However, BOS also welcomed certain aspects of the report, such as calls for the introduction of B2B licences. BOS also rejected the calls to limit marketing of online casino products to certain hours of the day, and accused the state of pursuing its own self interest – via lottery operator Svenska Spel and former horse racing monopoly ATG – over good policy. BOS warns of further channelisation risks in Market Inquiry response “This proposal specifically targets the gaming product where the state does not have such a large market share, and correspondingly protects state and semi-state actors’ most important market. In addition, BOS said it was disappointed that action against unlicensed operators didn’t go further, and that there was not a proposal for the Swedish state to sell Svenska Spel’s sport and casino division, which competes as part of the licensed market. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter In addition, it recommended the creation of a risk classification for gambling products, with higher-risk games – such as online slots – unable to be advertised between the hours of 6am and 9pm. However, the trade body also criticised a number of proposals in the report. It said a risk classification for different types of game misunderstood the nature of gambling-related harm. The report – Commissioned in 2018 – was first published in December 2020, and made a series of proposals intended to boost player protection, Swedish sport and the strength of the licensed market. Advertising was also among the topics under scrutiny in the report, after the scope of the initial inquiry was amended following a flurry of marketing activity when the Swedish market opened at the start of 2019. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Social responsibility Sports betting Casino regulation Licensing Regulation Sports betting regulation A similar report also dealt with the issue of a levy on horse racing, which was also dismissed – a decision that was welcomed by BOS last week. In late January of this year, the report was sent out to 139 different entities – including BOS and operators such as LeoVegas and Kindred – for consultation. This consultation process will close on 30 April. In its consultation response, BOS said it welcomed certain aspects of the report, but opposed others. In general, however, it said that it appeared the recommendations it supported mostly dealt with verticals with high levels of channelisation, but verticals under greater threat from unlicensed gambling faced more restrictions. “The most basic condition for a regulation of online gambling is that it is neither the state or the gaming companies that decide whether the regulation will be successful or not,” it said. “The consumers do.” BOS added that ultimately, all recommendations need to centre the customer as it is actions of customers that determine the success of regulations. “It is unclear how the Swedish-licensed online casino companies will be able to contribute to a strong channelisation if they are not even allowed to tell about their existence in relation to the unlicensed companies,” it said. “BOS believes that the main method for preventing and counteracting gambling addiction is to rate players’ risks rather than games,” it said. “This is based on the fact that players with a tendency to risky behavior will hurt themselves regardless of the game product.” “We think this will become an effective requirement that will help defend channelisation and the Swedish licensing system,” it said. “BOS also wants to emphasize that how the requirements for these licences are designed is crucial to the success of the reforms, and that we assume that the industry is given good opportunities for early influence in the development of them.” “Risk classification has, as has been suggested so far, had two effects. One is that it may exclude allegedly less dangerous games from consumer protection which we believe should apply to the market in general. The second effect is to specifically single out online casino products as particularly dangerous. 20th April 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle Regulation The trade body said it supported many of the measures to tackle unlicensed gambling, including the introduction of B2B licences. Swedish online trade association Branscheforenigen för Onlienspel (BOS) has argued many recommendations in the country’s Gambling Market Inquiry (Spelmarknadsutredningen) puts verticals with the lowest channelisation rates at further risk of losing out to unlicensed operators in its consultation response. The report also dismissed calls for a statutory levy on betting on Swedish sports, pointing out that as the vast majority of bets are on matches abroad, this would do little to help domestic sport and may reduce interest in and sponsorship of these competitions. Email Address BOS also backed the decision not to recommend sports betting levies, and cites one of its member operators, which saw less than 6% of its betting turnover come from Swedish sport. The trade body added that the rules would severely limit one of the greatest advantages of operating in the licensed system. As well as the horse racing market inquiry, BOS also recently submitted a response to a report from the Swedish equality commission that covered a wide range of topics, including gambling. BOS argued the report – which called for gambling to be operated through a single state-run portal and limited to certain hours of the day – showed a clear lack of understanding of how the gambling industry functioned. Tags: Branschföreningen för Onlinespel Spelmarknadsutredningen Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden The report called for a number of new controls on the market, such as the introduction of technology supplier licences and further controls against unlicensed gambling. “There is every reason to suspect that the results of the risk classifications will be used to primarily impose additional restrictions on the gaming product online casino. These restrictions will not strengthen consumer protection, but on the contrary drive the players – to an even greater extent – away from the licensed market.” “The proposal therefore raises questions of whether the state acts for the benefit of Sweden or for its state-controlled and state-owned companies.” “This despite the fact that the connection between restrictions and declining channelisation is rather undisputed.” “The inquiry protects the game verticals that already have a high degree of channelisation from additional restrictions, while verticals already suffering from low channelisation are proposed to have additional restrictions,” it said. In addition, it said the SEK5,000 (£401/€459/$495) deposit cap temporarily imposed on casino games, it added, should be made permanent for high-risk games.
