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Limerick aid agency delivers the milk of human kindness

first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association (ICMSA) are sending four Irish dairy cows to Rwanda through Limerick-based aid agency Bóthar to celebrate the International Year of Family Farming.According to President of ICMSA John Comer, his association wanted to mark their commitment to the idea of the family farm and underline ICMSA’s belief that the family farm plays a hugely constructive and cohesive social role in addition to its fundamental economic activity.“We wanted to make a gesture to symbolise what the year is about while, at the same time, make a real difference,” Mr Comer explained.“We understand the impact that Bóthar’s work has in the developing world and by sending four Irish dairy cows, one for every province in Ireland, we are taking action in the fight to end hunger and poverty,” he commented.Bóthar’s executive director Deirdre M Ryan said she was “encouraged” by the efforts of the ICMSA and hopes that other organisations will follow their example. Any farmer, she said, knows the value and impact a cow can have.“It is a food-and-income producing animal and in the developing world, cows are saving lives. Our Irish dairy cows produce 16 to 20 litres of milk per day, whereas in Rwanda, the local, indigenous cow will yield just one litre of milk per day.“After they have consumed what they need themselves in their family, our recipient farmers can sell leftover milk at their local market and earn a small income,” Ms Ryan explained.The Irish dairy cows will be sent to Rusizi in Western Rwanda where they will be gifted to impoverished families who are currently in training and making the necessary preparations to receive their animal.For further information or to send an Irish dairy cow to Rwanda phone 1850 82 99 99 or visit www.bothar.org. Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleMunster GAA Awards, Players and Manager of the Year AnnouncedNext articleRTE to Broadcast Live from Shannon Airport Christmas Racing Festival at Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin Facebook Printcenter_img Email NewsLocal NewsLimerick aid agency delivers the milk of human kindnessBy Alan Jacques – December 11, 2014 678 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSBótharIrish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association (ICMSA)limerickRwanda WhatsApp Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Advertisementlast_img read more

Donegal rape victim records emotional victim impact statement

first_img Pinterest Pinterest Rape victim Annie Lafferty has waived her right to anonymity in order to name her attacker in an emotional victim impact statement made this week at the Central Criminal Court. Her father, 50 year-old Maurice Lafferty of Corcullen, Castlefin, Donegal, pleaded guilty to raping Annie during her teenage years, at the family home on dates between November 1st 2010 and June 30th 2011.Mr Justice Alex Owens remanded Lafferty on continuing bail and adjourned sentencing until the 29th of April.Annie decided to share her victim impact statement, which she recorded from her home in Ballybofey, Co. Donegal.Annie hopes speaking out will also encourage people to come forward:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/laffehjkjhkjhkjrty10am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Google+ Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applications AudioHomepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Google+ Donegal rape victim records emotional victim impact statement Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – April 10, 2019 Previous articleShower facilities approved for Drumatinney beachNext articleMcConalogue calls for extra resources for Cross-Border Directive News Highland Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

Vacant building fire could be deemed arson

first_imgShelbyville, IN—A fire that heavily damaged a Shelbyville building Wednesday and left two firemen with minor injuries may have been arson.Lieutenant Michael Turner of the Shelbyville Police Department says detectives have been questioning four juveniles who may have been involved in the fire.  And stated that At this time, they are investigating it as a criminal investigation. No arrests have been made.The blaze, on Webster Street, was a challenge for firefighters. Interior floors were collapsing and portions of the roof caved in. The property owner arrived at the scene and said a boat and some vehicles were inside a portion of the building that was not on fire. Those items were removed.last_img