Raiders target #Limerick churches during Easter celebrations

first_imgWhatsApp St Paul’s Church in #Limerick was targeted during the Easter raidsPARISHIONERS at two #Limerick churches were shocked after a travelling gang of thieves broke in and stole sacred vessels and cash during the Easter weekend celebrations.The gang smashed the doors of the sacristies at both St Paul’s Church in Dooradoyle and St Oliver Plunkett Church in Mungret before stealing a large number of items including chalices and other sacred vessels containing communion hosts.Gardai believe that the raiders targeted the churches expecting to find large amounts of cash from collections  which would have been swollen by people paying their traditional Easter dues.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The gang caused extensive damage to the church doors and the sacristies.One shocked local resident and churchgoer at St Paul’s in Dooradoyle said that the news of the break-in and robbery caused “great upset” to parishioners.The thefts have left the communities in Mungret and Dooradoyle reeling in shock, the woman said.“It’s very shocking and parishioners are very upset, to steal the Communion hosts is deeply offensive to the people and to God,” the elderly parishioner said.In Mungret, one local man and “friend of the church”, said that he believes that the intruders were looking for cash at the church.“There are gangs and thieves who go about their business – an illegal business at that – stealing whatever they can and wherever they can. They don’t care about, or sometimes don’t realise, the value of what they are stealing.“They are just looking at the commercial value of what they can sell things on for and pay no attention to the deeper value of these sacred items.“This is like a break-in to our house – it’s God’s house and there are a lot of people in the community who are welcome at God’s house – this type of activity is not”.Gardai in Roxboro are appealing for anyone who may have seen anything suspicious at either location to report it to them at 061 214340 or 1800 666 111. Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSburglarycashEaster churchlimerickraidssacredtheft Email Previous articleBellX1 for Big Top in OctoberNext article#musiclimerick New album from Protobaby Staff Reporter NewsBreaking newsCrime & CourtRaiders target #Limerick churches during Easter celebrationsBy Staff Reporter – March 30, 2016 1175 Advertisementcenter_img Linkedin Print Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival 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 Twitterlast_img read more

Credit union industry disruption: NACUSO 2015 – Part 1

first_imgby: Paul AblackI had the opportunity to attend NACUSO 2015 in Orlando last week. NACUSO is a great conference to interact with other thought leaders in the credit union industry to make valuable business connections. It is the essence of the “credit union movement”, a group of talented industry leaders looking for ways to collaborate to make the industry stronger.From the perspective of addressing the competitive issues facing the industry, I think last week’s conference will go down as one of the best yet. There were two themes that featured prominently for most of the folks that I had a chance to talk to: Credit Union Industry Disruption and Predictive Analytics (The FICO Score is Dead).  To adequately cover both of these themes, I have created a two part series. This first part will focus on industry disruption.John Lass, Lass Advisory Services ( gave a presentation on Disruption: Are We Next? in which he highlighted “game changers” in history.  These “Innovative Disruptors” overtook or completely eliminated industry leaders in a matter of a few years. Lass stated that we typically see the full effect of game changers, “not when a concept or product is invented, but when it is broadly adopted- that’s when things really change.” continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more