Day: June 4, 2021

Further cuts to garda resources expected

first_imgNewsLocal NewsFurther cuts to garda resources expectedBy admin – May 2, 2012 589 GARDA resources are set to be further cut in Limerick in the next 12 months, with preparations already underway to cope with additional pressure on the force. Chief Superintendent, Dave Sheehan said that the division had no choice but to meet the extra demand on resources following cuts. “We know where numbers are set to fall in the next 12 months and have made plans to cope with them,” he told the meeting, attended by cllrs, TDs and senior garda members. “It’s difficult but there’s nothing we can do”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Gardaí in Limerick have already had to face the closure of two rural stations, a reduction in patrol cars and an embargo on recruitment.And Chief Supt. Sheehan said the closure of further garda stations could not be ruled out.He also praised the work of the garda reserve unit.“Even now preparing rosters is difficult; We are acutely aware of government policy and have to use the resources we have in the division to provide the service.“The garda reserve takes off a bit of the pressure.“In the course of the college rag weeks and Thomond Park events, we couldn’t cope without them”.Cllr James Collins highlighted the vacant position of superintendent in Askeaton and queried the policy in the case of a serious crime in the vicinity.“We have a fallout situation in the case of an emergency that is not dependent on having a superintendent in Askeaton,” the head of the Limerick garda division replied.“Inspector Eamon O’Neill is currently acting supt. and in the case of a crime scene, whoever’s on call will attend as all superintendents cannot be away at the same time”.Cllr Kevin Sheahan called for less Joint Policing Committee meetings for the individual authority and for more at a district level.“Once a year for these meetings is enough; I hate to see individuals and resources overstretched”.Chief Supt. Sheehan agreed, saying that the meetings should be more strategic in content and that issues “such as wandering horses” should be dealt with at local level. Advertisement Email WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Print Facebook Linkedin Previous articleNo fun when playground parking goes wrongNext articleAIB supporting initiatives at the Limerick Institute of Technology adminlast_img read more

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Grandmother delights Limerick

first_imgFacebook Advertisement THERE was a Mardi Gras atmosphere in Limerick City on Friday as the Royal de Luxe Giant Grandmother took to the streets. She began her journey at 10 am, greeting those who had patiently waited for her to wake up with the words, “Long live Limerick” before setting off to meet the thousands who lined the roads to greet her.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Cheers and gasps of wonder preceded the 25 foot-high Giant the 26 Lilliputians who help her to make the journey.Roars of laughter were prompted by her taking a widdle on O’Connell Street and people sat on the ground to hear her tell the story of the Vikings and Limerick. The key event in City of Culture 2014 brought crowds into the city to see her walk, sleep, tell stories through an interpreter and smile at her many fans.Up to 70,000 people are expected to turn out on Saturday and almost as many on Sunday to see the second leg of her journey and her departure by boat down the River Shannon.Most of the city centre was closed off for long periods today, but Gardai said the majority of people were very coperative and understanding. NewsBreaking newsGrandmother delights LimerickBy Bernie English – September 5, 2014 580 Print Emailcenter_img Previous articleExplosion during Granny’s visitNext articleBusiness blooming for Grandmother 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. WhatsApp Twitter Linkedinlast_img read more

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Limerick meeting to force action on housing crisis

