Taoiseach needs to go – O’Donnell

first_imgFacebook LIMERICK EAST TD Kieran O’Donnell has called on Taoiseach Brian Cowen to resign after the Taoiseach declared he would continue on in government.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Fine Gael deputy said that an election is the only thing that will bring some certainty to the country. Print “We have lost our capacity to negotiate credibility on behalf of the Irish people.“The negotiations with the IMF are the most defining moments since we gained independence.Commenting on the behaviour of the Taoiseach Brian Cowen and Minister of Finance Brian Lenihan this week, he said:“I think they did the country a major disservice and weakened our dealing with the IMF.“The government has run out of road, people don’t trust them, and the bond market doesn’t trust them”.This morning Green Party leader John Gormley called for an election in January.This afternoon Independent TDs Michael Lowry and Jackie Healy Rae withdrew their support for the government.In response to today’s events Limerick West TD Nial Collins said:“It’s a very fluid political environment, on one hand people want an election and the other hand they want a budget to put through.“It’s an unprecedented situation”. Advertisement Email WhatsApp Twitter Linkedin NewsLocal NewsTaoiseach needs to go – O’DonnellBy admin – November 22, 2010 697 Previous articleNagle to start against ScarletsNext articleRequested false driving licence on CB radio adminlast_img read more

Weekend Pick: Snowshoe Mountain Resort Demo Days

first_imgSki season is in full swing here on the East Coast with a cold front providing great temps for snow making and even the possibility of a little natural white stuff coming down later this week. Skiing and snowboarding is great  really great, but there are significant hurdles to overcome to get on the slopes. One of the biggest being the price of admission. Lift tickets don’t come cheap, and then you have to buy or rent equipment, have the proper apparel, etc. The price tag can roll up pretty quickly. If you go skiing a lot, or even just once or twice every winter, it pays to have a set of your own gear. Boots fit snugger, skis stay sharper, and one is just way more comfortable on the slopes riding their own boards. Plus, if you aren’t out there every day, a solid set of boots and boards will last you a good long while, decades even with the way they make stuff these days. But that’s a big investment and you want to make the right decisions for your skill level, aggression, terrain, etc.So, how do you do it?You go to Snowshoe Mountain Resort Demo Days. Snowshoe will host the biggest names in the snowsports industry this weekend to provide free demos of their latest and greatest gear. Techs will be on hand to custom fit you, make suggestions on what you should be looking for, and helping you get into some new gear. If you are looking for a new set of skis or a new snowboard, or are just trying to get an idea of what you should be looking for in the equipment you use, don’t miss this opportunity to pick the brains of the guys and gals that know everything there is to know about skis, boards, boots, and bindings. This is also a great chance to do some holiday shopping reconnoissance for that special shredder in your life.Demo Days will be happening on Saturday and Sunday, December 14-15, and all you need to participate is a photo ID and a regular lift ticket. If you are an experienced skier looking to step up your game or a novice just seeing what’s out there, this event is not to be missed.See you on the slopes!last_img read more

House passes NAFCU-backed reg cost-reduction bill

first_imgThe House on Tuesday voted 250 to 175 to approve H.R. 185, legislation supported by NAFCU that would require the least-cost implementation of federal rules.Titled the “Regulatory Accountability Act of 2015,” H.R. 185 was introduced last Wednesday by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn. In addition to least-cost implementation, it would encourage more public input on rulemaking and restrict the use of interim rules implemented without notice and comment.NAFCU and 160 other financial trades wrote House members Monday urging passage of H.R. 185. The bill will now move on to the Senate.Industry trades, including NAFCU, urged swift passage. “Our members believe that regulations need to be narrowly tailored, supported by strong and credible data and evidence, and impose the lowest possible burden while still implementing Congressional intent,” they wrote.NAFCU is pushing its message of “enough is enough” as it continues to pursue a decrease in credit unions’ regulatory burden – H.R. 185 would help inch closer to that goal. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more