Homeless families moving from Cork to Limerick in search of accommodation

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick on Covid watch list Twitter Print Facebook Limerick county house prices to rise 5% in 2021 Marion Browne and Edel Conlon at the launch of the Threshold advice clinic on Tuesday.Photo: Keith WisemanHOMELESS families from North Cork are migrating to Limerick in search of hotel and guesthouse accommodation due to a lack of available beds in their area, according to a senior manager with national housing charity Threshold.Unlike other areas, Limerick has seen a number of homeless service agencies set up in the city to provide relief to those caught up in the ongoing housing crisis.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up However, according to Threshold, local services are under pressure due to increased demand from across the province.The charity has expanded its outreach services to try to meet the growing demand at a weekly clinic, held every Tuesday, which is being facilitated at the Citizens Information Services building on Henry Street.Limerick is facing “huge issues in the private rented sector,” said Threshold’s Southern Regional Manager Edel Conlon.To help cope with demand for those seeking to get on the property ladder, Threshold expanded its outreach services to Limerick city on Tuesday.Based on the Limerick Citizens Information Services building on Henry Street, the charity is providing a weekly advice clinic for tenants facing difficulties renting in the private sector.Ms Conlon said that Threshold dealt with 175 cases in Limerick in the first five months of this year, adding that “59 of those related to tenancy termination cases, so this is concerning”.“We have unfortunately had to turn down a few requests to represent tenants in Limerick” due to demand, and “ideally we would like to have a full—time office here in Limerick”.She warned that there is “not enough places to meet the need” of families entering homelessness.And the problem is spreading.“There are people accommodated all around the Munster and the Limerick area, in hotels and B&Bs. I know in North Cork they are finding it very difficult to find hotels and B&Bs for families who have become homeless. Those families are actually even travelling to hotels in Limerick to be accommodated.”Citing the recent experience of a homeless family in Cork who had to vacate their hotel room as it was booked to accommodate people attending a concert, she added: “This is the time of the year where there is a lot happening over the summer months, and unfortunately, families are going to be moving from one B&B to the next.“It’s extremely stressful for people in the private rented sector at the moment, because of the fear of having to face into that,” she explained. TAGSHousingLimerick City and CountyNews TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! WhatsAppcenter_img Previous articleHow To Beat The 3pm Slump in WorkNext articlePodcast: Taking burlesque to the ‘Wild Atlantic Cabaret’ #WeAreLimerick David Raleigh Mortgage payment break for local authority home loan borrowers will be extended by a further three months Limerick city house prices rise 4.9% as time to sell falls NewsHousingHomeless families moving from Cork to Limerick in search of accommodationBy David Raleigh – June 17, 2019 599 Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Linkedin Email Advertisementlast_img read more

Local students receive national FFA honors

first_img12345PrevNextStartStop Skip Published 5:39 pm Thursday, October 29, 2020 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Email the author Local students receive national FFA honors Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Latest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Articlecenter_img By Jaine Treadwell PIONEER DAYS OPENS AT MUSEUM The rains have gone for a while; the sun is showing its face and there’s a hint of fall in… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen Each year, the National FFA Organization honors FFA members who show the utmost dedication to the organization through their desire to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. At the 93rd National FFA Convention & Expo held virtually this week, Goshen FFA members Brock Davis, Joseph Jordan, Genelynn Lee and Regan Witherington were awarded the American FFA degrees, which are bestowed upon a select group of students in recognition of their years of academic and professional excellence. Joseph Jordan and Regan Witherington are graduates of Pike County High School and Genelynn Lee and Brock Davis are graduates of Goshen High School.Lee, Jordan and Witherington are also graduates of the Agri-Science Academy at Goshen High School. By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored by Case IH, Elanco Animal Health and Syngenta, the award recognizes demonstrated ability and outstanding achievements in agricultural business, production, processing, or service programs. To be eligible, FFA members must have earned and productively invested $10,000 through a supervised agricultural experience (SAE) program in which they own their own business or hold a professional position as an employee. Recipients must also complete 50 hours of community service and demonstrate outstanding leadership abilities and civic involvement through completion of a long list of FFA and community activities.  Less than one percent of FFA members achieve the American FFA Degree. Each recipient of the American FFA Degree receives a gold American FFA Degree key and certificate after being recognized at the national convention. You Might Like Jamie Rich, Pike FFA advisor and Pike Agriscience Academy, teacher, said the American FFA degree is the highest degree that FFA awards, therefore, the most prestigious. All four graduates of Pike County schools are very deserving of the high recognition by the National FFA Organization.Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the recognition ceremony was held virtually, not at the National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis.Rich said not being there is a disappointment but it does not diminish what these students have accomplished. “Joseph, Genelynn and Regan are in their second years in college and continuing their educations at agricultural institutions,” Rice said. “Brock is working with his family’s poultry farm, here in Pike County. We are very proud of their continuing success in agriculture related fields. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more