Askeaton intimidation ‘has gone too far’

first_imgWhatsApp Linkedin NewsLocal NewsAskeaton intimidation ‘has gone too far’By admin – October 15, 2009 754 Facebook Advertisement Previous articleLimerick gangs continue Youtube feudNext articleReported crime down in city and county admincenter_img Print Twitter Claim that victims fearful of reporting incidents to GardaiTHOSE experiencing intimidation and threatening behaviour in Askeaton, are being asked to report all incidents to the police in order to tackle ongoing issues there.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Councillor Kevin Sheahan, who is from the area, told this newspaper: “The feeling in the town is that intimidation of residents has gone too far and can no longer be tolerated”.He added: “I would like to use the medium of the Limerick Post to address the people and urge them to immediately report any incidents of anti-social behaviour they may have experienced, so this situation can be combated”.He added that anyone who was fearful of contacting the guards directly, could have a statement written up in the presence of a solicitor and sent in.“A small section of the community are causing undue concern to the vast majority with their behaviour”, said the councillor. “I was amazed at how evident the effects of this were when I was canvassing for the local elections.“I have been in constant contact with Supt. Joe Roe in Askeaton, and he is being most co-operative. A joint effort between the community and the gardaí is necessary to combat the situation, as officials hands are tied if incidents go unreported”.The councillor explained that many assaults on individuals and attacks on homes were occurring in the town on a regular basis, particularly on Saturday nights.He added that victims were fearful of reporting incidents to gardaí, in case they became further targeted by offenders, claiming that rural residents no longer had any relationship with gardaí.“My firm view is that locals in rural towns and villages no longer have a relationship with guards that they once would have had. They don’t feel familiar or confident enough in them to confide in. I would urge Supt. Roe to work on developing these relations within the community”.Addressing the council’s role, he concluded: “I have spoken to senior council officials about this issue, and they are adamant that if witnesses come forward and make statements, they will take the matter in hand and bring perpetrators to court. But the real issue is getting people to report all incidents, otherwise the council too are powerless”.He raised the issue again at this month’s meeting of the Joint Policing Committee, with a view to acquiring an increased Garda presence in Askeaton, primarily on Saturday nights. However, was informed that no resources were available. Emaillast_img read more

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Concern in border counties as 923 new Covid Cases are confirmed in NI

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Previous articleFunding confirmed for three Donegal monumentsNext articleNews, Sport, Farm News and Obituaries on Thursday October 8th News Highland Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic 923 new cases of the Covid 19 have been recorded in the North in the last 24 hours.There has been one additional death.It brings to 17,110 the total number of cases in Northern Ireland, while the death toll stands at 587.Minister Heather Humphreys says the situation in the north is concerning for those living close to the border…………..Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/hhumps4pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterestcenter_img By News Highland – October 8, 2020 Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Concern in border counties as 923 new Covid Cases are confirmed in NI Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Lloyds TSB banks on own flexible working scheme

first_imgLloyds TSB banks on own flexible working schemeOn 6 Mar 2001 in Personnel Today A tight labour market isputting increasing pressure on employers to offer staff flexible workingarrangements, according to Lloyds TSB’s senior manager for equal opportunities.Jon Whiteley told delegates at a RoffeyPark seminar on work-life balance that the bank had introduced its Work Optionsscheme in April 1999 in order to attract and retain its workforce in acompetitive market.He explained, “If we lose a seniormanager it will cost about £45,000 in terms of recruitment and training toreplace them.“Employees are increasingly sayingthey have only one life and they want to enjoy it. There has been a shift awayfrom the long hours and presenteeism culture of the 1980s and 1990s.”Whiteley said that if the rate ofwomen returning to work at Lloyds TSB after the end of the maternity perioddropped from its current level of 86 per cent to 76 per cent it would cost thebank £1.5 million a year.He added, “Work Options isavailable to everybody. It is a business-focused policy that enables theindividual and the bank to work in partnership to match the needs of theindividual to the needs of the business.“We want to make sure flexibleworking is not just seen as a women’s issue. Managers and men are encouraged toapply.”Options include reduced hoursworking, job share, compressed working week, variable working hours and workingfrom home but Whiteley stressed these are not set in stone and staff areencouraged to think creatively.At present 28 per cent of the bank’sstaff benefit from some sort of flexible working arrangement and Whiteley isoptimistic this will increase to more than a third over the next two years.“The tight labour market is a bigissue for a lot of employers competing for scarce resources. Being able tooffer effective flexible working options does have a direct impact on thebottom line and cost,” he said.By Ben Willmott Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more

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