Water tankers deployed in County

first_imgNewsLocal NewsWater tankers deployed in CountyBy admin – December 29, 2009 750 Linkedin Twitter WhatsApp WATER supply has been badly affected by weather conditions in Co Limerick. Limerick County Council has deployed water tankers across West Limerick to deal with the problem.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Council says the crisis has been caused by low water levels in the reservoir near Abbeyfeale including burst pipes and a greater demand because of the freezing weather.The tankers are being placed in Abbeyfeale, Athea, Mountcollins and Tournafulla during daylight hours.The Council is asking the public to conserve water and not to leave taps running in their homes. Printcenter_img Previous articleRoads remain hazardousNext articleMan injured in fire admin Facebook Email Advertisementlast_img read more

Limerick swimmer dies after Kilkee incident

first_imgFirst Irish death from Coronavirus Email Advertisement Previous articleLimerick man gets four life sentencesNext articleGood Stuff: Tumbledown – ‘Chink In My Armour’ Editor TAGSCaherdavindrowningfeaturedfull-imageKilkeelifeguardspostmortem RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Post Show | Kilkee prepares for Summer Twitter WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img Limerick Post Show | Kilkee is open for business Print Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Linkedin The Irish Coast Guard rescue helicopter airlifting the man to Limerick University Hospital after transfer from an ambulance crew inside Kilkee GAA Grounds on Sunday evening.GARDAÍ are awaiting the results of a postmortem carried out earlier today on the body of a man in his seventies from the Caherdavin area of Limerick city who taken from the sea in Kilkee on Sunday evening.He was spotted face down in the bay shortly before 6 pm as hundreds of holidaymakers looked on in disbelief. Lifeguards pulled him from the water and began CPR.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Volunteers from the local unit of the Irish Coast Guard gave assistance while paramedics requested the HSE’s air ambulance to attend but it was involved in another incident in Co Offaly.The Shannon-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter attended the incident instead and the man was airlifted to Limerick University Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later. NewsLimerick swimmer dies after Kilkee incidentBy Editor – July 8, 2013 917 No vaccines in Limerick yet Shannondoc operating but only by appointment last_img read more

Fire Walk for Special Olympics

first_imgFacebook NewsCommunityFire Walk for Special OlympicsBy Staff Reporter – April 17, 2014 563 Twitter Fancy doing a world record Fire Walk to help Special Olympics Ireland?Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Over 600 people including rugby legend David Wallace will walk over hot coals to help people. You can be one of these people and break a world record too and all for a great cause!Special Olympics main fundraising event for the Limerick 2014 games is a World Record Fire Walking Challenge. There is an attempt at a World Record for the most individuals consecutively Fire Walking at a Single Venue and the record is currently held by a group in New Zealand and stands at 608 people. The event will take place on Friday, May 16 in the Kilmurry Lodge, Castletroy.Participants arrive at 7pm on the night of the Fire Walk and all participants take part in a Motivational Seminar. After the seminar is completed, participants are led out to the Fire Lanes with Percussion Drums adding to the atmosphere. After the Fire Walk there will be free entry to the ‘after-party’. Entertainment on the night will include a well-known Limerick band and performances from fire breathers, dancers and drummers as well as free entry to the band and nightclub for all participants.Spectators can also attend and watch you walk the Fire Lane as well as taking part in the rest of the night.Fundraise online at http://bit.ly/1h0j1qV or contact Frank by mobile at 085 862 6403 or by email at [email protected] Email WhatsAppcenter_img Linkedin Advertisement Print Previous article50 choral years of celebrationNext articleShinnors’ List Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

