#WATCH #GE16 Niall Collins tops Limerick county poll crediting party’s ‘hard…

first_imgFacebook Niall Collins Linkedin TAGSfeaturedLimerick General Electionniall collins Minister Collins welcomes €418,662 in Limerick outdoor funding Taiwanese Community Donate PPE to Rathfredagh Cheshire Home RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Advertisement Print Previous articleShannon aviation gatheringNext article#GE16 first count results from Limerick constituencies Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Collins confirms €390k from third tranche of COVID-19 Stability Funding Andrew [email protected] at the Limerick count centre at the University of Limerick Sports Arean, Fianna Fail General Election candidate and Limerick County constituency poll topper Niall Collins has said that that the “hard work” done between elections has paid off for his party who have almost doubled their candidate return in Friday’s election.With all boxes opened and tallied in the county constituency, Collins returned with 12,085 first preference votes  with the likely quota set at 10,977.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up 65 per cent of the electorate turned out for Friday’s election and gave the outgoing TD 28 per cent of the vote.Fine Gael candidates Patrick O’Donovan, a sitting TD in the constituency and his party stablemate and local councillor Tom Neville have taken a combined 37 per cent of the first preference votes.Deputy O’Donovan has so far returned almost 8,500 first preference votes while Cllr Neville, son of outgoing TD Dan Neville, is sitting in third place with just under 8,000.In a constituency where transfers are still likely to decide the final order, Independent candidate Emmett O’Brien is still not out of the running despite a tallied first preference gap of in the region of 2,500 votes. NewsBreaking news#WATCH #GE16 Niall Collins tops Limerick county poll crediting party’s ‘hard work’By Staff Reporter – February 27, 2016 713 Email Collins welcomes his appointment as Minister of State No vaccines in Limerick yet last_img read more

US, Philippine navies complete coordinated patrol in Sulu Sea

first_img View post tag: Philippine Navy View post tag: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today US, Philippine navies complete coordinated patrol in Sulu Sea July 3, 2017 The U.S. and Philippine navies completed a coordinated patrol in the Sulu Sea at the invitation of the Government of the Philippines, July 1.During the operation, crews from the Littoral Combat Ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) and the Del Pilar-class Frigate BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF 16) worked closely together to detect and deter threats to maritime security.“These patrols enhance regional peace and stability,” said Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson, commander, Task Force 73. “Our at-sea operations with the Philippine navy demonstrate our commitment to the alliance and deter piracy and illegal activities.”As part of the operation, a group of Philippine navy sailors embarked aboard Coronado to coordinate communications and movements between the two ships. The Philippine sailors also exchanged best practices with their U.S. counterparts in visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) techniques and information sharing.The patrol strengthened maritime security cooperation between the U.S. and Philippine navies and enhanced both navies’ ability to respond to piracy and transnational criminal activity at sea, demonstrating U.S. commitment to the security of the Philippines and enduring U.S. interest in promoting stability and prosperity in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.Just prior to the coordinated patrol, Coronado completed the Maritime Training Activity Sama Sama with the Philippine navy in the vicinity of Cebu. The exercise provided opportunities to sharpen tactical skills in maritime security operations that were employed during the coordinated patrol. The U.S. and the Philippines continue to work together on a number of initiatives and conduct regular military exchanges through routine participation in bilateral and multilateral exercises such as Balikatan, the Maritime Training Activity Sama Sama, Southeast Asian Cooperation and Training (SEACAT), the Rim of the Pacific exercise (RIMPAC), the Asian Defense Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM-Plus), and other bilateral subject matter expert exchanges. center_img US, Philippine navies complete coordinated patrol in Sulu Sea Share this article Training & Educationlast_img read more