Senator Paul Gavan stresses the need to repeal the eighth.

first_img119 Limerick women had abortions in UK last year Facebook Twitter Previous articleArmed robbery and Limerick pensioner hit with crutchNext articleLimerick concern over National Management Forum funding. Staff Reporter Payments system failing Limerick tenants Limerick politicians knock on doors but not for themselves Limerick TD welcomes passing of Bill to ban LGBTQ conversion therapies WhatsApp Email Printcenter_img Limerick GPs will not turn women away Advertisement Linkedin TAGSabortionRepeal the Eighth AmendmentRhone MahonySeanadSenator Paul Gavan Senator Paul Gavan.Speaking in the Seanad Wednesday evening, Seantor Paul Gavan spoke of his experience on the 8th Amendment committee and the need for the 8th amendment to be repealed.Senator Gavan said: “We must repeal the 8th amendment from our constitution. It constitutes an unacceptable clinical risk for women across Ireland. The current situation whereby a woman can only have an abortion if she is otherwise going to die, is simply not tenable in any society that is serious about protecting and respecting the lives of women.“The Eighth amendment committee was informed by Professor Arulkumaran, President of the International College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, that risk with regard to the life of the mother is something which can escalate in minutes or in hours.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Doctors are being mandated by the law to wait until the very moment in which someone’s illness turns from a risk to their health to a risk to their life. This goes against all other aspects of best medical healthcare.“For these reasons I fully support the Repeal of the Eighth Amendment, and also for terminations when the mother’s physical or mental health is at risk, and where there is a Fatal Foetal Abnormality.“In 2018, surely it’s time to trust women. We also have to face reality. Ireland is not an Abortion Free country. Women in Ireland have abortions all the time. Ten women per day, each day travel for terminations. The vast majority of these women receive no aftercare when they return home.“We also know that 1800 abortion pills were supplied to Irish women over the internet by one provider alone in 2016. To put those figures into context, it’s estimated that about 12% of Irish women of reproductive age have had an abortion. These are the people that the State has failed and continues to fail he continued.“It is time for the Irish people to have their say on the matter. The referendum will not be easy. There are a lot of challenging conversations that need to be had; it will take courage and real leadership. I truly hope that he does not falter in the same manner that Garret Fitzgerald did in 1983, with a half-hearted support for the Repeal campaign. The women of Ireland deserve better, they must not be failed again.” he concluded.More news and social issues here. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Fine Gael on the missing list in Limerick NewsSocietySenator Paul Gavan stresses the need to repeal the eighth.By Staff Reporter – January 18, 2018 2073 last_img read more

Mayor Jay Gillian: Gas and Water Line Upgrades on the Way

first_imgOcean City Mayor Jay GillianThe following is Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian’s weekly update to citizens posted on Friday, Sept. 18.Dear Friends:I would like to use my letter this week to update you on several ongoing items.The city team met with South Jersey Gas and New Jersey American Water representatives this week to discuss road projects. Both companies are committed to continued investment in Ocean City, and residents can expect to see projects starting in the weeks ahead. South Jersey Gas specifically will be upgrading to high pressure lines in many areas of town, and will begin work next week in the Corinthian neighborhood. Residents will be notified directly by South Jersey Gas. South Jersey Gas is committed to providing safe and reliable service to all current and future customers.At the high school football game this past Friday, the scoreboard had an issue and was not operational. I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. The scoreboard was fully operational on Thursday during testing. The outage was caused, we believe, by a power surge that negatively impacted the signal. We have been working with the scoreboard company to replace the parts and take proactive steps to protect the scoreboard from future surges.The beach replenishment project has reached 59th Street and is expected to be completed shortly. All beaches in Ocean City are open this weekend with the exception of 59th Street. Access to Corson’s Inlet State Park at 59th Street and Central Avenue is currently closed for safety reasons.On Sunday, over 450 Corvettes will be displayed on the Boardwalk from 6th to 14th Street beginning at 11:30 AM. The show is one of the largest in the East with Corvette owners from Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and entries from as far away as Ohio, Indiana and Florida. The awards ceremony will be held at 3:30 PM in front of the Music Pier. The show is held rain or shine and proceeds from registration fees benefit local charities.Along with the Corvette Show, there are many great events and performances scheduled throughout the fall. Please visit for the latest information.On Oct. 23, the Ocean City Tabernacle will present a special evening with Bethany Hamilton, the American professional surfer who lost her arm to a shark attack. Attendees will hear her moving life story and enjoy dinner and music. The proceeds from this event will benefit the Tabernacle’s programs for children and youth. More information on this event can be found at the Ocean City Tabernacle website hope everyone has a great weekend.Warm regards,Jay A. Gillian Mayorlast_img read more

Usain Bolt Receives IAAF President’s Award in Monaco

first_imgUsain Bolt presented with the IAAF President’s Award in Athletics. Sprint legend Usain Bolt was awarded the President’s Award on Friday at the IAAF awards In Monaco. Bolt, who earlier this year retired from track and field athletics, was recognized for his outstanding performances and contributions to the sport over the past decade. During his illustrious career Bolt won four gold medals at the 2008, 20012 and 2016 Olympics, and ruled as World Champion in the 100 and 200 meters.High jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim of Qatar and heptathlete Nafissatou Thiam of Belgium were named the IAAF’s world athletes of the year, after each won world titles in London this year.The 26-year-old Barshim completed an undefeated season across 11 competitions and won the Diamond League title. He became the first high jumper in history to leap 2.40 meters or higher in five successive years.The 23-year-old Thiam opened the year by taking the European indoor pentathlon title then she climbed to third on the heptathlon all-time list with a performance of 7,013 points at a meeting in Gotzis, Austria, in May.“I’m particularly excited by the young generation of talent which so dramatically came of age on the world stage in 2017. Athletics looks forward to a strong and exciting future safe in your hands,” said IAAF president Sebastian Coe.The President’s Award given to eight-time Olympic gold Bolt, who retired after taking bronze in the 100 meters at worlds, “recognizes and honors great service to athletics.”last_img read more