Limerick jobseekers begin college courses

first_imgLimerick Post Show | FOLM Project Previous article#VIDEO Minister launches month-long children’s festivalNext article500 Limerick calls to senior help line John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Women in the Creative Arts to take centre stage at LIT’s International Women’s Day Flagship Event Print WhatsApp International Women’s Day LIT Email Facebookcenter_img  APPROXIMATELY 200 Limerick jobseekers are helping to boost their prospects of returning to work by starting third level courses at the University of Limerick this year through the state-funded Springboard programme.At Limerick Institute of Technology, a further group of jobseekers will take part in the five courses available through the programme there.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Professor Paul McCutcheon, vice president academic registrar at UL, said: “As the country strives towards a sustainable economic recovery, it is important that those who lost their jobs in recent years are equipped with skills sought by employers now and in the future.“What unites all of the Springboard courses is that they cover areas where there is jobs growth in Limerick and elsewhere. Graduates will, therefore, be in a strong position to re-enter the workforce and embark on the next phase of their careers.”Places on the Springboard courses are offered free to those who qualify and the courses are delivered flexibly, allowing jobseekers to retain their benefits and continue their search for employment.The skills taught on the programmes have been specifically selected to match the current job market and concentrate on areas where there is existing and projected growth.“We are delighted to offer programmes in areas where job prospects are solid and, in fact, there are identified skills shortages. LIT has worked intensively with key industry partners to develop these programmes and to ensure that there will be a seamless progression for students from study to work placements and – ultimately – to sustainable jobs,” commented LIT president Dr Maria Hinfelaar.At UL, a total of 159 students recently commenced classes in the nine Springboard courses available at the university, while an additional 40 students are expected to begin courses in January.The courses at UL provide qualifications in areas such as mobile and cloud computing, software development, international entrepreneurship, and management and human resources.Springboard programmes at LIT include biopharmaceuticals, creative multimedia programming, and digital manufacturing and innovation. LIT Development & Public Engagement Manager, Seamus Hoyne, is awarded the SEAI Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Energy Award. NewsLimerick jobseekers begin college coursesBy John Keogh – September 15, 2014 681 Advertisement TAGSDr Maria HinfelaarDr Paul McCutcheonLITSpringboardUL Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LIT Launches unique new programme on Responding to Domestic Abuse and Coercive Control last_img read more

LCDC’s key role in delivery of public services

first_imgFacebook NewsLocal NewsLCDC’s key role in delivery of public servicesBy Alan Jacques – April 23, 2015 754 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGSlimerickLimerick Local Community Development Committee (LCDC)Local Economic and Community Plan Printcenter_img Previous articleBreastCheckNext articleAdults bully too (Editorial) Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Twitter by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE Limerick Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) is playing a key role in the development of a six-year Local Economic and Community Plan for the city and county.Established last year under the Government plan for effective local government, the committee comprises of 17 members drawn from both the statutory and non public and non-statutory socio-economic partners across Limerick and has oversight and responsibility for local development and community-related funding.The LCDC is now working with the Economic Development, Enterprise and Planning Strategic Policy Committee (SPC) of the local authority to deliver the strategy, which is expected to be published in December. The plan will feature an integrated approach to local authority community development programmes, local development programmes funded by the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government (DECLG) and those funded by other Departments.Committee chairperson, Cllr Eddie Ryan said that the work of the LCDC will be “underpinned by a collaborative approach at local and central government level to support the streamlining of local development structures, as well as to ensure more targeted resource allocation and sustainable funding arrangements for Limerick”.“Our key focus is to make sure that the delivery of public services is carried out in a way that is responsive to specific local needs and circumstances, and that all of Limerick benefits directly from State-funded local and community development interventions,” said Cllr Ryan.Director of Services Josephine Cotter-Coughlan said a process of identifying actions that will strengthen and develop the economic and community sectors is underway. WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Movies, music and mayhem at Limerick’s Theatre Royal

