Driver hospitalised with minor injuries after truck overturns

first_imgTHE driver of a truck that overturned at the Raheen roundabout on the N21 road to Patrickswell this afternoon was treated for minor injuries following the accident.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Firebrigade and ambulance personnel attended the scene. The truck overturned at approximately 3.50pm. It is understood heavy lifting equipment will be required for it to be removed.The driver of the HGV has been taken by ambulance to the Mid Western Regional Hospital in Dooradoyle suffering from minor injuries. Significant traffic disruption was caused as a result of the single-vehicle accident, Gardaí are currently attending the scene. Twitter Advertisement WhatsApp Facebook NewsLocal NewsDriver hospitalised with minor injuries after truck overturnsBy admin – July 11, 2010 526 center_img Print Email Linkedin Previous articleGemma does her city proud in Miss Ireland finalNext articleDeath of Sean Murphy, GAA writer and historian adminlast_img read more

“This government has failed our nurses and midwives” says Limerick TD

first_imgPrint TAGSDailgovernmentMaurice Quinlivan TDMidwivesnursesSinn Feinuniversity hospital limerick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLimerick’s Live 95FM is Limerick’s most listened to radio stationNext articleChamber function addressed by top entrepreneur Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email Trolley crisis at UHL shames the Minister – Maurice Quinlivan T.D. Limerick Sinn Féin TD Maurice QuinlivanSinn Féin’s Maurice Quinlivan TD today said that this government has failed our nurses and midwives and they are not addressing the pay, recruitment and retention crisis in our health service. Deputy Quinlivan was speaking on a Sinn Féin motion that was debated in the Dáil on Wednesday afternoon.Speaking in the Dáil, Teachta Quinlivan said:“Every one of us will rely on nurses and medical staff when we are sick and at our weakest and most vulnerable during some stage of our lives.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The work these people do on a daily basis is incredible and to provide good pay and working conditions should not even be up for debate.“I always hear stories from constituents in Limerick, as to how impressive and hardworking nurses and health service staff in University Hospital Limerick are.“Staff in UHL are under severe pressure due to lack of staff, beds and investment, and they try their very best to ensure patients get the best treatment each day.“They need help from their government, and Fine Gael is absolutely not providing this.“Just last week, an 85 year old woman, Anastasia Coonan, was left on a trolley in the brand new A&E department in UHL for four days, after being admitted with a suspected stroke.“That is a horrific way to treat a woman of that age, with a serious medical condition.“It is left to the nurses to try and squeeze patients onto corridors, in a chronically overcrowded hospital, and left to the nurses to apologise to the patients and their families, when it couldn’t be further from their fault.“I often speak about the dreadful overcrowding in UHL, it’s the worst in the country, and I’ve called on Minister Harris to step in and address the chaos. Nothing has been done to alleviate the problems there. Nothing. Today 54 people are lying on trollies in UHL. Minister you’ve actually normalised this trolley crisis.“The HSE is struggling to attract home Irish nurses who have emigrated. That’s not surprising. There is a chasm to be bridged in making our system more attractive to work in, compared to other health systems abroad, and I’ve no confidence in this government doing that.“Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have consistently looked after bankers and big business whenever called on, yet left essential frontline staff such as nurses, begging for adequate treatment. It’s a disgrace.“Sinn Féin would not allow this scandal in our health service to continue. ” Mr. Quinlivan concluded.More about politics here. WhatsApp Linkedin Facebookcenter_img Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins appointed as Minister of State NewsPolitics“This government has failed our nurses and midwives” says Limerick TDBy Staff Reporter – April 26, 2018 1236 Sinn Féin bill to reinvest proceeds seized by CAB in disadvantaged communities passes first stage Twitter Long gynaecological waiting lists must be addressed– Maurice Quinlivan T.D. Advertisement Decision to enter Phase 4 of reopening Ireland deferred to August 10 Drug task force is starved of fundinglast_img read more

