West Limerick women support 16 Days campaign

first_imgLinkedin Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up WEST Limerick women came together to show their support this week for the 16 Days Campaign to help break the silence around domestic violence.Staff of West Limerick Resources and members of the Newcastle West community joined staff of the West Limerick Primary Health Care Project for Travellers at a coffee morning as part of the 16 Days of Action Opposing Violence Against Women.Since its inception in 199, more than 5,179 groups in 187 countries have taken part in the campaign. In Ireland last year, more than 140 groups – including the West Limerick Primary Health Care Project for Travellers – took part in the National Balloon Action or organised other events as a show of support.According to Women’s Aid, one in five women in Ireland experience domestic abuse during their lifetime, and it is estimated that 213,000 women in Ireland are living with severe abuse from their boyfriends, husbands and partners.Community Health worker, Nora Harty said, “Domestic abuse affects all walks of life, women from different communities, cultures and ethnic groups. It is important that we all play our part in raising awareness about domestic abuse which is the use of physical or emotional force or the threat of physical force, including sexual violence in close adult relationships.” Facebook NewsLocal NewsWest Limerick women support 16 Days campaignBy Alan Jacques – December 11, 2014 676 Advertisement Print Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories TAGS16 days of Action Against Violence Against WomenlimerickNewcastle WestWest LimerickWest Limerick Primary Health Care Project for Travellers center_img Email Previous articleBusy night for emergency servicesNext article125 new jobs on the way Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

Antisocial behaviour spikes as Community Garda numbers drop in Limerick

first_imgFacebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin TAGSantisocial behaviourHenry Street Garda StationlimerickMaurice Quinlivan TDSinn Feinthomondgate Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” NewsLocal NewsAntisocial behaviour spikes as Community Garda numbers drop in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – February 12, 2018 1326 Emailcenter_img Previous articleEclectic mix and free gigs to Limerick Literary FestivalNext articlePlunge into Limericks latest event Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Sinn Finn TD for Limerick City, Maurice Quinlivan.A 48 per cent decrease in the number of Community Gardaí in Limerick since 2010 is causing “chaos” in parts of the city as antisocial behaviour spikes.That’s according to Sinn Féin’s Limerick TD Maurice Quinlivan who has expressed his deep concern over the fact that there are now only 38 Community Gardaí on duty, compared with 73 eight years ago.And he claims that gangs of 50 to 60 young people often more than 100 strong are congregating playing loud music, drinking and taking drugs in Thomondgate.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “These gangs are causing huge stress, fear and annoyance to local residents, many of whom are elderly.“The number of Community Gardaí has fallen from 73 in 2010 to only 38 in 2017, a decrease of some 48 per cent. This is shameful and shows that the Government have no interest in investing in Community Policing,” Deputy Quinlivan claimed.“It is clearly leading to a poor Garda response and leaving residents feeling deserted and let down. The last number of weeks, since Christmas have seen a huge spike in anti-social behaviour in parts of the city.”He maintains that the decline in Community Gardaí is especially stark in some divisions with Limerick particularly badly affected.“In 2007, there were 330 Gardaí in the Henry Street District; today there are only 307.“Similarly the Roxboro Road Garda District has dropped from 134 to 128 despite the Fitzgerald report in 2007 saying Limerick will need ‘a minimum of 100 additional Gardaí’.“As a local elected representative, I know from working with designated Community Gardaí that the difference a good community Garda can make to an area and to individuals and families is huge. It can be transformative,” he declared.Deputy Quinlivan believes Community Gardaí can build up relationships and trust with people at risk of offending, particularly young people, and direct them in a more positive direction, such as through the Garda Youth Diversion Projects.“They also improve public confidence in policing locally, and ingrain themselves in community activity locally. I have seen the difference that Community Gardaí can make in various local community and voluntary groups there are involved in Limerick.“Failing to make these kinds of investments could undo the good work that was built up, particularly in disadvantaged communities, over many years. It is increasingly clear that successive Governments have zero interest in Community Policing and is unwilling to invest in it. The fact that the number of Community Gardaí has fallen off a cliff, and indeed is still falling, is proof of that. It is scandalous. The Minister needs urgently to start addressing these decreases, people deserve better policing and to feel safe in their own homes,” he concluded.by Alan [email protected] Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WhatsApp Twitter Advertisement Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Parts of West Donegal remain without power this morning

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook By News Highland – September 20, 2018 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Google+ Parts of West Donegal remain without power this morning Google+ Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebookcenter_img Previous articlePeople urged to have say on regenerating Sion MillsNext articleShiels feels Derry deserved more in Bohs cup loss News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Almost 40 thousand homes, farms and businesses are still without power this morning following Storm Ali.A significant number of people remain without power in the West Donegal area with ESB crews saying they are working to restore power this morning.It hit Ireland yesterday, leaving two people dead in separate incidents in Galway and south Armagh.Another weather warning comes into effect this morning – the yellow rain warning is in place for 7 counties in the south east including Carlow, Kilkenny, Cork and Waterford.The ESB’s Senan Colleran is urging people to be careful near fallen lines:>* Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more