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 Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie 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


Local Elections 2019 Debates – Milford MD Debate 2

Posted On May 25 2021 by

first_img Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNewsx Highland Radio Local Election 2019 Debates Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Google+ Previous articleLee Brennan leaves Tyrone panelNext articleBundoran loses but Rathmullan Marina gains in Blue Flag awards admin WhatsApp The people go to the polls on May 24th to elect a new Donegal County Council.Between now and then we will host a daily debate concentrating on each of the 6 districts in the Highland Radio Franchise areaToday we focused on the Milford Municipal District where 9 candidates are vying for just 3 seats.In part two of a two part series we were joined by:Ian McGarvey (Independent), Emer Friel (Fine Gael), Charlie McGinley (Independent) and Dermot Hardy ( Aontu)Click to listen:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/MilfordDebate2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By admin – May 20, 2019 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction center_img WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Pinterest Facebook FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Local Elections 2019 Debates – Milford MD Debate 2last_img read more