Payments system failing Limerick tenants

first_imgShannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Mortgage payment break for local authority home loan borrowers will be extended by a further three months Advertisement Limerick on Covid watch list RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick city house prices rise 4.9% as time to sell falls Linkedin WhatsApp TAGSHousingNewspoliticsSenator Paul Gavan Printcenter_img Senator Paul Gavan.A LIMERICK politician has called on the Government to radically reform the Housing Assistants Payment (HAP) Scheme, which currently supports thousands of tenants across the city and county.Sinn Fein Senator Paul Gavan believes HAP, which is a form of social housing support for people who have a long term housing need, is “deeply flawed” and loaded in favour of landlords. It is planned that this system will replace long-term Rent Supplement.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “HAP gives no security of tenure to tenants, even as it insists on tying tenants into a two year sign up on their side. It’s a one-sided approach where landlords hold all the cards. It enables landlords to operate short term tenancies, typically of 12 months duration leading to constant insecurity for tenants. If a tenant wants to insist that proper maintenance is carried out on their home, the landlord can just decide not to renew the lease,” Senator Gavan claimed.“The HAP system also operates in practice through cash payment top-ups by tenants to landlords. These payments are made in addition to the weekly contribution paid by tenants to the council. The cash sums involved can be as high as €500 per month.”The Castleconnell-based Senator continued, “HAP amounts to a massive state subsidy for private landlords. The government should be building public housing on a major scale-something they forgot to do for the last 20 years. Instead we have a system rigged in favour of wealthy landlords”. NewsPoliticsPayments system failing Limerick tenantsBy Alan Jacques – August 11, 2018 2340 Facebook Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Previous articleThe twisted tale of Terrible Tommy O’ConnorNext articleUL has the highest proportion of women at senior levels Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick county house prices to rise 5% in 2021 Email Twitterlast_img read more

Bolivia Promotes Female to Army General for the First Time

first_img I think this advancement is great, normal (in first-world countries), fair and exemplary. In Ecuador there has never been a situation like this; furthermore, military officers who start as professionals and follow a military career (doctors, lawyers, engineers, etc), due to foolish selfishness and fear of the professional excellency – especially of the doctors, are “prohibited” from advancing to the rank of General within all armed forces, and even worse within the police. In this field it is a common thing for the third-world countries. I am embarrassed and sad to write this, but it’s the truth. A good thing for Bolivia. A woman was promoted to Army General for the first time in the history of Bolivia, during a ceremony held on May 21, where she was granted her saber by President Evo Morales, Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, as mandated by the Constitution. A day before, two other women, Lily Cortéz and Cristina Cerrudo, were promoted to Police Generals. “Today, a woman rises to General of the Army. This might be a novelty within our institutions, but if we remember the past, there were female commanders of great mobilizations for the country,” Morales said. The first female Army General, Gina Reque Terán, was promoted along with other officers from the Army, Air Force and Navy. By Dialogo May 23, 2013 The head of government remembered indigenous leader Bartolina Sisa, who conducted a revolt against the Spanish crown alongside her husband, Tupac Katari in 1781, and heroine Juana Azurduy, who headed the revolution that resulted in the foundation of Bolivia in 1825. last_img read more