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Limerick group demands action on housing

first_imgTwitter Limerick city house prices rise 4.9% as time to sell falls RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick county house prices to rise 5% in 2021 Facebook Mortgage payment break for local authority home loan borrowers will be extended by a further three months WhatsApp Linkedin ACTIVISTS took to the street of Limerick on Saturday, February 23, to protest over the growing housing crisis.The recently formed Limerick Housing Action (LHA) group organised a march that gathered at People’s Park and made its way to City Hall on Merchants Quay, where organisers and members of other action groups spoke to the crowd of almost fifty people.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Recent homeless figures have shown that more than 290 people were homeless in Limerick at the end of last year.A spokesperson for the group  said that for many people the housing crisis isn’t about statistics.“Long before the numbers are published in the papers and in the reports, or in the Dáil debates, we’ve already seen them. You’ve seen them on our streets in our homes and on the worried faces of our friends and family.”She said the movement was formed by a “group of concerned community members that came together” with a common goal of supporting those affected by the housing crisis and to “take collective action to demand change”.“I don’t think I’m being too dramatic when I say that probably everyone here is affected by this, the housing crisis or at least know someone who’s affected.”“By coming out today, you have shown that the people in Limerick aren’t going to take it any longer. Underneath it all, we know that there are only two types of people in the housing struggle – the people that profit from it,  and the people who suffer from it.“We also know that there is ultimately more of us than there is of them,” the spokeswoman explained. TAGSHousingNewspoliticsvideo center_img Previous articleLimerick films selected for Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year Awards 2019 regional heatsNext articleEast Limerick teachers honoured after decades of educating the young Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Limerick on Covid watch list Advertisement Print Email NewsHousingVideoLimerick group demands action on housingBy Cian Reinhardt – February 28, 2019 591 Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Local backlash over Aer Lingus threatlast_img read more

Q&A with senior Lyndsay DePaul

first_imgSenior Lyndsay DePaul helped lead USC to victory over crosstown rival UCLA in its last dual meet of the season. The Daily Trojan sat down with the co-captain and asked to share us her thoughts on the season, and how the team will prepare for the NCAAs and Pac-10 championships.Leadership · DePaul is one of the top butterflyers in the nation and owns numerous USC swim school records. – Tim Tran | Daily Trojan Daily Trojan: Looking back at the team’s regular season, what lessons did you and the other swimmers take out of the dual meets you participated in?DePaul: We learned not to take some teams too lightly and we learned what it’s like to win and what it’s like to lose. We know what we can do, we learned what we are capable or and what we aren’t capable of — this has all been a learning experience.DT: Your two losses came against California and Stanford. How did losing to those Northern California schools influence the team?DePaul: Going into those two meets, we didn’t really know what to expect. We were going up there coming off some really hard training and we knew they were going to be ready for us. We flew up the day of the Cal meet and had to be at the meet two hours after we got there, so the travel situation was tough. Our main problem was that we kept getting out-touched and that makes a huge difference at dual meets. We have been working on our finishes and hitting the wall so that we won’t be getting out-touched by anyone.DT: What was the goal of the women’s swim team throughout the season and how did the swimmers work to achieve it?DePaul: We set multiple goals and one of them was to win all of our dual meets, which didn’t happen. Another one was to be top four at the NCAAs and I really believe we can do that. Hopefully we can go to NCAAs with a full roster of girls, which is 18 girls, and win.DT: As a co-captain on the team, what did you notice about the team dynamic and motivation as the season went on?DePaul: Our freshmen and sophomores were very mature and jumped on board very quickly. This year they made sure that we were all on the same page. It is our [seniors] last year but they have been helping us out.DT: What was the most exciting moment about the women’s dual meet season?DePaul: I think the UCLA meet as a whole was monumental. Everybody’s attitudes and strength was great. It was exciting to see everybody’s confidence at yesterday’s meet. It really set the stage for Pac-10s and NCAAs.DT: What is the message you would like to send to the USC community as the women’s swim team prepares to wrap up its season with the NCAAs and Pac-10s?DePaul: Our girl’s and boy’s teams work really, really hard and that fan support would be greatly appreciated. We put a lot of effort in and it is nice to have support and have people cheer for us. Thank you to everyone who has supported us and followed us throughout the season.last_img read more

