Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebook TAGSAdapt HouseDomestic abusefeaturedlimerick Twitter by Bernie [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “When I left him, I had to apologise to my kids for bringing them up in a place where their mother lived in terror. It was the hardest thing I have ever had to do in my life”.Those are the words of Limerick City woman, Deirdre, who left and abusive marriage after 25 years of being at the mercy of her husband’s absolute control and violent mood swings.“I never thought I was in an abusive relationship because he never laid a finger on me, Yet now I know that’s exactly what it was.I lived in fear of how he would be when he came through the door for all those years”.Deirdre was sharing her experience of escaping abuse during the international 16 days of opposition to violence against women.When Deirdre married, she had no idea what was ahead.“The first time I saw him carry on the way he did for most of our marriage was after our second child was born. He was hammering at something on the landing. It was late at night and a neighbour came in and asked me to ask him to stop the noise.“When I did, he threw the hammer at me from the top of the stairs”.“He was depressed and he would stay in bed for most of the day. But I had to listen for his every move and have a cup of tea ready, at drinkable temperature, when he finally came down the stairs. If it wasn’t how he liked it, he would throw it at me”.Deirdre says she lost her friends as she could never predict whether her husband would be gracious or insulting to them if they called. “I had no social life. He wanted to know where I was every minute of every day. If I went anywhere, he would call my mobile constantly and it had better be switched on”.A combination of depression and drink added fuel to her husband’s fire and the final straw came when their teenage son walked out of the house in the middle of the night after being roused by “roaring and shouting. He demanded we go after him and when we found my son, he hit him. That was the end for me. I realised that this wasn’t normal.”.Deirdre planned to use money she had stashed to accommodate her husband’s drinking to get away. She initially went to another part of the country and then was put in touch with Adapt services in Limerick.“I stayed with them for a few months and I can’t say enough about the support they gave me. When I wanted to talk, they were there. When I couldn’t talk about it, they were there too”.Deirdre has since moved back into the marital home that her husband left and has found a job.“I want women to know that just because they don’t have physical bruises doesn’t mean that they are not suffering abuse. But there is support and there is escape”, she said. Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories WhatsApp Previous article€10 000 missing from Limerick PrisonNext articleOn Catching the Train Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. News“I had to apologise to my children”By Bernie English – December 4, 2015 803 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Email Linkedin
Herman Duke Wyatt, age 81, of Greenwood, Indiana and formerly of Brookville, died Sunday night March 6, 2016 at his residence.Born January 6, 1935 in Metamora, Indiana he was the son of the late James & Susan (Rowland) Wyatt. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. On August 4, 1956 he was united in marriage to the former Mary Lou Brown, and she preceded him in death on February 9, 2007.Duke was a retired Truck driver, in his leisure time he enjoyed Golfing and spending time with his family & friends.Survivors include a daughter, Regina Wyatt of Indianapolis, Indiana; a grandson, Cole Wyatt of Indianapolis, Indiana; two sisters, Goldie Bennett Slaven of Brookville, Indiana and Kathleen Kitchen of Hereford, Arizona.In addition to his parents and wife, Mary Lou, he was preceded in death by five sisters and six brothers.Family & friends may visit from 9 until 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home. Burial will then follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville.Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Wyatt family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .
Ghana Premier League side Ashantigold, have secured the services of Ivorian center back, Ibrahim Khalil Doumbia on a 5 year contract.Doumbia’s signing was announced via the club’s twitter account on Thursday morning.The lanky defender has signed a deal until 2024.He’s expected to augment the defensive unit of Svetislav Tanasijevic’s team who have struggled at times in the NC Special Competition.The team’s official handle of Twitter tweeted “We have secured the services of young Ivorian defender Ibrahim Kalil Doumbia Junior for the next 5 (five) Years. We wish him all the best and hope for more success together.”…ready for the #NCSpecial?Get your Ashantigold replica jersey now. Contact +233240124031 to make an order, or come to our secretariat at the Len Clay Stadium.#AGSC #EWSC#Miners🖤💛 pic.twitter.com/qEzcb4goWM— Ashantigold SC (@AshantiGoldSC_) March 30, 2019