New views on Limerick’s revolutionary past

first_imgNewsHeritageNew views on Limerick’s revolutionary pastBy Staff Reporter – August 1, 2018 3626 Previous articleLotsa luck for Limerick familyNext article#PHOTOS All-Ireland glory beckons for Limerick’s magnificent hurlers Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print Limerick Post Show | Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste ná Béarla cliste Advertisement Facebook Linkedin New Report from MIC Reveals the Reality of Human Trafficking in Ireland WhatsApp Limerick’s Student Radio Station Wired FM Celebrates 25 Years on Air center_img Twitter TAGSheritagehistoryLimerick City and CountyMary Immaculate College Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste ná Béarla cliste RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free State soldiers outside Cruise’s Royal Hotel in 1922.Photo: National Library of Ireland.OVER the next five years, Ireland will commemorate the centenaries of seminal, but often difficult and controversial, events.As part of the commemorations, the Department of History at Mary Immaculate College (MIC) will host a free one-day conference on Limerick during the revolutionary years between 1918 and 1923.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The conference, ‘Limerick 1918-23: New Approaches’ will bring together leading scholars to better understand this important period in Limerick’s and, indeed, the country’s history on Saturday, September 1.According to event organiser and MIC history lecturer Dr Brian Hughes, the conference participants have been working with new themes, methodologies, and sources for history and commemoration of the Irish Revolution.“The research that will be presented reflects some the most recent and innovative additions to our knowledge of the revolutionary period in Limerick and further afield. Contributors will use local, national, and even international perspectives to help us better understand the events of 100 years ago.’The first session of the conference will bring highlight underused or neglected sources for social and political history of the period.Limerick Council Archivist Jacqui Hayes and Limerick Diocesan Archivist David Bracken will highlight material available in local archives that represent the upheaval of the period alongside the everyday lives of those who lived in the city and county.MIC history student, Winnie Davern, will use a collection of private family papers to highlight personal responses to the anti-conscription movement in 1918 while PhD graduate, Dr Seán William Gannon, will look at the experiences of disbanded members of the Royal Irish Constabulary in Limerick in 1922.Maynooth PhD candidate Jack Kavanagh will make innovative use of GIS mapping technology to provide a more detailed picture of Civil War participation and Dr Alexandra Tierney will reflect on the impact of suffrage and independence on the women of Limerick.In the final session, papers by Anna Lively from the University of Edinburgh and Síobhra Aiken from NUI Galway will examine the ways that those involved wrote about their experiences afterwards, in both memoirs and in novels, and how events like the Limerick Soviet have been remembered or, indeed, forgotten.Queen’s University Belfast Professor Fearghal McGarry’s keynote lecture will ask us to think about the history and commemoration of Ireland’s revolution in a global context.Full details at www.mic.ieby Tom [email protected] Week-long Celebration of Women as MIC Marks International Women’s Day Emaillast_img read more

£250m Euro plan for Standard Life

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Chronic thief sentenced to nine years imprisonment

first_img Share Share LocalNews Chronic thief sentenced to nine years imprisonment by: – May 14, 2012 43 Views   3 comments Sharing is caring!center_img Share Tweet Court gavel. Photo credit: kirtok.comA fifty-four (54) year old male of Scottshead who has convictions spanning almost thirty (30) years has been sentenced to serve an imprisonment term of nine (9) years, narrowly escaping the maximum twelve (12) year sentence. Cornelius Francis who burglarized the home of a German dentist Dr Herbert Posdzick on 19th October, 2010 pleaded guilty to the offence of burglary with intent to steal when he appeared before the High Court of Justice on Monday.Information revealed in Court by state attorney Clement Joseph indicates that Francis “smashed the glass door” of Dr. Posdzick’s apartment on Rose Street in Goodwill around 11 am on 19th October and “ransacked the house”.A neighbour who saw Francis leaving the house shouted “voleur! voluer!” meaning “thief! thief” which prompted him to flee the scene.When he was later arrested and questioned her told the police; “I go there, I mash up the door looking for something to eat but I didn’t get nothing there. The lady shout thief and I go about my business but I didn’t take nothing”.His attorney, Darious Jones in making a plea in mitigation on his behalf told the Court that his client who was in search of a “hot easy meal” is “a product of the society” as he had to “almost grow up himself” when both his parents died while he was still young.Jones who admitted that his client has “a conviction sheet which takes a bit to go through, it’s more like a little booklet,” lamented the fact that “nothing had been done to help his client re-direct his life”.He also lamented the fact that there are no “counseling services available at the prison” where inmates could be afforded an opportunity at rehabilitation.“Maybe if there as a proper counseling service at the prison something could have been done to help him. The state owes society that little assistance to ensure that the people who offend are given assistance by way of counseling to prevent them from re-offending,” he said.According to Jones, his client has been at the prison since his November 19th, 2010 arrest and was also admitted to the Psychiatric Ward for examination.He asked the Court to take a “holistic” approach to sentencing his client and “do something different from what has been done in the past” suggesting that a “wide span suspended sentence” be imposed to “see whether he could change his ways”.Justice Birnie Stephenson-Brooks before sentencing Francis told him that although he has “always admitted to offences” and never denied what he did that he is a “habitual offender…what criminologist would call a chronic or classic recidivist”.She said further; “it is unfortunate, you seem to have embarked upon your career at the same time as I embarked upon mine. When I was in my first year at the university getting my law degree you were serving your first prison term”.Francis then replied; “that’s a long time wi miss”.Justice Stephenson-Brooks also noted that all of Francis’ convictions appear to be “a cry for help” which he never received from the previous magistrates/judges who sentenced him without an order for psychiatric evaluation or treatment.“Something should have been done when you were a young man. It seems he has sought refuge and housing at the prison. It looks like he is more comfortable at Stockfarm,” Justice Stephenson-Brooks said.She sentenced him to nine years imprisonment which will commence from the day of his arrest and remand at the prison, 19th November, 2010 stating that she has to “show the Court’s abhorrence for these types of crimes” as well as to protect the citizens of Dominica who have a right to feel safe and secure.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Alhaji Akanbi believes commitment is the reason behind Hearts’ success

first_imgStrategic Committee member of Hearts of Oak, Alhaji Braimah Akanbi, has attributed the club’s good start to the season down to commitment by both players and technical team.The Phobians are unbeaten in five games and produced a stunning comeback against Inter Allies on matchday five.This has revived the Phobian spirit among the rank and file of the club and for Alhaji Akanbi, the secret is simply commitment.“The secret behind all these early season glory is just the commitment the players and technical team have,” he told Asempa Sports“You can see the players are well committed, the technical team is always motivating the players, and everybody is dedicated to the work at hand and a whole lot of things that comprises to this success.”“Ever since the season started, I can see lot of improvement within the team. I believe they can maintain this form and the players will do more for us.” Accra Hearts of Oak are preparing to take on Wa All Stars at the Accra Sports Stadium in a clash between two unbeaten sides in the league. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more