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

RR wins $1M US Navy research deal for debris detection tech

first_img“The research funding granted by the US Navy will allow us to further enhance and build upon our pioneering technologies that will enhance safety, efficiency and deliver a cultural change for our customers,” Paul Craig, President of Defence Services, said. Equipment & technology Naida Hakirevic View post tag: Royal Navy FOD is estimated to cost the global aviation industry billions of dollars per year in damage and disruption. The vast majority of ingested debris currently goes undetected – only when very large items are ingested do operators have any indication that something has made its way into the engine. Rolls-Royce will continue to work with a long-standing industrial partner, Roke, to deliver the contract. View post tag: Debris January 27, 2021, by Share this article US Navy grants RR $1M research deal for debris detection techcenter_img “Inlet debris monitoring technology is a critical element of the FOD mitigation portfolio, supporting the U.S. Navy’s initiative to save hundreds of millions in FOD repair costs,” Jonathan Sides, FOD Chief Engineer at NAVAIR, commented. Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy grants RR $1M research deal for debris detection tech Last week, Rolls-Royce was awarded $1 million in research funding from the US Government for digital foreign object debris (FOD) detection technology. As informed, the year-long research contract from the US Navy will help to further develop and validate Rolls-Royce’s FanSense debris monitoring system, which is currently supporting the Pegasus engine. According to the company, the innovative technology applied as part of this service offering will allow customers across civil and defence industries to detect much smaller debris entering the engine, enabling them to build a clearer picture of FOD damage and engine wear over time and will help to identify airfields that need to improve their FOD prevention practices. View post tag: Rolls-Royce FanSense works by analyzing the shaft speed signal of an engine and is able to detect any disruptions that arise as a result of a small object, such as stones or screws, striking an engine fan blade. last_img read more

EXCLUSIVE: Jeremy Corbyn, Jackie Weaver and more to speak at the Oxford Union

first_imgJeremy Corbyn, Jackie Weaver, and Jed Mercurio will be amongst the line-up of this term’s speakers at The Oxford Union, alongside other speakers including designer Diane Von Furstenberg, former Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable, and Alayo Akinkugbe, founder of @ABlackHistoryOfArt. Events will take place online until the 17th May when the Union hopes to organise some socially distanced in-person speaker events.Corbyn is the former leader of the Labour party and was temporarily suspended after stating that he believed the issue of antisemitism in the party had been “dramatically overstated,” although he has since been reinstated to a role as an independent MP. Jackie Weaver made headlines after her appearance in the viral Handforth Parish Council Zoom meeting, during which she kicked off one of the councillors and was told to “read the standing orders.” Further speakers in the line-up include Professor Julian Stallabras, art historian and curator, British athlete Dwain Chambers, and Soma Sara, who founded Everyone’s Invited, an online movement seeking to eradicate rape culture. Speakers that are still to be confirmed include Mamma Mia! star Lily James, supermodel, actress and filmmaker Lily Cole, Michael Eavis, dairy farmer and creator of the Glastonbury Festival, and footballer Virgil van Dijk. The Union will also be hosting a range of panel events, including ‘This House Would Abolish the Monarchy,’ which will feature, amongst others, British Military Commander Lieutenant General Arundell David Leakey alongside curator Anne Pasternack. Other panels include ‘This House Believes Veganism is the Only Ethical Choice,’ ‘This House Believes We Must Urgently Rewrite History,’ and ‘This House Believes the European Project is Doomed to Fail.’ Adam Roble, President of the Oxford Union, told Cherwell: “It has been an absolute honour to work on this term-card, and I hope members will find that there is something for everyone in it. Being the first black President of the 21st century coupled with being an access member of the Union, accessibility and the ensuring of a welcoming yet relevant space for absolutely all of its members is at the core of what has driven the nature of this termcard. This is something that will always be one of my highest priorities. “When I ran I made several pledges to the members, from holding a review into the Union’s diversity to hosting a varied range of socials. Ultimately actions speak volume and I hope this termcard demonstrates a Union that hosts the conversations that matter, and yet ignites independent thought across the membership.”“After a busy term of eight debates, several speakers events a week and a hugely exciting calendar of more social events than ever before, I hope that we will all be able to look back in 8th week on this term with pride. I hope that we will all see a Union getting closer to what it ought to be. A place for debate, inclusion, and crucially joy. A huge thank you to the committee for building this termcard. I wouldn’t have been able to do it without you all.”Image Credit: Jeremy Corbyn / CC BY 2.0last_img read more