Limerick family’s joy as Darcy found safe and sound

first_imgNewsLocal NewsLimerick family’s joy as Darcy found safe and soundBy Editor – June 10, 2013 753 Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Advertisement Sadia Coptu and her brother Adeel with Darcy.A VERY special four-legged friend has been reunited with the Limerick family whose lives have been changed by his arrival in their home.Darcy, a two-year old black labrador who is an Autism assistance dog, went missing last week and was the focus of a huge search campaign to get him back to his heartbroken owner, nine-year old Sadia Coptu.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mallow-based charity Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland launched a social media campaign to locate him.Clare dog warden and ISPCA welfare officer, Frankie Coote rescued the dog from a derelict building, where he had gotten in but could not  get out again.“Everyone was involved – taxi drivers, gardai, the public. I kept my phone on all night. I would always try very hard to find any dog that is reported missing but everyone helped and pushed even harder because this dog was owned by a child with special needs”.Darcy went missing in Ennis last week when the family stopped at a garage for a coffee. “There was a very loud noise and he just bolted. He was on the lead but got such a fright he just took off,” Frankie explained.Sadia’s mother, Miriam said the Dooradoyle family were delighted that Darcy had been found safe.“The changes that we have seen with Sadia since the dog arrived have been very important for us. Before, going to the beach or just going for a walk was hell because Sadia has no sense of danger – she would just run off or run on to the road. Now she sticks closely to the dog.“She has become very attached to him. We give Darcy commands and she follows him. It means we can do things as a family”, Miriam said. First Irish death from Coronavirus Email WhatsApp Facebook No vaccines in Limerick yet Previous articleA tasty Limerick dish for Celebrity MasterchefNext articleFoul play ruled out after grandmother’s body found Editor center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Print Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended TAGSautism assistance dogDarcyfeaturedFrankie Cootefull-imageSadia Coptu Twitter Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHLlast_img read more

Consultation process on a new action plan for apprenticeship launched

first_imgNewsBusinessEducationConsultation process on a new action plan for apprenticeship launchedBy Staff Reporter – August 4, 2020 242 Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19 Twitter Print Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Linkedin Previous articleWeekly Racing News: Galway double for Billy LeeNext articleDates and Venues Decided for FAI Semis Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email Advertisementcenter_img Facebook WhatsApp THE LAUNCH of the consultation process to help develop a new action plan for apprenticeship has been announced which “will help place apprenticeships at the heart of enterprise and education in this country”.Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD and Minister of State for Further Education and Skills Niall Collins TD have announced the launch of the consultation process to help develop a new action plan for apprenticeship.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The number of people registering for an apprenticeship has risen from 3,153 in 2015 to 6,177 in 2019.However, just 2.7 per cent self-declared as having a disability and 4 per cent of the apprentice population was female.Minister Simon Harris said apprenticeship is “apprenticeship is a joint effort between employers and employees” which give the apprentice an opportunity to “earn and learn from the employer”.He said, “Last week, I announced a new recruitment incentive for employers where they can earn €3,000 for each apprentice they take on.“We know our apprenticeship model needs to be revised and this consultation is the beginning of that process. We also know we need to expand the model and change people’s mind set of what an apprentice is and is not.“The apprentice model is no longer confined to craft trades. It has expanded to the financial services sector, to ICT and accounting.“Now we must look to expand it to where skillsets are most needed including in the area of childcare and the health service and crucially where it may be needed in the future.“This consultation process will be crucial to the success of the new plan and the future of our apprenticeship system and I encourage people to have their say.”Building on actions set out in the Programme for Government and the Further Education and Training Strategy, which was launched in July, the Action Plan for Apprenticeship will set out a five-year pathway to embed apprenticeship in enterprise and will provide a comprehensive set of actions designed to increase the diversity of learners who chose apprenticeship programmes.Speaking today, Minister Collins said: “Apprenticeship has changed radically over the past five years.  There are now 55 apprenticeship programmes across all sectors of the economy, in areas such as international financial services and insurance to technology and the built environment.”“The new action plan provides a chance to build on the lessons learned from the introduction of new programmes and the experience of the past to deliver a robust and dynamic governance and funding system which will help place apprenticeships at the heart of enterprise and education in this country.”Apprentices are employed by their sponsoring company and apprenticeship provides a robust educational pathway while giving apprentices the chance to build on workplace skills and experience throughout their programme. In addition to the 55 apprenticeship programmes currently available, a further 23 programmes are in development to be rolled out during 2020 and beyond.Depending on the programme, apprenticeships take from 2-4 years to complete and currently cover from level 5-9 of the National Framework of Qualifications.Further information on apprenticeship may be found at www.apprenticeship.ie Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites TAGSbusinesseducationIrelandLimerick City and CountyNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Limerick on Covid watch listlast_img read more