Two Limerick councillors and former TD in hunt for Seanad seat

first_imgPredictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival NewsTwo Limerick councillors and former TD in hunt for Seanad seatBy Staff Reporter – March 11, 2016 752 Previous articleGardai investigating circumstances of fatal Limerick road traffic crashNext articleLimerick politician calls for Ministerial intervention over Dublin airport advertising blitz Staff Reporter Email WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashcenter_img Facebook TAGSJohn SheahanKieran O’DonnelllimerickMaria ByrneSeanad WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Cllr Maria ByrneLIMERICK Fine Gael councillors Maria Byrne and John Sheahan are seeking election for Seanad seats it has emerged this week.Ms Byrne has been nominated for the Agricultural Panel by the Irish Greyhound Owners and Breeders Federation, it is understood.Following the closure of nominations next week, the campaign will take nominees around the country to seek support.Familiar with running a Seanad seat campaign, Cllr Byrne narrowly missed out on a 2007 seat when she lost by a single vote.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In 2011, the Fine gael cllr did not seek the nomination as she was the sitting Mayor for Limerick.A notice posted on the gates of Leinster House as the 32nd Dail sat for its first session revealed that Cllr John Sheahan was seeking also Seanad seat.In 2011, the Newcastle West councillor contested both the General Election for the newly-formed North Kerry Limerick West constituency, where he polled more than 6,200 first preferences, as well as the Seanad election.Voting is by postal ballot and the count will take place at the end of April.Former Fine Gael TD, Kieran O’Donnell who was defeated in the most recent General Election was this week put forward by the Limerick branch for consideration at a national committee meeting after all nominations are [email protected] Print Twitter Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Advertisementlast_img read more

NCUA: NCUSIF at 1.26%; no further TCCUSF assessments expected

first_imgThe National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund had an equity ratio of 1.26 percent as of March 31, staff told NCUA’s board during Thursday’s open meeting. An update on the Temporary Corporate Credit Union Stabilization Fund showed that no further assessments are expected.NCUA Chief Financial Officer Rendell Jones delivered the quarterly update on the NCUSIF, reporting that the fund ended the first quarter (March 31) with a net position of $12.9 billion. Since the deadline for credit unions to make their 1 percent NCUSIF deposit adjustments was April 17, this ratio does factor in those changes.Last November, NCUA staff estimated a potential NCUSIF premium charge in 2017 of 3 to 6 basis points. NAFCU is monitoring the fund’s financials and pushing the NCUA to only assess a premium charge if it becomes legally necessary. The law only requires a premium if the NCUSIF equity ratio falls below 1.2 percent, but the agency’s current analysis indicates that is not expected to happen this year.Jones, also delivering a quarterly report on the TCCUSF, said the stabilization fund’s net income for year-end 2016 was $993 million and that no further stabilization fund assessments are currently anticipated. continue reading » 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Season riding on wins at CC

first_imgForward Patrick Johnson scored two goals for Wisconsin last weekend against Colorado College.[/media-credit]The first steps toward reclaiming a spot in the NCAA tournament will start with a familiar foe.Both Wisconsin and Colorado College were well aware they might be playing each other not only in the regular season finale, but in the first round of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association playoffs as well. Lo and behold, the Badgers will indeed head to Colorado Springs for a best-of-three series with the Tigers.So in a way, it’s a best-of-five series with a weeklong break in the middle, which gives the teams plenty of time to reassess each other.“This reminds you a little bit of the NHL playoffs, especially when you’ve played a team twice already,” UW head coach Mike Eaves said. “So you’ve got an in-depth feeling, so you can sit down, you can get more in-depth about each guy and what they mean to their team. … You get into a little cat-and-mouse game.”“It helps us with the fact that they are familiar,” senior Podge Turnbull said. “We know what they’re going to bring to the table. Obviously every team’s got a few tricks up their sleeve they save for playoffs, but it just helps.”CC won last Friday to extend a UW winless streak to seven games, but the Badgers came back for a 3-1 win on Senior Night to even up the series. But those games came at the Kohl Center. Now Wisconsin heads about 1,000 miles west – and more importantly, 5,172 feet higher – to World Arena.The elevation is being coped with through hydration and some other plans, one of them being to minimize shift lengths. While the Tigers are used to the thinner air, the Badgers will need to be aware of when they’re tiring – especially since a couple of CC goals last weekend seemed to come at the end of long UW shifts.But it might not all be physical.“I think a lot of it can be mental,” Turnbull said. “If you feel like you’re getting sick, you tell yourself you’re not sick long enough, pretty soon you’re not sick anymore.”Eaves noted that the altitude might not affect one position for the Badgers – goaltender.While he hasn’t yet named a starter for Friday’s game, Eaves sounded open to the idea that both Brett Bennett and Scott Gudmandson might get a night in net.“This is something that was in the back of our mind at the beginning of the year that’s come to fruition – the fact that we’ve got two guys, especially if you’re not used to playing at that altitude,” he said. “The fact we have two senior guys that are very capable is a nice thing for us to have, going on the road here.”What isn’t going for the Badgers is their recent record against the Tigers. Wisconsin is 3-10-1 against Colorado College since 2007, with just one win at World Arena.And maybe more important than their recent play against CC is the Badgers’ play in general. Since owning a 19-8-3 record entering February, UW is just 1-6-1 in its eight games since.The drop in winning percentage also saw the team’s No. 1 scoring defense drop to 13th and a once-potent power play unit struggle.So now, nothing less than winning this series will keep UW’s postseason hopes alive. It might actually take winning the WCHA Final Five to get the Badgers into the NCAA tournament field.But it all starts with one win Friday.“It’s going to be huge, especially on the road,” defenseman Justin Schultz said. “If you get that 1-0 lead on the road, it’s going to be huge in our favor.”And while last weekend was important for the team’s seniors, now it’s potentially everybody’s last game of the season.“I think last weekend was a big emotional thing for us seniors,” Turnbull said. “I think it was more of a distraction last weekend than it will be this weekend. It’s playoff hockey now; our lives are on the line.”last_img read more