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Soldiers influx could put strain on barracks

first_imgWhatsApp Twitter Advertisement CONCERNS have been raised among Defence Forces representatives about an expected influx of new and transferred personnel without a corresponding spend on facilities at Sarsfield Barracks in the city. Under the new organisational proposals, the Defence Forces are reducing the number of brigades which they have, and will be moving hundreds of personnel from some areas of the country to others. No personnel are expected to be moved from Limerick but it is anticipated that several hundred soldiers from Cork may be transferred to Sarsfield Barracks.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In addition to this, the force is currently recruiting to expand its ranks by 600 in various disciplinesBut the Permanent Defence Force Other Ranks Representative Association (PDFORRA,) says there is confusion about the move and has warned that infrastructure and facilities could come under pressure with the influx to Limerick city.“We would expect that this will not all happen at once, it will be over a period of time so, initially, the barracks and existing personnel in Limerick should be able to cope,” Gerry Rooney, General Secretary of PDFORRA, told the Limerick Post.But he added that further down the line, there may be serious pressure on the facilities an space at the barracks unless the department spends money on upgrading and facilitating in some areas.PDFORRA says it is “unclear” at this point whether defence personnel are going to be told where to go or if they will have choices.“We want to see our members having choice because there are many who might want to relocate to Limerick.“We don’t want to see people forced into anything. We also want to see them being given a choice of upskilling or retraining. There are some areas where we don’t have enough qualified personnel and others where we have too man. It’s a matter of matching one to the other,” Mr Rooney said.Reducing the number of personnel engaged in headquarters, admin and allied support tasks is a central element to the reorganisation process, according to PDFORRA Linkedin Facebookcenter_img NewsLocal NewsSoldiers influx could put strain on barracksBy admin – August 22, 2012 818 Print Email Previous articleLimerick to Galway train not on right trackNext articleDeirdre Lawlor has… The X Factor adminlast_img read more

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Concern expressed at clearout of Inishtrahull cottages

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Concern expressed at clearout of Inishtrahull cottages By News Highland – August 18, 2020 Previous articleDonegal woman falls victim to smishing scamNext articleArkle Resources secure funding to continue Inishowen gold dig News Highland Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Google+center_img Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Concerns have been raised over the clearing out of keeper’s cottages on Inishtrahull Island.Its reported a number of items of furniture were burnt on the island off Malin Head under the direction of The Commissioners of Irish Lights.Danny McLaughlin is administrator of a private Facebook group dedicated to the island, he says many of the items are of historical significance:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/mclaughlinisland.wav00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Robert McCabe, Director of Coastal Operations with Irish Lights, has given reassurances that every effort is being made to preserve the properties and develop them for an alternative use:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/mccabeisland.wav00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

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‘In the future, I would like to settle down with her’: India’s fastest woman Dutee Chand reveals that she is in a same-sex relationship

first_img First Published: 19th May, 2019 13:02 IST Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Duration 0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackQuality LevelsFullscreenThis is a modal window. This video is restricted from playing on your current domain Error Code: PLAYER_ERR_DOMAIN_RESTRICTED India’s fastest woman Dutee Chand has revealed that she is in a same-sex relationship. However, Chand refused to reveal her partner as she did not want the latter to become a center of attention unnecessarily. The star athlete is currently focussing on qualifying for the World Championships and 2020 Tokyo Olympics and therefore, the plans of formalising this relationship have been put off for now. In a recent interview with a media publication, Chand was quoted as saying that she had found her soulmate. She believed that everyone should have the freedom to be with whoever they wanted to be with. The winner of two silver medals at the 2018 Asian Games also added that she has always supported the rights of those who want to be in a same-sex relationship as she believed that it is an individual person’s choice. At the same time, she also made it clear that currently, she is focussing on the World Championships and the Olympic Games but in the future, she would like to settle down with her soulmate.READ: Ronaldo Wins ‘Serie A Player Of The Year’ AwardChand’s courageous revelation has been appreciated on social media. Here are some of the tweets. All my best wishes and support! ♥️♥️🙌— Emm (@sarca_wat) May 19, 2019 Session ID: 2020-09-09:dfae8442126c3c023d50f3fe Player Element ID: video_player_5f585cf889993 OK Close Modal DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen FOLLOW US Written By LIVE TVcenter_img COMMENT Last Updated: 14th June, 2019 12:01 IST ‘In The Future, I Would Like To Settle Down With Her’: India’s Fastest Woman Dutee Chand Reveals That She Is In A Same-sex Relationship India’s fastest woman Dutee Chand has come up with a huge revelation about the same-sex relationship. At the same time, the women’s 100-meters national champion also became the first Indian athlete to admit about being in the same-sex relationship. READ: Here’s Who Australian Coach Justin Langer Believes Are The Favourites To Win This Year’s World Cup WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US Karthik Nair last_img read more