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
Join us October 5-8 in Nelson County, VA for The 8th Annual Festy Experience– an ideal fall weekend celebrating amazing music, local craft food and beer, and the great outdoors. Whether you are camping for the entire weekend or simply coming for the day, there will be plenty of activities for the whole family– from face painting, rock climbing, and instrument making (for the kids) to craft beer and cider tastings (for the grown ups). All of this with an amazing live soundtrack by these artists: The daily schedule and single day ticket will be available on 8/29. You may purchase tickets here . Blue Ridge Outdoors Presents: The Blue Ridge Burn 5k/10k Trail RunOctober 7th Packet Pick Up: 8:00amRace: 9:30amAmong Festy’s many outdoor activities is the Blue Ridge Burn 5k/10k trail run. The course will begin inside The Festy grounds and will wind through picturesque rolling hills of Infinity Downs Farm. Registration is $25 and includes a race T-shirt! All proceeds will benefit the Souther Environmental Law Center. You may register here here. Please remember to fill out this form.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Two 20-year-old men were killed and a teenager was critically injured in a serious crash in Northampton on Tuesday night.Southampton Town Police said Zachary Powell, of East Moriches, was driving an Infinity southbound on County Road 51 when his vehicle left the roadway and into the woods at 9:51 p.m.Powell and his passenger, Christian Goody, of Shelter Island, were pronounced dead at the scene. A second passenger, 19-year-old Ashley Picozzi of Saint James, was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital, where she is listed in critical condition.Southampton police detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on this crash to call them at 631-702-2230 or the Crime Hotline at 631-728-3454. All calls will be kept confidential.
LOS ANGELES >> For the Dodgers’ bullpen, every day is a barn-raising in Amish country — everyone shows up to work and they usually start early.Five relievers combined to retire all 12 batters they faced, turning in four scoreless innings to make a one-run lead hold up in a 4-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on Saturday afternoon.Dodgers relievers have now thrown 47 innings over the past 10 games, only one less than the starting pitchers in that time, 73 over the past 18 games and 297 innings this season. Only two teams with winning records have asked more from their bullpen (the Orioles and Pirates) — and only the gold-standard Kansas City Royals bullpen has a lower ERA than the 2.85 sported by the Dodgers’ relief corps.“I don’t want to go there,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said when asked where his team would be without the efforts of the bullpen. “I know I’ve asked a lot of them. But to a man, they have responded.” Roberts might be getting tendinitis in his elbow from taking the ball away from starting pitchers and handing it to relievers. In his second start since returning from Tommy John surgery, Brandon McCarthy went just five innings against the Padres. It was the seventh consecutive game, 12th time in the past 17 and 39th time this season that a Dodgers starter lasted five innings or less.“I know all of us would like to get deeper into games. It’s something you want,” said McCarthy, who was pulled after 77 pitches. “It’s a lot of guys dealing with a lot of different situations. So it’s not a group of five horses (in the rotation) that are healthy and happy and have been here all year. It’s guys where it’s a little bit of a hodge podge.“It’s on us, all of us, to get a little deeper into games. The bullpen’s been outstanding picking us up. But we, in the second half, need to do our share to take some of the load off them.”McCarthy gave up a two-run home run to Yangervis Solarte in the first inning and said he felt “very different from the first time out” when he pitched five scoreless innings.“I talked to a lot of guys who have come back from this (surgery) and they said there are days where it’s just not there,” McCarthy said. “Your command’s gone. The baseball feels foreign. That was very much the case today. I’m glad I was able to get through it and hand a decent game off to the bullpen.”He was able to hand off a 4-3 lead thanks to an RBI double by Adrian Gonzalez in the first inning, a two-run double by Howie Kendrick in the fourth and a defensive blunder by the Padres in the bottom of the fifth.After singles by Corey Seager and Justin Turner, Gonzalez bounced a ground ball to Padres second baseman Ryan Schimpf. Schimpf tossed to Alexei Ramirez for the force out at second but Ramirez’s throw to first base was in the dirt. Gonzalez was safe and Seager scored the go-ahead run on the throwing error.The relief relay began from there. Casey Fien, Chris Hatcher, Liberatore, Joe Blanton and Kenley Jansen retired the final 12 Padres batters in order over the last four innings, striking out eight of them.“It’s all hands on deck,” Roberts said. “Like I said, I do ask for a little bit more from these guys and they’ve always given it.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Left-hander Adam Liberatore was the middle man in Saturday’s five-man relief relay. He struck out both batters he faced — and was congratulated by Roberts and catcher Yasmani Grandal as he was pulled from the game, which confused Liberatore.“That seemed like a really weird thing to say in that situation,” Liberatore said. “Being pulled from the game and they’re saying, ‘Congrats.’ ”They were congratulating Liberatore on his 24th consecutive scoreless appearance, a Dodgers franchise record (surpassing John Candelaria’s 23 consecutive scoreless appearances in 1991).In fact, Liberatore has been charged with a run in just one of his 38 appearances this season, allowing 15 hits and striking out 33 of the 112 batters he has faced.“I just get ready to go every day,” Liberatore said. “I’ve had a lot of people ask me what I’m doing. But I really just try to keep it simple and be ready to go whenever they give me the ball.”