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Judge questions the law as hundreds of Limerick repossessions loom

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Advertisement NewsJudge questions the law as hundreds of Limerick repossessions loomBy Staff Reporter – January 11, 2017 1321 Previous articleTeenager sent to detention centre after attacking Limerick care staffNext articleJohnny Cash Roadshow rolls into Limerick Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin Print Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSCourtJudge Gerald KeyslimerickMars Capital Irelandrepossessionsvulture fund Judge Gerald Keys Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Judge Gerald KeysA Circuit Court judge, who is facing the prospect of hundreds of repossession cases, has said he is being put in a position where he has to make orders that will make people homeless and he does not “like that one bit”.Judge Gerald Keys made his remarks during a hearing where Bank of Ireland were “effectively trying to evict a mother and her five children on to the street” because receivers for three financially distressed investors wanted to sell the property to a vulture fund.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The woman, who was present in Limerick Circuit court as her solicitor tried to block the move by the bank, sat quietly in the front row of the public gallery as counsel for Bank of Ireland Clare O’Driscoll BL said the original repossession case was almost six years old.Unaware that her landlords were in financial difficulty, the woman received notice to leave the rented property in March 2013, but the Private Residence Tenancy Board (PRTB) ruled that the notice was invalid.Several letters were sent to her by the receivers and the bank in the intervening period and in December 2014, she was again ordered to leave the property which is on the outskirts of Limerick city with the final notice issued in June 2015.The PRTB issued proceedings to take possession of the home to sell it with immediate effect.Judge Keys said that “effectively you want to evict this mother and her children out on to the street”.Ms O’Driscoll, said that the rent of €675 per month had not been paid for a year.However, the woman’s solicitor said that after she received the notice to vacate, she immediately sought alternative accommodation.“Because of the proceedings issued she has been denied rent allowance and has been unable to pay her rent. She has been in touch with Focus Ireland, spoken to TDs and the local authority.“The family is in a very vulnerable position. They can’t qualify for social housing as they are not homeless nor considered a priority. To become a priority, she has to thrown out on the street”.However Judge Keys said that “it does not impress me that not even a fiver was paid in rent”.Adjourning the matter to April 25, he said the court “was going to be confronted by hundreds of these case this year, or so we are told by the media and others.“When I became a judge, I swore to apply the law. I may not like it or agree with it it and it may be unjust to me, but it is the law.“It can only be changed by the people through their public representatives  but I am now being put in a position where I have to make orders that will make people homeless and I do not like that one bit.”Judge Keys also ordered that the property be valued and that the bank outline a proper plan for its sale at the next hearing.In a number of cases that followed at the Limerick court, possession orders were granted to Mars Capital Ireland for three properties in Limerick.last_img read more

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03 Resistant vegetables

first_imgAt times, this disease has made growing garden tomatoes seemalmost insurmountable. It affects other crops, too, most notablybell peppers.Many people have become all too familiar with the symptoms. Youngleaves usually turn bronze and later develop small, dark spots.The growing tips of the tomato die back, and stems of terminalsmay become streaked. Some plants may look one-sided or may bestunted.Plants that are infected early usually don’t develop fruit. Thoseinfected later may produce fruit that’s knotty. The more maturefruit may have light ring spots, and green fruit may have bumpyareas with faint, concentric rings that become easier to see asthey mature, turning red and white or red and yellow.Basically, you just don’t get tomatoes from infected plants.Pepper symptoms are slightly different.The culpritThe virus is spread by tiny insects, thrips, as they feed on theplant. And you can’t control enough to prevent infection, becausethe virus has already spread by the time residual insecticidesprays kill the thrips. The virus has many other hosts, too. Itcan survive in many weeds and crops such as peanuts and tobacco.Commercial growers have more tools to reduce TSWV than gardenershave. So how can you grow tomatoes (or peppers) when the virus ispresent?As with almost any virus, the best control is to use resistantvarieties.Some resistant varieties have been on the market for a few years.Not all are available to gardeners, though, since the seeds ofsome can be bought only in large quantities.More options are becoming available to gardeners now, though. Theseeds of at least seven tomato and two pepper varieties now comein smaller quantities for gardeners.Virus fightersResistant varieties in garden catalogs include “Amelia,” “BHN444,” “BHN 640,” “Bella Rosa,” “Top Gun,” “Crista” and “Muriel.”Muriel is a Roma-type tomato.”Excursion II” and “Heritage” are available pepper varieties.Some sources of these seeds include Harris Seeds (www.harrisseeds.com),Twilley Seed (www.twilleyseed.com) and RuppSeeds (www.ruppseeds.com).Another way to get resistant varieties is to look for seedlingsat your favorite garden center. Seedling plants of thesevarieties, however, may not be easy to find.You may need to look for them, too, under a different varietyname. “Southern Star” is one such variety.One drawback to these varieties is that they probably won’t havequite the flavor of your favorite old garden variety. They werebred for commercial production and shipping. Let them get ripe onthe vine, though, and they’ll be fine.Grow your ownGrowing your own transplants from seed is the best way to makesure you have TSWV-resistant plants. You may want to join withnearby gardeners to grow enough for several people.It’s probably not too late to order seed and get started. Thesevarieties can ease the challenge of growing tomatoes (andpeppers) in the home garden.Another thing that may help control the virus is to use black orreflective plastic mulches. Aluminum foil might be a suitablesubstitute, since these reflective mulches are expensive and hardto find. Even straw mulches may help a little.Keeping garden weeds under control may help, too, since they maybe a host for the disease.(Terry Kelley is a Cooperative Extension horticulturist withthe University of Georgia College of Agricultural andEnvironmental Sciences.) By William Terry KelleyUniversity ofGeorgiaAmong the things that keep gardening interesting are eachseason’s new challenges. Some, however, can turn intofrustration. Tomato spotted wilt virus, for instance, has becomethe plaque of many gardeners over the past few years. Volume XXXINumber 1Page 3last_img read more

