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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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Iditarod Changes Course Due to Lack of Snow

first_imgThe 44th Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race has been forced to move its starting location 360 miles north from Willow, Alaska, to Fairbanks, Alaska, due to low snow conditions. Much of the 1,000-mile trail has been determined by race officials to be unsafe for competitors. Volunteers and race staff attempted to groom particularly bad sections of the race but were unable too because of vegetation that would normally be covered by a thick blanket of snow.Areas of trail in the Alaska Range have experienced a lot less precipitation this year than usual. In the past three years, two races have been unable to start from Anchorage due to limited snow. Many believe climate change to be the main culprit of the lack of snow. Race officials have reportedly been concerned about the effects of climate change on the race for several years. These concerns are currently materializing. The changed route will affect many towns and villages that depend on of the Iditarod for financial and cultural reasons.  “It’s a different event, but it’s still the Iditarod. It’s still a world-class dog race with the best mushers in the world,” said Race Marshal Mark Nordman at a press conference last week.Related:last_img read more

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