#Limerick man Ross is finally at peace

first_imgLimerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement Linkedin TAGSClarelimerickmissingRoss Minihanshannon estuary Facebook WhatsApp The late Ross Minihan will be laid to rest this WednesdayROSS Minihan, the 37-year-old Limerick man, who was missing for over three months, “is at peace now”, after his remains were returned to his family following the discovery of his body last week.The remains of Mr Minihan were discovered on the Clare coastline of the Shannon Estuary on Tuesday.37-year-old Ross, a father of two from Rathbane, went missing before Christmas last year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Last Tuesday, the crew of the Shannon-based Irish Coast Guard spotted a body on the shoreline near Colmanstown Castle at Labasheeda in County Clare.Rescue 115 crew, who were on a training exercise in the Shannon Estuary near Kilrush raised the alarm and the Kilrush RNLI lifeboat attended the scene while members of the Kilkee unit of the Coast Guard were also mobilised to assist.The remains were removed and later last week were identified as being those of Mr Minihan.Ross, who is survived by his two children Dawn and Darren had been missing from his home since December 17 last.Originally from Sycamore Avenue in Rathbane Ross was living in Sixmilebridge but was last seen in the Rathbane area on December 17.In a post to a facebook memorial page for Ross, his sister Emma posted; “Rest in peace my big brother your at peace now XxX, our hearts are broke we will never ever forget you , it’s like a bad dream but I know your looking down on all of us xxxxx.”Ross will be laid to rest at Mount St Oliver cemetery following requiem mass this Wednesday in Our Lady of Lourdes Church.He is survived by his parents Michael and Mary, children Dawn and Darren and sisters Tanya and Emma who have collectively thanked the work of all the emergency, search and rescue groups who assisted. Emailcenter_img Previous articleJack knifed truck blocked #Limerick to #Waterford roadNext articleClinic for Great Limerick Run participants this Wednesday #Limerick Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live News#Limerick man Ross is finally at peaceBy Staff Reporter – April 4, 2016 1325 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

Ocean City PTA Awards More Than $30,000 in Grants

first_imgOcean City PTA event chairs and board members.The Ocean City Parent Teacher Association (“OCPTA”) awarded more than $30,000 in grants to Ocean City’s intermediate and primary schools during the 2014-15 school year, OCPTA Acting Recording Secretary Dale Braun reported to the Ocean City Board of Education on Aug. 26.The OCPTA held many events at the two schools during the school year, including, but not limited to: the Spring Carnival, three book fairs, after-school crafts and activities, a father/daughter —mother/son dance, district, teacher and support-staff appreciation luncheons.Revenues received from the many fundraisersallowed the OCPTA to give grants totaling more than $24,000 plus another $6,000 in Scholastic Book dollars for use at the two schools.Some of the grants given this past year included:About $6,000 for iPad keyboards for the entire 3rd gradeMore than $4,000 for digital signs for the front hallway and cafeteria at the Ocean City Intermediate School to display announcements for upcoming events and reminders for the studentsMore than $3, 000 towards field trip transportation costs for our Ocean City Primary School studentsMore than $3,000 in scholarships to district studentsMore than $2,000 for ping pong tables for Intermediate School gym classesMore than $1,000 towards the Child Assault Prevention Program at the Primary SchoolAbout $1,000 for a new classroom White Board at the Intermediate School.In addition, more than $4,000 in miscellaneous grants were given to the two schools, plus another $6,000 in Scholastic Dollars to purchase books for the two schools for a grand total of over $30,000 raised by the OCPTA this past school year.The OCPTA is a non-profit organization that aims to bring parents and teachers together in an effort to provide our children with the best education and school experience, specifically at our intermediate and primary Schools. The OCPTA raises funds to be used by these schools and their teachers to help offset costs of educational programs, field trips, school projects, classroom technology, and school events, not already covered in the district budget.The 2014-15 PTA officers were:Jocelyn Palaganas, PresidentBill Heap, Vice President ISStephanie Foglio, Vice President PSJodee Wagner, TreasuerCathy DiMarco, Recording SecretaryDawn Vanderslice, Corresponding SecretaryFor more information on OCPTA activities, contact:Jocelyn Palaganas, President, [email protected]lity.comorDale Braun, Acting Recording Secretary, [email protected]— News release from the Ocean City PTAlast_img read more