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The updated fidelity bond rule goes final

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr At the July meeting of the NCUA Board, the Board voted to finalize the fidelity bond rule proposed in November 2018. It was published in the Federal Register on July 24, 2019 at 84 Fed. Reg. 35517.A fidelity bond is a form of insurance that covers against losses that might be incurred due to fraud or acts of dishonesty caused by specific individuals, like credit union staff or volunteers. Section 120 of the Federal Credit Union Act requires credit unions to obtain fidelity bonds regarding “every person appointed or elected” by an FCU “to any position requiring the receipt, payment or custody of money or other personal property” of the FCU. The NCUA Board is tasked by the FCU Act to establish bond forms and regulatory requirements. The requirements for fidelity bonds can be found in Part 713 of NCUA’s rules and regulations. Federally-insured state-chartered credit unions are also subject to NCUA’s fidelity bond requirements through a cross-reference at section 741.201.The regulatory review of the fidelity bond provisions found several inconsistencies between Part 713 and approved bond forms and outdated provisions, leading to the 2018 proposal.Board and Supervisory Committee ResponsibilitiesThe current rule requires that the credit union’s board of directors annually review its fidelity bond and other insurance coverage to ensure it is adequate. NCUA proposed that the rule further require the board to review applications for purchase or renewal of a fidelity bond. NCUA stated “almost every commenter objected” to this requirement on the basis that it was unnecessary and too time intensive. NCUA disagreed and finalized it anyway. continue reading »last_img read more

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Swansea confirm departures

first_img Both players will play in the Qatari Stars League with centre-back Flores linking up with former Swansea manager Michael Laudrup at champions Lekhwiya and midfielder Hernandez joining Al-Arabi. Both transfers are subject to international clearance but the moves will end two-year spells for the Spaniards at the Liberty Stadium. Press Association Swansea have confirmed the departures of Spanish pair Chico Flores and Pablo Hernandez for undisclosed fees. center_img Chico, 25, made 75 appearances for Swansea after signing from Italian club Genoa and helped the club to Capital One Cup trophy success in 2013. “It feels like I am leaving my family,” Chico said. “I have really enjoyed my time here. When we won the cup it was one of the best moments in my career.” Hernandez, 29, was signed for a club record £5.55million from Valencia in August 2012. He made 57 appearances for Swansea but his time in South Wales was often interrupted by injury. Swansea hope to fill the loss of Chico by signing Federico Fernandez from Napoli and they are currently holding talks over personal terms with the Argentina centre-half having agreed a fee understood to be over £7m. last_img read more

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UK watchdog warns of “serious risk of harm” from spread-betting

first_imgShare FCA suspends all Wirecard UK transactions and services June 26, 2020 Share Submit GambleAware urges UK Finance to get strict on Gambling Blockers July 7, 2020 Related Articles Britain’s financial watchdog has warned spread-betting firms of poor practices, following a review by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) related to the industry’s use of contracts for difference (CFD)A warning letter has stated consumers are “at serious risk of harm,” after finding that the majority of customers lost money through their trades.The regulator revealed that it found 76% of retail customers who bought CFD products in the period covered by the review, June 2015 – June 2016, lost money as a result. In its letter to chief executives, the FCA stated: “The review uncovered areas of serious concern that we want to highlight to firms across the industry.”The providers of CFDs, which the FCA described as “complex, high risk instruments”, were also found to have “weak” conflict of interest controls, as well as “ineffective” communication, monitoring and challenge practices.This was in addition to a “flawed” due diligence processes when taking on new distributors of CFDsThe FCA warned: “Given the significant weaknesses we found across our sample, we believe there is a high risk that firms across the sector are not meeting our rules and expectations when providing and distributing CFDs.Adding that chief executives have now been told to consider whether firms are complying with FCA requirements.It was also noted that, some companies have stated their intent to cease offering CFD’s to distributors that provide the contracts on an advisory or discretionary basis, while others are no longer offering them to retail consumers.The FCA also highlighted one firm, who remained nameless, “whose arrangements were so poor” that it now plans to “take further action.” Treasury praises UKGC for contribution on AML research July 18, 2019 StumbleUponlast_img read more