Some Limerick students may not be able to vote

first_imgNewsSome Limerick students may not be able to voteBy Staff Reporter – May 23, 2018 6348 Bauhaus founding member to launch new musical project at Limerick School of Art and Design this Thursday in an online event hosted by Wired… Print Ashling McGrory, LIT Students Union LSAD Vice-President, Ciara Smyth, LIT SU LSAD President, and Philip Desmond, LIT Overall Students Union President. Pic: Cian Reinhardt77 students in Limerick have been prevented from voting on the referendum in the city after applications to be included on the Limerick voters register were not accepted for delivery by An Post, it has been claimed.The president of the Student Union at Limerick Institute of Technology and Limerick Art and Design, Philip Desmond, claims that an An Post worker refused to take the students’ registration forms.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Gardaí came to the Art College to authorise forms for students to register to vote in the city where they are studying.The applications were then left with the school’s administrator and from there were to be handed over to An Post for delivery.However, this never happened. Mr Desmond told the Limerick Post that on May 3, a delivery person from An Post refused to take the 77 applications.“The postman said they were not eligible for free postage. This is a problem that the school has never encountered before”.Mr Desmond said that because staff were out on business on Friday, May 4 and the following Monday, May 7 was a Bank Holiday, by the time members of staff were back in the office on Tuesday, May 8, the deadline for registration had passed.Students will now be faced with the choice of going back to their home place or previous address to vote or not voting at all.In response to a query from the Limerick Post, a spokesman for An Post said that the claims for the students union were not correct and that post is collected from the college on a daily basis.“There is no question of a postman refusing to take them,” he added.Read more news stories here. Facebook Linkedin WhatsApp TAGSan postLimerick Institute of TechnologyLimerick School of Art and DesignLITLSADPhilip DesmondreferendumregisterrepealVoting Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Previous articleExtension to summer slurry-spreading deadlineNext articleWin cinema tickets Staff Reporter Limerick’s Student Radio Station Wired FM Celebrates 25 Years on Air Limerick Post Show | FOLM Project Email Women in the Creative Arts to take centre stage at LIT’s International Women’s Day Flagship Event LIT Launches unique new programme on Responding to Domestic Abuse and Coercive Control International Women’s Day LIT Twitterlast_img read more

Greece plans to let adult citizens choose their sex

first_img 50 Views   no discussions HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Greece plans to let adult citizens choose their sex by: Associated Free Press – May 4, 2017 Sharing is caring! Tweet Sharecenter_img Share ATHENS, Greece (AFP) — The Greek government will propose a law allowing unmarried adults to choose their sex for IDs and other official documents regardless of how they were registered at birth, a spokeswoman told AFP on Thursday.The government published a draft law this week and hopes to file it with parliament by mid-June after discussions with civil groups, a spokeswoman told AFP.Under the proposed law, unmarried adults would not have to prove having undergone a sex-change operation in order to request a different gender, as is often the case currently.Rights groups claim that such a requirement violates an individual’s right to privacy and self-determination as laid out in the European Convention on Human Rights.They also welcomed a move they said would put an end to unnecessary surgical operations. Under the proposal, adults seeking to be registered with a different gender would be allowed to request a new civil status and associated documents, such as IDs and birth certificates.But some transgender activist groups said they would like to see the law extended to minors and married adults as well. Sharelast_img read more

CAF CONFED. CUP: Crentsil backs Hearts to down AS Police

first_imgFormer Hearts General Manager, Fred Crenstil has backed the club to beat AS Police in their second leg CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round game tomorrow (Saturday) in Benin. Hearts left Accra for Benin on Thursday afternoon by road with a 30 man contingent made of 20 players, 6 technical men and 4 officials. The Phobians must avoid defeat to qualify for the next stage of the competition. Fred Crenstil, now GFA vice President admits something is wrong with the club but believes the Phobians will bounce back and qualify.“I wish Accra Hearts of Oak well, I am a Phobian and I will continue to be one when they lose their matches I cry within me.“I think certain things should be done right and the team can go places, this is not the first time they find themselves in this situation but Hearts is a never say die team and i know they will come out of it. “Hearts has been there before and I know they will show people that we are still the glorious Hearts.” He told Joy sportsHearts won the first leg 1-0 a fortnight ago and Coach Herbert Addo’s men will have to battle AS Police as qualification will be key for their fanslast_img read more