Dodgers re-sign emotional Rich Hill for reported 3 years, $48M

first_imgNATIONAL HARBOR, Md. >> Rich Hill’s voice cracked as he described his emotions upon re-signing with the Dodgers on Monday.Sure, the $48 million he’ll be paid over the three-year deal is a notable reward for what he’s endured in his baseball career.But Hill was clearly also thinking of the infant son he lost three years ago, whose name he mentioned as he was describing the emotion of the day in a press conference at the winter meetings.“I told myself I wasn’t going to do this,” Hill said, explaining the pauses when he could not get out any words. “It’s been an incredible journey to get to this point.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “You see guys like R.A. (Dickey) and Bartolo (Colon) who are still pitching into their 40s, and that’s inspiring,” Hill said. “It’s something I’d love to do. We all know the body clock says other things. Right now I’m trying to make the most out of the next three years and be as productive as I can be. I would love to go out and have 30-plus starts the next three years.”As for the blister issue that caused Hill to miss the first three weeks after the Dodgers got him, he said it won’t be a problem.“It wasn’t your typical pitcher’s blister,” Hill said. “It was more of a wound. Moving forward, there will be no issues.”Andrew Friedman, who had not signed a major leaguer to a deal more than this amount since taking over as the Dodgers president, said his confidence in Hill’s future comes from the time they spent with Hill after acquiring him in July.“No matter how much work you do (researching) a guy, it’s different once you get to experience it first-hand and see it,” Friedman said. “Having that chance and that opportunity for those three months is what gave us the confidence to bet on him, in terms of what kind of person he is and the work ethic.”Of course, the Dodgers also liked the results they got from Hill, who had a 1.83 ERA in six regular-season starts with the Dodgers after they acquired him from the Oakland Athletics.In three postseason starts with the Dodgers, Hill gave up five runs in 13 innings. He pitched six scoreless innings in a victory over the Chicago Cubs in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series.Hill’s deal is the latest development in what has been a remarkable career rebirth.He has bounced around eight organizations and pitched for the independent Long Island Ducks. It was after the Boston Red Sox signed him away from Long Island that his career turned around. He parlayed four good starts with Boston into a $6 million, one-year deal with Oakland last year.And now this.“It’s been amazing,” Hill said. “This is a great day for us.”A smaller Puig?If Yasiel Puig is back with the Dodgers next season, there could be less of him.Manager Dave Roberts said Monday that the organization would like Puig to lose some weight, although he wouldn’t specify how much. He said Puig will be in Los Angeles in early January to work with the trainers on slimming down.“With Yasiel, there is so much natural strength, it’s more trying to focus on leaning out a little bit,” Roberts said of Puig, who was listed at 240 pounds last season.Roberts also said he’s expecting Puig to be a Dodger next season, despite the widely held assumption that the Dodgers could trade him to clear their outfield logjam.Seeking a closer Andrew Friedman said the Dodgers continue to move towards acquiring a closer. “I think things are starting to bubble toward the surface a little bit,” he said. Kenley Jansen – the Dodgers incumbent — and Aroldis Chapman are the two prominent free agent closers left now that Mark Melancon signed with the Giants. The Dodgers may also be looking to trade for a closer like Kansas City’s Wade Davis. …Dodgers prospect Cody Bellinger was named on Monday to the Arizona Fall League all-prospect team, selected by the league’s managers and coaches. Bellinger, a first baseman, hit .314 with a .424 on-base percentage and a .557 slugging percentage in 20 plate appearances this fall. Bellinger, 21, is rated the Dodgers No. 1 prospect by MLB.com, and the 31st best prospect in baseball. … Clayton Kershaw, at the winter meetings for a promotional event, told reporters he hasn’t yet decided if he will pitch in the World Baseball Classic. Adrian Gonzalez was on the list of players who have committed to play for Team Mexico.center_img The 36-year-old Hill had bounced from organization to organization, a reliever who dealt with injuries that prevented him from getting a foothold in the majors.Those struggles were nothing compared with the loss of his son, Brooks, who died of complications shortly after he was born.“Baseball teaches you how to deal with things off the field that are far greater than you can deal with on the field,” Hill said.Later, as Hill addressed reporters, he held his 5-year-old son, Brice, and looked ahead to what he hopes is a bright future.It’s unusual in this era for a pitcher his age, with his injury history, to get a three-year deal, but Hill said he’s confident he can deliver on the Dodgers’ faith.last_img read more