Advertisement NewsLocal NewsBegging and graffiti need tacklingBy admin – May 10, 2010 684 Facebook Twitter THE numbers of people begging on city centre streets are growing and the issue is one that is causing increasing concern to Limerick’s business sector.Another bone of contention is the painting of graffiti on the walls of business premises.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up When a deputation of Limerick traders took their concerns to City Hall about the critical decline of footfall in the city and other factors that ere adversely impacting on the city’s ability to attract shoppers and compete effectively with the suburban retail parks, one of the negative factors they called on City Hall to take action on, was the harassment that shoppers are subjected to by people begging on the streets.When the issue was again recently raised at a meeting of Limerick City Council, the director of services, Caroline Curley, said that legislation is currently going through the Dail to tighten up on the law in relation to begging.“We will wait for this legislation to go through before we change our bye laws in relation to begging and in relation to graffiti – this is a problem. “It is against the law but we are reliant on the Garda Siochana to catch the culprits”. Linkedin Print Previous articleLeinster to host Munster in Magners semi finalNext article‘The Truth About Travellers’ in Rathkeale – tonight on TV3 admin WhatsApp Email
Vermont was recently named one of the best run states in the nation according to an analysis by the website 24/7 Wall St. The report considered fiscal data, such as GDP per capita, debt per capita and credit rating, as well as indicators of individual wellbeing. Vermont was number 4; Wyoming, North Dakota and Iowa were 1,2,3.“I am not surprised that Vermont is consistently recognized for being well run,” said Governor Jim Douglas. “We’ve worked hard to improve our fiscal outlook and increase the economic security of Vermonters. From helping more Vermonters access to high quality, affordable health care to ensuring that our bond rating is strong and our budgets balanced, I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished for the people of Vermont.”The relative health of the Vermont economy and that of state government have been noted in other recent surveys. For example, a recent Associated Press analysis, which accounted for bankruptcy rates, foreclosure rates and unemployment, ranked Vermont as the 4th least “stressed” state in the nation.“While I am thankful that we have fared relatively well, individuals, families and businesses across our state are still struggling as a result of the Great Recession,” Governor Douglas added. “We must do more to make our economy more competitive, create jobs and protect our communities. We need to build on our strengthens, as highlighted in these recent reports, but also address our weaknesses, like tax and regulatory structures that put employers at a competitive disadvantage.”According the 24/7 Wall St: “Vermont, the second smallest state in the nation, has the third smallest debt, due in part to its tendency to budget conservatively. The state also boasts the third smallest percentage of people without health insurance and the second lowest rate of violent crime.”To read the full report, “The Best and Worst Run States In America: A Survey of All Fifty,” visit: http://247wallst.com/2010/10/04/the-best-and-worst-run-states-in-america…(link is external)Source: Governor’s office. 10.5.2010
Bangalore: India is to host debut Test match, as it has done thrice in the past for many, for Afganistan this time. Afganistan is the 4th team to play against India, and both clash in the 5-day match in Bengaluru. Afganistan is pepped up to face Ajinkya-led (captain) Indian team. Recent updates goes: India’s batting order has changed with K L Rahul in 3rdno., in place of Cheteshwar Pujara. Vijay has hit 50. Dhwana slips his first wicket-falling catch.