Anger at famine statue damage

first_img TAGSBalllingarydamagestatue NewsBreaking newsLocal NewsAnger at famine statue damageBy Bernie English – September 6, 2015 629 Van driver one of many incredible escapes during Storm Darwin Statue daubed by thugs after 113 years Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cash flow helps Limerick boat club raise the roof Previous articleSoccer – Turner simply the best as Limerick win yet againNext articleWoman rescued from bridge wall 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. Emailcenter_img Linkedin Advertisement by Bernie English [email protected] are outraged that the famine memorial at Ballingarry Community Park has been vandalised, causing damage to the structure of the statue.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Created by local artist …..Bullock of Glenwilliam during the park’s construction eighteen years ago, the statue, named ‘Roisin’ is formed in the likeness of a barefoot young girl in 1840’s style clothing.The park committee say that repair works will need to be carried out, or the statue may even have to be removed altogether if the damage is found to be too severe.Made of a light steel frame structure and formed by hand in detail using concrete, “Roisin” is a unique piece of art and, according to park committee chairman Colin Anderson, it is a tangible reminder of Ballingarry’s heritage and history.“The repairs are likely to cost the park committee a considerable sum as this is specialised work that will have to be undertaken by structural engineers and needs to be restored in the correct manner”, Mr Anderson explained.“This is the second act of vandalism seen in the park in the past three weeks. On August bank holiday Monday last, someone tried to set a number of fires in the park, and was witnessed stealing newspaper returns from the local shop at 5am for this purpose. No damage was caused, but there was intent.“The park is there for the enjoyment of all in our community and it is up to the members of our community to educate our young people to this fact, and to report any suspicious behaviour to the Gardaí”, the park committee chairman said.In the meantime, the area where “Roisin” is located  has been fenced off in case she should fall and injure somebody. The area will remain fenced off until remedial works can be carried out, or a decision is made to remove her.Ballingarry has a deep-rooted history of famine times, with a large poorhouse located just outside the village. A booming town in the early part of the 19th century when many locals were employed in the weaving and linen industries, it never fully recovered from the ravages of the famine.Many families took refuge on nearby Knockfierna Hill where up to a thousand people tried to stave off hunger and destitution before finally entering the poorhouse. Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Shannon statue to commemorate Axel last_img read more

Lough Swilly Ferry Service could return as early as next week

first_imgA Lough Swilly Ferry could soon be back on the water if negotiations between Donegal County Council and a potential new operator are successful.A previous round of tendering was unsuccessful, but when a second tender period expired yesterday, one proposal had been received.Discussions are now beginning, with Cllr Liam Blaney saying that while the summer is already half over, there could be a boat back on the water as early as next week…………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/liamferyweb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Lough Swilly Ferry Service could return as early as next week 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Homepage BannerNews Facebook By admin – July 17, 2015 WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter Google+ WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Twitter Previous articleCouncil urged to take action to stop illegal dumping at Galliagh beauty spotNext articleInfection controls stepped up at Altnagelvin Hospital admin Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

US Coast Guards awards funds for OPC construction start

first_img October 1, 2018 Authorities View post tag: OPC View post tag: US Coast Guard Construction of US Coast Guard’s new offshore patrol cutters (OPCs) is officially starting after the service awarded funds to Eastern Shipbuilding Group to begin construction of the lead OPC ‘Argus’.The contract options which were announced September 28 also include funds for long lead-time materials for the second OPC, which will be named ‘Chase’.This milestone, which begins the construction of the lead OPC, is another step in replacing the Coast Guard’s aging fleet of medium endurance cutters.The total value of the options exercised is $317.5 million. In addition to covering production of the lead OPC, this contract action also covers the initial order of components and materials necessary to support the future construction of the second OPC by acquiring propeller and steering components, marine diesel engines, the ship integrated control system, switchboards, and generators.“Recapitalization of the Coast Guard’s aging fleet of vessels, aircraft, systems and support infrastructure remains one of my highest priorities as commandant,” said Adm. Karl Schultz, commandant of the Coast Guard. “Today’s actions are a critical step towards delivering a fleet of offshore patrol cutters that will provide Coast Guard men and women with the tools to enforce our laws, secure our maritime borders, and execute the full range of Coast Guard missions for decades to come.”The OPC meets the service’s long-term need for cutters capable of deploying independently or as part of task groups and is essential to stopping smugglers at sea, interdicting undocumented migrants, rescuing mariners, enforcing fisheries laws, responding to disasters and protecting our ports. The acquisition of 25 OPCs will complement the capabilities of the service’s national security cutters, fast response cutters and polar security cutters.Delivery of the lead OPC is currently planned for 2021. View post tag: Eastern Shipbuilding Group Back to overview,Home naval-today US Coast Guards awards funds for OPC construction start US Coast Guards awards funds for OPC construction start Share this articlelast_img read more