Tag Archives: Limerick

Ah here.

Fergal Quinn tweetz:

Just spotted this vision of modernity @MICLimerick [Mary Immaculate College, Limerick]. My belly says maybe but my mind says noooooo…

But can it deliver?

*kicks machine*



     

Yesterday.

Croke Park, Dublin

Scenes by The People of Croke Park of Limerick supporters before and after their ALL-Ireland Final hurling victory over Galway.

The People Of Croke Park (Facebook)

Earlier: A Limerick A Day

Thanks David Quinn (a different David Quinn)


Saturday.

Croke Park, Dublin

Scenes by The People of Croke Park of Limerick fans before and after the GAA Senior Hurling Championship semi-final between Limerick and Cork.

Limerick defeated Cork in extra time and will play in their first All-Ireland Final in 11 years.

The People Of Croke Park (Facebook)

Thanks David Quinn (a different one)

In Limerick city…

Kevin Kiely Jnr writes:

I encountered an individual tearing down ‘Vote Yes’ posters…

According to ROSA, the posters cost €6 each.

At the Supreme Court sitting in Limerick this morning

This morning.

The Supreme Court, sitting in Limerick, delivered a judgment about the extent of the rights of the unborn.

It followed an immigration case involving a Nigerian man, his Irish partner and their child, who was 20 days away from being born when the case began in May 2016.

The man wanted a deportation order made against him by the Department of Justice to be revoked and argued that the Minister for Justice had to consider an unborn child’s existing or prospective rights.

Mary Carolan, in The Irish Times, reports:

The Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that the unborn has no constitutional rights outside the right to life in the Eighth Amendment.

In a landmark judgment on Wednesday, the seven-judge court ruled the High Court was wrong to find the unborn has constitutional rights outside Article 40.3.3 and was also wrong to find the unborn is a child within the meaning of Article 42a.

However, it upheld findings by the High Court that the Minister for Justice is required to consider the prospective constitutional rights of an unborn child when considering whether or not to deport their non-Irish citizen parent.

The decision clarifies the constitutional position of the unborn in advance of this summer’s planned referendum on Article 40.3.3, which guarantees equal protection for the right to life of the unborn and its mother.

Supreme Court rules only constitutional right of unborn is right to life (The Irish Times)

Pics: RTE

The ruling can be read in full here

Savage Town.

By Declan Shalvey, Philip Barrett, and Jordie Belaire

A beautifully rendered comic capturing Limerick humour, absurdity and dark side.

Purchase here

Savage Town

Thanks Cathal O’Rourke

More than 120,000 Rohingya flee Myanmar violence, UN says (The Guardian)

Meanwhile…

Take back Aung San Suu Kyi’s Nobel Peace Prize (Change.org)

Kevin Myers

On Thursday, September 28.

In St Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick.

Kevin Myers will moderate a talk, entitled ‘How censorship stifles debate and undermines the tenets of free and democratic societies’.

Anne Sheridan, in the Limerick Leader, reports:

The talk will be given by Jodie Ginsberg, of the Index on Censorship, which publishes the work by censored writers and artists and campaigns for free expression worldwide…

David O’Brien, chief executive of Limerick Civic Trust, which has organised the series of talks, said he has not read Myers’ widely criticised article, entitled ‘Sorry, ladies – equal pay has to be earned’, but stressed their talks are about “encouraging debate and having opposing views”.

But Prof O’Connor [Prof Emeritus Pat O’Connor, of sociology and social policy, at University of Limerick] said her concern is that “with this platform, they are framing Kevin Myers as the defender of free speech by putting him in that position.

I suspect that it is simply an attempt to drum up an audience by being controversial. In these sort of situations, the best thing one can do is to ignore.

“It’s not an acceptable position to say everyone is entitled to free speech if it stirs up hatred against any one group. It’s not an uncontested right,” said Prof O’Connor.

“I have no time for political correctness. I think if the heart is right, the lip can be forgiven. But it seems to be giving a platform to Kevin Myers, and legitimising opinions that many people found offensive.”

Prof O’Connor, a visiting Fellow at University College Dublin’s Geary Institute, said she won’t be attending the talk, as there were “too many crazy assumptions in his column”.

…“I have no time for political correctness. I think if the heart is right, the lip can be forgiven. But it seems to be giving a platform to Kevin Myers, and legitimising opinions that many people found offensive.”

…“He said men are more charismatic, and that is one of the reasons why they get ahead, but I’m afraid we all know an awful lot of boring men. Me thinks the lady doth protest too much. When there are as many mediocre women as mediocre men in the top jobs, we’ll have equality,” she said.

Yikes.

Previously: Listening To Kevin

‘I’m Sorry This Has Happened’

Kevin’s Gate

Rachid Redouane

David Hurley, in the Limerick Leader, reports:

A Limerick resident is being questioned by gardai after the discovery of identification documents at his home which were in the name of one of the London terror attackers [Rachid Redouane].

The Limerick Leader has learned the Moroccan national was arrested at a property in the city on Monday night on foot of information received from UK Police.

It is understood the documents were located during searches of the man’s apartment following his arrest.

He is being questioned at a garda station in the city by detectives attached to the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) on suspicion of using forged documents.

EXCLUSIVE: Man in custody after ID in name of London attacker seized in Limerick (Limerick Leader)

UPDATE: