Infants’ graves sold for adult burials

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Church lights to remain on and bells to ring as Easter vigil brings hope and light to all in these dark times Print WhatsApp by Bernie English [email protected] LIMERICK couple who lost their premature baby son were horrified to discover that the plot he was buried in was sold for adult burials and no record kept of the children buried there.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Phil and Paul Walsh lost baby William when he was delivered close to six months into Phil’s pregnancy in December 1971.Paul had the sad task of bringing their son to Mount Saint Lawrence cemetery in a small white box provided by the maternity hospital and a gravedigger interred the baby in a part of the cemetery know as The Innocents’ Plot.“I visited the plot a few times after that but then life moved on. A couple of years ago, I went up again and I couldn’t believe what I saw – there were adult graves where the Innocents Plot used to be,” Phil told the Limerick Post.“The last time I was there, the gravedigger had put a crucifix on the wall to mark the plot but that was gone. There was no sign that any of the babies had ever been buried there”.Phil sought out a gravedigger to ask what had happened.“He said the plots had been sold for graves, that they needed the money. I asked him where were the babies who were buried there and what he said was terrible. He said ‘they dug them down deep’. I couldn’t believe it”.While she was initially shocked, she said she had since moved to anger and frustration.“It’s been playing on my mind all this time, not just for us but for who knows how many parents who buried children there. How could this happen?”The Limerick Post learned that the cemetery was owned by the Catholic Church and managed by a committee of five trustees, made up of priests of the various parishes that used the graveyard.It passed into the ownership of the City Council in 1979.As a result of queries from the Limerick Post to the Diocese, Bishop Brendan Leahy called in the services of a retired senior Garda to investigate the issue.He met with the Walshes but Phil says they are not happy with the outcome so far.“He told us there were no records kept at the time and the Church’s thinking back then about unbaptised babies was different. That they were in Limbo. This is terrible for parents who have children buried there”.In a statement to the Limerick Post, the Diocese of Limerick said it would erect a memorial at the plot to honour the memory of infants buried there. This follows the completion of a review into burials of the infants at the cemetery initiated after the Walsh’s experience was brought to the attention of the Diocese.“The matter was brought to the attention of the Diocese in late April by the couple and the review, which was carried out for the diocese by retired Garda Chief Superintendent Gerry Mahon, was started immediately.Commenting on the findings, Bishop Brendan Leahy said, “We thank the family in question for coming forward and alerting us to this matter. We embarked on this review through former Chief Superintendent Gerry Mahon, mindful of the need to be very sensitive to all concerned.“A number of key issues have emerged from this review, not least the fact that it appears that the graves of these precious infants were not alone unmarked but there is an absence of records of these burials. As a result, it is not possible to identify exactly where any of the remains are buried, though we are assured that any remains that were discovered as plots were dug, were treated with respect and dignity as they were reinterred.“While we have not been able to get all the detail we would have wished due to the inadequacy of records, the process has, at least, brought to our attention the burial in consecrated grounds of these infants.“Arising from this we would like to commemorate these children by placing a memorial in the area where these burials are known to have taken place. We have been in touch with Limerick City and County Council to that end and will meet with them shortly to explore options for this tribute.”Anyone affected by this matter can contact a dedicated support line at 083 3979167.The Conclusions of the Mahon Report*The practice of burying infants at Mount St. Lawrence Cemetery, who died at or before birth, was a long standing one*A significant proportion of infants were buried in a specific area in the cemetery*The vast majority of these graves were unmarked and only three such marked graves exist today*The general practice was that the remains of the deceased infants were handed in at the cemetery*Save for the three marked graves, there are no records to identify where other infants were buried*Up until 1979, when the management of the cemetery was transferred to the local authority, it operated under the auspices of a board of Trustees comprising parish priests of five city parishes, St. John’s, St. Mary’s, St. Michael’s, St. Munchin’s and St. Patrick’s and was administered by a local estate agent*In the years leading up to the management of the cemetery being transferred to the local authority, plots were sold for burials in the area where these infants had traditionally been laid to rest*Where infant remains were discovered as these plots were dug for burials, the remains were then reinterred in the immediate vicinity. There are no records of the specific location where such remains were reinterred”. Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Linkedin Advertisement NewsBreaking newsInfants’ graves sold for adult burialsBy Bernie English – September 17, 2015 1001 center_img COVID-19 volunteerism is a glimpse of what the future can be for church and community TAGSBishop Brendan LeahychurchfeaturedINfantsInnocents; PlotlimerickMount Saint Lawrence Cemetery Facebook No vaccines in Limerick yet Email Bishop Leahy: Despite the considerable restrictions, Church is very much alive Previous articleLittle Green Cars are an absolute must seeNext articleFalling in with Octopus Soup Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Shannondoc operating but only by appointmentlast_img read more

