Labour candidates go on solo run on Limerick doorsteps

first_imgCelebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy RESIDENTS in City North and City East are bewildered with Labour Party local election candidates who they claim have been canvassing on their doorsteps under the guise as independents.Sinn Féin candidate for Limerick City East, Séighin Ó’Ceallaigh, has accused a Labour rival in the same ward of “masquerading as an independent”. According to Ó’Ceallaigh, Derek Mulcahy has been distributing election material with no mention of his candidacy for the Labour Party.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “He describes himself as a peace commissioner but makes no mention of the Labour Party. Residents of Garryowen drew my attention to this leaflet while canvassing in the area. It really is quite a bizarre document and speaks volumes for the level of embarrassment that Labour candidates must feel about their parties performance in government,” said Mr Ó’Ceallaigh.In response, Mr Mulcahy denied that his election flyers do not reference the Labour Party.“All my canvassing leaflets have the Labour Party logo on them and I am a peace commissioner. If people need a document signed I am more then happy to accommodate,” said Mr Mulcahy.“Garryowen is one of the oldest communities in Limerick that does not have its own community centre. The letter I put out in Garryowen is letting the people know that if I am elected to Limerick City and County Council I will make this a priority,” he explained.Meanwhile, Anti Austerity Alliance candidate for City North, Cian Prendiville, has also accused Labour rival Frankie Daly of “pretending to be an independent”. A campaign leaflet issued by Mr Daly, who is standing in Limerick City North, makes no reference his party, and the AAA claim many who he has talked to believed he was an independent.“Labour are running scared. The fact that their leaflets don’t mention the Labour Party is a further sign that this party are trying to scam working class people. They know they are facing a wipe out and are trying every trick in the book to avoid that. Labour are obviously well trained in lying during elections, but this is a new low,” said Mr Prendiville.According to Frankie’s campaign manager Richard Fahy, 300 campaign posters, 10,000 flyers and 6,000 leaflets were distributed in City North in the run up to this Friday’s local election all with the Labour party logo.“Frankie did put together a low quality leaflet, a bio, for people who asked for a little more information. Maybe you could ask Cian Prendiville to clear up the confusion on whether he’s a member of the Anti Austerity Alliance or the Socialist Party,” Mr Fahy concluded. Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Facebook Linkedin Previous articleThings get dirty in last leg of election race in LimerickNext articleKiller tells trial Dundon ordered murder from prison cell Alan Jacques Email TAGSAnti Austerity AllianceLabour PartyMusic LimerickSinn Fein WhatsAppcenter_img Sinn Fein plans for ‘all female’ election candidates are sexist and discriminatory, says male party member snubbed for election run RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Twitter #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Advertisement NewsPoliticsLabour candidates go on solo run on Limerick doorstepsBy Alan Jacques – May 21, 2014 951 Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launchlast_img read more

GSEs Announce Updates to Loan Repurchase Guidelines for Lenders

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Related Articles At the direction of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced on Thursday updates to their life-of-loan representation and warranty framework in order to provide clarity for lenders regarding the potential risk for repurchase.The clarification of life-of-loan exclusions announced by the GSEs are meant to provide more certainty to lenders and borrowers alike, which will “increase access to credit without compromising safety and soundness,” according to a prepared statement by FHFA Director Mel Watt.”The release of details today by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac clarifying the definition of life-of-loan exclusions and when they apply is a positive step forward for housing finance,” Watt said in his statement. “Concerns about when a mortgage loan might be subject to repurchase, along with other market factors, have contributed to increased credit overlays that drive up lending costs and reduce access to credit.”For Fannie Mae, the new framework guidelines provide specific requirements under which lenders can seek a repurchase after they are granted relief. One particular clarification made in Thursday’s updates relates to misrepresentations or data inaccuracies around the loan that surface post-relief date – Fannie Mae will seek repurchase on these loans only after is that Fannie Mae will seek repurchase of a loan after administering a “significance test” to determine if Fannie Mae would not have purchased the loan in the first place had the misrepresentations or inaccuracies been known prior to the relief date.Currently, lenders are granted relief on many representations if one of three requirements is met: The borrower makes timely payments on most loans for 36 months, the borrower makes timely payments on Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) or Refi Plus loans for 12 months, or if the loan passes a quality control review administered by Fannie Mae.Fannie Mae also announced it will seek repurchase on a loan either before or after relief is obtained under the framework if “it determines the failure to comply would impair its rights under the note or mortgage or result in direct liability by Fannie Mae under the law, or if the lender may have violated a consumer protection or other law or regulation that is specifically listed in today’s announcement.””The clarity and certainty we’re providing today is crucial for lenders to increase access to mortgage credit,” said Andrew Bon Salle, EVP of Single-Family Underwriting, Pricing, and Capital Markets for Fannie Mae. “There are qualified borrowers who are not being served in today’s market. With this clarity, lenders should have greater confidence in lending to Fannie Mae’s full credit standards and making mortgages available to more borrowers.”Freddie Mac announced that it will implement a similar significance test to the one Fannie Mae will administer in order protect the enterprise against fraud, misrepresentations, or data inaccuracies in regards to a loan. Freddie Mac also announced that the updates will be retroactive to mortgages that settled with the enterprise on or after January 1, 2013. In addition, Freddie Mac will be updating the “compliance with law” definition in its Selling Guide in order to “provide more certainty on how Freddie Mac will enforce remedies for compliance with laws,” according to Thursday’s announcement.”Today’s announcement goes a long way in providing clarity and certainty to lenders as to when a loan will be subject to a repurchase,” said Dave Lowman, EVP of Single Family Business at Freddie Mac. “Lenders have been specifically concerned that the life of loan exclusions could undermine the selling representation and warranty relief, leaving a back door for the GSE to put loans back to them after granting relief. Addressing these concerns by providing tighter definitions and clarity should encourage Sellers to serve a broader range of qualified borrowers.” November 20, 2014 1,266 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. 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Off-Broadway’s Nevermore to Receive Cast Album

