Flood prevention measures continue across parts of Limerick

first_imgAdvertisement Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LimerickNewsFlood prevention measures continue across parts of LimerickBy Meghann Scully – March 3, 2020 343 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Print Previous articleSquad Update: Carbery to Miss Rest of Munster’s SeasonNext articleOdyssey Studios take overall prize in Limerick final of National Enterprise Awards Meghann Scully Email Linkedincenter_img Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash TAGSfloodingKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Postweather WhatsApp Facebook Flooding near O’Briensbridge Co Clare. Just below Parteen weir, where the ESB released a large volume of water after recent wet weather.Pic: Press 22Staff of Limerick City and County Council are continuing to monitor flood levels in parts of County Limerick along the Lower River Shannon.Flood defences erected in Castleconnell, Montpelier, Annacotty and Mountshannon Road are continuing to hold as water levels begin to level off.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The ESB are discharging 400 m3/s at Parteen Weir, but may reduce this, if weather conditions and river levels allow.Volunteers from Limerick Civil Defence have used their boat to check on residents whose homes are cut off due to the flood levels.The road in Castleconnell from Charco’s to World’s End and Castleconnell Boat Club remains closed.The Red Path in Corbally remains closed until further notice as does the cycleway/ walkway from Irish Estates, through to the Guinness Bridge, and onwards to UL.Limerick City and County Council will continue to monitor flood levels on the Shannon and their impact, and is asking people to be mindful over the coming days of returning to lands which have already been heavily saturated as they slowly begin to dry out.Limerick City and County Council’s Contact numbers:Customer Service (9am – 5pm) 061 556000Out of Hours contact (non-emergency contact) is 061 417833Other useful numbers:Dial 999/112 for emergency services only if neededESB Networks 1850 372 999Gas Networks Ireland 1850 205 050Limerick City and County Council is continuing to work with the HSE and An Garda Síochána as part of the Local Co-ordination Group.#LK Working Together Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitterlast_img read more

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GOP Just Keeps Pushing Financial Reform

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / GOP Just Keeps Pushing Financial Reform Financial Reform Financial Stability Oversight Council H.R. 3340 U.S. House of Representatives 2016-04-19 Brian Honea Subscribe Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago GOP Just Keeps Pushing Financial Reform Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Financial Reform Financial Stability Oversight Council H.R. 3340 U.S. House of Representatives Republicans have been trying to chip away at the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ever since it was passed nearly six years ago, and they have been making some headway in the last month.The latest victory for the GOP in their fight against Dodd-Frank came in the House of Representatives recently when H.R. 3340, known as the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) Reform Act, passed by a vote of 239 to 179. The bill was introduced by Rep. Tom Emmer (R-Minnesota) in July 2015 and it passed in the House Financial Services Committee in November.The FSOC, which was created by Dodd-Frank in 2010 along with the Office of Financial Research (OFR), has the power to designate certain financial institutions as “systemically important,” which increases the regulatory burdens for those institutions. H.R. 3340 amends the Financial Stability Act of 2010 and requires the budgets of both the FSOC and the OFR subject to the annual appropriations process; it also establishes requirements for reports and a public notice and comment period.“I am a firm believer in a transparent and accountable government, and if a federal institution is failing to meet these fundamental criteria, Congress needs to fix it,” Emmer said. “Unfortunately, FSOC and OFR currently operate in the shadows, outside of the usual congressional oversight and the democratic process. I cannot stand by while businesses that had nothing to do with the 2008 financial crisis are being unjustly burdened with new regulations that result in Americans paying higher prices for essential financial products like home mortgages, as well as education, auto and business loans.”“I am a firm believer in a transparent and accountable government, and if a federal institution is failing to meet these fundamental criteria, Congress needs to fix it.”Rep. Tom Emmer (R-Minnesota)Emmer continued, “Over the years, Congress has given much of its authority to unelected bureaucrats but this legislation returns the Constitutional ‘power of the purse’ back to Congress. Not only will this legislation reduce mandatory spending by $1.3 billion over the next ten years, but it will make FSOC and OFR transparent and accountable to the American people. Subjecting these entities to the congressional appropriations process, enhancing OFR quarterly reporting requirements and allowing Americans to weigh in on OFR rules and regulations gives Congress the tools it needs to provide the proper oversight of FSOC and OFR.”H.R. 3340, like most proposed legislation that involves financial reform that rolls back Dodd-Frank, passed with an almost exclusively partisan vote. Out of the 239 yeas, only one Democrat voted in favor of it (Rep. Henry Cuellar from Texas), and out of the 179 nays, only one Republican voted against it (Rep. Walter Jones of North Carolina).The passage of H.R. 3340 in the House is the latest in a series of setbacks for Dodd-Frank. Last week, the House Financial Services Committee passed a bill to repeal Dodd-Frank’s bailout fund for large, complex financial institutions. At the same time, the Committee passed a bill to put the CFPB’s spending on a budget in an attempt to make the Bureau more accountable to taxpayers.In late March, a judge dealt a blow to Dodd-Frank and the FSOC when she ordered the “systemically important” designation to be removed from insurance provider MetLife. The FSOC designated MetLife as a nonbank systemically important institution in December 2014 and MetLife had fought to have it removed since.  Print This Post 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. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea April 19, 2016 1,272 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Why Will Principal Reduction Benefit So Few Borrowers? Next: DS News Webcast: Wednesday 4/20/2016 The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Sign up for DS News Daily last_img read more

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