first_imgLinkedin Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Cllr Michael Collins, Fianna Fáil. Photo: Cian ReinhardtNEWCASTLE West in County Limerick is to become a Fairtrade Town following agreement by all municipal district councillors.There was unanimous agreement in support of Newcastle West becoming a Fairtrade Town following a motion proposed by the Mayor of Limerick City and County Council, Cllr Michael Collins and seconded by Cllr John Sheahan.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mayor Collins had recently participated in a number of Limerick City Fairtrade events and had requested that the Limerick group make a presentation to the Newcastle West Municipal District about the work they do and why it is important.Mayor Collins said: “This is an important step for Newcastle West as it embraces compassion and while acting locally we are thinking globally. Fairtrade means standing with farmers and producers for fairness and equality, and against some of the biggest challenges the world faces.”“Fairtrade is one simple way to spark change – and it starts with our choices. I am delighted to have supported Newcastle West on its journey to becoming a Fairtrade Town. I would like to thank Dolores O’Meara, Sr Delia O’Connor and their team of Limerick City Fairtrade volunteers for the enlightening presentation and wish them every success with the efforts on Fairtrade throughout the city and county.”Limerick City has been a Fairtrade City since 2005 and works to promote the goals of fairness and equality for people in less well developed nations. Fairtrade embraces the United Nations Sustainability Goals which aim to end poverty in all its forms, everywhere, while leaving no one behind.This ambition is central to Fairtrade’s mission which want to ensure that food producers and farmers have a living wage within their country.Embracing Fairtrade is an action under Climate Action and relevant to a number of categories in the National TidyTowns Competition. This will be an action in the Newcastle West Tidy Towns group application for 2021. LimerickNewsNewcastle West to become a Fairtrade TownBy Meghann Scully – April 17, 2021 839 WhatsApp Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post center_img Previous articleMore Limerick Schools to benefit from extension of the Hot Meals SchemeNext articleTreaty Suffer Last Minute Heartbreak in Galway Meghann Scully Advertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Twitter Printlast_img read more