ESPN, ND deliver oral arguments in NDSP lawsuit

first_imgOn April 1, lawyers representing Notre Dame and ESPN presented their oral arguments in front of St. Joseph Superior Court Judge Steven Hostetler in a case to determine if Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) violated Indiana’s Access to Public Records Act (APRA). The unresolved issue at the crux of the case is whether or not the law considers NDSP a private agency.In September and November 2014, ESPN reporter Paula Lavigne requested incident reports from NDSP related to student athletes. On both instances, Notre Dame denied the request on the basis that NDSP is not a public law enforcement agency and is therefore not subject to APRA.Emily Danaher | The Observer According to documents filed in St. Joseph Superior Court, ESPN Inc. filed a complaint against the University on Jan. 15 after Notre Dame refused to release the incident reports for the second time, contrary to the opinions of Indiana Public Access Counselor (PAC) Luke Britt.Britt, an attorney appointed by the governor to provide advice and assistance on Indiana’s public access laws, issued an opinion on Oct. 31 notifying NDSP that his office considers it to be a public law enforcement agency subject to APRA. On Jan. 5, in his response to Lavigne’s second complaint, Britt wrote that he expects NDSP to comply with APRA and release its records, although his opinion does not have the force and effect of the law.ESPN submitted both of Britt’s opinions as evidence for their argument in court, according to a report in the South Bend Tribune last Thursday.On Feb. 12, Damon Leichty and Georgina Jenkins, representing Notre Dame as attorneys from Barnes and Thornburg, submitted a written defense outlining the University’s argument that NDSP is a private police department.Leichty argued that NDSP derives its power from the Notre Dame Board of Trustees, not the Indiana state government, according to the Tribune report.“While campus police officers enjoy ‘general police powers’ and ‘statutory powers, privileges and immunities as sheriffs and constables,’ the Trustees may restrict their ability to serve civil process,” Notre Dame’s brief stated. “By statute, campus law enforcement serves at Notre Dame’s pleasure and in accordance with an oath that the Trustees describe — not the government.”Leichty’s defense brief also emphasized past cases involving the ARAP and private universities, stressing PAC opinions in Notre Dame’s favor from 2003, 2009 and 2011.“For more than 30 years, and certainly well-settled for more than a decade, private university police departments have not been subject to APRA,” Leichty wrote. “There has been no intervening change in the law that justifies an abrupt shift on this issue.”Leichty argued that changing the status of NDSP to a public agency could lead to the public disclosure of private institutional records, according to the Tribune.“In a society where an open government is considered essential to a properly functioning democracy, not every iota of information is subject to public scrutiny,” Leichty wrote. “That principle resounds with even more force when ESPN (advancing a sports media purpose) seeks to subject private institutions, such as Notre Dame or its campus police department, to a law intended for government scrutiny.”According to the Tribune, James Dimos, a Frost Brown Todd attorney representing ESPN in the case, argued Notre Dame should be subject to government scrutiny because it possesses the police powers of arrest.“The University of Notre Dame Security Police Department desires to operate in the shadows as a secretive force with all of the police powers under Indiana law but none of the public scrutiny,” Dimos wrote in the plaintiff’s brief, which was filed March 9.Dimos also wrote the privacy records of Notre Dame students would not be affected if NDSP was declared a public agency because of protection under the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).Notre Dame is asking for the case to be dismissed, while ESPN is asking the court to order Notre Dame to release the papers and pay legal fees.Assistant Vice President for University Communications Dennis Brown said Notre Dame is confident in its position after presenting its argument in court.According to the Tribune report, Hostetler plans to issue a ruling by April 20.Tags: ESPN, ESPN lawsuit, NDSPlast_img read more

Reading regeneration: Reading’s high hopes

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