Read More →

Parked garda car hit by van in St Johnston

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Parked garda car hit by van in St Johnston Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA An investigation is continuing after a van collided with a garda car in St Johnston last evening.Gardaí are appealing for information in relation to the Silver Hyundai i-30 van with a 142 Meath registration plate, on foot of the incident which happened at 4.30pm.Gardaí say they encountered the van acting suspiciously and being driven dangerously. During the course of the incident, the van collided with a second patrol car, which was stationary at the time.The van then crossed the border into Northern Ireland at Lifford.The van has since been recovered by the PSNI.Gardaí are appealing to the public for information or video footage in relation to the movements of this vehicle prior to the incident in St Johnson.Anyone who may have observed a van matching this description is asked to make contact with Gardaí in Lifford on 074-9141000 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.The driver of the patrol car suffered minor injuries. Investigations are ongoing and no arrests have been made to date. Google+ Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Facebookcenter_img Pinterest By News Highland – March 31, 2020 Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applications WhatsApp Previous articleGovernment announces further restrictions on funeralsNext articleCouncil CEO says Community Response Forum is a vital initiative News Highland Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

Read More →

IDHS plans ‘The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut’ this month

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut will be held in October, and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) encourages Hoosiers to participate in this drill promoting earthquake safety preparation and awareness.The ShakeOut, 10:18 a.m. on October 18, allows citizens to practice proper safety measures in the event of an earthquake, and participating is simple and only takes a few minutes. Here’s how it works: at 10:18 a.m. on October 18, participants should drop to the ground, take cover under a sturdy table or desk and hold on as if a major earthquake were happening.Hoosiers face a serious threat of earthquakes along the New Madrid Seismic Zone, located 180 miles southwest of Evansville, and the Wabash Valley Seismic Zone, which encompasses parts of southeastern Illinois and southwestern Indiana.“Earthquake preparedness is extremely important here in Indiana, because a large portion of our citizens are unaware of how close we are to the two seismic zones,” said Allison Curry, natural hazards planning manager for IDHS. “It’s crucial for us to continue educating the public, as well as our emergency personnel, so they are prepared when this day comes. It’s not a question of ‘if’ it will happen again, it’s ‘when’.”Leading up to the ShakeOut, Hoosiers can check houses, workplaces or schools for potential earthquake hazards and create a preparedness kit that can be used for a variety of situations, not just earthquakes. Preparedness kits include water and food for all household members, an all-hazard weather radio, first-aid supplies, flashlights and batteries, medication, items for pets and extra clothing. For information on preparedness kits and emergency preparedness, visit GetPrepared.in.gov.To learn more about how individuals, families or organizations can participate in the 2018 Great Central U.S. ShakeOut and to register, visit shakeout.org/centralus. Registration is free and open to everyone.The ShakeOut is the largest earthquake drill in the central United States, and it’s led by local emergency management agencies, IDHS, the Indiana Geological Survey, the Indiana Department of Education, the Central United States Earthquake Consortium, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Geological Survey.More than 1.8 million people in the central U.S. region have registered so far, and Indiana currently has more than 328,000 registrants. Other states participating include Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma and Tennessee. Last year, more than 570,000 Hoosiers registered for the drill.last_img read more

