GE looks to move in on UK bank sector

first_imgSunday 15 August 2010 10:34 pm Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL KCS-content whatsapp US CONGLOMERATE General Electric (GE) is planning to launch an internet bank in the UK.The financial arm of the firm, GE Capital, has already set up an internet bank in Germany, titled GE Direkt, and is hoping to join the ranks of the newcomers on the UK banking scene within 18 months.US-backed Metro Bank opened its first branch in the UK last month and Lloyd’s of London chairman Lord Levene and City grandee Sir David Walker are to front another new High Street venture.But GE’s plans, tentatively dubbed GE Direct, will be the first online bank launched in the UK since the financial crisis.The Financial Services Authority (FSA) tightened the rules regulating internet banks two years ago, following the collapse of Icelandic internet banks such as Icesave, which had 300,000 customers in the UK with deposits of over £4bn. The incident led to a diplomatic crisis between Britain, Holland and Iceland over attempts to reclaim deposited funds.GE is thought to be looking at the possibility of rolling out similar operations across Europe as GE Capital looks to diversify its funding base.The firm specialises in factoring, paying companies up front for contracts that will pay out over time, such as a recent deal which will see Jaguar Land Rover receive £170m through this structure. GE Capital utilised the AAA credit rating of its parent company to borrow money at very low interest rates, but the financial crisis saw GE’s credit rating slip and factoring became a more expensive method of revenue for the division.GE was unavailable for comment last night. Share Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayot GE looks to move in on UK bank sector whatsapplast_img read more

ECB overnight lending up to 20-month high

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Lawmakers set out competing sports betting proposals in New York

first_img Senator Joseph Addabbo and Assemblymember Gary Pretlow have put forward a new proposal to regulate mobile sports betting in New York, days after Governor Andrew Cuomo signalled his intention to support legalization – albeit through the state lottery – in 2021. Licensees would be expected to pay a $12m fee for the right to operate in the state as well as a 12% gross revenue tax, higher than the 8.5% rate set for in-person betting.  The proposal contrasts the plans put forward by Cuomo earlier this week, which emerged following reports that he was to drop his long-standing opposition to mobile wagering.  Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Types of bets permitted would be divided into three categories, with tier one wagers those that are determined by the final outcome of a sporting event. Tier two, meanwhile, covers all bets placed in play that do not relate to the final scores, while tier three covers any bet types not included in the previous two categories.  Addabbo’s SB1183 and Pretlow’s A1257 were filed yesterday (7 January), and amends the state’s Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law to allow commercial and tribal casinos to offer mobile sports betting.  There would also be an 0.2% levy on sports betting handle, which would be returned to sports organizers as a royalty fee, with in-play betting to only be permitted when using official league data.  8th January 2021 | By Robin Harrison Topics: Legal & compliance Lottery Sports betting Regulation Online lottery State monopoly Online sports betting Sports betting regulation AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter There would also be scope for other venues, such as sports stadiums and off-track betting facilities, to participate in the market as affiliates of the casinos, by hosting betting kiosks on-site. This had been included in a previous attempt by Addabbo and Pretlow to push through mobile wagering legislation, in July 2019. Regulation Lawmakers set out competing sports betting proposals in New York The Governor had previously argued that a constitutional amendment – and ratification through a public referendum – was required to allow the channel to be offered in New York. Read the full story on iGB North America. Each operator would also be able to operate two skins under its license, which based on the state’s four commercial casinos and three tribal operators, suggests up to 14 brands would be permitted in the market. Addabbo’s SB1183 has been referred to the Senate Racing, Gaming And Wagering Committee, while Pretlow’s A1257 is currently with the Assembly Racing and Wagering Committee.  Regions: US New York Email Addresslast_img read more

