Limerick TD says Government must act to repatriate Irish in Australia

first_imgShannon Chamber welcomes announcement that drive-thru Covid-19 testing centre to open at Shannon Airport TAGSCoronavirushealthcareIrelandLimerick City and Countypoliticstravel Advertisement Print NewsPoliticsVideoLimerick TD says Government must act to repatriate Irish in AustraliaBy Cian Reinhardt – March 25, 2020 152 Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Email Previous articleShannon Chamber to host its first-ever virtual networking seminarNext articleNew Government Measures, deferral of redundancy entitlements and insurance concerns Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] center_img Linkedin WhatsApp Government announces phased easing of public health restrictions Limerick health chiefs urge public not to withhold information on virus contacts, as they investigate “complex and serious outbreaks” across midwest region Limerick Fianna Fail TD Niall CollinsLIMERICK TD Niall Collins, Fianna Fáil has asked for the government to outline its plan to repatriate Irish people living in Australia.The Limerick County representative has said he has written to the Taoiseach and the Minister for Foreign Affairs asking them to outline the government’s plan to repatriate Irish people living in Australia.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Deputy Collins called for a repatriation plan after a number of airlines announced that they are to cease flights out of Australia.Commenting on the HSE ‘On Call for Ireland’ appeal, the Fianna Fáil TD said “thankfully it has been overwhelmed with applications from Irish people wanting to come home to work in the health service” to combat the spread of COVID-19.Deputy Collins said, “The applications have come from all over the world, with many Irish people in Australia signing up.“However many healthcare workers, as well as other Irish people wanting to return home, are finding it increasingly difficult to leave Australia as many of the main airlines are ceasing flights out of the country.”He noted he has been made aware of a number of cases involving young people whose visas “are on the brink of running out” and are worried they may not be able to return to Ireland, worrying about their overstaying their visa, and running out of money.He continued, “These people don’t know how to get home.  People who had booked flights have had them cancelled and they are beginning to panic.“I have written to the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and to the Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney asking them what plan is in place to ensure that these people are repatriated home, and not left stranded in Australia.  I believe we have a duty to these Irish citizens, particularly when so many of them were responding to an initiative to improve the country’s ability to contain COVID 19.  We must ensure that these people can make their way home safely”, concluded Deputy Collins. Annie Lynch is the first person to receive the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Ireland Infection Control Team in place at University Hospital Limerick following “outbreak” of Covid-19 Limerick pre-school making child’s play of Covid 19last_img read more

Consumer Confidence Doesn’t Reflect Facts

first_img About Author: Seth Welborn  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a contributing writer for DS News. He is a Harding University graduate with a degree in English and a minor in writing, and has studied abroad in Athens, Greece. An East Texas native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Consumer Confidence Doesn’t Reflect Facts Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Consumer Financing mortgage 2017-03-27 Seth Welborn Home / Daily Dose / Consumer Confidence Doesn’t Reflect Facts Previous: ValuAmerica and Pavaso Announce Partnership Next: S&P Approves Altavera as RMBS Due Diligence Provider Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Consumer confidence toward applying for a mortgage is down slightly, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Feburary 2017 Survey of Consumer Expectations Credit Access Survey. Of those surveyed, the number of those who were “too discouraged to apply” across all types of credits increased to 7.1 percent from 5.7 percent in its last release in October 2016.In addition, application and rejection rates dipped in February. Applications fell from 42.3 percent to 39.9 percent, while the rejection rate fell from 9.9 percent to 8.5 percent. With mortgages, more people feel discouraged to even apply. In October, 34.2 percent of those surveyed felt like they would be rejected if they were to apply for a mortgage, compared to 41.4 percent in February. However, slightly more applicants are looking to apply for a mortgage, up to 8.8 percent over October’s 7.5 percent.The share of those who plan on refinancing their mortgage decreased to 8.4 percent, from October’s 12.2 percent. CoreLogic’s Housing Credit Index (HCI) confirms the trend.“Refinance volume will decline with higher mortgage rates, and lenders generally will respond by applying the flexibility in underwriting guidelines to make loans to harder-to-qualify borrowers,” said Dr. Frank Nothaft, Chief Economist at CoreLogic, in a statement on the Index.The drop in confidence does not match the actual data, however. As consumers worry about rejections, the actual rejection rate increased only moderately from October to February, from 13 percent to 13.3 percent. Although less consumers plan on refinancing while more fear they will be rejected, the rejection rate for mortgage finances dropped from 23.6 percent to 10.8 percent. Additionally, CoreLogic’s HCI showed credits scores rising over the past year. The average credit score for homebuyers in Q4 2016 rose year-over-year from 733 to 737.View the Federal reserve Bank of New York’s report here. March 27, 2017 1,461 Views Tagged with: Consumer Financing mortgagelast_img read more

Spillemyndigheden reports decline in Q2 betting

first_imgShare Danish gambling prepares for MitID launch June 26, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Share GambleAware: Engage those with lived experience of gambling harms August 28, 2020 Spillemyndigheden adds technical requirements on game and wagering reporting June 23, 2020 The widespread cancellation of live sports has hindered betting activity in Denmark, with figures from the country’s regulator Spillemyndigheden showing a decline in GGR.Publishing its statistics for Q2 2020, the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the Danish betting and gaming industry are apparent with the betting sector reporting a 41.22% decline in GGR for the quarter, falling from DKK 635 million in Q1 to DKK 373 million.Online casinos saw an uptick in activity, with GGR jumping from DKK 555 million in Q1 to DKK 673 million, largely driven by the closure of land-based casinos and gambling arcades.Gaming machines were the key driver for GGR, contributing 73.7% of GGR for the period. This was followed by roulette, which amounted to 9.7%, and blackjack a further 7.3%.Last March as Denmark enforced its national lockdown, Spillemyndigheden relaunched its nationwide advertising campaign increasing the exposure of its ‘StopSpillet’ gambling helpline and ‘ROFUS’ self-exclusion programmes.In June 2020, there were 23,469 Danes registered with Spillemyndigheden’s ‘ROFUS’ national self-exclusion database, compared to 19,255 in June 2019.The majority of registrations in June 2020 were permanent registrations, with 68% opting to permanently exclude from gambling. Approximately 18.4% of gamblers chose to self-exclude for a six-month period, 8.8% selecting a three-month self-exclusion period and 4.73% for one month.There were 86 calls made to the country’s StopSpillet gambling helpline during Q2, with males aged between 18-25 making up the majority of callers.Most of the calls were made by gamblers themselves, while 40.7% were made by relatives and a further 2.33% made by a consultant.Further Danish 2020 regulatory developments saw Spillemyndigheden announce that it had updated ‘Danish Gambling Act’ technical requirements on game reporting, creating a unique segment for virtual sports games to be individually audited by licensed operators.Spillemyndigheden new technical requirements have been added alongside customer protection enforcements, which require all operators to promote the ROFUS self-exclusion scheme across their domains, in addition to ensuring all customers set mandatory deposit limits upon registration. Submitlast_img read more