Limerick charity CEO appeals for earthquake support

first_imgAdvertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter NewsLimerick charity CEO appeals for earthquake supportBy John Keogh – May 7, 2015 831 TAGSDavid DaltonlimerickNepal earthquakePlan IrelandRaheen Facebook Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Linkedin Previous article€20 million Limerick social housing projectsNext articleMan critical injured following Limerick assault John Keogh Email Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Raheen native is appealing to people in Limerick and Ireland to support the charity’s relief efforts in Nepal, following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake on April 25 that has killed an estimated 7,500 people.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We have 250 Nepalese staff there, thankfully all 250 of them are ok; we’ve been very lucky. At the moment the main focus is on providing people with shelter. Approximately 350,000 buildings were damaged or destroyed so people are literally in the streets.“We’re also facing into the Monsoon season in about six weeks, so getting people at least covered is a huge priority. The rebuilding operation will take years, so at the moment a lot of our work is on providing tents and shelters,” Mr Dalton told the Limerick Post.He explained that the charity is also working to provide people in the affected areas with adequate water and sanitation, and hot food and cooking facilities.Mr Dalton added that the main focus of the charity’s work is on children, including child protection, and the Nepalese team is assisting in the reunification of families and protecting children from the ongoing problem of child trafficking in Northern India and Nepal.Plan International is also trying to provide children in the affected areas with some normality by opening up schools.“All of the schools in Nepal will be closed until May 15, but in the affected areas the schools have been destroyed. We’re trying to open up educational spaces to get the children back learning, get them back into a routine and spending time with their friends. This is very important as if children miss out on a year of education it can have a detrimental effect,” Mr Dalton said.Anyone wishing to make a donation can go to, or Freephone 1800 829 829. Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival David Dalton, Plan Ireland CEO, pictured in GuineaDavid Dalton, Plan Ireland CEO, pictured in Guinea LIMERICK man David Dalton, who is CEO of international charity Plan Ireland, says that rebuilding the 350,000 buildings destroyed in the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake “will take years”. WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

Two Cases of COVID-19 Reported in Town of Palm Beach

first_imgFlorida currently has 390 cases of COVID-19, with about half of those in South Florida. Palm Beach County currently has 29 confirmed cases. Two cases of coronavirus were confirmed Thursday afternoon in the Town of Palm Beach.According to Town Manager Kirk Blouin, one of the residents was taken by paramedics and tested positive, while the other person is the daughter of a town resident who public safety personnel encountered on a call. It is unclear whether she is a resident of the island.COVID-19 Notice for 3/19/20: Beginning today, Town Manager, Kirk Blouin, will provide a daily update on the COVID-19 outbreak from 3:00 – 4:00PM, via live audio stream from the Town’s website. After his update, questions will be answered.— Town of Palm Beach (@townpalmbeach) March 19, 2020last_img

Irish soccer team arrives home

first_imgThe Ireland squad made a triumphant return home last evening. Martin O’Neill and his players were given a heroes’ welcome after they landing at Dublin AirportFollowing a string of positive performances in France, the Ireland manager has confirmed that he’s looking forward to taking-up the FAI’s offer of a two-year contract extension that will see him take charge for their World Cup qualifying campaign, which begins against Serbia on September 5th.last_img

Black Stars suffered Kumasi rejection but enjoyed Togo acceptance

first_imgGFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi has told the Justice Dzamefe Commission how the Black Stars have suffered the humiliating feeling of rejection in front of their own fans in Kumasi while playing an African Nations Cup qualifying game against Uganda.Ghana drew 1-1 against a less fancied Ugandan side.But the game drew boos and jeers from Ghanaian fans in the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi, thought to be the stronghold of national support for the Black Stars.The stadium was near empty just two hours before the game and was never full during the entire game. Kumasi football fanatics cast an intimidating shadow over the jittery players until the Black Star players walked off the pitch crestfallen after the game.“I must tell you that the players really felt it. They really, really felt it”, Nyantakyi said Wednesday.True to the biblical saying that a prophet has no honour in his hometown, the Black Stars enjoyed a different reception in neighbouring Togo where they had camped to play their next qualifying game against the Togolese Hawks. GFA president said the players were overwhelmed by the affection shown by the opposing fans.Much to the surprise of the players “they [Togolese fans] were running after the players and hailing them”, he said despite the Togolese losing the game.The GFA President believes that the hooting and rejection in Kumasi “was overdone”. A member of the Commission Moses Foah-Amoaning disagreed.He believed the players needed to feel the full expression of Ghana’s disappointment following a disastrous World Cup campaign in Brazil last June.The abysmal performance and circumstances surrounding it informed the setting up of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry.last_img read more