Premier League 2020: Leeds United Sign Sam Greenwood In Three-Year Deal…

first_imgFootballEnglish Premier LeagueSportSport News Bett1Open 2021 Final: Liudmila Samsonova beats Belinda Bencic to clinch title PSL 2021 Playoffs Live: How to watch PSL 2021 Playoffs LIVE streaming in your country, India Premier League 2020: Leeds United Sign Sam Greenwood In Three-Year Deal From Arsenal By Kunal Dhyani – August 28, 2020 Football by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickE! OnlineTLC’s So Freaking Cheap Takes Penny-Pinching to the ExtremeE! OnlineMicrosoftBring your desktop to life with Bing WallpaperMicrosoft“I can’t wait to get started. It’s the perfect time to join Leeds. The club has such a good pathway for young players to come through that I just want to kick on now,” the striker said.Greenwood has been capped for England at youth level and scored 12 goals in 14 games for the Under-17s, with whom he also played at the 2019 European Championships.At Arsenal last season after catching the eye for the Under-18s, he made the step up to Under-23s football, featuring five times for the Gunners in the Premier League 2.Greenwood will initially link up with the Under-23s and becomes the latest young player to join the club during the summer transfer window, following the arrivals of Charlie Allen, Cody Drameh, Joe Gelhardt and Dani van den Heuvel. Facebook Twitter Previous articleBWF SOPs: At least one mandatory test per player per eventNext articleWWE Smackdown The MizTV will have a special guest on the show, check it out Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Belotti, Chiesa come close to breaking deadlock as Italy pile pressure on Wales; Follow Live Updates Football Football PUBG Mobile – Krafton IPO: PUBG Mobile promoters Krafton ready to break all records, aims 5 billion IPO Sport News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Viking Classic Birmingham 2021 Final: Ons Jabeur beats Daria Kasatkina to clinch title TAGSLeeds United Sign Sam GreenwoodPremier League 2020Premier League 2020 LIVEPremier League 2020 schedulePremier League 2020 start date SHARE Premier League 2020:Leeds United on Friday announced the signing of England striker Sam Greenwood on a three-year deal from Arsenal.The 18-year-old started his youth career with Sunderland, before joining the Gunners in 2018 after impressing on Wearside. Queens Club Final: Matteo Berrettini beats Cameron Norrie in final to win title Latest Sports News YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsored Sport News Sport News Tokyo Olympics: Dutee Chand, Hima Das among top athletes seeking direct Olympic qualification during IGP 4 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Halle Open 2021 Final: Ugo Humbert defeats Andrey Rublev to become champion ATP Tour Esports ATP Tour Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri doubles Switzerland’s lead after Seferovic opener; Follow Live Updates Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore last_img read more

How to start investing in dividend stocks

first_img Edward Sheldon owns shares in Hargreaves Lansdown, Murray Income Trust, Royal Dutch Shell, Diageo, and has a position in the Franklin UK Rising Dividends fund. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo and Hargreaves Lansdown. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Merchants Trust iShares UK Dividend ETF Individual dividend stocksFinally, if you have a larger amount of money to invest, you might want to consider picking individual dividend stocks yourself. The advantage of this approach is that you have more flexibility in terms of your investment choices. For example, if you want to focus on high-yield stocks like Royal Dutch Shell (6%+ yield) you can. Alternatively, if you want to focus on dividend-paying companies that have strong long-term growth prospects such as Diageo, you can do that too. Picking your own stocks can also be more cost-effective than investing in funds over the long run.I will point out that when analysing dividend stocks, it’s important to look beyond the yield. You’ll want to pay attention to things like dividend coverage, dividend growth, revenue and earnings growth, and debt levels. It’s also important to diversify your money across many different companies across different sectors in order to lower your stock-specific risk. I’d recommend owning at least 20 different dividend stocks, in order to minimise portfolio risk.Interested to learn more about dividend investing? You’ll find plenty of information on dividend stocks to buy at The Motley Fool UK. Index funds that pay dividendsA third option is to invest in index funds that are focused on dividend stocks. The advantage of this kind of fund is that they are generally cheaper to own than regular funds and investment trusts because they are run by algorithms and not portfolio managers. On the downside, however, they can underperform the market at times.Examples of dividend-focused index funds include: Man GLG UK Income Murray Income Trust Edward Sheldon, CFA | Monday, 3rd February, 2020 In the current low-interest-rate environment in which savings accounts are paying absolutely appalling rates of interest, many people are looking for new ways to boost their wealth. Dividend stocks, which often offer yields of 5% and higher, make up one asset class that has become popular.Wondering how to start investing in dividend stocks? Here’s a look at a few different ways to get started. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Funds that pay dividendsIf you’re new to stock market investing and/or you only have a small amount to invest, a sensible strategy when it comes to getting started with dividend stocks is to invest in a fund that has exposure to dividend-paying companies and pays regular dividends to its investors. These are sometimes called ‘equity income’ funds.This approach offers a number of advantages. Firstly, you won’t need to worry about picking stocks yourself as a professional fund manager will manage your money on your behalf. Secondly, your capital will be diversified over many different companies, lowering your overall risk. Third, a fund may be more economical compared to buying individual stocks (you’d have to pay a trading commission for each stock you buy).Funds that pay dividends that I like include: City of London Investment Trust Franklin UK Rising Dividends  I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. TB Evenlode Income  All three are available on the Hargreaves Lansdown platform.Investment trusts that pay dividendsAnother similar option is investment trusts that are focused on dividend stocks. These are like funds and offer many of the same advantages, however, they are listed on the stock market, meaning you can buy and sell them like regular shares.Dividend-focused investment trusts I like include: How to start investing in dividend stocks Vanguard FTSE UK Equity Income Index Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFAlast_img read more

