Former mayor comes out of retirement for local election

first_imgNewsPoliticsFormer mayor comes out of retirement for local electionBy Alan Jacques – March 29, 2019 1687 Former Mayor Jim Long who will be contesting the local elections in May.Photo: Emma JervisFORMER Mayor of Limerick Jim Long has entered the fray as a candidate for the upcoming local elections in City West.Speaking to the Limerick Post this Wednesday, the former Fine Gael councillor revealed that he has been encouraged to come out of retirement and put himself forward as an Independent candidate on May 24.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Over the past five years, I have always been available to people who needed advice on a broad number of issues and concerns. Also, I kept an eye and ear on the shenanigans at council,” the Ballinacurra Gardens man explained.“My assessment is that delivery has been overshadowed by personal fulfilment of the majority of councillors who sit in council chambers. It is very obvious that the cosy done deal between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil at the behest of senior management within Limerick City and County Council has led to these councillors becoming yes men and women to the chief executive and his team.“As a result, we have dictatorship at the cost of governance and democracy,” he claimed.“This is evident in relation to a number of issues that have failed the people of Limerick over the years.“To name but a few, the huge concerns from operations at the Irish Cement and Aughinish factories from toxic pollutants has now soared beyond health concerns, to an actual denial of our human rights by administrators and agencies.“Our elected members have been extremely silent on the process. The mould must be broken between the Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil coalition and senior management.“They have to be ousted and replaced by trustworthy candidates who will deliver for the people, not for Council management, themselves or multinationals,” he concluded. Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Linkedin Twitter Previous articleScramblers are creating havoc on Childers Road in LimerickNext articleGiant Granny left a rich cultural legacy in Limerick Alan Jacques TAGSLimerick City and CountyLocal Elections 2019politics Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? WhatsApp Printcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Limerick on Covid watch list Advertisement Facebook Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Emaillast_img read more

Trail ride raises funds for St. Jude Children’s Hospital

first_img Print Article Trail ride raises funds for St. Jude Children’s Hospital Ellis said there is no way for him to publicly thank everyone who made the St. Jude Trail Ride a great success.“If I start naming names, I might forget somebody and I don’t want to do that because it took a lot of people to make the ride a success,” he said. “They all know who they are and I thank them all.“The money raised will go to a great cause. Eighty-one cents of every dollar raised goes to research and treatment at St. Jude. At the hospital, they treat 260 patients a day and no family ever pays St. Jude for anything.”Ellis said the daily operating cost for St. Jude is $1.8 million a day, which is primarily covered by public contributions. Latest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skip By Blood Sugar Blaster By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Book Nook to reopen Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Sponsored Content You Might Like Bugs get no love in Pike County The Pike County Extension Service on Three Notch Street gets lots of calls about all sorts of pests, garden critters… read more The Saddle Up for St. Jude Trail Ride was held at After All Acres between Spring Hill and Henderson and was a follow up to the 2011 ride that raised $10,000 for St. Jude.Ellis said he had set a goal of $20,000 for the ride and still has hopes of reaching the goal.“We were very pleased with the participation and with the amount of money raised for St. Jude’s and the children,” he said. “But, I’m not ever satisfied when it comes to helping children with cancer. I had wanted to double what we did last year and we’re close. So, I won’t mail the check to St. Jude until Monday to give those who would like to make a donation a little more time. I believe we’ll make it.” St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was founded in 1962 by the late entertainer Danny Thomas. Its mission is to find cures for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. On average, 7,800 active patients visit the hospital each year.Those who would like to make a donation to the children’s research hospital through the Saddle Up for St. Jude Trail Ride may do so by contacting Ellis at (334) 566-6169 or B.B. Palmer at (334) 672-2787 or sending a check payable to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to Saddle Up for St. Jude, 5799 County Road 2262, Troy, AL 36079. Published 10:00 pm Monday, September 17, 2012 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration More than 150 people “saddled up” for the children at St. Jude’s on Saturday.Another 75 people came along for the “ride” that raised $15,400 and counting for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.“And, we’re not done yet,” said Max Ellis, organizer of the fund-raising event. “I’ve had people calling to say that they weren’t able to come to the Saddle Up for St. Jude Trail Ride but want to make donations and we’re mighty glad to accept them.”last_img read more