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IRFU make €500,000 Available to Clubs Hit By Covid-19 Season Cancellation

first_imgTwitter RugbyIrelandNewsSportIRFU make €500,000 Available to Clubs Hit By Covid-19 Season CancellationBy Raffaele Rocca – March 25, 2020 74 Advertisement Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSCoronaviruscovid19IRFUIrish RugbyKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostRugby Print WhatsApp Previous articleSpeech of An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar with stricter guidelinesNext articleEvery household in Ireland to receive COVID-19 information booklet Raffaele Rocca RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img A general view of a rugby ball. Photo by Diarmuid Greene/SportsfileThe Irish Rugby Football Union has said it will make €500,000 available to clubs due to the cancellation of the season following the Covid-19 crisis.After reviewing it’s financial position and agreeing on a way forward, Domestic Games Director Colin McEntee will inform clubs of the application process.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The union will also provide clubs with additional guidance and advice in relation to maintaining their clubs during what is very much unchartered waters.Irish Rugby will continually assess the financial implications and damage caused by the crisis across all strands of the game nationally with the duration of the corona crisis being a key factor in any recovery.The IRFU issued the following statement on their website.The 2019/20 domestic season concluded last week with a number of fixtures outstanding. Current government restrictions also prevent clubs from running important fundraising events.We know that this has placed many clubs in a difficult financial situation, particularly with regard to cashflow.The IRFU’s revenue stream has been severely curtailed, however we want to support clubs as much as we can.What are the IRFU doing for clubs?1. We have agreed to funding of €500,000 to be made available to clubs. We will come back to you with further detail as soon as is practicable.2. We will put in place a moratorium on all club loan repayments for four months from April 1st.Loans in excess of €4 million have been made available to clubs by the IRFU under its current Financial Assistance Scheme. A moratorium on all club loan repayments will be put in place for a period of four months, effective from April 1st, 2020. This will benefit the 56 clubs with payments outstanding to a value of over €150,000 during this period.What can clubs do?The IRFU encourages all of its clubs to draw on any government assistance available to them.There are a range of support schemes for organisations impacted financially from coronavirus.The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation has outlined a number of Government supports for COVID-19 impacted businesses including:• Credit Guarantee Scheme• Loans for microenterprises• €200m SBCI COVID-19 Working Capital Scheme• €200m Package for Enterprise Supports• Advice for engaging with revenue, checking insurance covert, talking to your bank and taking immediate steps to manage your cashflows.The IRFU are in ongoing contact with Sport Ireland and will provide updates with specific information on how this relates to rugby.Clubs are advised not to contact provincial branches in relation to funding until an update has been provided centrally from the IRFU.The post IRFU make €500,000 Available to Clubs Hit By Covid-19 Season Cancellation appeared first on Sporting Limerick. Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Key points from Budget 2021

first_img Previous articleHow to watch Budget 2021 liveNext articleDeclan Bonner glad games return this weekend News Highland Pinterest By News Highland – October 13, 2020 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA The total budget package for 2021 will be €17.75 billion euro€17 billion in expenditure and €270 million in taxation€8.5bn will be set aside for public services including €2.1bn on contingency fundingThe Finance Minister has announced that Capital spending is to increase by €1.6bn€3.4bn euro has been announced for a recovery fund which will be aimed at increasing employmentThere will be an extension of the tax warehousing scheme for employers to include those on The Wage Subsidy SchemeThere will be a new COVID restrictions support scheme to provide targeted support for businesses that have temporarily closed because of the pandemic. This scheme will operate when level three or higher is in place and payments will be based on the business’s 2019 weekly turnover. It will be effective from today until March 31st with the first payments expected in mid-NovemberVAT for hospitality will be reduced to 9% from November 1st until December 2021The Knowledge Development Box relief on intellectual property is being extended until the end of December 2022Section 481 scheme for film will now run until Dec 31st 2023 at its highest rate of 5%Work is to begin on a tax credit for the digital gaming sector from Jan 2022 on wardsSelf employed can also benefit from tax warehousingExtension of the accelerated capital allowances scheme for energy efficient equipment for further three years has been announcedThere will be no broad changes to income tax credits or bandsThe ceiling for the second USC rate adjusted up to 20,687Weekly threshold for higher