first_img Previous articleRugby hero backs Special Olympics collectionNext articleSearch teams discover body of woman in Estuary Alan Jacques NewsLocal NewsLimerick councillor Jim Long hangs up on the 11811 serviceBy Alan Jacques – April 11, 2014 1003 WhatsApp Mayor’s driver will earn more than ‘underpaid’ councillors Facebook Cllr Jim LongFINE Gael city councillor Jim Long was so “horrified” at the cost of three directory enquiry calls on his mobile phone that he plans to contact Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte to ensure the issue of hidden charges are highlighted to the public.Cllr Long was heading into a meeting last Friday morning when he received an international call on his mobile phone. With no time to take the call, the councillor hung up and went about his normal business.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Minutes later, however, he was left feeling totally flummoxed when he got a text message from O2 informing him that he had overspent by a sum of €10 over on his monthly phone plan.“I thought I was charged the €10 for the incoming call and I went totally ballistic. When I got home I contacted O2 online through their live chat and received the full details,” Cllr Long explains.“I was then even more horrified to learn that because I went through 11811 I had been charged €2.99 for a local call to my solicitor. In total it cost me €10 euro for three local calls. This in my opinion is a total rip-off,” he claimed.Cllr Long is now vowing never to use the 11811 directory enquiries service again.“If I had made the call at home on a landline it would have only cost 22 cent for three minutes. These hidden charges need to be highlighted and I’ll be contacting the Minister in relation to this,” Cllr Long concluded.An O2 spokesperson explained that calls to Eircom’s 11811 and other directory enquiry services are charged as premium rate services. He also advised customers to check the rates before using any of these services.“Calls to 11811 cost up to €2.30 per minute depending on which price plan the customer is on. Should the customer ask to be connected to a number there is an additional call set up charge of up to €2.30 as well as the per minute charge depending on how long the call lasts. The costs of premium rate services are available at,” said a spokesperson. Advertisement Advance sale of graves could lead to cemetery ‘apartheid’ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGS11811Cllr Jim LongEircomFine GaelMinister Pat RabbitteMusic Limericko2 center_img Print Sarah’s winning recipe to keep cabin fever at bay Deputy Tom is fired up for the challenge Email Homelessness is a real worry in Abbeyfeale Twitter Linkedin Living City review to focus on poor response in Georgian Limerick last_img read more

first_img“We’re all talking right now and I think it would be better if I didn’t comment until we have a chance to talk a little more,” she was quoted by reporter/columnist Jeff Schultz as saying.WNBA legend Sue Bird tweeted separately Tuesday that Loeffler should go. Skylar Diggins-Smith and Natasha Cloud made similar calls last weekend on Twitter after Yahoo Sports compared Loeffler to former Clippers owner Donald Sterling.Loeffler was appointed to the Senate by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp last January to replace Johnny Isakson, who resigned because of declining health. She is running in a November special election to serve the remainder of Isakson’s six-year term, which ends in January 2023. E-N-O-U-G-H!O-U-T!— WNBPA (@TheWNBPA) July 7, 2020Liberty guard Layshia Clarendon, first vice president of the WNBPA and a former Dream player, later told ABC News she was surprised and hurt by Loeffler’s comments.”A lot of people are great with Black people when they’re serving them in a different way,  and that’s what we’ve seen so often with sports, with culture, with music . . . you’re OK with Black people as long as they kind of stay in their place or they’re performing or they’re sports stars,” Clarendon said. “Now that we’re kind of taking our power back and asking for better policing in communities, we’re asking for more resources to be poured in, I think it is uncomfortable. It’s really sad to see.”The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and reported Tuesday that Loeffler, R-Ga., wrote to WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert objecting to the uniform additions. In her letter, Loeffler also expressed why she could not support BLM.From the AJC:The lives of each and every African American matter, and there’s no debating the fact that there is no place for racism in our country. However, I adamantly oppose the Black Lives Matter political movement, which has advocated for the defunding of police, called for the removal of Jesus from churches and the disruption of the nuclear family structure, harbored anti-Semitic views, and promoted violence and destruction across the country. I believe it is totally misaligned with the values and goals of the WNBA and the Atlanta Dream, where we support tolerance and inclusion.Loeffler proposed placing the American flag on jerseys rather than such phrases as “Black Lives Matter” and “Say Her Name.”[email protected] should stand for and unite around the American Flag — not divisive political movements like BLM that unapologetically seek to defund the police. #gapol #gasen— Kelly Loeffler (@KLoeffler) July 7, 2020″The truth is, we need less — not more politics in sports. In a time when polarizing politics is as divisive as ever, sports has the power to be a unifying antidote,” Loeffler wrote to Engelbert, per the AJC.Clarendon said that, for her, there is no distinction between sports and politics.”For her to be so divisive, I think it’s really tough, and as a black woman, as a queer woman playing in sports, my existence is political. Sports is political. And so I think it was funny to ask for the flag as well at the end,” she said.MORE: Stephen A. Smith shames NBA over poor conditions inside WNBA bubbleEngelbert tweeted Tuesday afternoon that Loeffler has not been a team governor since last fall and is “no longer involved in the day-to-day business of the team.”The following was released by the WNBA:— WNBA (@WNBA) July 7, 2020Dream co-owner Mary Brock declined to respond in depth when reached by The Athletic.  WNBA players on Tuesday called for the removal of U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler as co-owner of the league’s Atlanta franchise, the Dream, after Loeffler expressed opposition to the Black Lives Matter movement and the league’s plans to add BLM and other social justice messages to team apparel this season.The Women’s National Basketball Players Association made its point with a nine-letter tweet:last_img read more