first_imgLinkedin Together for yes logoLimerick doctors have joined a growing list of practicing Irish doctors signing up to Doctors for Yes, calling for a Yes vote on May 25th to repeal the Eighth Amendment.Limerick-based doctor, Dr Karen Given commented: “Having previously worked in Woman’s Health Clinics, I have witnessed first-hand the terrible impact the Eighth Amendment has on Irish women at a particularly vulnerable time in their lives. At least 10 Irish women travel abroad every day to access safe abortion services but unfortunately this is not a viable option for those women who cannot travel for health or financial reasons. These women often have to resort to putting themselves in danger by taking abortion pills at home without medical supervision. I’m voting yes on May 25th to ensure safer, more compassionate healthcare for all women in Ireland.”Over 3,200 women travelled from Ireland in 2016 to access abortion care abroad and a further estimated 1,500 took abortion pills at home without medical supervision or support. In Limerick, 99 women travelled in 2016 and many more have done so since. A GP risks prosecution and losing their medical license if they offer care to a woman diagnosed with a fatal foetal anomaly, a woman pregnant as a result of rape or a woman in a crisis pregnancy.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A growing number of Irish medical practitioners are publicly calling for a Yes vote in May’s referendum which would introduce a doctor-led, safe and legal system of care for women in Ireland who need access to abortion services.The evidence shows, the referendum proposal is the only way to compassionately support victims of rape who become pregnant, couples who receive the heart-breaking news of fatal foetal anomaly or women whose health is put at risk by a pregnancy. Irish doctors including GPs and obstetricians are calling for healthcare to be taken out of the courts and returned to doctors and their patients where it belongs.More about society here. Advertisement Limerick GPs will not turn women away Reactions from members of both sides of Eighth Amendment Referendum Fine Gael’s top men stay silent on referendum TAGSabortiondoctorsDoctors for YesDr. Karen Giveneighth amendmentYes vote Email WhatsApp Printcenter_img Facebook 119 Limerick women had abortions in UK last year RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Beyond the neon runes TD questionnaire on Eighth Amendment referendum NewsSocietyLimerick doctors join growing list of Doctors for YesBy Staff Reporter – May 8, 2018 2432 Twitter Previous article#WATCH LIT to bridge gap to technological university statusNext articleRiverfest 2018 draws over 100,000 people to Limerick for four day festival Staff Reporter last_img read more

first_imgWhatsApp Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Advertisement Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Facebook Email Print Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash LimerickNewsLimerick on the up, says Housing, Local Government and Heritage MinisterBy Meghann Scully – December 15, 2020 152 REPRO FREEMinister for Housing, Local Government & Heritage Darragh O’Brien ( Centre) declared his All-Ireland hurling final neutrality in Limerick today as he was presented with the county jersey by Mayor of the City and County Michael Collins ( left) and David Conway (right) CEO Limerick 2030, during a visit to the Opera Site – the biggest single commercial property programme investment in the city and largest ever outside the capital. The Limerick Twenty Thirty DAC site, on which work officially commenced last month, is fully funded and will have the capacity for up to 3,000 employees across a 450,000 sq ft campus in the heart of the city. Up to 500 people involved in construction at peak on the site. Limerick Twenty Thirty is a special purpose vehicle established by Limerick City and County Council in 2016 to stimulate economic and social development by building out and promoting strategic disused sites in Limerick. Pic Arthur EllisMINISTER for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien, TD, has said that the Opera Site and wider Limerick Twenty Thirty programme will be transformational for city, county and region.Speaking during a visit to the Opera Site, which is being developed by Limerick Twenty Thirty for Limerick City and County Council, at the weekend, Minister O’Brien said that there is a very positive perception also emerging nationally regarding what is happening in Limerick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “I’m absolutely delighted to be here today to see the Opera Site in person. I’ve had some excellent briefings from the (Limerick Twenty Thirty) team over the last couple of months.“But to see it physically and the potential of this but, more importantly, to see the work starting, the fruition of the initial investments and the support that the state has given to Limerick Twenty Thirty and to Limerick City and County, it’s fantastic.“The potential for Limerick with the development of this site and indeed others that have been identified by Limerick Twenty Thirty is absolutely immense. This will be transformative.”The Minister’s visit to the site comes just two weeks after commencement of demolition and enabling works on the site by John Sisk & Son.  The Opera Site is the biggest single commercial property programme investment in Limerick and the largest ever outside the capital.The project will be developed over a six-year work programme. When fully developed, the 1.62hectare site will have the capacity for up to 3,000 employees.  Up to 500 people will be involved in construction at peak on the €200m project, which is fully funded.Minister O’Brien – who was welcomed at the site by Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Michael Collins, Limerick City and County Council CEO Pat Daly and Limerick Twenty Thirty CEO David Conway – said that cities are crucially important for regions. The Opera Site, he said, will be a massive driver for economic development, inward investment and job creation.He continued: “I was actually saying to colleagues today here in my visit in Limerick that the perception of Limerick outside of the city and county is so positive. Limerick has a feel that things are happening and that things are really going to take off.“Putting a company like Limerick Twenty Thirty in place is an example to others about how we can lead projects like this forward.  The local authority here in Limerick has led by example and has actually got involved when many others wouldn’t.” Previous articleUniversity Concert Hall (UCH) is delighted to announce a new four-part concert series AwakeningNext articleLISTEN: Byrnes not finished yet as Limerick “will try for more as a team” Meghann Scully Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live last_img read more