Period of stability key to region’s recovery

first_imgNewsLocal NewsPeriod of stability key to region’s recoveryBy admin – November 25, 2010 487 Twitter Linkedin LIMERICK people are afraid to part with their money ahead of Budget 2011 as they don’t know how much will be left in their pockets, but with a general election on the horizon, hopes have been expressed by the local business community that such an eventuality could spark increased growth and stability in the region. Maria Kelly, CEO Limerick Chamber, insists it is “most important that the Government gets its budget and four-year plan through to meet the conditions of the IMF and the EU”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Her comments came after Taoiseach, Brian Cowen declared on Monday he will call a general election early in the new year, “as soon as the budget process has been seen through”. Noting that the within the next two years, a declining Limerick city centre and indeed, the economic picture as a whole, could see a return to growth, Ms Kelly told the Limerick Post that the reaction to the IMF has been somewhat peculiar.“We have been in free-fall for some time and we have never hit the bottom, but maybe now we have hit the bottom, and I hope that the political parties recognise the importance of seeing this process through and then let the people have their say in the new year”.However, Ms Kelly, adopting a positive stance, revealed she had spoken to many business owners who had acknowledged a substantial increase in their turnover, and she expressed confidence that 2011 could see a return for the majority of those that suffered at the front-line of the economy.This sentiment is echoed by Graham Byrnes, regional director at CPL, who says that he would welcome the announcement of the general election as he feels that Limerick is in need of representation at the Cabinet table. “We need stability here, and potential investors crave certainty if multinationals are to set up in the region, while allowing exporters to avail of opportunity.“Companies are hiring and we have seen an increase in demand to fill jobs, but this needs to grow once the size of this financial bail out is identified. Ireland and indeed, Limerick, has seen an increase in competitiveness as salaries and costs have fallen.“Now is the time for direct foreign investment to pick up an educated workforce. It is two years now since the Dell closure and with the support of grants and training stimulus packages, Limerick is getting back on its feet”.Commentators and the business community are embracing the announcement of a general election on the whole, citing a period of stability as the key to recovery. Facebook Advertisementcenter_img Print WhatsApp Email Previous articleCar reg gives sneak offender awayNext articleCouncil denounces ‘scurrilous’ local newspaper report adminlast_img read more

Bar Council Of Delhi Covid Relief Measures Impact About 2500 Lawyers; Distributes Rs. 3.5 Crores Worth Of Support

first_imgNews UpdatesBar Council Of Delhi Covid Relief Measures Impact About 2500 Lawyers; Distributes Rs. 3.5 Crores Worth Of Support LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK20 May 2021 4:36 AMShare This – xAs part of its Covid-relief measures, the Bar Council of Delhi has established a war room which has so far helped close to 2500 of its member Advocates/ their immediate relatives, in smooth hospitalization during the second wave. The Council is also providing financiall assistance to its members thorugh the through Covid Fund, to support quality treatment. The details of various help are as follows:Advertisement Lawyer under Home Quarantine – 15,000/- INR (To date, 2287 lawyers are already benefited)Lawyer under Hospitalization, who are not covered under insurance – 50,000/- INR (To date, 33 lawyers are already benefited)The facility of 110 oxygen cylinder in circulation (Home delivery and Refilling Facility)Distribution of free grocery kits to needy and Home Quarantine lawyers and their immediate family. (To date, 2000 grocery kits are already distributed worth 40,00,000/- INR)Advertisement To date, 2320 enrolled lawyers and their immediate family has already been benefited, and an amount of 3, 59, 55,000/- INR has already been spent towards the cause. Mr Manoj K Singh, Chairman, Executive Committee & Spokesperson, Bar Council of Delhi, said, “As we know how severe the 2nd wave of the pandemic has been for all and same goes for our legal fraternity as well. Many of our members are unable to get the medical help they need because of financial problems, and hence in these challenging times, if we don’t come forward, who else will. That is why we have been standing by with our brothers and sisters who need our support during this crisis. We are happy and humbled to have touched upon so many lives, and we will not stop until this pandemic is over”. The Bar Council will also launch a crowdfunding initiative where every fraternity member can come forward and contribute towards this cause so that this Covid relief drive keeps going on till the situation is normalized again. It is to be noted that a drive like this is one of the largest when serving the professionals of a particular community.TagsBar Council of Delhi (BCD) Covid Relief Fund Financial Assistance To Advocates Plight Of Lawyers During Covid-19 Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more