Education is the key to combating drug abuse in Limerick

first_img Previous articleNew Limerick school building for St Paul’s primaryNext articleLimerick heroin users milk city shops dry of yogurt Alan Jacques TAGSCllr Daniel ButlerMusic LimerickSouth Court Hotel Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Twitter Email Happy ever after for Limerick’s last Metropolitan Mayor #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Cllr Daniel ButlerFINE Gael county councillor Daniel Butler will move outside his local authority role to help parents educate their children about drugs at an hour long talk in the South Court Hotel on this Thursday, April 10.According to Cllr Butler, a drug education and prevention worker in the city, education is the key to overcome most health challenges, and drug abuse, he says, is no different. The Limerick City West councillor believes drugs is a word banded around so much these days that people have become “desensitised” by it.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Life can turn on one decision. A drug is a mood-altering substance that can change the destiny of any of our children like it has for some of our friends from our childhood whether they were legal drugs such as alcohol or illegal drugs such as cannabis. It’s a risk, a gamble. So how can we as parents be prepared?” Cllr Butler asks.The answer, he reveals, is education.“As parents we can educate ourselves to understand the different drugs; their effects and some warning signs in our young people. We can educate our son or daughter on drugs and exactly why they are dangerous. We need to avoid hearsay and scaremongering which do not work,” he insists.Cllr Butler warns that drug use is a “social issue that knows no boundaries in terms of address, economic status, age or race”. And with children as young as eight using drugs it’s an issue that’s not going away.“I see in my work, particularly in schools, how young people fear drugs but are still tempted into experimenting. Why? As a young person our natural instinct is jump into life in all its shapes with two feet and think later. But with a good, accurate and engaging education we can equip our son or daughter to make a better life choice when we are not there to make it for them,” said Cllr Butler, who has a four-year-old stepdaughter.He will host ‘Talking to your child about drugs’, a free hour-long talk open to the public in the South Court Hotel this Thursday at 7.30pm.center_img Advertisement WhatsApp Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch NewsLocal NewsEducation is the key to combating drug abuse in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – April 10, 2014 602 #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Facebook Linkedinlast_img read more

Developments in Inishowen not getting green light over new regulations

first_img Twitter WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford By News Highland – February 13, 2019 WhatsApp Pinterest EU regulations are making it increasingly more difficult for people to secure planning permission for developments in Inishowen.Cllr Paul Canning told a Municipal District meeting this week that environmental designations are contributing to the fact that up to 20% of applications on the peninsula last year were invalid.Cllr Canning says the problem is a significant one:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 AudioHomepage BannerNewscenter_img Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Google+ Previous articleFarmers to lobby TDs and Senators on beef crisis todayNext articleCaptain Niall Friel on getting the right Gaoth Dobhair performance News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Developments in Inishowen not getting green light over new regulations News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

After the Equifax epic data breach fail – what next?

first_img 26SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr One would have to have been hiding under a rock not to have heard about the massive Equifax data breach.  The credit reporting agency announced last week that a web application flaw exposed 143 million consumer records to hackers including credit card numbers for 209,000 U.S. consumers and what it described as “dispute documents” containing personal information for 182,000 U.S. consumers.   Equifax stated it discovered the intrusion on July 29.  On top of that, three senior executives sold shares worth almost $1.8 million in the days after the discovery on August 1 and August 2, although Equifax indicated the executives “had no knowledge that an intrusion had occurred at the time they sold their shares.”  Equifax’s response in responding to the situation fell short of expectations.There is no technical federal regulatory requirement for a credit union to notify its members or NCUA of a third party data breach.  A credit union is only required to notify members and NCUA when there has been a direct data breach of the credit union’s system maintained by it or its third-party service provider.  That being said, member notification, in any data breach context, may help to mitigate against the risk of fraudulent or unauthorized transactions.  A credit union might also review any contractual agreements with Equifax to see whether and how this situation (arguably, this eventuality) was addressed and whether there are any contractual obligations for either party. continue reading »last_img read more