Clare’s Wish Foundation helicopter request

first_imgNewsClare’s Wish Foundation helicopter requestBy John Keogh – April 24, 2015 668 Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories  CLARE’S Wish Foundation, a Limerick-based charity that helps to grant the wishes of adults who have a life-threatening or terminal condition, is seeking the service of a helicopter to carry out a very urgent wish request for a person with a serious illness. Anyone who may be able to help can contact the Foundation on 061 633301. Previous articleCaoimhe and Saoirse get all grown up for RapunzelNext articleNeville exasperated by failure to erect signs John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print Linkedin WhatsApp Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live center_img TAGSClare’s Wish Foundationlimerick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

The City of Conversation Extends Off-Broadway Run

first_img Related Shows Jan Maxwell In addition to Maxwell, the cast includes John Aylward, Kristen Bush, Beth Dixon, Barbara Garrick, Luke Niehaus, Kevin O’Rourke, Michael Simpson and Phillip James Brannon. View Comments Directed by Tony winner Doug Hughes, The City of Conversation tells the story of political hostess Hester Ferris (Maxwell), a behind-the-scenes mover and shaker in the nation’s capital, and of the political gains and personal losses that her choices inflict on her family over a period of 30 years, from the waning days of the Carter administration to the beginning of the Obama presidency. Lincoln Center Theater’s production of The City of Conversation has extended its off-Broadway run through July 6. Starring five-time Tony nominee Jan Maxwell, the political drama by Anthony Giardina was originally scheduled to close on June 22. The play celebrated its opening night on May 5. The City of Conversation Show Closed This production ended its run on July 26, 2014 Star Fileslast_img read more

Danish government proposes mandatory pension savings

first_imgIt said the three pillars of Denmark’s pension system — the unfunded state pension (Folkepension), statutory funded scheme ATP and the labour-market pension schemes and private pensions — were a good foundation for the future, but that there were areas where the “good and secure” pension system needed to be strengthened.Under the proposal, the mandatory pension contributions will start at a level of just 0.25% in two years’ time, rising gradually to 2.0% by 2025.The 2025 Plan covers a wide range of political issues, from long-term unemployment to student finance and migration control.The pension proposals will now be discussed among the political parties in Denmark as well as the other stakeholders in the labour-market and wider economy.Per Bremer Rasmussen, chief executive of Forsikring & Pension (F&P) the Danish pensions and insurance industry association, said: “It should be no secret that we are not happy about compulsory savings.”“Basically, I think that the conditions for pension savings should be made so good that it makes good business sense for everyone to save,” he said.Bremer Rasmussen added that social partners had taken responsibility for retirement provision by making it a key element within existing collective bargaining agreements, he said.“I recognise, however, that the politicians have the desire to get everyone on board the pensions bus,” he said.Bremer Rasmussen said he expected it would be possible for many companies to offer the new product.The governing Liberal Party (Venstre) will need broad support from other parliamentarians and civil society to pass the proposals, as it currently rules with a one-seat majority with the backing of three other political parties.The government’s plan also addresses a problem that the country’s pension industry has long wanted addressed, namely that many Danes have no incentive to save for a pension later in their working lives because of the way social benefits are calculated.The government said a special pension scheme would be introduced, which can be used by people with five years or fewer until state pension age.Up to DKK50,000 (€6,700) can be paid into the scheme, with contributions being non-tax deductible, but the pension payout being tax free.Pensions paid out through this annuity product will not be offset against social benefits.As well as this, the government plans to give an extra tax allowance for people on incomes between DKK300,000–535,000 paying into a deductible pension scheme.The tax allowance will apply for pension contributions of more than 8%.Bremer Rasmussen said it was very important that it was made attractive for everyone to save for retirement.“So I am happy that the government has recognised the problem and it doing something about it,” he said.Labour-market pensions provider PKA also welcomed the fact the government was tackling the problem. “The initiative is a step in the right direction by finding solutions to the challenges the pensions sector is in,” it said.PKA said it would follow the political negotiations that would now begin with interest. Denmark’s oft-lauded pension system is set to expand its funded coverage further still under a new plan set out by government to make it compulsory for nearly everyone of working age to contribute to a scheme.The proposal, published as part of the government’s long-awaited 2025 Plan covering a range of policy areas, suggests introducing compulsory pension savings of 2% of work income for all people in Denmark aged over 25, who are saving less than 6% of their income into a pension.The scheme is to cover benefit recipients, employees as well as self-employed people, and the mandatory contributions to it will in principle be paid to ATP, according to the wording of the plan.Launching the proposal, the finance ministry said: “Today there are around 750,000 adult Danes who have no savings for their old age, or not enough.”last_img read more