first_imgNewsLocal NewsLimerick meeting to force action on housing crisisBy Alan Jacques – October 29, 2015 1168 Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin Twitter Email WhatsApp Facebook Advertisementcenter_img Previous articleSpooktacular CompetitionNext articleOpinions divided over abortion pill bus Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up RENTS in Limerick are going through the roof. The housing waiting list is getting longer. And less social houses are being built, it has been claimed.A meeting will take place in Pery’s Hotel this Thursday, October 29, at 8pm to address the housing crisis and these specific issues.A teenage boy whose family was recently homeless while he was doing his Leaving Cert will speak openly about his own experiences. Jackie Bonfield of Mid West Simon Community and the Anti Austerity Alliance’s general election candidate for Limerick City, Cllr Cian Prendiville, will also speak at this free event.Cllr Prendiville feels those suffering the most from the housing crisis are being ignored. However, he believes, the water charges movement is proof that by standing together, the Government can be forced to take notice.“Rents in Limerick are going through the roof, as the housing waiting list gets longer and longer. Despite a lot of hot air, the Government still refuses to take real action on housing. They have built less social houses than any government for 45 years,” said Cllr Prendiville.“The Government has allowed the market to hold back the supply of homes and push up the prices. While over 5,000 families are on the housing list in Limerick, so far this year only 10 social houses have been built,” he added.This, the City North representative maintains, has given landlords a golden opportunity to drive up rents, while the Government refuse to implement rent controls.“With one quarter of the TDs in the Dail landlords themselves, is it any wonder?” he asked.According to Cllr Prendiville, Thursday night’s meeting is hoped to be the launch of a campaign to demand immediate action on the housing and rent crisis.“The AAA have helped coordinate protests and occupations of vacant and NAMA properties, to demand real action. We want to build a similar campaign here in Limerick to demand rent controls, and the right to a home for all,” he concluded. 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 TAGSAnti Austerity AllianceCllr Cian PrendivilleHousinglimerickMid West Simon CommunityNAMAPery’s Hotel RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Passenger numbers continue to increase at Shannon Airport

first_imgBusinessNewsPassenger numbers continue to increase at Shannon AirportBy Editor – April 26, 2017 1308 Urgent action needed to ensure Regional Air Connectivity One of the world’s most unusual aircraft arrives at Shannon Airport WhatsApp Print Twitter TAGSfeaturedShannon airportShannon Group Linkedin New Shannon Group property shortlisted in major national awards to select the Building of the Year 2021 Shannon Airport “has been abandoned” center_img Sad day for Limerick and Mid-West following Aer Lingus announcement – Mayor Michael Collins RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleFrom classics to mod for Summer PromsNext articleUL to host International Rugby festival Editor Shannon AirportMatthew Thomas, CEO of Shannon Group plcShannon Airport has seen an increase in passenger numbers for the fourth year in succession, leading to a turnover of €67.2 in 2016, up by over 2% on 2015.Announcing his first annual results as CEO of Shannon Group following his appointment last year, Matthew Thomas said that a continuation of the company’s improving financial performance is necessary to enable it to undertake critical investments across its business units.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The Shannon Group has a unique mix of complementary businesses that, more than any other commercial entity in the region, gives it the potential to positively influence economic development.  For example, 16 companies who announced new or expanded operations in 2016 in the Mid-West, which was the fastest growing region outside of Dublin last year, cited the global connectivity at Shannon Airport as a key influencer in their decision to invest here,” he said.Said Chairman Rose Hynes: “Shannon Group plays a pivotal role in both the regional and national economy. We provide the essential connectivity service within our wider region enabling the continued development and growth of commerce and tourism.  Shannon Group strongly supports the National Planning Framework. It is critical to delivering the environment to achieve effective regional development.  The Framework will create an environment that promotes effective economic development across the regions and relieves the pressure on Dublin.”Shannon Group confirmed that its passenger numbers  increased for the fourth consecutive year since independence in 2013, with over 1.748 million passengers flying through the airport, a 2% increase on 2015 and a 24% increase since separation in 2013.  Shannon Airport currently operates services to 35 destinations in 11 countries and last year gained new routes including to Edinburgh, winter services to Fuerteventura and Malaga, additional flights to Lanzarote and additional capacity on a range of existing routes.2016 was a positive year in terms of new business development for the airport, with four airlines – Scandinavian Airlines, Lufthansa, Norwegian Air International and Kuwait Airways – all announcing operations at Shannon. This is the first time in 10 years that four carriers, new to the Shannon schedule, announced services in one year.Shannon Heritage experienced significant growth in 2016, with visitor numbers at its day-time attractions and evening entertainment venues in Clare, Limerick, Galway and Dublin growing by 30% overall. In all, over 904,000 people visited the popular visitor attractions, which include Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, King John’s Castle and Malahide Castle and Gardens. Also included in these figures, for the first time, is the Shannon Heritage managed GPO Witness History visitor centre, which opened in Dublin at the end of March 2016 and attracted over 160,000 visitors in its first nine months. Facebook King John’s Castle Limerick reopens with new medieval themed outdoor games Advertisement Emaillast_img read more