How I created a passive income with UK shares

first_imgHow I created a passive income with UK shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 14th November, 2020 center_img I’ve created a passive income stream with UK shares over the past 10 years. Today, I’m going to explain how I reached this target and take a look at the companies that have helped me get there. Building a passive income planThe first step on my journey to building a passive income stream was to set out a plan. I set a goal of being able to achieve a passive income of £500 a month from UK shares. This would be enough, I believed, to cover my housing costs. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…According to my figures at the time, to hit this target I’d need to save around £100k. I assumed the market would return approximately 9% a year, based on historical figures. That suggested I need to save £500 a month to build the nest egg within a decade. As it turned out, equities performed better than expected, and I was able to hit this target much faster. Thanks to the combination of capital growth and dividend expansion, I’ve now hit my passive income target. But I don’t think I would have been able to do this without picking the right UK shares.The best UK shares There are a handful of stocks that have helped me meet my passive income savings target over the past decade. The stand-out performers were pharmaceutical group Hikma, consumer goods giant Unilever and insurance group Prudential.These companies may all operate in different industries, but they’ve several common qualities. I believe it’s these qualities that have helped them achieve impressive capital and dividend growth over the past few years. These qualities have made them the perfect passive income investments. For example, all three of these organisations own unique products. For Unilever, it’s the company’s billion-pound brands, such as Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. These are recognised the world over. The group is able to charge a premium for these products as a result.Meanwhile, Hikma manufactures generic and unique drugs. The company’s own drugs are protected by patents, which can last for many years, producing a guaranteed and predictable income stream for the business. Lastly, Prudential’s competitive advantage is the company’s reputation. It’s well-known in certain parts of Asia and has distribution agreements other trusted financial institutions. These qualities have allowed the business to capitalise on the growth of the region’s middle class during the past few years. All of the companies above have been able to capitalise on their unique advantages to achieve healthy profit margins and cash generation. This has translated into high total returns for shareholders.As such, I intend to keep two of these organisations in my passive income portfolio, despite the fact it’s achieved its target. As these firms continue to expand, I’m optimistic their dividends will continue to grow, boosting my passive income stream even more in the years ahead. Rupert Hargreaves owns shares in Prudential and Unilever. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Hikma Pharmaceuticals, Prudential, and Unilever. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