rate of employers PRSI will go from 394 to 398Self employed income tax credit is to rise by 150 to 1650Increase in the Dependent Relative Tax Credit by €70 to €245Help to buy scheme is extended until end of 2021 at the higher max €30,000 rateStamp Duty scheme which refunds a portion of stamp duty paid on acquisition of non-residential land where it is then developed will be extended until end December 2022The carbon tax will increase by €7.50 every year out to 2029 and then by €6.50 in 2030 to achieve €100 per tonneChanges to VRT based on emissions which is aimed at incentivising people to buy low emission cars. Weaker emissions tests on imports will also be changed to bring them up. Meanwhile, Current VRT reliefs for hybrids will be allowed to expire in light of the new rates systemChanges to the motor tax regime – rates remain unchanged for those before 2008 while most pollutant cars will be impactedA packet of 20 cigarettes will increase by 50c as well as a pro-rata increase on other tobacco products. It will now cost €14 for the most popular pack of cigarettesExtension of stamp duty relief for the transfer of agricultural land to family members until Dec 2023There is no change to the 12.5% rate of Corporation taxAmending legislation to provide that intangible assets acquired after today will be within the scope of balancing charge rulesChange to Capital Gains Tax Entrepreneur Relief so that anyone who has owned at least 5% of the shares for continuous three years will qualify for relief€500m in additional expenditure for businesses in addition to tax measuresCommercial rates waiver extended for final quarter of this year at cost of €300mMinister Paschal Donohoe has announced an additional €44 million for Irish Water for infrastructure€80 million extra for the school building programme, ICT and minor works scheme for Department of EducationAn extra €20 million for disability services through the Transforming Lives programme€10 million in this year’s funding for voluntary hospices€8.5 billion for Covid supports€2.1 billion of COVID funds will be held in contingency€340 million of voted expenditure will be spent on Brexit supports in 2021. That includes money for ports and airports and 500 staff for customsCapital spending to get another €600m – Total capital expenditure will rise over €10 billion for the first time everIreland has signed up to EU advance purchase agreements for potential COVID vaccinesAn extra €4 billion for the health serviceAn extra 1,146 acute beds. Increase in critical care beds to 321 by end of the year from 255 pre-COVID. 1,250 community beds in 2021 including 600 new rehabilitation beds€5 million extra homecare hours€5 million for development of community based dementia supportsFunding for cancer screening services€50 million for new drugs and €25 million for Healthy Ireland and National Drugs Strategy€38 million for mental health under Sharing the Vision€100 million for new disability servicesConstruction on N56 in Donegal, N4 in Sligo, N5 in Mayo, N22 and Dunkettle interchange in CorkPurchase of 41 additional InterCity railcar carriages and sign contract with potential for up to 600 electric carriages as part as DART+€270 million for Higher Education for 20 building projects€132 million for National Broadband Plan€131 million for Defence Forces capital expenditure€10m for Cork and Shannon airportsNew multi-annual capital funding of €500 million over 5 years for a Shared Island Initiative€5.2 billion for Department of Housing, an increase of €773 million on 202065 million for deep retrofitting of existing social housingExpansion of HAP tenancies. 800 more rental accommodation scheme tenancies85,000 tenancies to be supported through next year€22 million for homelessness programmes including additional beds€110 million for affordable housing package for affordable and cost rentalThe Land Development Agency will have €1.2 billion of funding available when it’s set up€210 million under Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan scheme€29 million for heritage sites10,000 upskilling opportunities and 4,000 new apprentices in Higher Education€1.1 billion to the Department of EnterpriseCredit guarantee scheme, LEO supports and developing R&D€55 million for a tourism business support scheme and €5 million for tourism product development€14 million extra for the Gaeltacht and Irish language to a total of €78 million€50 million for live entertainment supports and Arts Council funding to increase to €130 millionIncrease of €36 million for Sport Ireland€7 million for large scale sports infrastructure€2 million for major sporting eventsAn additional €100 million of carbon tax revenue will be put towards energy efficiency of our homesIncrease in home retrofit scheme budgetAn additional €1 billion for public transport inThere will be increased deployment of electric cars across the public serviceDepartment of Education will have an €8.9 billion budget. €2 billion of that will be put towards children with special education needs900 additional SNAs and 403 additional teachersReduction in the pupil teacher ratio by 1 to 25:1 in primary schools by providing more than 300 posts€3.3 billion budget for Higher Education DepartmentAbout 5,000 places for demographic changes arising from calculated gradesSUSI grant for postgraduates will rise by 1,500 to 3,500 and income eligibility threshold has been changed€50 million fund to give