Limerick City and County Council encourages people to be more considerate…

first_imgFacebook Ben Coughlan highlighting Make Way Day on September 26.Photo Joleen CroninLimerick City and County Council is encouraging everyone to be more considerate when parking vehicles or bikes, or forgetting to remove wheelie bins from Limerick streets as part of Make Way Day 2019.Limerick City and County Council will support local disabilities groups as they hit the streets on Thursday 26 September with reminders not to: park illegally on the street, forget your bins or use illegal sandwich boards, carelessly park bikes on the streetPeople with disabilities have told the campaign leaders, the Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) these are the top three obstacles that stop them getting from A to B.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The principal aims of Make Way Day are to: Recognise that people with disabilities have the same right to use and enjoy public spaces that we all share; Acknowledge obstacles, which people with disabilities face in their daily lives, including badly parked vehicles and bicycles, billboards, over-grown hedges and other ill-placed hazards; Understand that most obstacles are often caused by thoughtlessness and genuine lack of awareness.On Thursday, 26 September, members of the public are being encouraged to draw attention to the challenges posed by everyday obstructions within their towns and villages.Disability Federation Ireland are inviting the public to take pictures of obstacles encountered (parked cars on footpaths, bikes chained to railings, sandwich boards and overhanging branches) and to post pictures to social media. Include #makewayday #makewayLimerick and to tag @makewayday and @disabilityfed in the post.Groups will be gathering at Limerick City and County Council’s offices at Merchant’s Quay on Thursday morning before setting off on selected routes recording where access is an issue. Previous articleJason’s girl writes books to guide others through griefNext articleNews Roundup September 21, 2019 Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live LimerickNewsLimerick City and County Council encourages people to be more considerate when parking vehicles or bikesBy Alan Jacques – September 19, 2019 443 center_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSDisability Federation IrelandlimerickLimerick City and County CouncilMake Way Day 2019 Print Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Linkedin Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Andrew McGinley calls for full investigation into childrens’ deaths

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Andrew McGinley calls for full investigation into childrens’ deaths Pinterest Twitter In a statement this evening, Andrew McGinley says today’s verdict is probably the right one, adding that everyone who knows Deirdre knows how much she loved our children and how devoted she was to them.However, he says. whatever the outcome of this trial, it remains that Conor, Darragh and Carla have died. and he is no closer to understanding why.He’s called for an inclusive investigation into Deirdre’s diagnosis, treatment and medication prior to this tragedy, to be conducted as a matter of urgency.He says such an inclusive investigation can only serve to inform clinicians in their practice and avoid such tragedies happening again.”We do not want any other family to suffer as we have”, he concludes.Statement in full -Thank you to everyone who has supported our families over the past year and more. We will never be able to thank you all enough. Thanks to the Office of the DPP, Anne Marie Lawlor, Grainne Whelan and Edel Gilligan. Also to Jonathan Dunphy and Michael Bowman for the Defence. Thanks to the Gardai and finally to the jury for the task they faced with this trial.Today’s verdict is probably the right verdict. Everyone who knows Deirdre, knows how much she loved our children and how devoted she was to them.Whatever the outcome of this trial, it remains that our beloved children Conor, Darragh and Carla have died. As I write this, I’m no closer to understanding why.As outlined in the medical expert reports, Deirdre’s diagnosis prior to the children’s deaths is different to her diagnosis now. With the cooperation of the HSE Mental Health Services I hope we will be able to understand why as the HSE Mental Health Services were responsible for Deirdre’s diagnosis, treatment and medication and she was in their professional care. If Deirdre’s diagnosis was questionable prior to January 24th 2020 then surely so too was her treatment and medication.We are now also aware of a number of occasions within Deirdre’s professional care when her initial diagnosis should have been queried but none of these seem to have been fully addressed. This trial was never going to explore those issues so we ask the HSE Mental Health Services for an inclusive investigation into Deirdre’s diagnosis, treatment and medication prior to this tragedy. We ask for this to be conducted as a matter of urgency. This will help us understand the insanity that took the lives of our beloved Conor, Darragh and Carla. We as a family need to be included in any  investigation as our exclusion during her treatment has left us with many unanswered questions. We believe that an inclusive investigation can only serve to inform clinicians in their practice and therefore avoid tragedies like ours happening again. We do not want any other family to suffer aswe have.In the past 20 years over 50 children have died at the hands of one of their parents. Over 60% of the those people were known to have had previous contact with psychiatric services. However the Mental Health Act 2001 does not go far enough in ensuring that the family support structures for the patient are fully engaged and included by the mental health professionals treating our loved ones. This was raised by Una Butler back in 2010 following the deaths of her beautiful daughters Ella and Zoe. She campaigned tirelessly to many within the Oireachtas to seek a more inclusive and collaborative approach with families. Alas nothing much changed. The lessons which should have been learned from the sad loss of Ella and Zoe should have led to improvements in the Mental Health Act. This in turn would have prevented the deaths of Conor, Darragh and Carla in our opinion.It is too late for us but I do not want to see another grieving parent speaking in the future about the same exclusion after a similar catastrophic loss. My message here and now to any one who has a loved one in psychiatric care is to get in there as soon as you can to be added as an advocate for their treatment plan.I will continue to celebrate the all too short lives of Conor, Darragh and Carla to ensure that they are never forgotten. Conor had asked me to help him with a YouTube channel and I promised I would. You will find Conor’s Clips on YouTube now and given his interest in the internet this is supported on Twitter and Instagram. I hope to continue to do that with the same great sense of humour which Conor had.I promised to build a snowman for Carla. As we don’t get snow every year I’m planning a colouring competition called Snowman for Carla in her name.For Darragh I promised to get involved with Rathcoole Boys. However Darragh had been involved in everything in the community – Rathcoole Boys, Commercials Hurling, St Marys GAA, The Athletics Club, the Drama Club to name but a few. In Darragh’s name I am starting a charity to encourage everyone to get involved more in their own communities and to participate … As Darragh Did.Personally, I will be taking some of the unique characters that Conor and Darragh created in their own comics, plays and books and I will attempt to do them proud by bringing these characters further along in books which I hope to write in their honour.www.conorsclips.iewww.asdarraghdid.iewww.snowmanforcarla.ie Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows DL Debate – 24/05/21 Previous articleSprint schedule ahead for Donegal Ladies – Maxi CurranNext articleJoe Boyle expects the Donegal Hurlers to respond against Mayo News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+center_img Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest By News Highland – May 20, 2021 WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more