Love for Limerick as stars line up for St. Patrick’s Day’s…

first_imgWhatsApp Linkedin  Limerick St Patrick’s Festival features some world class musicians and a host of online events – for the full line up check out https://www.limerick.ie/stpatricksfestival NewsCommunityHeritageLimerickLove for Limerick as stars line up for St. Patrick’s Day’s videoBy Sarah Carr – March 17, 2021 428 A FANTASTIC, diverse line-up of well-known personalities, including actor Dominic West, and actor/writer Malachy McCourt feature in a new video just released by Limerick Civic Trust to mark St. Patrick’s Festival (CLICK HERE for VIDEO https://vimeo.com/524208621). The St. Patrick’s Festival ‘Love Limerick’ video captures faces and voices strongly associated with Limerick, including Sean-Nós musician Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, Richard Lynch of ilovelimerick.com, nu-folk musician Emma Langford, President of UL Kerstin Mey and owners of ‘Dolans’ Live Music Venue and Bar’ Mick and Valerie Dolan.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The great affection for Limerick is a theme running throughout the video where these well-known people share their messages of hope and support as they look forward to a better time when everyone can visit again and enjoy those essential Limerick experiences – like a gig in Dolans, a pint or a session in some of the atmospheric Limerick pubs like Nancy Blakes or Mother Macs or seeing the outline of an iconic castle like King John’s Castle or Glin Castle against the skyline. Launching the video, David O’Brien of Limerick Civic Trust said; “This video is a celebration of all the fantastic things about Limerick and is a snapshot of this moment in time portraying the artists, creatives and musicians and their take on this much-loved city with its own unique character, humour and vibrant cultural scene. While there are no parades or band championships this year, this video puts a spotlight on Limerick and reminds people how fun and vibrant the city is. This video invites them to visit when it is safe again.’ Dominic West, known for his roles in a number of hit TV series including ‘The Wire’,  has strong ties with Limerick going back to 2010 when he married Catherine Fitzgerald, daughter of the last Knight of Glin.  In the longer version of the video, he says that he can’t wait to have pints and singsongs again in ‘O’Shaughnessy’s Pub’ in the Limerick village of Glin. Malachy McCourt is a famous New York-based actor, writer and politician and brother of renowned Limerick author Frank McCourt. Malachy features strongly in Frank’s famous depiction of Limerick in Angela’s Ashes and fondly recalls all the great laughs the family had in Limerick and said that ‘there’s hardly a native of Limerick who doesn’t have a song in them’ before he himself bursts into a hearty rendition of ‘Limerick is Beautiful’ (longer video). The People’s Museum of Limerick run by Limerick Civic Trust will feature the Frank McCourt exhibition later this year. One of the areas everyone is missing right now is brilliant bands and live music and Limerick is known for its buzzing live music scene and is home to great new musical talents like Emma Langford (featured in the video) and award-winning rapper and spoken word artist Denise Chaila.  Everyone who knows music, knows Mick and Valerie Dolan and the amazing platform for new artists their renowned warehouse – Dolans Live Music Venue has become since it opened in 1998. Dolans, in normal times is home to touring live artists from across the globe and hosted iconic bands like Aslan, Snow Patrol and Franz Ferdinand. This St. Patrick’s evening Dolans invites you to experience a virtual musical celebration – ‘Wild Atlantic Edge’ at 7pm from Limerick with performances from a number of musicians including Sharon Shannon, Hermitage Green and Emma Langford. (More info at https://www.limerick.ie/stpatricksfestival) Publicist and producer Richard Lynch from the video has done wonders for his hometown, from developing the annual LGBTQ+ Pride festival into a week-long event, to promoting and celebrating the positive image of Limerick throughIlovelimerick.com. Professor Kerstin Mey is a German academic who in 2020, assumed her role as President of the University of Limerick , making history by becoming the first woman to be President of a University in Ireland. What better person to showcase the Irish language in the video than Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin talented musician from Limerick, best known for his Sean-Nós singing.Love Limerick this St. Patrick’s Day from Limerick.ie on Vimeo. 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Florida sheriff suspended over handling of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting

