Popular and respected Donegal trainer Michael McGeehin has been added to the backroom team of the Limerick football team by their anager Maurice Horan.
McGeehin will replace Brian Lacey as a coach for the Limerick footballers having previously worked with the county under Mickey Ned O’Sullivan.
McGeehin, who has also trained the St Eunan’s Club in Letterklenny in the past has previously been involved with both Donegal and Fermanagh senior football teams.
Michael McGeehin is the Director of Coaching Ireland and is widely regarded as one of the very best field coaches in Gaelic Games. Michael is a P.E. Graduate from the University of Limerick and had a successful career in the army retiring at the rank of commandant.
Michael is also a master tutor with the Ulster Council G.A.A. He is also a vastly experienced coach having coached a number of Inter County Teams including Mayo, Fermanagh, Roscommon, Laois and Clare. Michael also coached Finn Harps F.C. Read more
A 19 year old man will appear before Limerick District Court this morning, Friday 22nd July 2011, after being charged in relation to an incident involving a viable device (pipe bomb) that occurred on the 15th May this year.
The device was thrown into a house on Greenmount Avenue, Ballinacurra Weston but failed to ignite.
The man was arrested 2 days ago, Wednesday 20th July 2011, and was detained at Roxboro Road Garda Station under section 30 of The Offences Against The State Act.
He is the second man to be charged for this offence.
Former DEll workers in Limerick have been treated poorly days MEP
Irish system incapable of responding flexibly to the fund
The Government’s handling of the EU retraining money for former Dell workers has now proven beyond doubt to be shambolic, MEP forthe South Alan Kelly said today.
A report compiled by MEPs who visited Limerick made a number of findings:
* The government were too late in getting measures started for workers (one and a half years after the redundancies).
* Govt officials admitted to finding it difficult to even “identify” the workers eligible.
* There was poor communication with workers which bred “mistrust and misunderstandings”.
* Workers were confronted with measures they didn’t need or want and felt “left alone”.
* There were concerns over the level of administration being put in workers way.
* The Irish system was incapable of responding flexibly to the fund.
* European Commission needs to follow this up more closely for the workers benefit.
* Workers not involved in the application process Read more
Man died from shotgun wounds
Gardaí have identified the body discovered on the 31st May 2010 as Lee Slattery (aged 24), who had been missing from the Ballynanty area of Limerick since the 27th May 2010.
The body was discovered in the Delmege House area. This is an old estate near Moyross. The post-mortem on the body has been completed, and the results have been supplied to the investigation team. They show that Lee died as a result of gunshot wounds.
Gardaí in Limerick are anxious to trace the final movements of Lee, and as such are appealing to members of the public to contact them with any information they may have. Read more
Grim discovery of body in Limerick
Gardaí from Mayorstone Park investigating a missing persons report sealed off an area of waste ground at Delmedge Demesne yesterday afternoon, Monday 31st May 2010.
The services of the Garda Technical Bureau were requested and on arrival at scene they conducted a preliminary examination. This examination confirmed the presence of a body.
A full examination will take place this morning. Read more
Limerick road death
Gardaí at Newcastle West, Co Limerick are investigating a two vehicle fatal road traffic collision which occurred at Barnagh, Newcastle West (N21) at approximately 8.30am this morning.
The male driver (mid 20’s) of one of the vehicles was fatally injured. The driver of the second vehicle has been injured, his injuries are not believed to be serious. There were no other persons involved.
The N21 remains closed pending a Garda Forensic Technical Examination and diversions are in place. Read more
Limerick shooting - www.irishdigest.com
Gardai at Henry St. are investigating the circumstances of a shooting incident which occurred last evening at St John’s Square, Limerick.
At approximately 9.30pm a man aged in his 20s was seriously injured when he sustained gunshot wounds while sitting in a car. He was taken to Mid Western Regional Hospital where condition is described as critical. Read more
Former Defence Minister Willie O'DEA
Limerick TD Willie O’Dea yesterday said he’s “still trying to figure out” why he had to resign as Defence Minister.
Deputy O’Dea also said he’d “love to” serve as a Cabinet Minister again.
He was speaking on Lunchtime with Eamon Keane on Newstalk 106-108fm.
