New video campaign Our Council, Our Stories launched by Limerick City…

first_imgHousing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Email Linkedin Advertisement Limerick on Covid watch list Facebook Limerick’s O’Connell Street Revitalisation Works to go ahead RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp O’Donnell Welcomes Major Enhancement Works for Castletroy Neighbourhood Park center_img Previous articleLive At The Docklands with Josh Gray – The Limerick Post ShowNext articleMural and new priory walkway unveiled in Kilmallock Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Print 31-5-19#OurCouncilOurStories is a new video campaign launched by Limerick City and County Council to celebrate the dedicated and diverse work of the organisation’s employees.Launched today by the Marketing & Communications department at Limerick City and County Council, ‘Our Council, Our Stories’ is a series of video shorts to be shown throughout the month of June that will illustrate the mix of services, diversity and personality of the Council’s employees.L-R: Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr. James Collins, Anne Goggin, Senior Executive Engineer, Dean McDarby, the Mobile Library Driver, and Michael Sheehan, Parks Superintendent, in the People’s Park.Picture: Keith WisemanA new video campaign has been launched by Limerick City and County Council to celebrate the dedicated and diverse work of the organisation’s employees.Launched today by the Marketing & Communications department at Limerick City and County Council, ‘Our Council, Our Stories’ is a series of video shorts to be shown throughout the month of June that will illustrate the mix of services, diversity and personality of the Council’s employees.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The videos, created by Southern Media, can be viewed on Limerick.ie social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vimeo and YouTube) and new stories will appear each week and onLimerick.ie/Council-Stories over the month of June.The first video, launched today on the eve of the amalgamated Council’s fifth birthday, features Alphonsus O’Regan, a traffic warden based in Kilmallock, as he covers his daily beat and helps with anything that might come his way.Kane Malone, a firefighter in Mulgrave Street, describes the challenges and rewards of being a firefighter with Limerick Fire and Rescue Service, while artist blacksmith Eric O’Neill, who’s based in the Council’s Cappamore Arts Studios, describes how the artist space enhances the County Limerick town.Mayor of Limerick City and County Cllr James Collins said:  “I’m always amazed at how many people do not realise the extent of the work that a local authority does. Limerick City and County Council provides almost 600 public services as well as promoting the interests of local communities across the city and county and the social, economic, environmental, recreational and cultural development of Limerick.  Our Council has enabled a great renaissance and a lot of change in Limerick over the last five years and this campaign is a nice way to tell some of those stories in the best way possible; through the people that work here.”Head of Marketing and Communications at the Council, Laura Ryan said that an upcoming episode will feature the new Treaty City Brewery on Nicholas Street which received funding from Limerick City and County Council for preservation and refurbishment work.“The series will also feature the man responsible for ensuring Limerick is in bloom every summer, Michael Sheehan, the Council’s Parks superintendent. It’s incredible to think that more than 10,000 plants and shrubs are planted every year to add welcome splashes of colour to Limerick’s streets and parks and it’s great to get a glimpse of the hard work that goes on behind the scenes.”Our Council, Our Stories also profiles the Bee Friendly Limerick project and engineer Anne Goggin who explains how the local authority delays the start of its annual grass-cutting programme in certain areas in order to help give bees and other pollinators an early food source.The popular Limerick Mobile Library Service is also featured, mobile librarian Dean McDarby describes the initiative which provides for the culture, education, information, learning, recreation and study needs of people of all ages in the county.The series also features Valerie Stundon, the Council’s water safety officer on taking care around our lakes and rivers as the summer season approaches.For more information please visit Limerick.ie/Council-Stories or see Limerick.ie on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vimeo and YouTube. #OurCouncilOurStories NewsLocal NewsNew video campaign Our Council, Our Stories launched by Limerick City and County CouncilBy Staff Reporter – June 4, 2019 231 TAGSLimerick City and CountyLimerick City and County Councillocal newsNews Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! last_img read more

Pension funds must denounce bonuses to restore faith – survey

first_imgHe said he did not believe changing managers in such circumstances would necessarily come at the expense of returns.“If it is the case, however, it would be a good idea for pension funds to give participants the option of choosing principle over returns.”Burggraaff said the “bonus issue” was part of a broader message from participants – “who seem to demand that pension funds deal with their money in a decent way, which includes sustainability and less risk-taking”.Mercer, which interviewed a “representative group” of 823 participants, found that sustainable investment was particularly important to over 66s.Participants between the ages of 30 and 65 also prioritised clarity about their future net pension income.The latter group said it would also like pension funds to take less risk when investing their assets, preferring lower, but more stable, returns.The survey suggested workers of less than 30 years prioritised the option of choosing their pensions provider.Younger employees also rated highly pension funds’ ability to provide insight on participants’ personal financial situation, as well as freedom of choice in the benefit phase, Mercer said.The consultancy found that participants’ faith in their pension funds hardly improved over the past year, with respondents rating their schemes at an average 5.9 points out of 10, and one-third categorising their schemes as ‘inadequate’. In addition, 26% of participants said faith in their pension funds had fallen, while 7% said the opposite. Pension funds wishing to win back their participants’ trust must denounce bonuses at asset managers and the companies in which the schemes have invested, Mercer Netherlands has said.Dutch pension-fund participants, when asked in a Mercer survey what schemes should do to restore confidence in the industry, said they should reject bonuses more emphatically.Tim Burggraaf, a partner at Mercer, said participants expected pension funds to make a real effort to drive down bonuses.“Pension funds can do this by using their clout or, as a last resort, leaving their managers,” he said.last_img read more