Read More →

BGC backs UK gambling’s ‘progress through collaboration’

first_img UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020 UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Share Share Related Articles StumbleUpon ASA monitoring sweep marks gambling as the worst underage advertising offender August 26, 2020 Submit The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC)has detailed its full support of the UK Gambling Commission’s (UKGC) ‘collaborative measures’ to reduce gambling harms by improving industry practices.Yesterday afternoon, UKGC Chief Executive Neil McArthur unveiled the Commission’s action plan outlining industry-wide measures and directives and VIP programmes, advertising protections and safer gambling product designs.Co-operating with industry leadership, the UKGC developed its desired plan in which the BGC played a key role in developing ‘working groups’ formed by executives of 30 UK operators.Headline measures will see UK operators forced to prevent customers under the age of 25 from engaging with VIP programmes and incentives – a requirement which will be implemented from 14 April.Furthermore, betting firms will strengthen the industry’s advertising code by applying new Adtech-led measures to stop young audiences engaging with gambling-led content.At a product level, UK incumbents will remove in-play casino game features such as slam stops and turbo buttons, in addition to prohibiting split-screen play.Welcoming new directives Brigid Simmonds, Chairman of the new standards body the Betting and Gaming Council, said: “The progress reported today including restricting under 25’s from qualifying for high-value customer accounts; strengthened advertising rules and games with slower speeds and the removal of some functionality comes despite difficult operating circumstances during the COVID-19 crisis.“These measures, along with our recently announced 10 pledge action plan for COVID-19 safer gambling and our 22 industry safer gambling commitments, will significantly transform and improve the environment for our customers and the wider public. We agree with the Gambling Commission that there is still more work to do and we will rise to the ongoing challenge.”last_img read more

