Southill’s suffragettes are still alive and kicking

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsSouthill’s suffragettes are still alive and kickingBy Bernie English – March 9, 2018 1669 Advertisement WhatsApp Ann Farrell Kinsella, Geraldine Minogue and Breda McNamara celebrating the centenary of women’s suffrage.Picture: Brendan GleesonWOMEN may have got the vote 100 years ago but the Southill Women’s Group knows that community life is still worth fighting for.To mark the centenary of women getting the vote, the group is planning to step back in time.On international Womens Day, this Thursday, March 8, members of the group will dress up in period costume and tell stories of how the Suffragettes struggled to get the vote for the sisterhood everywhere.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We’ll be telling stories of what those women went through to get the vote, They marched, they protested, many of them were jailed and we want to bring it back to life, what it was like then,” Anne Farrell Kinsella from the Womens Group told the Limerick Post.There will be one man who will be welcomed with open are into the company of the celebrating sisters on the day, a volunteer from the local Mens Sheds, who will be an honorary ‘barman’ in a re-created ‘snug”.“Women were only allowed in pubs if they went into the snug at that time and we want to recreate those scenes,” said Anne. “But we’ll be serving tea and coffee on the day – nothing real from behind the bar, I’m afraid,” she added.The celebration will urge people not to forget that there’s work still to be done.“There are women around here who do amazing work in the community for others. We still have real suffragettes,” Anne said.The day of stories and celebration of suffrage will start at 11 am on March 8 in Our Lady of Lourdes Hall and will go on until 1pm “or whenever people are finished having a chat,” said Anne.There will be a raffle to raise funds for another worthwhile community activity, the Wednesday night bingo.“It’s a social night out for a lot of people and some are even collected by minibus and brought to it but they are struggling and they don’t have money to put up prizes anymore so we’ll be donating the raffle proceeds to them,” she explained.More local news here. Twitter Limerick Post Show | Friday, March 6th International Women’s Day LIT Email Week-long Celebration of Women as MIC Marks International Women’s Day center_img Previous articleLimerick woman calling on public to support important charity for this year’s VHI Women’s Mini MarathonNext articleBreak in at Rape Crisis Midwest’s Limerick premises 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. TAGSInternational Women’s DayraffleSouthill Women’s groupsuffrage Print Facebook Women of Limerick invited to an International Women’s Day Celebration Red shoe demonstration on International Women’s Day highlights gender-based violence Women in the Creative Arts to take centre stage at LIT’s International Women’s Day Flagship Event Linkedinlast_img read more

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Communication Routines

first_imgAmid afterschool activities — homework, dinner prep, baths and bedtime — it can be hard for parents and children to make time to talk.But whether it’s a quick chat at the dinner table or an in-depth discussion during a road trip, communication is key to maintaining healthy parent-child relationships as children grow older.The key is to set up a time to check in every day, says Diane Bales, an associate professor of human development and family science at the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences.“Maybe it’s right when they get home from school, before they go to bed, before they start their homework or when they get home from soccer practice — but the important part is that it becomes part of the routine. At this time, we’re going to sit down and talk for five minutes,” Bales said. “Maybe it will turn into a deeper discussion and maybe it won’t, but at least they know that you’re there to listen.”It may seem awkward at first, but establishing an expectation of communication will pay dividends when parents or children have something important to discuss.“You want it to be low pressure, so they don’t have to reveal some deep personal thing for it to be successful,” Bales said. “Even with teenagers, you may want to give them some structure about what they should talk about. I’m a big fan of asking children to give me a high and low point of the day. As long as you’re not asking them, ‘What did you do today?’ because then a lot of kids are going to tell you, ‘I don’t remember,’ or ‘Nothing.’”Parents may want to schedule this check-in time during a daily commute when their children are a captive audience. That’s fine, but Bales cautions parents to keep the conversation light unless it’s a long road trip.“Timing it well is important,” she said. “If you’re only driving five minutes to soccer practice, you don’t want to start a serious conversation because you’re not going to have time to finish it.”Bales stresses that parents should avoid judgmental reactions to what their child says.“It’s hard because parents want kids to make good decisions, but a big part of it is being nonjudgmental,” Bales said. “You can’t tell kids that they can come to you with anything and then yell at them or criticize when they tell you something that you don’t like.”It’s better to phrase it like a conversation to help children reflect on their decisions.“Asking, ‘How did that work out?’ or ‘What do you think could have made that go better?’ are good ways to help kids evaluate their own behavior without feeling attacked,” Bales said.For more resources for improving communication with children, visit the family communication page from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.last_img read more

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Klopp: Salah is an Exciting Signing

first_img“Most important though, for us, is that he is hungry, willing and eager to be even better and improve further. He believes in what we are trying to do here at Liverpool and is extremely keen to be part of it. He is very excited about performing for our wonderful supporters.“He is an ambitious player who wants to win and win at the highest level; he knows he can fulfill those ambitions with Liverpool.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has described Egypt star Mohamed Salah as an “exciting signing” for the Premier League giants. The Reds completed the signing of the Pharaohs attacker from Roma just before the weekend and Klopp believes he will bring a lot to his team.“Mohamed has the perfect mix of experience and potential – this is a really exciting signing for us,” the manager told his club’s official website. “He knows the Premier League, he has a pedigree in the Champions League and he is one of the most important players for his country.”Klopp added, “His pace is incredible, he gives us more attacking threat and we are already strong in this area. I like that we will make it even more competitive.last_img read more

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