Hopes for improved Mungret bus service

first_imgWhatsApp Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat TAGSLimerick City and Countynational transport associationNewsNTApoliticsTransport TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Print Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Twitter Linkedin Email Cllr Dan McSweeney, Fine Gael. Photo: Cian ReinhardtMUNGRET, Ballybrown and Clarina and could soon be benefitting from an improved public bus service.This follows a motion from Fine Gael councillor Dan McSweeney at a recent meeting of the Limerick City and County Council’s Travel and Transportation Strategic Policy Committee where he asked the council to engage with the National Transport Authority (NTA) to secure improved bus services for the area.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The City West representative was informed that the local authority is actively engaging with the NTA in the development of the Limerick Shannon Metropolitan Area Transport Strategy.“Baseline studies and projected growth for population centres in Ballybrown, Clarina and Patrickswell will form the basis for consultation between Bus Éireann and NTA for appropriate bus services to meet the demand,” a Council spokesperson explained.Cllr McSweeney told the committee that there are currently four services connecting Clarina to Limerick City Monday to Friday from 8am to 5.15pm. The service is reduced to two times a day on Saturdays and one on Sundays.“Upon your return from Limerick City you have four bus services commencing at 1.35pm with last service at 5.40pm and similarly these services reduce to two on a Saturday and one on a Sunday.“One of the major issues surrounding the return bus route is timing. Many students travelling to secondary schools, completing after school study and those working in Limerick City centre are unable to use public transport due to there being no later bus service,” Cllr McSweeney explained.He also pointed out that Mungret has been promised an extended bus service for a number of years and is still waiting for it.“Mungret has grown significantly over the last number of years with additional housing and new schools and these public transport plans have still not materialised. The improvement of the Clarina bus service will be able to work hand in hand with the provision of improved bus services for Mungret,” he concluded.center_img Previous articleLimerick woman to lead hotel industry through challenging timesNext articleStorm Jorge brings Orange Weather Warning this weekend Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsPoliticsTransportHopes for improved Mungret bus serviceBy Alan Jacques – February 27, 2020 579 Limerick on Covid watch list Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

Should Puerto Rico Have a Path to Statehood?

first_imgLegislation introduced in Congress on Tuesday would place the question of statehood for Puerto Rico in front of voters for the third time since 2012.The last two states admitted to the union were Alaska and Hawaii, and supporters of this bill said it would provide the island with the same path to statehood.There is some bipartisan support for this legislation that would put a federally-authorized referendum on the November 3rd, 2020 ballot in Puerto Rico. Approval by voters would lead to a presidential proclamation within 30 months, making Puerto Rico the 51st state.Should the island nation become our 51st state and why?last_img

School resource deputy arrested on child abuse charges

first_imgIn a press conference held on Tuesday, Sheriff Gregory Tony told reporters that he is unsure why the student was in the room or what happened before the incident, however, the response was unwarranted: A Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy serving as a school resource officer has been arrested for child abuse after surveillance video showed him slamming a student to the ground.The incident occurred on Sept. 25th at Cross Creek School in Pompano Beach.The video shows Deputy Willard Miller grabbing a 15-year-old girl by the neck and slamming her to the ground. Deputy Miller was initially suspended without pay as authorities investigated the incident and as of Tuesday he was arrested on a felony charge of child abuse without great bodily harm.center_img “The way the deputy responds, for whatever occurred, whatever type of verbal dialogue was going on, it makes no sense and it wasn’t necessary,” Sheriff Tony said.last_img read more

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Florida Man Slams Puppy Against Elevator Wall

first_imgGraphic video from inside an elevator show the suspect striking and throwing the 6-month-old Husky puppy against the walls of an elevator.The abuse lasted for more than six minutes.Karim Fathi Ellaisy, 21, was arrested Thursday on a charge of animal cruelty with intent to injure or kill, an arrest report said.According to the report, Ellaisy was caught on video abusing the 6-month-old Siberian Husky in an elevator at the Brickell Heights building ar 55 Southwest 9th Street.The video showed Ellaisy walking into the elevator with the Husky, which started urinating on the floor. That’s when Ellaisy yanked on the dog’s leash, causing it to slam against the elevator wall, the report said.Ellaisy was also seen slapping the dog, named Ajax, with an open hand multiple times before throwing it against the other elevator wall, the report said.“Once our officers saw this they had enough evidence to go and make an arrest, they contacted the owner of the dog which wasn’t the person who committed the crime,” Miami Police spokesman Mike Vega said.Ellaisy was booked into the Miami-Dade jail and later released on bond.Ellaisy’s attorney, Richard Cooper, said Ajax has no permanent injuries.“This is a regrettable situation for my client. This is a case involving someone who is young and inexperienced with training puppies. The video is disturbing to my client as it is not who he is,” Cooper said in a statement. “My client is being judged for the one moment in his life that he lost his cool and made a very bad choice. I am representing Karim because I know that people have bad days and do things they later deeply regret.”Ajax was released to his owner, and animal control was contacted, the arrest report said.“It’s really sad to see, if I see something like that I’m going to do something immediately,” neighbor Avi Eli said. “I would react just like I saw someone beating a kid.”last_img read more

Only three trafficking arrests on Super Bowl week, FBI says

first_imgIt could be possible the number of arrests will change. One anti-trafficking advocate said it was quote, “disappointing” that only three arrests were made. According to the F.B.I, only three people were charged with sex trafficking in the week leading up to the Super Bowl in Miami.Officials say they arrested a man and a woman from Miami, and a Connecticut man on charges of trafficking women.The FBI also says law enforcement located four missing young women who were trafficking victims.Last year, reports state that there were 6o arrests for Super Bowl week in Atlanta.Leading up to Super Bowl week there was a lot of attention brought to trafficking, but the agency won’t confirm if that is why the numbers are so low.Florida Lt. Governor Fighting Against Human Trafficking During the Super Bowllast_img read more