first_img Nevermore blurs the line between fact and fiction, exploring the events that shaped Poe’s character and career. A literary rock star in his day, Poe struggled with tragedy and addiction, poverty and loss, yet produced some of the world’s most original and enduring literature before dying in mysterious circumstances at the age of 40. Nevermore – The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on March 29, 2015 The show originally played at Catalyst Theatre of Edmonton in Canada in 2009 before touring extensively, including an acclaimed run at London’s Barbican Centre. Nevermore was previously seen in New York at the Victory Theatre in 2010. The production has been expanded since then, with several new songs added and structural revisions made to the original script.center_img Nevermore—The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe will release a cast album on June 16 on Broadway Records. Written, composed and directed by Jonathan Christenson, the musical play will close on March 29 at off-Broadway’s New World Stages. Related Shows The cast includes Scott Shpeley, Gaelan Beatty, Shannon Blanchett, Beth Graham, Ryan Parker and Garett Ross.last_img read more

Monday April 6th Local Sports

first_imgDES MOINES — Roster management becomes even more crucial for spring coaches whose athletes all received an extra year of eligibility last week. The Drake softball team had only three seniors on this year’s squad and coach Rich Calvert does not believe any of them will take advantage of the extra year.Calvert says it becomes more complicated when looking at the younger classes.Calvert says it is an issue all coaches need to work through.Drake was 8-16 overall before their season was cut short. AMES — College athletic departments took a major financial hit with the cancellation of the NCAA basketball tournament. The loss of the football season would be catastrophic. Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard slashed coaches salaries and bonuses after his department lost five million dollars of tournament revenue.As the economic driving force Pollard says they can ill afford the loss of football.Pollard says options are already being discussed for football.Iowa State is scheduled to start the 2020 season on September 5th hosting South Dakota. IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Cordell Pemsl is leaving Iowa to play his final season at another school as a graduate transfer. The 6-foot-8, 248-pound forward from Dubuque averaged six points and just over four rebounds per game in 96 games. Pemsl had three major surgeries over the last six years and was a reserve exclusively after starting 14 games as a freshman. He thanked his teammates, coaches, school and fans for a memorable four years. TONIGHT:AM-1300 KGLO — 2009 American League Central playoff — Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers — 7:00 MASON CITY — The North Iowa Bulls have been named the “Organization of the Year” by the North American Tier 3 Hockey League. It’s the fourth time the Bulls have won the award, winning it in 2014 and 2018, and sharing it with the Metro Jets in 2016. The four total awards are the most of any team in the NA3HL. The Bulls new home at the Mason City downtown arena led them to shatter attendance records during the season. The Bulls averaged 1242 fans per game for the season, with that number being 1585 fans per game once they moved into their new home. 11 Bulls players and alumni have made college commitments for next season. The Bulls finished 38-7-2-0 on the season, winning the West Division title and the team’s seventh division championship in nine years before the Fraser Cup post-season tournament was canceled due to the COVID-19 crisis.last_img read more

Homestead facility for migrant children shutdown

first_imgMigrant children who were being housed at a detention facility in Homestead, Florida, are no longer there.The downsizing of the camp for unaccompanied children who crossed the border illegally has been underway for days, reports say.The Homestead camp run by a for-profit company even came up during the recent Democratic presidential debate.Now all the children have been moved out.According to reports, four-hundred workers were terminated on Friday, and thousands more will be fired on Monday.The children are now at camps spread across the country.This story is developing.last_img read more

Ice cooled by North Island Silvertips

first_imgThe Kootenay shook off a tough loss in the opener to grab a single point in a two-game B.C Hockey Major Midget League series against the North Island Silvertips Sunday in Castlegar.Spencer McLean scored the only goal of the game for the Ice in a 1-1 tie against the Silvertips.North Island won the opening tilt of the series 5-4, scoring twice on the power play in the third period to secure the victory.Kootenay, 3-18-5, remain last in the BCMMHL standings.Sunday, McLean of Montrose gave the Ice the early first period lead with his seventh goal of the season.However, Hunter Findlater scored in the second to even the score. Saturday, Kootenay held a 4-2 lead with five minutes remaining in the contest before a few questionable penalty called did the home side in.Joe Gage, Clayton Pearce and Dylan Coghlan, netting the winner in with 62 seconds remaining in the game, rallied the Silvertips.Ryan Neil of Fruitvale, Trevor Steinburg of Cranbrook, Kadrian Klimchuk of Castlegar and Coy Prevost of Kimberley scored for the Ice.Jason Mailhoit of Trail was in goal for Kootenay.The Ice travel to Langley this weekend for the annual BC Hockey Major Midget Showcase weekend at the Events Centre.The Ice meet Valley West Hawks in two games.Friday, the league allstar game is being played at  the George Preston Centre with three players from Kootenay on the roster — Austin Tambellni of Nelson, Prevost and goalie Carson Schamerhorn of Trail.last_img read more