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

Questions for your credit union board

first_imgThought-provoking questions for boards emerged from last month’s National Credit Union Roundtable for Board Leadership, an annual event CUNA hosts.Consider these five:Do you have just a custodial mindset, or should you be—and can you be—a disruptive force for future change and better member service?Are you plugged into compliance?Does your credit union compliance executive have enough authority to make necessary changes to get the job done?Do you view compliance as a burden—or as the path you take to provide important products and services that meet members’ needs?Are you deliberate in your recruiting practices?As your ranks of young adult members grow, it’s important to ensure your board continues to represent your membership. This means actively recruiting more Generation X and Y directors to your board, according to attendees. continue reading » 22SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Football: Starting offensive line set for season opener against Alabama

first_imgAfter all the injuries and shuffling on the offensive line during training camp for the Wisconsin football team, the starting lineup has finally been set.The team released its official depth chart for Saturday’s opener against Alabama and the offensive line was listed as: fifth-year senior Tyler Marz at left tackle, redshirt freshman Michael Deiter at left guard, redshirt junior Dan Voltz at center, redshirt junior Walker Williams at right guard and redshirt sophomore Hayden Biegel at right tackle.UW head coach Paul Chryst said at a news conference Monday the lineup gives the Badgers the best chance right now, even though that unit hasn’t worked together once throughout all of training camp.Because of that, Chryst said communication will be key, since Marz and Voltz are the only returning starters from last season’s unit that paved the way for 4,482 rushing yards as a team.“You would have liked to have had more snaps, absolutely,” Chryst said. “They’ve got to continue to talk and continue to develop the chemistry.”It became clear Deiter would earn a starting spot on the line. He consistently worked with the first unit for the last few weeks.UW offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Joe Rudolph said Deiter’s emergence was inevitable.“You knew what you had coming in,” Rudolph said. “He had a really good spring, and I think he’s taken some steps from there with confidence.”The biggest surprise in the announcement is the right side of the line. Both Williams and Biegel suffered injuries during camp.Biegel hadn’t practiced since Aug. 14 when he left practice with a head injury.The way Biegel has handled himself since Chryst and his staff came to Madison gave the head coach the confidence to start him, despite the considerable amount of time off.“Right when he first got here, he picked things up pretty well,” Chryst said. “You feel like he’s a veteran in the way that he approaches it.”Williams had been working as the right tackle with the starters after Biegel was sidelined, but he suffered a head injury Aug. 24 that put him out of commission as well.“He was bouncing around, moving a lot of different places,” Chryst said. “I think he’s kind of settled into where he can give us some help either at the tackle or guard spot.”Chryst said he is confident both players are at 100 percent health and will have a full week of practice.Redshirt freshman Micah Kapoi started taking reps with the first team, but the reemergence of Williams and Biegel pushed him back to the second team. He’s listed as the backup at right guard and center.Regardless, his experience with the starters helped alleviate the depth issues the unit had, Chryst said.“I think we certainly have kind of our core depth right now,” he said.last_img read more