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

Side-by-side and utility trailer stolen from Surerus Pipeline yard

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John RCMP are investigating a break and enter at Surerus Pipeline.  During the early morning hours of September 8, 2016 a 2015 Can-am Commander side-by-side was loaded onto a utility trailer and from the Surerus yard at 9312 109 street in Fort St. John.The theft occurred sometime between 1 and 8 a.m.Description of Can-am:Black and yellow in colorFully enclosed black cabAlberta licence plate of GTH69- Advertisement -Description of Utility Trailer:2014 single axle Alumasilver in color with “Aluma” logo on the sideAlberta licence plate of 5AT919If you have any information regarding the break and enter and theft please contact the Fort St. John RCMP at 250-787-8100. If you wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You do not have to give your name, address, or telephone number. A cash reward of up to $2000.00 will be paid for any information which leads to an arrest and charge.last_img read more

Woman wounded in gang shooting

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsFor more news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A 20-something woman wounded in the head just west of downtown Los Angeles in a gang-related shooting was in critical condition today, police said. The shooting in the 400 block of North Lafayette Park Place occurred about 2:30 p.m. yesterday, said Karen Smith of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section. The woman, whose name was withheld, was taken to a hospital in critical condition and underwent surgery, said Sgt. Melvin Gamble of the Rampart Station. It was unclear what made police believe the shooting was gang-related. last_img read more

DONEGAL WORKERS FEARS GROW AS MINIMUM WAGE CUT HIT LOOMS

first_imgHUNDREDS OF workers across the county fear wage cuts tomorrow as the new minimum wage comes into force.Donegal Family Resource Centre has launched a scathing attack on the cut.Jim Mclaughlin says the reduction in the minimum wage from €8.65 to €7.65 per hour will devastate on families and individuals who are already suffering from financial strain. He is urging businesses not to hit the worst paid workers in the county.He says the cut is another blow to people whose wages have already been reduced since January due to the implementation of the universal social charge.Mr McLaughlin is encouraging anyone experiencing difficulties to contact voluntary organisations for help.* Have you been affected? Email [email protected] DONEGAL WORKERS FEARS GROW AS MINIMUM WAGE CUT HIT LOOMS was last modified: January 31st, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

US Women Kickers vs. Japan Again

first_imgVANCOUVER, British Columbia — Abby Wambach remembers the date by heart: July 17, 2011.That was the day the United States lost to Japan in the Women’s World Cup title match in Germany.The Americans get a rematch on July 5 when the teams meet again in the final, this time in Canada. The U.S. women are favored, and there figures to be a mostly pro-American crowd making the short trip across the border to Vancouver’s BC Place.Wambach and the rest of her teammates say they aren’t taking anything for granted. The United States, ranked No. 2 in the world, is seeking its third World Cup title, but first since 1999.“We still have to win. We haven’t won anything yet, and we know what that feels like from four years ago,” Wambach said. “It’s not a good feeling.”The United States is coming off an impressive 2-0 semifinal victory over Germany, the team that had unseated the Americans for the top spot in the world rankings. Criticized at times for a lack of offense, the U.S. has posted five straight shutouts.“I think we have really good momentum. I think we have confidence as a group. But we need to raise our game as well,” said midfielder Carli Lloyd, who leads the Americans with three goals. “This is the final, everything’s on the line, there’s no holding back. There’s no reserving energy. It’s full throttle.”Japan, ranked No. 4 in the world, has won each of its six matches during the month-long tournament, relying on its steady tactical skill. It is trying for its second straight World Cup title.“It’s the final game, the last one, so there’s no more than that and we should really cherish this moment that we are going to the final,” Japan coach Norio Sasaki said. “But I would also like to have a game that would contribute to the development of football in the world.”THE LAST TIME: Japan’s victory over the United States four years ago was Asia’s first-ever World Cup title.The Japanese erased a pair of one-goal deficits. Wambach scored in the 104th minute to give the U.S. a 2-1 lead, and Homare Sawa tied it 13 minutes later. Japan then prevailed 3-1 on penalty kicks.It was an emotional victory, following the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit the nation in March, killing more than 20,000 people and touching off the worst nuclear catastrophe since Chernobyl in 1986.Before boarding the flight home from Germany, Sawa said: “I have to dedicate this win to the people who suffered the disaster.”LIGHTS-OUT D: Anchored by Hope Solo in goal, the United States’ most consistent asset in the World Cup so far has been its defense.Solo, who won the Golden Glove award for the 2011 World Cup, has put up five straight shutouts. She has been helped by a solid backline of Meghan Klingenberg, Becky Sauerbrunn, Julie Johnston and Ali Krieger.The United States has gone 513 minutes without conceding a goal. Only Australia, in the first half of the group-stage opener, has managed to score against the Americans.HONORING A TEAMMATE: That white teddy bear that has been a constant feature on Japan’s bench throughout the tournament honors midfielder Kozue Ando, who broke her left ankle in the World Cup opener against Switzerland.While Ando returned home to Japan, she remains close to the players — and not just symbolically with the teddy bear that wears her jersey. She was in her teammates’ thoughts during the semifinal victory over England.“Miss Ando was talking to the players in the locker room on the phone, and also she sent messages,” Sasaki said. “And also was the fact that she could come to Vancouver to cheer for us. That was the source of our energy. So we were able to do that.”(ANNE M. PETERSON, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more