Increased Garda presence called for UL charity week

first_img Previous articleCostigan victorious at Cage Warriors 65Next articleMid West can become sports tourism centre of Europe Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsLocal NewsIncreased Garda presence called for UL charity weekBy Alan Jacques – March 6, 2014 1128 University of Limerick research identifies secrets of Fantasy Premier League success TAGSGardaíMusic LimerickSéighin Ó CeallaighSinn FeinUniversity of Limerick Limerick nurse helping the fight against COVID-19, calls for round the clock garda patrols near University of Limerick following “out of control” student parties Linkedin University of Limerick ceases funding for off-campus Garda COVID-patrols after sanctioning students following massive street party LOCAL election candidate and UL student Séighin Ó Ceallaigh (Sinn Féin) has called for an increased Garda presence around the University and city centre for the University’s Charity Week, taking place this week.A final year student at UL where he is studying Irish and history, he has worked as a security guard for the Charity Week event and has described it as a “free for all”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Gardaí need to be present to stop the mayhem during Charity Week, which leads to the damage of cars, property and the community,” claimed the 21-year-old East Limerick candidate.Ó Ceallaigh, who is involved in UL’s Irish Language Society, encouraged students to participate in fundraising events and to “drink responsibly”.Meanwhile, UL Student Union president Emma Porter told the Limerick Post that a lot of pre-emptive measures were taken ahead of Charity Week which concludes this Friday, March 7.“We’ve been liaising with the Gardai, the County Council and the local residents. We’ve organised our student patrols for the surrounding estates, leaflet drops to remind students they live in residential areas and that a Garda presence will be obvious throughout the week. We’ve also organised for a higher number of our evening events to be held in town away from campus. A lot of these were measures we undertook during this year’s Fresher’s Week, which we’re proud to say went very well and was received very positively,” the ULSU president said.This year’s nominated charities include St Gabriel’s School, Heart Children Ireland, the Order of Malta and Acquired Brain Injury Ireland. The students union also revealed that they’ve noted a higher uptake in terms of volunteering this year. Print Twittercenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Facebook WhatsApp Sinn Fein plans for ‘all female’ election candidates are sexist and discriminatory, says male party member snubbed for election run Advertisement Decision on FIBA European Championships in Limerick to be made in May Gardai make arrests following chaotic student party near University of Limericklast_img read more