Water charge boycott is winning says Prendiville

first_imgNewsWater charge boycott is winning says PrendivilleBy John Keogh – July 2, 2015 761 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Linkedin Facebook  CITY North councillor Cian Prendiville urged those attending the We Won’t Pay campaign’s Water Bill Bonfire on Saturday to hold off on paying their water bills as the water charges boycott is “winning”.Speaking at the event, which saw about 200 members of the public burn their Irish Water bills at City Hall, the Anti-Austerity Alliance councillor advised anyone considering paying the charge to “hold off, as any money handed over before the general election could be money down the drain if we succeed in getting these charges abolished”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Despite all the Government’s threats and legislation, it is still the case that there are no penalties, late payment fees or interest before the general election. If the boycott that has been established holds firm, it will force the abolition of these charges in that election, just like happened in Limerick in the 1991 local elections, and nationally in the run up to the 1997 general election.“For those considering paying they should remember that on both those occasions, when the charges were abolished then, no refunds were issued. The money paid was lost – money down the drain. I’d advise everyone therefore to hold firm, and don’t give Irish Water any money. Even those who paid the first bill shouldn’t send good money after bad – they should join the boycott now as the second bills go out,” continued Cllr Prendiville.Cllr Prendiville assured that “everyone can safely boycott at least until the general election, piling the pressure on all the parties and independents in that election”.He concluded: “There will be non-payment candidates standing across the country in those elections too, and I’d encourage non-payers to only support those parties that support non-payment.” WhatsApp Print Email Limerick customers to benefit from extension of Irish Water’s First Fix free scheme to tackle leaks center_img TAGS’We Won’t Pay’Anti Austerity Alliancecity hallCllr Cian PrendivilleIrish WaterlimerickWater Charges Update: Works underway to resolve discolouration of water in Raheen area Abbeyfeale water supply gets the all clear Twitter Previous articleSuspect further detained as 80 gardai investigate shootingNext articleCamogie – Limerick face Wexford in game three of Championship John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Irish Water to replace old water mains on St Nessan’s Road Pictures reveal damage caused by wipes being flushed down Limerick’s loos Irish Water defers introduction of new business charges during the Covid 19 emergency last_img read more

Businessman advises students on leadership

first_imgA visiting entreprenuer said his true passion is promoting business careers that have a social impact. Dr. Mark Albion, one of the co- founders of Net Impact, a non-profit business focused on global student leadership, delivered the keynote address for the Greater Good Lecture Series at the Mendoza College of Business Friday. After watching his mother battle cancer and overcome a fatal diagnosis, he said he decided to seek out what his real purpose in life was. Throughout her battle, he said his mother continued to run her socially responsible textile mill. “Her connection to her work and her impact was so phenomenal,” Albion said. “She knew why she was here — I didn’t yet know that.” Albion has written seven books, some of which made the New York Times bestseller list, was a professor at Harvard University and has founded multiple businesses. Throughout the lecture, Albion talked about what he considers a fundamental question of leadership. Business leaders should be asking themselves why are they here and what is their purpose as leaders, he said. Many people focus too much on what career they want rather than who they are and how they can use their passions to become a better business leader. In Albion’s book “True to Yourself,” he writes about how leaders are there to serve others. He said that to be a good leader, three characteristics are needed: competence, commitment and compassion. “A competent leader is an example of the values that you want to see your employees exhibit,” Albion said. “It does not mean knowing everything.” He said business leaders are still human beings and they need to have a commitment to the growth of their people, not just their business. A compassionate leader has to look beyond their company’s impact on the industry and look at the impact it has on the world. “You have to look beyond the borders of your own company and strive to do what is best for the world,” he said. Albion talked about MBAs struggling with monetary desires and how to involve their passions with a business plan. He said he wants people to develop a destiny plan. “Instead of being a conflicted achiever — that is, still trying to figure out who they are — you should be a passionate striver that has combined their passion with a business plan,” he said. Albion said figuring out who you are as a person and what you want to accomplish in life will create a better leader and businessperson. “The way you make your way in the world is just by being you,” he said.last_img read more

Shumlin taps AOT Deputy Secretary Minter as Irene Recovery Officer

first_imgGovernor Peter Shumlin has announced that Sue Minter, Deputy Secretary of the Agency of Transportation, will replace Neale Lunderville as Irene Recovery Officer. Minter will step into the new post on January 6, as Lunderville returns to his job at Green Mountain Power. ‘Neale has been critical in bringing Vermont through the immediate aftermath of the worst storm to hit this state in nearly a century, and to help shape the recovery plan as we move into 2012,’ Shumlin said. ‘I appreciate his willingness to help his state in a crisis.’ Minter, the Governor noted, has also been a pivotal player in the Irene recovery effort, working with AOT Secretary Brian Searles and the transportation crews to get 500 miles of damaged roads and 34 closed bridges re-opened before the brunt of the winter season hit Vermont. The last road ‘ Route 107 ‘ re-opened today. ‘We’ve had very strong start, but recovery will continue for months and years ahead. Irene is not behind us,’ Governor Shumlin said. ‘We need a recovery leader who will be able keep the momentum swift and strong into the new year, and Sue Minter has proven that she has the commitment to the state and the leadership needed to carry the Irene recovery effort forward.’ More than 7,000 Vermonters have registered with FEMA following the storm, which hit on Aug. 28. Approximately 4,300 of those have received individual assistance. In addition, 1,500 homes were substantially damaged by the storm, and roads and bridges ‘ both state and municipal ‘ were severely impacted. In addition to serving as Deputy Secretary of Transportation, Minter was a state representative from Waterbury (one of the communities hard hit by Irene) and worked in the state Agency of Commerce and Community Development for 10 years in community planning and revitalization. ‘I am honored to be asked to serve our state in this capacity at this critical time,’ Minter said. ‘I have the passion and determination to harness our ‘Vermont Strong’ spirit and to make government more effective and even better prepared for future events. Our work is not over until every Vermonter has recovered from Irene.’ Minter will report to the Governor through the Secretary of Administration. She will be a Cabinet officer with the responsibility and authority to oversee statewide recovery. Minter will work across agencies and with outside partners to sustain collaborative, mission-focused recovery efforts.last_img read more