Call for investigation into Limerick mother and baby homes

first_imgAdvertisement A LOCAL Republican Sinn Fein (RSF) activist is calling for the Good Shepherd convent and other institutions in the city where the Catholic Church were involved, to be investigated in light of the recent mother and baby home scandal in Tuam.Sean O’Neill maintains that the latest revelations represent yet another harrowing aspect of the relationship between Church and State in post Civil War Ireland. The Limerick RSF activist insists that all the other institutions where the Catholic Church were involved in State policy must also be examined.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Good Shepherd institution opened on Clare Street in 1848. Now home to Limerick School of Art and Design (LSAD), it served as a Magdalene Laundry for over a century. Mr O’Neill feels the role of the nuns at the convent must now be probed.“In Limerick, the Good Shepherd nuns ran an industrial school and a laundry where young children were incarcerated until they reached 16 years. The laundry was a commercial undertaking using child labour and the conditions seemed to be prison like,” Mr O’Neill claims.He went on to say that young girls at the Good Shepherd Convent were marched along the streets of Limerick on various outings to the city like “prisoners being paraded”.“There seemed to be no concern for their dignity or privacy and the name the Good Shepherd struck fear into the hearts of many Limerick boys and girls who were threatened with the place by their parents. The spectre of the Good Shepherd was used to frighten their children such was the reputation of the institution in Limerick,” he said. Email Print Facebook WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin Twitter Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” center_img NewsLocal NewsCall for investigation into Limerick mother and baby homesBy Alan Jacques – June 19, 2014 2349 Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleMarx Brothers set to take to screen in People’s ParkNext articleConclave Games attracts international participants Alan Jacques WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival TAGSGood Shepherd conventlimerickRepublican Sinn FeinSean O’Neill last_img read more

Dallas social media rivalry leads to fatal shooting of 9-year-old girl

first_imgDallas Police Department(DALLAS) — A vengeful aspiring rapper opened fire on the wrong Dallas home last week, killing a 9-year-old girl instead of the rival artist he intended to shoot, police said.Brandoniya Bennett had just gotten her nails done and was preparing for the first day of the school year on Wednesday when she was fatally shot in the head, according to police.Dallas Police Major Danny Williams said the gunman fired shots through the girl’s front door “as she sat on the couch” and fled the scene on foot. She was pronounced dead at the hospital.“She was sitting in her house. She felt safe. She was 9 years old. She would’ve started school today,” Williams said at a briefing on Thursday. “Those are the people that don’t think about safety because — as adults, as parents, as police officers — we’re supposed to make them safe. As community leaders, we’re supposed to make them safe.”Tyrese Simmons, 19, surrendered to police on Thursday after a day-long manhunt and was charged with capital murder. Simmons and his intended target, a fellow aspiring rapper, had exchanged insults on social media ahead of the shooting, according to police.“Both parties recorded rap songs and they dissed each other. That was the impetus that resulted in a homicide of a 9 year old girl,” Williams said.Police did not release the intended target’s name, but they said he lived in the apartment next door to Brandoniya.Witnesses said they broke up a fight between the two rivals moments before the shooting, but Simmons allegedly threatened to come back and “air out this place,” Williams said.“In their rap songs they dissed each other … it got to the point where this group wanted to come over and solve it by fighting,” he said. “There were some parents at the location and they made the kids leave, but before they left they said ‘I’ll be back to air out this place.’ That’s a common term saying that you’re going to shoot into an apartment complex.”Police are still investigating the shooting and they have not ruled out the possibility of there being additional suspects.Simmons was being held on a $500,000 bond as of Sunday evening. It’s unclear if he has retained an attorney. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Fulham back in Premier League after playoff final win over Brentford

first_imgFulham beat Brentford in the Championship play-off final to secure an immediate return to the Premier League thanks to two extra-time goals from Joe Bryan.The left-back caught Bees goalkeeper David Raya off guard from 40 yards in the 105th minute of the game at Wembley, with the Spaniard expecting a cross and then unable to scamper back and save Bryan’s skidding low effort.With the Bees pouring forward in search of an equaliser, Bryan burst forward and combined with Aleksandar Mitrovic before stabbing past Raya to make the game safe with three minutes remaining.Henrik Dalsgaard pulled a goal back with a header from eight yards out in the fourth minute of added time, but it was too late for the Bees to spark a comeback.The goals from Bryan were two rare moments of quality and quick-thinking in an otherwise cagey encounter between the two west London rivals, which finished goalless after 90 minutes.Scott Parker celebrated wildly at full-time after leading Fulham to promotion in his first full season as manager.The 39-year-old was unable to save them from top-flight relegation after replacing Claudio Ranieri in February 2019, but they can now prepare for a 15th campaign in the Premier League.Parker was unable to call on top scorer Mitrovic, returning from injury, from the start – but the Serbia international showed composure to tee-up Bryan for the crucial second goal with a slick one-two inside the box.Ivan Cavaleiro almost made it 3-0 for Fulham in the closing stages when he was denied by Raya, and Dalsgaard’s header came far too late to set up a Bees comeback.Bryan had only scored one goal this season for the Whites heading into the game, but proved to be the hero as his strikes secured a promotion which could be worth £135m to Fulham over the next three years.(BBC Sport)last_img read more