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

October Pit Stops: Live Outside and Play Road Team

first_imgCan you believe it? October is the Live Outside and Play Road Team’s last month on the road! And we plan to make it the best yet. We’re traveling the whole span of the Blue Ridge territory this month so there is no excuse not to come by and say hello! Check out some of the events we have going on during our final hurrah.October 5th-8th: The Festy ExperienceNelson County, VirginiaWe already know music, craft beer, and the outdoors are a match made in every adventurer’s heaven. Join us at The Fest Experience for incredible tunes, the Blue Ridge Burn, and an excuse to camp in October. Find our tent by the Blue Ridge Outdoors stage, and you find another threesome made in adventurer heaven- tunes, free swag, and raffles for outdoor adventure gear!October 12th: Group Ride with Roanoke Mountain AdventuresRoanoke, VirginiaRoanoke boasts itself as the “Mountain Bike Capital of the East.” Join us for a group mountain bike ride with Roanoke Mountain Adventures and put their claim to the test. We will have rides for all skill levels, so have no fear, even the newb-iest of newbs will find some surfy trails to cruise along.October 13th-15th: Roanoke GO OUTSIDE Festival – GO FestRoanoke, VirginiaRoanoke GO OUTSIDE Festival feels like a small town fest, with the benefit of being a sizable city. Check out the schedule and plan the perfect weekend. Whether you line dock dogs up next to pure barre, or BMX demo’s next to the Lumberjack show, you’re going to have a good time. There is literally something for everyone.October 21st: Bridge DayOak Hill, West VirginiaThere are so many ways to get from the bridge down to the floor of the canyon, you pick! Base jumping, rappelling, skydiving, TANDEM base jumping, the list goes on, and so does the fun. Join us for our FINAL festival and find out what all the capital letters are about. Did I mention there is a Bridge Day Chili Cookoff?October 28th: Trail Maintenance with Greenville County Parks and RecGreenville, South CarolinaOur final event has to be something for the community because, at its core, this program is about maintaining the nature we so dearly love, live in, and enjoy. We will be teaming with Greenville County Parks and Rec to work on a trail that needs some love. More details to be announced as the event gets closer!As with every event we attend, we will be repping our sponsors and their awesome gear! You can check out first hand what we use on the road to live outside and play, including gear from La Sportiva, Crazy Creek, National Geographic, RovR Products, Sea to Summit, Mountain House, LifeStraw, and Lowe Alpine.last_img read more

Rushing the Floor

first_imgA lot has been made of the fans rushing the floor after Kansas State upset Kansas at a recent basketball game.  The mob-like scene on the floor almost crushed an older gentlemen who fell to the floor, and it is reported that some over enthusiastic fans tried to assault a Kansas ball player caught in the melee.What should the college and high school athletic departments do to stop the practice of rushing the floor after a big win by the home team?  I think the easiest solution is to train the crowd control personnel to form some type of line to funnel the fans into a central location on the floor.  This allows the opposing team to exit and keeps the fans from pushing people into the sideline tables.  The Kansas State Athletic Department admitted that their personnel were slow in reacting and could not get the funnel formed in time.  It is reported by them that this was the first time the crowd control people failed to stop the crowd.The above incident is unfortunate, but what I don’t want to see is the threat of forfeiture for the winning team if the crowd gets out of control.  Fans have to be allowed to show their enthusiasm, but we don’t want to see anyone get hurt.last_img read more