No insurance issue for Lisa’s big Limerick clean-up

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Cllr Lisa Marie SheehySINN Fein councillor Lisa Marie Sheehy has described the Good Friday Team Limerick Clean Up as a fantastic project to get people working together in a positive way. However, the public representative for Cappamore-Kilmallock said she was disappointed with the effort by the Council to address issues with signage. “I took it upon myself to clean some unreadable signage and used a clippers to remove briers that were growing over other signage. I called Team Limerick organisers to ask if I be insured cleaning signs on Good Friday and they said I would so I can’t understand why insurance would be an issue for council workers,” she said. TAGSCllr Lisa Marie SheehyGood Friday Team Limerick Clean UplimerickLimerick City and County CouncilSinn Fein Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Facebook Twitter Advertisement Email NewsLocal NewsNo insurance issue for Lisa’s big Limerick clean-upBy Alan Jacques – April 9, 2015 554 Linkedincenter_img Previous articleSinn Féin guided by history at Easter commemoration in LimerickNext articleTV – Something for the Weekend Alan Jacques Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories WhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live last_img read more

Boom time forecast for Brisbane’s housing market in 2020

first_img *31 Oct 2019 *Cash rate *RBA cuts to *Same as scenario *Trade talks *All dwellings unchanged 0.5% by April 2020 1 HOWEVER collapse *Economy *Trade wars stabilise *APRA *Economy recovering *Economy stable intervention weakening *AUD ranges *No APRA occurs mid 2020 *RBA cuts between US$0.65 intervention cash rate and US$0.75 to zero by *No APRA end 2020. intervention until *QE starts late 2020 at earliestPerth -8.7% +3% to +6% +4% to +7% +3% to +6% -6% to -2%Brisbane -1.1% +3% to +6% +4% to +7% +3% to +6% -3% to +1%Darwin -9.2% -5% to -2% -4% to -1% -5% to -2% -7% to -3%Melbourne -1% +11% to +15% +12% to +17% +5% to +9% 0% to +4%Sydney -2.5% +10% to +14% +11% to +16% +4% to +8% 0% to +4%Adelaide -0.9% +1% to +4% +1% to +4% +1% to +4% -2% to +2%Hobart +2.6% +5% to +8% +6% to +9% +4% to +7% +3% to +6%Canberra +2% +3% to +7% +4% to +8% +2% to +5% +4% to +7%Capital city -2.5% +7% to +11% +8% to +13% +4% to +7% -1% to +3% average (Source: SQM Research) Houses and apartment buildings are seen in the Brisbane suburbs of Paddington and Petrie Terrace. Image: AAP/Darren England.In the best case scenario for Brisbane, prices are forecast to rise between four and seven per cent if interest rates are cut to 0.5 per cent by April 2020.And the worst case would be if interest rates are cut to zero, which SQM predicts would trigger price falls.SQM Research managing director Louis Christopher said Brisbane’s improving economic outlook and recovery in mining investment was set to benefit the housing market.“An increase in mining investment is coming through as we speak and that’s going to be a nice job creator for the city,” Mr Christopher said.The forecast is for Sydney home prices to rise between 10 per cent and 14 per cent and Melbourne prices to jump by 11 per cent to 15 per cent. SQM Research managing director Louis Christopher.But while Sydney and Melbourne home values are set for a sharp rebound, Mr Christopher said he had doubts about the sustainability of the recovery in those “overvalued” markets.“Long term, our two largest housing markets look vulnerable and forever reliant on cheap credit,” he said. “Brisbane is definitely offering better value for money for those who decide to move from Sydney to Melbourne.“The problem in the past has been people will come from the south but struggle to get jobs, but the economy’s picking up and I think there will be more white collar jobs on offer in Brisbane over 2020 and 2021, which may well encourage more buyers from down south.”Mr Christopher said he also anticipated a recovery in Brisbane’s rental market in 2020, with rents forecast to increase between three and five per cent.“Brisbane is increasingly facing a shortage of rental accommodation after years of being in surplus,” he said.“Vacancy rates are consistently falling and it has turned into a landlord’s market.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours ago Brisbane’s vacancy rates are increasingly becoming tighter. Picture: Stewart Mclean.From an investment perspective, Mr Christopher said Brisbane’s eastern suburbs were most likely to outperform.“When I look at rental vacancy rates, they tend to be tighter in Brisbane’s east than other regions,” he said.“I think it’s a matter of lifestyle. The bulk of residents, if they were going to pick a region in which to live, would probably pick Brisbane’s east.” It comes as the NAB changes its expected timing for the next interest rate cut.The bank now expects the Reserve Bank of Australia to slash the official cash rate to 0.5 per cent in February 2020 — and potentially announce a package of unconventional policy should there be a need to provide further stimulus to the economy going forward. MORE: The Qld city climbing the global property richlist The NAB expects the RBA to cut interest rates again in February, 2020. Image: AAP/Dan Himbrechts.“To be clear, we think that the RBA should actually provide a further interest rate cut next month with private sector growth remaining weak and little evidence to date that prior easing or the tax rebates has done enough to offset the weakness in the economy,” the bank said in a note to clients. “However, for now, the RBA appears to be in a holding pattern, while it assesses the impact of prior rate cuts and ‘the gentle turning point’. “We see an improvement in growth over time but not to a sufficiently strong rate of growth to prevent the unemployment rate beginning to rise. “At the same time, the government does not seem to be inclined to provide material fiscal stimulus in the near term, which increases the need for the RBA to ease further (including a further rate cut and unconventional policy) should our forecast of a deteriorating labour market materialise.” This house at 35 Railway Rd, Fairfield, is for sale.Brisbane couple Kimiora, 25, and Michael Bennallack, 33, are selling their house in Fairfield and hope to make a profit so they can upgrade to a bigger home in the area.They spent the past three years renovating it and are ready to move on to their next project.Mrs Bennallack said access to cheaper credit and the recent interest rate cuts, coupled with the prospect of more to come, had helped them to achieve their goals more quickly.“We refinanced our mortgage at the start of the year, which was really good, and the rate cuts have given us a bit more money in our pockets to do things around the house and give it more street appeal,” Mrs Bennallack said.Marketing agent Maree Grieve of Place – Annerley said the property had already gone under contract after its first open home on Saturday.“We had 29 groups of buyers through, multiple offers and it went under contract on Monday,” Ms Grieve said.“I think what we’re finding is there are definitely a lot more first home buyers in the market because money’s so cheap at the moment. People are saving and buying insteade of renting.” MIchael and Kimiora Bennallack outside their first home, which they renovated and are now selling in Fairfield. The couple wants to upgrade to a bigger house in the area. Image: AAP/John Gass.RECORD low interest rates and cheap credit could boost Brisbane home prices by up to seven per cent in one year, a new report reveals.SQM Research’s Housing Boom and Bust Report for 2020, released today, forecasts an increase in home prices in the Queensland capital of between three and seven per cent — a recovery from the sluggish growth recorded in the first half of 2019.The base case scenario forecast assumes no changes in interest rates and no intervention by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA), in which case SQM predicts Brisbane home prices would increase between three and six per cent. RELATED: Brisbane still affordability capital City Actuals 2020 2020 2020 2020 Scenario 1 Scenario 2 Scenario 3 Scenario 4 last_img read more

