Changing Ireland gives a real voice to Limerick communities

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live by Alan Ja[email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Allen Meagher, editor of Changing Ireland, George Clancy, Jan O’Sullivan, Minister of Education, Jude Meaney and Gearoid Fitzgibbon, celebrating the Changing Ireland 50th Edition at their Moyross office.(Picture: Brendan Gleeson)EDUCATION Minister Jan O’Sullivan has praised a Moyross-based publication for continually raising serious issues and challenging stereotypes.Speaking at the official launch of the 50th edition of ‘Changing Ireland’, Minister O’Sullivan promised staff at the national community development magazine that they could count on Government funding that would be given in a way that they wouldn’t have to tone down their coverage.“We all need to hear real voices of people in communities,” she said.“This magazine has done a lot to challenge stereotyping and to make people think about communities and not just to have very simple ideas about what communities are like. If you belong to a certain community, there’s an automatic assumption that you are a certain type of person. That is stereotyping, that is wrong and it has to be challenged at all levels. I think ‘Changing Ireland’ has done an awful lot to do that and is to be commended,” she added.After Changing Ireland’s golden anniversary edition launch, Minister O’Sullivan met with young men who are campaigning for a social horse project in Moyross.International rugby referee George Clancy also spoke at the event and said that sport’s role in community development should be given more attention.“Maybe it’s because the benefits of sport and community development are really self-evident that they are sometimes overlooked,” said Mr Clancy, who will take to the field for the second time as a Rugby World Cup referee next month.The magazine is available online at, through Eason outlets and by post for free if you work or volunteer in a community and wish to subscribe. Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSChanging IrelandEducation Minister Jan O’SullivanGeorge ClancylimerickMoyross Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories center_img Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsChanging Ireland gives a real voice to Limerick communitiesBy Alan Jacques – August 14, 2015 1123 Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Linkedin Previous articleTailor Birds to play Limerick Milk MarketNext articlePodcast – The Sporting Limerick Podcast Alan Jacques last_img read more

Millions of Families Could Face Housing Insecurity in 2021

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago 2021-03-02 Christina Hughes Babb Related Articles Share Save Subscribe Previous: SLK Global Solutions Hires VP for Tax Outsourcing Operations Next: Who is Benefitting Most From the COVID-19 Deferral Program? Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago March 2, 2021 11,615 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Millions of Families Could Face Housing Insecurity in 2021 Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly,, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. in Daily Dose, Featured, News About Author: Christina Hughes Babb The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Millions of Families Could Face Housing Insecurity in 2021 Government agencies responsible for protecting consumers have precious little time to save millions of families from losing their homes—that’s according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB)  first analysis of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on housing.Bureau administrators say actions taken by both the public and private sector have, so far, prevented a devastating number of foreclosures during the height of the public health crisis. However, according to a CFBP press release, as legal protections expire in the months ahead, more than 11 million families or almost 10% of U.S. households are at risk of eviction and foreclosure.”It’s common sense that safe, affordable, and stable housing provides the foundation for people’s well-being, financial and otherwise. Stable homes mean stable neighborhoods and communities. When people lose their homes, their lives, health, and finances are all disrupted. Even the threat of losing a family’s home can force tough financial decisions, including skipping payments on food, medicine, and heat to keep a roof over their head,” writes CFPB’s Dave Uejio. He continues, “We also know that many, particularly in Black and Hispanic communities, have still not recovered from the last financial crisis, more than a decade ago. And those same communities are once again bearing a disproportionate financial and health burden during the pandemic, through no fault of their own.”According to the report summary, those who have fallen behind at least three months on their mortgage increased 250% to 2 million-plus households, and is now at a level not seen since the height of the Great Recession in 2010. Collectively, these households are estimated to owe almost $90 billion in deferred principal, interest, taxes, and insurance payments.More than 8 million rental households are behind in their rent.While there are significant differences from the last crisis (a more stable mortgage market and substantial homeowner equity) there are a significant number of households at risk of losing their housing just as the U.S. economy is poised to emerge from the pandemic—aa disproportionate number of them from communities of color.The CFPB report— which examines the relevant data and research on the impact of the pandemic on the rental and mortgage market, and particularly its impact on low income and minority households—can be accessed at number of homeowners behind on their mortgage has doubled since the beginning of the pandemic—6% of mortgages were delinquent as of December 2020.More homeowners are behind on their mortgages now than at any time since 2010, which was the peak of the Great Recession.2.1 million homeowners are more than 90 days behind on payments, a key benchmark for being “seriously delinquent” in mortgage payments. That’s five times the number of families that were more than 90 days behind on their mortgage before the pandemic began.Black and Hispanic families are more than twice as likely to report being behind on their housing payments than White families.An estimated 8.8 million tenant households are behind on their rent.About 10% of renters reported that they’re likely to be evicted in the next two months, with the rates highest among Black and Hispanic households.  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more

NRG Esports announce Northern Gaming acquisition

first_imgNRG Esports have expanded their operations with the acquisition of the Northern Gaming esports organisation.Northern Gaming were a Canadian brand with a roster of notable streamers, including 23 year-old Chance “Sodapoppin” Morris, who has over 1.5 million followers on his Twitch channel. Until recently they were also the owners of June’s world championship-winning Rocket League squad, although they parted ways with the players just a week ago.All of the organisation’s remaining players will now operate under the NRG banner, as the company gains ownership of player and streamer contracts. Chance will become an owner and advisor at NRG alongside his streaming role, according to an announcement by Ex-CEO of Northern Gaming, Mark Maring. Mark moves into a position as Assistant General Manager of Gaming with the new brand.In Mark’s post, he described how Northern Gaming was “an exciting chapter in all of our lives”, but that NRG provided “unrivaled opportunity” and so was “one we couldn’t pass up”. He thanked everyone affiliated with Northern Gaming, and promised that fans have plenty to forward to under the new banner.“We have had amazing opportunities because of our fans,” he said, “and for that we will be forever grateful. Without you guys, this acquisition would not be happening, and all the great memories of Northern Gaming would never have existed. From the bottom of our hearts, we love you all.”The Toronto-based brand was only founded last year. It has been a steady climb to success for Mark and the organisation, with this move capping a run of accomplishments in Rocket League and Overwatch.NRG itself is only a year older, after being founded in 2015 by the co-owners of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings. The LA-based team drew headlines earlier this year after it received sponsorship from Washington, D.C. as the city bid to put itself on the esports map. Former basketball pro Shaquille O’Neal is among the famous sporting names to have also invested in the brand.Esports Insider says: It’s the end of a short road for Northern Gaming, but their story will be looked back on as an example of achieving quick success in esports. NRG further consolidate their brand with the acquisition, and the move is another statement of intent from the emerging esports titans in North American.last_img read more