Print Previous articleAirport workers take legal adviceNext articleAmalgamating Limerick schools unite for World Book Day Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsLocal NewsLimerick alternatives to renaming of bridgeBy Alan Jacques – March 13, 2014 784 WhatsApp Advertisement Facebook Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Linkedin TAGSCllr Pat KennedyLimerick city councilMusic LimerickShannon Bridge New Music: 40Hurtz RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Twitter Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch AMONG the 107 submissions to City Council in relation to the controversial proposal to rename the Shannon Bridge after JFK were alternative recommendations to rename it after JP McManus, Kate O’Brien or Sean Sabhat.The local authority invited local people to have their say on Cllr Pat Kennedy’s proposal to rename the bridge after the assassinated US President earlier in January. Mayor Kathleen Leddin urged anyone with an opinion on the matter to make a submission so as to “guide the Council in its deliberations on the proposal”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Over 100 submissions were sent to to City Council’s Corporate Service Department by the February 10 deadline. Last week Mayor Leddin told the Limerick Post, “We held the public consultation which showed that over 70 per cent were in favour and just over 20 per cent against the proposal.”Cllr Kennedy’s motion was passed by 7 votes to 6 and three FG councillors have since submitted a notice of motion to the City Council calling for the renaming of the Shannon Bridge to be put to a public vote on local election day on May 23.Among the more than one hundred people who made submissions to City Council ahead of the motion being passed, ‘The McManus Bridge’, ‘The Black Swan Bridge’ and ‘Kate O’Brien Bridge’ were among the alternative names suggested.Other submissions suggested the ‘Brian Boru Bridge’, ‘Donogh O’Malley Bridge’, ‘Sean Sabhat Bridge’ and ‘JP McManus Bridge’. The ‘Michael Joyce Bridge’, ‘Charlotte Grace O’Brien Bridge’, ‘Denis Leonard Bridge’ and ‘Bridge of the Wild Geese’ were also proposed.
Former President Barack Obama has officially endorsed Joe Biden’s bid to become the next president of the US.The two-term president relayed his approval for Biden in a video message Tuesday originally posted on Twitter.“Choosing Joe to be my vice president was one of the best decisions I ever made, and he became a close friend. And I believe Joe has all the qualities we need in a president right now,” Obama said in part, in the video message.Obama also spoke briefly about the coronavirus and how he believes Biden is someone who will be able to bring the country together during these times and would put the country above his own agenda:“Joe has the character and the experience to guide us through one of our darkest times and heal us through a long recovery,” Obama said.“And I know he’ll surround himself with good people – experts, scientists, military officials who actually know how to run the government and care about doing a good job running the government, and know how to work with our allies, and who will always put the American people’s interests above their own.”Despite his endorsement of Biden over Bernie Sanders, Obama let it be known that he has no qualms with him:“Bernie’s an American original – a man who has devoted his life to giving voice to working people’s hopes, dreams, and frustrations,” Obama said. “He and I haven’t always agreed on everything, but we’ve always shared a conviction that we have to make America a fairer, more just, more equitable society.”Obama then went on to say that both Biden and Sanders understand that the world has changed and what needs to be done to ensure our future.“If I were running today, I wouldn’t run the same race or have the same platform as I did in 2008. The world is different; there’s too much unfinished business for us to just look backwards. We have to look to the future,” Obama said.“Bernie understands that. And Joe understands that. It’s one of the reasons that Joe already has what is the most progressive platform of any major party nominee in history,” Obama said. “Because even before the pandemic turned the world upside down, it was already clear that we needed real structural change.”