June 4, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgNewsLocal NewsIAA gives Clare jobs boostBy admin – June 16, 2009 609 WhatsApp Facebook Linkedin Advertisement Printcenter_img Twitter Email THE Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) has announced the recruitment of twelve trainee radio officers for its radio communications centre at Ballygirreen, Co. Clare.This is the first time that the IAA has undertaken to train its own radio officers as most recruits formerly came from the merchant navy. Ballygirreen HF radio communications have been provided to aircraft on the eastern half of the North Atlantic from Ballygirreen for more than 70 years. Commenting on the new jobs announcement, Eamonn Brennan, chief executive, IAA said: “The IAA needed to recruit trainee radio officers so as to be prepared for retirements which are due to take place over the next few years.” The trainees will undergo a year long intensive training programme and once qualified will provide radio communications between air traffic controllers and the pilots of more than 1000 aircraft which cross the North Atlantic every 24 hours. Previous articleThree detained over Hannon murderNext articleRyanair blames tourist tax for cuts at airports adminlast_img read more

June 4, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgEmail Twitter Advertisement Anne Gardiner, Sadhbh Gardiner, Aoibhinn Gardiner, Mary McMahon and Cathal Gardiner enjoying the Tailteann Nua Festival Family Fun Day in ULAnne Gardiner, Sadhbh Gardiner, Aoibhinn Gardiner, Mary McMahon and Cathal Gardiner enjoying the Tailteann Nua Festival Family Fun Day in ULTHE University of Limerick’s new Tailteann Nua Festival has been hailed a major success after it brought 1,000 visitors to the campus and generated an economic boost of over €300,000 to the region.Inspired by the ancient Tailteann Games, which attracted Irish diaspora home to participate in Irish sports and performing arts, UL revived this cultural tradition after a 90-year break by launching the Tailteann Nua Festival.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Officially launched by Professor Paul McCutcheon, vice president and registrar of UL, and RTÉ’s Mary Kennedy, the festival, held from August 2 to 5, saw visitors travel to Limerick from Korea, Canada, Spain and the UK as well as from across Ireland.The Tailteann Nua Festival programme included a variety of Irish cultural and entertainment events including set and step dancing, Sean Nós and writers’ workshops, a Ladies Gaelic football tournament and a Céili Mór finale.The festival also held a major ‘Limericks’ competition which attracted entries from China, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Trinidad and Tobago.The €1,000 first prize was awarded to Christine Robinson, a writer and artistic performer from Newcastle in the UK.Another first for UL this summer was the launch of its new ‘Campus Holidays’ experience for families and groups. Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleFestivals and films for Zeb MooreNext articleShannon on cusp of opportunity John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsTailteann Nua brings €300,000 tourism boost to LimerickBy John Keogh – September 5, 2013 877 Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students TAGSMusic LimerickTailteann NuaUL center_img Facebook Linkedin WhatsApp Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launchlast_img read more

June 4, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_img#SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Previous articleCall for action over suicide rate among young women in LimerickNext articleIncentives needed to help struggling businesses in Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? TAGSClareCllr Cathal CrowecratloeMeelickMusic LimerickParteenPatrick WhiteWar of IndependenceWhite’s Cross Twitter Linkedin WhatsApp Print Email Advertisementcenter_img NewsLocal NewsWar of Independence hero was a victim of treacheryBy Alan Jacques – April 24, 2014 1721 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy ONE of the most acrimonious chapters in the history of the War of Independence will be recalled at a special ceremony in Meelick on this Sunday, April 27.Patrick White, who lived at White’s Cross on the Clare/Limerick border, played a prominent role during Ireland’s fight for independence.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A carpenter by trade, he was captain of the Meelick Company of the IRA’s East Clare brigade.He was also a prominent athlete and a member of the Meelick hurling team that won the county intermediate championship in 1917. After being arrested by the Black and Tans, he was imprisoned on Spike Island Prison in Cork.On June 1, 1921, what began as a hurling match between republican prisoners at the prison ended in treachery when Patrick was shot dead by a British soldier.During the hurling match, the sliotar went out of play and into an area that was out of bounds for the prisoners. White approached a British soldier who was standing guard and asked him to retrieve the ball. The soldier told White that he could retrieve it himself — and when he did so the soldier shot him dead without warning.A monument to the War of Independence hero will be unveiled at White’s Cross in Meelick this weekend. Members of the Meelick-Parteen and Cratloe Commemoration Committee, a non–political group who have held a number of commemorations in recent years, have planned a series of events to remember Patrick White this Sunday.Local county councillor Cathal Crowe who is a member of the Meelick-Parteen and Cratloe Commemoration Committee,  said, “It’s right that the Meelick community should commemorate Captain Patrick White as he epitomised the heroism and self-giving spirit that was so prevalent in our country during the War of Independence.”” he commemoration will be a non-party political, community-led event. It will be about local people remembering a local historical figure and we hope that many people will join us in remembering him on the day,” said Cllr Crowe.The day’s ceremonies begin at 1pm in Meelick churchyard when a wreath will be laid on Patrick White’s grave at the Republican Plot following 12 noon Mass. This will be followed at 2 o’clock by the unveiling of a newly commissioned monument at the site of Patrick White’s home at White’s Cross in Meelick. Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Facebook Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow last_img read more