The GVC share price is up a whopping 116% since last month’s stock market crash! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Kirsteen Mackay | Friday, 24th April, 2020 | More on: ENT FLTR Enter Your Email Address FTSE 250 sin stock GVC Holdings (LSE:GVC) has been enjoying a heady return to glory this month. After a spectacular fall from £8.07 to £2.92 in March, it has since risen back up to £6.83. A hike of over 116%.The gambling giant is benefiting from the lockdown as people stuck at home are seeking out its entertainment offerings such as Foxy Bingo and Party Poker.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…Its competitor Flutter Entertainment (LSE:FLTR) has seen a similar trend. Since the March market crash, the Flutter share price has risen 41%.GVC share price vs. Flutter share priceLadbrokes owner GVC had a 5% dividend yield, but has since had to scrap this. Its earnings per share are negative and it has slashed its forecast earnings by £50m a month. GVC initially thought revenue would be down £100m a month, so this is a drastic improvement, thanks to various cost-cutting measures.Despite net gaming revenue being up, closure of its retailers and the cancellation of sporting events has reduced its revenue potential.With a market cap of £7bn, Flutter is listed on the FTSE 100 index. It has a very high price-to-earnings ratio of 54, which shows it has been a popular stock for a while and may now be overpriced. Its earnings per share are £1.61 and it will still pay its final 2019 dividend but in the form of shares instead of cash. Meanwhile, it has cancelled its 2020 dividend.Flutter chief executive Peter Jackson said an earnings hit from the Covid-19 outbreak would result in the combined group having a higher debt burden than originally envisaged. However, a merger with Canadian gambling giant The Stars Group (TSG) is still due to go ahead because it will help diversify the group and cement its status globally.Flutter owns Paddy Power, Betfair, and Sportsbet in Australia and FanDuel in the United States. Many of its staff have been furloughed around the world, but it’s continuing to finance this without government help.In its Q1 trading update, revenue was up 16% year-on-year to £547m, including sports betting up 13% to £407m and gaming up to £140m.Are these FTSE stocks a gamble?With the future of sporting events in limbo, it could be some time before decent revenues return to either of these companies. Billionaire investor Warren Buffett enjoys picking up bargains when the market is volatile. One well-quoted saying of his is “The key to investing is not assessing how much an industry is going to affect society, or how much it will grow, but rather determining the competitive advantage of any given company and, above all, the durability of that advantage.“Both GVC and Flutter have a competitive advantage and Flutter even more so once its merger with TSG goes through. I think the GVC share price carries more risk than the Flutter share price, but I don’t think either of them is at serious risk of failure. However, the high Flutter P/E is off-putting and neither offers a dividend. GVC has a debt ratio of 50%, while Flutter’s debt ratio is a mere 7%. The TSG merger is likely to push Flutter’s net debt above 3.5 times core earnings at the end of the first reporting period following completion.They’re both on my watch list and I would consider buying on a dip. Kirsteen has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of Flutter Entertainment. 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See all posts by Alan Oscroft Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address The Lloyds share price: what have I learned from it? Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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! 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. 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. Alan Oscroft | Thursday, 11th March, 2021 | More on: LLOY Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Alan Oscroft owns shares of Lloyds Banking Group. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group. 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. If any share makes me wonder what lessons I’ve missed over the past 10 years, it’s Lloyds Banking Group (LSE: LLOY). And I know my biggest weakness isn’t knowing when to sell.I bought at around 90p per share, and the Lloyds share price is now hovering around 40p. So I’d clearly have been better off had I sold, but how could I have known when?