Councillors in for €8000 pay rise

first_imgNewsPoliticsCouncillors in for €8000 pay riseBy Bernie English – December 8, 2019 618 Twitter Advertisement Linkedin Previous articleArias and Advent with Irish Chamber OrchestraNext articleCall for ban on use of helium balloons in Limerick Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Cllr Michael Sheahan, Fine Gael. Photo: Cian ReinhardtLIMERICK’S Mayor has given the thumbs up to a proposed €8,000 pay rise for local councillors.Mayor Michael Sheahan (FG) a veteran of local politics, told the Limerick Post he hopes that if the proposal is passed it will encourage more young people and more women to take the political road.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “If there was some sort of attractive remuneration, it might encourage more people to become involved in politics,” he explained.“It might encourage young people and particularly women, who may be put off by the financial implications of taking time out of work at a time in their careers when finances can be tough, to get involved.”The government is shortly to get an independent review of the remuneration offered to local representatives.Currently, councillors are paid a basic salary of around €17,000, with unvouched expenses up to €2,667 and vouched expenses of €5,000.Mayor Sheahan said that while people elected to the council don’t do the job for the money “it would be good if there was a better financial incentive to get a wider representation.“This is a fair proposal and it has been carefully and fully researched by someone with no political axe to grind.“We were lucky to get a good influx of new young councillors but the questions is, will they stay? They bring a fantastic new perspective to the work we do and councillors do work long hard hours.”Councillors who  work in the public service are given paid time off to attend monthly meetings but those working in the private sector have to do so mostly on their own time.center_img Email Facebook Print WhatsApplast_img read more

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Browne likely to be appointed as Tipp under 21 manager

first_imgMeanwhile in club action, Clonakenny-Moneygall take on Clonmel Commercials this evening in the County Minor (A) Football Championship.Dr. Morris Park is the venue with throw-in at 7.30 with extra time to be played if necessary. Former Tipp star Declan Browne is likely to be appointed as the county’s Under 21 football manager this evening.The County Board is due to meet in Thurles later to finalise the football management teams for the coming year.The two-time All Star looks set to take over from Tommy Toomey who has left to join the Laois management team with Peter Creedon.last_img read more

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Former Heptones Member, Naggo Morris Dies at Age 72

first_imgHe continued his solo act on Jamaica’s North Coast tourist scene, appearing at events like Love At Woodstock in Negril. A cover of The Gladiators’ Street of Gold was maybe his most popular song with The Heptones. Morris also had a promising solo career, his best known songs being Su Su Pon Rasta and Flour Power. He cut several albums with Earl Morgan and Barry Llewellyn, who were members of the classic Heptones lineup with Sibbles. Born Dolphin Morris, he replaced Leroy Sibbles in The Heptones in 1975. Prior to that, he was a member of The Soul Boys, a harmony trio that recorded at Studio One for producer Clement Dodd. Morgan remembers the dreadlocked Morris as “very jovial. I never see a sad side to Naggo.” Former member of The Heptones, Naggo Morris, died on May 17 in St. James parish, Jamaica. He was 72.center_img Morris, who also toured Europe with The Heptones, left the group during the 1980s but performed with them sporadically up until four years ago. His sister, Vivia Morris-Torvik, said he succumbed to cancer at the Cornwall Regional Hospital. Morris-Torvik said her brother “wasn’t a Marley but made a significant contribution to reggae.” He is survived by children, grandchildren, two brothers and four sisters.last_img read more

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Winfield police arrest 26-year-old Joshua Stasa in last week’s shooting

first_imgBy Shane Farley, Newscow.net —  Winfield police have arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting Monday of 32-year-old David E. Towles. The arrest was announced at a press conference Saturday morning.On Friday evening, 26-year-old Joshua Stasa, of Winfield, was arrested and booked into the Cowley County Jail. He is facing charges of first degree murder, attempted first degree murder, and transporting contraband into the jail.40-year-old Richard Webster, of Winfield, was critically injured in the shooting and continues to be hospitalized in Wichita.On Monday, around 9 p.m., Stasa is accused of entering a residence at 610 E. Third and shooting the two men with a shotgun. Towles was dead at the scene and Stasa is said to have fled on foot.Towles suffered a head wound and Webster was struck in the throat.Stasa’s arrest, police said, came as a result of developing and eliminating potential suspects through interviews and the collection of physical evidence. Police Chief Danny Parker said an arrest earlier this week – of a man wanted on warrants through the Kansas Dept. of Corrections – was key in developing Stasa as a suspect and establishing probable cause to make an arrest.The case continues to be investigated and those with information are asked to call police at 221-5555.Chief Parker gave a special thanks to Winfield Police Lt. Cory Nation and KBI Special Agent Dave Falletti for their work in the case. Multiple agencies worked on the case, including the Kansas Highway Patrol, Cowley County Sheriff’s office, Ark City police, Dept. of Corrections, Cowley County Trackers and the U.S. Marshals fugitive task force.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down william · 273 weeks ago Why? Report Reply 0 replies · active 273 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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