NewsLocal NewsAdditional Gardaí needed in ArdnacrushaBy Staff Reporter – February 13, 2019 1073 Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Advertisement Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? TAGSLimerick City and Countylocal newsNews Twitter TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Linkedin Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleSupermac’s to host FIFA 19 tournament at Ballysimon RoadNext articleLeona will lead women’s work walk-out Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Cllr Cathal CroweA public meeting has been organised with senior Gardaí to highlight local demands for additional resources to be deployed in the Ardnacrusha area.The meeting in the Tailrace Bar on Monday, February 18 at 7pm has been organised by local county councillor Cathal Crowe who has also written to Garda Commissioner Drew Harris calling for additional Gardaí to be assigned to Ardnacrusha Garda Station.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Stating that the Ardnacrusha Garda sub-district covers an area of 80 square kilometres, Cllr Crowe told the Limerick Post that “there are around 12,000 people living there and the local Garda Station covers two district court areas and two Garda divisions.”Ardnacrusha Garda Station was opened in 1925, and for many decades the locality had a far smaller population but had four Gardaí and a sergeant.“There are now only three Gardaí stationed there,” he explained.“These Gardaí are highly valued in the community but we want to see more on-the-ground policing. Therefore I am appealing to Commissioner Harris to assign at least two additional guards to the sub-district.”“Two guards are stationed in Ardnacrusha with the third recently retired and I understand that the process is already underway to replace him.”“Although in County Clare, the area is right on the doorstep of Limerick City. It has a high population base and is very urbanized in places.”“The rostering schedule means that for 40 per cent of the week there is no guard on duty. During this time, cover is provided from Mayorstone Garda station in Limerick City.However, in most cases, Mayorstone Gardaí do not get near the communities that fall within the Ardnacrusha Sub-District because of pressures in the city suburbs and staffing limitations.”“I recently met with Superintendent Derek Smart of Henry Street Garda Station, to outline my concerns for staff shortages in the district. Superintendent Smart and his senior colleagues have set up a specialized sex crimes unit which incorporates ten Garda personnel. However, he will not be able to free-up guards for deployment in Ardnacrusha Sub-District.”“Ardnacrusha needs at least two dedicated community guards and a full-time Garda presence for peace of mind and safety in the community,” Cllr Crowe declared.Other issues that will be discussed at Monday night’s meeting include neighbourhood watch schemes and home security.by Rebecca [email protected] Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Print Limerick on Covid watch list WhatsApp Facebook
As children, our dreams and aspirations are far-reaching, but as years go by, those dreams for many women fall short. Why is that? As children we saw no fear, heard no evil; we felt anything and everything was possible.As adults, we can learn a lot from the fearless child we once were. If we did, would there be more than a 12 percent female mix working in technology? Would society be more inclusive overall?As a female working in the tech industry, I often wonder why so few women take the risk to embark on careers in technology. Last year I project managed a mentoring program called STEM Aspire at Dell which aims to motivate, inspire and empower females studying technology at 3rd level.The students are matched with female Dell role models with the objective to encourage these students to remain in third level and assure them of endless opportunities in the tech industry. The program helps to boost confidence to perform at third level and ultimately succeed in careers in STEM. I am passionate about this program and hope we can inspire and empower female students in STEM to push themselves out of their comfort zone, to challenge norms and to be successful.This brings me to ask, so is the real issue that girls are more conservative when it comes to taking risks and making decisions? Why not take the risk? Why not become the next IT guru or entrepreneur? Why not become the scientist, the engineer or data scientist you dreamt of being when you were a child?The fact is that unless we as females take the risk and make the choice to work in the STEM field, then society will never change. To quote a line from a STEM Aspire book club book author, Susan Jeffries, “Feel the Fear and do it anyway…take the risk and it’s ok if you feel you don’t succeed because the real success is taking the risk.”Last year I also attended a VMWare Diversity & Inclusion event which answered many of my questions as to why women take less risks in careers. The bottom line is that women tend to be more self aware and less confidant. However when women are treated equally in the workplace, when they are included in social groups; they tend to come out of their shell, speak up and gain more confidence. We as employers need to be mindful of this and inspire women to progress equally their careers.As Susan Jeffers says, “Pushing through fear is less frightening than living with the underlying fear that comes from a feeling of helplessness.” Don’t let the margins between men and women in STEM continue to grow, make that childhood dream come true, take that risk, challenge the norm in society and achieve your potential. Find out more about Dell’s efforts to involve girls and women in STEM fields.
RelatedPosts EPL: Son fires four past Southampton EPL: Saints tackle Mourinho’s Spurs EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U Danny Ings capitalised on calamitous Crystal Palace defending to earn Southampton a 1-1 draw and a precious point in the fight for Premier League survival. In-form Ings, who was coveted by Palace boss Roy Hodgson before joining boyhood club Saints in 2018, slotted home his 12th top-flight goal of the season with 16 minutes remaining following a dreadful pass from Eagles defender Martin Kelly. Ralph Hasenhuttl’s hosts had looked in danger of slipping to a seventh St Mary’s defeat of the campaign after James Tomkins nodded the opener early in the second period. Palace were also left to rue a disallowed first-half strike from midfielder Max Meyer, which was chalked off by VAR due to a narrow offside call against Wilfried Zaha. Saints, who sit four points above the relegation zone, are now three games unbeaten on the back of vital victories at Aston Villa and Chelsea, while Palace remain comfortably in mid-table. After an uninspiring opening 15 minutes, the game looked set to be sparked into life when the unmarked Meyer emphatically fired home Zaha’s pull back. The goal was celebrated exuberantly among Palace’s healthy away following but their joy was quickly cut short as a VAR check deemed Zaha’s left shoulder was marginally offside when he received the ball from James McArthur. The exceptionally-tight call was a major let off for Saints in their attempt to rid themselves of the worst home record in the division and build on crucial away wins either side of Christmas. Palace perhaps enjoyed their own moment of fortune in the 32nd minute when captain Luka Milivojevic escaped an early dismissal after furiously shouting at referee Andy Madley having been booked for bringing down Sofiane Boufal. Milivojevic’s angry reaction risked lightning striking twice for the Eagles, who last season had Zaha dismissed on this ground for sarcastically applauding a yellow card from referee Andre Marriner. Saints defender Jan Bednarek then squandered the best opportunity of an opening 45 minutes devoid of a shot on target when he fired over at the back post following James Ward-Prowse’s inviting free-kick from the right. The game was in desperate need of a breakthrough and it arrived five minutes after the restart. Milivojevic lifted a delightful curling free-kick into the box, allowing Tomkins to rise and nod his first goal since January into the bottom-right corner via the underside of the crossbar. Palace appealed in vain for a 59th-minute penalty after Ward-Prowse clumsily clattered into Meyer following Zaha’s powerful surge down the right. Saints were struggling to breakdown stubborn opposition until they received a helping hand in the 74th minute. Kelly’s sloppy backwards pass rolled behind team-mate Tomkins, allowing the prolific Ings, who had been rested at Stamford Bridge on Boxing Day, to run in on goal and coolly slot beyond Vicente Guaita. Hodgson, who awarded Ings his solitary England cap back in 2015, admitted in the build-up to the match that he still had ‘a bee in his bonnet’ about failing to take the player to Selhurst Park. Things almost became worse for the 72-year-old coach moments later when only a sensational one-handed save from Spanish goalkeeper Guaita denied Saints substitute Moussa Djenepo to prevent a quick-fire turnaround. Southampton edged the closing stages but were unable to force a winner.Tags: Danny IngsRoy HodgsonSouthamptonWilfried Zaha