first_imgPrint Previous articleAfghan who hates Irish people ‘incentivised to return home’ court toldNext articleHead down to Plan’s arty party at Friday Milk Market Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email London commemoration for famous Limerick exiles Advertisement Lighting up a Limerick legend Facebook Linkedincenter_img Twitter NewsMovies, music and mayhem at Limerick’s Theatre RoyalBy Alan Jacques – April 28, 2016 2639 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp TAGSAustralian Pink FloydBilly NastyBoogie WonderlandBoyzoneCatherine HayesFather TedfeaturedJohn McCormacklimerickLimerick Film ArchiveMy Lovely HorseOscar WildePatrick PearsePicturehousePress 22Roger CasementSeamus FlynnSharon ShannonSlackjawSpice-ish GirlsThe CorrsThe CranberriesThe HitchersThe ProdigyThe Royal ProjectTheatre Royal THE Eurovision episode of Father Ted was filmed in Limerick’s Theatre Royal. Patrick Pearse also roused volunteers in the same hall. Oscar Wilde delivered a talk on his personal impressions of America here and The Cranberries took to its stage after selling their first million records Stateside. There is now plans afoot for a four-screen cinema and digital hub. Limerick Post reporter Alan Jacques recently visited his old haunt.I STAND centrestage in a landmark building in the heart of Limerick City and breathe in its rich history and consider all those who have tread its boards.In the year of 1916 Centenary commemorations, it is almost impossible not to conjure up images of Patrick Pearse rousing volunteers in this same hall more than a hundred years ago.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up On the same cold Sunday night back in 1914, Roger Casement, another founding father of the Irish Republic, was also present.The walls of the Limerick Athenaeum at 2, Upper Cecil Street are steeped in history. Since it was built in 1833, it played a pivotal role in Limerick life for more than 150 years, drawing the community together to laugh, love, learn and dream.The venue has served many purposes down the years as an art school, lecture hall, library, theatre, cinema and live music venue.Sadly, the doors of what was known in its last incarnation as the Theatre Royal have been closed since 1997.In its heyday, Limerick Athenaeum played host to an impressive range of luminaries from Oscar Wilde to Maud Gonne, Catherine Hayes and John McCormack.While in more recent times everyone from The Cranberries to The Corrs, The Prodigy and Boyzone have plied their musical wares here.A church pulpit is curiously placed over on the corner of the stage. I am told it was a prop left over from one of two ‘Father Ted’ episodes filmed in the Theatre Royal. It was on this very stage that Fathers Crilly and McGuire crooned their way through ‘My Lovely Horse’ in that unforgettable Eurovision episode.Most of us of a certain vintage will also have very fond memories of the venue as the Royal Cinema. I can remember being brought to see Franco Zeffirelli’s epic ‘Jesus of Nazareth’ here when I was just six-years-old.I asked photographer Brian Gavin of Press 22, who joins me for this trip down memory lane, about his recollections of the old movie house.“Oh, I remember it well. I loved Westerns and my father used to take me to see all the John Wayne movies here,” Brian recalls.“We knew it as the flea market. You’d be itching all over after coming to see a film at the Royal. You’d have to be deloused when you got home.”Interestingly, Declan McLoughlin of Limerick Film Archive, and Dave Burns, director of The Royal Project, both remember ‘Raging Bull’ as the last film they saw at the city centre cinema. The film, a classic, stars Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese’s emotional tale about a self-destructive boxer.Speaking of pugilists, the venue has taken a real pummeling in the last number of years. The harsh winter of 2010, which caused pipes to burst, delivered a severe body blow leaving the hall’s wooden floor buckled, uprooted in places, and in serious disrepair.That said, if Declan and Dave have their way, the Royal could, one day in the not so distant future, rise like a beautiful, fiery phoenix to relive some of its former glories.Their plan is to transform this desolate relic into a vibrant four-screen cinema, café/bar and digital hub that would bring much-needed life back into the city centre. The cost of realising this wonderful dream comes in at around €5.9 million — €12 million less than proposed for the controversial footbridge over the River Shannon.It may not make any of the ‘greatest movies of all time’ polls but as it turns out, the last film screened at the Royal was ‘Police Academy 2’.As I walk around one of my favoured city hangouts of the mid-nineties, the memories come rushing back. I vividly remember my old pals, Limerick band ‘The Hitchers’, launching their debut album ‘It’s All Fun and Games ‘Til Someone Loses An Eye’ here back in 1997 to a full house and real rabble-rousing party atmosphere.In the main foyer, a poster advertises a Picturehouse concert at the Theatre Royal on a bygone Sunday June 29 to promote their single ‘Heavenly Day’. Another talks up Billy Nasty, who performed here on Friday August 27, 1997, as “the UK’s number one Techno DJ”.A condom machine looks forlornly down from the wall of an upstairs toilet in this boogie wonderland. Once upon a time, it dispensed ‘sensual, ribbed and coloured’ variety packs to randy concertgoers with their minds on making sweet music of a different kind.In the dressing room, a flood of images come out to greet me from an antique mirror as I revel in a moment of nostalgia in these cosy backstage quarters. I can still picture former proprietor, the affable and charming Seamie Flynn, walking these corridors, greeting musicians and patrons as if into his home.Sitting on the bar in the main hall, an unopened bottle of Corrib Ginger Ale still waits patiently for a stiff drink to come along and liven things up.Posters and fliers that litter the venue tell their own tales of raucous musical capers from the likes of Sharon Shannon, The Spice-ish Girls, Slackjaw and the Australian Pink Floyd.These walls are filled with music, memories and laughter. Hopefully one day soon they will ooze vitality once more.It would be a Royal shame if they don’t!by Alan [email protected] pictures by Brian Gavin/Press 22last_img read more