NASCAR results at Bristol: Kyle Busch beats brother in Food City 500

first_imgIt was a battle of the brothers in the final laps of the Food City 500. Kyle and Kurt Busch moved into first and second place, respectively, after choosing to stay out on the track as other drivers took two to four tires behind them. Kyle Busch had to come back from a wreck in the opening laps. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. made contact with his car and sent him spinning, which drew one of 11 caution flags on the day.Just as the green flies, the yellow is out! @KyleBusch and @StenhouseJr involved in the accident. pic.twitter.com/WRiSLvCWlL— NASCAR (@NASCAR) April 7, 2019However, the younger Busch brother quickly moved back into the top 10 before eventually taking the lead for the last of 21 lead changes. He leads all active drivers with eight wins at Bristol Motor Speedway.The two have won the last four races at Bristol, but this is just the second time in their storied careers they have finished in first and second place. “That one was tough,” Kurt Busch said. “I really wanted to beat him. I was going to wreck him. I was wanting to stay close enough so that when we took the white (flag) I was going to just drive straight into three and four. I mean he’s already won. I figured he could give a little love to his brother.“I wanted that one bad. I feel like him right now. I’m all mad because I didn’t win.” Fox NASCAR analyst Darrell Waltrip to retire, network confirms The two elected to skip the pit on the final caution and were at the front of the pack for the final 14 of 500 laps. But it was Kyle Busch who would remain in control and eventually take the checkered flag. He has now won on every NASCAR weekend he has run this season.”We’re crazy. We just do what we need to do to try and win,” Kyle Busch said after the race. Related Newscenter_img It was Kurt Busch’s best finish of the year.Brad Keselowski was in contention for the win the entire race and held the lead before heading to the final pit stop. But, he was assessed a penalty on the final restart and ended up finishing in 18th.NASCAR results at Bristol Motor Speedway1. Kyle Busch2. Kurt Busch 3. Joey Logano4. Ryan Blaney5. Denny Hamlin6. Paul Menard7. Clint Bowyer8. Daniel Suarez9. Ryan Newman  10. Jimmie Johnson11. Chase Elliott12. Matt DiBenedetto13. Kevin Harvick 14. Austin Dillon  15. Ty Dillon16. William Byron  17. Martin Truex Jr.18. Brad Keselowski19. Kyle Larson20. Darrell Wallace Jr. 21. David Ragan22. Chris Buescher 23. Alex Bowman 24. Erik Jones25. Ryan Preece  26. Landon Cassill 27. Matt Tifft28. Michael McDowell  29. Ross Chastain 30. Daniel Hemric31. Bayley Currey32. Quin Houff 33. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 34. Corey Lajoie 35. Timmy Hill36. Gray Gaulding 37. Aric Almirola NASCAR warns drivers of penalties for skipping media, being ‘verbally aggressive’ with reporterslast_img read more

Sport Minister Welcomes Public-Private Partnerships

first_imgMinister without Portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister, with responsibility for Sport, Hon. Natalie Neita Headley has welcomed public-private partnerships, which will lead to the upgrading of existing sport infrastructure.“We are very aware that public-private partnerships will be needed to create a new velodrome and hockey field, as we seek to bolster our sport infrastructure,” Mrs. Neita Headley said, in her contribution to the 2013/14 Sectoral Debate in the House of representatives on June 5.She noted that the private sector and the Diaspora continue to play very significant roles in sport development.“Jamaica, unlike many countries of our size and resources, has a wide range of organised sporting disciplines and National Associations,” she pointed out.The Sports Minister noted also that the private sector and the Diaspora have been stalwart partners through alumni associations and their community links in Jamaica.“Civic and professional bodies, through various creative means, have supported Jamaica’s sport development programme, not just through financial support, gifts of equipment and gear, but also their presence to support, cheer on and mentor our athletes when they travel overseas,” Mrs. Neita Headley said.Contact: Alphea Saunderslast_img read more