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
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A Belizean delegation, comprising senior members of the Belize Tourism Board (BTB), five professional chefs and a bartender, were scheduled to depart the country on Thursday to participate in the region’s premier culinary competition in Miami, Florida. On Wednesday, the BTB said that “Taste of the Caribbean,” will be held from June 22-26 at Miami’s Hyatt Regency Hotel.The Belizean team includes Chef Robertus “Rob” Pronk, as the team manager; two senior chefs, Eva Longsworth and Sean Kuylen; pastry chef, Maria Urbina; bartender, Mark Jacobs; and junior chef and winner of BTB’s 2016 Culinary Scholarship, Einar Marin. The BTB said all except Marin are former winners/judges of BTB’s “Taste of Belize” in 2016, “a flavorsome event that features the best of Belizean cuisine creations through different categories of competitions.” “’Taste of the Caribbean’ is the region’s premier culinary competition, food and beverage educational exchange and Caribbean cultural showcase.”Since 1993, the Caribbean’s best chefs and culinary teams “unite at ‘Taste of the Caribbean’ to compete, demonstrate their skills, learn from each other and offer the general public a scintillating exhibition of the most delectable culinary treats.” The BTB said one of the main objectives for the ‘Taste of the Caribbean’ is to “provide a platform for the development of food and beverage professionals.”