Limerick men man up and make up for cancer cause

first_img Previous articleGardaí confronting city centre crime waveNext articleLimerick’s Hermitage Green to headline Live at the Big Top Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGS#manupandmakeup#nomakeupselfiecancercharityMusic Limerick Advertisement Twitter Email Facebook NewsLimerick men man up and make up for cancer causeBy Staff Reporter – March 31, 2014 706 Linkedin Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick by Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up PROUDLY sporting their blush, gloss and lippy, Limerick men have tagged on to the women’s #nomakeupselfie craze that has swamped facebook in support of breast cancer research.The #manupandmakeup phase of the internet craze is gathering pace as the men of  Limerick join in support of their ‘no make up’ sisters.Some have gone the whole hog and others have just applied some gloss, but taking the #selfie picture and posting it to facebook while donating €4 to cancer research, has raised almost a quarter of a million euro.Liam Mulcahy, CEO of Cycle4SickChildren, together with his 13-year-old son applied their lippy and posed for their facebook selfie and donated their money to the cancer charity.“Ah, we are used to doing crazy stuff for the C4SC cause but this was Dion’s idea after he was nominated. Sometimes he has no choice but to join in the crazy stuff for charity because he is my son, but this time it was all his doing. Fair play to him, not many 13-year-olds would do it.”Liam explained that his son was nominated on facebook by friends as part of the #manupandmakeup craze and that it shows the positive effect social media can have following the recent negativity of the neck nominations saga.“Things like this can be turned around very positively and a good cause gets to benefit. As for men taking this up, in the end I see more men doing this than the girls”, Liam added.Speaking about his own charity work, Liam explains that his daughter Sophie is disabled and a group of cyclists recently held a major fundraiser for St Gabriel’s School where Sophie is a pupil.Liam said he hopes “a few more of the lads put on their jerseys, as well as the lippy, and pose for a selfie for the cause”.“Limerick lads are just mad to do this kind of stuff, given half the chance. It’s a great laugh but more importantly it is a very good charity that is going to benefit,” he added.Send your #manupandmakeup pictures to [email protected] and we will add them to our online gallery.center_img Print #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday WhatsApp Three Limerick charities receive Aldi Community Grants donations Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch last_img read more

Bishop anticipates end of Cathedral Renovation Project by 2018

first_img Share Share Bishop of Roseau his Lordship Gabriel Malzaire.Bishop of the Roman Catholic Church, Gabriel Malzaire anticipates that renovation works on the Roseau Cathedral will be completed by June 2018.Speaking at a press conference aimed at updating the public on ongoing works at the cathedral on Thursday July 14,2016 Bishop Malzaire said the project is moving into stage five which is the covering and construction of the roof. “It is important to note that what was initially intended to be the replacement of the roof turned out to be a much bigger project,” he said. “Midway through the planning process it was advisable to do what we call a seismic test of the foundation. We realized that the foundation was not as wholesome as was needed to support a heavy roof,” the Bishop indicated.He added that the foundation had to be retrofitted, followed by the placement of a steel frame and now the next stage is placing of the roof.“We have been waiting for the material for the roof for practically a year. We are awaiting the material from America and at a certain point we had to re-measure since it is a very complex roof. We had to do precise measurement which was responsible for the delay that we have at the moment.”Bishop Malzaire informed that the material is expected to arrive in Dominica within a months’ time and work will continue. “What the engineers are saying to me is that the placement of the roof will take at least three months. We hope that we can place the roof during this time”.Additionally, the Bishop informed that following the roof placement, the next step will be construction of a new flooring, then the additions of windows and doors, the choir loft and the bell tower.“It is quite a bit of work that needs to be done in the finishing stages and according to my mind I wouldn’t want the project to go beyond mid-2018,” he stated.Bishop Malzaire said it has been a long journey so far and he would have loved to have the Cathedral completed by 2017, however said this would have been a tall order.“Mid-2018 I am hoping that we will have a full fledge Cathedral and I am looking forward to reopen, recommission it and consecrate it and everybody will be able to come,” Bishop Malzaire said.The Roseau Cathedral, which is 159 years old, represents historical, cultural and religious significance for the people of Dominica. 269 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Share FaithLifestyleLocalNews Bishop anticipates end of Cathedral Renovation Project by 2018 by: Dominica Vibes News – July 14, 2016 Sharing is caring!last_img read more