Recovery has bypassed Limerick’s unemployment blackspots

first_imgNewsLocal NewsRecovery has bypassed Limerick’s unemployment blackspotsBy Alan Jacques – June 24, 2017 1216 Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin Advertisementcenter_img Email LATEST unemployment figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) indicate that the economic recovery has bypassed many Limerick communities with the city and county topping the list of unemployment blackspots in Ireland.79 blackspots were identified by the CSO, with Limerick accounting for 18 of them, including Ballynanty, Kileely, Prospect, Galvone, Rathbane, Singland, Shannon Banks and Rathkeale.And, according to local Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan, the latest figures highlight just how out of touch Fine Gael is with what is going on outside of Dublin.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “There were 79 unemployment blackspots where more than 27 per cent of the workforce were out of a job last April. 18 of them were in Limerick and eight of the ten worst blackspots were in Limerick City,” he explained.“These figures are stark, and haven’t moved down in years. This is more than Dublin, Cork and Galway cities combined which is truly shocking. This paints a grim picture of the unemployment problem in many parts of Limerick, which is not being reflected by government statistics.”He said that while jobs were being created, it was clear that some areas were benefitting while others continued to suffer from a lack of jobs and opportunities.“The average unemployment rate in these areas of Limerick stood at 35.7 per cent, miles away from the national average of 12.9 per cent.“Last year Fine Gael’s campaign slogan was ‘Keep the Recovery Going’. These statistics show that no recovery has arrived in certain parts of the country. Many of those still unemployed are former construction workers, and this section of the workforce needs particular focus.”He claimed that apprenticeship scheme are limited and expansion is needed to allow workers to up-skill.“Clearly government intervention is needed, and the two newly appointed Ministers with responsibility for employment, need to get a grip on this and ensure the next set of figures show a marked improvement.”Meanwhile, Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Social Protection, Willie O’Dea believes that the Government needs to redouble their efforts in Limerick’s Regeneration areas to create more social programmes and get people back to work.“The Government will have to reexamine the regeneration programme and put more focus into the social aspect of the areas affected such as providing employment programmes to get people back to work. Increased housing and improvements in the physical infrastructure of Regeneration areas are very welcome, but there has to be a focus on providing people with employment and the Government need to redouble their efforts in this regard,” Deputy O’Dea told the Limerick Post.“With eight of the ten worst unemployment black spots in the country, we cannot ignore this problem and it should serve as a wake-up call for the government.“An inter-agency jobs task force should be established to work with Regeneration in Limerick to create jobs and provide education and training opportunities for people in these areas,” he concluded.by Alan [email protected] Print TAGSFianna FáilKeep The Recovery GoinglimerickMaurice Quinlivan TDSinn FeinunemploymentWillie O’Dea TD WhatsApp Previous article#WATCH Summer solstice celebrated in dawn ceremony at Lough GurNext articleUL start-up scoops top prize at Enterprise awards Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

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Pearson charged with 2 felonies of burglary of elderly man; Callaway at large

