NewsHomeless charity helped 300 Limerick people in 2013By John Keogh – August 7, 2014 571 Previous articleStories sounding across riverNext articleLimerick suicide patrol home and dry John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Politicians should work together to end homeless crisis Facebook WhatsApp TAGSFocus IrelandGer Spillanehomelessness Linkedin FOCUS Ireland provided support to 229 people in Limerick in 2013 who were homeless or at risk of losing their homes, according to figures from the charity’s annual report.In addition, a total of 70 households were also either prevented from losing their home or settled into a new home as part of Focus Ireland’s prevention and tenancy sustainment services, available at its advice and information centre on Catherine Street.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Focus Ireland’s service manager for Limerick Ger Spillane said: “There was a sharp 25 per cent increase in the number of people we supported last year as more people than ever were at risk of losing their home and the housing and homeless crisis deepened. Focus Ireland responded directly to this growing need by expanding our key advice and information services across the country to help prevent many families and people from losing their homes.”Mr Spillane warned: “The rising demand for support is continuing as we have supported 8,000 people up to the end of June this year. We have families coming to us every day who have lost their home and in many cases the best we can do is get them into a B&B or hotel so they are off the streets.“This is not acceptable. The government has said we have reached the limits of austerity and I believe the growing homeless crisis proves this. There must be urgent investment in building social housing now. Focus Ireland has called for an investment of €500 million in the budget to provide at least 3,000 homes and also much-needed jobs to help boost the economy.”Nationally, the charity supported more than 10,000 people last year – an increase of 25 per cent on 2012.Focus Ireland says that there are still up to 5,000 people who are homeless, while just under 100,000 households remain on housing waiting listings nationwide. Advertisement Print Number of children homeless in Limerick continues to rise Twitter Homeless children living in hotels have difficulty chewing and swallowing RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Putting the focus on 163 homeless children More than 1,000 children looked for help from Limerick homeless agency 163 children homeless in Limerick and Clare as Christmas approaches
FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office has received multiple reports of attempted telephone fraud involving a caller claiming to be a Sheriff’s Deputy.The caller, who identified himself as “Sergeant Russo” or “Sergeant Rizzo”, claimed that someone in the household had a warrant for their arrest. The caller knew the correct name of the resident, but did not appear to possess any personally identifiable information. The caller attempted to get the victim to pay a fee in order to have the warrant rescinded.The Sheriff’s Office does not solicit the payment of fines or fees on behalf of the court. Area residents are advised to treat any unsolicited caller who requests payment or access to personally identifiable information with extreme skepticism, regardless of who the caller claims to represent. When in doubt get the caller’s name, hang up, and then call the business or government entity back at a phone number you know to be correct.Pictured above: SSGT. Luther Rizzo from the TV show M*A*S*H, as portrayed by Actor G. W. Bailey. Image copyright 20th Century Fox Television.
The two, who were a couple, were tried separately and Taylor, who is in his mid 30s, received a six-year term.Wearing a headscarf, Connor did not comment as she left the prison surrounded by guards, who helped her through a scrum of photographers and into a vehicle that took her to an immigration facility.”I think everybody who will be released will be very happy, especially when she wants to meet the family, but I don’t know about the next plan,” said Sienny Karmana, Connor’s lawyer.Karmana added that Connor would return to Australia on Friday.During a trial that attracted significant attention in Indonesia and Australia, the defendants both denied murder and said a fight broke out over Connor’s missing purse.Connor had testified that she saw Taylor beating policeman Wayan Sudarsa, but the judge ruled that she had held the victim down while he was being struck. An Australian woman sentenced to four years imprisonment over the death of a policeman on the Indonesian island of Bali was given early release on Thursday, and was keen to be reunited with family, her lawyer said.Sara Connor, 49, was jailed in March 2017 together with British man David Taylor for their roles in the death of a traffic policeman, whose body was found on the popular Kuta beach with neck and head wounds.Connor was freed 13 months short of her full term due to her good behavior. Topics :
1 Jul 2019 England Golf collaborates with Bluefin Sport to provide insurance for individual members England Golf is collaborating with Bluefin Sport, part of global insurance broker and risk adviser Marsh, to provide £10m personal liability insurance for all its affiliated club members.The cover comes into effect on 1 July 2019 and will be an additional benefit for members.England Golf Chief Executive Nick Pink said: “We are absolutely delighted to work with Bluefin Sport to provide this cover as an additional benefit of affiliating to England Golf.“The safety of our sport is a concern at every level of the game and this is a very exciting step forward which will provide peace of mind to all our clubs that their members are covered.”David Christmas, Head of Leisure and National Governing Bodies, Bluefin Sport, commented: “We are extremely pleased to be working alongside England Golf to deliver personal liability insurance as part of its member benefits. Bluefin Sport already provides specialist products and services for a large number of golf clubs across the UK and we share their passion for the game.”England Golf is launching a promotional campaign to help clubs tell their members about the offer and encourage them to visit www.englandgolf.org/my-account to activate their cover. Clubs will be provided with marketing materials and social media assets.All clubs have to do is to retain a list of their members which matches their affiliation fee return. This may be required when insurers are assessing claims and need to check that an individual golfer has a right to the cover.The insurance is underwritten by Allianz and provided through Bluefin Sport. Tags: Bluefin Sport, Personal Liability Insurance