Garda Station needed for Castletroy says Limerick Senator

first_img TAGSburglariesCastletroyCharlie FlanaganFine Gaelgarda stationMaria Byrne Advertisement Email Previous articleThree Limerick entrepreneurs in EY shortlistNext articleUrgent action needed to speed up social housing delivery says Limerick TD Staff Reporter Deputy Tom is fired up for the challenge Senator Maria Byrne Limerick Senator Maria Byrne has stressed the need for a Garda Station in Castletroy. Fine Gael General Election Candidate, Senator Maria Byrne has raised the issue with the Minister for Justice, Charlie Flanagan TD in the Seanad.Senator Byrne raised the issue after being contacted by local people living on the east side of Limerick CitySenator Byrne said: “Castletroy, Monaleen and parts of Annacotty has a population of 13,590. The area has high technology industries and there is a very large percentage of young people among the population, including a large student population.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “There have recently been a number of serious burglaries in the Castletroy area.“These areas cannot be served from Henry Street Garda station, which is seven kilometers away. In the case of assaults, burglaries and thefts, by the time gardaí from Henry Street reach Castletroy the perpetrators have disappeared.“The rush hour traffic around the Castletroy area is intense and the main Dublin road is one of the slowest traffic arteries in the country. I am very alarmed at the difficulty the Gardai may have coming to the aid of anyone needing a garda in CastletroyIn response Minister Flanagan said: “I very much understand that people want to see a visible Garda presence in their own locality. The Programme for Government commits to ensuring a strong and visible police presence throughout the country”“As of March 22nd 2018,some 80 vehicles were available to the Limerick Division and that on February 28th 2018 Henry Street Garda District had a strength of 312”Minister Flanagan concluded by saying: “I expect that the ongoing recruitment process will support all Garda activities and enhance visibility within our communities, enabling the Commissioner to provide additional resources across all division in accordance with identified operational need as Garda recruits come on stream”More about politics here. Sarah’s winning recipe to keep cabin fever at bay Linkedin Twitter Encourage Wildlife in Castletroy Park center_img Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Elegant property in Monaleen #LimerickPostProperty WhatsApp NewsPoliticsGarda Station needed for Castletroy says Limerick SenatorBy Staff Reporter – April 25, 2018 1948 Facebook Homelessness is a real worry in Abbeyfeale Advance sale of graves could lead to cemetery ‘apartheid’last_img read more

BIA deadline approaches

first_imgMake sure you get your entries in for this year’s Baking Industry Awards (BIA) before the deadline this Friday (11 May).BIA will be celebrating its 25th year, with an extra special awards ceremony to take place on Wednesday, 12 September at the Park Lane Hilton in London.There are 11 categories to enter (see below for the full list), and in addition you can also nominate someone from the UK bakery sector to receive the special Lifetime Achievement Award.The awards serve to acknowledge and reward the very best companies and individuals in the industry, with anyone and everyone eligible to enter – from large to small. To download an entry form online visit Enter now for your chance to shine!Full list of awards categories:Baker of the Year – sponsored by VandemoorteleBakery Food Manufacturer of the Year – sponsored by Golden Valley Pallet Wrap SpecialistsCelebration Cake Maker of the Year – sponsored by RenshawConfectioner of the Year – sponsored by Dawn FoodsLifetime Achievement Award – sponsored by DélifranceThe Craft Business Award -sponsored by ADM MillingThe Customer Focus Award – sponsored by CSM United KingdomIn-Store Bakery Retailer of the Year – sponsored by ZeelandiaThe Product Innovation Award – sponsored by AsdaThe Retail Innovation Award – sponsored by Macphie of GlenbervieThe Rising Star Award – sponsored by Whitworth BrosSpeciality Bread Product of the Year – sponsored by British Bakelslast_img read more

SMC students share conference experience

first_imgThree Saint Mary’s students shared the insights they gained from attending an international women’s issues conference this summer at a presentation held at the Student Center on Wednesday. “Global Women’s World Congress: SMC Student Reflections and Experiences” offered Abby Henning, Alayne Riege and Gen Spittler a platform to discuss their experience at the Global Women’s World Congress in Ottawa, Canada, this July. Sonalini Sapra, professor of political science and women’s studies, said the women ventured to Canada to get a closer look at the field of women’s studies and activism in a global context. “I really wanted students to be exposed to global women’s issues,” Sapra said. “Thanks to the Center for Women’s Intercultural Leadership (CWIL), I was able to take the three students with me to experience these issues firsthand. CWIL provided the funding for them to join me at the conference.” The 30th annual conference welcomed 2,000 attendees and 800 presenters from 92 countries, focusing on a variety of women’s issues, including militarism, fundamentalism and neo-liberalism. “The conference did a great job of addressing some of the issues women’s conferences leave off the table normally,” Sapra said. “Issues like inclusivity, the creation of Young Women’s Leadership Teams and panels about aboriginal women’s rights were discussed that are not usually brought up.” Riege, a senior Psychology and Women’s Studies double major, said she was especially intrigued by the discussion of aboriginal women in Canada and the resemblance they bore to Native Americans in the United States. “We participated in a solidarity march in support of the 582 missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls in Canada,” Riege said. “This topic was a focal point of the conference.” Spittler, a junior Nursing and Women’s Studies major, said being in the presence of such influential figures and activists had an immense impact on the students. “In the morning we would go to the main conference and listen to some amazing feminists,” Spittler said. “Listening to some of their experiences was definitely inspiring.” Spittler said the conference highlighted the need for young women to continue the work of the women’s rights movement. “I realized that there are definitely not enough young feminists in the world after attending this conference,” she said.last_img read more