Remove obstacles to get emigrants home to Limerick

first_imgWalk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Facebook Previous articleFamily Fun at Co-Op Superstores Limerick this weekendNext articleLimerick chef cooks up recipe for electoral success Alan Jacques TAGSfeaturedFine GaelMusic LimerickTom Neville Print #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy NewsPoliticsRemove obstacles to get emigrants home to LimerickBy Alan Jacques – April 25, 2014 684 Tom NevilleSTUMBLING blocks should be removed to make the return home easier for Irish emigrants, according to local election candidate Tom Neville.The young Fine Gael candidate for the Rathkeale/ Adare area in the forthcoming local elections, maintains there are a number of obstacles an Irish emigrant experiences on returning to the ‘Old Sod’.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He pointed out that, if they were out of the country for more than two years, that an Irish person will lose their no claims bonus on car insurance.“Regardless of how long they have been driving and demonstrating an impeccable driving record they have to start with insurance fees similar to an inexperienced driver. Coupled with this it is very difficult to get health insurance if it has lapsed for sometime as there are loading waiting times in place,” Mr Neville claimed.The Fine Gael hopeful insists those returning home to the Emerald Isle from overseas also face difficulties in acquiring a drivers license.“In Canada a lot of Irish construction workers need Canadian licenses to get jobs. The authorities their require you to give up your Irish license. On returning to Ireland within a certain time period an Irish person should be entitled to get their Irish license without having to give up their Canadian one,” he commented.“Irish construction contractors often stay in Canada for a number of months on a project to return home again for a number of months before going back to Canada again. The nature of the work is contract based. Irish FIFO (fly in fly out) contractors are now very much part of modern Ireland due to the challenging economic circumstances. When they return home they are unable to get an Irish license without giving up their Canadian one.”Mr Neville believes the momentum of economic recovery in Ireland has picked up and insists there is a need to build on this in trying to get our emigrants home. WhatsApp Advertisementcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Email #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Linkedin No vaccines in Limerick yet Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick last_img read more

City boss Manuel Pellegrini hopes Remi Garde’s honeymoon at Aston Villa can wait

first_img Then, in midweek, Pellegrini’s successful deployment of three central midfielders in Fernando, Fernandinho and Yaya Toure worked superbly as they claimed an impressive 3-1 win at Sevilla in the Champions League. This was hailed as a sign of growing maturity in Europe after past seasons of struggle against the continent’s elite. Pellegrini, however, played down his input, claiming some of the changes have been enforced by injuries. The 62-year-old said: “I don’t agree with that. We have managed all the season to play without important players, and we are always working in a different way with different strikers, without strikers, with one striker, with two strikers or with one midfielder. A lot of changes that depend on the characteristics of the players we have available. “This season is exactly the same as the last two seasons and if you ask me the first season was the best one – we scored (nearly) 160 goals (158). “When you win it is all perfect. When you lose, maybe people talk about (things like) why Kevin De Bruyne didn’t play.” City’s trip to Villa Park comes too soon for playmaker David Silva, who remains sidelined with an ankle injury. Pellegrini has expressed hope the Spaniard, along with Sergio Aguero, Samir Nasri and Pablo Zabaleta, will be fit after the upcoming international break. Manuel Pellegrini has welcomed Remi Garde to the Premier League but hopes the new manager effect at Aston Villa takes a week to kick in. Press Association Pellegrini takes his Manchester City side to Villa Park on Sunday to take on the struggling side Frenchman Garde took charge of earlier in the week. With Villa two points adrift at the bottom of the Barclays Premier League and City top heading into the weekend’s fixtures, form would suggest Pellegrini has little to worry about. But the Chilean does not see it that way, wary of the bounce Garde could spark after shaking things up in training this week. “I am expecting him to delay one week more,” said Pellegrini, jokingly, when asked about Garde’s likely impact. “No, always when you have a new manager you have some reaction. “It is very difficult for me to say how they will approach it. It depends on the mentality of the new manager, it depends on a lot of things. “The important thing is we must expect that we have have a strong and difficult team in front of us.” Pellegrini met Garde briefly, just as the Frenchman was embarking on his managerial career with Lyon as he visited former Arsenal team-mate Patrick Vieira, now City’s head of elite development, at the club’s training base. “He was here in Carrington two years ago,” he said. “He is a friend of Patrick Vieira’s and he wanted to talk about football and working. “He is a young and experienced manager, having been at an important club like Lyon. I am sure and I hope he will have a very good performance – after our game with Aston Villa.” Pellegrini has earned plaudits for some of his tactical decisions in recent weeks. During the goalless derby draw at Manchester United a fortnight ago, Pellegrini opted for caution in the closing stages to secure a point after realising United had nullified his usual attacking game. In previous seasons he has been criticised for sticking stubbornly to his default attacking approach. last_img read more

