Limerick TD says Government must act to repatriate Irish in Australia

first_imgShannon Chamber welcomes announcement that drive-thru Covid-19 testing centre to open at Shannon Airport TAGSCoronavirushealthcareIrelandLimerick City and Countypoliticstravel Advertisement Print NewsPoliticsVideoLimerick TD says Government must act to repatriate Irish in AustraliaBy Cian Reinhardt – March 25, 2020 152 Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Email Previous articleShannon Chamber to host its first-ever virtual networking seminarNext articleNew Government Measures, deferral of redundancy entitlements and insurance concerns Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] center_img Linkedin WhatsApp Government announces phased easing of public health restrictions Limerick health chiefs urge public not to withhold information on virus contacts, as they investigate “complex and serious outbreaks” across midwest region Limerick Fianna Fail TD Niall CollinsLIMERICK TD Niall Collins, Fianna Fáil has asked for the government to outline its plan to repatriate Irish people living in Australia.The Limerick County representative has said he has written to the Taoiseach and the Minister for Foreign Affairs asking them to outline the government’s plan to repatriate Irish people living in Australia.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Deputy Collins called for a repatriation plan after a number of airlines announced that they are to cease flights out of Australia.Commenting on the HSE ‘On Call for Ireland’ appeal, the Fianna Fáil TD said “thankfully it has been overwhelmed with applications from Irish people wanting to come home to work in the health service” to combat the spread of COVID-19.Deputy Collins said, “The applications have come from all over the world, with many Irish people in Australia signing up.“However many healthcare workers, as well as other Irish people wanting to return home, are finding it increasingly difficult to leave Australia as many of the main airlines are ceasing flights out of the country.”He noted he has been made aware of a number of cases involving young people whose visas “are on the brink of running out” and are worried they may not be able to return to Ireland, worrying about their overstaying their visa, and running out of money.He continued, “These people don’t know how to get home.  People who had booked flights have had them cancelled and they are beginning to panic.“I have written to the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and to the Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney asking them what plan is in place to ensure that these people are repatriated home, and not left stranded in Australia.  I believe we have a duty to these Irish citizens, particularly when so many of them were responding to an initiative to improve the country’s ability to contain COVID 19.  We must ensure that these people can make their way home safely”, concluded Deputy Collins. Annie Lynch is the first person to receive the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Ireland Infection Control Team in place at University Hospital Limerick following “outbreak” of Covid-19 Limerick pre-school making child’s play of Covid 19last_img read more

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Announce Spring Tour Dates

first_img* w/ Flamingosis, Cycles** w/ Broccoli Samurai^^ w/ Juice% w/ Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers! notes newly announced date[Photo: Steve Olker] Pigeons Playing Ping Pong have added a slew of new tour dates to their calendar for the spring, including a three-night run at the Brooklyn Bowl and a set at Bonnaroo. The dates expand on what was already shaping up to be a lengthy 2018 run for the Baltimore-based quartet.Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Rings In 2018 With Disney-Themed Show [Video/Full Audio/Photo]In addition to a jaunt through the Southwest, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s new list of dates also features two-night stops at the Woodlands Tavern in Columbus, OH and the Port City Music Hall in Portland, ME as well as a three-night run at New York City’s iconic music venue Brooklyn Bowl. There’s currently no word on who the supporting acts will be for those shows, but the openers are already set for the band’s previously announced trek through the Midwest and Colorado.Tickets for single nights go on sale this Friday, January 12th, at 10 a.m. (local). Early-bird bundles will also be available for the multi-night runs in Portland and Brooklyn, with the packages going on sale Wednesday, January 10th, at 10 a.m. (EST). For more information on these new dates from Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and to snag tickets, head here.Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Tour Dates1/17 – 1/22 – Miami, FL – Jam Cruise2/1 – 2/3 – Morgantown, WV – 123 Pleasant Street2/7 – State College, PA – State Theater **2/8 – Rochester, NY – Anthology **2/9 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater **2/10 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony ^^2/27 – Bloomington, IN – Bluebird %2/28 – Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection %3/1 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom %3/2 – Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze %3/3 – Omaha, NE – Waiting Room %3/6 – Jackson, WY – Pink Garter %3/7 – Salt Lake City, UT – State Room %3/9 – Durango, CO – Animas %3/10 – Denver, CO – Ogden %3/13 – Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck %3/14 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House %3/15 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall %3/16 & 3/17 – Columbus, OH – Woodlands Tavern (St. Fatty’s Daze)!3/30 & 3/31 – Washington, D.C. – 9:30 Club 4/12 – Providence, RI – Fete Ballroom!4/13 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground!4/14 & 4/15 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall!4/19 – 21 – Live Oak, FL – Wanee Festival4/20 – Charleston, SC – Pour House!4/24 – Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theater!4/25 – Jackson, MS – Duling Hall!4/26 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn!4/27 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre!4/28 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theater!5/03 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl!5/04 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl!5/05 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl!5/17 – 19 – Bedford, PA – Domefest6/07-10 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo!last_img read more

Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals – Highlights & Stats

first_img– Advertisement – Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya departed with the victory target of 157 in sight so it was left to Ishan Kishan (33no from 19 balls) and Krunal Pandya to get Mumbai over the line with eight balls to spare.Delhi Capitals tasted defeat in their first IPL final despite the best efforts of captain Shreyas Iyer (65no from 50) and Rishabh Pant (56 from 38), who rescued them from 22-3 and helped Ricky Ponting’s men post a respectable 156-7.More to follow…- Advertisement – Rohit Sharma led from the front with a blistering 68 from 51 balls as Mumbai Indians powered their way to a fifth Indian Premier League title with a comprehensive five-wicket win over Delhi Capitals in the final.The Mumbai captain was in supreme form as he reached his half-century from 36 balls and by the time he was dismissed in the 17th over, his side needed less than a run-a-ball.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Historic home featured in Jackie Chan Hollywood movie for sale

first_img69 Logwoods Road, Eudlo.Behind the front door of this Sunshine Coast home, hand-built in 1932, is plenty of history and a touch of Hollywood charm.The Eudlo property was a popular holiday resort in the 1930s and 1940s, a strawberry farm in the 1950s, and a Devonshire Tea cafe in the 1960s.And the interiors of the homestead have featured in martial arts legend Jackie Chan’s ’90s Hollywood film, First Strike. BEST PLACES TO RETIRE 69 Logwoods Road, Eudlo is a unique property on the Sunshine Coast.Ms Law said there was plenty of scope for creatives to enjoy the homestead.“I’ve had a bit of inquiry from people wanting to do something unique with the property, like a bed-and-breakfast. A lot of buyers’ agents have come forward and say they’ve never seen anything like it.” Catch the afternoon sun here at 69 Logwoods Road, Eudlo.The five-bedroom, three-bathroom home at 69 Logwoods Rd, is on the market for $1,350,000 million, and has a secret staircase.Known as Logwoods Homestead, it was built using traditional methods and blackbutt and bloodwood timber felled on the 2.37ha site.Define Property selling agent Athena Law said the current owners were looking to downsize and move closer to the beach.“The home has become a popular location for wedding photoshoots, and while not currently a wedding venue, it’s not impossible,” Ms Law said.“The owners built a barn on the property for their daughter’s wedding.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours ago SOCCEROO LISTS BRISBANE HOME Inside 69 Logwoods Road, Eudlo. MORE QLD REAL ESTATE NEWS:center_img TOWER EMBRACES CITY ICON What a beautiful interior at 69 Logwoods Road, Eudlo. 69 Logwoods Road, Eudlo is selling for $1.350 million The kitchen area at 69 Logwoods Road, Eudlo. Follow Reshni Ratnam on Instagramlast_img read more