Read More →

Google’s Android Is Learning How To Reach Straight Into Your Wallet

first_imgThe Platform is a regular column by mobile editor Dan Rowinski. Ubiquitous computing, ambient intelligence and pervasive networks are changing the way humans interact with everything.  What do you get when you take the greatest advertising company on the planet, computers that live in people’s pockets, software that guesses where you are and what you’re doing—and add access to people’s credit cards?For Google, you get the ability to buy anything, anywhere and everywhere, targeted to users’ specific interests. And for Apple and Amazon, you get trouble.Tracking the history of Android, Google’s operating system for all things mobile, everything that Google has done has more or less led to this point. Every seemingly unrelated update, every feature, every new app from Google has turned it into a platform for Google to access consumers wallets. In the past, that mission was far more opaque, but each successive iteration of software for Android brings new clarity to what Google is trying to accomplish.Quick Thought: A Smaller SurfaceMicrosoft is holding a “small” event for its Surface tablet in New York City on May 20. The speculation is that Microsoft will unveil a smaller Surface tablet based on Window 8 RT to compliment its two-in-one Surface tablets using Windows 8.1.Windows 8 RT is the albatross of the Windows family: a confused version of the operating system that has tried to be both tablet and PC. The Surface 2 did not perform particularly well as either a tablet or a PC and Microsoft has eaten hundreds of millions of dollars on the Surface line since it was introduced a couple of years ago.If Microsoft can come out with an RT-based tablet that functions more specifically like a tablet, it may be able to garner some interest among consumers that have been more prone to buying iPads and Android tablets. I’ll be in New York for the event, so stay tuned for details and analysis.Take, for instance, the latest version of Google Play Services, the software that turns your Android device into a buying machine.A Play For Your Wallets, And Developers’ HeartsGoogle is beginning to tick off its check boxes ahead of its annual Google I/O developer conference. The biggest stories at I/O this year will be Android Wear—Google’s software for smartwatches and other wearable gadgets—Google Maps, gaming, Google Apps Engine and Google Play Services.Google is preparing for I/O by delivering updates to its core developer groups. Google Maps has seen several updates in the last month while Android Wear was the big news in March. Yesterday, Google issued its second update to Google Play Services this year, one that updates the Maps application programming interface, mobile ads, activity recognition and Google Wallet. If you aren’t familiar with Google Play Services, you should be. It’s the vehicle that controls all of the Google apps on an Android phone, one that also provides a platform for developers to build on top of those apps.In older versions of Android, Google’s core apps—Maps, Gmail, Talk/Hangouts, etc.—were tied to the operating system. To update those apps, users would need an update to the Android operating system. In later versions of Android, Google decoupled the operating system from its core apps, which are now controlled and updated directly from Google through Google Play Services.Activity Tracking, Location, Ads And Instant BuyingGoogle Play Services’ latest update—version 4.4—gives developers new capabilities in five categories.Activity Recognition: Google’s Location API allows for developers to see if users are in a vehicle, sitting still, on a bicycle or on foot. The latest version adds new capabilities to the Location API to see if users are running or walking. The new Location API capabilities are an extension of the sensor capabilities found in Android 4.4 KitKat.Google Maps Android: Google Maps is one of the company’s more interesting developer products because of its cross-platform ubiquity—it runs on PCs, browsers, mobile apps and operating systems like iOS. The latest update is for the app’s Android API, which allows developers to implement Street View (the ability to see ground level images directly from Maps) within Android apps.Games: In Google Play Services 4.3 (released in March), Google enabled developer tools for implementing gift-giving between players. In version 4.4, Google is extending that capability so that users can give gifts to multiple recipients.Advertising: Google is the king of context when it comes to advertising. An Android smartphone knows basically everything about its user, which makes for pretty effective advertising. Hence, in-app ads are the bread and butter for Google to make money off of Android and to help developers get paid. The new Ads API for publishers make possible in-app promo advertisements that let users purchase goods directly. Wallet: Google has also taken steps to simplify the process of adding its “Buy With Google” button to apps with updates to the Instant Buy API. Google also introduced a new API called WalletFragment to assist in this process.Android: The Real-World Purchasing PlatformTake a step back from the minutiae of these updates and you can see what Google is moving toward. Add the location capabilities (including Indoor Maps) with activity recognition, contextually aware advertisements and the ability to buy instantly from anywhere, and it’s clear that Google is taking its advertising platform to the real world, directly into people’s pockets.Quote Of The Day: “App.net was envisioned from the beginning as a service that could be sustainable, something intended to operate on a longer timescale than a typical online service. It is often the case that services that are important to people can get caught on the wrong side of a boom-and-bust cycle, which is something we explicitly wanted to avoid.” —App.net founder Dalton Caldwell in a blog post announcing that the social network platform will no longer have any full-time employees.Google doesn’t make its own smartphones, at least not now that it’s selling Motorola to Lenovo. Google doesn’t make money by licensing Android to smartphone and tablet manufacturers. The Android Open Source Project (AOSP) is free and open source.Of course, Google hasn’t poured billions of dollars of development into Android out of altruism. In the beginning, Android was just another way to get people onto the Internet, where Google could serve them ads. Now, the power to live inside people’s pockets is emerging as an extraordinarily powerful tool.In other words, the central mission of Android has fundamentally evolved. This evolution is turning it into a powerful delivery platform for information, advertising and actions—like the ability to buy something through your phone from the street.The mobile era is gradually bringing real-world actions into convergence with our digital lives. I’ve long likened smartphones to keys that open the door to a world of digital information … basically, all the world’s accumulated knowledge in our pockets. That door historically has swung one way: the user wants information and goes to get it.The trend now is for the door to swing both ways. Now the providers of the platforms can swing back through the door to give you things you may need based on what they know about you, what you’re interested and where you happen to be.Every company wants to get a foot in this doorway. Apple is rumored to be pondering a mobile payments mechanism in its upcoming iOS 8, one that would presumably be centered around beacons—Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enabled sensors in the physical world that can detect where people are and send or receive information.Amazon, likewise, is the king of digital commerce and knows just about everything about its customers. But its ability to connect to consumers in the physical world is limited because it mostly has to rely on Apple, Google and Microsoft to reach them on mobile—at least outside of its Kindle Fire tablets and, possibly, its rumored smartphone.Google has the lead in the the convergence of digital and real world commerce because it controls all the pertinent stacks. Android has a huge base of users; a strong developer following armed with Google’s latest tools for personalizing app interactions with users; and an insane amount of information about its users thanks to apps like search, Maps and Gmail.Its approach is also far more subtle than that of, say, Facebook, which seems to constantly remind its users that they’re mostly there to sell ads against. Google delivers its targeting through a myriad of apps and related services, a tentacular and almost invisible approach that obscures just what it’s really about.Which is pretty simple: Google wants to reach through the Internet aether and put its hand in your wallet. And it hopes to make you grateful that it’s done so, too.More On Google Play Services, Maps And AndroidEmil Protalinski has a breakdown of Google Play Services 4.4 at The Next Web.ReadWrite enterprise reporter Jodi Mardesich details the meaning of Google’s acquisition of Boston-based Stackdriver.Reuters reports that Samsung’s head of mobile design has been canned because of the lackluster reception of the Galaxy S5. We will have more on the specifics in the Galaxy S5 (with a full review and more) next week.Nick Statt at CNET breaks down the latest Google Maps update with Uber integration.  Tags:#Android#android development#app development#fitness#Google#Google Play#google play services#Location#Mobile Ads#Mobile Payments#The Platform Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces dan rowinskicenter_img What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more

