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

Right to Life of Southwest Indiana Travels to Washington DC for March for Life

first_imgPro-Life Hoosiers from southwest Indiana are traveling to Washington DC for the March for Life that will be held on Friday, January 27, 2017.  Right to Life of Southwest Indiana is sponsoring its annual trip to Washington DC for the March for Life that draws hundreds of thousands of Americans who support the sanctity of human life.  This is the 27st year that the pro-life organization has organized and sponsored a trip.The March for Life memorializes the 44th anniversary of the January 22, 1973, Supreme Court’s infamous abortion decisions, Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton that struck down all laws protecting unborn children and made abortion legal during the entire 9 months of pregnancy.  Since 1973, more than 59 million children have lost their lives to abortion.Executive Director of Right to Life, Mary Ellen Van Dyke said, “On January 22, 1973, 7 of 9 US Supreme Court Justices decided that unborn boys & girls are not persons. This decision–not a law–excluded an entire segment of Americans, and denied them equal protection under our Constitution, which says that all are created equal.  We march to give a voice to these voiceless Americans.  We stand with hundreds of thousands of Americans who travel to Washington DC to stand shoulder to shoulder in a peaceful march to give the greatest civil rights issue of all time–killing of unborn innocent human beings–a voice.”Why We March:The March gives voice to the children.  Even though abortion continues, it does not continue unchallenged.  The presence of those Americans who support the sanctity of human life is a call to the U.S. government and to all Americans that our voices are will be heard.The March gives encouragement to our fellow Pro-Life Legislators.The March encourages us to continue to speak for the unborn.The March trains young Life leaders.More than 500,000 pro-life Americans from across the United States are expected to attend and march in silent support for life from the Washington Monument to the U.S. Supreme Court Building.In addition to attending the March for Life, Right to Life of Southwest Indiana will attend meetings in the office of Pro-Life US Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. to discuss upcoming Pro-Life legislation and Life issues.  The group will attend a meeting in the office of Senator Joe Donnelly as well to urge him to support Life saving legislation.In a Marist Poll of this week, 61% of Americans are against public funding of abortions.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_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