Collins aims for the Dail and joins O’Dea on party ticket

first_imgLinkedin Print Fianna Fail Limerick City General Election Candidates, Cllr James Collins and Willie O’Dea TD.Picture: Keith Wiseman Previous articleGarda investigate assault and brazen handbag snatchNext articleArmed teen arrested in cash and drugs seizure Staff Reporter LimerickNewsLocal NewsPoliticsCollins aims for the Dail and joins O’Dea on party ticketBy Staff Reporter – April 10, 2018 1098 Facebook Twitter Advertisement Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSFianna Fáilgeneral electionGerry CollinsJames CollinslimerickMichael Collinsniall collins Email WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival IF you are a Collins and from Limerick, politics is sure to course through your veins and for newly selected Fianna Fail general election candidate James Collins, that is certainly very true.His father was a TD, his uncle a cabinet Minister and his first cousin a party spokesperson in three portfolios and now the Dooradoyle native is looking to elevate his political carer to capture a seat at the next elected Dail.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Addressing the recent selection convention, the married father of four wants to help mould “a city that works for you”.With Limerick claiming recent accolades at European level, James Collins feels that Limerick’s reputation is now soaring after it announced 2,500 jobs last year, something that can be built upon.“I got involved in local politics nine years ago when Limerick was in a much darker place. Job losses hit hard. I felt I could help. My friends, my neighbours, our community, they were all in a bad place. My business was in the middle of a neighbourhood that needed help to change. The economy of Limerick needed to change to survive the downturn and get back on the road to recovery.“The single biggest lesson I’ve learned in those nine years is that politics can help change people’s lives, so long as you have a long-term vision, and a strategy for getting there.“Limerick is a case study in how to strategically tackle economic issues; in how to put in place structures and cultures that allow businesses to flourish, generate employment, and in turn create opportunities for people to live in a city that works for them.The elected local authority representative said that brave decisions by local councillors “were the springboard for the strategic recovery of our city.“We took some tough decisions to stabilise the local authority’s finances, and this gave us the ability to buy strategic sites for development around the city.Noting that Limerick is the European City of the Future for 2018/19, Cllr Collins said that this was evident “because all around us we can see Limerick’s future taking shape – whether it’s hard-working families enjoying some leisure time in Mungret Park, or the young men and women in their 20s embarking on financially rewarding and diverse careers in IT, financial services, or the digital economy.”James Collins graduated from the University of Limerick and travelled before he and his wife Eileen returned to Limerick to settle and raise their family.In 2000 Limerick had few opportunities, but that has changed as “the Limerick of today is High tech, Fintech, Pharma, Life Sciences. It is Dell, General Motors, WP Engine, Regeneron, Uber, Vistakon, Jaguar, Stats, Edwards Life Sciences, Tekro, and Design Pro. It is Limerick for Engineering, Limerick for IT. It is Troy Studios. There is more to come.“We have diversified. We are thinking differently, bigger, better, smarter.The city’s progress will shine through developments like the Opera Site and Gardens International but we can be under no illusions: there are many social problems that remain, Cllr Collins said.“Life is about living, so while we build the economy, we also have to build the society around it.Selected on the Fianna Fail party ticket, James Collins said that he wants to help make sure that everyone has a fair chance, and an equal opportunity to access jobs and education, housing and healthcare.“The reason I want to take the next step now and represent Limerick City in Dail Eireann, is because the problems that still exist: the housing and rental crisis, overcrowding at University Hospital Limerick, social deprivation, crime, the lack of a proper 21st Century transport network for our city – these are problems that have to be addressed through national policy.Limerick needs political leadership to match this ambition and deliver Limerick’s future. That’s why I’m putting my name forward for election to Dail Eireann.James Collins joins sitting TD Willie O’Dea as the candidates for the next general election in a bid to gain a second seat for his party as the Limerick man feels “we need a government less focussed on trying to look good and more focused on doing good.”See more Limerick news here Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Health guide for research staff

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Health guide for research staffOn 26 Sep 2000 in Personnel Today The Health and Safety Commission has targeted managers in higher and further education establishments and published a guide to looking after the health and safety of researchers.John Cullen, chair of the education services advisory committee which published the guidance booklet, said, “Health and safety legislation is often seen by academics as bureaucratic and not appropriate for research activities. But health and safety legislation applies just as much to research work as any other work activity.The risks are widespread, ranging from lone working and violence from clients during social studies to the those from chemicals, microorganisms and lasers. Managing Health and Safety Aspects of Research in Higher and Further Education is available from HSE Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Coyle bullish over Bolton prospects

first_img He added: “We know we are capable of giving big performances and winning big games. That is how we have to treat every game now. As much as we are still in the FA Cup, every league game now is like a cup final.” Coyle’s men were beaten 3-0 by Chelsea last time out but the Scot is adamant they have what it takes to bounce back and pull off one of the shocks of the season at the Etihad Stadium. “Who is to say we can’t go to Manchester City and get a result?” he said. “We have to trust ourselves, believe in what we are doing, and we will look to get something from the game.” Press Associationcenter_img BOLTON boss Owen Coyle was in defiant mood as he prepared his struggling side for Saturday’s trip to face Barclays Premier League leaders Manchester City.last_img read more

Tom Vernon believes Otto Addo is a great prospect for Ghana

first_imgChairman of Danish club FC Nordsjaelland, Tom Vernon has backed Ghanaian coach Otto Addo to succeed at the club.Addo was appointed assistant coach to Kasper Hjulmand earlier this month and is in line with the club’s motive of grooming the next generation of football’s great players and coaches.In an exclusive interview with Joy Sports about his plans for Nordsjaelland, Tom Vernon believes bringing Otto Addo on board is in line with the club’s vision.“He is doing a very good job. He is a good coach and I think he is a great prospect for Ghana football in the future.”Otto Addo’s role would be highly instrumental in helping talented young players at the Superliga club, many of whom would be from Ghana; settle into the team and life in Europe smoothly.Since his retirement, Addo has been working mainly with young players rising to become head scout for the Black Stars. According to Vernon, Nordsjaelland is also expected to name a number of players from the Right to Dream Academy in their first team shortly.Tom Vernon is the founder of the hugely successful Right to Dream Academy in Ghana which has been training young men and recently women for many years.Notable players that were groomed at the academy include Lorient and Black Stars striker, Majeed Warris and Ghana youth international Yaw Yeboah.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoyFMSports. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more