Lack of political action is adding to Limerick’s housing crisis

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Previous articleFree condoms campaign to encourage safe sexNext articleListen: The Last Post with Andrew Carey February 16, 2019 Alan Jacques Print NewsHousingPoliticsLack of political action is adding to Limerick’s housing crisisBy Alan Jacques – February 13, 2019 1363 Limerick on Covid watch list WhatsApp Limerick Sinn Fein TD Maurice QuinlivanWITH the latest figures from showing that rent prices in Limerick City are now 16.7 per cent higher than last year, Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan has called on Housing Minster Eoghan Murphy to introduce rent certainty in the local market.“Renters in Limerick are continuing to see their rents spiral out of control, as Fine Gael refuse to take radical action to address the problem. Limerick has been particularly hard hit with huge rent increases. The average rent in Limerick City is now € €1,171 per month, a 16.7 per cent increase on the same time last year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “This is not a sustainable. How on earth are working people looking to rent in Limerick City supposed to afford such an increase in rent in one year?” Deputy Quinlivan asked.“The Minister’s failure to get to grips with the crisis in the rental sector continues to heap pressure on struggling renters and effectively locks low-income earners out of the rental market. We know Rent Certainty alone will not resolve the issue of high rents. It will, however, put a break on the unaffordable rent increases that thousands of people are facing.“The huge increase in rents coupled with a severe shortage of homes to rent and buy is exacerbating the housing crisis,” he claimed.Meanwhile, Labour Party Housing spokesperson Jan O’Sullivan stated this week that she believes homelessness can be ended by legal and practical action.Labour Party Housing spokesperson Jan O’SullivanThe former Housing Minister insists that if the ideals of the Democratic Programme are to be fulfilled 100 years after its publication, then all barriers to housing must be removed.According to Deputy O’Sullivan, the ideals adopted by the first Dáil 100 years ago are a challenge that we are now in a position to rise to.“Ireland is now a developed nation; we have worked our way out of the worst economic disaster since the foundation of the State; there is wealth but this is not shared equally and many of the children in our State are living in poverty, some are homeless, some haven’t got the most basic right of knowing their own identity.“With political will, we can now chart a course to address the needs of all our children. Nearly 4,000 of them are without a secure roof over their heads.“Between November 2017 and November 2018, there has been a 14 per cent rise in child homelessness.“Last week at the Raise the Roof conference, architect Mel Reynolds pointed out that there is enough Local Authority owned land, zoned for housing, to build 50,000 units of accommodation nationally, 30,000 of those in the Dublin area.  What is missing is the will and drive from Government.“In the Labour Party, we have presented detailed costed proposals for 80,000 social and affordable homes to be built over five years. That is the scale of what is needed and delivery at present falls very far short of that.“Labour has also steered a Bill through the Dáil which is now stalled in committee that would oblige Housing Authorities and the state to prioritise the interests of the child and to assist families, including providing them with safe accommodation.“We can end child homelessness by legal and practical action. As long as the will is there,” she concluded. Linkedin Advertisementcenter_img Limerick county house prices to rise 5% in 2021 Limerick city house prices rise 4.9% as time to sell falls Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites TAGSHousingLimerick City and CountyNewspolitics Twitter Email Mortgage payment break for local authority home loan borrowers will be extended by a further three months TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type!last_img read more

Global Customer Success Platforms Markets, 2021-2025 – Growing Demand for Advance Analytical-Based Solutions to…

