Limerick councillor threatens to boycott meetings

first_imgEmail New role for Cllr John Sheahan Advertisement WhatsApp Homelessness is a real worry in Abbeyfeale Twitter NewsLocal NewsLimerick councillor threatens to boycott meetingsBy Alan Jacques – May 21, 2015 673 Facebook Print by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Cllr Liam GalvinFINE Gael councillor Liam Galvin has vowed to stop attending council meetings if relevant staff are not present to answer his queries.Speaking at a special meeting in Newcastle West municipal district this Tuesday, local representatives took chagrin that certain council personnel were not present to deal with pressing issues. Cllr Galvin threatened to stop turning up for council meetings if key staff members were not in attendance in future.“I’m disgraced. This is the bread and butter of our operations and I won’t be attending if engineers are not present. I appreciate that they are busy but they can spare two hours a month,” Cllr Galvin fumed.Cllr John Sheahan (FG) asked the council executive what there policy is regarding staff attending meetings.“It’s time to put to bed once and for all this issue about staff being absent from meetings. We need local engineers here to deal with local queries. If Mrs Murphy has a pothole that needs fixing then we need the person who deals with fixing Mrs Murphy’s pothole present,” he said.Cllr Jerome Scanlan (FG) opined that if key personnel were not present at meeting that “there may as well not be a council”. He also claimed that the local authority has become “too fragmented” since the merger of city and county councils.Fianna Fail councillor agreed with Cllr Scanlan. He claimed that councillors now have to deal with customer service staff at the council, where as in the past they had direct access to key personnel in different departments.Sinn Fein councillor Seamus Browne told the council executive that he appreciated the impact of employment embargoes on overstretched staff.“They have a difficult job, but by missing meetings everybody’s life is being made more difficult,” said Cllr Browne.It was agreed that key council personnel would attend relevant council meetings where possible in the future to deal with issues of direct relevance to them.center_img Previous articleLimerick councillors will not be bullied over GMA fundNext article4,681 on housing list in Limerick city and county Alan Jacques RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSCllr Jerome ScanlanCllr John SheahanCllr Liam GalvinCllr Seamus BrowneFine GaellimerickNewcastle West municipal districtSinn Fein Advance sale of graves could lead to cemetery ‘apartheid’ Sarah’s winning recipe to keep cabin fever at bay Deputy Tom is fired up for the challenge Linkedin Living City review to focus on poor response in Georgian Limericklast_img read more

Derry police warn of possible devices in Waterside, Eglinton and Claudy

first_img Watch: The Nine Til Noon Show LIVE Previous articleMotorist jailed for having no insuranceNext articleOver 2,200 Donegal students getting Junior Cert results today News Highland WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Facebook Twitter Twittercenter_img Facebook Pinterest Google+ Newsx Adverts A warning’s been issued about the possibility of devices being left in areas of Derry. Police in the city are urging people to be extremely vigilant on the east bank of the Foyle.The warning specifically mentions Waterside, Eglinton and Claudy. Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Derry police warn of possible devices in Waterside, Eglinton and Claudy Google+ By News Highland – September 14, 2011 last_img read more

SSL supports Allman/Woodford FC

first_imgKINGSTON: In the presence of Minister of Education and Member of Parliament for Central Kingston, Stocks and Securities Limited (SSL) handed over a cheque worth $150,000 to the Allman/Woodford Under-13 and Under-15 football teams. “Sports is a complement to education, it both boost character and confidence. We do not always acknowledge the cohesive work that sports organisations do in promoting goodwill, discipline and providing our young people with an opportunity to express themselves through sports,” remarked Minister Thwaites. Both teams earned positive results in their opening matches. The Under-15 and Under-13 Allman/Woodford teams copped landslide wins against Mountain View FC with scores of 5-0 and 10-0, respectively. Since the beginning of this year’s season, the Allman/Woodford Under-13 team has played five matches, winning four and drawing one, while the Under 15 team has won three of its five matches. Lamar Harris, general manager and company secretary of SSL, noted that through the company’s Foundation, SSL is proud to contribute to sports and education as these areas enhance nation building. “I want to congratulate both teams for their stellar performance this past weekend,” said an excited Harris. “We are heartened to know that SSL is supporting one of the best football clubs in Kingston. “Our commitment to the nation’s youth goes beyond this isolated activity. SSL promotes educating the public on ways to improve lives through gaining financial freedom.” Allman/Woodford Football Club, under the leadership of Errol Howlett, vice president and manager, has become a formidable force and is one of the strongest clubs in Central Kingston. “We really appreciate the support we received from Stocks and Securities Ltd. Their donation will go a long way in helping the team finish this year’s season, especially in terms of equipping the teams with the proper gear, provision of transportation, food and other necessities,” said an appreciative Howlett. Stocks and Securities Ltd.(SSL) is now gearing up to officially launch the SSL Foundation, with Bishop Robert Thompson as chairman and Richard Bertram, SSL consultant.last_img read more