Benjy’s vote is a load of bull

first_imgWhatsApp by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Benjy the bullWITH the marriage equality referendum due to take place this Friday, May 22, a Limerick animal rights group is reminding people across Ireland that gay sexual orientation is also documented in over 1500 species of different animals.According to John Carmody of Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN), Benjy the ‘gay’ bull who became an international symbol for animal and gay rights late last year, would also vote yes in the marriage equality referendum.“Benjy became an international symbol of animal and gay rights last year and made quiet a lot of country and town folk who would have never thought otherwise about animals being gay, think twice about the fact that being gay is a natural occurrence in not only humans, but bulls, bears, penguins and even gorillas,” John told the Limerick Post.“When it comes to a yes vote for Benjy, we know only too well that he would if he could,” he said. Advertisement NewsLocal NewsBenjy’s vote is a load of bullBy Alan Jacques – May 21, 2015 524 Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Email Printcenter_img Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Previous articleCouncil to review derelict Dock Road sitesNext articleLocal businessman brings new hope to Southill Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSAnimal Rights Action Network (ARAN)Benjy the gall bullJohn Carmodylimerickmarriage equality referendum Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more

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QPR face stadium opposition

first_imgQPR face growing opposition to their new stadium bid with current landowner Cargiant claiming they “will not enter into any future talks with the club”. Cargiant managing director Tony Mendes is a QPR season-ticket holder, but the company has released a statement denying discussing selling the company’s land with the club. “We are very surprised by QPR’s PR campaign regarding a proposed new stadium in Old Oak Common and in particular on land owned by Cargiant,” the statement read. “The company are not in negotiations with QPR and will not enter into any future talks with the club. “The company will announce in due course details of its own scheme for the regeneration of its land holdings that will incorporate the residential units, jobs and community facilities that the GLA detailed in their vision for the regeneration for the area. “Cargiant’s commercial arm of the business views this opportunity as a long-term investment opportunity.” Cargiant bosses rejected the notion of QPR obtaining a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO), a legal function which allows bodies to claim land without the owner’s consent if considered in the public interest. QPR could seek council backing to obtain such an order against Cargiant, but the company remain unfazed by the prospect. “In regards to the threat of CPO, there is no legal basis on which to serve a CPO on Cargiant. We are a willing developer,” the statement continued. Press Association The former QPR sponsors holds a 30-acre plot on the Old Oak site where the west London club hope to build a new 40,000-seater stadium. Rangers have support from all the major bodies required to build the new ground as soon as 2018, but Cargiant is seeking to scupper their plans. “This is also not a ‘tool’ to increase the land value to QPR or anyone else. If the company wanted to pursue this route, it would be talking to other developers, which we are not. “We are fully committed to regenerate our land. We have the funding and the professionals in place to do it.” Rangers chairman Tony Fernandes released a statement in December detailing the club’s new stadium plans. The New Queens Park project has Greater London Authority, Network Rail and Genesis Housing Group backing. The club aim to regenerate the area along with their proposed move from Loftus Road, pledging to build 24,000 new homes and create 55,000 jobs. QPR bosses remain confident they will be able to press ahead with plans. “The future regeneration of Old Oak requires everyone to work together for the common good – the boroughs, the Mayor, landowners and the local community,” a club statement released on Monday read. “Our current consultation has so far attracted the views of over 1,000 local residents with over 80 per cent in support of our stadium-led regeneration. “The future of Old Oak lies in the regeneration of the entire area and not the uncoordinated and piecemeal development of individual land holdings.” last_img read more

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