Colombian guerrillas continue struggle

first_imgFARC-EP Commander Marco León Calarcáwith Berta Joubert-Ceci.Two major events involving the Colombian guerrilla movement occurred this week: a ceasefire during the presidential elections and a partial agreement on the third item on the agenda of the peace talks between the Colombian government and the FARC-EP (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army).Guerrillas declare truce during electionsFrom the mountains of Colombia, Commander of the National Liberation Army (ELN) Nicolás Rodríguez and Commander of the Secretariat of the Central Staff of the FARC–EP Timoleón Jiménez issued a joint statement on May 15 announcing a bilateral ceasefire from May 20-28.The action, published on May 15, was in response to the request by several sectors of the population, as outlined in this message: “Today, with regard to the upcoming electoral contest for the presidency of the republic, many voices have been raised, with a variety of arguments, requesting a new declaration of ceasefire from us with the intention that the climate in which the election takes place be characterized by the absence of disruptions.” (ELN-voces.com)This ceasefire covers the offensive operations of the guerrilla forces against state and economic targets, but does not mean that they will refrain from using force, if necessary, to defend themselves from an attack.Dirty election campaignWhat seems like a simple statement is really an oasis amid the disgusting character of the campaign for the presidency of the republic. There are five candidates to date — Marta Lucia Ramírez of the Conservative Party; Clara López of the Democratic Pole; Enrique Peñalosa of the Green Alliance; Óscar Iván Zuluaga of the Democratic Center; and the current president, Juan Manuel Santos of National Unity — but, according to the polls, only the last two are in contention for the post.Between these two candidates, the campaign has deteriorated to harassment, allegations of corruption and collaboration with crime, etc. What is completely missing is a debate about the true and immense needs of the people and the solutions to their problems that either candidate would offer should he win.Zuluaga is the candidate of former paramilitary President Alvaro Uribe; President Santos was Uribe’s defense minister. It should be remembered at this time that it was under the direction of Santos that the state murder of guerrilla leader Raul Reyes took place March 1, 2008, in Sucumbios, where the Colombian Air Force, with U.S. help, bombed the FARC-EP camp, killing Reyes.Zuluaga and Uribe have been actively opposing the ongoing peace talks between the revolutionary forces and the government. This has gone as far as spying on the FARC-EP team in Havana. For that the Colombian attorney general has brought charges against a close aide of Zuluaga, which also implicates the illegal role of the U.S. Southern Command in listening to FARC-EP communications.However, now that he is president, Santos is more interested in protecting commercial interests with transnational companies, so he is committed to the peace negotiations between the FARC-EP and the government. This is not because he really seeks peace with social justice, but because he wants the “peace of the graveyard” to allow foreign companies to operate without problems. His real interest is to forever silence and demobilize the guerrillas.Even though President Santos talks peace while lashing out militarily against guerrilla forces, the negotiation process has taken on a life of its own and has forced discussion of national issues that have never been widely and publicly debated before.Partial agreement on illicit drugsIn the current celebration of the FARC-EP’s 50th anniversary, one could remark that this partial agreement comes in time to celebrate its half-century of struggle. Although under the terms of the negotiations, which are that “nothing is agreed until everything is agreed,” this partial success is really a battle won in the war for peace.Keep in mind that the suggestions and proposals in these negotiations have come not only from the parties sitting at the table in Havana, but from the thousands of people who communicate through assemblies held in Colombia, by email and through the webpage that the FARC-EP created for this purpose.The current discussion on Item 3 is about the “Solution to the problem of illicit drugs” that has affected that country so much and whose implications go far beyond its borders. Washington’s role is the “elephant in the room” as a promoter of drug trafficking because, among other things, the U.S. is the country where there is the largest number of consumers and where many banks launder drug money.The three subpoints in that discussion are: “1) Programs for substitution of illicit crops. Comprehensive development plans with community participation in the design, implementation and evaluation of substitution programs and environmental recovery of areas affected by these crops. 2) Prevention programs and public health; and 3) Solution to the phenomenon of production and marketing of narcotics.”Although these are apparently just a few phrases, they have a huge impact and significance. They both directly and indirectly involve the development and ownership of land, which gets to the root of one of the main causes of the conflict. It involves improving the living conditions of the peasantry and their ability to produce and exchange their products legally under safe conditions, with sanitary methods and with passable roads. Also included is their right to a life, to obtain the materials they need and to eliminate toxins such as Monsanto’s glyphosate used to eradicate coca plants. This also means the decriminalization of traditional and cultural use of coca by Indigenous communities.Also involved in this third point are health services, education about and prevention of drug use, among others, and punishment of the paramilitaries who are the main drug traffickers.None of these demands could have been agreed to if these negotiations had never begun.Now what is important is for the international community to reinforce its support and participation so that the negotiations continue to include, without punishment by the state, the voices of the people. And it’s important to step up the demand to free Simón Trinidad so that he can be included among those at the negotiating table.Trinidad has excelled in the past as an intelligent and skillful negotiator, and from the beginning in 2012 his comrades have asked that he be incorporated into the negotiating team. This is the 10th year he has been in prison in Florence, Colo. His “trial,” held in Washington, D.C., was full of falsehoods. He was convicted of holding captive three U.S. agents with whom he never had contact; in fact, he was convicted for his connection with the FARC-EP.Along with Mumia Abu-Jamal, Oscar López Rivera, Leonard Peltier, the Cuban Five, Russell Shoatz and the MOVE 9, Simón Trinidad is another of the many political prisoners in the United States of America. nFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

