#newmusic NEW BLUE SIOUX – ‘Eat This’

Facebook Advertisement New Blue SiouxLIMERICK’S  New Blue Sioux are Mike Ryan (former Tuesday Blue frontman) and Geri Doyle Ryan. Together for over 15 years, ‘New Blue Sioux’ have lived and played/toured in USA/New York, UK and Ireland, including the Electric Picnic Festival, Oxygen Festival, with a long running residency in Cleere’s Theatre, Kilkenny. The track here is ‘Eat This’, the latest offering from New Blue Sioux. ‘Eat This’ has engaging evocative lyrical imagery played over a languid electronic beat. “I was born in a minor key, I can still remember the first words my mother said to me”. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A wonderful songwriting talent, New Blue Sioux play  Cobblestone Joe’s this Wednesday June 18.Audio Playerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie/site/wp-content/uploads/Eat-This-MP3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Linkedin Twitter Print Previous articleLimerick Businesses Contributed over €280,000 to Local Charities and Community Groups in 2013Next articleLimerick students embrace step up to second level Eric Fitzgeraldhttp://www.limerickpost.ieEric writes for the Entertainment Pages of Limerick Post Newspaper and edits the music blog www.musiclimerick.com where you can watch and listen to music happening in the city and beyond. News#newmusic NEW BLUE SIOUX – ‘Eat This’By Eric Fitzgerald – June 18, 2014 638 WhatsApp Email 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

Watching my uncle die – and his mood swings – confirmed my opposition to euthanasia

first_imgStuff co.nz 5 December 2017Family First Comment: An excellent commentary.. “It’s the unintended consequences of allowing euthanasia that particularly perturb me, whereby shifting societal values would make seniors and the disabled increasingly feel like a financial and emotional burden, and obliged to seek termination.”OPINION: At a time when Canterbury – and the wider nation – is rightly distressed about our shameful, unshakeable suicide epidemic and the clamour for effective mental health services, the notion of sanctioning assisted suicide seems crudely incongruous.As the Medical Association (NZMA) points out, legalising euthanasia would saddle New Zealand with the grey area of “rational” suicides and “irrational” ones. The Care Alliance soberly warn that it would lead young people to think suicide was an acceptable response to suffering.Act MP David Seymour is optimistic his End of Life Choices Bill will be read for the first time in Parliament this month. Like most Kiwis, I wrestle with the issue, its nuances and complexities, that no up or down referendum, nor casual opinion poll can befittingly do justice to.It’s a profoundly vexing issue, but in all good conscience, the notion of legalisation leaves me cold.Last year, Sir Geoffrey Palmer laudably crafted a proposed law-change with an extensive set of criteria to strictly govern assisted suicide for a person with “a grievous and incurable medical condition that caused intolerable suffering.”The person would have to be at least 18 and capable of making decisions, their condition would have to be certified by two medical practitioners, a willing doctor would have to be available and the Family Court would certify whether the criteria had been met.It’s hard to see how some of these hurdles could be surmounted, given the steadfast opposition of the NZMA to euthanasia. Would we have to form a Guild of Certified Death Doctors?The NZMA chair, Dr. Stephen Child self-effacingly observes, “Doctors were not always right in forming a patient’s prognosis. 10-15 per cent of prognoses are deemed incorrect, during autopsies.”READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/99496797/watching-my-uncle-die–and-his-mood-swings–confirmed-my-opposition-to-euthanasialast_img read more

Ankle op for Wright-Phillips

first_imgQPR winger Shaun Wright-Phillips has undergone an operation on an injured ankle. He wrote on Twitter: “Had my ankle surgery this morning all went well. Thanx 4 your kind wishes truly appreciate it all.” The former England international confirmed the surgery in a short Twitter posting, showing a picture of his bandaged right ankle. Wright-Phillips said the operation was a success. The 31-year-old was not in QPR’s matchday squad for their defeat at Fulham on Monday night, which left Harry Redknapp’s team seven points from safety with seven rounds of matches remaining and an inferior goal difference to all teams but Aston Villa. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more