Labour candidates go on solo run on Limerick doorsteps

first_imgCelebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy RESIDENTS in City North and City East are bewildered with Labour Party local election candidates who they claim have been canvassing on their doorsteps under the guise as independents.Sinn Féin candidate for Limerick City East, Séighin Ó’Ceallaigh, has accused a Labour rival in the same ward of “masquerading as an independent”. According to Ó’Ceallaigh, Derek Mulcahy has been distributing election material with no mention of his candidacy for the Labour Party.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “He describes himself as a peace commissioner but makes no mention of the Labour Party. Residents of Garryowen drew my attention to this leaflet while canvassing in the area. It really is quite a bizarre document and speaks volumes for the level of embarrassment that Labour candidates must feel about their parties performance in government,” said Mr Ó’Ceallaigh.In response, Mr Mulcahy denied that his election flyers do not reference the Labour Party.“All my canvassing leaflets have the Labour Party logo on them and I am a peace commissioner. If people need a document signed I am more then happy to accommodate,” said Mr Mulcahy.“Garryowen is one of the oldest communities in Limerick that does not have its own community centre. The letter I put out in Garryowen is letting the people know that if I am elected to Limerick City and County Council I will make this a priority,” he explained.Meanwhile, Anti Austerity Alliance candidate for City North, Cian Prendiville, has also accused Labour rival Frankie Daly of “pretending to be an independent”. A campaign leaflet issued by Mr Daly, who is standing in Limerick City North, makes no reference his party, and the AAA claim many who he has talked to believed he was an independent.“Labour are running scared. The fact that their leaflets don’t mention the Labour Party is a further sign that this party are trying to scam working class people. They know they are facing a wipe out and are trying every trick in the book to avoid that. Labour are obviously well trained in lying during elections, but this is a new low,” said Mr Prendiville.According to Frankie’s campaign manager Richard Fahy, 300 campaign posters, 10,000 flyers and 6,000 leaflets were distributed in City North in the run up to this Friday’s local election all with the Labour party logo.“Frankie did put together a low quality leaflet, a bio, for people who asked for a little more information. Maybe you could ask Cian Prendiville to clear up the confusion on whether he’s a member of the Anti Austerity Alliance or the Socialist Party,” Mr Fahy concluded. Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Facebook Linkedin Previous articleThings get dirty in last leg of election race in LimerickNext articleKiller tells trial Dundon ordered murder from prison cell Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email TAGSAnti Austerity AllianceLabour PartyMusic LimerickSinn Fein WhatsAppcenter_img Sinn Fein plans for ‘all female’ election candidates are sexist and discriminatory, says male party member snubbed for election run RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Twitter #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Advertisement NewsPoliticsLabour candidates go on solo run on Limerick doorstepsBy Alan Jacques – May 21, 2014 951 Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launchlast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Schuyler Sisters Talk Empowerment & More

first_imgRenée Elise Goldsberry, Phillipa Soo & Jasmine Cephas Jones Star Files Jasmine Cephas Jones Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Schuyler Sisters Talk Empowerment2016 Tony nominees Renée Elise Goldsberry and Phillipa Soo, along with Jasmine Cephas Jones, are certainly not helpless! The trio, who as you all know by now play the Schuyler sisters in Hamilton, recently sat down with CBS This Morning to discuss how they’ve changed their views about their characters since working in the gargantuan hit. “I don’t know that we [initially] thought that these women that we’re portraying thought in a way as revolutionary as we think we are, and we know that they did now,” remarked Goldsberry. “And that’s empowering to all women of all time I think.” Check out the video below!center_img View Comments Tom Hardy Musical London Road Gets U.S. ReleaseWe can’t wait to see this in movie theaters come September! According to Variety, BBC Worldwide North America has picked up U.S. rights to London Road, featuring Tom Hardy (in one scene as a singing cabbie), Olivia Colman and Anita Dobson. The musical, helmed by Rufus Norris and penned by Adam Cork and Alecky Blythe, is based on the National Theatre tuner of the same name and is set in and around London Road in Ipswich, Suffolk, following serial killer Steve Wright’s murders and trial between 2006 and 2008.Cristin Milioti Lands FX PilotGood news for Tony nominee Cristin Milioti (Once) and Nina Pedrad! Deadline reports that FX has ordered a pilot penned by and starring the pair. The 30-minute show will follow a group of friends, one of whom is obsessed with…wait for it…Hamilton. Isn’t everyone?!#Ham4Ham Pays Tribute to Muhammad AliWhich leads us back to…the record-breaking tuner. It was a case of #Ham4Ali at the live #Ham4Ham show on June 8. Poet and Hamilton ensemble member Daniel Watts’ paid tribute to the Greatest Of All Time, Muhammad Ali; take a look at the knock-out performance!last_img read more

