Limerick TD worried over decrease in Community Gardaí

first_imgTwitter Unstoppable Sean shows that all things are possible Advertisement Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites WhatsApp Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSCommunityCommunity GardaígovermentMaurice Quinlivan Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Quinlivan urges support for Motion on Student Rents center_img Previous articleIrish Cement plant in Limerick back on environmental agency’s watch-listNext articleSemi finals of Dell VEX Robotics takes place in Limerick today Staff Reporter Sinn Fein TD warns of impending “tsunami of addiction” when lockdown ends, as gardai seize €50,000 in drugs and cash in Limerick city estate Email Linkedin Limerick Sinn Féin TD Maurice QuinlivanSinn Féin’s Limerick TD Maurice Quinlivan has expressed his deep concern at the 48% decrease in Community Gardaí in recent years.The Limerick City TD said: “The number of Community Gardaí in the force has fallen from 73 in 2010 to only 38 in 2017. This is shameful and shows that this Government and its predecessor have had and continue to have absolutely no interest in investing in Community Policing. It is clearly leading to a poor Garda response and leaving residents feeling deserted and let down.“The last number of weeks, since Christmas have seen a huge spike in anti-social behaviour in parts of the City In parts of Thomondgate we see, every night, gangs of 50-60 young people with often more than 100 congregating playing loud music, drinking and taking drugs. They are causing huge stress, fear and annoyance to local residents many of whom are elderly.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The decline in Community Gardaí is especially stark in some divisions across the state with Limerick particularly affected seeing a drop from 73 to 38.“These figures follow from recent figures which showed other reductions, that in 2007, there were 330 Gardaí in the Henry Street District, today there are only 307. Similarly the Roxboro Road Garda District has dropped from 134 to 128 despite the Fitzgerald report in 2007 saying Limerick will need “a minimum of 100 additional Gardaí.’“I know from working with designated Community Gardaí that the difference a good community Garda can make to an area and to individuals and families is huge. Community Gardaí can build up relationships and trust with people at risk of offending, particularly young people, and direct them in a more positive direction, such as through the Garda Youth Diversion Projects.“They also improve public confidence in policing locally.. I have seen myself the difference that Community Gardaí can make in various local community and voluntary groups there are involved in Limerick.“Failing to make these kinds of investments could undo the good work that was built up, particularly in disadvantaged communities, over many years.“It is increasingly clear that successive Governments have zero interest in Community Policing and is unwilling to invest in it. The fact that the number of Community Gardaí has fallen off a cliff, and indeed is still falling, is proof of that. It is scandalous. The Minister needs urgently to start addressing these decreases, people deserve better policing and to feel safe in their own homes.” He concluded.More about politics here. Print NewsPoliticsLimerick TD worried over decrease in Community GardaíBy Staff Reporter – February 1, 2018 1515 Patrickswell women get to the heart of the matterlast_img read more

Robert “Rob” D. Meyer – Brookville

first_imgRobert D. Meyer, of Brookville, was born on August 1, 1950 in Fort Collins, Colorado, a son to John and Rachel Fritzler Meyer.  After completing his education, Rob moved to San Francisco where he met his life partner Thomas D. Bredwell.  Rob and Thomas owned floral and gift shops in both San Francisco and Cincinnati.  Continuing the entrepreneurial spirit, they later moved to Brookville and opened Rileybrook Hall.  Rob was a talented chef, and Thomas was quite the entertainer and together they created many memorable dining experiences for their patrons over the years.  Rileybrook also served as a venue for beautiful weddings and private gatherings for their closest friends.  Many will remember Rob’s quiet, thoughtful nature and his wonderful smile.  On Monday, October 29, 2018, at the age of 68, he passed away at his residence.Those surviving who will cherish Rob’s memory include his sister, Delores Daubert of Silver Spring, MD; his brother and sister-in-law, John and Lynn Meyer of Fort Collins, CO; five nieces and two nephews; Darlene and Bob Koontz and children; Cindy Padgitt, and many friends. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his partner of 47 years, Thomas Bredwell.To celebrate Rob’s life, friends are invited to gather with the family on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville, from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.  Rev. James Orr will close the evening with remembrances and prayer.  Private burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.Donations in Rob’s memory can be made to the Franklin County Fine Arts Council or to Franklin County EMS.  To sign the online guestbook please visit  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Rob Meyer.last_img read more

