“Front loading” boozers causing publicans grief

first_imgPrint by Bernie [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up METROPOLITAN Mayor and Limerick Vintners Federation representative Jerry O’Dea has called for tougher sentencing for people who carry out violent attacks on bar staff.And he said that the now prevalent practice of “front loading” which involves people drinking large amounts of alcohol before they go to the pub, is making publicans work much harder.Speaking to the Limerick Post, Mayor O’Dea, a long established publican, echoed the call from his national organisation for stronger sentencing and deterrents to prevent this type of violence.“Luckily, to date, in Limerick we have avoided these life-threatening assaults but anybody in the business will tell you that our working environment has become much more difficult.“Front loading and such recent trends have added to this difficulty. Many of these attacks are happening to elderly and vulnerable publicans in isolated areas and perhaps its high time to swing the pendulum back in favour of the victims of these vicious assaults and burglaries,” he said.The Vintners’ Federation of Ireland (VFI) has called for stronger deterrents to be enacted immediately as those behind the assaults have no real fear of custodial sentences.VFI chief executive Padraig Cribben said: “Many of our members are feeling vulnerable and exposed. We receive calls on a weekly basis about assaults right around the country. Publicans are being left with serious injuries and premises are being destroyed on a regular basis. “We estimate that such attacks have increased by 40 to 50 per cent in recent years.“Publicans have sustained serious facial injuries, broken noses and cracked ribs. Those are the measurable injuries, what is immeasurable is the mental trauma the victims are experiencing. The situation is being exacerbated by the apparent unwillingness of the Judiciary to hand down appropriate sentences to the convicted in these cases.“It is very simple; without stronger sentencing imposed, these acts of violence are likely to continue.  If some people believe that they can act with relative impunity they will do so”, he said. Previous articleFresh music sessions at Limerick Milk MarketNext articleCome on the blues Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Advertisement Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Linkedin Twitter WhatsApp Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Emailcenter_img Facebook No vaccines in Limerick yet First Irish death from Coronavirus TAGSassaultdrinkingfeaturedpenaltiespublican NewsLocal News“Front loading” boozers causing publicans griefBy Bernie English – August 13, 2015 721 Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Shannondoc operating but only by appointment RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

It’s the busiest time of the year for renters and landlords

first_img196 Crosby Rd, Ascot is listed for rent for $800 per week. Picture: realestate.com.au“We like that it’s close to good restaurants and bars, as well as work.”With the increasing demand from renters to find affordable properties with desirable addresses and amenities, landlords with rentals outside of these areas will have to work harder to secure tenants. Marketing specialist Jennifer Grangier said there were a number of things landlords could do to better their chances at finding tenants quickly.“Invest in high quality, professional photos and prominent advertising,” she said.“If a property comes up as a top search and looks well presented, it is far more likely to rent.Ms Grangier said during the first two weeks landlords should research other similar homes in the area for rent.“List the property competitivity from the start, but do your homework.“Even a $10 per week increase over the market price could see [the property] on the market for weeks longer, which could end up costing the landlord hundreds or even thousands in lost rent. Keeden Gafa-Mangos outside the apartment building he has rented in. Picture: AAP/Sarah Marshall.AS many renters view the start of a new year as the ideal time to find a home, Brisbane landlords open their rental properties to those looking to move. Ray White, New Farm, principal Haesley Cush said January was a busier month for rental properties than any other time throughout the calendar year. “A lot of people tend to wait until now to move,” he said.“For some it’s the start of a new job, university or life in a new city. A new home is a new year resolution. It marks the start of change, a fresh start.”With the high demand from tenants comes an influx of new rental listings and available properties for rent.“With all this enquiry, Brisbane has the available stock,” Mr Cush saidhe said.“Landlords know there’s an abundance of tenants looking for new homes, so they take advantage of this by leasing their properties from January.”However, due to strong competition, some may struggle to secure tenants, and will resort to adjusting their rental prices to provide incentive.“The fight for the available tenant is very aggressive,” he said. “Developers are offering incredible incentives to tenants, leaving mum and dad investors with little option but to lower their rental price to compete.Despite this potential setback for some landlords, Mr Cush remains confident that January is a positive time for rental properties for both parties.Realestate.com.au chief economist Nerida Conisbee said the site had recorded more than 1.2 million searches for rentals in Brisbane in the first two weeks of 2018.Mr Cush said his agency alone had received more than 146 applications in this time.“To put that into perspective, we received a total of 104 application for the October – December quarter,” he said.Mr Cush said the majority of applications received by this agency were for New Farm. “We find that at this time of the year, rental properties in suburbs that cater to tenants’ needs perform best.“With demand high in the area, we’re ensuring there is no shortage of rentals on the market. “There were over 2,000 available properties in our immediate area advertised on realestate.com.au this month,” he said. Renters Keeden Gafa-Mangos and Jordan Lee Maass have recently secured an apartment in Teneriffe, after moving from a house in Greenslopes. Mr Gafa-Mangos said the couple started shortlisting properties to inspect during January at the end of 2017.“There was no shortage of apartments available to rent,” he said.“For us, it was pretty easy to find something with so many available options.”Mr Gafa-Mangos said the couple was happy with their new rental property.“We looked at a few others, but this was bigger and cheaper than previous ones we’d looked at.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by “A lot of the other places didn’t come with the amenities this apartment offered.“This was far better value for money.”Mr Gafa-Mangos said the new location was well suited to their lifestyle.“We wanted something in a location with a bit more going on. 78 Miller St, Chermside is listed for rent for $450 per week. Picture: realestate.com.auAccording to the latest data from CoreLogic, Ascot fetched the highest median weekly rental price for an inner-city home within 10kms of the city at $800, followed by New Farm for $750. More affordable homes within the radius included suburbs such as Rocklea which had a weekly median house rental price of $360 and Chermside, which had a median price of $400.For inner-city units, Hendra tops the list at $560, followed closely by Brisbane CBD at $550, while Rocklea ($325) and Wooloowin ($335) were some of the more affordable inner-city suburb unit rental prices.last_img read more