Limerick Senator has beef with meat industry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Facebook TAGSMinister for Finance Michael NoonanpoliticsRichard Boyd BarrettWealth taxWillie O’Dea TD Enterprise Support Grant should include older self-employed people WhatsApp FINANCE Minister Michael Noonan has ruled out the introduction of a wealth tax, claiming that families with an income of more than €100,000 a year are struggling to make ends meet.Responding to People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett’s calls to introduce a wealth tax on incomes over €100,000, the Limerick Minister said households with such an income were not wealthy.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Speaking in the Dáil last week Minister Noonan added: “They’re barely getting the kids up in the morning and out to school, paying the bills, paying the mortgage, and keeping the car on the road. And if you think a gross income for a couple at €100,000 is wealth, you’re not meeting the real people.”However, Limerick Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea noted that families earning €100,000 a year are “a hell of a lot more wealthy than families with an income of €20,000, who the Government has hit repeatedly”.He told Limerick Post: “If you take a young person aged 25 or 26, before the payments were cut their total income was about €9,500 a year, now, depending on their age category it’s gone underneath that.“Let’s face it, everything is relative, but people on over €100,000 have suffered a lot less under this Government than people earning a lot less. All independent commentators have said that our budgets are regressive and that they are taking more from the poor than from the wealthy.” Advertisement Linkedin Previous articleWriters on the lookout for Limerick’s oldest ladyNext articleUL working to develop safer structures John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Email NewsFamilies on €100 000 are “struggling”By John Keogh – July 11, 2014 836 Jenny Blake | #WeAreLimerick episode 46 Restart Grant Plus will help more Limerick businesses to reopen Rape Crisis welcomes publication of O’Malley report
Bob Marley Musical Finds Its Star Mitchell Brunings will play Bob Marley in the world premiere of Marley, the first original tuner based on both the life and music of the icon. Written and directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, the production will play May 6 through June 14 at Center Stage in Baltimore. Sounds like this show will “Stir It Up!” Julie Andrews Wants to be Spanked When you contemplate Julie Andrews, do you always envision her as a nun or practically perfect nanny? The hilarious clip below may change your way of thinking—the Oscar winner and three-time Tony nominee ends up demanding a spanking in Kelly Ripa’s Fifty Shades of Grey red room of pain (or something!). Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Elaine Stritch Bio In The Works New York Times fashion and features writer Alexandra Jacobs has penned a biography of the late Broadway legend Elaine Stritch and according to Deadline, the book was picked up by Alex Star, the senior editor at Straus & Giroux, for an estimated quarter- to half-a million dollars. Sounds like Jacobs could now become one of those ladies who lunch! More Stage Faves Set for Chichester This summer’s Chichester Festival just got even buzzier! Niamh Cusack (The Curious Incident), Katherine Kingsley (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), Jamie Glover (All’s Well That Ends Well) and Edward Bennett (Hamlet) have been tapped for Jeremy Sams’ Chichester Festival revival of Jean Anouilh’s The Rehearsal. The savagely witty dissection of love, deception and the secret roles people really want to play will run at the Minerva Theatre May 8 through June 13, with opening night set for May 14. View Comments Bradley Cooper May Direct A Star is Born Bradley Cooper is in talks with Warner Bros. to helm A Star is Born (you can probably guess which one of the two previous remakes is our fave). Variety reports that there’s no word yet on whether the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner will star in the project and if Beyoncé, who was once attached, will rejoin. Cooper, who recently appeared in The Elephant Man on the Main Stem, will soon reprise his acclaimed performance in the play’s West End transfer.
Espino and Solis were apprehended forselling suspected shabu to an undercover officer for P500 on Nov. 11, thereport added. The 23-year-old Mark Justin Espino and27-year-old Jim Morrisson Solis yielded the suspected illegal drugs, a policereport showed. Bacolod City – Eight sachets of suspected shabu valued at around P200,000were seized in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Mansilingan. The suspects were detained in thelockup cell of Police Station 7, facing charges for violation of Republic Act9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN
WEST Indies players Marlon Samuels, Darren Bravo and Carlos Braithwaite have declined central contract offers from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).The three have declined to take up contracts that, according to the WICB, range from US$100,000 to US$150,000 per annum.The contracts for the period are based on performances from October 1, 2015 to September 2016.Meantime, 12 of the senior men’s players have accepted contracts.They include a number of newcomers including fast bowler Alzarri Joseph. Others that have been retained by the WICB include Roston Chase, Shai Hope, Jomel Warrican, Devendra Bishoo, Jermaine Blackwood, Kraigg Braithwaite, Miguel Cummins, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Jason Holder, and Leon Johnson.The WICB also has an additional 90 players on contract for the six franchises. Their salaries range from US$15,600 to US$30,000.00. These players are members of the first class set up who play in the four-day Professional Cricket League which begins on November 11 and the Super 50 scheduled for January to February 2017.Meanwhile, the number of women on WICB central contracts has been increased from 11 to 15. The value of those contracts range from US$12,000 to $30,000.00.Merissa Aguilleira, Shermaine Campbell, Shamilla Connell, Britney Cooper, Shanel Daley, Deandra Dottin, Afy Fletcher, Kycia Knight, Kyshona Knight, Heyley Matthews, Anisha Mohammed, Shaquana Quintyne, Shakera Selman, Tremayne Smartt and Stafanie Taylor have all accepted their contracts.(Sportsmax.com)