WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleSwimming – Limerick’s Doyle wins Athlete of the yearNext articleTwo Limerick sisters brawled outside family home Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSClarelimerickmissingRoss Minihane RIP NewsOpen verdict in inquest of missing Limerick manBy Staff Reporter – May 31, 2016 1142 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email WhatsApp Linkedin Print The late Ross Minihane from LimerickAN inquest into the death of a Limerick man who had been missing from his home for more than three months has returned an open verdict after the Clare Coroner found that it could not be determined what happened in the lead-up to the discovery of his body.Ross Minihane (37) was reported missing from his home on December 17 last year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up On March 29, his body was found on the banks of the River Shannon at Labasheeda by the crew of the Shannon rescue helicopter.Originally from Rathbane, he had been living in Sixmilebridge for a short period before he went missing.His remains were found when the Shannon coastguard helicopter was on a training exercise near the shore at Colmanstown. Gardaí and the RNLI assisted in the subsequent recovery of the remains.Recognising the clothing that Mr Minihane was wearing from a missing person appeal posted on social media,Garda John Cahill told the Coroner’s Court that he linked the remains to Ross Minihane from a description of his clothing posted in a missing person appeal on social media.DNA profiling confirmed the identity of the remains as being those of the 37-year-old Limerick man.A post-mortem examination was carried out at University Hospital Limerick but it was unable to confirm the cause of death.Clare County Coroner, Isobel O’Dea said that as it was not known what happened to Mr Minihane in the lead up to his death, an open verdict would be recorded by the court.Sympathies were expressed to the family and all those involved in the recovery of Mr Minihane’s remains were thanked as well as Garda Cahill, the Shannon Coastguard and Gardaí at Kildysart. Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Facebook Advertisement Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash
Prime Minister Scott Morrison visiting a residential building site to speak with young families about the Coalition’s First Home Loan Deposit Scheme. Picture: Gary Ramage.Independent property analyst Michael Matusik is tipping two 0.25 per cent rate cuts in the second half of this year — one in July or August and the second drop in November. “And I wouldn’t be surprised if the cash rate fell to 0.75 per cent sometime in the first half of 2020,” Mr Matusik said.AMP Capital chief economist Shane Oliver said it was possible the RBA would cut rates in June, but could wait a bit longer. First-home buyers, left, watch as an auctioneer calls for bids at a house auction.THE number of first home buyers looking to jump into the housing market has spiked in anticipation of an interest-rate cut next week.There has been a 55 per cent rise in visitors to first homebuyer guides this month — the biggest increase in a year — according to comparison site, Finder.In just the past week, seven lenders lowered their rates on owner-occupier fixed and variable home loan products as demand for mortgages increases, with the lowest variable rate on the market currently 3.29 per cent. RELATED: Buyers still keen on new units The Reserve Bank of Australia is widely expected to cut interest rates at its June meeting. Photo: Saeed Khan/AFP.An increasing number of economists are expecting an interest-rate cut of 0.25 per cent when the Reserve Bank of Australia meets next Tuesday — the first change to the cash rate in almost three years.Finder insights manager Graham Cooke said it was a strong indication first home buyers were finally seeing an opportunity to break into the market.“There’s a perfect storm brewing for first home buyers,” Mr Cooke said.“Property prices are dipping, lenders are dropping their rates and a first homebuyer’s scheme is on the cards.“After 31 months of no change, all signs are pointing to a cash rate cut next Tuesday. The expected move is causing a flurry of rate drops among lenders, especially on the fixed home loan front.” Home loans are set to become cheaper in the wake of the newly elected Coalition government.Mr Oliver said the federal government’s First Home Buyer Deposit Scheme, the end of threats to negative gearing and capital gains tax, APRA’s move to lower hurdles to getting first-home loans and the likelihood of the official interest rate being cut were gamechanging for the housing market.“These developments taken together are big,” Mr Oliver said.“They suggest that property prices will bottom earlier than otherwise and we can see that later this year.” First homebuyer confidence is returning to the Australian housing market. Photo: AP/Keith Srakocic.But Mr Cooke said potential buyers should be careful about taking advantage of the Coalition’s proposed First Home Loan Deposit Scheme.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours ago“A lower deposit will add more cost to your loan in the long term, and the increased risk to the bank may mean a higher interest rate,” he said.“However, the potential savings from this scheme could be significant.” MORE: Star builders’ new home for sale First homebuyer interest has spiked in anticipation of an official cut to interest rates.Under the scheme, first home buyers in Brisbane could be getting on the property ladder with a deposit of just $27,500 for a $550,000 house.Marcel Thieliant of Capital Economics expects the RBA to cut interest rates to 1.25 per cent in June, followed by another 25 basis point cut in August.“We expect the RBA to cut rates to 0.75 per cent by year end,” he said.CommSec is also pricing in a rate cut in June and the possibility of another in August, as is RBC Capital Markets.