first_img WhatsApp Global Customer Success Platforms Markets, 2021-2025 – Growing Demand for Advance Analytical-Based Solutions to Monitor Customer Scores and Reduce Churn Rates – Pinterest Twitter DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 25, 2021– The “Customer Success Platforms Market by Component, Application (Sales and Marketing Optimization, Risk and Compliance Management, Reporting and Analytics), Deployment Mode, Organization Size, Vertical, and Region – Global Forecast to 2025” report has been added to’s offering. The global customer success platforms market size is expected to grow from USD 1.0 billion in 2020 to USD 2.5 billion by 2025, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 20.4% during the forecast period. Customer success platforms are used by organizations to create unique, 360-degree view of customers based on data captured from multiple channels, including offline as well as online channels, such as mobile, web, CRM, social media, third-party apps, and email. Such solutions have applications in numerous areas, including sales and marketing management, CEM, risk and compliance management, and revenue management. COVID-19 is disrupting the world, businesses, and economies, thus impacting the livelihood of people, their interaction, and the way they manage their businesses. The ability to sustain is becoming the new normal for enterprises as they are shifting their focus from growth opportunities to the implementation of drastic measures for mitigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The competition among major customer success platforms companies is expected to be furious as most upcoming AI and analytics projects are kept on hold due to the pandemic. Hence, several companies would fight to gain a single project. Businesses are trying to return back to normal and facing multiple challenges on the customer as well as the operational side. Meeting customer expectations in terms of optimizing processes, increasing security concerns due to various voice-related recording systems and networks, growing network connectivity issues, and declining industrial and manufacturing operations are some of the key business challenges. New practices such as work from home and social distancing are creating the need for remote monitoring, smart payment technologies, and building digital infrastructure for large-scale deployments. With a sudden surge in remote workers, there is an increase in the demand for advanced customer success platforms and services to effectively store and safeguard a huge amount of customer data. Key Topics Covered: 1 Introduction 2 Research Methodology 3 Executive Summary 4 Premium Insights 4.1 Attractive Opportunities in the Customer Success Platforms Market 4.2 Market: Top 3 Application 4.3 Market: by Component and Top 3 Vertical 5 Market Overview 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Market Dynamics 5.2.1 Drivers Advent of Cloud Computing in Customer Success Growing Demand for Advance Analytical-Based Solutions to Monitor Customer Scores and Reduce Churn Rates Increasing Data Volume Due to Growing Digitalization Rising Need to Plan Better Customer Engagement Strategies Through Omnichannel 5.2.2 Restraints Data Aggregation and Synchronization from Multiple Silos Data Privacy Laws and Protection of Customer Data from Cyberattacks and Breaches 5.2.3 Opportunities Emergence of AI and Ml to Better Monitor Customer Journey Increasing Investments by Startups in Identifying Growth Opportunities 5.2.4 Challenges Data Security and Privacy Concerns Difficulty in Synchronizing Cx Data Collected from Different Touchpoints Within Different Domains Extensive Time Required for Creating Promotional Marketing Campaigns 5.2.5 Cumulative Growth Analysis 5.3 Customer Success Process 5.4 Case Study Analysis 5.4.1 Introduction Use Case: Scenario 1 Use Case: Scenario 2 Use Case: Scenario 3 Use Case: Scenario 4 5.5 Patent Analysis 5.6 Supply Chain Analysis 5.7 Technology Analysis 5.7.1 Customer Success Platforms and Artificial Intelligence 5.7.2 Customer Success Platforms and Predictive Analytics 5.8 Regulatory Compliances 5.8.1 General Data Protection Regulation 5.8.2 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 5.8.3 Governance, Risk, and Compliance 5.8.4 European Union Data Protection Regulation 5.8.5 Can-Spam Act 5.9 Pricing Model Analysis 5.10 Porter’s Five Force Analysis 6 Customer Success Platforms Market: COVID-19 Impact Companies MentionedAkitaAmityAppsforopsArmaticBolstraCatalystChurnzeroCiscoClientshareClientsuccessCustifyCustomersuccessboxFreshworksGainsightHubspotIntercomPlanhatSalesforceSalesmachineSmartkarrotStrikedeckTotangoUseriqWalkmeWootricZoominfo For more information about this report visit View source version on CONTACT: Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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Red Force, Scorpions clash in first Super50 semi-final today

