Deputy Tom shines for his Fair City star

first_imgHousing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Email Advertisement TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! LifestyleEntertainmentNewsPoliticsDeputy Tom shines for his Fair City starBy Bernie English – July 31, 2019 1177 Limerick on Covid watch list Jenny Dixon and Tom Neville after their wedding on Saturday.LIMERICK Fine Gael TD Tom Neville has tied the knot with former Fair City star Jenny Dixon in a ceremony in Dublin.Taoiseach  Leo Varadkar and his partner, Matt Barrett were joined by Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy and many of the cast of the hit RTE soap for a day of celebration.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Minister Murphy was accompanied by jewellery designer Chloe Townsend — sister of actor Stuart Townsend.170 other guests gathered in Corpus Christi church in Drumcondra to see Jenny (35) being walked down the aisle by her father Tony.Her mother Pamela looked on as bridesmaids Romy Carroll, Maeve O’Brien and Alice McAlinden joined the bride in Corpus Christi church in Drumcondra.The bride wore a gown designed by Paul King of Tamen Michael while the groom wore a black Louis Copeland suit. He was accompanied by his best man and two groomsmen as well as his father Dan, who is a former Fine Gel TD.Several of Jenny’s former colleagues from Fair City were among the 170 guests at the wedding reception at the Powerscourt Hotel in County Wicklow. It was a change of tempo for the cast, who most recently gathered to bury fellow actor Karl Shiels, who died suddenly at the age of 47.Before the big day, Tom celebrated with friends at a stag party in Berlin while Dublin actress Jenny was whisked away by her girlfriends for a ‘hen’ in Marbella. Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat WhatsApp Printcenter_img Twitter Facebook Previous articleLimrockers set to play Electric PicnicNext articleOn The Nail hits home in Sexton’s Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSentertainmentLimerick City and CountyNews last_img read more

8 quotes to remember this Independence Day

first_imgAs we celebrate Independence Day, here are 8 quotes on America, freedom, and liberty to remember this July 4th.“Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.” – Abraham Lincoln“All we have of freedom, all we use or know – this our fathers bought for us long and long ago.” – Rudyard Kipling“I thank God for my life, for the Stars & Stripes. May freedom forever fly, let it ring. Salute the ones who died, the ones who give their lives so we don’t have to sacrifice all the things we love.” – Zac Brown Band“It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you never had it taken from you.” – Anonymous“Freedom is never given; it is won.” – A. Philip Randolph“And I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free. And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.” – Lee Greenwood“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” – Thomas Jefferson“America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination, and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” – Harry S. Truman 131SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Sakho waives right to challenge after failed test

first_imgIt’s understood the France international has waived his right to have his B sample examined by UEFA ahead of Tuesday’s deadline.His initial test revealed traces of a fat-burning substance, and it’s believed he will remain unavailable for selection until any punishment is confirmed.Sakho’s teammate Kolo Toure was given a 6 month ban for a similar doping violation in 2011.last_img

Governor’s ‘Invest in Iowa Act’ raises sales tax, seeks to lower other taxes (VIDEO)

first_imgDES MOINES — “Opportunity Lives Here” is the title of the annual “Condition of the State” message Governor Kim Reynolds is delivering this morning at the statehouse and she’s asking legislators to raise one tax and lower others.Governor Kim Reynolds declared the condition of the state “truly strong,” but she cautioned lawmakers not to take that for granted and urged them to make plans for what Iowa can be for the next generation. “No single policy will do,” Reynolds said, “but that kind of planning also takes a bold vision – a vision that preserves our heritage while seizing our opportunities.”Reynolds used the speech to unveil what she’s calling the “Invest in Iowa Act.” By raising the state sales tax by one percent, Reynolds said the state can significantly cut income taxes across-the-board by 10 percent for all taxpayers and by 25 percent for low-income Iowans.“I have no interest in raising taxes, so any increase in revenue from a sales tax must be more than offset by additional tax cuts,” Reynolds said. “That starts with continuing to reduce our uncompetitive income-tax rates.” Governor Kim Reynolds.Reynolds is also proposing a reduction in county property taxes. Today, counties use property taxes to pay for mental health services. Reynolds proposes having the state pick up 70% of those costs — using money from the sales tax hike.“By establishing a dedicated and stable fund for mental health, we will give hope to so many who are suffering in silence,” Reynolds said. “It’s a promise we’ve made, and it’s a promise I intend to keep.”Another fraction of the new sales tax money would be deposited in a state fund for water quality and outdoor recreation programs.“These changes will make our vision a reality. It’s an investment in our future. And it’s an investment in those who are our future,” Reynolds said. “…If we take this bold step, right now, then whoever is standing at this podium in 10, 20, or 30 years–Republican or Democrat–can proudly say what I can say today: The condition of our State is strong.”Part of her plan is to change a state law, so more of the new sales tax money is spent on improving water quality rather than on outdoor recreation projects, like bike trails.“We were given this beautiful land to work but also to keep,” Reynolds said, “and preserving what we’ve been given must be a responsibility of all Iowans.”Reynolds has released a state budget plan as well. The governor proposes a 2.5% increase in general state aid for public K-through-12 schools. In her speech, Reynolds mentioned her request for an additional $20 million for flood relief.“In 2019 we saw the resilience of Iowans tested once again as historic floods ravaged both sides of our state and parts in between,” she said. “Entire communities were wiped out as the waters rose and didn’t seem to recede.”Reynolds praised flood victims’ resolve to rebuild and recover.“Your state stands with you as we work to return life to normal and get your homes, businesses, and communities back on track,” she said.Governor Reynolds is calling for changes in Iowa’s licensing system for plumbers, accountants and other professionals, people with another state’s license do not have to go through the lengthy and expensive process of getting a license to practice in Iowa.(Photos courtesy of Iowa PBS)last_img read more

Justice Ginsburg Hospitalized With Infection, Court Says

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized Tuesday with an infection caused by a gallstone, but plans to take part in the court’s arguments by telephone Wednesday, the Supreme Court said.The 87-year-old justice underwent non-surgical treatment for what the court described as acute cholecystitis, a benign gallbladder condition, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.She is resting comfortably and expects to be in the hospital for a day or two, the court said.Ginsburg took part in the court’s telephone arguments Monday and Tuesday. She initially sought medical care Monday, when the gallstone was first diagnosed.She has been treated four times for cancer, most recently in August, when she underwent radiation for a tumor on her pancreas.Her most recent hospital stay was in November, when she spent two nights at Johns Hopkins Hospital with a likely infection after suffering from chills and fever.The frail-looking liberal icon also bounced back from lung surgery to remove cancerous growths in December 2018. Her recovery from that surgery forced her to miss court arguments for the first time since she became a justice in 1993, appointed by President Bill Clinton.She has been doing her usual workout with a personal trainer at the court, even as the justices have cancelled courtroom arguments in favor of telephone sessions because of the coronavirus pandemic.Ginsburg has said she would like to serve until she’s 90, if her health allows.last_img read more