Family-proofing measures for candidates

first_imgTechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! TAGSFine GaelLimerick City and CountyLocal Elections 2019Newspolitics Advertisement Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Email A SERIES of measures designed to encourage political parties to put more female candidates forward for election have been welcomed by Fine Gael candidate for Limerick City North, Olivia O’Sullivan.“At a time when several female councillors in Limerick City and County Council are stepping down, it was a huge decision, especially as a mother with small children, to accept the opportunity to come forward as a candidate for local election,” Ms O’Sullivan told the Limerick Post this week.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “I obviously welcome any measures to ‘family-proof’ the role as outlined and could not be taking this step without the full support of my family. However, even with its challenges, I firmly believe our Council needs better diversity and needs to be more representative of the people it serves.“I also don’t underestimate the value to our young girls, and boys, of seeing more women in public representation and the long-term positives this will bring. We need more female representation; right now there are eight sitting female councillors in Limerick City and County, out of 40 in the council chamber. This has to change,” the mother-of-two said.The measures brought forward by the Government include a new funding scheme, to be introduced in advance of the 2019 local elections, to incentivize political parties to increase the proportion of female candidates. An information campaign will also be launched before the local elections, highlighting the critical role of women in local government. Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Linkedin Printcenter_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Limerick on Covid watch list Twitter Previous articleChamber wants three-city approach to RSESNext articleWATCH: Munster make hard work of Zebre but keep pace with Glasgow Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsPoliticsFamily-proofing measures for candidatesBy Alan Jacques – March 23, 2019 1126 Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow last_img read more

Wenger will not panic buy

first_imgArsene Wenger acknowledges Arsenal must strengthen in the closing days of the transfer window, but is refusing to buckle to pressure to sign players for the sake of it. The Gunners responded from the 3-1 opening day loss to Aston Villa with a 3-0 defeat of Fenerbahce and a 3-1 win at Fulham which earned their first points of the Barclays Premier League season. Arsenal supporters vented their frustration at Wenger following the loss to Villa, pointing at the lack of activity in the transfer market. The goals came from Olivier Giroud, with his third of the season, and Lukas Podolski, who scored twice, but another crucial intervention was a double save from Wojciech Szczesny, who has been the subject of scrutiny in recent seasons. “You have to trust your players,” Wenger said. “The goalkeeper is 23 years old. It’s his third season now in the Premier League. He’s growing now. “The young players you have to trust to give them confidence.” Press Association But the Frenchman, boss since October 1996, will not be rushed as Arsenal bid to secure their Champions League group place on Tuesday night in the return leg with the Turkish side at the Emirates Stadium. “We are a bit short numbers-wise for the whole season, to go for all the competitions,” Wenger said. “We have at the moment injured players, like (Alex Oxlade) Chamberlain, like (Mikel) Arteta. “But we have as well not to panic and to make the right decision. `Under pressure, that’s never easy. But we will do it.” Although recognising he must add to his squad, Wenger also has faith in his existing group of players, which features a young core of British talent. “During the transfer period people are so focused on who is coming in they forget how good our players are,” he said. “If you look at our team (against Fulham) you had (Carl) Jenkinson gets the chance to start, (Theo) Walcott, (Aaron) Ramsey, (Jack) Wilshere, (Kieran) Gibbs. “You (the media) should give us some credit for that sometimes.” last_img