Limerick Council calls for maternity hospital move to Dooradoyle

first_imgTwitter TAGSDepartment of HealthHealth Minister Leo VaradkarlimerickRegional Maternity Hospital Limerickuniversity hospital limerick Advertisement WhatsApp Linkedin NewsLocal NewsLimerick Council calls for maternity hospital move to DooradoyleBy Alan Jacques – October 9, 2014 827 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print Email Previous articleSpecial needs pupils victimised by budget cutsNext articleCouncillors in the dark over Limerick landfill proposal Alan Jacques center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Health Minister Leo Varadkar is to be called upon to relocate the Regional Maternity Hospital from its current site on the Ennis Road to the University Hospital Limerick (UHL) campus in Dooradoyle.This follows the unanimous support for a notice of motion submitted by Limerick City East Labour Party councillor Elena Secas at last week’s meeting of Limerick City and County Council.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up When a similar motion was proposed last March, the Department of Health said there was limited funding available for such capital projects up to 2018  and that significant investment has been made at the maternity hospital over the previous year.However Cllr Secas insists that the quality of health care and the access to it in the maternity hospital is a huge issue and its relocation to the main hospital campus is a matter of urgency.“The building is over 50 years old; its facilities and working environment are relatively poor and, despite being the fifth busiest of the 19 maternity units in the country, it has no intensive care or high dependency units,” she stated.“Because it has no blood bank, mothers in critical condition have to be transferred to UHL for treatment and/or investigations, which poses a huge concern for patient safety and separates mothers from their newborn babies in many cases for several days,” she added.Fianna Fail councillor James Collins added his support to Cllr Secas’s proposal and hoped that it would be a case of “new motion, different answer”.He also called for an emergency plan to be implemented at UHL to deal with the current crisis at the hospital’s emergency department and pointed out that “real investment” would have to happen if the maternity hospital was to be moved to Dooradoyle.Fine Gael councillor Maria Byrne said it was “more appropriate” to have the maternity hospital based at the Dooradoyle campus.Sinn Fein councillor for Adare-Rathkeale, Ciara McMahon, expressed concern over the fact that ten people were currently waiting for emergency bypasses at UHL.“I know of one person who has a 100 per cent blockage and they cannot get a bypass.“There are too many pushing pens and not enough pushing trolleys. I know from my experience abroad that you would be treated much faster in Kenya,” she claimed.Fine Gael councillor Liam Galvin described the current situation at UHL as a “disaster” while Anti-Austerity Alliance councillor slammed the Government for its “botched” centralisation of A&E services in the region. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Facebooklast_img read more

Thanking teachers

first_imgDear Editor:A recent Facebook page asked: “Who was your favorite teacher?” As one can imagine, this question generated numerous responses. Current students – as well as those who have graduated and moved forward with their lives – eagerly replied. Yet, how many of our “favorite teachers” actually read those responses – those kind words of admiration, praise and appreciation?Time waits for no one! Many of our “favorite teachers” have retired and left. Sadly, some are no longer with us, and have since moved on to that great celestial classroom in the sky. Looking back, we have been taught by some of the best – the greatest – teachers within the public and parochial school systems, regrettably, when we were students, instead of giving our teachers thanks, we gave them “agita.”It would have been a wonderful gesture on our part had we – back then – thanked our “favorite teachers” for a job well done. If you have a “favorite teacher,” a teacher that has inspired and motivated you to be the very best that you can be, and then don’t wait for a question on Facebook to acknowledge them. Do so immediately! Because like us you may lose the opportunity to do so. And, as we have learned all too well, that will haunt you, and, ultimately, it will hurt. Very respectfully yours,Albert J. Cupo & John Di Geniolast_img read more

