Drop in Garda numbers prompting bad behaviour

first_imgFacebook Priority is to have a decent society with decent public services Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins appointed as Minister of State A DROP in the number of Gardaí on the beat in communities is directly responsible for a rise in anti-social behaviour, according to Limerick City Fianna Fáil candidate, Cllr. James Collins.He was speaking after being contacted by city centre residents and members of the local business community, who are worried about rising levels of anti-social behaviour.“The fact is, since 2010, there has been a 53 per cent cut in the number of Community Gardaí operating in the city’s Garda stations. We used to have 80 Community Gardaí operating out of four stations in the city. Successive Fine Gael Justice Ministers have allowed the number of Community Gardaí in the city drop significantly.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “At the end of 2017, just 28 were based out of three stations. “It is no coincidence that there has been a rise in anti-social behaviour. If these specialist Gardaí aren’t working with at-risk young people, more of them will start engaging in anti-social behaviour,” he concluded.More about crime and court here. Twitter Limerick TD says GLAS payments welcome but ‘much more action’ needed to support Agri-sector Limerick City Council accept proposal for County Limerick dog park on 6 month trial basis WhatsApp NewsCrime & CourtDrop in Garda numbers prompting bad behaviourBy Bernie English – April 26, 2018 1379 Emailcenter_img Previous articleChamber function addressed by top entrepreneurNext articleSeoda Chamber Choir to perform at Shannon Rowing Club 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. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSbusiness communityFianna FáilGardaíJames Collinsstations Decision to enter Phase 4 of reopening Ireland deferred to August 10 Print Top Fianna Fáil councillor will reject Green coalition deal Advertisement Linkedinlast_img read more

Juventus plot Higuain for Icardi swap deal

first_img ReadAlso: Jose Mourinho talks future plans after turning 57 Juventus will try to avoid negotiating with Inter over Icardi and are planning to include some players in a swap deal that would see him join the Turin-based club. Miralem Pjanic and Alex Sandro are two of the men who could be used as makeweight in Juventus ‘ attempt to avoid splashing out cash for the Argentine striker. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Argentina international is currently on loan at PSG , who could exercise his 70 million euro buyout clause and resell the player. According to La Gazzetta Dello Sport, Gonzalo Higauin could leave in order for Icardi to arrive.Advertisement Juventus are keen to lure Mauro Icardi to Turin and They are reportedly preparing to deal That Could see the Inter striker move to the Old Lady. Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them20 Photos Of Kendall Jenner That Force You Love Her Even MorePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime Loading… last_img read more

