Only three Travellers over the age of 65 in East Limerick

Posted On Jun 4 2021 by

first_imgIs Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Previous articleAdare Manor restaurant awarded Michelin StarNext articlePlanning permission granted for new Primary Care Centre in Newcastle West Alan Jacques WhatsApp Advertisement Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow TAGSCommunityLimerick City and CountyNewsTraveller Members of the Traveller community and Ballyhoura Development at the launch of the East Limerick Traveller Health Assessment report.OF the Traveller community in East Limerick, there are only three Travellers over the age of 65 — less than one per cent of the Traveller population in the area.This was one of the stark findings of the East Limerick Traveller Health Baseline Needs Assessment. The study also shows that only 29 of the Traveller population in East County Limerick is over the age of 50, which is only six per cent of the Traveller community in the area.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The assessment was undertaken as a collaborative study between the HSE and Ballyhoura Development, supported by Sheila Cahill Consulting, between March and June of this year.The purpose of the assessment was to identify the health and wellbeing needs of Travellers living in East County Limerick. Although national figures and statistics are available, until now there has been no definitive research undertaken into the health needs of Travellers in the region.The study sought to establish a clear demographic profile of the Traveller community in East Limerick, and to examine a baseline of the health status of Travellers, particularly areas in need of attention, as well as identifying the key factors, which influence and affect the physical and mental health of Travellers.Ballyhoura Development manager Eileen O’Keeffe said that the link between health and the inequalities that exist in housing and education available to members of the Travelling Community cannot be ignored.“With over 90 per cent of Travellers living in East Limerick participating in the assessment, this report can be regarded as a definitive study which will help to inform the development and implementation of appropriate responses and solutions to the diverse range of health needs amongst the Traveller Community, as outlined in the report,” she explained.One of the key findings of the assessment is that less than 50 per cent of Travellers living in East Limerick were identified in the 2016 census, meaning that the Traveller community in the area is twice as large as was previously recorded.The HSE Traveller Health Unit will now consider the findings of the assessment. NewsCommunityOnly three Travellers over the age of 65 in East LimerickBy Alan Jacques – October 9, 2019 1436 Printcenter_img TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick on Covid watch list Email Linkedin Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

Edsel “Dick” Shupe – Sunman

Posted On Sep 23 2020 by

first_imgMemorial donations can be directed to Sunman’s Life Squad or the Fire Department.  To sign the online guestbook please visit  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Edsel Shupe. Friends may visit with the family on Friday, February 8, 2019 from 10 a.m. until time of service at 12 noon at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 107 Vine Street, Sunman.  Burial will follow in Evangelical Union Cemetery-Hubbells Corner. Edsel “Dick” Shupe, of Sunman was born on September 8, 1938 in Lee County, Virginia, a son to Marion and Flora Irene Edens Shupe.  He served his country with the United States Air force. Dick married Alverta Wolljung on December 24, 1960 at St. John’s Lutheran Church-Hubbells Corner and together they raised three children.  He worked at Anchor Glass as a machine operator for over 38 years and in his spare time he enjoyed working in the yard, gardening, fishing, riding motorcycles and cleaning his cars.  On Sunday, February 3, 2019 at the age of 80, Dick passed away at St. Andrews Health Campus in Batesville.  center_img Those surviving who will cherish Edsel’s memory include his loving wife of 58 years, Alverta Shupe; children, Richard (Annette) Shupe of Sunman, Irene (David) Schutte of Sunman, and Clarence (Betty) Shupe of Batesville; eight grandchildren; two great-grandsons; one brother, Marion (Ann) Shupe of Ohio; five sisters, Marilyn Arnold of Idaho, Barbara Tindel of Virginia, Tina (Terry) King of Virginia, Brenda (Tony) Hatico of Texas, and Rebecca (Dennis) Flanigan of Ohio, as well as several nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Pauline Shupe, and two brothers, Ansel Shupe and Charles Shupe.last_img read more

Freshman Minott looks to build on flashes of potential against Vermont

Posted On Sep 17 2020 by

first_img Published on November 30, 2014 at 11:54 pm Contact Josh: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ When Danielle Minott checked in to Syracuse’s game against Jacksonville on Nov. 22, the freshman guard had no points, no steals and one rebound in just six minutes played over two games.Syracuse led 9-3 at the 16:40 mark of the first half, and in 2:33 of playing time, Minott hit a jumper and picked up both an offensive and defensive rebound. The short spell was a microcosm of Minott’s ability and athleticism, and a glimpse at why some Syracuse players see Minott as a mini Brittney Sykes.On Monday at 7 p.m., Minott and No. 22 Syracuse (4-1) return home for a game against Vermont (0-5). With Sykes still recovering from a torn right ACL and the Orange playing an inferior opponent, Minott will likely see her first extended minutes in the Carrier Dome. “When (Danielle) starts to figure out what we’re trying to do on the floor, she’s going to be explosive for us,” Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman said, after Minott played just four minutes against Fordham on Nov. 16. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Like I told you last year about (then-freshman guard) Alexis Peterson, trust me, Danielle Minott’s next. She’s a very good player, and she’s going to help us.”While Minott sees limited action behind a guard rotation of Peterson, Cornelia Fondren, Diamond Henderson and Maggie Morrison, the Miami Country Day (Florida) School product has shown flashes and versatility in limited action.Against Jacksonville, Minott played a season-high 15 minutes and scored five points, grabbed three rebounds and came up with two steals while playing a wing position in SU’s 2-3 zone. As a sophomore in high school, Minott led Parkway (Florida) Academy to the Class-3A state championship game, but the Panthers lost by 15 to P.K. Yonge. Minott then transferred to Miami Country Day, where the Spartans reached the state title game. As a senior, Minott’s annual appearance in a state title game looked doubtful. The Spartans had a series of injuries early in the year, and the team went through what head coach Ochiel Swaby called a “gauntlet” schedule with a rotation of only six players.“But she carried us,” Swaby said. “When we walked out of the gym, everyone wanted to know who this kid was. Who’s D. Minott? Who is this kid? I had college coaches at major schools say, ‘How did we miss this kid?’” Minott led the Spartans to a 26-3 record and the school’s first state championship, in any sport, in its 75-year history.“I guess the third time was just meant to be,” Minott said. “I just had this mentality that I didn’t want to lose three times, ended my high school career right and start my college career on a good note.”Swaby said that he was “amazed” with Minott’s raw strength and elevation on her jump shot. He also praised her leaping and rebounding ability and said she was as strong as most high school players he’d seen.But with four experienced guards in front of her now, Minott will continue to adjust to only receiving sporadic playing time and make the most of her opportunities. “She has to go through that adjustment period,” Swaby said. “But once she gets her confidence back up and she’s feeling good about herself again, her true talent and her skill set will come to the forefront.” Commentslast_img read more