Peace groups seek to make Shannon election issue


first_imgPredictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleFour men rescued from early morning Limerick river incidentNext articleNew York sax Seamus Blake joins jazz trio Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSGalway Alliance Against War (GAAW)general election 2016Irish Anti-War Movement (IAWM)limerickShannon airportShannonwatchthe Peace and Neutrality Alliance (PANA)US militaryVeterans for Peace (VfP) Email Twitter Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsAppcenter_img Linkedin NewsLocal NewsPeace groups seek to make Shannon election issueBy Alan Jacques – February 4, 2016 688 Advertisement Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads US military aircraft at Shannon Airport.by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up US military aircraft at Shannon Airport.THE US Military’s continuing use of Shannon Airport is now set to become a General Election issue with Limerick candidates being urged to commit their support by signing a peace pledge.In a joint initiative, Shannonwatch, the Peace and Neutrality Alliance (PANA), the Irish Anti-War Movement (IAWM), Galway Alliance Against War (GAAW) and Veterans for Peace (VfP) Ireland are all calling for election hopefuls and their parties to bar military traffic from any country involved in war from landing on Irish soil or from using Irish airspace.Launching the Peace Pledge initiative, John Lannon of Shannonwatch commented, “Since October 2001, Ireland has provided direct support for unilateral military interventions by the US and its NATO allies, most notably in Iraq and Afghanistan. This support has included the transit of at least 2.5 million armed troops plus additional military aircraft through Shannon Airport.”“Given the devastation caused by these and other US/NATO military interventions, it is time to stop supporting them,” Mr Lannon insists.And according to Edward Horgan of Veterans for Peace, “the next government must now commit to ending our complicity in this suffering”.“A neutral state is subject to certain rules and obligations under international law, in particular the Hague Convention which states that belligerents are forbidden to move troops or convoys of either munitions of war or supplies across the territory of a neutral Power,” Mr Horgan explained.Roger Cole of the Peace and Neutrality Alliance is of the view that the participation of Ireland in military alliances like the NATO Partnership for Peace and European Union (EU) battle groups should also be ended with immediate effect.“Furthermore, support for regional military alliances, including those resulting from the Mutual Defence Clause of the Lisbon Treaty, flouts the democratic wishes of the Irish people who have regularly reaffirmed their commitment to positive neutrality,” Mr Cole declared.The Peace Pledge is available online at www.peacepledge.ie. Election candidates are now being asked to visit the website and commit to not joining or supporting a government that allows the use of Shannon Airport for military purposes. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

More than 130,000 customers without power as major storm hits East Coast


first_imgCopyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. ABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — More than 130,000 customers are without power Monday evening along the East Coast after a major storm hit the region.New York has more than 23,000 customers without power, Massachusetts, 47,000, Rhode Island, 32,000 and Connecticut has more than 28,000 without power.The storm also produced a tornado Monday, 14 miles west of Dover, Delaware, according to the National Weather Service.At 3:20 p.m. ET, a tornado-producing storm was located near Goldsboro, Delaware, moving northeast at 40 mph, the NWS said.A tornado watch has been issued for the Mid-Atlantic through 7 p.m. Monday, with the threat of damaging winds and isolated tornadoes for Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia and southern New Jersey.Heavy rain and gusty winds will be spreading across the Northeast through the rest of the day. Some flooding is possible and wind gusts could reach 50-60 mph, especially along the coast.By Tuesday morning and into the afternoon, the rain will be completely cleared out along the East Coast with some leftover snow showers for parts of the eastern Great Lakes, from Pittsburgh to Cleveland to Buffalo, New York.Earlier, the storm system moved through the South over the weekend and into the early Monday morning hours and produced a possible tornado near Tallahassee, Florida, with reports of some damage.More than a half a foot of rain fell in eastern Texas, producing flash flooding in the Houston metro area.The center of the storm system moved through the southern Appalachian Mountains Monday morning, spreading heavy rain into the Mid-Atlantic with thunderstorms, damaging winds and even a tornado threat for the Southeast.On the back side of this large storm system, it is turning much colder with snow and the heaviest snow will be from Ohio into western Pennsylvania and New York, where locally a foot of snow is possible.Some of the snow will work its way down to the mountains of North Carolina, where more than a half a foot of snow is possible and a Winter Storm Warning has been issued from western New York to North Carolina.last_img read more

Aguero one goal to equaling Henry’s record ahead Villa clash


first_img He said: “All the players want to play every game, Sergio is not an exception. I want him to play too.” But the manager hailed his striker’s impending achievement, as he is due to move level with Arsenal legend Henry, who also won a Champions League and two La Liga titles under Guardiola at Barcelona. “He scored equal goals, or more goals than a legend like Titi Henry – incredible achievement, that’s many, many goals. read also: Premier League title race: Sergio Aguero surrenders to Liverpool “He’s adapted perfectly he’s a guy in the box with a sense of goal, he can score from everywhere and he’s an incredible striker, incredible.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Aguero is hoping for a recall to the team at Aston Villa on Sunday after being left on the bench for the midweek win at Manchester United . The Argentinian legend turns 32 in the summer and is contracted to the Blues for another year. Guardiola said that the fact Aguero is not an automatic choice any longer – he has been rotated with Gabriel Jesus more this season, and at Old Trafford both were names among the substitutes – is not due to his age.Advertisement Loading… Pep Guardiola says Sergio Aguero is as hungry as ever as he stands on the brink of Premier League history. The Manchester City star needs one goal to equal Thierry Henry’s record of 175 goals, the highest total by a foreign star in English football. Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Who’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Some Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That ExistTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?The Best Cars Of All TimeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricaneslast_img read more