New look for England boys’ squad

first_img24 Nov 2016 New look for England boys’ squad The England boys’ squad for 2016/17 has an almost completely new look, with eight of the nine players selected for the first time. Norfolk’s Toby Briggs (Image © Leaderboard Photography) is the only player who was a member of last year’s squad. He is joined by Yorkshire’s Barclay Brown, Gloucestershire’s Jack Cope, Hertfordshire’s Danny Daniels, Surrey’s Angus Flanagan, Michael Gilbert of Essex; Conor Gough and Kristian Tannum Donaldson of Berks, Bucks & Oxon; and Thomas Plumb of Dorset. Between them the players already have an impressive record. Apart from a host of individual success, Briggs, Flanagan and Gilbert were all in England’s winning team at the Boys’ Home Internationals; Cope, Daniels and Tannum Donaldson were in the team which won the Canadian International Junior Challenge; and Brown, Gough and Plumb have been successful U16 internationals. The players Toby Briggs, 17, (Dunston Hall) is an England boy international who also made his debut for GB&I in the boys’ team for the Jacques Leglise Trophy match against Continental Europe. He had high finishes in the Peter McEvoy Trophy, the Fairhaven Trophies and the German boys’ open and reached the match play stages of the British boys’ championship. Barclay Brown, 15, (Hallamshire) was the leading U18 player at the North of England Youths’ championship and reached the match play stages of the British boys’ championship. The U16 boy international was joint runner-up in the Scottish U16 championship and 15th in the Italian U16 open. He won all six of his matches when representing Yorkshire in the English boys’ county finals. Jack Cope, 17, (Minchinhampton) had top three finishes in the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters, the South of England boys’ open and the South West boys’ county qualifier. He reached the match play stages of the British boys’ championship. As well as helping England win the Canadian International Junior Challenge he was eighth individually and was sixth on the England Boys’ Order of Merit for 2016. Danny Daniels, 17, (Essendon) reached the quarter finals of the British boys’ championship, bowing out only on the 22nd hole. He won the East Berkshire Junior Stag tournament, was third in the South East boys’ county qualifier and fifth individually at the Canadian International Junior Challenge. He was fifth on the England Boys’ Order of Merit for 2016 Angus Flanagan, 17, (St George’s Hill) won the English U18 boys’ open stroke play for the Carris Trophy, represented England in the Boys’ Home Internationals and was runner-up on the England Boys’ Order of Merit for 2016. His other results included sixth place in the Duke of York Young Champions and fifth in the South East boys’ county qualifier. Michael Gilbert, 16, (Chelmsford) won the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters, was runner up in the U16 McGregor Trophy and won the U16 Hazards Salver at the Carris Trophy. He is an England boy international and also represented the country at U16 level. He was ninth on the England Boys’ Order of Merit for 2016. Conor Gough, 14, (Stoke Park) is the English U14 boys’ open champion, having won the Reid Trophy. He also won the U15 Douglas Johns Trophy and was runner up in the Italian U16 championship. He represented England in the autumn series of U16 matches against the other home countries. Thomas Plumb, 17, (Sherborne) won the South of England boys’ open, was runner-up in the Waterford Trophy and third in the South West boys’ county qualifier. He also had top 10s in the North of England open and the Lee Westwood Trophy. He reached the match play stages of the English amateur championship. Kristian Tannum Donaldson, 17, (Buckinghamshire) shared the halfway lead in the Carris Trophy and went on to finish 6th. This was one of a number of top tens during the season with other high finishes in the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters and the Canadian International Junior Challenge.last_img read more

Yorkshire’s Walker is selected for golfing honour

first_img22 Nov 2018 Yorkshire’s Walker is selected for golfing honour  Yorkshire’s Les Walker has a keen eye for golfing talent and he’s just been honoured for his years of volunteer service as an England and GB&I selector.Walker, from Selby Golf Club, received England Golf’s Award for Excellence in Coaching at the annual coaching conference at Woodhall Spa.He is renowned for his vast experience and encyclopaedic knowledge of boys’ and men’s golf. He’s got a great eye for spotting talent and has proved it over and over again by helping to pick successful teams, with players such as Justin Rose, Lee Westwood, Paul Casey and Luke Donald among his selections.Walker’s second term with the R&A has just come to an end after eight years as a boys’ selector and he bowed out after a convincing win for GB&I over Continental Europe in the boys’ Jacques Leglise Trophy, which involved five England players.Prior to this he trawled the fairways as a Walker Cup selector and was involved with the winning teams of 1999, 2001 and 2003. “We changed the pattern, we turned it around to win three on the trot and we only lost the next two by very small margins,” he said.He first became an England selector over 30 years ago and has been involved in many national successes.Walker is continuing as a boys’ selector and most recently has played his part in picking the England teams which have won the Boys’ Home Internationals for the last three years.“We have a very, very strong squad and they are young so we have them for more years than we used to,” he commented as he looked forward to more successes.Walker has his own proud record as player, having represented Yorkshire 178 times, winning 103 matches and halving 18. “It’s a good ratio,” he commented, viewing his record from a selector’s point of view! “It shows the lads that I have some expertise, that I did peg it up!”Walker was recognised alongside three other award winners. JJ Vallely of Matfen Hall, Northumberland, and coach to the North girls’ squad, was named Squad Coach of the Year. A Special Recognition Award was presented to David Ridley of Coxmoor Golf Club, Nottinghamshire, to mark his retirement after 32 years as an England coach. Paul Cannons of Kingsdown and Walmer Golf Club, Kent, was honoured as the Volunteer Manager of the Year.Caption: Les Walker, left, receives his award from England Golf Performance Director, Nigel Edwards (image copyright Vicki Head). Tags: Awards, England teams, performance, Selectorslast_img read more