Do This: Long Island Events June 19-24

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Lucinda WilliamsThe quintessential singer/songwriter has an edgy voice that sounds like a soft snarl filtered through a rusty screen door of a ramshackle Delta farmhouse on a hot summer night. Her material rides the border between alt-country and hard rock, but always reverberates with raw emotion and a hint of something deeper going on. Her career has been quixotic over the years, but she’s finally getting the acclaim she deserves. “Passionate Kisses” anyone? With special guest Kenneth Brian Band. The Space. 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $40-$60. 8 p.m., June 19Jay BlackThe Long Island native known as The Voice and former frontman of Jay and the Americans will perform his hits, including “Only In America,” “Come A Little Bit Closer,” “Cara Mia,” “This Magic Moment,” and “Walkin’ In The Rain.” Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow. nassaucountyny.gov Free. 7:30 p.m., June 20Hot TunaHot Tuna teams up former Jefferson Airplane’s Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, who for years have been putting their own spin on rock and roll—either electric or acoustic—that draws deep from the roots of country folk and down-home blues. Looking like a hipper version of Colonel Sanders in sunglasses, Leon Russell is the legendary piano man with an unmistakable tenor drawl, now honored in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, who achieved immortality for his “A Song For You,” with its evocative refrain, “Remember when we were together, we were alone and I was singing this song to you…” A night with these two great acts means a whole lotta pickin’ will be going on, whether on the keyboards or the guitar strings. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50, $52. 8 p.m., June 20WWE LiveThis WWE VIP Experience event will feature some of the world’s greatest professional wrestlers, including John Cena, Bray Wyatt and the Wyatt Family, the Rhodes Brothers, and the recently dethroned Intercontinental Champion Big E. The audience will also witness the might of Rob Van Dam only one year after his return to WWE. Who will be left standing at the end of these epic showdowns? Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. nassaucoliseum.com $20-$111.85. 7:30 p.m., June 21Happy Together Tour 2014Back by popular demand on a tour running three-decades strong, concertgoers can relive the soundtrack of their youth as they are transported back in time via multimedia highlights referencing the era in which these hits were released. Those hits include “We’re An American Band,” “Some Kind of Wonderful,” “Devil With A Blue Dress,” “Good Golly Miss Molly,” “Joy To The World,” and, of course, “Happy Together.” Lineup includes The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night, Mark Farner formerly of Grand Funk Railroad, Gary Lewis and The Playboys and Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$89.25. 8 p.m., June 21Fall Out Boy performing in Brazil. (Photo: Facebook)Fall Out Boy / ParamorePop-rock chart toppers Fall Out Boy and Paramore fill out one of this summer’s greatest tandems as they join forces for what they’re calling the “Monumentour.” Having ridden parallel roller-coasters through the courses of their careers, the announcement of the monumental co-headline has fans in frenzied states of excitement while questioning how this hasn’t happened earlier? Stay tuned for a forthcoming profile of both bands in the Press. With New Politics, The Maine. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh. jonesbeach.com. $56, $107.70. 7 p.m., June 21Scott StappSince another Creed reunion appears unlikely, catch the post-grunge rock band’s former frontman who turned his Grammy-winning hit, “With Arms Wide Open,” into a charity. He’s touring to promote his second solo album released last fall, Proof of Life. With guests Monks Of Mellonwah. The Emporium , 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com. $22 advance, $25 DOS. 8 p.m., June 21Matisyahu/Beer Fields FestivalThe Jewish reggae artist is touring to promote his fifth studio album, Akeda, released this month. With pop-punkers Ballyhoo! and local bands. The show is set against the backdrop of the daylong beer fest featuring more than 75 breweries, including a wide variety of local brewers. Pennysaver Amphitheater, Bald Hill, 55 South Bicycle Path, Selden. beerfieldsny.com $35 