127 Mid West children homeless

first_imgLimerick county house prices to rise 5% in 2021 Limerick city house prices rise 4.9% as time to sell falls NewsHousing127 Mid West children homelessBy Alan Jacques – June 11, 2018 2002 Students warned of rental scams in Limerick Linkedin Advertisement WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Printcenter_img Covid crisis impacts building of new homes in Limerick Email SIXTY-six families with 127 children were homeless in the Mid-West in April this year, according to the latest figures from the Department of Housing.There were 89 adults, 43 of these single-parent families, homeless in the region during April.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The total number of children homeless across the State came to 3,689.“While homeless figures for April show a very slight decrease they are still alarmingly high but the most concerning aspect is the increase in the number of children who are without a home. This is a scandal,” Labour Party Housing spokesperson, Jan O’Sullivan said.“These children are in truly precarious situations, along with their families in many cases with nowhere to play, far from their friends and school and filled with an anxiety about the future that no child should have to endure.”These figures, Deputy O’Sullivan insists, brings more urgency to the need to implement the kind of measures she presented on behalf of the Labour Party to the Dáil last week to prevent families from losing their homes and also to see the Government progress the Housing (Homeless Families) Bill which would ensure the needs of children whose families are homeless are addressed.“As we shine a light on the wrongs done to children in the past, we must find real solutions to the plight of the children of the present whose lives are blighted by being homeless,” she concluded.Commenting on the figures, Minister for Housing, Eoghan Murphy, said: “The report for April shows a reduction in the number of adults and families accessing emergency accommodation, which is welcome. I have said before that monthly reporting makes it difficult to identify any developing trends at an early stage, but from these figures, it would seem that the presentation of new families into emergency accommodation is stabilising.“That said, while the number of families in emergency accommodation is down this month, a small number of families with a large number of children did present, meaning that the number of dependents has risen by 43.”Read more housing stories here. Facebook Mortgage payment break for local authority home loan borrowers will be extended by a further three months Previous articleWin cinema ticketsNext articleThrowing the book at Limerick schoolboy soccer Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSDeputy Jan O’Sullivaneoghan murphyhomelesshomelessnessHousingJan O’Sullivan TDpolitics Average Limerick city house prices rise 2.5% in past yearlast_img read more

Paul O’Connell plays down Ireland’s World Cup chances

first_img Captain O’Connell revealed the analysis session following Saturday’s 16-10 home defeat to Wales laid bare the size of Ireland’s challenge in chasing their best-ever World Cup campaign this month. Ireland’s veteran lock conceded “you wonder almost why you’re playing any more” when coming to terms with Test match defeats and attempting to reverse fortunes. Paul O’Connell has admitted Ireland are a “long, long way away” from winning the Rugby World Cup after last week’s defeat to Wales in Dublin. Ireland face England at Twickenham on Saturday before opening their Pool D campaign in the World Cup by taking on Canada in Cardiff on September 19. “I’d love to win a World Cup but it’s a long, long way away now,” said O’Connell. “And I’ll tell you, the Monday morning after the Wales game, when we reviewed it, it felt a long, long way away as well. “For me I don’t think there’s any value in me or us getting distracted by that. “I think the week after you lose you wonder almost why you’re playing any more, and Monday was tough. “After the Scotland game I thought we were going to put a whole lot of things right, unfortunately we didn’t and you just find out a lot about how far you have to go. “So we need to get those things right this weekend and start building now, so winning the World Cup, it would be great but it’s very much not at the forefront of my mind.” Ireland sit second in the world rankings thanks to two consecutive RBS 6 Nations titles, and hopes are high head coach Joe Schmidt’s men can reach the semi-finals for the first time. Wales coach Warren Gatland was at his mischievous best in midweek, claiming neither England nor Ireland can afford to arrive at the World Cup off the back of two straight Test defeats. One of Saturday’s sides are almost certain to do exactly that, after England lost 25-20 in Paris and Ireland slipped up to Wales. Former Ireland coach Gatland’s cute comments were not lost on O’Connell – but the skipper refused to be drawn into the war of words. “I didn’t hear what he said but he’s entitled to his opinion,” said O’Connell when quizzed on Gatland’s comments. “You’d love to go into the World Cup having won, but if you don’t win, you just deal with it and get on with it. “From our point of view, it’s about putting together certain things that help us play well. “We recognise those when we lose and we recognise those when we haven’t done them when we win as well. “I think even in that Scotland game, there would have been a whole lot of things we would have loved to have done better as well even though we came out the right side of the result. “So that’s the big emphasis for us as always. There’s always a few things we need to do really well that leads to a big performance and we’ll be eager to do those this weekend. Hopefully that leads to a big performance and also a result.” England struggled in the set-piece exchanges in defeat to France in Paris, but O’Connell has warned Ireland the hosts will not falter this weekend. “I don’t think there are weaknesses: I think every team has days like that no matter how good you are,” said O’Connell. “It’s rare, if ever, you’ve seen that happen to an English team in the last few years under Lancaster, so we’ve no doubt how pumped up they will be for the physical aspect of the game given what happened in Paris.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Front Road decimate Camp Street 10-2 in Petra Futsal

first_imgUTTER decimation is what resulted when West Front Road took on Camp Street All Stars in the Petra-organised Futsal tournament, in association with GT beer on Thursday evening.The score line ended 10-2 in favour of the Front Road side, as both Carl Tudor and Roy Cossou slammed hat-tricks with goals in the 7th, 9th and 28th and 18th, 26th and 27th minutes respectively.Randolph Wagner also found himself on the score cards in the 10th and 25th respectively while Andre Webber 20th and Jamal Pedro 29th each made single strikesCamp Street’s two goals came from Ron Lyken (13th) and an own goal (12th).In the night’s opening game, Tiger Bay trounced Hustlers 6-1 thanks to two own goals as well as a brace from Deon Alfred (8th and 19th), James Meredith (25th) and Keoma Gravesande (15th) while Hustlers had Anthony Sancho (9th) on target.Game 3 was a tense affair between Albouystown and Campbellville with the former winning 3-2. The eventual winners had Melvorn Ross (6th), Jermin Daniels (15th) and Roy Samuels (20th) on target while Campbellville had Ozeal Small (7th) and Azuma Small (11th) finding the nets.Alexander Village also made an early exit from the tournament as they lost to Sophia 5-2. For Sophia Akeem Jaikissoon was on target thrice with strikes in the 2nd, 8th and 29th minutes as well as single strikes from Desmond Cottam (30th) and Shem Porter (15th).Alexander Village, on the other hand, had Kevin Gordon (5th) and Ryan October (13th) on target.Colin Nelson’s brace (17th and 26th) along with Konata Manning (6th), Okeene Fraser (15th), Kelsey Benjamin (23rd) and Sheldon Profitt (24th) accounted for Bent Street’s 6-2 victory over Stevedore while Shane Morris and Dorwin Filter each pulled one back.Back Circle also registered a 4-1 win over Showstoppers with Sylvester Richardson, Stephan McLean Akeemo Anthony and Keron Joshua all on target with Dexroy Adams scoring the consolation goal.Matches continue next Tuesday.last_img read more