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‘Heart of Gold’ Michael to be laid to rest after Limerick…

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first_imgPrint Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisement Twitter Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WhatsApp Previous articleWin The Sopranos full series boxsetNext articleCrescent SC gets second wave of planning approved Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Facebookcenter_img TAGSfeaturedkileelylimerickMichael McNamarapedestrianroad accidentthomondgate RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash The fatal accident happened on Kileely Road in LimerickTHE Limerick man tragically killed last Sunday night when he was knocked down on the Northside of the city will be laid to rest later this week as family remember him for having a “heart of gold”.Michael McNamara was walking home from his brother’s house when he was struck by a car on the Kileely Road in Thomondgate.The 40-year-old father of one originally from Moyross but with an address on Monabraher Road, Ballynanty died later in hospital despite the efforts of paramedics and those who tended to him at the scene.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The driver of the car, aged in his 20s, was unhurt in the accident.The single vehicle accident happened near St Lelia’s Church where Mr McNamara’s requiem Mass will take place this Friday at 11am.Michael McNamara who was tragically killed this week, will be laid to rest this FridayMichael’s brother Christy, said that the father of one had left his house moments before he was struck by the 2007 registered black BMW car.“He was with me here in the house earlier on the night, playing darts. He went away, and then I was called down to the road by a neighbour. I went down there and he was lying on the ground,” Christy McNamara told the Irish Sun.“He had a heart of gold, you couldn’t meet nicer,” he added.Mr McNamara is survived by his parents Pauline and Paddy; daughter Kellie; sisters Denise and Tanya and brothers Christy and Darren.Gardai forensic collision investigators assessed the scene and Gardai in Mayorstone have appealed for witnesses.See more local news here News‘Heart of Gold’ Michael to be laid to rest after Limerick accidentBy Staff Reporter – July 26, 2017 1558 Linkedinlast_img read more

Over 12 million collected in Donegal from NPPR charge since 2009

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first_img By News Highland – July 3, 2012 Pinterest Newsx Adverts Twitter Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Over 12 million collected in Donegal from NPPR charge since 2009 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp Facebook The second home tax has raised nearly 2 million euro more this year than in 2011.Saturday marked this year’s deadline for payment of the 200 euro non-principal private residence charge, and almost 50 million euro had been paid by then nationally.Since the NPPR charge was introduced in 2009, Donegal has seen the fourth highest total of any local authority in the state, and the highest amount collected outside Dublin and Cork.Now, the government is using data from the NPPR in its quest to collect outstanding Household Chargearrears.The database for the charge has been used along with the register of private rented accommodation for identifying homeowners who hadn’t paid the new household charge. To date, just over 12 million euro has been collected in Donegal since the charge was introduced.According to the Irish Times, it’s thought the introduction of the 100 euro charge this year may have prompted some people to pay their second home tax for the first time too.The report does however contrast this with the Donegal situation, which has one of the highest levels of NPPR payment, and one of the lowest Household Charge compliance rates.It suggests while second homes in the cities are mainly investment properties, the majority in Donegal are holiday homes owned by people from outside the county.center_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Pinterest Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleCant Pay Wont Pay group urge Donegal householders to ignore letters from authoritiesNext articleDerry man bailed on August riot charged News Highland Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Harvard ramps up focus on Europe

