NewsLocal NewsPersistence wins day for Dockers’ MemorialBy admin – August 17, 2009 590 Advertisement Previous articleGardaí investigate sexual assaultNext articleSpiritStore admin Facebook Linkedin Print Email Twitter WhatsApp WORK on a bronze monument to commemorate the thousands of Limerick dockers, is to commence shortly.Two years ago, Limerick City Council agreed to finance the project and a special committee, chaired by Cllr Jim Long, was set up to oversee the project.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up There was a very positive response to the invitation for design submissions for the work and an appropriate riverside location was agreed on.,“However, the project ran into some trouble when funding was cut back and we had to delay it, but I’m now absolutely thrilled that our persistence to have a fitting monument erected to the generations of men who worked under very harsh conditions for very little pay, is now about to be delivered,” Cllr Long told the Limerick Post. “The original funding has had to be reduced, due to the current economic climate – we have 77,000 euro but are fairly confident of getting some additional private investment. I’m absolutely delighted that our promise to the families and descendants of the men who worked in the docks, can now be fulfilled.“Work will commence shortly on the monument, which has been commissioned, and we are very hopeful for completion before Christmas”.The site on which it will be erected is on the riverside quay, opposite the former ESB offices, on Honan’s Quay.Cllr Long confirmed that the committee will also proceed with producing memorial scrolls on velum, recording the name and employment periods of former dockers, which will be presented to their descendants.A spokesperson for City Hall said that the Limerick sculptor, Michael Duhan, originally from Wolfe Tone Street, whose father worked in the docks, has been commissioned to execute the work, and she also confirmed their optimism for private investment.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Target store on Black Friday (Photo: Target)One of the nation’s leading big box retailers, Target, had its in-store payment systems compromised for more than two weeks, resulting in the possible theft of approximately 40 million credit and debit card accounts, the retailer said.The intruders breached Target’s systems between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15. The breach occurred just two days before shoppers flooded Target stores nationwide to grab Black Friday deals. Target locations nationwide also opened Thanksgiving evening (Nov. 28).Krebs on Security, a security blog, was the first to report the breach, which was later confirmed by Target on Thursday. The report said nearly all Target locations in the country may have been affected, citing sources.Long Island is home to 14 Target stores, four in Nassau County—Hicksville, Levittwon, Valley Stream, Westbury—and 10 in Suffolk—Bay Shore, Central Islip, two in Commack, Copiague, Farmingdale, Huntington Station, Medford, Riverhead, South Setauket.In a statement, Gregg Steinhafel, Target’s chairman, president and CEO, said “we moved swiftly to address this issue, so guests can shop with confidence.”“We regret any inconvenience this may cause,” he added.Target did not say how the intruders were able to gain access to its system.The U.S. Secret Service is reportedly investigating the breach.Target said it alerted authorities and financial institutions impacted by the attack on its systems after it was made aware of the incident. The retailer said its also working with a third-party forensics firm to investigate the breach.The company advised shoppers on its website to review account statements and contact financial institutions if they suspect fraud.