Limerick Council urged to help tackle crime in Askeaton

first_imgEmail Cllr Kevin Sheahanby Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Cllr Kevin SheahanFORMER Mayor Cllr Kevin Sheahan has called on Limerick City and County Council to introduce a programme to help deal with criminality in Askeaton.Speaking at this month’s Adare-Rathkeale district meeting, the Fianna Fail councillor claimed there was a section of the local community who never worked a day in their lives, living off social welfare benefits, while the remainder of the population “suffers”.He suggested that “work, training or learning” would be beneficial and called on the local authority to draft a proposal to help alleviate antisocial behaviour in the town.“The issue of antisocial behaviour and criminality is one that the people in Askeaton are facing every day and every night. It is being ignored by local government and I would like to see the council putting together a programme,” Cllr Sheahan suggested.He later took umbrage at the fact that none of his council colleagues seconded his proposal and he told them that he was “devastated”.However, fellow councillors informed Cllr Sheahan that he had not put a formal proposal to the floor.Independent councillor Emmett O’Brien then called for an amendment to be added, indicating that they were working to “unify the community” and avoid any perception of “driving a wedge” between people.“We need to have the community working together,” said Cllr O’Brien.“It is our responsibility to ensure that everybody is treated equally and with fairness so we are all working together for the betterment of the town. Anything else would be borderline stupid”, he added.Cllr Sheahan then accused Cllr O’Brien of saying he was stupid and called on him to withdraw his comment.“Borderline incorrect,” Cllr O’Brien responded.Sinn Fein councillor Ciara McMahon asked that the community traveller liaison officer be party to any such draft proposal. TAGSAdare-Rathkeale municipal districtantisocial behaviourAskeatonCllr Ciara McMahonCllr Emmett O’BrienCllr Kevin SheahanCrimeFianna FáillimerickLimerick City and County CouncilSinn Fein Advertisement Previous articleRusangano Family line up a busy 2016Next articleDream of a City: poem for the day Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Linkedin Minister Patrick O’ Donovan announces opening of Limerick heritage site to the public for the first time Print Calls to clean the River Deel in Rathkeale center_img Gardaí to teach lesson on dangers of scramblers WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsLimerick Council urged to help tackle crime in AskeatonBy Alan Jacques – December 21, 2015 793 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pedestrian crossing falls ‘out of the sky’ in Pallaskenry Askeaton/ Ballysteen bring Easter joy to local community Adare-Rathkeale district in need of ‘plain-speaking’ voicelast_img read more

Government reaffirms commitment to fund Altnagelvin Cancer Centre

first_img Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleDonegal IFA calls for Climate Change Bill to be scrappedNext articleInquest jury return verdict of accidental death following fatal fall News Highland NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Government reaffirms commitment to fund Altnagelvin Cancer Centre LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton WhatsApp News Google+center_img Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitter Google+ Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week By News Highland – January 21, 2011 The Dail has been told that the government’s commitment to help fund a North West Radiotherapy centre in Derry was confirmed to the North’s Health Minister just a few weeks ago.The issue was raised in the Dail last night by Deputy Pearse Doherty, who claimed the recent statement by Minister Michael Mc Gimpsey that he has no money to run the proposed unit is a political ploy to increase his budget.Welcoming the appointment of Donegal South West Deputy and Tanaiste Mary Coughlan to the Health Portfolio, Deputy Doherty said she should seek an early meeting with Minister Mc Gimpsey to clarify the situation:Responding, Junior Health Minister John Maloney reaffirmed the government’s support for the Altnagelvin centre.He said the commitment to the unit is clearly on the record: Facebook Facebook Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Met introducing police crèches

first_img Previous Article Next Article Met introducing police crèchesOn 11 Feb 2003 in Police, Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. The head of the Metropolitan police has called for a crèche at every mainpolice station in London to help staff with childcare and recruit more women. Police Commissioner Sir John Stevens told a conference for senior femaleofficers the Met had ‘taken its eye off the ball’ over female recruitment inthe drive for ethnic minority candidates. Only around 17 per cent of the Met’s officers are female. He said this wasnot good enough, and should be more like 30 per cent. To help tackle gender diversity, he announced that a new crèche would beopened for recruits at Hendon police training college within four to fivemonths. A review of the force’s flexible working policy will be published later thisyear, with the emphasis on better management of long or unsociable hours. The Met is set to launch a childcare voucher scheme in April for staffearning less than £30,000. last_img read more