Limerick infant taken from mother who was drunk outside chipper

first_imgThe incident happened at 1pm on Sunday WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement Facebook Print Linkedin A ONE-year-old infant has been placed in emergency foster care after he was found in a buggy, partly dressed, outside a Limerick city takeaway with his heavily intoxicated mother.Details of the incident which unfolded at around 2am in the early hours of last Monday. were heard at a special sitting of Limerick Court.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Gardaí said they arrived at the Chicken Hut on O’Connell Street, where the mother was found with her young baby in a buggy.Dressed in just a vest, the little boy was trying to get out of the buggy and had a little blanket at his side.The child’s mother was heavily intoxicated and distressed as she claimed she had been assaulted while drinking at a friend’s apartment.With raised fears over the child’s safety, Gardai enacted section 12 of the Child care Act and took the little boy in to custody. They brought the child directly to University Hospital Limerick where he was put into the care of medical staff.Subsequently, an application under the Child Care Act was made at Limerick Court by Muiris Gavin solicitor acting for Tusla, the Child and Family Welfare Agency, to have the little boy placed in emergency foster care for 28 days.Objecting to the application, defence counsel for the young mother, Erin O’Hagan BL, said she denied she was heavily intoxicated and that she had four bottles of Budweiser before an incident occurred at the apartment.Ms O’Hagan said that something happened to the company she was with and they just turned on her. She said there was an assault and she fled the apartment. The child had been dressed in warmer baby grows but they were taken off as the apartment was warm.She told Judge Mary Larkin that “the child presented very well and was meeting all his milestones at every appointment and when unannounced visits were made to the home, he always presented well and no alcohol was ever found in the apartment.”However, Mr Gavin said that the drinking habits of the mother had been of concern to Tusla and that she needed to address these before the matter could be resolved.Judge Larkin granted the 28-day emergency foster care order and adjourned the case until January 18. WhatsApp NewsLimerick infant taken from mother who was drunk outside chipperBy Staff Reporter – December 30, 2016 993 Previous articleTwo-tier recovery still being felt outside Dublin regionNext articleLimerick burglars deny stealing €62000 worth of property Staff Reporter Twitter TAGSemergency foster carefeaturedinfantlimerick Email Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Morris Inn recognized with Four Diamond rating

first_imgThe Morris Inn became the 10th hotel in the state of Indiana to receive the AAA Four Diamond award, the University stated in a press release on Oct. 9. According to the release, AAA is an organization that independently ranks and rates hotels based on condition, cleanliness, management, staff, grounds, exterior, public areas and décor.  The award comes after a more than $30 million renovation if the hotel, Joe Kurth, Morris Inn’s general manager, said, Thanks to a generous donation from Ernesto Raclin, the hotel was able to redesign and revamp its facilities. In a mere 10 months, the hotel was transformed, earning it a new four-diamond rating by the AAA.   Kurth said although it is uncommon for a hotel to receive a four-diamond rating so soon after reopening, the Morris Inn strives to maintain its position as “the living room of the University.” According to the AAA’s website, a Four-Diamond hotel is “refined, stylish with upscale physical attributes, extensive amenities and a high degree of hospitality, service and attention to detail.”   The AAA website goes on to say that the Four-Diamond rating is a high achievement that is only met by 5% of the 30,000 plus lodgings that the AAA has reviewed in the past 77 years.   “The new Four-Diamond ranking shows guests that they will have an experience that is unique and only available at a select number of hotels,” Kurth said.  According to its website, the Morris Inn has been an integral part of the Notre Dame community, providing visitors a place, hosting weddings and conferences and even serving food at one of its three eating establishments since April 21, 1952.  “The Morris Inn is proud to be a choice location for weddings, academic conferences, and alumni and family visiting the University,” Kurth said. “We are proud to be in the heart of Notre Dame’s beautiful campus. In fact, in the AAA’s categories of review, the Morris Inn scored five diamonds for the exterior and campus grounds.” Contact Jessica Merdes at [email protected]last_img read more

