Taking from the poor

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email Print Facebook  LIMERICK TD Willie O’Dea has slammed Tánaiste Joan Burton and her party’s management of social protection, as he reveals that research conducted by Labour proves that Budget 2015 benefited the wealthy more than those on lower incomes or welfare.According to Deputy O’Dea, the research showed that the distributive impact of Budget 2015 was uneven, with higher than average gains for the better-off.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The most vulnerable 20 per cent saw the smallest improvements.The Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Social Protection commented: “This is further evidence of the absolute failure of the Labour Party in Government. Only three weeks ago we learned that Ireland’s deprivation rate had increased to a record of 30.5 per cent, and that almost one in eight children now live in consistent poverty. Now it’s emerged that when an opportunity arose in Budget 2015 to address this crisis, Labour opted to favour the better off when allocating state resources.”Deputy O’Dea lashed out at Tánaiste Joan Burton, saying that she “has presided over approximately €1.8 billion in cuts to social programmes”, which he claims has resulted in more than a million people experiencing “enforced deprivation” in 2013.The Limerick City TD concluded: “The number of long term unemployed has remained static at 180,000 for the past three years, while 74,000 young people are still out or work and not in any education or training schemes. These figures are a direct result of Labour’s policies in Government. This is their legacy. Labour in Government has slashed the very supports which aim to protect vulnerable people.” Previous articledREA up for debut of the year awardNext articleKiller appeals Limerick murder conviction John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Advertisementcenter_img Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsTaking from the poorBy John Keogh – February 6, 2015 718 Linkedin TAGSFianna FáilJoan BurtonLabourlimerickpoliticsWillie O’Dea Twitterlast_img read more

2-year-old girl missing from campsite in northern Michigan

first_imgMichigan State Police(MONROE, Mich.) — An urgent search is underway in a wooded area in northern Michigan for a 2-year-old girl who went missing at the end of a family camping trip.The family of Gabriella Roselynn Vitale told the Oscoda County Sheriff’s Office and Michigan State Police that they had been camping for a few days and were getting ready to leave Monday morning when they noticed that the toddler was nowhere to be found.Deputies and troopers are using canine teams to search the area.Early into the search, the girl’s pink jacket was found several hundred yards away from where she went missing, police said. She is wearing a gray shirt, pink bottoms and tennis shoes.The family says they live in the Monroe, Michigan, area, which is about 200 miles south of where the girl went missing. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

From RAGs to Riches

first_imgRAG announced that they raised a record-breaking £119,368 which more than doubles last year’s total of £46,00. The money will be split equally between Shelter, Pathways Workshop, Helen & Douglas House and Emerge Global.RAG President Charlotte Le Flufy commented that RAG “provided more support and encouragement to colleges, societies, and individuals to run bigger, better University-wide events”. She also thanked the College Charity reps and RAG committee members who “have dedicated a huge amount of effort and time into making this year successful.”Daniel Lowe, OUSU Vice-President for Charities and Community commented, “it has been a privilege to work with such a committed RAG team, and to see OUSU’s support lead to such a fantastic result for so many worthy causes.” He stated that RAG’s success was ‘just a part of what has been an incredibly productive year for OUSU’.last_img read more