McManus doesn’t push it…

first_imgNewsLocal NewsMcManus doesn’t push it…By admin – August 11, 2011 528 Print Linkedin Advertisement Limerick Post EditorialTHE decision taken by JP McManus to request a low profile ceremony in City Hall this Wednesday, for the handing over of a medallion in his honour, to be included on the Mayoral chain, is to be applauded.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The corporate sector section at City Hall advised Mayor Jim Long that the media was to be excluded from the event and that a press release and photographs would instead be issued.Former Mayor Cllr Kevin Kiely, had initiated the idea to honour Mr McManus for what he described as the success of his horse Don’t Push It in the Grand National at Aintree, but as the Limerick Post reported, went on something of a solo run and did not adhere to protocol.It emerged that leading figures in City Hall had  reservations about the wording.There is a train of thought  that Mr McManus is a person who values his privacy and while it will not be disputed that he was a worthy recipient of past honours bestowed on him in his native county, his request for a low profile ceremony on this occasion might be construed as sending out a veiled message to others who might entertain thoughts of further recognising his contribution to local life.Limerick City Hall must be unique in that it has a hall dedicated to Mr McManus’ Cheltenham Champion Hurdle winner Istabraq, and the Mayoral Chain featuring a medallion celebrating the success of another horse, Grand National winner, Don’t Push It, also owned by Mr McManus. WhatsAppcenter_img Previous articleWho will make the cut?Next articleFootball takes centre stage this weekend admin Twitter Email Facebooklast_img