Student body president, VP speak with politicians

first_imgStudent body president Lauren Vidal and vice president Matthew Devine, both juniors, traveled to Washington earlier this week to discuss the interests of the Notre Dame student body with policymakers as part of their involvement in this year’s Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Student Advocacy Trip.The trip, which drew representatives from 11 ACC universities, focused primarily on the importance of federal funding to support undergraduate research and financial aid, Devine said.“Collectively, students were advocating the continued support of research and filling what they referred to as the ‘innovation gap,’ in terms of developing countries and looking at continuing federal support of … research opportunities,” he said.The topic of federal funding is one that is important to Notre Dame not only because of the importance of research and financial aid to the University, but also because of Notre Dame’s status as a private university as well, Vidal said.“Notre Dame has a lot of institutional funding from our endowment, especially when we’re dealing with student financial aid — a lot of that comes from the institution, more so than other ACC schools that may be public,” she said.Vidal said she and Devine also used the opportunity to discuss other important campus issues with Indiana state representatives.“The ACC focused on the idea of federal aid and what it means to students on our campus, but we also used the opportunity to speak directly [about] our school when we were in individual meetings with representatives from Indiana,” Vidal said. “We really tried to capitalize on that opportunity and speak to the issues of Notre Dame specifically.”A major issue they discussed with representatives was the Health and Human Services mandate, which has been controversial not only for the University administration, but for many students as well, Devine said, especially those looking to enter the medical field.“[Students’ concern] was something that I think hasn’t been addressed from the university level … but something that I think students are worried about,” he said.Vidal said the discussions that addressed student opinions of current issues at Notre Dame allowed congressmen to gain a better understanding of campus life and important campus issues.“[This trip] is a way for students to express the sentiment on campus from a personal standpoint where legislators and individuals who work in Washington, D.C., to represent schools oftentimes … don’t have the direct connection to the students,” she said.This is the second year the ACC has sponsored this trip to the nation’s capital. Vidal said she hopes Notre Dame student government will continue its involvement.“Every year that they have been in existence we have participated, because we think it’s important as a University and as a student body,” Vidal said. “It’s only the second year, but we hope to continue it. We think it’s a great opportunity.”Tags: ACC, Lauren Vidal, Matthew Devine, politicians, Student governmentlast_img read more

Hamilton’ Thomas Kail will Co-Direct Fox’s Live Grease Telecast

first_imgHamilton director Thomas Kail and Dancing with the Stars’ Alex Rudzinski will helm the Fox live broadcast of Grease. As previously reported, the project will star Gigi’s Vanessa Hudgens as Rizzo and Julianne Hough as Sandy. The Rydell High crew will hit the small screen on January 31, 2016.Kail, a Tony nominee for In the Heights, will handle the staging, while Rudzinski will tackle the technical elements of the telecast. Marc Platt, who is no stranger to producing musicals on the Great White Way, will serve as executive producer for the Fox and Paramount Television project. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.The popular musical, which features a score and book by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, follows teenagers in love during the soda shop culture of the 1950s. The show premiered on Broadway in 1972 and has been revived on Broadway twice since. The 1978 film adaptation starred John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John and Stockard Channing. View Commentslast_img read more

Wellington splits with Wichita Collegiate; Argonia girls barely get past Caldwell, and more…

