‘A step forward’ – Danielle’s mother on new Victims Charter

first_img Harps come back to win in Waterford Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Twitter ‘A step forward’ – Danielle’s mother on new Victims Charter Facebook The mother of murdered Danielle McLaughlin has described today’s publication of a new and expanded Victims Charter as a step in the right direction. The previous version of the Charter dates from 2010.The Department of Justice and Equality has updated the Victims Charter to take account of this law and to enable victims of crime to easily find information about services available to them.The move is something that Andrea Brannigan has long been campaigning for.Danielle was killed while backpacking in India in 2017.Ms. Brannigan says while there are still outstanding promises from the Government yet to be fulfilled, this will help families going forward:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/andrergreterteea1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest WhatsApp FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 center_img Google+ Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction By News Highland – February 21, 2020 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Previous articleDonegal schoolboy’s letter exchange with Jurgen KloppNext articleMajor power outage affecting Convoy News Highland Google+ WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNewslast_img read more

Government-linked housing scandal builds in South Korea

first_img HousingSouth Korea Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Share via Shortlink Tags South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who vowed to crack down on corruption and curb real estate prices, is now dealing with a crisis involving the Korean Land and Housing Corporation. (Getty)A government-linked real estate scandal has erupted in South Korea weeks before a pair of key mayoral races seen as referendums on the country’s leader.President Moon Jae-in took office in 2017 with promises to crack down on government corruption and curb rising real estate prices. The latest scandal strengthens perceptions held by many South Koreans that government officials use their positions to unfairly enrich themselves, according to New York Times.The scandal centers on the government-run Korean Land and Housing Corporation, which is in charge of developing housing in the country.Last month, Moon’s administration announced it planned to build hundreds of thousands of new homes over the next four years, according to the Times.ADVERTISEMENTThe plan was a tightly-held secret until the announcement. Two civic groups recently reported that 10 agency officials months ago bought land in an area southwest of Seoul pegged for government housing development.The government has since identified 20 other officials with the land agency suspected of using that information to buy land later slated for development.Housing in South Korea has become unaffordable for many young Koreans — housing prices in Seoul have increased 58 percent since Moon took office in mid-2017.Park Young-sik, a 29-year-old office worker, said the “scandal shows how some people in South Korea make a quick fortune through real estate foul play, while the rest of us can barely buy a house even if we toil and save for a lifetime.”[NYT] — Dennis Lynch last_img read more