Read More →

Going Tiny: Living Simpler and the Benefits for Military Families

first_img Return to article. Long DescriptionPixabay[Tiny House on Wheels, by Viscious-Speed, June 1, 2019, CC0]When searching for our first home, my wife and I made a list of “must haves” and established a budget. It was important for us to have a house that fit our short term needs, while honoring our long term goals. Having always viewed our parents’ homes as our “home base,” we considered what it would look like to go “tiny.”So what makes a house considered “tiny”? A tiny home can be described as any home smaller than 500 square feet. This trend has been going on for several years now and has been a great alternative for those who want both personal and financial freedom.Families across the globe are going tiny and it may benefit some military families to get in on the action! Imagine for a moment, your family just received orders to PCS. Your next adventure is about to begin, in a new city a couple hundred miles away. In true seasoned home-makers fashion, your family prepares for the big transition. Indulge me in imagining a “move” where you can take your house with you.Tiny living is not avant-garde for military families. This blog, from military spouse Lauren Lomsdale, describes the adventure of trading in 4,500 square feet for a micro home and embracing military-family-friendly-tiny living. Lauren shares, “Although I loved our beautiful 4,500-square-foot home nestled in the backwoods of Virginia, I can say for certain now that I wouldn’t go back. Bigger doesn’t always mean better, and in military life I feel like having less stuff is the way to go. After all, that means you just have less boxes to unpack at your next duty station.”Decreasing your unpacking time isn’t the only advantage to going tiny. Going “tiny” could help military families:Save moneyCultivate togethernessHave more time for all the little thingsThe tiny house movement has not only caught on for active duty military families, but also for veteran communities looking for stable housing.One tiny house nation that has caught the attention of many, is the community built by the Veterans Community Project, offering stability for more than fifty unhoused veterans in Kansas City, MO.While my wife and I found a home that is not technically considered “tiny,” we are still pursuing an intentionally simpler life.  Tiny living may not be feasible for everyone – but the essence of tiny living can bring families closer together no matter where you live or how much square footage you have. The “tiny” movement has gained quite a bit of traction in the United States, particularly for individuals and families, looking to downsize. Many tiny homes pack a punch and include all the modern conveniences and even the aesthetic of a regular home. The possibilities are endless for military families looking to go tiny.For more info on life events, such as home-buying and relocation, tune into our archived webinar,  “Financial Planning for Life Events.” This webinar is part our MFLN Family Finances Series in which CEU opportunities are still available.Also, you can watch the recording for “Home Is Where Your Heart Is“, another MFLN webinar related to relocation transitions for military families with kids. This webinar is part of our larger Kids Serve Too Series, in collaboration with Sesame Street for Military Families. CEUs are available for this programming as well.ReferencesLomsdale, L. (2017). I Moved Into a Tiny House and I Love It. Military Spouse. Retrieved from: https://www.militaryspouse.com/spouse-101/at-home/i-moved-into-a-tiny-house-and-i-love-it/Veterans Community Project. (2019). Retrieved from: https://www.veteranscommunityproject.org/?utm_medium=googleThis post was written by members of the MFLN Family Development Team. The Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Learn more about us at https://militaryfamilieslearningnetwork.org/family-development, and connect with us on Facebook, and on Twitter.  Subscribe to our Anchored. podcast series on iTunes and via our podcast page. Moving Truck and Tiny House Trailer By: Jason M. Jowers, M.S. MFTlast_img read more

