High Court rules Jim Ferry must let EPA enter his land to investigate site

first_img Facebook High Court rules Jim Ferry must let EPA enter his land to investigate site Homepage BannerNews By News Highland – November 14, 2017 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Previous articleRepair crews currently working on water outage in MuffNext articleGovernment must assert opposition to beef deal – McConalogue News Highland The High Court has ordered Donegal waste collector Jim Ferry to allow the Environmental Protection Agency to enter his land to investigate an illegal dump with a view to it being cleaned.It also directed that Ferry must pay all costs involved and be invoiced for them on a monthly basis if necessary.Orders were issued yesterday by the High Court at the request of Donegal County Council.Journalist with the Irish Times Peter Murtagh was in court yesterday and spoke on todays Nine til Noon Show:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/jimferyrghggaw.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+center_img Pinterest Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebooklast_img read more

Dutch schemes ‘falling short’ on implementing diversity

first_imgScheltema said pension funds should be more persistent in recruiting female trustees, and urged women to consider taking up a board seat “as pension funds are very interesting from a governance point of view and offer many part-time jobs”.She stressed that not all board members had to be financial experts, and that other competences, such as communication, administration, and financial housekeeping, were also needed.The monitoring committee also highlighted problems with communication in several areas. A quarter of the pension funds it surveyed hadn’t accounted for how far they had come in reaching goals mentioned in their vision, strategy, and mission.Scheltema said pension funds had communicated “fairly” about the possibility of rights discounts, but said that there was room for improvement. She cited her own uniform pension statement as “not being the best example of clarity yet”.In the interview, the chair of the monitoring committee also noted that 40% of the pension funds hadn’t contributed to the survey.“Some of them had a sound explanation, pointing out for example that they were busy with a merger, but others haven’t provided clarity about why they hadn’t co-operated,” the FD quoted her as saying.Scheltema acknowledged that pension funds were already facing an enormous administrative burden, but stressed that the committee had only made inquiries about a “limited number” of the 83 norms of the code.The code for pension fund governance was introduced in 2014, and received legal backing in the same year. Dutch pension funds are still falling short in implementing diversity requirements contained in the Netherlands’ code for pension fund governance.The monitoring committee responsible for the code concluded that there was room for improvement regarding the representation of women and younger participants on pension fund boards.It found that no more than 55% of the 150 surveyed schemes had appointed a female trustee, while just 33% had a board member aged under 40.In an interview in Dutch financial news daily Het Financieele Dagblad (FD), Margot Scheltema, the committee’s chair, emphasised that the introduction of diversity onto pension funds’ boards was happening “far too slowly”.last_img read more