Brave heroine Caitriona dies during search for missing man

first_imgCaitriona Lucas died during a search for a missing manTHE death of a search and rescue volunteer in Kilkee, Co Clare this Monday has shaken a community and indeed the country as the heroics of Caitriona Lucas and her fellow volunteers members comes to light as her family mourns her loss.A mother of two, Ms Lucas (41) from Ballyvaughan was one of three members onboard a Doolin Coast Guard boat involved in a search for a man missing in the area for a number of days.A tragic reversal of roles unfolded for Caitriona and her co-volunteers Jenny Carway (51) and James Lucey (49) when their Delta RIB flipped over during a search at Kilkee Bay.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The trio were thrown from their boat into the pounding seas before Caitriona lost her life and Jenny and James became the focus of a dramatic rescue bid.Both Jenny and James are now recovering in hospital but efforts to revive Caitriona failed after she was plucked from the sea by rescuers onboard the Shannon based Rescue 115 helicopter.RNLI crews from Ballybunion, Aran and Kilrush were also at the scene as their attention turned to their colleagues in peril.Upwards of 400 people had been involved in an initial shoreline search on Sunday for the missing man before it was stood down due to weather conditions.Volunteers, including the water based search units from the RNLI and the Kilkee and Doolin Coast Guard units returned on Monday to continue their search before tragedy struck for one of their members.As many onlookers, villagers and friends were left shaken by the tragedy, a statement from The Irish Coast Guard read that it extended “sincere condolences to the Lucas family and all the volunteer members of the Doolin and Kilkee units. The Coast Guard also wishes to thank all the other organisations that participated in today’s search.”In many tributes paid to the mother of two whose husband Bernard is also a member of the Doolin volunteer unit, Caitriona was described “as a brave and valiant woman”.Limerick Marine Search and Rescue, together with Limerick Fire and Rescue Service and the many other volunteer search and organisations have changed their online social media pictures to display a Irish Coast Guard logo with a black stripe through it, in memory and honour of Caitriona.Ar dheis De go raibh a hanam uasal. Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter Facebook TAGSCaitriona LucasIrish Coast Guardlimerick WhatsApp Linkedin NewsBrave heroine Caitriona dies during search for missing manBy Staff Reporter – September 13, 2016 747 Printcenter_img Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Previous articleLimerick emergency department facing big demandsNext article110 new jobs for Limerick as Ortec Inc set up EU base Staff Reporter Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Wheat comment

first_imgUncertainty is likely to remain in the market for the remainder of the old wheat crop marketing campaign, and weather is now critical for the new crop. Analysts are expecting a record wheat crop for 2008/09. In the meantime, the new crop forwards market is broadly tracking old crop movements in the absence of solid market fundamentals of its own.US futures responded sharply to the USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand report issued last week. The report raised old-crop world wheat production estimates by 1.7 million tonnes (mt) to 606.7mt and ending stocks up by 2mt to 112.5mt. Although the stock level is still the lowest since 1977, the report was seen as generally positive.In the US, Chicago wheat prices fell by $28-29/t during the week to $329.40/t for the current crop and $339.50/t for the growing crop. In Europe French wheat prices fell by E9/t to E235.75/t for May delivery and E208/t for November. However, UK prices did not track this global trend with London wheat prices at £175.50/t for May and £149/t for November.HGCA delivered prices for the UK remained unchanged with bread making wheat for East Anglia and Liverpool at £208/t and £217/t respectively.last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Rory O’Malley Enlisted for Broadway Barks & More

first_img View Comments Rory O’Malley Star Files Corbin Bleu Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed from today and over the summer weekend. Hamilton’s Rory O’Malley & More Enlisted for Broadway BarksHamilton’s King Rory O’Malley, along with Tony winner Jessie Mueller, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Sean Hayes, Ana Villafañe, Ben Rappaport, Amy Spanger, Quinn VanAntwerp, James Barbour, Richard H. Blake, Chilina Kennedy and more have been added to the already starry lineup of this year’s Broadway Barks. Hosted by renowned doganizer (and stage legend) Bernadette Peters, with special co-host Gloria Estefan, the event is scheduled for July 30 in Shubert Alley. The dog and cat adoption part of proceedings will take place 3PM through 6:30 PM, with a special signing with the hosts and debut of the Broadway Barks bracelet at 12 noon.Corbin Bleu & Sasha Clements Tie the KnotCongratulations to the Broadway-bound Corbin Bleu and his longtime partner, actress Sasha Clements. PEOPLE writes that the pair wed over the weekend in the Santa Barbara area of California in front of 160 guests. Bleu, best known for his work in High School Musical, will return to the Main Stem in Holiday Inn this fall.Lupita Nyong’o & Danai Gurira Set for Black PantherAfter recently teaming up for Broadway’s Eclipsed, Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira will reunite for the upcoming Black Panther movie. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Nyong’o will appear as Marvel comic mainstay Nakia and Gurira as Okoye, the head of the Black Panther’s personal bodyguards, in the film. The movie is scheduled for release on February 16, 2018.Marni Nixon Dead at 86Marni Nixon, the mostly uncredited voice of some of the biggest movie musicals of all time, died on July 24 in New York at the age of 86. The New York Times reports that the cause was breast cancer. Nixon dubbed the singing voices of Natalie Wood in West Side Story, Deborah Kerr in The King and I, Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady and more. Nixon made her Broadway debut in 1954 in The Girl in Pink Tights; almost 50 years later she returned to the Great White Way in James Joyce’s The Dead, Follies and Nine.Sneak Peek of Baz Luhrmann’s The Get DownWe now have the main trailer for Netflix’s new musical series The Get Down from Baz Luhrmann! Tony winner Billy Porter and Jimmy Smits, along with a host of newcomers, will appear in the saga, which is set in 1970s New York. Check out the video below; the show is set to premiere on August 12. Rory O’Malley(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) P.S. Watch out for Tony nominee Santino Fontana, who will be appearing opposite your Broadway boyfriend Aaron Tveit in CBS’ BrainDead on August 14.last_img read more