Lost infants’ graves will be marked

first_imgBishop Leahy urges patience and support as schools reopen Facebook No vaccines in Limerick yet NewsLost infants’ graves will be markedBy Bernie English – April 7, 2016 615 Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Previous article#BREAKING #Limerick woman rescued from River ShannonNext article#Limerick news briefs – Hammer attack – Counterfeit notes – Dundons appeal Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. WhatsApp Advertisement Bishop Brendan Leahy A MEMORIAL to infant babies who were still-born or who died before birth and whose resting place was disturbed when the Diocese of Limerick sold the area know as the Infant’s Plot is to be unveiled next week.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Phil and Paul Walsh lost baby William when he was delivered close to six months into Phil’s pregnancy in December 1971.“I went to visit the plot and I couldn’t believe what I saw – there were adult graves where the Innocents Plot used to be,” Phil told the Limerick Post.The couple made enquiries and a gravedigger confirmed that the babies bodies had been moved to make way for adult graves and “buried down deep”.There were no records of how many babies were buried in the plot.After the couple contacted the Limerick Post and this paper contacted the Diocese, Bishop Brendan Leahy began an inquiry which unveiled the extent of the problem.The Diocese confirmed that it had sold the section of the burial grounds.Now a memorial plaque, commissioned by the Diocese, has been placed near the location of the plot with the inscription: “This stone is dedicated to all who died before, during and after birth, and to all united in the loss of a child, whether recent or long ago. Loving God, ever caring and gentle, cradle these children in your love”.It will be unveiled and blessed in conjunction with the official opening of the cemetery extension.Speaking for herself and her husband, Mrs Walsh said it has been an emotional journey but they are glad to have brought the matter to light.“We’re very pleased that the burial of the children has been recognised at last. It’s very important for all the families involved. We’ll be at the blessing but now that we know the plaque is there, we go and visit”.The couple was involved with choosing the inscription and the siting of the stone in Mount St LawrenceBishop Leahy told the Limerick Post that he is glad to see the day when the  infants’ resting place will be marked.“We’re very thankful to Phil and Paul, who brought a very legitimate concern to out attention. I certainly wasn’t aware of it before. I hope the blessing will be a healing moment for everyone”. Linkedincenter_img TAGSBishop LeahyfeaturedInfants’ plot First Irish death from Coronavirus Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Bishop Leahy – Return to Mass will be great but challenging Twitter Email Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Magic Johnson’s terrible Lakers tenure ends with an embarrassment of epic proportions

first_imgBREAKING: Magic Johnson has stepped down as Lakers’ President of Basketball Operations. pic.twitter.com/yrHkguOO02— NBA TV (@NBATV) April 10, 2019OFFSEASON PREVIEWS:Lakers | Knicks | Bulls | Pelicans | MavericksTuesday was supposed to be the merciful end to a disastrous first season with James in Los Angeles, but there was reason for hope. Johnson promised to land at least one other superstar this summer to help James compete in the loaded Western Conference. He had visions of restoring the Lakers brand and bringing back “Showtime” vibes.Instead, Johnson decided that quitting on his organization was the best option.”I had more fun on the other side than on this side,” Johnson said during his impromptu press conference. “Because now, tomorrow, I would have to affect someone’s livelihood and their lives. That’s not fun for me. That’s not who I am. I want to go back to having fun.”What exactly did Johnson think this job entailed? He accepted the president title fully knowing the duties and responsibilities. The Lakers are always in championship-or-bust mode, something he learned as a player. A little over two years in, he didn’t just fall short of expectations — he failed spectacularly, leaving the franchise in embarrassing fashion.A brief history of his marquee moves…— Johnson decided to trade D’Angelo Russell back in 2017 after just two short seasons in LA. At the time, the move didn’t look terrible, as Russell had not made significant strides in his early years. But after a season in which Russell earned an All-Star nod for the first time and led the Nets to a surprising playoff berth, it’s clear Johnson made the wrong call. He couldn’t even stop himself from bringing up the old maturity criticism he had for Russell years ago.Magic Johnson on D’Angelo Russell: “He always had the talent to score but he was immature.” pic.twitter.com/vlygdMRjOQ— Chris Montano (@gswchris) April 10, 2019— In 2017, when Paul George requested a trade from Indiana, he made it abundantly clear that he intended to eventually join the Lakers. Los Angeles didn’t acquire George via trade, but Johnson did receive a fat tampering fine from the league office for openly talking about George. Fast forward to free agency in 2018, and the Lakers weren’t even granted a meeting. (By the way, George hit the game-winner for Oklahoma City on Tuesday night.)The game winner.Listen and watch @YG_Trece pic.twitter.com/DCnC00sDOW— OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) April 10, 2019— The decision to select Lonzo Ball with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft wasn’t a shocker, as the UCLA guard was a highly-regarded prospect.However, reports have since surfaced saying Johnson may have preferred De’Aaron Fox over Ball. It also hurts to know Jayson Tatum was the very next pick in that draft. Both Fox and Tatum have shown much more potential to this point, but more importantly, they’ve been able to stay on the court and avoid injuries, unlike Ball.— Then there was a plethora of head-scratching decisions over the past year. Johnson and the Lakers allowed Julius Randle to walk for nothing. They easily could have re-signed Brook Lopez, who has been a key cog in the Bucks’ rotation.Despite the LeBron-plus-shooters formula leading to success with James’ previous teams, Johnson signed Rajon Rondo, Lance Stephenson, JaVale McGee and Michael Beasley in the offseason. And at the trade deadline, the Lakers inexplicably sent Ivaca Zubac across the hall to the Clippers in order to obtain the services of… Mike Muscala.— Oh, right. The Anthony Davis debacle at the deadline. That whole thing left a giant fracture in the locker room, and Johnson’s response was to essentially tell his players to toughen up.MORE: Magic’s bizarre press conference in 10 quotesAs it turns out, Johnson was never fit for the job, and he never seemed particularly interested in doing the work.Since taking over as president of the Lakers, Magic Johnson never fully committed to the job. Often he was traveling and away from the team. His office hours were limited. He didn’t do a lot of scouting. Running an NBA team takes a tremendous commitment of time and energy.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 10, 2019Lakers coaching staff fully expected to be fired in hours after the final game of the season. They had believed they were gone for months. Now? Magic quits in public, saying he’s too scared to tell Jeanie Buss face-to-face. What an embarrassing episode for a historic franchise.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 10, 2019He departs the Lakers at the most inopportune time. He couldn’t stomach making a difficult decision on the future of coach Luke Walton. He leaves that to general manager Rob Pelinka and owner Jeanie Buss. With his free-agency promises looking bleaker by the day, he preferred to bail rather than face the prospect of striking out this summer. By proclaiming that the Lakers organization has a bright future ahead, he takes zero responsibility for the mess he’s left behind.Johnson will always be remembered as one of the greatest Lakers of all time, perhaps the greatest to ever wear the purple and gold. His time on the floor will never be forgotten.But his time in the front office will be viewed as a complete and utter failure. The only thing Johnson has from his brief tenure is the hope that the past two years will not tarnish the rest of his Lakers legacy. LeBron James knew his attempt to turn around the Lakers was going to be difficult, but there’s no way he knew he would end up in this kind of circus.In one of the most bizarre moments we’ve seen in recent NBA history, Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson announced Tuesday evening he was stepping down immediately, addressing the media before the team’s regular-season finale against the Trail Blazers.last_img read more

