Community officers to make Travellers feel at home in Rathkeale

first_imgTwitter Previous articleThe Shaker Hymn this weekendNext articleShunya: Manchester’s highly rated electronic/jazz act has Limerick roots Alan Jacques Send a bar of Cadbury chocolate for free! Email Facebook Print NewsLocal NewsCommunity officers to make Travellers feel at home in RathkealeBy Alan Jacques – November 16, 2017 8979 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Delicious Wiltshire Farm Foods brightening your days in Autumn TAGSChristmasCllr Kevin SheahanCllr Stephen KearyFianna FáilFine GaellimerickLimerick Traveller CommunityNewcastle West District Garda StationRathkeale center_img Cllr Kevin Sheahan.COUNCILLORS this week called for extra Garda patrols in Rathkeale over Christmas with an influx of more than 2,000 Travellers from the UK expected to descend on the West Limerick town.However, one local representative felt that extra Gardaí on the streets of Rathkeale might not be the best solution to deal with antisocial behaviour during the festive period.Fianna Fáil councillor Kevin Sheahan suggested that instead, a number of community officers should be out on the streets.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Maybe in other places visitors are made feel welcome. These are people, human beings with some connection to Rathkeale. Rathkeale is to them what the beach is to English people in the summertime,” Cllr Sheahan told council members at this month’s Adare-Rathkeale area meeting.The Askeaton man went on to say that many local businesses would not survive without the revenue brought into the town each year by the huge numbers of Travellers from England that visit the town for Christmas.“I feel there is only one signal that goes up the flagpole before they arrive. People get up in arms against them.“It is not an invasion and they are not all hostile. Some are more a nuisance than hostile. Two vehicles blocking up the road when they stop to greet one another annoys us all, but that is not a crime, it’s an offence.“There is a significant economic benefit to the town. This is their Galway Races,” he declared.“There’s no horses though,” one councillor replied.Mayor Stephen Keary took issue with Cllr Sheahan’s comments about the revenue brought into the town every year by members of the Traveller Community. He said that one local employer with a staff of 50 people and paying €45,000 a year in commercial rates, had an illegal business set up outside its premises selling furniture last Christmas.“People from Rathkeale and the hinterland won’t even come into the shops in the town over Christmas and do their shopping elsewhere,” Cllr Keary claimed.Cllr Sheahan accused the Mayor of “having a bee in his bonnet about the Traveller community”.“Be very careful,” Cllr Keary warned before insisting Cllr Sheahan withdraw his remark.“Withdraw your foot,” Cllr Sheahan replied.The New Superintendent of Newcastle West Garda Division, Eamon O’Neill, told councillors that supplementary resources from the divisional unit would be available in Rathkeale at “critical times” during the Christmas Alan [email protected] Linkedin WhatsApp Missing you this Christmas Decision to enter Phase 4 of reopening Ireland deferred to August 10 Advertisement Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins appointed as Minister of State Top Fianna Fáil councillor will reject Green coalition deallast_img read more

Bespoke home a nod to the future

first_img48 McDonald St, Hawthorne.Two crystal chandeliers hang from 6m-high vaulted ceilings in the impressive entry foyer. Natural light flows through clerestory windows, highlighting the Sydney blue gum timber flooring. A large carpeted office sits to one side with built-in cabinetry and work desks, data cabling, and private entry to the front veranda. 48 McDonald St, Hawthorne.THIS bespoke property is the direction architect Kevin Hincksman sees modern Aussie homes going. Occupying a 744sq m block in Hawthorne’s River Avenues precinct, the exterior of the 48 McDonald St home instils a sense of peace, combining dark timber and stone with pebbled pathways and established gardens. 48 McDonald St, Hawthorne.The covered rear deck promotes dining with an outdoor kitchen featuring built-in barbecue, Condour rangehood, sink and bar fridge. Rich timber decking runs to the edge of an in-ground pool and a fenced back yard. The ground floor also includes a laundry, discreet and modern bathroom, and a media room with in-ceiling surround sound and blackout curtains.All four bedrooms are located on the first floor, encircling a naturally-lit family room with polished timber flooring. 48 McDonald St, Hawthorne.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours agoThe open-plan living and dining rooms embrace the residence’s focus on space while showcasing elements of opulence. A built-in television sits above a contemporary gas fireplace in the living room, and sliding glass doors offer seamless access to the pool and back veranda. Waterfall Caesarstone benchtops, Miele appliances, soft-close cabinetry and a drinks preparation station with a Vintec wine fridge accentuate the kitchen’s functional and aesthetic appeal. The enormous butler’s pantry makes hosting easy, thanks to stone benchtops and a built-in dishwasher. 48 McDonald St, Hawthorne.The main bedroom boasts a custom walk-in wardrobe and ensuite. The latter includes a double vanity, bathtub and oversized shower with dual showerheads. The other bedrooms come with built-in wardrobes and study desks, along with ducted airconditioning. A shared bathroom sits nearby.Significant storage space is available in the garage, which boasts a custom-built work bench.“This property stands for quality, individuality, thought and craftsmanship,” agent Darcy Lord of Place Bulimba said.The home is open for inspection by appointment with an auction on site set for 10am February 25.last_img read more

Reggie Bullock has back surgery one day after signing with Knicks

first_img Related News The team added it will provide an update on Bullock’s rehabilitation and progress from the procedure around the start of training camp in September.Bullock, who had just his new two-year contract with the Knicks one day earlier, also has a history of knee and back issues as well as plantar fasciitis. The two sides were forced to rework his deal after his medical problems prompted the team to back out of their initial two-year, $21 million offer. Reggie Bullock’s tenure in New York didn’t get off to the greatest start.The 28-year-old shooting guard underwent surgery Wednesday for a cervical disk herniation, the Knicks announced. Kemba Walker will ‘forever love’ Michael Jordan Tacko Fall could make Celtics’ roster, team taking ‘his development very seriously,’ Danny Ainge says Thunder’s Sam Presti, Billy Donovan receive death threats over recent moves The final agreement was a reported two-year contract worth $8.2 million.Bullock was originally selected by the Clippers with the 25th overall pick of the 2013 draft and remained in Los Angeles until he was traded to the Suns in 2015, though he was deal to Detroit later that year and eventually made his way back to L.A. in February.He averaged 11.3 points in 63 games for the Pistons and Lakers last season.last_img read more