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 Jacques NewsPoliticsFamily-proofing measures for candidatesBy Alan Jacques – March 23, 2019 1126 Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow last_img read more

Keen interest shown in Kingdom Bakers

first_imgThere has been significant interest shown in the Kingdom Bakers business, according to RSM Tenon. The independent Kirkcaldy-based bakery firm, which employees 135 staff, went into receivership last Friday (27 January), with its entire workforce facing redundancy. Recievers RSM Tenon said that, as of Monday (30 January), it had received six enquiries from interested parties seeking more information about the business and assets that are for sale.RSM Tenon is now preparing sales packs, which will be circulated later this week, and will look to arrange site visits quickly thereafter.  Commenting, Tom MacLennan, head of recovery with RSM Tenon in Scotland, said: “We are pleased with the interest, but would urge any other interested parties to make contact with us this week.”Kingdom Bakers supplies numerous baked products to UK supermarket chains Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons.Interested parties should call RSM Tenon on 0131 221 8820.>>Kingdom Bakers goes into receivershiplast_img read more

Watch Neil Patrick Harris & James Corden in This Epic Riff-Off

first_img Tony winner and late-night king James Corden did a fabulous job hosting the 2016 Tony Awards—so fabulous, it seems, that fellow Tony winner and four-time Tony host Neil Patrick Harris felt he had to defend his honor months later. Harris, who stars in Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events on Netflix beginning on January 13, stopped by The Late Late Show with James Corden on January 9 to challenge Corden to a Broadway riff-off. Songs from Guys and Dolls, Chicago, Gypsy and Les Miz were just a few of the selections Harris and Corden performed. Of course, the battle ended with Hamilton’s “My Shot.” Who won the riff-off? You’ll just have to watch and see! Neil Patrick Harris & James Corden(Photo: Terence Patrick/CBS) View Commentslast_img read more

PRO-6 boosts firepower with 600 assault rifles

first_imgTheitems will be distributed to the Regional Mobile Force Battalion 6 and toprovincial and city mobile force companies./PN These Galil assault rifles of the Police Regional Office 6 will be distributed to the Regional Mobile Force Battalion 6 and to provincial and city mobile force companies. Galil rifles, manufactured in Israel, are known for their reliability and accuracy even under adverse or battlefield conditions. PRO-6 PHOTO Also turned over to the PRO-6 were 28 tactical VHFlow-band (Harris) radios, 551 enhanced combat helmets, atruck, and two Hi-Ace vans. Galil rifles, manufactured in Israel,are known for their reliability and accuracy even under adverse or battlefieldconditions. According to American Rifleman, aUnited States-based monthly shooting and firearms interest publication,“Although this (Galil) rifle is clearly based on the (Soviet) AK (Kalashnikov rifle) design, itdemonstrated a superior level of accuracy potential compared to several of itscousins.” ILOILO City – Expect betteroperational capability from the Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6) againstcriminals and insurgents. center_img It received 600 new Galil ACE-N22assault rifles from the Philippine National Police (PNP) headquarters. Police General Rene Pamuspusan andstaff received the Galil rifles on Monday, Feb. 24, in Camp Delgado, the PRO-6headquarters. “We are very thankful. The nationalcommand is really supportive in terms of logistics,” said Pamuspusan. They are not too heavy, ergonomic andeasy to maintain.last_img read more