Scheme to reduce vacant property rates

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Facebook Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Previous articleShannon figures soarNext articleWind weather alert downgraded John Keogh Printcenter_img NewsScheme to reduce vacant property ratesBy John Keogh – January 15, 2015 690 TAGSbusinessCllr James Collinscommercial rateslimerickLimerick City and County Councilvacant properties Advertisement WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin Limerick County Council meet for the last time after 115 years in existence A NEW Business Incentive Scheme aimed at providing some financial relief for the owners of vacant properties was introduced as part of Limerick City and County Council’s 2015 budget.Rather than a universal bill of 50 per cent of the going annual commercial rate, as had already been the case in Limerick city, a sliding scale of charges will now be introduced.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In a move that is aimed at softening the blow for the owners of smaller or rural commercial properties, charges will now be dependent on the rate that the property would be liable for if it was occupied.Properties that incur a commercial rate of less than €2,500 will now pay nothing, those liable for rates of €2,500 to €9,999 will pay 50 per cent, while those eligible for rates in excess of €10,000 will pay 75 per cent of the commercial rate.It is hoped that the scheme will be of benefit to the owners of small businesses that have ceased trading, who do not have the means to pay high commercial rates.Cllr James Collins, leader of the Fianna Fáil metropolitan group, told the Limerick Post: “The rationale behind this is there is a belief that there are people who own large commercial properties in the city centre, and they’re happy to sit on those properties and leave them vacant rather than allowing their competitors to move in.“So we asked if we could devise a sliding scale where the larger properties pay a higher percentage and smaller properties with a smaller rental value pay a lower percentage, if any.” Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

A ‘Rick And Morty’-Inspired Synthesizer To Arrive This Summer

first_imgAww jeeze, it’s time to get “Schwifty” with some new music this summer–and what better way to compose the music to your own adventures than on a Rick and Morty-themed synthesizer. According to reports, the Rick and Morty team over at Adult Swim has teamed up with Swedish electronics company Teenage Engineering to produce a small but effective mini-synth for fans to purchase and play with as the popular animated show gears up for the arrival of its fourth season later this year.Related: Broccoli Samurai Covers The Rick And Morty Theme Song At Funk FestThe hand-held-sized instrument has been named “PO-137,” in reference to the universal identification number of the show’s main characters. The limited edition instrument features vocal samples of both Rick Sanchez and Morty Smith, courtesy of the show’s voice actor Justin Roiland. The electronic music instrument looks to allow users to utilize eight separate voice and effects samples, in addition to being able to write, record, and play one’s own beat mix. Unfortunately, this synthesizer won’t be able to provide any LSD-fueled hallucinations, even though the show’s producers have shown favor to the psychoactive drug in the past.Watch and hear some audio samples from the latest musical inspiration from the Rick and Morty universe below. “Fart into this music box!” Teenage Engineers added in a statement to go with the synth’s announcement via social media late last week. “We are so excited to reveal our latest collaboration with Rick and Morty. Together, we created a limited-edition pocket operator (PO-137) available online [at] the beginning of July.”The instrument’s announcement is just the latest example of how the show’s fictional universe continues to successfully incorporate itself within the music industry. The show’s animators have teamed up for collaborations with real-life artists including Run The Jewels. A Rick And Morty Musical Ricksperience Orchestra was even put together to headline the inaugural Adult Swim Festival in Los Angeles this past fall.The show’s fourth season is currently scheduled to arrive this November.[H/T NME]last_img read more