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…I like to look forward in my investment thinking. But we have to learn from our mistakes. And, more importantly, looking back can help me decide what to do in the future.I bought Lloyds shares when the banking sector was emerging from the financial crisis, and dividends were just reappearing. Lloyds, along with what was then Royal Bank of Scotland (now NatWest Group) had come through their government bailouts. RBS was about a year behind in getting its dividend back, and I went for Lloyds — in part because I saw significantly less uncertainty. And the Lloyds share price was recovering.But roll on to 2016 and the Brexit referendum. The result shocked me. I really wasn’t expecting it to even be close. Banking shares quickly lost ground, so should I have sold then? Here’s where I definitely made a mistake. I like to follow Warren Buffett’s approach to situations like that. When something rocks one of my companies, I should step back and look at the whole thing afresh.The need to step backThinking about it in terms of my Lloyds, the bank I knew so well, that was my error. I should have abandoned all I knew, and done my analysis from scratch again. Had I done that, would I have sold? Well, I’d have been shaken by the amount of uncertainty the Brexit result had thrown up. I held shares in a strengthening bank operating in a Europe-wide market, with London being the banking centre of the continent. That, the core of the bank’s strength, was thrown away overnight, and yet I sat on a tumbling Lloyds share price and did nothing.We didn’t know what the full fallout of that referendum result would be. We didn’t know what banking rights the UK would be left with. But we surely did know that things would never be the same again. I don’t know if I’d have sold had I approached it properly. But I did make a key mistake of not taking full account of what happened.Latest Lloyds share price crashBut what about the Covid-19 pandemic? Since that took hold, the Lloyds share price has crashed by 30%. So was that another missed selling opportunity? No, I don’t think so. I certainly wouldn’t have been quick enough to sell before the initial crash — and I don’t do panic selling anyway. The Lloyds share price fell more than 30% in a couple of weeks, and slumped to a 50% loss not long after. But it’s recovering.Saying that, the banking sector has changed fundamentally again. And again, that means it’s time to re-evaluate from scratch. I think I’ve done a better job of it this time. And with dividends returning (again), I’m definitely not selling now. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”
57 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 2 July 2008 | News New Chairman of Campaign Board at Historic Royal Palaces Ian Barlow, Senior Advisor, KPMG UK, has been appointed Chairman of Historic Royal Palaces’ Campaign Board, and he took up the post yesterday. He takes over from Angela Heylin OBE LVO who retires after ten years service. Heylin will remain a member of the Campaign Board.Barlow is also the Founding Chairman of The Safer London Foundation and Vice President of Arts & Business.The Historic Royal Palaces’ Campaign Board is responsible for a new fundraising campaign designed to raise £20 million by 2012 for the charity that cares for and conserves the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House at Whitehall, Kensington Palace and Kew Palace.The funds will support major projects such as the transformation of Kensington Palace, the restoration of the White Tower at the Tower of London and the re-presentation of both the Jewel House at the Tower of London and the Tudor Palace at Hampton Court. The Campaign will also support Historic Royal Palaces’ work in the fields of education and outreach.The Campaign Board now comprises John Anderson, Ian Barlow, Bruce Carnegie-Brown, Margaret Doyle, Sue Farr, Noel Harwerth, Angela Heylin, Patricia Hodge, Glenn Hurstfield, Joyce Hytner, Lord Inge of Richmond, Sir Adrian Montague, Lady Judge, Luke Meynell and Allen Sangines-Krause.www.hrp.org.uk Tagged with: Recruitment / people AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Lo que sigue es una entrevista a mediados de septiembre con Vasilij Volga, presidente de la Unión de las fuerzas de Izquierda, ex miembro del Parlamento y ex director de la Comisión Estatal de Servicios Financieros de Ucrania, por el austriaco Wilhelm Langthaler.Wilhelm Langthaler: ¿Cuál es, en retrospectiva, su posición sobre el acuerdo de libre comercio entre Ucrania y la Unión Europea?Vasilj Volga: El acuerdo es realmente perjudicial para el interés económico nacional de Ucrania. Había un elemento populista en la propaganda de las fuerzas que protagonizaron el golpe militar como, por ejemplo, facilitar los visados, etc. Debemos cancelar de inmediato el acuerdo de comercio y reconstrucción de los lazos económicos con Rusia y toda la región con el fin de servir a nuestro interés nacionales.El levantamiento popular en el este se ha dirigido también contra este acuerdo injusto. Si la rebelión había ganado, si el interés nacional no hubiera sido traicionado, la guerra civil podría haberse evitado. Ucrania podría haber desarrollado sus fuerzas