Metropolitan Mayor from Tipperary happy to call Limerick home

first_imgLinkedin Previous article‘Forgiveness’ will be key to Keary’s mayoraltyNext articleSeven seats remain in new boundary shake-up Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp TAGSCllr Sean LynchCllr Vivienne CrowleyFianna FáillimerickLimerick City and County CouncilLimerick Metropolitan District WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter Facebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsLocal NewsMetropolitan Mayor from Tipperary happy to call Limerick homeBy Alan Jacques – June 29, 2017 2097 center_img Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Email Sean LynchSean Lynch“IT’S a long way to Tipperary,” … or so the old song goes.But one thing is certain, the heart of Limerick’s new Metropolitan Mayor, Sean Lynch, does not lie in the Premier County.Speaking after his election to the post last Friday evening at City Hall, the retired Tipperary-born Garda detective firmly placed his allegiance to the green and white of the Limerick flag.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “I happily call Limerick my home,” the Patrickswell resident admitted proudly.“After 27 years as a Garda detective the worst days are, thankfully, in the rearview mirror as Limerick powers ahead. The view keeps getting better and better,” Mayor Lynch said.“We still have much to do and many people to reach but a solid foundation is there and we are not far off at the moment being a city where everyone who wants a job will get a job.”And in a perfect show of his ‘good cop/bad cop’ sides, the Fianna Fail politician then made it perfectly clear to local representatives that he would throw the book at them if they get of hand in the council chambers in the coming year.Showing the firm hand of the law, he pointed out that a code of dress and punctuality would be followed under his rule as chairperson.24-year-old Vivienne Crowley was also elected as Deputy Mayor for the Metropolitan District.Independent councillor Frankie Daly congratulated her on the new post.“You come from fine stock and the breeding in you is exceptional,” he said.“I am not a horse,” Cllr Crowley quickly replied.by Alan [email protected] Advertisementlast_img read more

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Area Boys & Girls Basketball Scores (12-20)

first_imgArea Boys & Girls Basketball Scores.Tuesday  (12-20)Boys Scores.Batesville  65     Union County  57Oldenburg  55     Waldron  35Taylor  46     Lawrenceburg  45Connersville  44     Greenfield Central  37Lanesville  56     Shawe Memorial  32SW Shelby  56     Morristown  53Girls Scores.Columbus East  51     Batesville  39Rushville  63     North Decatur  34Waldron  61     Knightstown  54SW Shelby  47     Morristown  40Greenfield Central  44     Connersville  29last_img read more

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Clippers, Lakers join for moment of unity and protest during anthem

first_img How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe Lakers and Clippers linked arms, the Clippers with their heads bowed. LeBron James raised his right fist during the final notes of the anthem, a recorded rendition delivered by the Compton Kidz Club.In a statement, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said he was supportive of the collective gesture, long considered exceedingly controversial and in violation of the league policy: “I respect our teams’ unified act of peaceful protest for social justice,” he said. “And under these unique circumstances will not enforce our long-standing rule requiring standing during the playing of our national anthem.”The participants did more than kneel, of course: After warming up in black T-shirts that read “Black Lives Matter,” many players displayed socially relevant, NBA-approved messages on the backs of their game jerseys where their last names usually go. Included among them: “Black Lives Matter,” “How Many More,” and “I Am a Man.”Coaches wore NBA Coaches for Racial Justice patches, a reference to the NBA Coaches Association’s panel committed to police reform and voting rights. And Lakers Coach Frank Vogel paused before taking questions from reporters pregame to pay homage to iconic civil rights activist John Lewis, who died July 17 and was laid to rest Thursday.Earlier, Clippers Coach Doc Rivers — who, for several days has been rocking a ballcap that reads: “VOTE” — shared some of his memories of spending time with Lewis, noting that his work continues. Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers “What’s amazing,” Rivers said, “is when you think about right now, some of the stuff that John Lewis was fighting for, we’re still fighting for.“Voter suppression right now is at an all-time high … we have a group of people who are trying to get people not to vote. Latinos, Blacks and young people are the targets. That’s who they’re trying to get not to vote. It’s amazing when you think about how long ago that was, and yet we’re still fighting that fight.”The players had their say too.Several lent their voices to the pregame montage that played in the arena and on the nationwide TNT broadcast. Clipper Chris Paul, the NBPA President, was among those featured on screen, and among the NBA and WNBA representatives on a recent conference call with former first lady Michelle Obama.“I don’t care what happens as far as these games, or life comes back to normal,” Paul said on the video. “Things aren’t gonna change until we make them change.”After his team’s 106-104 victory, Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell brought a bulletproof vest with him to his postgame interview. He explained that the vest — which was adorned, he told Bleacher Report’s Taylor Rooks, with the names of people killed by police — was a visual cue representing the “hands up, don’t shoot” mantra. “We’re sick and tired of being afraid,” Mitchell said.Paul George said he was proud to be a part of the pregame protest.“It was great to play for something, we stood up for something, we knelt for something,” he said. “This league is all about unity and can’t say it enough, I love being part of it, it’s a brotherhood, this league, and at the same time, we know we can change things as well.”The Lakers’ LeBron James walked off the floor and, on TNT, talked to America.“The game of basketball has always been bigger than just the ball and the rim, 10 guys on the floor with referees,” James said. “It’s an opportunity to use this platform to be able to spread a lot of positive, a lot of love throughout the course of the whole world. We understand what’s going on in society right now, and we’re using this NBA platform, as players and coaches, as organizations, to continue to stand strong on that.”Related Articles Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions NBA players made it clear on reopening night: They are not going to take their eye off the ball.Yes, the games officially are afoot in the bubble at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, but the guys out there dribbling have not shut up.On the contrary: They’re doing what they can to direct the focus toward the groundswell of protest against social injustices in America.On Thursday, before both the Lakers defeated the Clippers 103-101 and the Pelicans-Jazz game preceding it, players lined up on the sideline near the on-court “BLACK LIVES MATTER” lettering and knelt together — alongside coaches and game officials — during the national anthem. Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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