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Limerick colleges show solidarity with Berkeley students

first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin Advertisement Print Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Twitter WhatsApp TAGSBerkeleyfeaturedlimerickMary Immaculate CollegeUniversity of Limerick NewsLimerick colleges show solidarity with Berkeley studentsBy John Keogh – June 18, 2015 488 center_img Previous articleIrish Water expected to use Shannon to solve Dublin water crisisNext articlePeace at last for Limerick-based hero John Keogh RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Facebook by Kathy [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up FLAGS were flown at half mast in the University of Limerick this week to pay tribute to the six students who died in Berkeley, California when an apartment balcony collapsed on Tuesday.It is understood that none of the students involved were from Limerick, however UL issued a statement saying: “All of the students involved in the tragic accident in Berkeley, California and their family and friends, are in the hearts and minds of the University of Limerick community at this time of loss.”The Mary Immaculate College Students Union also extended sympathies to the families and friends of the six students and said: “Our thoughts and prayers are with their friends and families and with those who have been injured.“For any of our students who have been affected by this tragedy, we would like to remind you that MISU can be reached by phone +353 (0)61 400013, email ([email protected] or [email protected]) or through Facebook.”The deceased were named as: Eimear Walsh (21), Niccolai Schuster (21), Lorcán Miller (21), Olivia Burke (21), Eoghan Culligan (21) and Ashley Donohoe (22); Ms Donoghue was a native of California, the other five all hailed from South Dublin.The names of the remaining seven injured students have not been released. Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

CBI fears new tax bill

first_imgThe Confederation of British Industry (CBI) is calling for amendments to the Business Rates Supplement Bill, which it fears could result in the burden of extra taxes for businesses.The new Bill, which had its third reading in the House of Commons yesterday (Wednesday, 11 March), would allow local authorities to levy supplementary taxes designed to pay for infrastructure projects that benefit local economies.According to the CBI the supplementary taxes, which would follow the overall 5% rise in business rates announced by the government, will particularly affect manufacturers and retailers. Currently, the Bill will enable a 2p supplement to be levied on non-domestic rate-payers – the equivalent of a 4% increase in rate bills.According to Sir Michael Lyons’ Review into Local Government – Final report (March, 2007), if this was to be applied throughout England, it would raise £800m for local authorities.The CBI says firms should be entitled to a vote to approve or reject proposed tax supplements for new infrastructure projects. It says this would help avoid projects that businesses don’t actually need, but would mean priority could be given to the most worthy projects that actually help the local economy.“These extra taxes on business could harm local economies by placing extra financial demands on firms when they can least afford it,” said John Cridland, CBI deputy director-general. “They could make the difference between companies surviving the downturn or going to the wall.“By amending the Bill to give business a vote, we can ensure that local economies get the right investments, which stimulate economic growth and create jobs, instead of threatening them,” he added.last_img read more