económicas de una manera dinámica como puente entre Europa y Asia.WL: ¿Qué piensa sobre el actual gobierno encabezado por Poroshenko?VV: Es realmente criminal y ha cometido el espectro completo de los crímenes contra la humanidad. Con el fin de lograr sus objetivos, Poroshenko y su equipo han sido la destrucción de las instituciones básicas del Estado. Ellos están apoyando y promoviendo el radicalismo. Podría dar muchos ejemplos de eso.WL: Es el acuerdo de Minsk un camino hacia la resolución de conflictos?VV: Para cumplir con el acuerdo de Minsk es sólo una posibilidad para lograr la paz. Estamos en contacto constante con nuestros amigos de Donbass, que no está bajo el control de Kiev. Existe, de hecho, la oportunidad de traer la región de nuevo a Ucrania si se les concede la autonomía y la federación. Pero esto requiere la plena aplicación del acuerdo.Una ley de amnistía debe ser aprobada y la condición especial de Donbass debe fijarse constitucionalmente. Necesitamos una misión de observación internacional. Tenemos que luchar contra cualquier provocación que busca la división entre naciones, lenguas o grupos étnicos. El sistema judicial debe ser devuelto de acuerdo con la constitución. Se debe procesar a los medios de comunicación y sus propietarios que han estado presionando para este conflicto. Paso a paso vamos a tener que reconstruir un estado común.WL: ¿Qué papel jugó la UE en este conflicto?VV: Fue la UE, la que trajo esta tragedia en nuestro país. Ellos firmaron un plan de paz con el presidente Yanukovich que se comprometieron a garantizar. En virtud de dicho acuerdo, Yanukovich estaba programado a retirarse después de medio año. Al día siguiente, Alemania y Francia apoyaron y reconocieron las fuerzas de derecha ultra radical. Si se trataba de un mal acuerdo, ¿por qué lo firmaron? ¿Si se trataba de un buen acuerdo, por qué no ponerlo en práctica?Si tratamos de reconstruir nuestro país y establecer la paz, ¿cómo podemos confiar en Alemania y Francia para jugar el papel de los mediadores? En cualquier caso, la UE tiene que llevar toda la responsabilidad por el conflicto – por no hablar de los EE.UU.WL: ¿Puede explicar el proyecto de la Unión de las Fuerzas de Izquierda?VV: Estamos tratando de formar una alianza de fuerzas de izquierda, que están totalmente dispersos por ahora. El régimen de Ucrania está a punto de desmantelar los últimos vestigios del estado de bienestar. Todas las fuerzas políticas que luchan por la justicia social están siendo reprimidos. Este es el sentido de la llamada ley de la descomunistización bajo la cual se prohibió también el Partido Comunista. Ni socialistas ni los socialdemócratas son capaces de operar. La Unión de las Fuerzas de Izquierda quiere establecer una plataforma jurídica para la izquierda, que está tratando de defender y proteger los logros sociales restantes. Las personas clave en el CP se unieron. Lo mismo hicieron exponentes del Partido Socialista y de la Organización de Control Civil (una organización no gubernamental se convirtió en una formación política).WL: ¿Qué pasa con la represión contra usted personalmente?VV: Mis posibilidades de expresarme son muy limitadas. Cuando fui atacado físicamente durante una conferencia de prensa en Zaporozhye en la primavera pasada, muchos canales de televisión tomaron imágenes. Así que hay un montón de pruebas. Me dirigí al ministro del interior, la presidencia y los servicios secretos para iniciar la persecución penal. En un mensaje transmitido en privado, el Ministro Avakov dio una respuesta clara: Cualquier oficial de hacerlo sería despedido. El Tribunal Supremo de Ucrania, sin embargo, decidió abrir investigaciones, pero Avakov sólo se rió de esa decisión. Nada ha ocurrido hasta ahora. Cualquier actividad pública por nuestro grupo es atacada por los paramilitares Azov y ninguna autoridad puede moverse en contra de ellos.WL: ¿Cómo, en estas condiciones, se puede pensar a las elecciones?VV: Realmente no lo sé. Las personas tienen miedo en este momento. La fuerza física se utiliza en contra de nosotros. Mi esposa está bajo constante terror psicológico de las llamadas telefónicas y correos electrónicos. Teniendo en cuenta todos estos problemas, que no sabemos si podemos asumir esta responsabilidad.Vasilij Volga está programado para abordar el No Foro Euro, que tendrá lugar en Chianciano Terme, Siena, Italia, a partir del 16 al 18 de septiembre.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
