Rape survivors invited to official launch of group in Limerick

first_imgLimerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Previous articleWhat Next for contempary dance graduatesNext articleWATCH: Munster move top of Conf A with bonus point win over Connacht 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. Advertisement Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Linkedin TAGSCommunitygrouphealthLimerick City and CountyNewssupport WhatsApp TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Limerick on Covid watch list center_img Survivors Support Anonomous founder Leona O’Callaghan who is one of the exhibition organisers.Photo: Liam BurkeAN EXHIBITION featuring the clothes worn by women when they were attacked and raped may still come to Limerick.The ‘Not Consent’ exhibition has been deferred but Limerick rape survivor Leona O’Callaghan, the founder of the ‘Survivor Support Anonymous’ group, will still launch her support group as planned.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up She has joined forces with Ruth Maxwell and Shaneda Daly to mount the exhibition in Limerick which displays the actual clothing of rape victims that was worn at the time of their attack. It may still come here at a later date“It attempts to emphasise the insignificance of clothing during rape trials. Our message is Clothes do not cause rape, rapists cause rape, victim blaming is not okay,” Leona told the Limerick Post.“When I got dressed this morning, I questioned if the coat I was bringing was warm enough. I asked myself if the shoes I chose were comfortable enough, if I needed to walk far. I was wondering if my cardigan clashed a bit with my jumpsuit and I looked too maroon.“What I didn’t do is ask if my underwear would get me raped today. Are we now living in a time where I need to?” she asked.Ms O’Callaghan recently saw the man who had repeatedly raped and abused her sentenced in court for his crimes.Patrick O’Dea, also known as “Whacker” of Pike Avenue, Limerick, pleaded guilty on the second day of his trial at the Central Criminal Court to charges of sexual assault and rape on dates in 1994 and 1995.Her experiences fuelled Ms O’Callaghan’s desire to offer support to other victims and she formed Survivor Support Anonymous, the official launch of which will take place on the night.SSA provides a safe place where those affected by abuse (sexual, physical and domestic) can learn to heal and recover from their trauma through the 12 steps of recovery. The group was founded by Leona and is also facilitated by Shaneda Daly, founder of Survivors Side by Side.The support group will be launched at the Limerick Health Hub in Patrick Street from 1 to 8pm on Thursday, January 17 with speakers expected at 6pm.Invited speakers include Ruth Coppinger, Debbie Cole, Priscilla and Ainee Grainger, Jessica Bowes and the organisers of the event amongst others. Twitter Email NewsCommunityHealthRape survivors invited to official launch of group in LimerickBy Bernie English – January 7, 2019 1010 Facebook Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Printlast_img read more

Former Super Eagles target joins Championship side

first_imgFormer Super Eagles target and ex-Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe has signed for Derby on a two-year contract, the Championship club have confirmed. According to Goal report, Ibe underwent a medical with the Rams at the start of the week after being handed the chance to revive his career at Pride Park. The 24-year-old, who was released by Bournemouth in June following a disappointing 2019-20 campaign, had been linked with Swansea, Millwall and Turkish outfit Besiktas before Derby came calling. Read Also: Thiago Silva eyes Premier League glory with Chelsea “But most importantly my motivation for climbing out of the darkness and into the light has been my daughter, who I love dearly and care so much about.” Ibe will now join up with former Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney at Pride Park, and look to help Derby get back on track after losing their first two fixtures of the 2020-21 season. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Ibe took in a season-long loan spell at the club back in 2014-15, and his return has now been confirmed as Phillip Cocu continues to bolster his ranks at the start of the new Championship season. The Derby boss expressed his delight after snapping up the former England-U21 international, telling the club’s official website: “Jordon is a player with a lot of potential and undoubted ability. “He has performed for several years in the Premier League and at 24 years of age, he still has many years ahead of him in his career. “We have been keen to strengthen our attacking options out wide for some time, while we believe Derby County is the right place for Jordon at this stage of his career.” Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To Visit7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Exist6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThis Is Why Plus-Size Models Should Always Be An InspirationThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MorePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyKendall Jenner’s Photos Have Never Looked This Good!center_img Ibe was considered to be one of the most promising young players in the Premier League after making his breakthrough at Liverpool in 2012, but he was sold to Bournemouth four years later having failed to realise his full potential. The forward only managed to score five goals in 92 outings for the Cherries, and fell out of favour under Eddie Howe towards the end of his tenure at the Vitality Stadium. Ahead of his move to Derby, Ibe took to social media to explain his struggles over the past few years, while crediting his family for helping him rediscover his motivation and love for the game. “I lost my passion for the game I love due to mistakes that were made and also suffering from depression,” he wrote on Instagram. “My family have been strong for me and I thank each and every one of my family. Loading… last_img read more

Conquest prepares for crosstown showdown

first_imgStudents joined together in McCarthy Quad Monday night for the annual Conquest spirit rally and concert featuring artists Miguel and ILoveMakonnen. Conquest 2015 was the result of a combined effort by the Office of Campus Activities, Undergraduate Student Government Program Board, USG Concerts Committee and Trojan Pride in anticipation of the crosstown rivalry game against UCLA this Saturday.Conquest included a Bruin Bonfire put on by Trojan Pride, a fireworks show and a Ferris wheel all in McCarthy Quad. Food truck vendors The Boba Truck, Kogi, Coolhaus, The Grilled Cheese Truck, Jogasaki and Farmer’s Belly opened for business at 5:00 p.m., followed by the opening of the Ferris wheel.The next portion of the night was the spirit rally, beginning at 7:00 p.m. The rally included guest appearances from student groups, including the USC Cheer team.“Conquest is really exciting because we know a ton of people are going to be there to watch us,” said Lindsay Luiz, an undeclared freshman on the USC Cheer team. “I’m nervous because it’s our first really big performance, but it’s fun to build up to the game on Saturday. We’ve been preparing for a long time and making a special routine just for Conquest.”Athletes and coaches, the Spirit of Troy, Song Girls, Trojan Dance Force, Spirit Leaders, UnderSCore, Reverse Osmosis and Break Through all made appearances on the Conquest stage.“There are a lot of moving parts to Conquest,” said Alya Omar, one of the student MCs for the rally. “My job is to keep things moving, help with transitions, make sure everything goes smoothly and keep students excited and pumped. This is one of my favorite events because it’s a really good unifier. All of the student groups are so talented and just really fun to watch.”Miguel and ILoveMakonnen were announced as the featured performers on the Conquest Facebook event page on Friday. Miguel, a Grammy-award winning, critically acclaimed artist, and ILoveMakonnen, best known for his song remixed by Drake, “Tuesday,” pumped students up toward the end of the night. Previous Conquest headline performers have included Phantogram, Jason Derulo and Childish Gambino.“I’m not a huge R&B or soul music fan myself, but I think Miguel and ILoveMakonnen are really diverse in their nature. They will appeal to a wide array of audiences in the student body,” said Leah Palacios, a freshman majoring in communication. “For the Welcome Back Concert we had more EDM style artists, which I thought was really cool. Something like pop rock would have been better at really making people pumped up for the game on Saturday.”At the event, five students were randomly selected to predict the  halftime and final score of the USC-UCLA game on Saturday. Winners will receive $10,000.The spirit of Conquest began even before the rally and concert Monday evening. Representatives from the Office of Campus Activities and Program Board hosted a variety of activities in front of Tommy Trojan since last Monday, Nov. 16. These mini events included free Conquest t-shirt and goodie-bag giveaways, Sprinkles Cupcakes.last_img read more