WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads LimerickNewsStatus Orange weather warning for LimerickBy Meghann Scully – October 2, 2019 700 TAGSlimerickLimerick Poststorm lorenzoweather Advertisement Email WhatsApp Linkedin Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Print A status red weather alert is now in place across the countryA status orange weather warning is in place for Limerick as Storm Lorenzo is expected to make land Thursday evening.The warning is also in place for Galway, Kerry Mayo, Clare and Cork.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Southwesterly winds veering westerly will reach mean speeds 65 to 80km/h with gusts generally of 100 to 130km/h, higher in coastal regions.Storm surges will produce coastal flooding and damage. Previous articleNew Regional Ambassador to the West to ‘create a stronger voice’ across the Shannon Region and Galway for SITE IrelandNext articleLimerick people reveal their favourite sound Meghann Scully Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash
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. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Share Save Tagged with: Congressman Ed Royce GSE Funds House Committee on Appropriations THUD Appropriations Subcommittee Home / Daily Dose / Congressman Responds to House Subcommittee Bill, Says GSE Funds Should Go To Reduce Deficit Sign up for DS News Daily in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Congressman Ed Royce GSE Funds House Committee on Appropriations THUD Appropriations Subcommittee 2015-04-30 Brian Honea Previous: GSEs Would Need Up To $157 Billion Bailout in Economic Downturn Next: Credit Trends in Mortgage Insurance Drive Strong Q1 for Radian Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Congressman Responds to House Subcommittee Bill, Says GSE Funds Should Go To Reduce Deficit Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Print This Post April 30, 2015 1,175 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-California) responded to the FY 2016 Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee funding bill released earlier this week by saying money from the GSEs should be used to reduce the national deficit instead of being allocated to housing groups.The new THUD Appropriations bill would essentially eliminate the Housing Trust Fund but would instead direct GSE money into the HOME Investment Partnerships Program, which is a federal block grant that provides states and localities with a flexible funding source to meet their diverse affordable housing needs.Royce and other Republicans were highly critical of Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt’s decision in December to lift the suspension of GSE funds into housing groups such as the Housing Trust Fund and Capital Magnet Fund, saying the diversion of GSE money to those groups violates the 2008 Housing and Economic Recovery Act and puts taxpayers at risk.In January, Royce responded to Watt’s action by introducing the Pay Back the Taxpayers Act of 2015, which states that no funds from the GSEs can be used to fund the housing groups while the GSEs are in conservatorship or receivership and requires that any payments already allocated or set aside should instead be used to reduce the deficit.”While I’m supportive of keeping money siphoned away from the GSEs out of the hands of ideological housing groups, I’m concerned about the precedent set by redirecting money from the Trust Fund to other housing programs,” said Royce, who is a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee and a member of the Capital Markets and GSEs Subcommittee and the Housing and Insurance Subcommittee. “A better solution would be passage of the Pay Back the Taxpayers Act, which requires any money diverted from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac go to paying down our federal deficit.”The Housing Trust Fund and Capital Magnet Fund were created in 2008 as part of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act, but funding of the groups was suspended shortly after the government seized control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in September 2008. The government provided the enterprises with a combined $187.8 billion bailout shortly thereafter. Current law requires FHFA to suspend the allocation of GSE funds to housing groups if payments would contribute to the financial instability of the GSEs, cause the enterprises to be undercapitalized, or prevent the enterprises from successfully completing a capital restoration plan.Watt’s decision to lift the suspension of GSE funds from those housing groups was met with mixed reactions. While many Republicans vehemently opposed the move, many progressives praised Watt’s decision, saying it created more homeownership opportunities, especially for low-income Americans. Subscribe
Press Association Swansea manager Alan Curtis insists his “angry” players have the stomach for a relegation fight. It has led to suggestions that Swansea might not be as well equipped as some of their rivals for the dogfight ahead. But Curtis feels his players have the right mentality to scrap and pick up points. “I’ve spoken before about the resilience of the modern-day player and I think they have to be like that because there are so many setbacks they have to contend with,” Curtis said. “They’ll be fine. They are quite a strong group anyway and now we’re looking to the leaders, the likes of Ashley Williams and Neil Taylor. “They are the type of people that will come forward for us.” Swansea continue to scour the January transfer market with former players Jonathan de Guzman and Scott Sinclair, as well as Everton forward Steven Naismith and Roma striker Seydou Doumbia, among those to be linked to the club this week. “We all know there’s a need to bring fresh players in,” Curtis said. “Our league position tells us we are in trouble and that possibly the only way out of it is that we do bring people in. “It’s all quiet at the moment, but that’s not to say there’s no frantic deals being done at the moment. “I’m sure there will be one or two players coming in very soon.” Curtis’ men will find themselves in the bottom three of the Barclays Premier League before they kick-off against Watford on Monday night should either Newcastle or Sunderland manage respective victories against West Ham and Tottenham on Saturday. Swansea suffered a huge blow in midweek when Sunderland closed the gap on them to a single point with a controversial 4-2 win at the Liberty Stadium. Jermain Defoe twice scored from seemingly offside positions while Swans defender Kyle Naughton was unjustly sent off in the first half with the score at 1-1. The Football Association withdrew Naughton’s red card and three-match ban on Friday and the former Tottenham full-back is available for the Watford game. “I don’t think there will be a negative reaction to the Sunderland game,” Curtis said. “There was a bit of anger if anything after Wednesday. “The players were angry at what had happened and I would hope they would want to right the wrongs after a couple of decisions went against them. “I hope there will be no long-term affect and certainly I don’t sense anything at the moment.” Now in their fifth season in the Premier League, Swansea have mostly stayed clear of relegation danger during their time in the top flight. They did flirt with relegation two seasons ago but Garry Monk eventually led them to safety after succeeding Michael Laudrup at the start of February.
Josh Van Der Flier is at openside while Mike Ross is in the front row Keith Earls is over his recent injury and starts on the wing. The Nenagh man will partner will partner Devin Toner in the second row for the Twickenham clash.Ulster’s Stuart Mc Closkey will make his debut for Ireland at inside centre.Jared Payne misses the game through injury.