Read More →

Your Income Equals Your Outcomes

first_imgYour income is going to equal your outcomes.If you produce little to no outcomes, you will have little or no income. If what you do creates only the tiniest bit of value, then you will only have an equally tiny income. Your income will never be significant when your outcomes are not.If you produce average outcomes, your income will also be average. A lot of people and companies try to equal their peers. Some companies try to follow the industry best practices, instead of trying to compete on greater value creation. The outcomes aren’t enough to command a greater income.If you produce extraordinary outcomes, you earn an extraordinary income. If you create greater value, then you are entitled to capture a greater share of the value that you create. The more people for whom you create extraordinary outcomes, the greater your income.If you want to improve your income, then you need to focus on improving the outcomes you create. Are you producing extraordinary outcomes, or are you producing something less?What do you need to do to improve the results that you are creating?How are your beliefs and actions limiting your income? Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Nowlast_img read more

Read More →

World sees with respect those holding Indian passports, says Modi

first_imgIndia’s image has gained global prominence and the world expects our country to play a leading role in resolving international problems, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in Ahmedabad on Wednesday. He was addressing BJP workers at the airport during an event organised by the party’s state unit to felicitate him for his speech at the UN General Assembly. “India’s image has gained prominence in the world, which is expecting us to take a lead role in resolving global problems,” he said. A large poster of Mr. Modi and US President Donald Trump was put up on stage. “The strength and the value of Indian passport has increased. The world sees those holding Indian passport with respect,” Mr. Modi said.last_img read more

Read More →

9 months agoLiverpool boss Klopp urged to forget about new centre-half signing

first_imgLiverpool boss Klopp urged to forget about new centre-half signingby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino says Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp doesn’t need to buy a new centre-half this month.Klopp’s Liverpool team recorded an impressive win against Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday to maintain their position at the top of the Premier League table. Injuries to Joel Matip and Joe Gomez left Liverpool short on central defensive options and forced Klopp to drop midfielder Fabinho back into defence. “Jurgen Klopp deserves a lot of credit for playing Fabinho at centre-back against Brighton & Hove Albion,” Cascarino wrote in his Times column. “I don’t understand why more teams don’t do something similar.“Yes he’s a defensive midfielder but they can do a job at the back. Most teams don’t play two strikers anyway these days and the likes of Fabinho, Nemanja Matic and Fernandinho could all do it. Liverpool don’t need to waste any money on a centre back this month. And, let’s face it, I could probably play alongside Virgil van Dijk.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Read More →