300 Limerick children in State care

first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live News300 Limerick children in State careBy Staff Reporter – June 23, 2014 634 WhatsApp TAGSchildrenfeaturedlimerickstate care Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Print Linkedin Twitter Previous articleYouthBank Awards Grants in AskeatonNext articleMurdered gangsters son seeks early release from prison Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie center_img Facebook Email THERE are more than 300 children in the care of the HSE in Limerick and at least 25 of them have been taken into the custody of the HSE in Emergency Care Orders in the last six months.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The figures, obtained by the Limerick Post from Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, follow the latest Emergency Care Order (ECO) granted by the courts after a 14-year-old girl presented at Pieta House after self-harming while in the care of her aunt and uncle.The Child and Family Agency (CFA) were applying for an ECO amid fears for the young girl’s safety. The girl’s identity can not be disclosed for legal reasons.Originally from Africa, she was taken to hospital after she arrived at Pieta House with self-inflicted injuries, a social worker told Limerick District Court earlier this week.According to the social worker’s evidence the girl was distressed and had suicidal thoughts.“She presented at Pieta House having cut her arms and she told staff she didn’t want to return home,” the social worker said.The young girl was brought to Ireland over five years ago by her aunt and uncle and has been living with them in Limerick. However the social worker said that they have “effectively abandoned her”.The young girl was starving and said she was being ignored at home. The social worker said that attempts to contact the girl’s parents have been unsuccessful to date.Her aunt and uncle said they did not want her to return to their home again and they would not visit her in hospital.“They said they are struggling to manage here and are very angry with her.”The court was told that Gardaí were given the girl’s belongings and her official identity papers when they called to the house.A mental health assessment conducted at University Hospital Limerick confirmed that the girl was emotionally distressed.The social worker said there was an “immediate risk” and the care order was granted. Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisementlast_img read more

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Pearl Jam Shares Pro-Shot Video Of “Rebel, Rebel” David Bowie Cover [Watch]

first_imgIn August, Pearl Jam hit Chicago’s Wrigley Field, as the band continued their brief U.S. run of “Home” and “Away” shows, which kicked off with a pair of performances in their native Seattle, Washington. The sold-out show saw the band performing many of their classic tracks in addition to tributes to Tom Petty (“I Won’t Back Down”), David Bowie (“Rebel, Rebel”), and Chris Cornell (“Missing”). Hilariously though, what the show will likely be remembered for is the appearance of Dennis Rodman during the show’s first of two encores.After the encore-opening rendition of “Just Breathe”, the former NBA superstar and five-time NBA champion appeared on stage to give Pearl Jam’s frontman Eddie Vedder a ukelele before his song “Sleeping By Myself”. Rodman, as of late, has become well-known for his close relationship with North Korea, having visited North Korea’s capital, Pyongyang, multiple times and serving as a truly bizarre ambassador between the United States and the isolationist country led by dictator and major basketball fan Kim Jong-un.While the appearance of Dennis Rodman was no doubt surprising to many, it’s not necessarily totally out-of-left-field. Rodman has gone on the record as a major fan of the iconic rock act, having made guest cameos at several of their concerts over the years. Rodman also publicly thanked Eddie Vedder on television earlier in 2018 while he was on hand in Singapore for Donald Trump’s North Korea Summit. As he explained in an interview last year, “I went and got that album [Ten] and I would played it every day. For some reason, [“Black”] was on, I think that saved my life.”Watch pro-shot video of Pearl Jam covering David Bowie’s “Rebel, Rebel” below:Pearl Jam – “Rebel, Rebel”[Video: Pearl Jam][H/T Jambase]last_img read more

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Clean up area near Rotterdam bike path

first_imgI was really pleased to read in The Gazette that they are spending thousands of tax dollars to improve the bicycle path in the Rotterdam Junction area.I’m sure many people are going to really enjoy the scenic view of the once-beautiful Erie Canal.The canal was a home to beavers, muskrats, many varieties of fowl, not to mention great fishing. Unfortunately, a junkyard has ruined the entire area. Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion There are decaying vehicles, not to mention a trailer park has also moved in. Instead of adding more blacktop to the path, how about cleaning up the environmental nightmare that has existed for many years. I’m sure the many bikers and joggers would love to see pristine clear waters and abundant wild life instead of the eyesore that presents itself.I have complained to the state Department of Environmental Conservation many times over the years, to no avail.The funding wasn’t there. Everyone who cares about their environment, take a walk or ride on the bicycle path the Mabee Lane section and see the mess.We need to put the Erie Canal back to its original beauty.MARTY SHANTYCharltonMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationPolice: Schenectady woman tried to take car in Clifton Park hours after arrest, release in prior the…EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?last_img read more

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Is Brissett the New Leader of the Colts?

first_imgJacoby Brissett was buried in the New England franchise behind Tom Brady when he was traded to the Colts.   When Andrew Luck failed to recover from his shoulder surgery, no quarterback in the Colts system was able to step up and do the job.Brian Schottenheimer, the offensive coordinator of the Colts, found a willing & capable body in Brissett.  Jacoby reminds me of the Bengals back-up quarterback, McCarron.  They are very good but not good enough to beat out the starter.  However, when injuries occur, they step in and do the job.With the uncertainty of Luck’s future, Jacoby Brissett may just be the new leader of the Colts.  Time will tell.last_img read more

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