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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Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Thursday June 6th

first_img Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Thursday June 6th Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Thursday June 6th:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+center_img Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleDungloe Rd near Fintown reopened following crashNext articlePressure on Eir to improve landline services in West Donegal News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – June 6, 2019 Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Pinterest WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNewsPlaybacklast_img read more

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3 ways to save on auto insurance

first_imgIt’s not your imagination. Car insurance premiums have never been higher.According to annual State of Auto Insurance Report, car insurance premiums are at an all-time high, with a national average annual premium of $1,427.Your rate depends mostly on where you live. Some U.S. cities have average annual premiums of more than $6,000.Insurance companies are also cracking down on distracted drivers. If you got a ticket for texting while driving, you can expect a 16% jump in premium. Run a red light? That will be a 22% premium hike.Don’t let the stats get you down.There are plenty of ways to shave anywhere from 8% to 17% off your premium without sacrificing your coverage.Here are three.Shop around: Loyalty may not always translate into greater savings. It’s worth looking into, especially if you haven’t compared offers in a few years. Just make sure the insurer you select is highly rated, so that great deal doesn’t end up costing you time and money after an accident.Ask about discounts: This is the time to pick up the phone and have a conversation about what discounts are available to you. Never filed a claim? Your teen have good grades or taken a drivers’ education course? Is there a discount if you recently raised your credit score? You may be surprised by what qualifies for discounts. Even membership in certain groups or clubs can drive down your premium. Also be sure to explore whether there are discounts for bundling other types of insurance like renters, homeowners or life together. It all adds up, so take the time to ask.Consider restructuring: Review your payments and deductible. report found drivers can save up 10% when paying in full (either annually or every 6 months) and online. Raising your deductible to $1,000 can lead to savings of 11%. Just make sure you keep $1,000 in savings so you’re not stuck without a ride in the event of an accident. 43SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Myriam DiGiovanni After writing for Credit Union Times and The Financial Brand, Myriam DiGiovanni covers financial literacy for FinancialFeed. She is also a storytelling expert and works with credit unions to help … Web: Detailslast_img read more

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Another example for three strikes

first_imgKiwiBlog 24 Oct 2011The Dom Post reports:A Rotorua man who subdued a young girl with fly spray and then raped her has been jailed for 10 years. Robin Whitiora Chadwick appeared in the High Court at Rotorua this morning on a single charge of sexual violation by rape. Chadwick, a part time security guard, had forced the 13 year old girl to inhale two cans of fly spray before raping her at a house near Lake Tarawera in 2009. …Chadwick continued to deny his guilt and showed no remorse towards the victim, the court heard. Justice John Priestley said Chadwick had a previously been jailed for the rape of two younger girls in Taranaki in 1994. In this case the girl’s young age, her vulnerability, the use of the fly spray to stupefy the girl, and the isolated location of the offending were aggravating factors in sentencing Chadwick to 10 years imprisonment, with a minimum non parole period of five years, he said.If three strikes had been in previously, at a minimum his 1994 rape convictions would be a first strike, which means he would not be eligible for parole for this rape. This would put him away for ten years, instead of a minimum five years only. Personally I think having raped three children is enough leniency, and he shouldn’t be getting out to rape anymore.Bit his offending is even worse than that. The Rotorua Daily Post reveals: Justice John Priestley said Chadwick, 57, had 24 previous convictionsNow if any of those were strike offences also, then he would be getting 20 years with no parole for this rape.Now bear in mind that Labour are committed to repealing the three strikes law,which means scum like Chadwick can carry on getting parole time after time after time. A change of Government will have real consequences. read more

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Muhammad Ali: Boxing legend in hospital with respiratory issue

first_imgBoxing great Muhammad Ali is being treated in a hospital for a respiratory issue, a spokesman for the former world heavyweight champion has confirmed.Ali, 74, is being treated by doctors as a precaution and is described as being in a “fair condition”. A brief hospital stay is expected.Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1984, after quitting boxing.The three-time world champion was last hospitalised in January 2015 following a severe urinary tract infection.Family spokesman Bob Gunnell confirmed Ali’s condition to the Associated Press but did not divulge which hospital was treating him or when he was admitted.last_img read more

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