News September 26, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities confirm arrest of two cyber-dissidents Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison Follow the news on Vietnam to go further News April 7, 2021 Find out more RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang RSF_en VietnamAsia – Pacific According to Agence France Presse, the Vietnamese authorities confirmed on 21 September that they have arrested cyber-dissidents Le Nguyen Sang and Huynh Nguyen Dao for distributing pamphlets and posting political documents online. These activities were “contrary to the interests of the Vietnamese state and could be interpreted as terrorism,” the authorities said.Nguyen Hoang Long is the pseudonym used by Le Nguyen Sang, a 48-year-old doctor, while Huynh Viet Lang is the pseudonym of Huynh Nguyen Dao, a 38-year-old journalist.According to the US-based People’s Democratic Party, an exile organisation that is banned inside Vietnam, the two cyber-dissidents are being held in a detention centre in Ho Chi Minh City. The group claims that four more of its members are also currently detained in Vietnam although the authorities have so far refused to release any information about them.Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call for the release of Le Nguyen Sang and Huynh Nguyen Dao and urges the authorities to say whether or not they are also holding the four other People’s Democratic Party activists. Two other cyber-dissidents, Nguyen Vu Binh and Truong Quoc Huy, are also still in prison in Vietnam. Reporters Without Borders calls on foreign diplomats to try to promote respect for free expression in Vietnam, which is about to join the World Trade Organisation.——————21.09.2006 – US cyber-dissident freed after more than five weeks in custodyReporters Without Borders is relieved to learn of the release, on 21 September 2006, of Cong Thanh Do (pen name Nam Tran), but the organisation expressed concern about the plight of two other cyber-dissidents, both Vietnamese nationals, arrested at the same time and about whom there has been no news.”We hail the work of foreign diplomats, particularly American, which brought about this release,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “We nevertheless urge them not to let up in their efforts to obtain the same outcome for four other cyber-dissidents in custody in Vietnam.“We are also waiting for the Vietnamese authorities to provide information about the arrests of Nguyen Hoang Long and Huynh Viet Lang, which appear to be linked to that of Cong Thanh Do”, the organisation added.Cong Thanh Do was due to arrive in San Francisco, California, around 4am on 22 September (Paris time).His wife, who was able to speak briefly to him on the telephone, said he was very weak. “I am extremely relieved but I would like to point out that it was totally unjustified to hold my father in custody,” she said. “The authorities are simply determined to shut him up.”Cong Thanh Do, a 47-year-old engineer from San José wrote for various foreign based websites. He was arrested on 14 August in Phan Thiet, southern Vietnam. His family said he was accused of having plotted a bomb attack against the US Consulate, a bizarre accusation which did not appear to have any basis in tangible fact. In fact, he was targeted by the authorities because of what he wrote online and for his alleged membership of a banned political organisation in Vietnam, the foreign-based Vietnam People’s Democratic Party.Sources based outside the country said that two cyber-dissidents with Vietnamese nationality, known only under their pen names Nguyen Hoang Long and Huynh Viet Lang, have reportedly been held since mid-August. The authorities have not yet given out any information about them. Apart from Nguyen Hoang Long and Huynh Viet Lang, two other cyber-dissidents, Nguyen Vu Binh and Truong Quoc Huy, are still behind bars in Vietnam. Receive email alerts ————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org April 27, 2021 Find out more Organisation News VietnamAsia – Pacific News April 22, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information
NewsPoliticsOne vision for Limerick but not everyone is seeing eye to eyeBy Alan Jacques – June 12, 2014 746 CEO of Limerick City and County Council, Conn Murray, presents Cathaoirleach Kevin Sheahan (FF) with his chain of office at the inaugural meeting“ONE voice, one vision, one Limerick” was the jazzy chorus repeated throughout the inaugural meeting of the newly merged local authority, but not everyone was singing from the same hymn sheet.According to Conn Murray, who is no longer City nor County Manager but CEO, the merger represents “an historic change in the rich and varied heritage of the local government system in Limerick”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We move forward together as one Council, aware of the challenges, but facing the future with the optimism and confidence that all new beginnings bring,” Murray enthused.He vowed that Limerick City and County Council, at both elected and official level, will continue to preserve in the months and years ahead to deliver the type of quality public services that the people of Limerick “so richly deserve”.