first_imgCollegiate14161316—59 Collegiate7659—27 Wellington1391811—51 Caldwell177419—47 Wellington: T. Nance 14, T. Miles 12, B. Peck 7, N. Becker 6, C. Reichenberger 5, A. Dunn 3, A. Weiss 2, L. Woodbridge 2Collegiate: R. Kemmer 23, E. Mann 14, B. Dick 6, V. Behzadpour 4, J. Copher 4, C. Christian 4, S. Brown 2, Adams 2Varsity girls: Wellington 64, Collegiate 27Wellington girls rocked Collegiate like a hurricane Tuesday night. Wellington opened with a 19-7 first quarter lead and held a 38-13 advantage at the half in this rout. Kailey Jenkins had 14 while Avery Lewellen scored 13. Garden Plain991817—53 Belle Plaine118411—34 Wellington: K. Jenkins 14, A. Lewellen 13, K. Whaley 10, C. McComb 9, H. Wright 7, S. Cornejo 4, J. Ledesma 3, M. Amrein 2, S. Shields 2Collegiate: J. Skar 11, A. Payne 6, A. Root 6, J. Hull 3, N. Tolbert 1.JV girls: Collegiate 50 Wellington 40WHS  JV                         7                      11                          6                  16                        40Collegiate JV                  13                      13                        17                 7                         50Dietra Sober 13, Shelbie Wright 6, Tyanna Hughes 6, Mariah Moore 4, Peyton Witham 3, Noelle Wright 3, Kennedy Hackerott 2, Taylor Zimmerman 2 Shelby Hamel 1.JV boys: Wellington 57 Wichita Collegiate 42Phelps 4, Daugherty 12, Baker 7, Nance 9, Reichenberger 4, Dunn 3, Pettegrew 3, Albright 13, Hunt 2Sumner CountyIndependent 78, Belle Plaine 54 by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Crusaders split with Wichita Collegiate, the junior varsity got busy,  and there were some rather interesting Sumner County basketball games elsewhere on Tuesday…Wellington vs. Wichita Collegiate Independent30172110—78 Conway Springs1021010—32 Close Forgot password? 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Report Reply 0 replies · active 391 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Garden Plain: C. Haukap 13, A. Heimerman 10, N. Dooley 9, N. Dooley 6, C. Bourne 3.Conway Springs: C. Ebenkamp 16, S. Echelberry 9, A. Smith 4, B. May 3.South Haven 50, Oxford 24South Haven: Parks 10, Jacobs 8, White 2, Tanner 6, Turek 6, Ralls 1, W. Turek 3, Harris 7, Baqrlow 5, Wilkey 2.Oxford: Payne 13, Whitlock 2, K. Metz 2, Mapel 1, B. Metz 2, Moore 2, Norris 2.Argonia 48, Caldwell 47Caldwell nearly toppled Argonia for the first time in years. Wellington1919188—64 Argonia216713—38 Varsity boys: Collegiate 59, Wellington 51Wichita Collegiate used to have swagger. That was before the injury of Marcus Phox.Wellington came a whisker from beating the Spartans which would have been the highlight of the season. Collegiate led 14-13 at the end of the first quarter. Collegiate made it 30-22 at the half. Wellington narrowed the margin to two in the third quarter with an 18-13 output.Collegiate outscored Wellington 16-11 in the fourth quarter down the stretch to win 59-51. The Crusaders are 5-12 for the season. Belle Plaine18121311—54 Garden Plain: N. Schumacher 14, M. Panek 10, D. Doyle 8, T. Puetz 7, T. Bugner 5, D. Doyle 4, N. Thimesch 3Conway Springs: R. Rasmussen 16, T. Echelberry 13, D. Murphy 10, D. Murphy 9, N. Oswald 4, T. Wood 2Caldwell 54, Argonia 38 Caldwell1219149—54 Belle Plaine: B. Balzer 6, D. Balzer 6, K. Ast 4, C. Ryherd 4, B. Balsters 3.Independent: E. Jarvis 14, S. Clark 10, A. Coccetella 9, M. Perales 8, T. Schrage 2, S. Phillips 2, Dean 2, A. Valmont 1, R. Packebush 1.Garden Plain 41, Conway 32 Garden Plain1512212—41 Independent11111710—49 Belle Plaine: A. Johnson 19, C. Throop 10, B. Gooch 10, Harvey 9, T. Balsters 4, B. Gann 2Independent: B. Dean 20, M. Kay 11, T. Williams 9, K. Jarvis 8, M. Loveland 6, W. Riedmiller 6, B. Jantzen 6, J. Richmond 5, G. Hupman 3, Ladner 2, L. Anderson 1, S. Gilman 1Conway Springs 54, Garden Plain 53Conway Springs won a close one Tuesday night. Rasmussen led the Cards with 16. Conway1314189—54 Argonia: Wells 8, Koerner 4, Gaddie 7, Dickerson 2, Tracy 2, Dolley 2, Thompson 7, Harsh 6. totals 14 (0) 10-20 38.Caldwell: Ward 10, Dierking 2, Kendrick 6, Webster 12, York 8, Wencel 7, Whaley 9. Totals 19 (2) 14-17 54.Sumner County GirlsIndependent 49, Belle Plaine 34 Argonia1391412—48 Argonia: Fitch 2, Gaddie 7, Drouhard 5, Peetoom 12, Hessman 16, Allen 6. Totals 11 (1) 25-33 48.Caldwell: Rice 10, Ward 8, S. York 2, K. York 10, Lebeda 4, Arnold 11, Arnett 2. Totals 19 (4) 5-8 47.last_img read more