Two Limerick councillors and former TD in hunt for Seanad seat

first_imgPredictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival NewsTwo Limerick councillors and former TD in hunt for Seanad seatBy Staff Reporter – March 11, 2016 752 Previous articleGardai investigating circumstances of fatal Limerick road traffic crashNext articleLimerick politician calls for Ministerial intervention over Dublin airport advertising blitz Staff Reporter Email WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashcenter_img Facebook TAGSJohn SheahanKieran O’DonnelllimerickMaria ByrneSeanad WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Cllr Maria ByrneLIMERICK Fine Gael councillors Maria Byrne and John Sheahan are seeking election for Seanad seats it has emerged this week.Ms Byrne has been nominated for the Agricultural Panel by the Irish Greyhound Owners and Breeders Federation, it is understood.Following the closure of nominations next week, the campaign will take nominees around the country to seek support.Familiar with running a Seanad seat campaign, Cllr Byrne narrowly missed out on a 2007 seat when she lost by a single vote.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In 2011, the Fine gael cllr did not seek the nomination as she was the sitting Mayor for Limerick.A notice posted on the gates of Leinster House as the 32nd Dail sat for its first session revealed that Cllr John Sheahan was seeking also Seanad seat.In 2011, the Newcastle West councillor contested both the General Election for the newly-formed North Kerry Limerick West constituency, where he polled more than 6,200 first preferences, as well as the Seanad election.Voting is by postal ballot and the count will take place at the end of April.Former Fine Gael TD, Kieran O’Donnell who was defeated in the most recent General Election was this week put forward by the Limerick branch for consideration at a national committee meeting after all nominations are [email protected] Print Twitter Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Advertisementlast_img read more

On Ma Bell and the cell

first_img I remember that she sang a lot and listened to the radio and just sat around talking, like folks used to do. Then, we got a telephone.Of course, Mama’s hero, Alexander Graham Bell, had invented the talking machine a long time before. We just didn’t get one until I was old enough to remember. Our telephone number was 180-J, pronounced “one-eight-oh-jay.” To make a call, you had to go through a real live “number please” operator and the nosey neighbors on your party line.The telephone was Mama’s link to the outside world. No longer was she tied to the kitchen sink. She was strung out on the phone. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Published 12:02 am Saturday, August 21, 2010 Daddy called Mama, “Ma Bell.” And for good reason.Mama was a talented talker.What she did before the telephone must be left to speculation. Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skip On Ma Bell and the cell Sponsored Content Print Article “It wasn’t for me,” Daddy would say.“You don’t know,” Mama would reply. But Daddy did know.Mama would wait a few minutes before she headed to the telephone wondering if some calamity had befallen a family member or friend. Daddy said if Mama didn’t have anything to worry about, she would go across the road and borrow something.So, a missed telephone call was ample opportunity for Mama to canvas the community to see who had called with bad news.Her disappointment was obvious if she was unlucky enough to get the “missed call” on the first few tries. When she did, I could see Daddy smiling behind his newspaper.Daddy liked to please Mama, so when he did have a reason to talk on the telephone, he would turn it over to Ma Bell.“How about calling ‘so-and-so’ and telling him ‘whatever,’” Daddy would say and Mama would be glad for yet another reason to talk on the phone.If Daddy were forced on the phone, he would always end the conversation with “much obliged” indicating that the caller had facts or figures he needed to know. It definitely was not a casual call.Daddy really got a kick out of Mama being forced off the phone. For some unknown or unexplained reason, the telephone company decided that three minutes was enough time for anybody to tie up the telephone. So, after three minutes the phone cut off. If you had more to say, you had to call back for another three minutes of talking time.Mama considered that a slap in mouth of all womankind. She joined the pocketbook brigade, and they marched on the telephone office and that was the end of the three-minute phone calls.That makes me wonder what Mama would think about today’s telephones that offer constant worldwide communication via “the cell.” At first thought, it would seem that she would have liked it. Then, on second thought, she would have had no part of it.As much as Mama enjoyed talking on the telephone, there was a limit to what she would tolerate. She would get as mad as an ol’ wet hen if the telephone rang while her “stories” were on. From 11 o’clock until 1, Mama was watching the soaps, and she would not be disturbed.Then, if the weather was “pretty,” she was off to the golf course, and she would not have taken kindly to anyone calling her from tee to green. And, she enjoyed face-to-face conversations too much to be bothered while “visiting” around town.And, I’m sure Daddy would have a word to say about cell phones – a four-letter word.Jaine Treadwell is features editor of The Messenger. She can be reached via email at [email protected] Book Nook to reopen Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like The Gulf of Mexico: Danger lurks beneath the surface A new study brings to the surface some disturbing evidence about the scope and lasting impact of the BP spill… read more Daddy always said if you called our house and the telephone rang, Mama wasn’t at home.Now, Daddy did not talk on the telephone. “That’s for women to gab on,” he would laugh and say.And, he had very little chance. One ring and Mama could leap all the way across the room and catch the phone on the fly. If Mama happened to be occupied and the telephone rang, Daddy would just let it ring off the hook.“William, why didn’t you answer the phone?” Mama would ask. By The Penny Hoarderlast_img read more