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Tributes to man who ‘created a terrific engine of a charity’

first_imgLinkedin Previous articleDublin’s Euro 2020 fixtures moved to RussiaNext articleNenagh student awaiting vaccine after suffering heart infection praises school for “closing until further notice” due to COVID outbreak David Raleigh Print Former Bóthar CEO, Peter Ireton who died over the weekend.Photograph: Press 22.TRIBUTES have been paid to former Limerick charity boss Peter Ireton following his sudden death last Monday.Mr Ireton (68), who founded and was former chief executive of the charity Bóthar, was found dead in tragic circumstances at his home in Castletroy.Gardaí said they were “investigating a sudden death incident following the discovery of a body”, but were not treating the death as suspicious.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A firearm was recovered at the scene and Mr Ireton’s body was taken to University Hospital Limerick for a post mortem examination. A file is being prepared for the Coroner who will arrange an inquest.Bóthar provides donations of livestock as long term development aid to struggling people across 12 developing countries. It started out in the 1990s on the second floor of Rooney estate agents offices on O’Connell Street before relocating to its present headquarters on Old Clare Street.Rooney’s boss, Pat Kearney, told the Limerick Post: “I’m absolutely shocked and horrified at the news. As far as I was concerned Peter was much beloved by everyone. Maybe he didn’t realise that people admired him so much for what he had done.”“I knew Peter exceptionally well because of his and Bóthar’s 12 years working in our building, and I found him a very honourable and decent man. He was dedicated to the charity that he founded and which he engaged in full-time with a very hard working staff.”“I think everyone admired the quality of the charity he put in place and the way it benefited so many unfortunate people in Africa.“He created a terrific engine of a charity, and that has to be recognised,” Mr Kearney added.Former publisher Billy Ryan said he would remember Peter Ireton for his empathy and his passion for the outdoors.“I enjoyed his company above many others. I have wonderful memories of laughing hysterically as he would recount tales from his amazing adventures and life experiences. I have known him for almost fifty years. I am extremely saddened by his loss”.Mr Ireton’s death came amid a bitter court conflict between Bóthar and David Moloney, the man who succeeded him as chief executive in 2011, and less than a fortnight after the charity took action against Mr Moloney claiming he misappropriated over €464,000 of the charity’s money to benefit himself and others.Mr Moloney, who resigned last February, has denied any wrongdoing.Bóthar director and former chairman, Harry Lawlor, has claimed in the proceedings that Mr Moloney was “guilty of an egregious breach of trust and an appalling dereliction of his duty”.A spokeswoman for Bóthar told the Limerick Post: “Bóthar is very saddened to learn of the death of one of its founders, Peter Ireton. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.”Predeceased by his sister Rosemary, Mr Ireton is survived by his brother Vincent; sisters Janet and Kate; brothers and sister-in-law; nieces and nephews as well as a wide circle of relatives and friends.His funeral Mass will place at 11.30am on Monday at Monaleen Church, followed by a private cremation service in Shannon. TAGSBótharPeter Ireton NewsTributes to man who ‘created a terrific engine of a charity’By David Raleigh – April 23, 2021 1793 Founder of Limerick charity Bóthar found dead at home – gardai rule out foul play Facebook Limerick aid agency delivers the milk of human kindness Advertisementcenter_img Email Holy cow! It’s Peter’s 64 K bothar Funeral details announced for founder of charity Bóthar after tragic death at Limerick home WhatsApp Limerick City Challenge – a race with a difference Limerick farmer helps Romanian families Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Entire private rental sector unites to demand £230 million for struggling tenants

first_imgAn unprecedented coalition of six private rental sector organisations and poverty groups have joined forces to call for tenants to be given government help to pay off their Covid rent arrears.Shelter, ARLA Propertymark, the National Association of Residential Landlords, Crisis, Generation Rent and Citizens Advice have all this morning said Ministers must introduce a short-term package of emergency grants and loans worth £270 million to help renters who have lost out on income or been furloughed as a result of the pandemic.The alliance, which is a group of organisations more used to arguing in public over policy, has agreed that the cash should only be used to support tenants who have run up arrears since Covid began in March, but told the government too many people are falling through the gaps and facing homelessness.They say the £270 million should include grants for those in most financial need and zero-interest loans for those who are able to repay them.Timothy Douglas (left), Policy & Campaigns Manager ARLA Propertymark, says: “It is vital that the UK Government introduce emergency measures to support those in rent arrears brought about because of Covid-19 to ensure that tenancies are maintained, and we keep the rent flowing.”Chris Norris (right), Policy Director for the National Residential Landlords Association, says: “Whilst the vast majority of landlords and tenants have been able to reach agreements where rent arrears have built, in some cases this has proved difficult.“A financial package, such as that we propose today, would greatly assist tenants and landlords to achieve what we all want, namely to sustain tenancies.”Polly Neate (left), chief executive of Shelter, adds: “Ever since this pandemic gripped hold of the country, causing chaos for hundreds of thousands of renters, our services have been deluged with calls from worried families and workers plunged unexpectedly into debt.“When the ban lifts, their ability to clear Covid-arrears will be critical if they are to stay safe in their homes.”Read more about rent arrears.Timothy Douglas polly neate NRLA homeless ARLA Propertymark Shelter Chris Norris Crisis August 28, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Associations & Bodies » Entire private rental sector unites to demand £230 million for struggling tenants previous nextAssociations & BodiesEntire private rental sector unites to demand £230 million for struggling tenantsUsually opposed organisations have come together to highlight how thousands of tenants are ‘falling through gaps’ and that system of grants and loans is needed urgently.Nigel Lewis28th August 202001,320 Viewslast_img read more