Gardaí told to target activities of roaming Limerick teenage gang

first_imgFacebook DECISIVE action needs to be taken to curb a sharp rise in anti-social behaviour on the Old Cratloe Road in Limerick after a gang of teenagers were accused of carrying out random attacks in the area.The call comes from Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan and Councillor John Costelloe who have called for Garda intervention.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A number of incidents have occurred over the last number of months as a large group of teenagers started randomly assaulting people.Last weekend, a man was suffered knife injuries from an attack as he walked along the Old Cratloe Road. Other incidents included students being mugged and anti-social behaviour escalating to incidents of criminal damage to houses and commercial properties in the area.Deputy Quinlivan said that the “large group of teenagers roaming the area were randomly assaulting total strangers with apparent impunity.“According to locals, a number of adults have suffered severe beatings while one man had his nose and eye socket broken in unprovoked attacks.“It is totally unacceptable that law abiding residents are being subjected to this lawlessness by a large group of roaming teenagers, a number of who are already well known to the Gardaí.“What is going on here has moved far beyond anti-social activity and has descended into outright criminality.“I have spoken with the Garda Chief Superintendent and asked that extra Gardaí be deployed to the area. I have had numerous calls form upset local residents demanding that the Gardaí clear this element from their streets.”“Furthermore, incidents of “daylight drug dealing” have been reported to Gardaí which has left many residents extremely concerned.Councillor Costelloe said “Residents feel particularly vulnerable after a recent assault when they claim that it took the Gardaí an hour and 20 minutes to respond to the 999 call.“Gardaí need to quickly get a grip on this situation” Cllr Costelloe said.“It will take a robust Garda response to bring this situation under control. I am disappointed that a week after the recent serious assault, that nobody has yet been charged with the offence.“The culprits of this criminality need to be brought before the courts where hopefully they will receive the salutary prison sentences they deserve. It is not simply good enough to send around a patrol car now and again. This problem needs a properly prepared and resourced Garda plan of action,” he stated. Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Print TAGSgangGardaílimerickOld Cratloe Roadteenagers Previous articleSeven seats remain in new boundary shake-upNext articleAdding insult to injury for Limerick sex assault victims Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Advertisement Email Linkedincenter_img 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 WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsGardaí told to target activities of roaming Limerick teenage gangBy Staff Reporter – June 29, 2017 1572 Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” last_img read more

Making an impact

first_imgAt the end of the day, if I had to list everyone that has made an impact on my life, my list could be endless. I’m constantly longing to make a positive impact in the world and I hope those around me are too. No matter where you are in life, it’s important that we work to be the best people we can, with a purpose in mind. If we do that, we’ll truly make an impact. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Katie Nehl A born and raised ranch girl from small town North Dakota, Katie started her credit union journey six years ago, with First Community Credit Union (FCCU). After working three years … Web: myFCCU.com Details A few weeks ago, I was visiting with a coworker and she told me I was the reason she stayed at her job. Confused and shocked, I asked for more details. “What do you mean I’m the reason you’re still working here?”, I asked. She went on to tell me, an article I wrote at my former job two years prior, about never giving up, was the reason she stayed at her job. After a streak of bad luck at that credit union and a tough few months due to an upcoming merger, she had her office all packed up, ready to quit that day. After hearing her tell this story, I was stunned. How could my words really make such a lasting impression? What are the odds that now we both work for the same credit union and are coworkers? If you’re like me, somedays you wonder if what you’re doing is worthwhile. I love my job and I truly feel like I’m making an impact, but on occasion, even outside the office, doubt can set it. With work duties, home responsibilities, spousal responsibilities and more, somedays life is just hard. I’m usually a glass half full type person, with a positive mindset, but we all have our bad days. However, in that moment, after hearing my coworkers’ story, I had no doubt life had led me to the place I am supposed to be. I think we all need those reminders now and then, that we are making an impact. Whether it’s an impact on our family, a positive impact in the lives of friends, strangers or even our credit union members. Here’s a few tips how you can live a life, making an impact at your credit union.Listen: Listening to the needs of those around you, to your members and co-workers can play a huge role in making an impact. Without takin the time to listen, how will you ever know what that member needs? How will you ever know your spouses or kids dreams and goals? Listening is a simple, yet crucial aspect. When we take time to sit, listen and get to know those around us, we can learn what makes them happy, what goals they have and how we can help impact their life. It’s a simple thing, that takes time, patience and practice to be a good listener. I encourage you to put the phone down, engage with those around you and listen to what knowledge others have to offer.Be Real: Being true to yourself sounds so simple, yet so hard. Do you wake up every day with passion and the fire under you to do what you love? Or do you wish for something different? When you’re not true to yourself, you abandon your goals, desires and dreams. You pass off bad emotions or vibes you get when being around certain people because you want them to like you, therefore, sometimes not acting like yourself. Being your real, true, genuine self is what can help you be happier and keep your integrity for what you believe. Being real and authentic can be a life-long practice, where you know and understand your strengths, don’t worry about the mistakes and dream big—not to mention you’re not afraid to laugh at yourself. This authentic self, can be contagious and make a positive impact for those around you.Work for a Cause, not Applause: We all know or have that one person in our lives that works for the glory, the applause and to add another achievement to their list, which is just fine. Har worker are good workers. However, sometimes, remember to work hard for a cause and not just the applause, is better. The hard part, might be finding your cause and what you want to work for. Is it your job? Your members? Your family? It’s important to remember, nothing in life comes easy, especially not without you giving it your all. When you’re questioning how to give more and work for a cause, try starting small. Give more of your time, give more of your love, give more of the money you spend going out on weekends to charity instead- the list goes on. You were put here on this earth for a reason, don’t forget to give more and use every ounce of that wonderful talent you were given, for a positive cause.Remain Positive: Growing up, if I missed a calf in breakaway or tipped a barrel, I’d often not only be mad at myself, but my horse, as well.  Nonetheless, I got a reality check quite often when I was constantly reminded by my father to have more of a positive attitude.  When I left the trailer, he explained that I needed to have a positive attitude, focus on my next task at hand and ultimately focus on my job at the time, rodeo.  If I let my negative thoughts get to me, I often did poorly in the rest of my events. The same is in life or at your office. If you think negatively, your actions will be negative.  Garbage in-garbage out. Conversely, if you think positively, your actions most times will be positive. Positive attitudes in the workplace can lead to improved communications, better teamwork, increased morale and high productivity. In addition, having a positive attitude, can make you more approachable and can be more impactful on those around you. Be Thankful: A simple thank you can go a long way. I’ve witnessed it, I’ve felt it and been impacted by the power of both getting and not getting a thank you. When we go through life expecting things, without being grateful and thankful, that’s when life can take a turn for the worse. I’ll be honest, there’s many days when a thank you, means more to me than the action I did to receive the thank you. A thank you can truly impact someone’s life, far beyond that moment, for many years, in fact. The point is, be kind to everyone you meet. You never know what they might be going through. A thank you, a congratulations to your coworker, an uplifting note and even a kind heart can make the biggest impact on someone’s life.last_img read more