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

Banks DIH Powerade/Aqua Mist Christmas badminton tourney launched

first_imgTHE Banks DIH Powerade/Aqua Mist Christmas Badminton Singles Tournament, which is set to commence from today at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue, was officially launched yesterday morning at Thirst Park.Attending the launch was President of the Guyana Badminton Association (GBA), Gokarn Ramdhani, along with Banks DIH Communications Manager, Troy Peters, Aqua Mist Brand Manager, Clive Pellew and Powerade Brand Manager Errol Nelson.The annual tournament is a collaboration between the GBA and Banks DIH Limited. The tournament is expected to run for three days, concluding on Sunday. To aid in their fund raising activities there will also be a Fund Raising BBQ on Saturday from 12:00-3:00pm. The GBA took the opportunity to extend heartfelt gratitude to Banks DIH for coming on board, supporting the development of badminton, and making the sport’s final tournament for the 2017 calendar year a great success.The tournament schedule is as follows:Friday 15th Open Men and Ladies Singles. Time: 5:30pm.Saturday 16th Boys and girls under-11, 15 and 17 Singles. Time: 10:30am.Sunday 17th Seniors and Juniors finals. Time: 11:00amPresentation at 1:00pm.last_img read more

Former rugby league star to join Munster backroom team

first_imgThe incoming Ireland defence coach will join the province for the next four months.Farrell – who was part of England’s coaching ticket for their 2015 World cup campaign – can’t work with an international team during the Six Nations as part of his gardening leave however he can work with clubs.The Reds have struggled in recent weeks losing 5 of their last 6 matches.last_img

The Diamond League: Amel Tuka the best Athlete in 2015

first_imgThe Diamond League declared Amel Tuka the best Athlete in 2015. His race and victory were stated as the most spectacular in the season.The IAAF Diamond League stated the names of five best athletes in 2015 who competed in races at 800 meters.The BiH athlete Amel Tuka was declared the best, given that he had the best time of the season, 1:42.51. The BiH athlete is followed by Nijel Amos, Mohhammed Aman, David Rudisha and Ayanieh Souleiman.“The first place goes to one of the biggest surprises of the season in races at 800 meters. Unbelievable progress of Amel Tuka from the fourth to the first place marked the race in Monaco. With this victory, Tuka prevented Amos from celebrating in the Diamond League, prior to the finals in Brussels,” it was stated on the web page of the Diamond League.(Source: read more