Funeral mass for Civic Trust founder

first_imgLinkedin The funeral mass of the late heritage chief Denis Leonard (62), will take place today. Tributes from political, arts and business sectors continue to be paid to the Limerick Civic Trust founding director.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A book of condolences was opened at Limerick City Hall yesterday in memory of Mr Leonard, who managed some of the city’s largest restoration projects.Mayor of Limerick Cllr Kevin Kiely said the city is indebted to the man who in 1983 established the first Civic Trust in the country. “He was a true gentleman who devoted his whole life to preserving Limerick’s architectural environment and heritage. He was one hundred per cent dedicated to improving Limerick’s environment and he always had the city’s best interests at the heart “.Mr Leonard is survived by his wife, Deirdre his three daughters Rachel, Sarah and Kate and his brothers Richard and Brian. Mr Leonard will be buried this Wednesday morning following the removal of his remains last night from The Georgian House, Pery Square to St Paul’s, Dooradoyle. The funeral will follow 12noon Mass at St Paul’s to Castlemungret Cemetery. Twitter NewsLocal NewsFuneral mass for Civic Trust founderBy admin – December 2, 2009 503 Facebook Printcenter_img Advertisement WhatsApp Email Previous articleBoil notice issued in lower Shannon regionNext articleSean set for Atlantic row adminlast_img read more

Oxford researcher suggests Donald Trump has stronger psychopathic traits than Hitler

first_imgAn Oxford researcher has pegged Republican Party’s presidential hopeful Donald Trump at 171 on the PPI-R test for psychopathic traits.The study, which was drawn up by Oxford’s Dr Kevin Dutton, saw him and a collection of political experts estimate Trump’s response to 56 psychometric questions. The results place him two points above Adolf Hitler, who scores 169.The test “does not say whether someone is a psychopath,” explains Dr Dutton, “it scores them on eight traits that contribute to a psychopathic character.“Both great and terrible leaders score higher than the general population for psychopathic traits, but it is the mix of those traits that determines success.“Some of those traits, such as fearlessness or stress immunity, can be positive. Others, such as blame externalisation or being unconcerned about the future, are more likely to be negative. One, cold-heartedness, can contribute to good and bad leadership.”Trump scored higher than Hitler on “social influence” and “fearlessness”, but lower on traits usually considered bad, such as “Machiavellian egocentricity” and “cold-heartedness”. One trait both figures share is “blame externalisation”, a common feature of populist politics.The findings, which were published in the journal Scientific American Mind, also measured the estimated score of Hillary Clinton, who was found to have a very high score for “Machiavellian egocentricity”. On the measure for “fearless dominance”, traditionally associated with strong presidencies, Trump’s score was higher.The study is another example of the worldwide Trump phenomenon reaching Oxford, after students organised a protest against his candidacy in March. Dr Dutton, who included Trump as part of a wider study on the relationship between psychopathy and political leadership, was nonetheless keen to stress that “in the end, while both score relatively highly, it will be up to voters to decide if whether their mix of positive and negative traits should send them to the Oval Office.”last_img read more

State Funding for Legal Aid

first_imgState Funding for Legal Aid July 1, 2002 Regular News State Funding for Legal Aid GOV. JEB BUSH has signed the Civil Legal Justice Act and the appropriations bill to make state funding for legal aid programs a reality. Now $2 million is available for a pilot program to provide civil legal assistance in the First, Fourth, Ninth, 12th, 13th, 17th, and 20th judicial circuits. It marks the success of outgoing President Terry Russell’s top legislative priority this year: getting the state to help fund unmet legal needs of poor residents. And perhaps more significantly, it’s the first time Florida has provided money for civil legal aid programs. Until now Florida was one of only 11 states that did not provide state monies for legal aid. The money was appropriated to the Department of Community Affairs, which is mandated to come up with a contract, most likely with The Florida Bar Foundation, to oversee the seven pilot programs, which will help with a variety of family law related problems, including domestic violence, juvenile and elderly abuse, getting benefits from the federal government, and immigration matters. Pictured from the left are Kent Spuhler of Florida Legal Services, Russell, Gov. Bush, Foundation President Darryl Bloodworth, and John F. Harkness, Jr., the Bar’s executive director. Also instrumental in the Act’s passage were Sen. Dudley Goodlette, R-Naples; Rep. Burt Saunders, R-Naples; Sen. Charlie Clary, R-Destin; and Rep. Carlos LaCasa, R-Miami.last_img read more