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3,000 new jobs could be sailing in to Foynes

first_imgWhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement News3,000 new jobs could be sailing in to FoynesBy Editor – November 30, 2017 6560 TAGSBrexiteconomic driverFoynes PortJobslimerickSean Kelly MEP Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Linkedin Emailcenter_img Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Foynes PortFOYNES could be in for a massive 3,000 jobs boost if the port exploits its full potential post-Brexit.And it’s deep-water capabilities will make it an attractive prospect for super trawlers as a transport link between Ireland and the rest of the EU.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Shannon Foynes Port has massive economic potential and is of vital importance to Limerick, Cork, Clare but also to Ireland and to Europe.That’s the view of Seán Kelly MEP and Leader of Fine Gael in the EU Parliament, who hosted a meeting between EU policymakers on Shannon Foynes Port in Brussels last week.The Ireland South MEP underlined the importance of the Irish government’s commitment for the necessary development works and confirmed he will raise the project with An Taoiseach.Mr Kelly hosted the meeting in order to update key lawmakers in Europe on progress on the aim to harness the port’s massive potential as a 24-hour deep water facility, a designated core port in the Trans European Transport Network shipping network.“It has the potential to deliver massive economic benefits if super trawlers started coming into Shannon Foynes because of its size, it could generate up to 3,000 jobs. Add to that the tourism benefits – the potential is huge.The port also has another role to play, in that we have to meet our climate change objectives and one of the ways we can do that is transport and reducing road haulage – a lot could be directed through Shannon Foynes Port.He described the meeting as “very encouraging”.“The presentation by company chief executive Pat Keating and former TD Michael Finucane who is on the board was very well received here by MEPs, EU Commission officials and others in Brussels. But it is essential that we have a commitment from the Irish government for their part and I will be raising the issue with the Taoiseach for that reason,” MEP Kelly said.The attendance included MEPs, European Commission officials, and representatives from the European Investment Bank, the Federation of European Port Operators and Private Terminals, Irish Maritime Development Office and Irish Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport officials. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter Previous articleShannon’s O’Shea included in Irish side for Dubai 7sNext articleSarah Jane on University of Limerick board of Governors Editor Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

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Ready, Set, RUN! for Barnardos in the 2020 Virtual Cook Medical…

first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Running and exercise is proven to be good for your mental healthBARNARDOS Children’s Charity is calling on Limerick supporters to don their running shoes and help raise funds for Barnardos in the 2020 Virtual Cook Medical Limerick Women’s Mini Marathon taking place on September 26 and 27.Now in its 22nd year, Cook Medical Limerick Women’s Mini Marathon is firmly established as the premier women’s running event in Limerick and the Midwest. Sign up and raise funds for Barnardos today!Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Barnardos was delighted to be nominated as a chosen charity in 2020 and all funds raised will go directly to the charity’s Early Years and Family Support Services in Limerick.Aoife Brown,Barnardos Project Leader Limericksaid: “It’s fantastic to be nominated as a chosen charity for the Virtual 2020 Cook Medical Limerick Mini Marathon. The event always created a really wonderful atmosphere in the city over the years.While it’s a pity it’s had to go virtual because of Covid19, we have no doubt that the sense of fun and community will remain in 2020. The funds raised on behalf of Barnardos will go a long way towards supporting the vulnerable children and families we work with, many of whom have endured far too much during the pandemic.Whether you’re running, walking or jogging on September 26 & 27 we hope you will consider doing so in aid of Barnardos!”Barnardos works with 618 children and families in communities throughout Limerick City and County, providing support when it’s needed most. Please lend your support and run in aid of Barnardos. bit.ly/LimerickMM Advertisement Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter LimerickNewsReady, Set, RUN! for Barnardos in the 2020 Virtual Cook Medical Limerick Women’s Mini MarathonBy Meghann Scully – September 15, 2020 118 TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Previous articleWedding numbers to double in new Living With Covid planNext articleLimerick Chamber lays bare COVID-19 impact on business in region across key sectors Meghann Scully center_img Print Linkedin WhatsApp Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Email Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

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