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 Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie 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 www.plan.ie, 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

“Very angry”: Cancer campaigner Vicky Phelan implores health minister to reconsider…

first_imgLimerickNews“Very angry”: Cancer campaigner Vicky Phelan implores health minister to reconsider launch date of CervicalCheck TribunalBy David Raleigh – October 22, 2020 214 Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Posting a series of messages on Twitter, Ms Phelan said she was “very angry” at how the proposed tribunal of inquiry was being handled before it had even started.Yesterday Minister Stephen Donnelly brought a memo to Cabinet proposing to open the tribunal next Tuesday, which is to investigate negligence in the State’s cancer screening programme.However, Ms Phelan, a member of the 221plus campaign group, which formed following the cancer smear test scandal, claimed the women affected by the scandal and their families “who this Tribunal is aimed at, were not afforded an opportunity to respond to the Minister’s decision to formally establish the Tribunal BEFORE it was announced”.“As we have become used to, those most affected are often the last to know,” Ms Phelan tweeted.“We met the Minister and officials from (Department of Health) on a Zoom meeting just 6 weeks ago. We set out several aspects of the proposed Tribunal that were causing us, and our members, serious concern, the Minister’s response yesterday is a flat rejection of ALL of our concerns,” she said.“We asked for a non-adversarial route to be found for the Tribunal, one NOT obliging women to fight the labs given recent rulings. The (High Court) in the (Patricia) Carrick case reaffirmed the view taken by the (Supreme Court) in (Ruth) Morrissey, that it was NOT necessary for women to sue the labs…”“Women could instead rely on the non-delegable duty owed to them by the HSE, who were found primarily responsible for the cervical screening programme in the Morrissey case. The HSE could then rely on their contractual and legal indemnities against the lab.”“BUT The Minister rejected these arguments and set out in his letter how the laboratories MUST be involved in proceedings if taken before the Tribunal. This will NOT be acceptable to many of our members,” Ms Phelan said.The Limerick mother who was given a terminal diagnosis after she was given a false negative smear test result, added: “We asked that applicants to the Tribunal who receive an award be allowed to return to the Tribunal should they suffer a recurrence of their cancer, in the same way that the State allowed applicants before the Hep-C Tribunal to return where their health deteriorates.”“Such a right to return to the Tribunal would be an advantage over the High Court procedures where, of course, no such right exists. The Minister’s letter did not even address this hugely important issue,” she said.“Another issue that the Minister did not address is that of the Statute of Limitations. We explained to the Minister that some of our members have received legal advice that they may now be statute-barred because they relied on the Government’s promise of a ‘non-adversarial’ Tribunal and did not issue (High Court) proceedings.““These members may now, through no fault of their own, be statute-barred because of delays by Government of more than two years in establishing this Tribunal. The Minister did not address this issue,” she added.“We had been given to believe that it was the needs of the women and families affected by the CervicalCheck debacle and NOT those of the @HSELive and the labs that were to come first in the Government’s response to the terrible wrongs visited upon our members.”Ms Phelan further argued that “on the basis of all of the above, we would ask the Minister to reconsider any move to launch the CervicalCheck Tribunal next week”.“Instead, we would plead with him to redouble efforts to sit down again with members of the @221plus, to identify an alternative solution of redress which is what our members have asked for, and what they deserve.” Facebook Previous articleShop LOCAL | Shop LIMERICKNext articleWhat Do Level 5 Restrictions Mean For Football? David Raleigh Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live LIMERICK CervicalCheck campaigner Vicky Phelan has accused the Minister for Health of ignoring her and her fellow cancer campaigners concerns over the proposed CervicalCheck Tribunal, which is due to start October 27th. “Otherwise, we will be recommending that @221plus members NOT participate in this Tribunal should it go ahead in its current format next week.“ Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Vicky PhelanPhoto: Oisin McHugh True Media Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Email Advertisementlast_img read more

Woods: De Gea can be world’s best

first_img De Gea has endured a considerable amount of criticism with regard to his performances for United since he joined them from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2011, but he has made impressive progress as time has gone on and been earning plenty of praise for his form of late. United boss David Moyes described a save the 22-year-old Spaniard made in Saturday’s 3-2 Barclays Premier League win over Stoke as “extraordinary”. Press Association And speaking to United Review, Red Devils goalkeeping coach Woods said of De Gea: “David has got everything that you need to be the best and he has just got to keep doing what he is doing at the moment. “It is about achieving a level of consistency, which he is now doing but I don’t want to tempt fate. “He has everything needed to be up there with the best.” Former England goalkeeper Woods began working with De Gea over the summer, having – like Moyes – switched from his job at Everton to the same position at United. The 53-year-old ex-Norwich, Rangers and Sheffield Wednesday player, who made 43 appearances for the Three Lions, is enjoying life with the Red Devils and has praised the attitude of the group of goalkeepers he oversees, which also includes Denmark’s Anders Lindegaard and Ben Amos, capped three times by England Under-21s. “They have been absolutely first-class,” Woods said. “From my point of view, they have taken the training on board, worked hard and I don’t think they have moaned! “They have worked really hard and we are forming that coach-player relationship that you need. “It’s a little bit different to working with outfield players because you are such a closely-knit group all of the time, so you need to trust in each other. “It is the hardest position because there is only one spot, but they are a good group because they motivate each other to get the best out of everyone. “I know that I am new and seeing that side of it but from my experiences, I know that all goalkeepers stand by each other. “It’s the goalkeepers’ union. I’ve found the competition between the keepers has kept the standards very high, which is what I’m looking for.” After making his first appearance of the season in the 4-0 Capital One Cup fourth-round victory over Norwich on Tuesday, Lindegaard is set to make way for De Gea to return in Saturday’s away league clash with Fulham. David De Gea has all the necessary attributes to become the world’s best goalkeeper, according to his coach at Manchester United Chris Woods.last_img read more

Massive night for Ireland in Euro 2016

first_imgAnd there’s an earlier start between Georgia and Gibraltar, which will get underway at 5pm.In today’s other European qualifiers…Northern Ireland can book qualification for next year’s championships with a win over Greece in Belfast.Also in Group F, Hungary host the Faroe Islands and Finland travel to Romania.And in Group I, there’s likely to be tension on and off the field between Albania and Serbia, while Portugal host Denmark.All of those matches will kick-off at 19:45. The Irish management have yet to announce their starting side, but Wes Hoolahan has been cleared to start after his recent heel injury while Cyrus Christie looks set to deputise for the injured Seamus Coleman.Germany come to the Aviva Stadium with a side that is packed with superstars as they look to maintain their lead at the top of Group D.Kick-off in Dublin is at 7:45, which is also the same start time at Hampden Park in Glasgow where Scotland need a result against Poland to keep their qualification hopes on-track.last_img read more