first_imgEffective immediately, I am officially suspending Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel for his repeated failures, incompetence and neglect of duty. https://t.co/tkHzxTHhjH— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) January 11, 2019Last month, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission issued a scathing report about the Broward County Sheriff’s Department, specifying that one of Israel’s key active shooter policies may have contributed to the carnage.The commission noted that a written policy saying that Broward County deputies “may” confront active shooters, rather than “shall,” provided an excuse for not entering the school to confront the shooter.Israel, whose elected term ends in 2020, has said he would not leave office voluntarily.Responding to the commission report last month, Israel said that all Broward sheriff’s deputies completed an additional eight hours of active-shooter training, that the department has created a threat assessment unit and that it has enacted other reforms.When asked by CNN days after the shooting whether he would have done anything differently, Israel famously replied, “If ‘ifs’ and ‘buts’ were candy and nuts, O.J. Simpson would still be in the record books.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Mark Wilson/Getty Images(PARKLAND, Fla.) —  Florida’s new governor Ron DeSantis has suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel over his department’s much-maligned response to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting last February — which took the lives of 17 students and staff — and installed the county’s first African-American sheriff, former Coral Springs police sergeant Gregory Tony, according to official statements.On Friday evening, three days after being sworn in, DeSantis issued a tweet saying that “effective immediately, I am officially suspending Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel for his repeated failures, incompetence and neglect of duty.” The tweet linked to an executive order signed by the newly minted governor.Israel reacted shortly after the governor’s announcement, holding a press conference in which he defended his tenure and contended that he was a victim of local politics.“There was no wrongdoing on my part,” Israel said at the press conference. “I served the county honorably.”Israel said he plans to “vigorously fight this unjustified suspension” and intends to return to office soon.“This was about politics, not about Parkland,” Israel said.Among a raft of criticism, DeSantis’ executive order noted that Broward County Sheriff’s Department personnel had 21 interactions with the school shooter prior to the massacre, the first one coming in February 2016 — two years before the attack — when the shooter “posted a picture of a gun with a statement similar to, ‘I am going to get this gun when I turn 18 and shoot up school.’”Israel has been the subject of extraordinary criticism in the wake of the massacre on Valentine’s Day 2018.Last spring, about two months after the shooting spree, 534 out of 628 deputies issued a ‘no confidence’ vote in his leadership compared to 94 who voted in confidence of the sheriff, Jeff Bell, president of the Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies Association, told ABC News at the time.“I will not be distracted from my duties by this inconsequential … union vote, which was designed to extort a 6.5 percent pay raise from this agency,” Israel responded, in part, to the union vote.last_img read more

Audra McDonald, Harvey Fierstein & More Join Drama League Gala to Honor Hedwig’s Neil Patrick Harris

first_img Star Files The annual event will benefit the Drama League’s educational initiatives for promising young artists. In addition to McDonald and Fierstein, performers just announced for the evening include Anthony Rapp, Krysta Rodriguez, Malcolm Gets, Mary Louise Wilson, Tony Vincent and Karen Ziemba. They will join Constantine Maroulis, Cady Huffman, Katie Finneran, Tim Gunn, Mark Kudisch, Norm Lewis, Kal Penn, James Barbour, Becky Ann Baker, Bryce Pinkham, Kate Jennings Grant, Aaron lazar, Eddie Korbich, Lisa O’Hare, Lauren Worsham and more! Audra McDonald View Comments There’s a starry night in store! Tony winners Audra McDonald and Harvey Fierstein join the previously reported 2014 Drama League’s Musical Celebration of Broadway honoring Hedwig star Neil Patrick Harris. Hosted by Whoopi Goldberg and co-directed by Michael Mayer and Johanna McKeon, the gala will be held February 3 at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. The event will include tributes to the Emmy winner by dozens of stage and screen stars. Neil Patrick Harrislast_img read more