Sheahan moves up as Chief Supt Roche begins tenure

first_imgMorrissey not ‘reading too much’ into Limerick’s favourite tag ahead of Galway AS Assistant Commissioner Dave Sheahan leaves his role as Limerick’s most senior garda earlier this month, Chief Superintendent Gerard Roche has taken up the top spot in the Limerick Garda Division.With almost eight years served in Limerick, AC Sheahan was promoted to the higher ranks of the force where he will be located at Garda Headquarters where he will head up the roads policing and special event management.Taking his place in Limerick, Chief Superintendent Roche, Galway native and member of the for more than 30 years, has joined the Limerick division after heading the Kildare Division since 2016.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Combatting organised crime in Galway through Operation Foolscap in 2012 earned Chief Supt Roche recognition throughout the force.Last Friday, Limerick’s newest head of police was present at the Strand Hotel to mark Assistant Commissioner Sheahan’s promotion in the force.Thanking the “men and women of the Limerick Division for their dedication and commitment to Limerick”, AC Sheahan said that the job of making Limerick a safer place was done through “the hard yards we did between 2010 and 2014 that paid dividends”.The newly promoted Assistant Commissioner who has commenced his new role, said that at times during the years of the feud they were “tortuous days, hours and nights”.However, “Limerick is in a better place now and that is due to those who work with communities, the agencies and the people of Limerick”, AC Sheahan said after an evening of glowing tributes were paid to him.See more Limerick news here RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsSheahan moves up as Chief Supt Roche begins tenureBy Staff Reporter – February 28, 2018 2902 Two rescued from the water overnight Facebook Stabbing in city leads to arrest Advertisement Linkedin Twittercenter_img Previous articleDecks & Drums for The Stranglers after show partyNext articleWin cinema tickets Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Print Limerick v Galway: Last Five Championship Clashes Email Gardaí seek help tracing Teresa TAGSassistant commissionerChief SuperintendentDave SheahanGalwayGardaíGerard RocheKildarelimerickNaas Gardaí arrest three men in Limerick for burglarylast_img read more

Teaching our children the gift of giving by Rick Peltier

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare It feels good to receive a gift, no matter how old you are. Who doesn’t appreciate someone saying “thank you” with a token of their gratitude?Our children and grandchildren enjoy receiving presents even more. Kids want everything, right?! Every toy commercial on television in December was followed by this statement from my daughter, “I want that.”I politely explained that she can’t have everything she wants – none of us can. We, as adults, know this reality well. However, this is a hard lesson for a four-year-old to truly understand.Fortunately, my wife and I were blessed with an opportunity to lead by example on the Friday before Christmas.Members of St. Mary’s Health Foundation’s new Ted and Clare Ziemer Society decided to teach their children about the “gift of giving” by purchasing presents for kids of all ages who have to spend the Holiday Season in the hospital. Some Ziemer Society women also remembered parents of babies in St. Mary’s Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with gift cards, toiletries and notes of encouragement.It was an encouraging experience for everyone involved, especially the children. The Ziemer Society got their kiddos engaged every step of the way – from shopping together for the gifts and then delivering them to children on the Pediatric Unit at St. Mary’s.My wife also took our daughter shopping for gifts, who recognized the importance of our hospital visit afterwards by saying, “We did something good today for those kids, Daddy.”I proudly answered, “Yes, we did, baby. Thank you for buying presents for them with Mommy.”Two days later on Christmas morning, we watched our daughter jump up and down multiple times in excitement after receiving the Barbie Pop-Up Camper she asked Santa to bring her this year.But, I assure you her excitement is secondary to the amazing feeling she and all of the Ziemer Society kids gave me on Friday, December 23rd, 2016.Thank you to parents and families everywhere who teach their children that the best gifts aren’t always received, they are given. If you are looking to give a gift before the end of 2016, I hope you will consider making a difference for children and families we have the honor to serve at St. Mary’s Health. Online giving is secure and convenient. In fact, it’s only a click away.Your gift to St. Mary’s Health Foundation will help make the holidays a little more special for our patients.You can also be a part of something special by joining St. Mary’s new Ziemer Society.It’s a social society with a philanthropic focus. And, it’s already making an impact on our Mission.Thank you for Supporting our Healing Ministry! Happy Holidays and Many Blessings,Rick PeltierDirector, St. Mary’s Health Foundation(812) 485-4412 | [email protected]last_img read more