Speakers told of Limerick’s potential for further growth and development

first_img TAGSEdwina GoreLaura RyanlimerickNetwork Ireland Limerick Twitter Advertisement At the Network Ireland Limerick event in the Savoy Hotel was Laura Ryan, Head of Marketing & Communications LCCC, Jillian Mahon, SBCI, Sabrina Amodeo, Tuscany with Edwina Gore, Network Limerick President and Gore Communications and Louise Lawlor, Blink DesignLimerick’s ongoing renaissance and the investment plans unveiled for the city in the Limerick 2030 plan are potential catalysts for further economic growth particularly amongst local businesses according to Laura Ryan, Head of Communications / Marketing at Limerick City & County Council.She was speaking at the Network Ireland Limerick February event that examined the opportunities for local business to grow and what funding mechanisms are available for SME’s looking to expand. The event, which was attended by over 60 women in business from the mid-west region, was sponsored by the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI).Explaining why Limerick is making the headlines for all the right reasons and receiving international attention as a city in which to invest, Ms Ryan said, “Limerick now has the highest economic growth in Ireland.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Jillian Mahon, who is Head of Funding & Strategic initiatives for SBCI, then described how the SBCI is ensuring Irish SME’s have access to flexible and affordable funding. Challenging current perceptions around funding, she introduced a new way of financing for small businesses.“We are here to disrupt the marketplace. We want to power SME growth by helping them access the finance to invest in their businesses.  So far 8,619 Irish SME’s have drawn down SBCI loans, we want more and more businesses to ask their banks about how they can access our competitive funding,” commented Ms Mahon.Supporting the SBCI presentation, Sabrina Amodeo of Tuscany Bistro spoke about how her business has benefited from SBCI funding. Starting out with a small bistro in Castletroy, she explained how she seized opportunities as they arose and now has four businesses including Tuscany at the Granary, Amodeo Dressing (a salad dressing food company) and an outdoor catering company. Ms Amodeo praised the SBCI and AIB for making the funding application process so seamless.Edwina Gore, president of Network Ireland Limerick, said “This event was all about changing perceptions and understanding the opportunities that exist for local companies to grow their business.  It was great to hear about the positive change in our region and how small businesses are seizing the opportunities to grow with support mechanisms like those available from the SBCI.”Network Ireland Limerick’s next event takes place on 8 March 2017 and will mark International Women’s Day. Facebook Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live NewsSpeakers told of Limerick’s potential for further growth and developmentBy Staff Reporter – February 14, 2017 1490 center_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print Previous articleUL repeat Ashbourne supremacy over UCCNext articleLimerick Chamber ‘incentives’ submission on National Women’s Strategy Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Dallas Fed President Argues Against Politicization of Monetary Policy

first_img 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. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Dallas Fed President Argues Against Politicization of Monetary Policy February 11, 2015 843 Views Share Save Tagged with: Audit the Fed Federal Reserve Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Richard Fisher The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 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 Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago In a speech at the Economic Club of New York in New York City on Wednesday, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher’s reflections on his decade with the Fed included his insistence that monetary policy should not be politicized.Fisher drew on his experience of sitting in on 78 regular meetings and 18 special meetings of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) in the last decade in presenting his vehement argument that the Fed should be independent, as was the stance of former Fed Chair Paul Volcker. Fisher told the audience that Volcker was “the George Washington of monetary policy—the very exemplar of the leadership and integrity and dedication that needs to be the inviolable hallmark of every central banker who follows in his footsteps.”Following his praise of Volcker, Fisher continued to assert his stance against the politicization of monetary policy by attacking S.264: The Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2015, a bill commonly known as “Audit the Fed” introduced in the Senate last month by Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky). The bill calls for complete transparency from the Central Bank and has drawn severe opposition from many, including current Fed Chair Janet Yellen, who have vowed to resist any legislative attempts to further scrutinize the Fed’s activity. Previous Audit the Fed bills introduced have never made it out of both the Senate and the House.Fisher quoted from a book by John Lanchester entitled How to Spend Money that described the Bank of England as something outsiders see as “a cross between Hogwarts, the Death Star, and the Office of Ebenezer Scrooge.” Fisher likened those pushing for an Audit the Fed bill to those “outsiders” referred to in Lanchester’s book, calling them “wolves in sheep’s clothing” who have “failed at their job” and find it “convenient to create a boogeyman out of an entity that does its job efficiently.””It is always politically convenient to make something sound mysterious, if not malevolent, by claiming it is opaque,” Fisher said. “Which is precisely what is happening now with Senate Bill 264. The operations and finances of the Board of Governors and the 12 Federal Reserve banks are already audited up the wazoo. As to policy, as soon as our deliberations at the FOMC conclude, we report to the public what we decided. We publish a thorough review of what we discussed—and all views are considered, even those of dissenters like Richard Fisher—in the form of minutes of every FOMC meeting three weeks after we meet. And we subject our Chair to a no-holds-barred press conference on a quarterly basis. All of this alongside frequent speeches and press interviews by the 12 Federal Reserve Bank presidents, who voice their independent views.”Fisher expressed his confidence that leading Republican lawmakers would not “meddle” in monetary policy by pushing an Audit the Fed bill.”I am personally confident that responsible senior senators and congressmen like Sen. (Richard C.) Shelby of Alabama, who chairs the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, and Congressman (Jeb) Hensarling, the Texan who chairs the House Financial Services Committee, can prevent any meddling with monetary policy while understanding the need for their colleagues to vent and score political points,” Fisher said. “‘Audit the Fed’ is nothing more than an attempt to override purely economic judgments and bend monetary policy to the will of politicians. It is misguided. I pray we don’t go there. I can think of nothing that would do more damage to our nation’s prosperity.”  Print This Post Related Articles About Author: Brian Honea in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Home / Daily Dose / Dallas Fed President Argues Against Politicization of Monetary Policy Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Audit the Fed Federal Reserve Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Richard Fisher 2015-02-11 Brian Honea Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Firm Announces Class Action Suit Against Servicer Over Relationship With Ocwen Next: REO Properties Net Largest Share of Cash Sales Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

Campaign Trail Heats Up For Senator Donnelly and Mike Braun

first_img Campaign Trail Heats Up For Senator Donnelly and Mike BraunSEPTEMBER 6TH, 2018 TYRONE MORRIS INDIANAThe unofficial end to summer means a push to campaign ahead of the November Midterms. And for the general public, that means a new and endless stream of politics targeting everything from your t.v. to Facebook feed.Much of the nation is watching one of the hottest U.S. Senate races in the country. Democrat Joe Donnelly is trying to hold onto his seat as Democrats try to take control of the U.S. Senate.While Republican businessman Mike Braun with the backing of President Trump is looking to unseat him. But in a strange twist, both candidates are trying to align themselves with the president.“My focus is to work on the issues to work with my partners republican and democrat whoever wants to move the ball forward,” says Donnelly.“When you send me where you’re going to get a guy who’s not afraid to speak up, that’s solved problems in the real world,” says Braun.Because the race is expected to be tight, expect to see more ads, and more high profile visits in an attempt to sway voters.Besides ads and interviews, the candidates will have two chances to face off in debates. Those are scheduled for October 8th and October 30th. CommentsFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharecenter_img TwitterFacebooklast_img read more