Moon Hooch Releases New Music Video For “Acid Mountain” Ahead Of EP Release

first_imgMoon Hooch recently announced the release of a new EP, Light It Up, due April 6th. Today, the innovative horn-and-drum trio have released a music video for the album’s first single, “Acid Mountain”. Moon Hooch is in the midst of a nine-date West Coast tour that extends through the remainder of the month with The Accidentals and Turkuaz on select dates. The tour includes stops at Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles, Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, Wonder Ballroom in Portland and a two-night tour closer at Nectar Lounge in Seattle.The band will head to Europe in April for an extensive run that includes performances in France, Norway, and the UK before heading back to North America for the summer festival season, highlighted by an appearance at the Montreal International Jazz Festival in July. With over 40 dates ahead of them, Moon Hooch will have the perfect setting to present their new music in its freshest form.Recorded at the bucolic and tranquil Gnomehaus just outside of Burlington, VT, during a rare extended break from their perpetual touring schedule, Moon Hooch’s Light It Up presents three songs that the band has been perfecting in their live show over an extended period of time. Known for their raucous dance party-inducing performances, it’s only fitting that Moon Hooch capture that same raw primal energy in the studio. Co-produced by Tonio Sagan (Carl Sagan’s grandson), Light It Up delivers an intense 10-minutes of music. The EP’s first single and video “Acid Mountain” is out today, with a supporting music video, which you can watch below:[Video: Moon Hooch]MOON HOOCH // Tour DatesMarch 23 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom ^March 24 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall ^March 25 – Reno, NV – The Saint ^March 27 – Eugene, OR – HiFi Music Hall ^^March 29 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom ^March 30 – Seattle, WA – Nectar Lounge ^March 31 – Seattle, WA – Nectar Lounge ^April 3 – Lille, FR – L’AeronefApril 4 – Nantes, FR – StereoluxApril 5 – Rouen, FR – Le 106April 6 – Cenon, FR – Le Rocher de PalmerApril 7 – Puteaux – Paris, FR – Festival Chorus des Hauts de SeineApril 8 – Rambouillet, FR – L’Usine a ChapeauxApril 12 – Saint-Jean-De-Vedas, FR – Victoire 2April 13 – Marseille, FR – Le MolotovApril 14 – Cully, CH – Cully Jazz FestivalApril 15 – Annecy, FR – La Brise GlaceApril 19 – Oslo, NO – National Jazz VenueApril 20 – Trondheim, NO – DokkhusetApril 21 – Bodo, NO – SinusApril 24 – Skien, NO – FolqueApril 26 – Bergen, NO – GarageApril 27 – Kristiansand, NO – VaktbuaApril 28 – Gjoevik, NO – KulturhusMay 4 – Stavanger, NO – Mai JazzMay 5 – London, UK – RoundhouseMay 6 – Bristol, UK – TheklaMay 18 – Asheville, NC – Highland Brewery *June 7 – Stephentown, NY – Disc Jam FestivalJune 14 – Hammonton, NJ – BeardfestJune 15 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland BallroomJune 17 – Minneapolis, MN – Turf ClubJune 18 – Fargo, ND – The AquariumJune 24 – Rochester, NY – Rochester Jazz FestivalJune 25 – Rochester, NY – Rochester Jazz FestivalJuly 1 – Montreal, QC – Montreal International Jazz FestivalJuly 6 – Saint-Denis-de-Gastines, FR – Au Foin de la Rue FestivalJuly 10 – Rotterdam, NL – North Sea Round TownJuly 21 – Stuttgart, DE – Jazz Open FestivalAugust 10 – Croydon, NH – Wild Woods Music and Arts Festival^ w/ The Accidentals^^ w/ Turkuaz* w/ Moon TaxiView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

Gareth Bale gets famous squad number at Tottenham

first_imgGareth Bale has been given the no.9 shirt after completing a stunning loan return to Tottenham. Seven years after leaving for Real Madrid in a then world-record deal, the Welshman has sealed his return to north London on a season-long loan deal. Bale travelled to London on Friday in a private jet owned by chairman Daniel Levy, where he and Sergio Reguilon – who also made the trip – spent the day at the club’s Hotspur Way training ground to finalise their deals. Tottenham officially announced both deals on Saturday, with Reguilon completing a £25million signing, while Standard Sport understands Bale’s loan deal will cost under £15million in total with Madrid subsidising the majority of his reported £600,00-a-week salary. Bale was initially given the No.16 shirt when he first arrived in 2007/08 before taking the No.3 shirt as he began his meteoric rise to the top at the end of the 2011/12 season. Of course, by the time Bale left Tottenham, he was was dazzling in his No.11 jersey, which he subsequently kept hold of while at Madrid where he trademarked his ‘Eleven of Hearts’ goal celebration. However, on making his return, a change of numbers seemed inevitable with Erik Lamela currently occupying the shirt.Advertisement Loading… Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemContemplate Life At These 10 Stargazing LocationsBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueThe Biggest Cities In The World So Far6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too Soon Read Also: Real Madrid boss uncertain about Eden Hazard return And following confirmation, Bale was shown with the No.9 shirt, a jersey worn by the likes of Paul Gascoigne, Jimmy Greaves, Dimitar Berbatov and Martin Chivers. Meanwhile, Reguilon was handed the No.3 shirt, which was newly vacant with Danny Rose not given a squad number this season. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Moments before announcing the official confirmation of Bale’s move, Spurs provided a hint he would wear the No.9 shirt, tweeting “16:03:11:09” alongside a house emoji, seemingly implying the Welshman was coming home to a brand new squad number.last_img read more