NewsFarmers could face cash flow problems over paymentsBy Staff Reporter – November 23, 2016 505 Advertisement WhatsApp TAGSDeputy Niall CollinslimerickRural Development Programme Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleUS election results impact exportNext articleWin cinema tickets Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Farmers in Limerick and around the country could face cash flow problems – Collins NEW figures released this week reveal that only 52 per cent of this year’s Rural Development Programme budget allocation has been paid out.Limerick Fianna Fáil TD, Niall Collins says farmers will face increased cash flow problems as a result of serious delays in Rural Development Programme payments.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Deputy Niall Collins stated – “It’s quite unbelievable that only half of this year’s funding for agri-schemes has been paid to farmers. This will result in serious financial hardship for farmers across the country.“It’s particularly worrying that less than 4 per cent of GLAS payments have been made. The government failed to allocate the level of funding that it originally promised for this scheme, and now it’s failing to pay out. This is a completely unacceptable situation.“Payments under TAMS and the Beef Genomics Scheme are also seriously behind schedule. These underspends are significant by any metric and will have serious consequences for small family farmers.“Many farmers have had to take out loans to keep their businesses going while they wait for their payments to come through, and these delays will exacerbate an already difficult situation. Farmers should not have to rely on banks and other financial institutions to cover the cost of works, which these agri-schemes cover. This is creating a major cash flow crisis, which is completely preventable.“This has been a very difficult year for farmers, and these underspends and delayed payments are making a bad situation worse. I am urging Minister Creed to ensure that these payments are forthcoming this month and that farmers are not left in the lurch”. Email Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash
Chalabala/iStock(UVALDE, Texas) — A 12-year-old Texas boy was charged with capital murder on Thursday in the shooting death of a professional boxer who was killed in his home.Police in Uvalde, Texas, about 85 miles west of San Antonio, charged the boy with capital murder in the death of 24-year-old John VanMeter, who was shot and killed in his home on Wednesday evening, authorities said.VanMeter’s girlfriend called police at around 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, saying someone broke into their home and shot him, the Uvalde Police Department said.When police arrived, officers found VanMeter lying in the living room with a gunshot wound to the head. He was treated on the scene and transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.Police did not say how they connected the suspect to the shooting, but witnesses said they saw a male wearing a black bandanna over his face running from the home after the shooting.The suspect was arrested and taken to the Jourdanton Juvenile Detention Center in Atascosa County, Texas, according to police. Police did not reveal a possible motive in the shooting.Ortiz Boxing Gym, a local boxing arena, posted their condolences to VanMeter’s family and a video of him sparring with a young athlete.“[Our] deepest condolences go out to the VanMeter family,” the Facebook post said. “We lost not only a great boxer but also a great friend always willing to help out upcoming fighters Rest Easy Champ.”VanMeter, originally from California, had been boxing since he was 10 and began his professional career in 2015, according to the Uvalde-Leader News.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.