advance, $75 DOS, $125 VIP. 4 p.m., June 21Beards, Bards and BOOMThis mix of contemporary art forms will put all the senses to work. An outdoor sculpture garden, featuring more than 20 sculptures from local and emerging artists, which will be displayed through Aug. 18. Inside The Gathering House’s art gallery, patrons take in two-dimensional drawings and paintings, including new installations constructed by a tissue sculptor and a crochet artist’s yarn bomb. And Poet Steven T. Licardi will host spoken word performances by the best emerging poets on the scene. That’s in addition to musical performances throughout the evening from local singer-songwriters. The Walt Whitman Birthplace, 246 Old Walt Whitman Rd., Huntington Station. waltwhitman.org. Free. 7 p.m. June 21The Adventure Park at Long Island (Photo: Facebook)The Adventure Park at Long Island DebutsWhat’s billed as Long Island’s “First Aerial Forest Adventure Park” is slated to open its doors Saturday to thrill seekers eager to feel the rush of zipping through the trees on zip lines and “challenge bridges” between tree platforms. All of which are interconnected in a series of color-coded “treetop trails” ranging in difficulty from beginner to advanced on five wooded acres within the Henry Kaufman Campgrounds. Climbers wear safety harnesses, doubly secured to cables throughout their time in the trees to ensure they are “locked on” the climbing system. The Adventure Park at Long Island, 75 Colonial Springs Rd., Wheatley Heights, longislandadventurepark.org. $39-$49. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Mon-Fri. 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat.-Sun. Season ends. Sept. 2Third Annual Long Island Kosher BBQ Championship and Kosher Food FestivalFire up the grills! Trophies will be presented to first, second and third-place winners of the following categories: Best Brisket, Best Ribs, Best Chicken, Best Beans, Most Original Team Name and Best Booth Decoration. A portion of the proceeds will be going to charities working to alleviate hunger. Temple Beth Torah, 243 Cantiague Rock Rd., Westbury. likosherbbq.org Free. 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., June 22Everclear, Soul Asylum, Eve 6, SpageHogEverclear’s lead singer and songwriter Art Alexakis exercises patchwork skills of the flannel-and-denim era, constructing another nostalgia-ridden touring mini-festival lineup for ‘90s alt-rock lovers. For its third consecutive annual run, the Summerland tour bill proudly stars Soul Asylum, Eve 6, and SpaceHog. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $32-$71.50. 7:30 p.m., June 22Block BAfter the success of their new album “Jackpot,” this South Korean boy band is now a global sensation. These bad boys of K-pop are sure to impress with boastful rapping and powerful dance skills. Fans can expect to hear hits like “Very Good” and “Be the Light” on the latest stop of their first international tour under their new record label Seven Seasons. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $110-$245. 6:30 p.m., June 22Backstreet Boys / Avril LavigneBackstreet’s back, alright. Twenty-one years after their debut, history’s best-selling boy band is back at it. Touring in support of their new record, “In a World Like This,” set to be released next month. Sharing a stage with everyone’s favorite Canadian punk princess, Avril Lavigne. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh. jonesbeach.com. $29.50-$250. 7:30 p.m., June 22Ben FoldsHe put the Ben Folds in the platinum-selling Ben Folds Five and he’s back to rock the suburbs. Following a successful reunion/live album release with the band in 2013, Folds tackles his latest live performances with a piano concerto he’s composed as part of a global symphonic tour. The Space. 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $40-$64.15. 7 p.m., June 2325th Anniversary of Tim Burton’s BatmanThis marks a quarter century since what became known as “The Summer of Batman,” long before Christian Bale played The Dark Knight. Speakers include comics’ historian Danny Fingeroth in conversation with one of comics’ most acclaimed writers, Dennis O’Neil. Includes a reception with comics and merchandise available for sale by Escape Pod Comics and 4th World Comics and Toys. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. CinemaArtsCentre.org. $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m., June 23Lionel Richie / CeeLo GreenR&B and soul classics and current hits will be performed back-to-back in the All The Hits All Night Long tour. Lionel Richie, one of the best-selling artists of all time, will bring it back to the old school with too many chart-toppers to list here. With the more famous half of Gnarls Barkley, who’s starring in a new reality show, “CeeLo Green’s The Good Life.” Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh. jonesbeach.com. $20-$171.50. 7:30 p.m., June 25—Compiled by Arielle Martinez, Elora Weil, Nikki Donato, Spencer Rumsey and Timothy Bolger.last_img read more