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

City dwellers looking to Donegal as new business destination

first_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Facebook City dwellers looking to Donegal as new business destination Facebook By News Highland – June 8, 2020 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Estate agents in Donegal are said to be experiencing an increase in calls from businesses and individuals based in Dublin looking to move to the county.It’s understood that it’s in light of the ongoing challenges and strains of city living that have become even more pronounced now during the Covid 19 pandemic.Donegal County Council’s Director of Economic Development, Garry Martin says the view that broadband could be an issue for people relocating has now more so than ever, been proved wrong:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Previous articleElite Cricketers return to Bready for trainingNext article4 more people with Covid-19 have died News Highland center_img Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Pinterest Google+ Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennanlast_img read more

Taarabt set for Fulham medical

first_img Press Association Martin Jol has confirmed QPR playmaker Adel Taarabt will undergo a medical at Fulham on Tuesday ahead of a proposed loan move. A firm fans’ favourite at Loftus Road, the 24-year-old last summer extended his contract with the Hoops amid reported interest from Paris St Germain. However, Taarabt has had a tumultuous summer at relegated QPR and is now set to join west London rivals Fulham. “Then I was too late after that because he went to QPR, where he did ever so well. “Remember the fact he was an over £10million player 12 months ago, so I think you have to take them when they are bad and hopefully he will show his potential here.” Jol suggested a much-speculated move for Roma striker Pablo Osvaldo would prove too costly and was coy when asked about Aston Villa striker Darren Bent. “I don’t speculate on things that are not 100 per cent,” he said. “The only thing with Adel is his medical so I can inform you. Darren Bent, hopefully we can tell you something on another player by the end of the week. “We’ve got several doors open, so for us it is only us to make a decision and get the player.” “We agreed everything with the club so the only thing we have to do is a medical,” Jol said. “If that is sound and good, he will join us. The medical will be tomorrow. “I like his creativity and, of course, sometimes it comes off when he scores a lot of goals and I think he was involved in 40 goals [during the 2010/11 Championship promotion season]. “It is like Dimitar Berbatov – sometimes these fantastic talents will be blamed but I hope to find a way to gel him in together with the boys we’ve got. “I think he can do a hell of a job for us because he is a tremendous player on the ball.” Taarabt moved to England from Lens in 2007, linking up with a Tottenham side then managed by Jol. “I have known him now for a long time,” the Dutchman added. “When I was at Hamburg, I wanted him but thought the money Daniel Levy asked for was too much. “Then I went to Ajax and I thought it was too much for a player that never played. last_img read more

Analysis: The NBA has shifted its standard for the bubble from ‘safe’ to ‘safer than elsewhere’

first_imgBack in April, when it was becoming clear that what was once envisioned as perhaps a month-long hiatus would be much, much longer, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said that safety was the league’s No. 1 concern.The NBA wanted to return, to help boost the nation’s spirits and perhaps help kickstart an economic comeback. But safety, Silver said at the time, was paramount.“I can say that I think all these team owners are in this business because they love the game, they love the competition,” he said in April. “I know from my conversations with players, they feel the same way. But when you’re dealing with human life, that trumps anything else we could possibly be talking about.”Nearly three months later, as NBA teams have begun reporting to Walt Disney World and are scheduled to open practice as early as Thursday afternoon, it’s universally acknowledged by the league that its strategy to return is not fool-proof. While the 25 reported positive coronavirus tests have, in one sense, been a relief to league parties that worried about a higher ratio, they’re definitive evidence that the threat of COVID-19 remains. It has already derailed teams like the Brooklyn Nets who saw four major players either opt out or be ruled out due to a coronavirus diagnosis. Video: What LeBron James said about Jacob Blake … ‘Black people in America are scared’ But the messaging of the NBA has pivoted, as Silver acknowledged yesterday in a virtual conference for Brainstorm Health. The message is not that the bubble is completely safe, but that it is “safer” than the world around it.“I’m confident, based on the positive cases we’re seeing from our players in the general public around the country that it will be safer on campus than off this campus,” Silver said.That baseline has appeal to players who are eager to return to competition and earn paychecks, but it hasn’t exactly created enthusiasm. Earlier this week, Celtics forward Jayson Tatum said he wasn’t “excited” or “thrilled” to be traveling to the Disney campus. League-wide, players have acknowledged the spike in coronavirus cases: Florida reported a nearly 10,000-case increase on Wednesday morning with 48 more deaths.The built-in permeation in the bubble remain a concern, particularly given not all Disney cast members servicing hotels and playing venues will be tested at the same rate as the players. Teams also have just a 48-hour quarantine from when they arrive on campus: The Lakers fly into Disney on Thursday, and have their first practice scheduled for Saturday night. Is that enough time to isolate any new cases of the virus?But others see the positive cases that the NBA has already detected as a sign that the restart on campus could be safer than the markets where teams and players would otherwise reside. The argument is that players would otherwise be living their lives, many of them in California or Texas which are now hotspots for COVID-19 spread. Under a controlled environment in Orlando, they could be at less risk. “We all know the possibilities that there is an outbreak or whatever you want to call it that would prevent us from finishing the season, but we’re optimistic that it will happen,” Frank Vogel said recently. “I think the environment that Adam Silver and the league office have created could probably be one of the safer environments in the world.”Those precautions will be extensive, and not just when players and staff are on the clock: It will require distancing in most situations, masks when not playing, and rigid monitoring through wearable technology and testing that many players seem to be grudgingly accepting of in the name of safety.Related Articles But “safer” is not “safe.” The Wall Street Journal interviewed several epidemiologists who drew concern over of the short quarantine period on campus that could possibly lead to missing a positive diagnosis since coronavirus symptoms can take as much as a week to manifest. Other leagues have also had difficulty: Major League Baseball had a backlog of tests over the holiday weekend, and Major League Soccer has already had FC Dallas withdraw from its restart due to positive tests multiplying.The NBA has not publicly announced how many cases will be too many, which Silver said was still being worked on with the aid of health experts. Leaving that line unclear, however, might indicate that the league could judge that criteria in real time.While the NBA has put painstaking thought into a plan with as much as a billion dollars on the line, that subtle change in messaging indicates the league knows that it is taking a risk. 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