seen yelling at Bradley from the Dodgers’ dugout.But Roberts was the most animated, charging towards the Diamondbacks, particularly pitcher Robbie Ray, when the benches cleared.Roberts said he spoke with Ray, explained himself and apologized for his behavior.“The thing is to be clear — I didn’t know it was Robbie Ray,” Roberts said of the Diamondbacks starter who left the game after six innings and was not in uniform at the end of the game. “I’ve got no problem with players being emotional and being in the middle of a scrum. But I do have a problem with staff. So when I see a person in shorts and a T-shirt kind of instigating and being a part of it — I saw that and I didn’t know it was Robbie.“I’ve got nothing but respect for Robbie. I just assumed it was a staff member. My apologies. I’ve already reached out and we’re good. I love the way he goes about things.”BIG NUMBERSThe Dodgers became the first MLB team to cross the 3 million mark in attendance this season with Friday night’s crowd. It is the eighth consecutive season and 18th time in the last 19 that the Dodgers have drawn over 3 million fans.According to Elias Sports, it is the earliest both by games (62) and date (August 9) that the Dodgers have reached 3 million in attendance. They did it in 64 games in 2007 and 2015. The earliest by date previously was August 17, 2007.The Dodgers are projected to lead MLB in attendance for the seventh consecutive season.Related Articlescenter_img Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more