ITF Selects Quadri, Marylove, Osewa for Junior Masters in Kenya

first_imgSouth Africa, Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco, Seychelles and Kenya are the other countries that will be featuring in the championship which will has eight boys and eight girls jostling for honours.Of the three players, Quadri was the star performer for Nigeria winning the girls singles in the 14 and Under event of the West and Central Africa qualifiers for the African Junior Championship held January in Abuja before spicing it up with a historic triple title at the last ITF 18 and Under tournament in Benin and Togo in September – a feat that catapulted the 13-year-old to the top 500 in the world Junior rankings from her previous unranked status.Osewa, 14, had a memorable year by reaching the final of the AJC in Pretoria, South Africa which is Nigeria’s best outing at the tournament.On her part, 11-year-old Marylove, also made a lasting impression on ITF officials for her promising displays at the Junior Masters held in August in Morocco in addition to her eye-catching outings at the AJC events in Abuja and Pretoria.Osewa and Marylove will depart alongside Coach Mohammed Ubale on Monday while they will be joined on the same day by Quadri from her base in Morocco.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigerian trio of Oyinlomo Quadri, Marylove Edward and Michael Osewa will slug it out with their counterparts from six other countries in the 2016 ITF/CAT 14 and Under African Junior Masters billed for 7th -14th November in Nairobi, Kenya.According to the ITF, the three Nigerians were selected for the championship, which will see the top players bagging grants to feature in international tournaments in 2017, due to their impressive performances in ITF/CAT organised tournaments this year.last_img read more

Angels’ top prospects invited to summer camp, with newly signed draft pick Reid Detmers on the way

first_img Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros For now, though, GM Billy Eppler said no one has let the Angels know of any opt-out plans leading into camp.The first group of players will report on Wednesday, with the first workout occurring within a few days after that at Angel Stadium.Sunday was the date for teams to submit to MLB a list of up to 60 players who could be used in major league games this season. The list can still be changed, but any player who comes off the list needs to be traded or released.Teams will have 30-man active rosters once the season begins on July 23 or 24. Two weeks later that will go down to 28, and two weeks after that down to 26.The players who aren’t on the active roster will work out at Long Beach State’s Blair Field. Some players will also work out there during summer camp, allowing for smaller group workouts to reduce the chances of COVID-19 infection. Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone For Detmers, the camp will offer him a chance to get to work out with major leaguers less than a month after the Angels drafted him with the 10th overall pick.Detmers, who signed for a $4.67 million bonus on Sunday, was considered one of the most polished pitchers available in the draft, which explains why the Angels would want to make him available to pitch in the majors as soon as this year.Adell and Marsh, the top two prospects in the organization, will get a chance to renew their quest for the big leagues after spring training was cut short because of the coronavirus.Adell, 21, had shown flashes of his talent in the first couple weeks of spring training games, but Manager Joe Maddon said he still had some areas in which he needed to improve.Marsh, 22, hurt his elbow in the first game of the spring, but he was ready to play again when camp was shut down.Adams, 20, had not even been invited to big league games, although he played in several spring training games. Adams could prove to be valuable as a pinch-runner, at least, in 2020.Rodriguez, 21, has been one of the Angels’ top pitching prospects even though back trouble has limited him to just 24 games in his first four professional seasons.The Angels also brought back the non-roster invitees with big league experience who had been competing for jobs in spring training: relievers Jacob Barnes, Taylor Cole, Parker Markel, Hoby Milner, Neil Ramirez and Jose Rodriguez.Related Articles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield The Angels are getting ready for their first summer camp, with some of their top prospects and all of their top big leaguers ready to report.Outfielders Jo Adell, Brandon Marsh, Jordyn Adams and pitcher Chris Rodriguez were all among the 15 non-roster players the Angels included on their 55-man roster for their upcoming camp. Freshly signed draftee Reid Detmers is expected to get one of the five vacant spots as soon as MLB approves his contract.The list included everyone on the Angels’ 40-man roster. None had indicated that he was planning to opt out for health reasons as baseball returns amid the coronavirus pandemic.Players who have underlying health conditions, or those who live with people at high risk for complications from the coronavirus, are eligible to opt out of playing this season. Mike Trout’s wife is due to have a baby in August, so he could opt out, although he wouldn’t necessarily get paid if he did. Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more