‘Killjoys’ invade Castletroy playground car spaces

first_imgNewsLocal News‘Killjoys’ invade Castletroy playground car spacesBy admin – February 6, 2012 679 Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Advertisement Emailcenter_img Linkedin INCONSIDERATE parents and car-owning college students are labelled as killjoys by families with young children wishing to access the playground amenities at the beautifully appointed Castletroy Park. The purpose built car park has signage which clearly indicates that it it is for park users only.However, complaints have been made to the Limerick Post that it is virtually impossible to find a space at specific times at school-times.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Said one irate parent: “It is being used as a drop-off and collection point for students at Castletroy College.“There is a constant stream of school-bound traffic both in and out of the car park, which in itself, presents a danger to parents with children wishing to avail of the play area”.When the Limerick Post arrived on one afternoon, the car park was completely full (see picture), yet there wasn’t a child or parent to be seen in the vicinity.Two adults were spotted walking in the park.A woman driver, with two children in the back seat, failed to find a parking spot and drove on.On another visit, a similar situation existed.A park attendant explained to the Limerick Post that there were periods each weekday when parents avoided taking their children to the playground because of the difficulty in securing a car space.“As you can see, the car park is now full but hardly a person in sight.“There are even students with their own cars and who leave them here all day.“It is most unfair…this facility was specifically built for families with young children and those who want to take a leisurely stroll. It is like this at mornings, lunch time and early afternoons”.A spokesperson for Limerick County Council confirmed they had received complaints from visitors to Castletroy Park.At the time of going to press, The Limerick Post awaits a response from Castletroy College. Print Previous articleWild Atlantic Drive to reinvent region as tourist destinationNext article50- year-old widow jailed for carrying drugs adminlast_img read more

Low uptake of flu vaccine among nursing home staff in Donegal

first_imgNews Pinterest Facebook Low uptake of flu vaccine among nursing home staff in Donegal Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Almost 60 per cent of staff working in residential facilities for the elderly in Co Donegal have never had a flu vaccine, according to research carried out by a public health consultant in the county.The most popular reason for not availing of the vaccine was that staff believed they didn’t need it, but over half of those surveyed said they were concerned about side effects.A study carried out by Dr Louise Doherty, a Donegal-based consultant in public health medicine, found 57 per cent of staff, employed at 20 nursing homes in the county, have never been vaccinated against the flu.The issue was highlighted last year when seven elderly residents died at Nazareth House in Fahan during a flu outbreak that affected 35 of the facility’s 46 residents. Only 9 per cent of the staff at Nazareth House had the flu vaccine, but Dr Doherty is stressing that the source of this outbreak had never been identified.According to the Irish Times, the research found the average uptake of the vaccine among staff in the 20 residential facilities surveyed was 21 per cent in 2012/2013 – above the national average of just 15 per cent.Despite constant reassurance from the authorities, the research confirmed widespread concerns among healthcare staff about the safety of the vaccine, with over 60 per cent of respondents worried about the side effects. Google+ Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Facebook WhatsApp HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Google+ WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – December 17, 2013 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Previous articleDecision due shortly on Howard’s application for representation at Arkinson inquestNext articleSword used in St Johnson armed robbery News Highland last_img read more

UK: Two Island Class Patrol Boats Join Royal Marines’ Fleet

first_img View post tag: fleet Royal Marine Commandos at HM Naval Base Clyde have a new tool to help protect high-value shipping. 43 Commando Fleet Protection Group Royal Marines (43 Cdo FPGRM) have recently taken delivery of two Island Class Patrol Boats.The versatile vessels – called “Mull’ and “Rona” – are former MOD Police boats which have undergone extensive refitting at their manufacturer in Anglesey.As well as major reworking of their upper decks, the patrol boats have also been fitted with three new weapon mount positions, enhanced protection for coxswains and crew, as well as an enhanced communications package.The end result is an ideal platform for Royal Marines to operate on while undertaking vital protection and patrolling duties on the Gare Loch, Loch Long and on the Clyde.Since the arrival of the vessels the Royal Marines have been busy putting the Island Class through their paces. An extensive crew training package has been undertaken as well as live firing exercises at nearby sea ranges.Colour Sergeant Sid Blake from 43 Cdo’s R Squadron said:“Anyone who has experienced a ride in an Offshore Raiding Craft (ORC) will know how wet you can get even on a mild summer day.“When you think that we can be patrolling or exercising on the West Coast of Scotland for between six to 15 hours at all times of the year then it’s easy to imagine how much of an endurance test it can become.“The new Island Class vessels offer us everything an ORC can but with a number of key improvements. They are highly versatile vessels and give us the ability to rotate the crew and gunners through the protection offered by the heated cockpit.”On Friday, February 22, 43 Cdo hosted Chief of Defence Materiel (CDM), Bernard Gray, on an inspection and demonstration of the new boats.Accompanied by the 3 Commando Brigade Commander, Brigadier Martin Smith MBE, Commanding Officer of 43 Cdo, Colonel Alan Litster OBE, and senior members of DE&S’ Boat Team, CDM was taken to sea and shown the full range of the impressive vessels’ capabilities.Colonel Litster said:“These new vessels give us a significant uplift in our capability to protect high-value shipping in the Firth of Clyde.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff, March 8, 2013; Image: Royal Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: Two Island Class Patrol Boats Join Royal Marines’ Fleet UK: Two Island Class Patrol Boats Join Royal Marines’ Fleet View post tag: Royal View post tag: Patrol View post tag: News by topic Share this article View post tag: join View post tag: class View post tag: two View post tag: UK View post tag: Navy View post tag: Boats View post tag: Island Industry news View post tag: Marines View post tag: Naval March 8, 2013last_img read more