Anger at famine statue damage

first_img TAGSBalllingarydamagestatue NewsBreaking newsLocal NewsAnger at famine statue damageBy Bernie English – September 6, 2015 629 Van driver one of many incredible escapes during Storm Darwin Statue daubed by thugs after 113 years Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cash flow helps Limerick boat club raise the roof Previous articleSoccer – Turner simply the best as Limerick win yet againNext articleWoman rescued from bridge wall 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. Emailcenter_img Linkedin Advertisement by Bernie English [email protected] are outraged that the famine memorial at Ballingarry Community Park has been vandalised, causing damage to the structure of the statue.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Created by local artist …..Bullock of Glenwilliam during the park’s construction eighteen years ago, the statue, named ‘Roisin’ is formed in the likeness of a barefoot young girl in 1840’s style clothing.The park committee say that repair works will need to be carried out, or the statue may even have to be removed altogether if the damage is found to be too severe.Made of a light steel frame structure and formed by hand in detail using concrete, “Roisin” is a unique piece of art and, according to park committee chairman Colin Anderson, it is a tangible reminder of Ballingarry’s heritage and history.“The repairs are likely to cost the park committee a considerable sum as this is specialised work that will have to be undertaken by structural engineers and needs to be restored in the correct manner”, Mr Anderson explained.“This is the second act of vandalism seen in the park in the past three weeks. On August bank holiday Monday last, someone tried to set a number of fires in the park, and was witnessed stealing newspaper returns from the local shop at 5am for this purpose. No damage was caused, but there was intent.“The park is there for the enjoyment of all in our community and it is up to the members of our community to educate our young people to this fact, and to report any suspicious behaviour to the Gardaí”, the park committee chairman said.In the meantime, the area where “Roisin” is located  has been fenced off in case she should fall and injure somebody. The area will remain fenced off until remedial works can be carried out, or a decision is made to remove her.Ballingarry has a deep-rooted history of famine times, with a large poorhouse located just outside the village. A booming town in the early part of the 19th century when many locals were employed in the weaving and linen industries, it never fully recovered from the ravages of the famine.Many families took refuge on nearby Knockfierna Hill where up to a thousand people tried to stave off hunger and destitution before finally entering the poorhouse. Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Shannon statue to commemorate Axel last_img read more

Record high debt keeping rates at historic low 1.5pc

first_img MORE: Clive Palmer’s son loses small fortune on land bank FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 MORE: How much would you pay for a shed? MORE: Pat Rafter misses out on $1m payday MORE: NRL star’s renovated unit goes viral The overwhelming view was that it would remain in neutral (95 per cent probability).“While risks abound, the RBA Gov. indicated on November 20 the central scenario is playing out highlighting “the economy is moving in the right direction and further progress is expected in lowering unemployment and having inflation consistent with the target”.”Mr Newnaha added that annual wage growth not expected to rise above 2.75 per cent for at least the next two years “the RBA would be hard pressed to turn hawkish now”. Economists predict the Reserve Bank will keep the official cash rate at 1.5 per cent at the final board meeting of 2018 on Tuesday December 4. Picture: AAP Image/Brendan Esposito.The Reserve Bank board will keep rates at a historic low 1.5 per cent when it meets for the last time in 2018 on Tuesday — and your debts could be playing a part in that, analysts say.Financial experts and analysts across the board believe the RBA board was now “stuck in neutral” when it came to the official cash rate forecasts — and record high borrowing levels could be playing a role in that.The probability of RBA increasing rates by 25 basis points would rise in the New Year though, with TD Securities picking a 38 per cent chance by November 2019. Probability of a 25 bps RBA move from 1.5 per cent. Source: TD Securities/BloombergTD Securities senior Asia-Pacific rates strategist Prashant Newnaha said RBA’s focus on financial stability implied “there is a low probability the Bank will turn dovish with household debt to income at record highs”.He quoted RBA’s recent statement that “…the outlook for household consumption growth continues to represent a significant uncertainty for the forecasts”.The probability of RBA dropping rates was just 4 per cent, according to TB Securities analysis, and even more unlikely was that it would raise rates (1 per cent probability).More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agolast_img read more