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first_imgIn the wake of Europe’s devastation in World War II, the close-knit relationship between the democracies of Western Europe and the U.S. has been so resolute, so foundational, that it became the dominant narrative of the liberal world order. The partnership has had its ups and downs — such as over the Vietnam War, and conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan — yet its importance and relevance was never in doubt.But now, as the U.S. and its allies prepare to meet in Brussels on July 11-12 for a summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO),  that bedrock bond seems increasingly shaky.Since President Trump took office, he has repeatedly questioned NATO’s value and spoken in lukewarm terms about U.S. defense obligations there. In recent weeks, he has threatened to impose stiff tariffs on European imports, saying the European Union (EU) was set up to “take advantage” of the U.S. President Trump reportedly urged French President Emmanuel Macron to pull France out of the union, dangling a favorable bilateral trade deal as incentive. He has spoken dismissively of German leader Angela Merkel, Europe’s most powerful head of state, while praising Russian President Vladimir Putin, viewed widely as an existential threat to Eastern Europe and NATO.“I think there’s a pervasive sense in Europe … that this administration is drifting away from this rock-solid alliance that we’ve had for seven decades,” said Nicholas Burns, the Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS). Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook, M.P.A. ’10, who is from Germany and has studied and worked in European politics, agrees. Europeans are “nervous and anxious in a way that I haven’t perceived since the Cold War, because the maneuvers of the administration in Washington are making Europeans’ heads spin, and it deprives Europeans of a sense of stability that allows them to do other work,” she said.To help ease these tensions and expand an area of teaching and research, Burns and Clüver Ashbrook are overseeing a new academic program designed to further students’ understanding of the U.S.-Europe relationship and encourage them to dive into practical public policy issues and challenges in that arena.The Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship will dig into economics and trade issues; security policy, including cyber issues and threats; the challenges facing democracy, such as the surge of nationalist movements, terrorism, and transnational organized crime; and diplomacy as a tool for global problem-solving and peacekeeping. The program also will look at the role of regional players, including Russia, Ukraine, and former states of the Soviet Union.Students and faculty will focus on and try to work through big-picture questions about the vitality of democracy on both continents, taking on such concerns as what to do about immigration; Britain’s pending departure from the EU; the surge of well-financed populist political candidates; the viability of political, economic, and legal institutions in the EU and the U.S., including a free press and the internet; and how to address Putin’s relentless attacks on their democracies.“What is the West today; what does the West really mean; what is the life in what we define as our Western values — are we actually still talking about the same things? And what should define this relationship for the 21th century?” asked Clüver Ashbrook, the project’s executive director. She and Burns, its faculty director, will continue to run the popular Future of Diplomacy Project at HKS.The Europe project leadership team includes Karl Kaiser, co-chair of the European Union seminar at the Center for European Studies at Harvard and a former director of the German Council on Foreign Relations, and Manuel Muñiz, dean of the IE School of International Relations in Spain and senior associate of the Trans-Atlantic Relations Initiative at HKS.In early July, the project will co-host a three-day conference in Spain with the IE School to discuss the current concerns confronting the trans-Atlantic relationship. The conference, which will feature Harvard faculty along with European policymakers and practitioners, is planned to become an annual event.In the fall, the project will begin offering three courses on Europe each academic year. Once a permanent faculty chair dedicated to European teaching and research is established, the slate of courses will expand. Each semester, fellows will lead intensive study groups on challenges or issues, and former European public-service figures will visit to debrief students about their experiences and weigh in on critical debates.Next year, Burns and former NATO Ambassador Douglas Lute plan to conduct a study reimagining NATO to coincide with the alliance’s 70th anniversary and to organize conferences in Cambridge and Paris to mark the centennial of the Treaty of Versailles.With many senior officials having left the State Department since 2016, Burns, a former U.S. ambassador to NATO and Greece who spent 27 years as a diplomat, says there’s a necessary professional and intellectual “passing of the torch” from the Cold War to the post-Cold War generation going on at universities and think tanks.“We do want to train the next generation of Atlanticists. We want young millennials to feel as connected across the Atlantic as we did, because it’s still vital,” he said. “This is not yesterday’s story.”Burns said the project is not a response to Trump’s often-hostile attitude toward Europe. The need to return European public policymaking and U.S. relations to the front burner goes back years, he said.Between Japan’s economic rise in the 1980s and China’s ascendancy as a global power over the last two decades, much of U.S. foreign policy that hasn’t centered on the Middle East has shifted toward Asia. And though that focus is logical, the U.S. sometimes seems to have forgotten how important its relationship with Europe remains. The continent is America’s largest trading partner and the largest investor in its economy. And NATO contains a large block of U.S. allies, said Burns.With the University home to the country’s first school of government, “We want Harvard to play a role in … promoting further understanding of the value of the trans-Atlantic relationship. There’s so much here. We ought to be teaching more about this, [have] more fellows, more intellectual firepower by our students and faculty trained on these issues,” said Burns. “It’s an academic effort, but it’s being produced in part because the relationship needs help.”Europe is under a lot of pressure and in a “battle of ideas” against Russia and its supporters, who rail against the very notion of Western democracy, said Burns.“We need to remind ourselves, through academic research, study, fellowships, training, why this is important — the future of the free world,” he said.last_img read more

Police: 2 juveniles steal vehicles, charged with felonies

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first_imgLater, police say they found the two juveniles in a different vehicle on State Route 7 in Unadilla. They say the two did not stop for a second traffic stop but eventually turned into the parking lot of a Speedway where they were taken into custody. Authorities say the first vehicle was stolen from the town of Downsville and the second vehicle was stolen from Unadilla. Both juveniles were arraigned by a judge and released to their legal guardians. The 16-year-old was also charged two counts of fleeing from an officer in a motor vehicle in the 3rd degree, both misdemeanors. They say the vehicle went off the road and struck a tree. According to police, both juveniles exited the vehicle and took off on foot.center_img (WBNG) — Two junveniles were arrested following a pursuit with state troopers on June 6. The New York State Police Department says a 16 and 17-year-old were charged with criminal possession of stolen property in the 4th degree and grand larceny in the 3rd degree, both felonies. Authorities say police were notified of an erratic driver on interstate 88 near the village of Unadilla. Troopers attempted to make a traffic stop but the vehicle did not stop.last_img read more