Tag Archives: Limerick

Tomorrow at 8pm.

At the Belltable at 69 O’Connell Street, Limerick.

There will be a reading of the play Displace by Katie O’Reilly.

Belltable writes:

A cyclical history of Ireland’s dark secrets. Spanning generations, Displace delves into the underworld of Irish institutionalisation. From the Magdalene Laundry to Direct Provision, we are brought with Molly and Fidda as they navigate through the labrynth of bureaucracy, violence and isolation and ask – how far have we come?

Following on from the work-in-progress last June, we are delighted to present a rehearsed reading of the final script of Displace, developed as part of Katie O’Kelly’s residency at Belltable, supported by Limerick Arts Office.

This reading will mark International Human Rights Week, and will be followed by a short post show discussion.

Tickets, for €8, can be bought here

This afternoon.

Direct Provision Centre run by Barlow Properties , Mount Trenchard, Foynes, County Limerick.

Anyone?

A request for a comment from the Department of Justice has been made.

Previously: Mount Trenchard on Broadsheet

Ruairí McKiernan tweetz:

Cherish the children?

Last night in Direct Provision…

A testimony from Knockalisheen centre on outskirts of Limerick. Similar happening all over Ireland. This must end.

Donnah Sibanda Vuma (Facebook)

And living in Limerick?

Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland (MASI) are holding a fundraising night of music, dance and poetry in Dolans Warehouse in Limerick.

Tickets are €10 for general admission and €5 for residents of direct provision. They can be bought at the door or here.

Sounds Of Change Fundraiser For MASI – Movement Of Asylum Seekers In Ireland (Dolans)

MASI (Facebook)

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)

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