Limerick to welcome more refugees

first_img TAGSlimerickNewcastlewestrefugees A TOTAL of 24 Syrian refugees have been settled in Limerick on foot of a commitment which the city and county gave to the United Nations, a meeting of elected local authority members has been told.Three families were settled in Newcastlewest while ten people were provided with accommodation in the city, a meeting of Limerick city and county council heard earlier this week.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up And it is envisaged that up to 100 more people, including ten families will be arriving here before the end of the year, members of the local authority were told.Officials told the members of the Home and Social Development Strategic Committee that the new Limerick residents are “settling in very well”.Cllr Jerome Scanlan (FG) asked whether “there has been any assessment of their educational skills so they might fit into the workplace?”He was told that “all the agencies are involved, including health and education. All those sort of issues are looked at”.The news that migrants are settling in Limerick comes against a backdrop of the Irish Navy carrying out lie-saving operations.The 57-member crew of the LE Róisín is being deployed to help those attempting to get access to Europe from war-torn countries.So far this year, just over 1,200 people have died in the massive waterway according to the International Organisation for Migration.Last year the LE Róisín pulled 8,000 people from the waters. CEO of the Immigrant Council of Ireland Brian Kiloran said the Irish Navy is making a significant effort on behalf of Ireland.“The presence of the Irish Navy in the Mediterranean has been a tremendous source of pride for Ireland, but also has saved so many lives in so many crucial situations,” he [email protected] Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Previous articleScottish footballer sticks the boot into BruffNext article#gigoftheweek : Emma Langford discusses mental health issues and the recording of ‘Tug of War’, a watershed moment for the Limerick singer/songwriter 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. WhatsApp Print Linkedin Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img Advertisement Email Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsLimerick to welcome more refugeesBy Bernie English – June 16, 2016 1027 Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img

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