MIC ‘taster sessions’ will help students make final CAO decisions

first_imgMIC Lecturer Shines New Lens on Primary Geography in New Publication NewsEducationMIC ‘taster sessions’ will help students make final CAO decisionsBy Editor – April 12, 2017 690 Advertisement MIC Student Experience Virtual Sessions MIC Teams Up with GPA on New Scholarship Scheme for Postgraduate Students New Report from MIC Reveals the Reality of Human Trafficking in Ireland Previous articleAbducted Limerick teen heard ‘two clicks’ and thought he was shot deadNext articleLimerick student named fashion designer of the year Editor Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR MIC Lecturer Elected to Board of International Society for Music Education center_img Twitter WhatsApp TAGSMIC Linkedin Print Email 25.04.13Mary Immaculate College Limerick, prospectus.Pic. Alan Place / Press 22Mary Immaculate College is to welcome hundreds of students to its campus on Friday, April 28 (11am – 1pm) as part of its Taster Sessions event.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The event will give students first-hand experience of a real lecture, a chance to tour the facilities at the college and an opportunity to meet faculty members. It is expected to be of particular interest to current leaving certificate students in helping them make their final decision on what programmes to include on their CAO Application form.Programmes on offer on the MIC Campus, Limerick include the Bachelor of Arts (MI002) degree programme. This programme now provides students with a wider choice of subjects to choose from – 19 in all. Students can choose from a set of 13 subjects taught at Mary Immaculate College and can now take one subject from partner institution, the University of Limerick.In addition MIC offers a BA in Contemporary and Applied Theatre Studies and programmes in Education, including Early Childhood Education degrees.Attendance at the Tasters Sessions is by registration only. Spaces are limited and available only on a first-come first-served basis. For further details and to register please call T: 061 774775 or see www.mic.ul.ie Week-long Celebration of Women as MIC Marks International Women’s Daylast_img read more

LIT and MIC running free Summer camps for next generation entrepreneurs

first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Email Empower Summer CampTHIS Summer two free Summer camps will be run in Limerick and Tipperary to empower the next generation of young entrepreneurs and innovators.The HEA funded summer camps which are facilitated by Limerick Institute of Technology in partnership with Mary Immaculate College are designed to encourage and develop young people and their passion for innovation and creativity skills.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Speaking about the Empower summer camps, Gillian Barry, Head of Innovation and Enterprise at LIT, welcomes the collaboration between LIT and MIC and how it will enhance the skills of the youth.Empower Summer Camp with LIT and MIC“Every young person we work with has the potential to solve problems, to create, disrupt and impact our future in a positive way – to be the next generation of change makers. For that to be fully realised it needs to be nurtured and developed. To power that potential we have created this high quality, educational, activity based programme,“Empower promises to be a week-long immersive, social and fun experience whilst also challenging the young people who sign up as they develop valuable skills as well as make friendships for life,” she said.The camps are aimed at post primary school students and will take place on both the LIT and MIC campuses in Limerick and Thurles and include field trips as well.The Limerick camps kicks off on June 17th and you can register at www.lit.ie/RDI/Empower. Advertisement Twitter NewsBusinessLIT and MIC running free Summer camps for next generation entrepreneursBy Meghann Scully – May 31, 2019 200 Linkedin WhatsApp TAGSEmpowerinnovationKeepingLimerickPostedlimerickLITMICSummer campyouth Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash center_img Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Previous articleFirst directly elected mayor vote could take place in 2021Next articleThree killed in Loughill crash Meghann Scully RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival last_img read more