The banter went as follows:
Eamon Keane: “Will we ever see you back in the Cabinet colours”
Willie O’Dea: “I don’t know Eamon. That’s something to be determined in the future.”
Eamon Keane: “You’d like to wear the green again?”
Willie O’Dea: “Oh I’d love to. Of course I’d love to. Sure it’s a great honour to be at the Cabinet. A lot of people strangely enough stop me in the street, not just here in Limerick which you’d expect, but in Dublin. I happened to be walking up O’Connell Street in Dublin yesterday and a lot of people whom I’d never spoken to before in my life who would recognise me from the newspapers or television stopped me and asked me what exactly-why exactly did I have to resign. I said “I’m still trying to figure it out myself quite frankly, you know” but in due course all will be revealed. Maybe some day we’ll all understand it.”
On the same programme former Green Party Senator Deirdre De Burca said:
“I think it’s really disappointing to hear Willie O’Dea saying that because I think he takes all the good out of, I mean I think most people are aware he didn’t resign voluntarily, but you know I think we are really hungry in this country to see some kind of standards in public office, and to see people actually taking responsibility for their actions.
“So whether they mean to or not, I don’t want to get into the allegations that were made in relation to him. But, you know, that he would stand down, I think, it’s seen as something honourable. I think it sets a good example for the rest of us that when people take a position, like a ministerial position, that they’re willing when the buck stops with them and if they’re caught in breach of something that they actually step down, and I think Trevor Sargent’s resignation by comparison was much more honourable, much more dignified, and I think people will remember him, and I think he’ll be appreciated you know for what he did.”
Garda investigating limerick death
Gardai at Askeaton Co Limerick are investigating all of the circumstances surrounding the suspicious death of a 92 year old male at his home in Ballymakery, Kilcolman, Co. Limerick.
At approximately 11am on 23.10.2009 Garda were called to the above address where the body of one James Mulqueen, aged 92 years, was discovered.
The scene was technically examined and the body removed to the Mid Western Regional Hospital where a Post Mortem examination was carried out by the Dept. State Pathologist.
An incident room has been set up at Rathkeale Garda Station ph 069-63214, and enquiries are ongoing.
Gardai are particularly appealing to anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the vicinity Ballymakery between 10am on Thursday the 22.10.2009, and 10am on Friday 23.10.2009, to contact them.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Gardai at Askeaton on 061-601630, or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.
Mental health is just as important as physical health
Calls on Government to spend the promised 27 million Euro on core mental health services not spent in 2008
Irish charity Grow today announced that it has seen a seven-fold increase in young Irish adults attending its mental health support groups in 2009.
Since the start of this year Grow has increased the number of groups dedicated to young adults from just one to six, with new groups opening in Galway, Tullamore, Limerick, Cork and Waterford and later this month a further two will open in Portarlington and Letterkenny.
Michelle Kerrigan, CEO of Grow in Ireland explained, “We are noticing a very disturbing pattern right across the country from young adults attending the groups who are all experiencing the same social phobias. They are presenting with depression, anxiety, isolation and suicidal thoughts.”
“Having the opportunity to talk for a couple of hours a week to people who have gone through a similar experience is a necessary step on the road to recovery. Unlike relatives and friends, fellow Grow members do not judge one another, they only support and encourage,” she added.
In the budget, Grow is calling on the government to spend the promised €27m to address core deficits in mental health services which was not spent in 2008. Community, primary and mental health services must be funded and enhanced in response to increasing need. Restricting spending on mental health services does not lead to cost savings.
Kerrigan continued, “1 in 4 people in Ireland will suffer with a mental health disorder at some point in their life however people can and do recover from the most serious mental health problems. When mental health problems are addressed early, it is much easier to get on the path to recovery.”
Grow is a national community based organisation working to promote mental health and wellbeing for all. With over 130 groups around the country Grow supports people who may be particularly vulnerable, including those who have been hospitalised, who have attempted suicide, or who have suicidal thoughts. Grow is increasingly working with, young adults who are experiencing psychological or emotional distress.
If you or anyone you know are struggling and finding life difficult now is the time to call Grow in Ireland on 1890 474 474 or log onto www.grow.ie. Our service is free, confidential and held weekly.