Gardai found erratic driver with trousers undone after Valentine’s night-out

first_imgGardai who followed a driver whose car swerved erratically across a road on St Valentine’s night found him drunk with his trousers undone.Gardai stopped the man and his wife after they noticed his car swerve near the village of Drumkeen. The man, who is in his 40s, and his wife, had been out for a meal earlier that night, had returned because she was feeling unwell but went out again to see a friend who was living alone.On his way to his home near the village of Drumkeen, he was arrested by Gardai on suspicion of drink-driving just after 4.30am on February 15th, 2014.Gardai had followed the vehicle and found it pulled into a dead end road at Stralongford where they spoke to the couple.Garda Michael Kilcoyne said he spoke to the man and got the smell of drink from him, he was unsteady on his feet, his trousers were undone and he was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.Garda Kilcoyne told the man he was being arrested but the accused man became annoyed and asked Gardai if they “had nothing better to be doing?”He was handcuffed and put in the patrol car and taken to Letterkenny Garda station.Garda Sinead Kelly also gave evidence that she noticed the man’s “pants were open” and his wife was in the car beside him when the couple were stopped.Giving his evidence the accused man told Letterkenny District Court admitted that he had been drinking but denied that he had been driving erratically.He denied that his trousers had been open or undone when he was stopped by Gardai claiming “My trousers were not undone – my buckle was broken on my belt.”The man said he was also annoyed that his wife had been left alone, a mile from home and forced to walk home by Gardai.The court heard how Gardai said they could not leave the woman in the couple’s car as she had also been drinking.The woman revealed how she had mistakenly left her mobile phone in her husband’s car and was forced to walk a mile to her home in a dress and high-heels in the snow.The arresting Gardai admitted that it had been very cold on the night but denied that it was snowing.Garda Inspector Goretti Sheridan said it had been unfortunate that the accused man’s wife had been left alone to make her own way home but said that Gardai did not have a “duty of care” to taxi members of the public home.Judge Paul Kelly said he was satisfied by the version of events given by Gardai in the case.He added that it was unfortunate that the accused man had been left on the side of the road on a dark night but said it had been pointed out that Gardai do not operate a taxi service.And he added “What put XXX in this position were the actions of XXXXX in insisting on driving his vehicle with a considerable amount of drink taken.”He fined the accused man €350 for drink driving and disqualified him from driving for two years and struck out the dangerous driving charge.“I believe the ingredients for a charge of dangerous driving have been made but in view of fact that I have found him guilty of drink driving I will strike it out,” he said.Gardai found erratic driver with trousers undone after Valentine’s night-out was last modified: October 4th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:courtdonegalletterkennytrousersundonelast_img read more