Fairtrade Fortnight in Limerick with emphasis on chocolate

first_imgLimerickNewsFairtrade Fortnight in Limerick with emphasis on chocolateBy Meghann Scully – March 4, 2020 154 Advertisement The plight of chocolate producers around the world is the focus for this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight in Limerick.Luis Miguel Garcia, a Colombian Fairtrade Coffee Co-op Manager gave a first-hand account of the importance of Fairtrade for his co-workers and their families to the assembled audience, which included the Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, head of Fairtrade Ireland Peter Gaynor and students from around Limerick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Luis joined Fairtrade supporters from across Limerick and Ireland for the annual initiative, which features a programme of talks and community events aimed at promoting awareness of Fairtrade and Fairtrade-certified products.Young people from across Limerick city and county were also a focus of the event as they displayed their posters as part of the Fairtrade Poster competition, which they created to help change the way people think about trade and the products on our shelves.Speaking at the event, Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Michael Sheahan said: “The work of the Limerick Fairtrade Committee has been ongoing since Limerick became a Fairtrade City in 2005. More and more people are becoming aware of the need for ethical production of goods and become a lot more conscious of where products are sourced.”“I would also like to congratulate the entrants in the poster competition.  Through your efforts you are raising the profile of Fairtrade and the important work it carries out across the world.”Luis Miguel Garcia said: “It is very satisfying to know that all the achievements we get, goes directly for people that really need them. That is why I wake up every day to go and work with passion. We need to work as any other Company to be sustainable; for us sustainability is beyond economics; it’s also environmental and social. It´s just that Fairtrade give us the tools to get there.”Chairperson of the Limerick Fairtrade City Committee, Dolores O’Meara said: “The focus is on Chocolate this year. Cocoa farmers are struggling. The World Bank considers the extreme poverty level to be €1.72 per day. The majority of cocoa farmers earn just 90 cent a day. In order to make a proper living wage they need €2.35 a day. Cocoa farmers get just 7% from each bar of chocolate that we buy.”“They need to get a better price for their cocoa beans and to sell more under Fairtrade terms. Fairtrade guarantees them a minimum price for their beans and it also gives them an extra payment called a Premium which can be spent on community projects like wells, schools, literacy classes, updating their farming methods. They depend on us to be ‘conscious’ consumers and to look for the Fairtrade logo when we shop!”This event also saw the winners of the Limerick Fairtrade City Committee’s Poster Competition for schools and community groups being announced.Targeted at schools and community development groups, the Fairtrade Poster Competition 2020 winners are:1st Prize: Vivienne OBrien Scoil An Spioraid Naoimh, Roxborough2nd Prize: Emily Garrett Desmond College, Newcastle West3rd Prize: Lucy Greenslade, Milford NSSr Rosetta Gray Award: Scoil An Spioraid Naoimh, RoxboroughHighly Commended Medal Winners:An Mhodhscoil, Limerick: Lilian Harney, Rose Buckley, Aodhbha Wardle, Alice de Bláca, Michael Linnane, Liam RelihanSt Mary’s Boys’ NS Abbeyfeale: Shane Collins and Darragh LyonsKnockea NS: Ben O’Dwyer and Julianna RonanScoil An Spioraid Naoimh, Roxborough: Ruth Kirby, Isabella Slattery Coll and Hailey LoMilford NS, Castletroy: Beth Murphy and Faye JerbertDonoughmore NS: Aoibhinn Finnegan and Aimee May RyanCorpus Christi PS, Moyross: Kayla Vaughan, Sophie Butler and Emma DowneyOur Lady of Lourdes NS, Rosbrien: Shannon Stenson, Bernadette Corbett, Onuwa Amadi, Hassan Mamun, Hadia Diallo, Elizabeth Palkova and Caoimhe OkafarLaural Hill Coláiste FCJ: Faye Nic Annadh and Aisling Muir TAGSchocolatefairtradeFairtrade FortnightKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Facebook Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival center_img Previous articleAidan Corr’s Junior Rugby Round UpNext articleDeposit and return scheme to cut use of single-use cups Meghann Scully Linkedin WhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Email Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Celebrating Presidents day

first_img WhatsApp JBS lecture logo By admin – February 18, 2018 WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Previous articlePermian class teaches students what goes into animation, video gamesNext articleLETTER TO THE EDITOR: Fix our streets and do it now admin Twittercenter_img JBS Public Leadership InstituteThe John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute has scheduled a Presidents Day celebration from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at the Presidential Archives & Leadership Library, 4919 E. University Blvd.The event will include self guided tours of the Presidential Archives, a fun fact presentation by Robert Brescia and light refreshments.The event is free and open to the public.For more information, call 432-552-2850. Facebook Local News Pinterest Celebrating Presidents day Pinterestlast_img read more