Women of Troy come away from Washington empty-handed

first_imgThe No. 4 Washington Huskies rallied late Saturday for a Pac-10 victory over the No. 16 USC women’s volleyball team, 3-2 (25-21, 22-25, 24-26, 25-20, 15-10), as the Women of Troy suffered their fourth consecutive loss.Bianca Rowland led for the Huskies with 15 kills and no errors for a .625 evening (15-0-24) as the Huskies avoided their first home loss of the season limiting USC to .071 and .077 hitting in the final two sets.“We played a real nice match but just didn’t finish,” USC coach Mick Haley said. “To take Washington to five in their own building is a good thing. We played four of the five games really well.”Rowland broke a 7-7 fifth-set tie with a kill that sparked Washington to three straight points and a victory. Kindra Carlson posted a team-high 18 kills with three aces and 15 digs, while Jill Collymore had 16 kills and 17 digs for Washington (17-1, 7-1). Jenna Hagglund recorded 57 assists and 12 digs while Tamari Miyashiro had 30 digs.USC sophomore outside hitter Alex Jupiter led all players with 25 kills to go with 13 digs. Senior outside hitter Jessica Gysin (14 kills, 15 digs) and junior opposite hitter Kimmee Roleder (13 kills, 16 digs) also recorded double-doubles for the Women of Troy (13-6, 2-5), while Kendall Bateman chipped in 53 assists and nine digs. Senior libero Alli Hillgren matched Miyashiro with 29 digs in the match.Although the Women of Troy dropped another road match, Haley was proud of the way his team played.“I’m hoping this is a turn around and a focus forward by this group,” he said. “They seem to have gotten out of their trance and now need to stay focused and stay forward.”Saturday’s defeat followed an upset loss against unranked Washington State Friday night, where the Women of Troy played out of sync the entire match as the Cougars swept the USC (25-17, 28-26, 25-23).“We started off bad in the first set,” Haley said. “We had a couple of good performances by specific players, but we couldn’t get it together until it was too late.”Jupiter continued her strong play with 21 kills and nine digs, and a career-high four serving aces Roleder recorded 15 kills and hit .414 and Bateman had 42 assists and eight digs.Haley admits his team has not played well away from the Galen Center this season, which is why he is looking forward to this weekend’s matches against Oregon and Oregon State at USC.“We have to have those wins if we have to get back into this,” Haley said. “But Oregon beat Stanford this weekend, and we went five with Washington, so it’s up in the air.”USC hosts Oregon State Friday evening and Oregon Saturday afternoon, as the Women of Troy try to get back on track.“I felt like this weekend we played better volleyball and we were more productive,” said Haley of his team’s recent slide. “If the blocking improves now, the defense in the back row will too, and we’ll be better off.”last_img read more

No new betting tax charges for Ireland’s 2018 Budget

first_img The Irish government will not raise taxes on betting for its 2018 budget, as the Finance Ministry took note of industry submissions warning the Oireachtas of potential job losses should new charges be implemented.Irish news sources report that the Department of Finance had been reviewing three industry options, with a view to raising circa €50 million from bookmakers or betting consumers.Paschal Donohoe, Ireland’s Minister of Finance will maintain the current 1% tax rate but detailed that betting charges would be reviewed again for the 2019 budget.“The minister received a number of submissions for possible inclusion in Budget 2018. He took the decision that any potential actions on foot of the Betting Tax Review should be considered as part of Budget 2019.” Detailed a Department of Finance industry statement.The Irish finance minister detailed that he had received a total of thirteen industry submissions, detailing ‘particularly stark’ job losses for individuals and smaller independent bookmakers.Furthermore, Donohoe and the Department of Finance noted that a punter tax charges would be hard to implement, and may lead to consumers wagering with unlicensed betting operators. Share Irish bookmakers to reopen on 29 June May 28, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Share Paddy Power to reopen English & Irish betting shops in Royal Ascot week June 10, 2020 Related Articles Irish bookmakers demand clarity on reopening orders June 17, 2020last_img read more