all third level full time students €250Social welfare rates to be maintained in 2021Increase in the Living Alone allowance of €5 to €19Fuel allowance up by €3.50 a week to €28Children’s Benefit up by €5 for over 12s and €2 for under 12sIncrease in carers support grant by €150 to €1850 a yearParents Benefit to be extended by a further three weeksSelf employed on PUP can take up some freelance work and not lose their benefitPlanned pension age increase in January 2021 won’t proceedChristmas bonus to be paid to those on PUP and other welfare if they’ve been on that for 4 months instead of the usual 15€179 million extra for Department of AgricultureFunding to include controls on agri-food exports and imports to and from the UK post Brexit7% increase in budget for rural affairs including Town and Village Renewal Scheme€5 million for new digital hubs in rural Ireland620 new garda recruits and 500 new civilian staffFunding for the inquest into the Stardust tragedyFurther ICT for the Gardaí and courts services under €258 million for themForensic Science Lab and redevelopment of Limerick Prison funded€120 million increase for Department of Children, includes €61 million for Tusla€638 million investment in further years education and childcare in 2021€30m extra for Foreign Affairs Twitter Twitter Facebook Google+center_img Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Key points from Budget 2021 Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people 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‘Quack’ gets away with causing the death of Maryland woman with illegal butt injections

first_imgChristina Carrega/ABC News(SUITLAND, Md.) — A heartbroken Suitland, Maryland, family traveled to a New York City courtroom on Thursday to face the woman, who gave lethal butt injections to their loved one and legally “got away with murder.”Kelly Mayhew made an appointment with Donna Francis for May 30, 2015 to have a discounted buttock augmentation procedure done. The 34-year-old and her mother, Latrice Mayhew-Lane, made the five-hour trip to the basement of a home on Dickens Street in Far Rockaway that Francis, “an incompetent quack,” disguised as a “second-rate medical office,” said Acting Queens District Attorney John Ryan in a press release.Francis, 39 of London, England, had a massage table set up and was armed with dimethicone — a silicone-based gel — purchased from Ebay. Mayhew received the first injection of the clear fluid and as the second dosage was inserted, she “began showing signs of distress,” said Ryan.While holding Mayhew-Lane’s hand, Mayhew pleaded for her life as Francis refused to call for help, said Mayhew-Lane’s son, Richard Lane, as he read from a letter his mother wrote. The frantic mother said she called 911, but didn’t know the cross streets and Francis, again, refused to help. Instead, Francis left the mother and daughter in the house, got into a car and flew back to her home country.“Kelly’s last words to me were ‘Mommy, hold my hand,’” said Lane.Mayhew went into cardiac arrest and died at a nearby hospital.“She was a coward … and she had been a coward for the last three years fighting extradition back to this country,” said Assistant District Attorney George DeLuca-Farrugia in court on Thursday.The city’s medical examiner ruled her death a homicide as a result of systemic silicone embolism.Francis fought extradition to face the consequences of her actions for criminally negligent homicide that carries an upstate prison term of up to four years.“I’m not sure what information was given to the British courts or what they knew regarding the backstory. But one wonders, had this crime occurred in London, if they would have been content with a one year sentence for this action,” said Queens Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Holder to Francis.Stipulations of Francis’ agreed-upon extradition was a limited sentence of a year in jail and to not serve any of the time on Rikers Island.“I’m sorry, it was not my intention to hurt anyone,” cried Francis, who wore a navy-blue pant suit with yellow stiletto heels. “Sorry for all the years that this has been going on. I’m sorry, I’m sorry.”“I have to say that the phrase getting away with murder certainly applies to you and to say that I’m not happy with this plea and sentence is an understatement,” said Holder to Francis who has been housed in Suffolk County.If the judge rejected the extradition conditions, the family may never see Francis brought to justice. The family — which filled one half of the Kew Gardens courtroom — would have to wait until Francis “makes a mistake” and travels to another country “that does not have same interest England has in dictating the terms of your extradition,” said Holder, adding, “… because what she (Mayhew-Lane) is not getting here, in my opinion, is justice.”“She got away with murder,” said Mayhew-Lane outside of the courthouse as she wiped away tears and was consoled by her son, Richard Lane.In 2016, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons released a study that showed that between 2000 and 2015 deaths related to butt augmentations were up 252% — 4,767 in 2015, up from 1,356 in 2000. Prosecutors said it should be noted that when silicone is injected into a human body, it must be encapsulated to prevent free silicone from entering the bloodstream and causing an embolism.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more