WhatsApp Twitter Advertisement CONCERNS have been raised among Defence Forces representatives about an expected influx of new and transferred personnel without a corresponding spend on facilities at Sarsfield Barracks in the city. Under the new organisational proposals, the Defence Forces are reducing the number of brigades which they have, and will be moving hundreds of personnel from some areas of the country to others. No personnel are expected to be moved from Limerick but it is anticipated that several hundred soldiers from Cork may be transferred to Sarsfield Barracks.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In addition to this, the force is currently recruiting to expand its ranks by 600 in various disciplinesBut the Permanent Defence Force Other Ranks Representative Association (PDFORRA,) says there is confusion about the move and has warned that infrastructure and facilities could come under pressure with the influx to Limerick city.“We would expect that this will not all happen at once, it will be over a period of time so, initially, the barracks and existing personnel in Limerick should be able to cope,” Gerry Rooney, General Secretary of PDFORRA, told the Limerick Post.But he added that further down the line, there may be serious pressure on the facilities an space at the barracks unless the department spends money on upgrading and facilitating in some areas.PDFORRA says it is “unclear” at this point whether defence personnel are going to be told where to go or if they will have choices.“We want to see our members having choice because there are many who might want to relocate to Limerick.“We don’t want to see people forced into anything. We also want to see them being given a choice of upskilling or retraining. There are some areas where we don’t have enough qualified personnel and others where we have too man. It’s a matter of matching one to the other,” Mr Rooney said.Reducing the number of personnel engaged in headquarters, admin and allied support tasks is a central element to the reorganisation process, according to PDFORRA Linkedin Facebook NewsLocal NewsSoldiers influx could put strain on barracksBy admin – August 22, 2012 818 Print Email Previous articleLimerick to Galway train not on right trackNext articleDeirdre Lawlor has… The X Factor admin
Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Consumer Expectations Are Lower Across the Board Previous: Amid Optimism for America, Obama Fails to Mention Housing Policy Next: How Effective are Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac at Preventing Foreclosures? January 12, 2016 1,269 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The President spoke of optimism for America’s future in his final State of the Union Address on Tuesday night. A recent survey from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York found that he may not have much company as far as that optimism, however.Consumers appear to be less optimistic about their future with regard to the economy, the job market, and personal finances, according to the New York Fed’s December 2015 Survey of Consumer Expectations (SCE). The metric that took a big hit was median one-year earnings growth expectations, which dropped from November’s 2.5 percent to 2.0 percent in December, which was the level it hovered around for the second half of 2015. This was the largest drop for this metric since the SCE’s inception in June 2013.“The decline was widespread across all age groups, and especially strong for low education and middle-income workers,” the SCE stated.That was far from the only data point in which consumer optimism declined, however. One-year ahead median household income growth expectations continued a declining trend, this time from 2.6 down to 2.3 percent—seemingly driven by younger, higher education, and higher income respondents, according to the New York Fed. That percentage fell in the 2.7 to 2.9 range for the first three quarters of 2015.The median home price change fell to 3.0 percent in December, driven by older and lower income respondents. This level matched the previous all-time low for median home price change, reached twice in February and August of 2015. Inflation uncertainty (uncertainty regarding future inflation outcomes) reached new series lows at both the one-year and three-year ahead horizons (2.40 and 2.54 percent, respectively) in December, and median inflation expectations remained flat at a series low for the one-year ahead horizon at 2.5 percent.Also according to the SCE, one-year ahead median household spending growth expectations took a sharp decline from 3.6 percent down to 2.9 percent down to its lowest level since the survey began two and a half years ago. Unlike the decline in income growth expectations, however, the decline in household spending expectations was driven by older, lower education, and lower income respondents, the SCE reported.While the mean probability of losing a job declined from 14.1 percent to 13.5 percent, the second lowest level since the beginning of the survey, the mean probability of finding a job in the next three months if a job loss were to occur also dropped fell from its series high of 55.1 percent in November, according to the SCE. At the same time, the mean perceived probability of voluntarily leaving a job dropped slightly in December and is near an all-time low.Click here to view the complete results of the SCE. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Related Articles Consumer Expectations Employment Federal Reserve Bank of New York Household Finance Jobs New York Fed 2016-01-12 Brian Honea Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Consumer Expectations Are Lower Across the Board The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Print This Post Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Tagged with: Consumer Expectations Employment Federal Reserve Bank of New York Household Finance Jobs New York Fed Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Share Save
(REUTERS) – Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has received an 18-month ban from the Football Association and fined £250 000.The Italian was punished for breaching agent rules over the sale of striker Ross McCormack to Championship rivals Fulham in 2014.“Mr Cellino has been suspended for 18 months from being a director or shadow director of Leeds United or any other football club or company whose activities include ownership of a football club,” the FA said in a statement yesterday.“By April 30 2017 he is to attend and complete an FA education programme covering the duties and responsibilities of an owner and director of an English football club.”It is the third time Cellino, 60, has been banned since taking over at Leeds in April 2014. The suspension will begin in February and run until September 2018.Leeds were also fined 250,000 pounds while agent Derek Day was fined 75,000 pounds and banned for 18 months.Last week Italian businessman Andrea Radrizzani said he was in “advanced negotiations” with Cellino over buying a 50 percent stake in the club with a view to taking complete control next year. Leeds, who are fourth in the table, travel to second-placed Brighton and Hove Albion today.