Tennis News Milos Raonic, Belinda Bencic enter semifinal of Indian Wells tennis event

first_img Indian Wells: Milos Raonic made sure Miomir Kecmanovic’s good luck finally ran out at the BNP Paribas Open. Raonic beat the 19-year-old Serb 6-4 6-3 on Thursday to reach the semifinals and improve to 19-4 at Indian Wells since 2014. Raonic fired 13 aces against no double faults in putting away Kecmanovic in 72 minutes on a sunny, windy and cool day in the Southern California desert. Kecmanovic was the first lucky loser to reach the quarterfinals at the tournament since it became a Masters 1000 event in 1990. Ranked 130th in the world, the Serb lost in qualifying, but his fortune soon turned. Three seeded players withdrew before the tournament began, clearing the way for Kecmanovic to become a lucky loser and receive a first-round bye. The teenager certainly made the most of it. Kecmanovic got by three players, including 30th-seeded Laslo Djere, in straight sets to set up his second meeting with Raonic. That’s where Kecmanovic’s luck ended. Raonic won 88 percent of his first-serve points and saved all three break chances against him. In January, Raonic beat Kecmanovic in straight sets on his way to the title at Brisbane in January. The string of upsets continued on the women’s side.Belinda Bencic beat fifth-seeded Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 to reach the semis, ensuring her return to the top 20 in the rankings. “I wouldn’t believe I win today again,” Bencic said. “I’m not going to the court with any expectation. I’m just trying to play. This is the mentality I have, and this is the mentality I’m going to keep having.” Bencic was pushed to three sets for the first time in four matches at the tournament. She was coming off a straight-set upset of defending champion and top-ranked Naomi Osaka in the fourth round. Pliskova raced to 4-1 lead before wrapping up the second set. In the third, she overcame a break point to hold at 2-all but only won one more game the rest of the way.”Physically, it was tough somehow, and the wind didn’t help much,” Pliskova said. “So my serve was bad, my shots were bad.” Bencic next plays the winner of Thursday’s match between No. 8 Angelique Kerber and Venus Williams. Bencic improved to 18-3 this year. She won her third career title at Dubai last month and her first since 2015. The 22-year-old Swiss player missed five months in 2017 after wrist surgery. “When you’re confident, you can really just trust your instincts and you don’t have to think about it at all,” Bencic said. “I’m definitely playing how I feel it, and it’s going well so I’m not planning on changing that.” highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.center_img Belinda Bencic had defeated defending champion Naomi Osaka in the previous round.Miomir Becmanovic was the first lucky loser to reach the quarterfinals in Indian Wells since it became a Masters 1000 event.Bencic won her third career title in Dubai and it was her first since 2015.last_img read more

Hasaacas finally brought to ground

first_imgHasaacas’ nine-game unbeaten run was ended on Wednesday when they tasted their first league defeat in the Division One League.The Zone 2B leaders were beaten 1-0 by Elmina Sharks in Cape Coast.Despite the loss, Hasaacas remain six points clear at the top of the table.In Zone 1A, Yassin FC moved four points clear at the top after defeating Toende United 3-0.Great Olympics slipped back to the foot of the table in Zone 3A following their 2-1 loss at home to Istanbul.Full results after match-day 10 Zone 1AYassin 3-0 Toende UnitedUtrecht 0-0 GalazyGuan United 2-1 BazookaZone 1B Unity FC 1-0 BofoakwaUniversal 1-0 B.A. StarsBerlin 2-0 B.A. UnitedBechem United 3-0 SampaZone 2A KFC Samosa 4-1 Mine StarsDunkwa United 2-0 Gold StarsDeportivo 2-0 Starke FCTarkwa United 1-0 Rainbow StarsZone 2B Elmina Sharks 1-0 HasaacasWindy Professionals 1-0 Eleven WiseMetro Stars 1-0 Ajax FCBrighton stars 2 -0 Wassaman UnitedZone 3A Olympics 1-2 IstanbulRehoboth 0-0 Inter AlliesSporting Mirren 2-0 PrestigeZone 3BKing Solomon 1-2 Danbort Okwawu 2-0 Mighty JetsZaytuna FC 1-0 Red BullUnity Stars 1-1 Pure Joylast_img read more