Existing fuel allowance season extended by 4 weeks

first_imgFacebook Linkedin Covid antibody testing opens to public at Shannon Airport RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ‘Everything tells us we are moving forward’ Twitter WhatsApp Government announces phased easing of public health restrictions NewsCommunityPoliticsExisting fuel allowance season extended by 4 weeksBy Cian Reinhardt – April 7, 2020 1491 Mass COVID testing to take place at University of Limerick following fresh outbreak of virus among student population center_img Print TAGSCommunityCoronavirusCovid 19Fuel AllowanceLimerick City and CountyNewspolitics Institute of Public Health addresses loneliness as a challenge to national health in light of Covid-19 restrictions Email Limerick health chiefs urge public not to withhold information on virus contacts, as they investigate “complex and serious outbreaks” across midwest region Advertisement Previous articleRadiographers in UHL making everyone smileNext articleThe Easter Bunny given the green light for this weekend 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] Winter photo created by Dragana_Gordic – www.freepik.comFINE Gael Minister, Patrick O’Donovan has confirmed the fuel allowance season is to be extended by four weeks for eligible customers.The Limerick County TD has said the extension is in response to the COVID-19 emergency and says his government colleagues have “committed to extending the fuel allowance season by four weeks” which will see the current season run to Friday, May 8 from April 10.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Minister of State said, “At a time where we wish people to stay at home to stay safe, it makes perfect sense to extend the Fuel Season for existing eligible customers on a once-off basis, in order to ensure the most vulnerable groups are provided with additional targeted financial supports in a timely and efficient manner.”O’Donovan noted that the extension will “ensure those in receipt of this payment have one less thing to worry about” and will allow people to stay “safe and warm” at home for the coming period.The Fuel Allowance payment is made to over 370,000 of the most disadvantaged households in the country including pensioners and those with disabilities, who are most at risk of fuel poverty.The current fuel allowance season is paid at a rate of €24.50 per week for 28 weeks, with the current season due to finish on April 10, and will now be extended to Friday, May 8.last_img read more

Collaboration power

first_imgIn 2017, during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, $3 billion asset Credit Human Federal Credit Union in San Antonio needed to provide members with pre-approved, short-term emergency funds. It found the answer in a credit union service organization (CUSO).The CUSO, QCash, offers a cloud-based payday loan alternative, says CEO Ben Morales. The credit union wasn’t looking to generate loans or fee income. It simply wanted to give members instant access to funds.“They wanted to automate and make their preapproved loan process more efficient,” he says. “Our engine does that well. So we made some adjustments to our system and built in some new capabilities, and we were able to help them.”The takeaway: Technology and collaboration make credit unions stronger, individually and collectively, Morales says. “If you’re part of a CUSO, the tide raises all boats.” continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Fire victims get assistance

first_imgUpon the directive of Mayor JerryTrenas, the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) distributed foodand non-food assistance. The displaced families weretemporarily housed at Fort San Pedro National High School. The mayor himself also promisedfinancial assistance. According to the City Disaster RiskReduction and Management Office, a total of 28 houses were razed      by the fire – 24 totally damaged whilefour partially damaged. The city government thanked the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), private donors, Philippine Red Cross, City Health Office medics and as well as the barangay council of Gen. Hughes for their cooperation.center_img ILOILO City – The city government hasextended help to 37 families displaced by Monday’s fire in Barangay Gen.Hughes, City Proper. These are what remain of the coastal houses that fire destroyed in Barangay Gen. Hughes, Iloilo City on March 2, 2020. The displaced families are currently staying at the nearby Fort San Pedro National High School. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN The 37 displaced families were made upof 166 individuals./PNlast_img read more

Staff exodus continues at City

first_img A City statement read: “Manchester City can confirm that Ivan Carminati, Fausto Salsano, Massimo Battara, Angelo Gregucci and Attilio Lombardo have left their respective roles at the football club. “We thank them for their contribution to Manchester City since their arrival and wish them well with their future careers.” Press Association Manchester City have confirmed the departure of five more members of Roberto Mancini’s backroom staff.center_img Mancini was sacked after three-and-a-half years as manager on Monday and his first-team coach David Platt left the following day. Among those also to have departed are defensive specialist Angelo Gregucci and reserve-team boss Attilio Lombardo, the former Sampdoria and Crystal Palace player. last_img read more