Third level Limerick students struggling to stay in education

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articlePlace of honour for ‘Honda Man’ Philip in family support centreNext articleAnger over priest’s ‘offensive’ blessing of coursing club grounds in County Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsLocal NewsThird level Limerick students struggling to stay in educationBy Alan Jacques – October 20, 2014 802 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Printcenter_img Cllr Séighin Ó CeallaighJUST a month into the new academic year, some third level students in Limerick are already struggling to stay in education.According to Sinn Féin councillor for City East, Séighin Ó Ceallaigh, college students are already in financial difficulty. The 22-year-old public representative, who stood for election while studying at the University of Limerick, says he has been contacted by a number of students regarding their third level grants.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Criticising Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan for not confirming whether or not student fees would rise before Tuesday’s budget, Cmhlr Ó Ceallaigh also accusing her Labour Party colleagues of recycling the same old failed policies.“Third level student fees have been constantly on the rise in recent years, having increased from €1,500 per year to €3,000 under Labour’s former Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn, and now the fees may be set to rise again.“I know first-hand how hard it is for young people and their parents to afford third level education. Some students have to work long hours in order to fund their education, and any more financial demands will drive even more of our young people abroad for either education or employment,” he warned.He went on to point out that, under the current system, a household can take in a maximum of €40,000 in order to get a decent grant, and those from working backgrounds are left without a grant, without financial support from struggling parents, and without a fair chance at third level education.“Not only are college, institute of technology, and university students under threat, but so are apprentices who are learning trades,” he added.Twenty two-year-old apprentice Seán Lawlor from Lynwood Park agrees with Cmhlr Ó Ceallaigh’s standpoint.“These new fees put me under a lot of financial stress during my training and I didn’t know if I could afford them. My exam results were withheld from me until they were paid, so I was uncertain of my future until I could manage to get the money together.“All I want to do is get an education and to get a job. Luckily, I’m in my final year, but future students might not be able to afford this education,” he said. TAGSEducation Minister Jan O’SullivanlimerickSéighin Ó CeallaighSinn Fein Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Facebook Advertisement WhatsApp Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more

Donegal Co Council considered €116 million capital programme

first_img HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Donegal Co Council considered €116 million capital programme Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Previous articleBorder businesses hoping to benefit from Perry / B.R.A. initiativeNext articleColeraine police urge intruder in Acheson murder to turn himself in News Highland Twitter Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp By News Highland – May 1, 2012 Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Newsx Advertscenter_img Watch: The Nine Til Noon Show LIVE Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Facebook Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Facebook Pinterest Donegal County Council considered a 116 million euro Capital Programme yesterday, but Councillors expressed concern at the capital projects in their electoral areas that did not appear on the list.Just over 116 million euro will be spend on roads, sewerage, water and other major works between now and 2014.County Manager Seamus Neely has presented a draft plan, proposing spending just over 50 million euro on projects in the first year. More detailed proposals for the second and third years will be brought forward when budgets are confirmed, he said.Councilors will discuss additional electoral capital priorities at the Councils regular May meeting.Mayor Cllr Noel Mc Bride says the issue requires a lot of consideration……….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/noelm1pm.mp3[/podcast] Twitterlast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img April 5, 2020 William Byron has won the third NASCAR virtual raceUNDATED (AP) — William Byron has won the third NASCAR virtual race in a series put together after the coronavirus pandemic stopped sports.Byron easily won the iRacing event Sunday at virtual Bristol Motor Speedway, where NASCAR would have been really racing before the coronavirus pandemic caused sports to shut down.His victory came after he led the most laps in NASCAR’s first two virtual races and had nothing to show for his gaming skills.The most entertaining part of Sunday’s event was the drivers’ gaming streams, where they argued and complained about one another. Bubba Wallace “rage quit” the game early after an accident and Daniel Suarez and Kyle Larson were parked after virtually tangling on track.  Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-OBIT-TOM DEMPSEYEx-NFL kicker, Saints hero Tom Dempsey dies at 73NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former NFL kicker Tom Dempsey has died from what his family described as complications from the new coronavirus. He was 73. Update on the latest sports In other news related to the coronavirus pandemic:— Major League Soccer’s 25th season is on hold indefinitely because of the coronavirus outbreak, but league officials and coaches still hope the league will be able to get in a full season and with fans in attendance. The league had set a target date for re-starting on May 10, although that now seems unlikely. The anniversary of the first MLS match is Monday.— England defender Kyle Walker is facing disciplinary action from English Premier League team Manchester City after appearing to break lockdown conditions during the coronavirus pandemic. Walker apologized on Sunday after it was widely reported he held a party involving two sex workers at his home last week, breaking the government’s rules on social distancing. The country is in the middle of a three-week lockdown. The team says it will look into Walker’s conduct.— A Serbian soccer player has been sentenced to three months of home detention for flouting a curfew imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus. Striker Aleksandar Prijovic pleaded guilty at a video link trial in Belgrade on Saturday. Police had arrested him and 19 others for gathering at a hotel lobby bar in Belgrade on Friday and violating the country’s 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. lockdown orders. He is the second Serbian soccer player to be caught violating the stay-at-home orders. Those who violate the restrictive measures could face up to three years in jail.— Soccer players in Spain are criticizing the Spanish league’s decision to ask clubs to put the footballers on government furloughs during the coronavirus crisis. The league on Friday said the furloughs were needed because there was no agreement on the size of the salary cuts that players must take to reduce the financial impact of the pandemic. In a statement today, Spain’s players’ association said the league should have created a financial cushion for this period. The league and the players’ association have been in talks to try to find ways to mitigate losses if the season cannot be restarted because of the pandemic. Hagans entering NBA draftLEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky guard Ashton Hagans is giving up his last two seasons of college eligibility to enter the NBA draft, saying the time is now to pursue his dream of playing professionally.The 6-foot-3 Hagans was named SEC Defensive Player of the Year as a freshman and became one of the country’s best point guards this past season.He averaged 11.5 points, 6.4 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 1.9 steals last season, but he also clashed with coach John Calipari. Hagans argued with forward Nick Richards and coach Calipari and reportedly refused to re-enter in the second half of a home loss to Tennessee. Calipari downplayed the incident afterward.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS Dempsey set an NFL record that stood for 43 years when he kicked a 63-yard, game-winning field goal for the New Orleans Saints against Detroit on Nov. 8, 1970. It wasn’t until 2013 that Matt Prater of the Broncos broke that record with a 64-yarder in Denver.Dempsey’s success came despite being born without toes on his kicking foot. Dempsey kicked for 11 seasons in the NFL with New Orleans, Philadelphia, the Los Angeles Rams, Houston Oilers and Buffalo.His daughter says Dempsey was diagnosed with dementia several years ago and was living in a New Orleans nursing home that was hit hard by the virus.The Orleans Parish coroner has yet to release an official cause of death.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-HAGANS-NBA — Australia’s triathlon world champion Mirinda Carfrae has found virtual reality competitions created to sustain sport amid the coronavirus outbreak have unexpected hazards. The three-time world ironman champion was competing against Jocelyn McCauley of the United States, Canada’s Angela Naeth and Jeanni Seymour of South Africa in the inaugural Ironman VR Pro Challenge women’s race when disaster struck: Her husband tripped over the cord of her smart trainer, disconnecting it and putting her out of the race.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Associated Press last_img read more