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Two people are facing charges for a burglary of a Wellington residence after an elder man fell ill and was rushed to Sumner Regional Medical Center.Sumner County Attorney Kerwin Spencer has charged Ashley Pearson, born in 1989, of Wellington for burglary of a dwelling, a level 7 felony; and theft, a level 9 felony. She is currently in Sumner County jail.Curtis CallawayAshley PearsonSpencer said Curtis Callaway, born in 1984, of Wellington, is currently at large and will be issued an arrest warrant once found. He is asking the public for any information leading to Callaway’s arrest. Pearson and Callaway are being accused of entering the residence at 306 W. 12th Street on July 25 and stealing several items including: a leather wallet with $140 in cash, a driver’s license, a social security cash; Remington .22 pump hexagon barrel rifle; Marlin 30/30 lever action rifle; Remington 12 gauge pump shotgun; Winchester 12 gauge pump shotgun, Remington .22 bolt action rifle; 12 gauge single shot gun; ammunition; two rifle scores; Security State checkbook; Impact Bank checkbook; sheets and bed spread; Trac phones and Boeing pins. The value of the listed property is more than $1,000 but less than $25,000.According to the complaint affidavit, Wellington police officers were called in on July 27 because of a residential burglary. On the previous Thursday evening, a Wellington male was taken by an ambulance to Sumner Regional Medical Center. Then at 1:30 a.m. Friday morning, his son in law came back to the house to secure the house which at that time appeared to be fine.In the complaint, the son-in-law returned on a Sunday morning and discovered the home had been ransacked and several items including the owner’s guns were missing. The back door was ajar and there was an open window behind the gun cabinet. He also reported that several hand tools were missing from the old farm truck parked on the west side of the house near the garage. It is unknown whether the tools were stolen at the same time the house was burglarized.The WPD investigators asked neighbors, and one reported that the lights were on around 3 a.m. and that was unusual she said. A relative of Pearson, allegedly told WPD that she was discussing with her husband about the neighbor being admitted to the hospital the night in question, and that Pearson was in the house living there temporarily and overheard the conversation.She also allegedly had been dating Callaway at the time.According to another witness, who is in jail on unrelated crime charges, Callaway and Pearson allegedly had driven to her house about 3:30 a.m. on Friday, July 25 in a borrowed Dodge Durango with shotguns and rifles wrapped in a blanket in their trunk.The witness said they told her the guns were taken from a man’s house that was taken to the hospital and was dying. They then allegedly took some guns to Wichita where some of them were sold.Another witness said she let Callaway and Pearson borrow the Durango and knew of a gun at her residence that Callaway was holding.On Aug. 26, the daughter of the elderly man said three forged checks had shown up on her Dad’s account at Security State Bank.Pearson was arrested on Sept. 18, after an intensive investigation that included two witnesses who said both Pearson and Callaway were involved with the sale of two guns in Wichita which allegedly was owned by the elderly man.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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Thank you for your input. +9 Vote up Vote down not sure · 305 weeks ago “The value of the listed property is less than $1,000 but more than $25,000. ” Now that makes sense in the article Math 101 Report Reply 0 replies · active 305 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Executioner · 305 weeks ago No mercy hang em high. How in the hell can someone in their right mind allow these kind of people to even breath the same air. I don’t even like the idea of wasting tax payer money on them just take them behind a shed and shoot them. That would be the right thing to do. Report Reply 1 reply · active 204 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Robert · 204 weeks ago Wow, That rant shows that you have never been in trouble for anything. maybe we need to have a little kid point the finger at you and let you go thru the system for a little bit so you can see that these are just people who made mistakes. What was your name and address again? I can see why you dont have the balls to put your name to such a ignorant rant. Report Reply -1 Vote up Vote down just sayin · 305 weeks ago The trash in this town needs dumped….its getting bad here on theft and of course they are druggies….its time the good citizens…take matters into their own hands….to get this job done and these losers under control… Report Reply 0 replies · active 305 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Anne Hall · 305 weeks ago She’s smiling? WOW!!!!!!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 305 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down #1 guest · 305 weeks ago “Less than $25,000 but more than $1,000. ” I’m not the sharpest but I got the idea. As far as lining people up taking care of business that’s not how we do things in USA. I do think we need to put these scum bags away!! If proven guilty in a court of law. One day you could need your day in court, maybe bad check? cut off hand. maybe speeding? cut off a foot. I think you get my idea on the comments from above. Report Reply 1 reply · active 305 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Guest · 305 weeks ago I don’t get your idea. Probably because your grammar is horrible. Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down really?! · 305 weeks ago Sounds like the owner of the Durango knows more than SHE’S letting on Report Reply 0 replies · active 305 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down meee · 304 weeks ago Is callaway still at large? Report Reply 0 replies · active 304 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down knowingwelly · 99 weeks ago I’m guessing Amber Dorsey was owner of the Durango? Everyone knows she let’s her fellow junkies use it! Report Reply 0 replies · active 99 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. 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