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – Two-time reigning champions Trinidad and Tobago Red Force will try to stave off an anticipated strong challenge from dangerous Jamaica Scorpions when they clash in the first semi-final of the Regional Super50 here today.Red Force, who will be aiming for their fourth straight final, will enter the day/night affair at Coolidge Cricket Ground as heavy favourites but head coach Gus Logie said they would not be complacent and underestimate Scorpions.He pointed out that the Red Force squad was laced with experienced players who were familiar with championship games and much would rest on these personnel.“The build-up has been pretty good for the players. In the squad, we do have some experienced players who know what it’s about. (They’ve) been there, done that, led by the captain (Denesh Ramdin),” Logie said.“He’s really and truly steered the ship to where ‘we are at this point in time and the players have responded very well to his leadership and his leadership has been both on and off the field, and I think it augurs well for Trinidad and Tobago cricket.“We know how competitive and how dangerous the Jamaicans can be and we are prepared in every way possible for that. The players are all comfortable with their own games and we look forward to the challenge against the Jamaicans.”Red Force finished top of Group A on 31 points after losing just one of their eight games played here in Antigua. That defeat came at the hands of English County Kent in their second game but they then sparked a six-game winning streak to dominate the group.However, Logie said Red Force had started the campaign full of self-belief and the Kent loss had done nothing to diminish that.“I think the confidence level has always been high. Not taking anything away from Kent, I think they played a good game … and the Kent bowlers exploited the conditions,” he explained.“It looked a little bit more like English conditions … and our application was not 100 per cent and at the end of the day we paid the price.“But the guys sat down (afterwards) and realised we did not perform to the best of their ability and we had to really and truly pick ourselves up and dust ourselves off.”Red Force will look to Jason Mohammed who has been their only batsman to pass 300 runs with 313 while their attack has been spearheaded by seamer Ravi Rampaul with 17 wickets.Scorpions, meanwhile, have trained their sights on their first final in five years, after a lean run in recent times.They were second to hosts Barbados Pride in Group B but ended the preliminary campaign on a high, following their morale-boosting 74-run victory over the previously unbeaten Pride, in their penultimate outingHead coach Robert Samuels said, however, he was still waiting on Scorpions to execute the perfect game and believes the semi-final was the ideal opportunity.“I think the players haven’t really put it together as I would like a 100 per cent but they are sparks,” he noted.“We have won some Man-of-the-Match (awards), we’ve been doing well with the ball, we’ve been doing ok with the bat but I would like to see the bat do a bit more and then the ball will hold its own. We grew from strength to strength in Barbados and this is now Antigua.”Having grown accustomed to the conditions in Barbados – especially those at Kensington Oval – Samuels warned that Scorpions would need to make some subtle adjustments for the new venue.“Looking at the television, looking at the surface, this is a different surface from what we are used to. I must admit Kensington Oval was excellent in terms of ground, the pitch, the bounce, the carry – everything was excellent there and it suited our play,” he pointed out.“Coming here now, the pitch still looks to be a good batting track but I’m thinking it’s void of grass … you have to show a little more patience on pitches like those. So we have to change our game plan just a little bit, not too much … but once our game comes together we are going to be a formidable opponent.”Scorpions will look to former Test seamer Jerome Taylor who has taken 16 wickets, to lead their attack while they will use a team effort in the batting to build a competitive total.The game bowls off at 13:30hrs (Eastern Caribbean time).SQUADS:RED FORCE – Denesh Ramdin (captain), Nicholas Alexis, Sheldon Cottrell, Rayad Emrit, Shannon Gabriel, Kyle Hope, Jon-Russ Jagessar, Imran Khan, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Kjorn Ottley, Khary Pierre, Roshon Primus, Ravi Rampaul.SCORPIONS – Nikita Miller (captain), Jermaine Blackwood, Gavon Brown, John Campbell, Andre McCarthy, Damion Jacobs, Brandon King, Reynard Leveridge, Rovman Powell, Damani Sewell, Jerome Taylor, Steven Taylor, Devon Thomas, Chadwick Walton.last_img read more