“Part of the process of beginning anew, or changing directions, is to know where you want to go. I know this sounds simplistic and easy but it is the most difficult of choices to make with clarity. I believe after many years of debate local government has a clear purpose and a definitive direction,” he commented.According to Mr Murray, local government has now been empowered to lead economic, social and community development locally. The Council’s chief executive maintains the new Council will be closer and more responsive to the day to day needs of citizens and more representative of their priorities in setting policies and making decisions.At the beginning of his new term in office, Murray said he would use a simple three step strategy to include empowering the citizen to participate in the development of their community both rural and urban; an environment for real economic development and job creation, and a new model of Local Governance and service delivery.However, not everyone was convinced that this new path was necessarily the best one to travel.Leader of the council’s Sinn Fein group, Cllr Maurice Quinlivan described the merger as a “further hollowing out of local democracy in this state” while independent councillor John Gilligan said he would have preferred a boundary extension to “save my city”.Cllr Gilligan described Minister Phil Hogan as “get rich merchant” who set out to “downgrade” Limerick City. The City North councillor said that for some the merger was like a wedding, but for others, a wake.“Oliver Cromwell tried to destroy our city and he failed. Minister Hogan will fail too,” he predicted. Linkedin Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement TAGSCllr John GilliganCllr Maurice QuinlivanConn MurraylimerickLimerick City and County CouncilSinn Fein Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Previous articleAAA brings protest politics to Limerick CouncilNext articleSinn Féin’s day arrives on new local authority in Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live
Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WhatsApp Advertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live LIMERICK man Tom Clancy will be part-taking The 421 Challenge in aid of Pieta HouseIn 2019, the number of suicides in Ireland recorded was 421 (most recent data from Central Statistics Office).Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up While that number does change each year, something that doesn’t is the pain, grief and trauma for those connected to each person.In simple terms, that statistic means that more than one person a day leaves Ireland through suicide and self-harm. That is simply too many, but together, we can make a difference.In memory of those we have lost and to highlight this scary statistic, I will be running/walking for 421 consecutive minutes, between 9:20am and 4:21pm on Sunday, May 16th, 2021.Yes – FOUR HUNDRED AND TWENTY ONE MINUTES – 7 Hours and 1 Minute.I am asking you to please donate whatever you can towards Pieta House so we can make a difference. No amount is too small and every cent donated will be going towards this very worthy cause.The price of a coffee or a pint will help Pieta continue their important work around the country.How far will I go in 421 minutes? I’m not sure, but each donation will encourage me to keep going and give me another reason to finish stronger.Last year I ran a Marathon in my locality and together, we raised in excess of €6,000 for PPE for Limerick Nursing homes/respite centres and Limerick Animal Welfare, let’s see if we can go one better!(Run route to be determined at a later date, keep an eye on page for updates).Thank you in advance for your support,Tom*If any business would like to get on board:Contact Tom via social media or Email – [email protected] hotmail.comAbout Pieta: “Pieta first opened its doors in Lucan, County Dublin in 2006. Since then we have seen and helped over 58,000 people in suicidal distress or engaging in self-harm.We now operate fifteen centres and five outreach service across Ireland. Pieta now employs over 200 therapists and administration staff, and the demand for our service is increasing.”For more information on Pieta House visit www.pieta.ieIn crisis? Freephone 1800 247 247Text HELP to 51444The post Support the 421 challenge in aid of Pieta House appeared first on Sporting Limerick. Previous articleFour gardai and retired superintendent to face trials on charges of attempting to pervert the course of justice over fixed charge penalty noticesNext articleTom Savage: ‘Underrated’ Conor Murray deserving of third Lions Tour Ronan Calvert Twitter Linkedin Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostPieta House Email Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash LimerickNewsSportSupport the 421 challenge in aid of Pieta HouseBy Ronan Calvert – May 14, 2021 55 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Facebook Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick