first_imgWhatsApp Twitter Linkedin Previous articleLISTEN: Camogie manager “looking forward to having a crack off Galway on Sunday”Next articlePeople’s Museum all set for summer opening date Alan Jacques Séighin Ó’Cheallaigh, and Malachy McCreesh, Sinn Féin. Photo: Cian ReinhardtTHE waiting time for driving tests in Limerick is “completely unacceptable”.That’s the view of Sinn Féin councillor Séighin Ó Ceallaigh, who was responding to figures obtained by his party this week which show the target is not being met in up to half of the State’s test centres.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The average waiting time in Limerick is 12 weeks.“This does not include the figure of 1,084 who are awaiting a scheduled test date for a test,” the City East representative said.“The RSA (Road Safety Authority) say they aim to have a national average waiting time for a driving test of no longer than 10 weeks. The longest number of weeks people in Limerick waiting for a driving test is 20 weeks, nearly half a year to do a driving test.”According to Ó Ceallaigh, the main factor causing this is the shortage of testers to deal with the demand.“A significant number of testers have retired in recent years. This is foreseeable, and I do not accept that new testers could not have been recruited to ensure that these retirements did not affect the service.“The recruitment process has been slow and is simply not good enough. The Minister needs to support the RSA in recruiting significant numbers of new testers to cope with demand.“This situation has been ongoing for a long time and it is completely unacceptable that this hasn’t been resolved to date.“People in County Limerick, and even in parts of the city are completely reliant on driving to get to work or education. Public transport is simply not an option for many people with either a shortage of services, or no service at all within walking distance.“Many commuters would have to take two buses and walk to their place of employment or education, and often the times don’t suit their need. It very important that these waiting times be resolved, in order to facilitate those who are ready to take their test and are reliant on driving to go about their daily business,” he concluded. Emailcenter_img NewsPoliticsWaiting times for driving tests in Limerick ‘completely unacceptable’By Alan Jacques – March 8, 2019 992 Print Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

first_img Twitter Facebook Local NewsElections Facebook By Odessa American – April 19, 2021 Early voting begins today WhatsApp Early voting begins today for the Ector County Independent School District and The Ector County Hospital District.Voting hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through April 23 and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 26-27 at the Ector County Courthouse Annex, room 104, 1010 E. Eighth St.Election Day is May 1.Ben Quiroz, left, and Kathy Rhodes.The District 7 board seat on the Ector County Hospital District Board is being sought by incumbent Ben Casey Quiroz, who wants a second term. His challenger is Odessan Kathy Rhodes.Quiroz, a chiropractor at HQ Chiropractic in Odessa, said he is seeking re-election because he has the experience and leadership skills to make sure Medical Center Hospital continues to provide quality services to the community.Rhodes and her husband are the co-owners of Custom Wholesale Supply and Johnstone Supply Chain specializing in the wholesale of heating and air condition systems – a family-owned business in operation for 45 years.Rhodes said she decided to make a bid for the board seat because residents need their voices heard, and she wants to make sure future decisions made by the hospital are fiscally responsible.Ector County ISD Board of Trustees Position 4 candidates Chris Stanley, left, and Jesse Christesson.In the race for the Ector County ISD Board of Trustees Position 4, appointed incumbent Chris Stanley will face Jesse Christesson.Stanley is associate professor of art at the University of Texas Permian Basin. An Iowa City, Iowa, native, Stanley earned a degree in secondary English education from the University of Kansas with the goal of becoming a middle school English teacher. At the same time, he earned a bachelor of fine arts in design with an emphasis in ceramics and that led to getting an MFA in art from Washington State University in Pullman, Washington, which then led to him being hired to come to Odessa in 1992.Christesson works for Black Gold Rental Tools and said he was homeschooled through high school graduation.For sample ballets or more information, visit or the elections office if you are unsure of your voting status at the Ector County Election Office, 1010 E. Eighth St., or call 432-498-4030. Pinterest Twitter Previous articleScholarshipNext articleGOOD NEWS: American Momentum announces new market president Odessa American WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more

first_img January 22, 2018 Royal Australian Navy and Northern Territorry community marked the 75th anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Patricia Cam in World War II.Nine lives were lost when, on 22 January 1943, a Japanese seaplane bombed and sank the auxiliary minesweeper as it sailed from Milingimbi to Elcho Island on a supply run.In addition to her crew of 19, the auxiliary minesweeper was carrying a missionary and five Yolngu men.After the opening barrage, the seaplane returned to drop its second bomb and strafe survivors in the water with machine gun fire. It then landed, captured the missionary at gunpoint and flew off.Commanding officer of HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Viktor Pilicic, said the attack and subsequent story of survival is an extraordinary piece of Northern Territory military history.“This is a story of mateship, bravery and sacrifice, and of pulling together when times are at their toughest,” Commander Pilicic said.“The story of the brave men of Patricia Cam demonstrates the best in human character and continues to shape our values and identity as members of the Navy and as Territorians today.”The survivors were rescued by HMAS Kuru on January 29.Post-war investigations found the missionary had been held prisoner at Dobo, Indonesia, until 4 May 1943, when he was killed by his Japanese captors. Authorities View post tag: HMAS Patricia Cam View post tag: WWII Australian Navy marks loss of WWII auxiliary minesweeper View post tag: Royal Australian Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Australian Navy marks loss of WWII auxiliary minesweeper Share this articlelast_img read more

first_imgFor the most up to date information, go to the NYSEG Power Outage Map by clicking here. As of 5:30 p.m. Friday, NYSEG is reporting dozen of outages. Most power outages are located southeast of Binghamton. (WBNG) — NYSEG is reporting multiple power outages in our area Friday afternoon.center_img For more information on the weather Friday evening, click here.last_img