€1.6 million funding for Limerick sports clubs

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Athlunkard Boat Club is one of Limerick clubs to benefit from the latest round of sports fundingLIMERICK is to receive €1.6 million under the Sports Capital Programme to invest in local clubs and organisations, boosting sport and construction jobs.Among the clubs that will receive funding are Abbeyfeale Rugby Football Club, allocated €33,500 for a new grass pitch development; Athlunkard Boat Club will receive €27,000 for a dressing room refurbishment and boat purchase and Rathkeale Boxing Club have been allocated €2,000 for rubber inter-locking matting to cover floor space.“Local sports organisations are constantly trying to improve their facilities and I know the difficulties that they encounter in trying to raise money,” said Limerick Fine Gael TD and Minister of State Patrick O’Donovan.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “This is particularly difficult in smaller communities with small populations, so being able to deliver this money to the constituency as a Minister is important for me,” he explained.Fine Gael Senator Maria Byrne said that 89 clubs and organisations throughout Limerick and Clare are to receive approximately €2.5 million of the €30 million available in Sports Capital Grants.“I would also like to commend Minister O’Donovan for simplifying the application process for clubs and organisations. It is crucial we invest in sport and the health of our population, particularly with obesity is on the rise. Investing in sport is good for the health of the nation,” she said.Senator Kieran O’Donnell said, “I am delighted to see this much needed funding going to the places it will really make a big difference, our local sports clubs. Active engagement in sports not only helps keep young people healthy, but also builds confidence, independence and promotes team building.”More community news here Previous articleMolly Martens faces prospect of further three years in jailNext articleLimerick rents rise fastest in the country Editor NewsCommunity€1.6 million funding for Limerick sports clubsBy Editor – December 30, 2017 1979 Advertisement Twitter Print Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WhatsAppcenter_img TAGSAbbeyfeale Rugby Football Clubactive engagementAthlunkard Boat ClubKieran O’DonnelllimerickMaria ByrnePatrick O’DonovanSports Capital Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Email Facebook Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Gardaí investigating fatal road traffic collision

first_imgGARDAÍ are investigating a fatal single-vehicle road traffic collision that occurred in the Cratloekeel area of Cratloe, Co. Clare, on March 17, 2020, at approximately 2:55 am.An 18 year old man has been pronounced dead at the scene. The scene has been preserved for a technical examination.Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information, particularly and road users who travelled in the area who may have dash cam footage, to contact Henry Street Garda Station on 061 212 400 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111. Facebook TAGSAn Garda SíochánaLimerick City and CountyNews Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Linkedin Email WhatsApp Advertisement Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Previous articleWatch: University of Limerick’s virtual St Patrick’s Day celebrationNext articleBrain Awareness Week information evening moves online Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie center_img Print Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsGardaí investigating fatal road traffic collisionBy Staff Reporter – March 17, 2020 410 Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Limerick on Covid watch list Twitterlast_img read more

Early election in Northern Ireland due to take place on March 2nd

first_img WhatsApp Facebook 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Pinterest NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Twitter Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Facebook Early election in Northern Ireland due to take place on March 2nd RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Google+center_img Homepage BannerNews Google+ WhatsApp An early election is due to take place in Northern Ireland on the 2nd of March after the collapse of the government.It follows the break-up of the power-sharing government following a dispute between Sinn Fein and the DUP over a botched renewable energy scheme.Earlier, the DUP’s Arlene Foster was put forward for a third term as First Minister, but Sinn Féin declined to put anyone forward to share the office with her.The assembly will sit for the last time on the 25th of January.Northern Secretary James Brokenshire:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/stormont7pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleHarley guides ‘Hot Beat’ to Wolverhampton winNext articleUlster Senior League to select ‘ELEVEN30’ team for 30th Anniversary admin News, Sport and Obituaries on Wednesday May 26th By admin – January 16, 2017 Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programmelast_img read more