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 Jacques 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

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first_imgAsda’s new “hot cross hedgehog” loaf is the “best product it has ever put out”, according to bakery director Huw Edwards. The new 400g spicy bloomer loaf, priced at 92p, has a ripple effect from cuts on the top. Bakery equipment company Capway Systems has started marketing Rijkaart NV products in the UK, after taking over the Dutch dough-processing equipment firm last year. The acquisition gives Capway the capability to supply complete production lines.A NEW report from market analyst Datamonitor reveals the UK is Europe’s biggest user of own-label goods, with pene-tration rate exceeding 35% of total consumer packaged goods spending. Consumer spending on private-label food, drinks and personal care reached £39 billion in 2005, and Datamonitor forecasts this will increase a further 25%, to £48.7bn in 2010. Kroll, administrator of snacks company Golden Wonder, is in negotiations with three separate parties as it seeks to sell the firm’s remaining operations, including brands such as Nik Naks. Its manufacturing site for Pringles Mini in Corby was sold to CTO Holdings, an affiliate of Tayto (NI) on January 13. Golden Wonder is continuing to trade since going into administration on January 6.last_img read more

Pompeo Accuses Maduro Of Using Food As A ‘Political Weapon’ In Venezuela

first_imgBy Voice of America November 14, 2019 U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused the Nicolás Maduro regime of using food as a “political weapon.” According to Pompeo, more than 90 percent of Venezuelans cannot meet basic food needs.The Secretary of State has been a key voice in the U.S. government to help make the Venezuelan crisis visible to the international community.“More than 280 million people suffer from chronic hunger, including 94 percent of Venezuelans unable to cover daily food needs. Venezuelans refer to this as the ‘Maduro diet,’” Pompeo said along with a video he posted on his Twitter account October 16.“While the U.S. gives millions of dollars in aid, Maduro uses food as a political weapon,” he added.He also pointed out that “Maduro forces desperate Venezuelans to choose between food and freedom.”The video includes the audio of a woman warning about conditions, such as the obligation to sign a document (a petition against the United States) to receive the box of food the government distributes as part of the initiative known as the Local Supply and Production Committee (CLAP, in Spanish). “Heads of households who don’t sign won’t benefit from the CLAP bag,” is heard in the video.“I don’t think I should have to sign to be given a box that I’ve already paid for,” says another woman in the same video.According to the Maduro regime, the boxes of food were created to counter shortages, but several countries have criticized the initiative for being used to exert political pressure on Venezuelans and for corruption allegations.last_img read more