Keith N. Mergenthal

first_imgKeith N. Mergenthal, 84, of Brookville died on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at Bethesda North Hospital in Dayton.Keith was born at home in Franklin County on April 16, 1936 to Lester and Mildred Meyer Mergenthal. On November 9, 1957, he married Eileen Schuler and they enjoyed over 51 years together before she died on June 3, 2009. Keith served his country in the Army Reserves, worked in construction and owned and operated the Bath Grain Elevator for 23 years. Keith was a member of the Bath Conservation Club and he loved going to races, tractor pulls and attending the Antique Tractor Show.Keith is survived by three sons: Jerry Mergenthal, Gary (Connie) Mergenthal, and Dave Mergenthal, all of Brookville; three grandchildren: Keith (Heather) Mergenthal, Kristen (Sean) Berns, and Kaitlyn (Dylan) Miller; five great-grandchildren; Hailey, Hunter, Hayden, Karlee and Brennan; one sister: Alice Seals of Liberty; and several nieces and nephews. Keith was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and four siblings: Carol Schuler, Pam Getz, Kenny Mergenthal, and Ellen Simpson.Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4th, at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home ~ 929 Main Street Brookville with Pastor Ladonna Webb officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. until time of service. Memorial Contributions may be made to Franklin County EMS.Due to the COVID-19 precautions and state mandates, all attending will be asked to follow proper social distancing protocol, including wearing a mask. If you are not feeling well, or if you have compromised immune system, you are encouraged to stay home.For more information or to send condolences, memories, or sign the online guest book, go to The Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home Staff is honored to serve Keith’s family.last_img read more