Business community to state their case for affordable rates

first_imgEmail Print Linkedin THE Limerick business community is urged to attend a meeting at the Strand Hotel on next Tuesday, June 28, at 6.30pm, to assist in the nationwide campaign to fight for fairer and affordable rates.Employers for Affordable Rates (E.A.R), the voluntary organisation established in April, is organising a series of regional mass meetings in response to requests from all over the country.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up To date, employers from six regions have begun organising local groups with the aim of creating a national organisation to lobby the Government.E.A.R has also received support from business, trade and professional bodies and is gathering tremendous support nationally.Many Limerick city centre business people have repeatedly told the Limerick Post that they are struggling to cope with rates.“It is particularly difficult at the present time- business is very quiet and people are not just spending as in the past,” said one. E.A.R objects to what they describe as an inequitable system that has made the level of rates genuinely unaffordable.Rates, which the commercial sector alone has to pay, is the only funding source for local government apart from the exchequer. Employers, they argue, want fair play and say that they don’t mind paying their fair share, but point out that rates have risen by 300% since 1980 and it is unreasonable to expect them to carry this burden since they pay taxes as well.E.A.R believe they can make a compelling case to Government that will enable them achieve fair and affordable rates. Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Previous articleCastle plan based on Hollywood rather than authenticityNext articleCllrs. sing from same hymn sheet on Opera site admin NewsLocal NewsBusiness community to state their case for affordable ratesBy admin – June 23, 2011 587 Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

In Memoriam

first_img May 15, 2005 In Memoriam In Memoriam In Memoriam Brian Howard Blacher, Milwaukee, WI Admitted 1979; Died February 1, 2003 James J. Boyle, Miami Admitted 1949; Died June 25, 2004 Thomas Adelbert Bustin, Lutz Admitted 1966; Died January 17, 2005 Ollie Ben Butler, Jr., Tampa Admitted 1956; December 14, 2004 Harrison K. Chauncey, Jr., Palm Beach Admitted 1961; Died December 24, 2004 W. A. Drury, Jasper Admitted 1963; Died December 2, 2004 Morton Jay Earley, Indiana, PA Admitted 1978; Died December 3, 2004 Robert B. Ely, Miami Admitted 1955; Died December 7, 2004 J. David Francis, Boynton Beach Admitted 1963; Died November 21, 2004 Joseph Ginsberg, Daytona Beach Admitted 1928; Died October 15, 2004 James C. Hauser, Tallahassee Admitted 1979; Died January 6, 2005 Glenn C. Henderson, Davie Admitted 1973; Died July 24, 2004 Stephen Lee Hipps, Deland Admitted 1999; Died July 4, 2004 Henry Latimer, Ft. Lauderdale Admitted 1973; Died January 24, 2005 J. David Liebman, Miami Admitted 1949; Died January 16, 2005 Gary Earl Massey, Altamonte Springs Admitted 1971; Died January 4, 2005 William Shane Meador, Pensacola Admitted 2000; Died January 24, 2005 Pierce H. Mullally III, Miami Shores Admitted 1985; Died April 1, 2004 Richard D. Oehler, Tampa Admitted 1968; Died December 7, 2004 Michael Scott Schwartzberg, St Petersburg Admitted 1984; Died January 5, 2005 Elton H. Schwarz, Jensen Beach Admitted 1954; Died January 20, 2005 Steven Marc Tazbin, Rye Brook, NY Admitted 1982; Died September 30, 2000 A.J. Thomas, Jr., Ft Lauderdale Admitted 1948; Died December 21, 2004 Dale A. Thorn, Miami Admitted 1973; Died September 30, 2004 William Jackson Turbeville II, Delray Beach Admitted 1984; Died January 2, 2005 Preston Craig Widoff, Tampa Admitted 1977; Died January 4, 2005 Edwin L. Williamson, Jr., Orlando Admitted 1972; Died December 20, 2004last_img read more