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

Scroggins to share ‘living history’ story

first_img “We are excited to have David Scroggins as our guest speaker,” Smith said. “David participates in what he calls living history. His interest in the War Between the States dates back to his great-great-grandfather, Pvt. James W. Scroggins who fought for the Confederates States of America. But, as a Civil War re-enactor, David wears both the Rebel gray and Union blue uniforms.”Smith said Civil War re-enactors wear both uniforms to honor both sides.Scroggins is a poultry farmer in the Smuteye community near Union Springs and began re-enacting about 26 years ago. “David’s interest in Civil War re-enactment began when he went on a school trip with his son’s class to the Battle of Selma,” Smith said.The more Scroggins learned about the Civil War the more he appreciated the sacrifices of his ancestors.“David said didn’t know how any of the soldiers survived four years of bloody warfare,” Smith said. “When the Confederate soldiers were charging the mile-long Union fortifications at Franklin, Tennessee, David said, they had to have known that few would survive but they didn’t turn back.”Scroggins began his hobby as a re-enactor in the infantry but prefers the cavalry. He rides in a mounted unit, the 53rd Alabama Cavalry. Re-enactments require that all uniforms and equipment be authentic. About five years ago Scroggins decided to make his own riding equipment rather than purchase it. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Print Article The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Civil War re-enactor David Scroggins will be the program guest at the Sunday meeting of the Pike County Historical, Genealogical and Preservation Society. The meeting will be at 2 p.m. at the Troy Bank & Trust community room (next to Lowe’s). The public is invited to attend.American Civil War re-enactor David Scroggins of Bullock County is a self-proclaimed “history nut.” He will share his fascination with the war that divided the nation and his dedication to re-enactment authenticity at Sunday’s meeting of the Pike County Historical Genealogical and Preservation Society.The meeting will be at 2 p.m. in the community room of Troy Bank & Trust next to Lowe’s and the public is invited.Society President Dianne Smith said all who enjoy history are invited to attend. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell Scroggins to share ‘living history’ story By The Penny Hoarder Skip Book Nook to reopen You Might Like HOUSE FIRE Firefighters from the Banks Volunteer Fire Department responded to a house fire in the 3000 block of Gardner Bassett Road… read more Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “David makes replica saddles and tack for his horse,” Smith said. “The bits for his horse are hand-forged as are the buckles. He buys the saddle foundation and covers it in leather and hand-stitches it. In addition to making his own hand-sewn saddle, he has made 10 other saddles that are used by other members of the cavalry.”Smith said Scroggins’ program will highlight his interest in and talent for making replica saddles and tack that were used by the Rebel cavalry during the War Between the States.“It will be fascinating to see how he makes saddles and tack and will give us a better understanding of what life was like for those who fought in the American Civil War,” she said.Everyone is invited to attend the meeting of the Pike County Historical, Genealogical and Preservation Society Sunday in the community room of Troy Bank & Trust next to Lowe’s. Email the author Published 3:00 am Wednesday, January 20, 2016 Latest Stories Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitslast_img read more