Advertisement Boycott of Israeli goods rejected by Council Another starting date for Castleconnell works Email Facebook Print NewsLimerick Council wants St John’s emergency department reopenedBy Alan Jacques – January 19, 2018 3144 IT is time to reopen the emergency department at St John’s Hospital to service Limerick inner city.That’s according to Fianna Fail councillor Kieran O’Hanlon who was speaking on the health crisis at this month’s Metropolitan District meeting in City Hall. The former mayor called for emergency department services at St John’s Hospital to be made available to the people of Limerick “24/7”.“University Hospital Limerick cannot cope with the numbers going in there. St John’s was always an excellent hospital and needs to be made available,” Cllr O’Hanlon told the council executive this Monday.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “There has to be accountability locally for the running of hospitals. The closing of Barrington’s and St John’s for emergency cases was a tragedy in my opinion.”Solidarity councillor Cian Prendiville had a notice of motion before the Council calling them to write to Health Minister Simon Harris TD, urging him to re-open 1,500 beds cut from hospitals over the last decade. The City North representative believes the health crisis, “while an emergency, is no accident”.“This is a solvable crisis that did not fall out of the sky. If a crisis continues too long it is not a crisis, it is a policy. This is a policy to drive down public health services. What we need is a fundamentally democratic health service,” Cllr Prendiville said.Fine Gael councillor Michael Hourigan claimed the government were throwing money at the problem and said that A&E issue has been an issue “as long as I’m around”.“There is no doubt about the commitment of the Minister to resolve this. The will is there. It is not for the want of money or investment,” he told councillors.Sinn Fein councillor Séighin Ó Ceallaigh suggested that Mary Harney, the new chancellor of University of Limerick and former Health Minister, be invited to City Hall to explain why “she failed to do anything”.“It is the same attitude towards health. The private sector is well looked after,” Cllr O’Ceallaigh commented.Independent councillor John Gilligan pointed out that not a single person is on a trolley at Blackrock Clinic. “If you can afford healthcare”, he told council members, “You’ll get it”.“Nothing will change while we continue to prop that up. They are playing with people’s lives and that’s wrong. Our health system has been politicised.“How can you cut off a third of the system and expect things to be better? But they did do something, they changed the name of the Regional to UL Hospital,” he stated.by Alan [email protected] Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR O’Connell Street rejuvenation plan hit by delays TAGSCllr Cian PrendivilleCllr John GilliganCllr Kieran O’HanlonCllr Michael HouriganCllr Séighin Ó CeallaighFianna FáilFine GaelHealth Minister Simon HarrislimerickLimerick City and County CouncilLimerick Metropolitan DistrictSinn FeinSolidarityst johns hospital WhatsApp Alleyway to be closed due to anti-social behaviour Previous articleParticipation in Limerick’s RDS science fair reaches record highNext articleArt arrives at Limerick. Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Council to look at reasons behind city business closures Linkedin Sinn Féin’s Séighin Ó Ceallaigh raises Incinerator with EPA
There’s really no genre that adequately defines The Hip Abduction. Somewhere in the realm of world music, THA embraces pop values and catchy hooks, electronic-influenced drops and synthesizer melodies, and just about everything in between. Their live shows are something to behold, with multi-instrumental jam sessions guaranteed to get your groove on.In a recent interview, guitarist David New does his best to describe their sound. “If Paul Simon smoked more pot and was listening to 2015-era tropical synth pop right before he wrote the Graceland album.” We’ll take it.The band is coming into 2016 hot, already announced on several festival lineups, and a full album of new music due out March 11th. Gold Under The Glow is certainly aptly titled, as each track is a radiant musical expression. From the fast-paced (“Come Alive,” “Crazy”) to the stripped-down (“Wandered Away,” “Higher”), each song on Gold Under The Glow showcases a band at the peak of their creativity.Overall, a listener can feel the uplifting and life-affirming vibes in The Hip Abduction’s message. “Before we lose our mind, let’s get set free and face the warmth of the high and the sound of the sea,” sings New in the opening track, “Before We Lose Our Mind.” Perhaps this is the gold of the title, breaking from the monotony of life and experiencing something deeper.Listen to that song, and a handful of THA selections from their SoundCloud playlist below:The Hip Abduction situate themselves in a unique position, nestled between world influences, electronic production, and good ol’ rock and roll. Whatever it is they’re doing, it’s working, because this is one great listen. Pre-order Gold Under The Glow by visiting the band’s website. Tour dates can be seen here.
A thief was killed in firing by a security guard of the Hindustan Paper Corporation’s mill at Panchgram when he and his four accomplices attacked the security personnel posted there, sources said on Monday. The gang of five thieves armed with weapons had entered the defunct paper mill at around 3.45 p.m. on Sunday and tried to steal the equipment lying there, the sources said. They were spotted by three private security guards on duty when the thieves were about to flee. The thieves attacked the security guards, one of whom fired in self-defence. A bullet hit one of the thieves and the rest of the gang fled. The injured was rushed to Silchar Medical College and Hospital where he was declared brought dead, the sources said. District Superintendent of Police Pabindra Kumar Nath, who had rushed to the spot, said the body is yet to be identified and investigation into the incident is on. Police have seized the 12 bore double barrel gun of the security guard, he added. Cases of theft at the defunct paper mill have been on the rise and the last one was reported about a month ago, the sources said.
zoom Copenhagen-headquartered shipping and logistics company DFDS has held a naming and launching ceremony for the first of its two RoRo freight vessels currently under construction at Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft in Flensburg.The 210-metre vessel, named Gardenia Seaways, was launched on 17 February, DFDS said.Gardenia Seaways will now be completed alongside the quay in Flensburg where the superstructure will be added. The superstructure has arrived on a barge from Poland and will be finished with fittings, pipework, electrics/electronics, furnishing etc.Once delivered in May 2017, Gardenia Seaways will be added to the Rotterdam – Immingham route.The second vessel in the series is expected to be delivered in September 2017. The freight capacity of each ship is 4,076 lane meters, equal to around 262 trailers.DFDS entered into 5-year bareboat charter agreements for the two vessels with the Siem Group in May 2016. The Danish company also has an option to buy the two vessels.The ships will add around 20 percent more capacity compared to the ships they are expected to replace, according to DFDS.Images and video: DFDS Group