June 4, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgNewsLocal NewsDesign changes on the menu at St Camillus’ Hospital in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – June 13, 2014 816 STUDENTS at the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) have given St Camillus’ Hospital some food for thought after proposing  design changes to the existing dining room at the Shelbourne Road campus.Students and staff from the Interior Design and Technology Degree course at LIT recently met with St Camillus’ Hospital catering team to survey the existing canteen and produce digitally created scheme designs.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The students presented the team at St Camillus’ with a variety of proposals which included the introduction of various curved architectural forms, coordinated furnishings and warm colour schemes which help to create a more inviting environment as a social space outside of meal times.Speaking about the project, Niall McPartlin, lecturer in the Built Environment at LIT commented, “Students on the Interior Design and Technology course at LIT are very fortunate in that they are afforded the opportunity to work on real projects. This year’s group were particularly lucky as the project with St Camillus’ Hospital was particularly challenging.“The Interior Design and Technology course offers modules on the elements and principles of design along with digital imaging and three dimensional computer modelling. Previous articleLimerick students are over the moon with their winNext articleVisual arts and galleries Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Email Facebook TAGSlimerickLimerick Institute of Technology (LIT)St Camillus’ Hospital WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img 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 Advertisement Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” last_img read more

June 4, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgAdare Manor unveil plans to launch The Padel Club this Autumn FINE Gael councillor Stephen Keary has called on Limerick City and County Council to withdraw plans for N21 Adare Western Approach Improvement Scheme works, which are due to start at the end of the year.Speaking at this month’s Adare/Rathkeale municipal district meeting, Cllr Keary expressed disappointment that the planning application is proceeding despite the serious concerns raised by local councillors about the proposed €1 million upgrade.He accused the council executive of “railroading” the application and said he would not be supporting the scheme, as many issues raised had not been “trashed out”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The project, which will extend from the R519 Ballingarry Road to the L1422 Blackabbey Road over a distance about 1.3km on the N21, includes pavement rehabilitation, drainage and footpath works.Cllr Keary has called for the plans to be amended to include the provision of sewerage pipes while the road is dug up and a footpath along the Blackabbey Road.“The local authority and the utilities need to address the issues. You are going to build a road at enormous expense without the proper utilities. Our concerns are falling on deaf ears. This is taxpayers’ money you are spending,” he fumed.Fianna Fail councillor Kevin Sheahan warned the executive that council members would be taking the issue “all the way” and suggested they come up with an acceptable plan.“Our views are very strong. Unless our views are taken on board we will refuse Part 8. Don’t make us do it,” he urged the council executive.Independent councillor Emmett O’Brien said he was growing increasingly frustrated at the executive’s approval of works without reference to the councillors.“It is unacceptable. You have not taken on board the concerns as raised by councillors. We have had no feedback,” he said.Independent councillor Richard O’Donoghue said digging up the roads and not taking the opportunity to also lay down sewerage pipes would be “absolutely criminal”.“You are putting the cart before the horse. I can’t see the logic. Ye mustn’t have a spark of cop on. Our concerns are not being addressed,” he added.Adare-Rathkeale district director Caroline Curley pointed out that the footpath was not part of the scheme but agreed that it was needed. She said that she would like to see a footpath at the Blackabbey Road but explained that it was all down to funding. Regarding the sewerage pipes, she said it was not on Irish Water’s “priority list”.by Alan [email protected] TAGSAdareAdare-Rathkeale municipal districtCllr Emmett O’BrienCllr Kevin SheahanCllr Richard O’DonoghueCllr Stephen KearyFianna FáilFine GaellimerickLimerick City and County CouncilN21 Adare Western Approach Improvement Scheme works Print Irish Water and Limerick City & County Council are working to restore water supply to customers in Adare following a burst water main Twitter Adare Manor Resort COVID-19 Ambassadors NewsLocal NewsLimerick councillors angry over Adare improvement worksBy Alan Jacques – April 15, 2016 819 Email WATCH: The Golf Course at Adare Manor celebrates its second birthdaycenter_img Limerick Post Show | The Golf Course at Adare Manor Linkedin Advertisement WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Brendan O’Connor announced as new General Manager of Adare Manor Previous articleAnnie Get your Gun shoots the breeze at concert hallNext article#nowbooking The Buzzcocks 40 years going steady Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebooklast_img read more

June 4, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgTwitter Aer Lingus needs to clarify Shannon plans – Crowe Advertisement One of the world’s most unusual aircraft arrives at Shannon Airport Urgent action needed to ensure Regional Air Connectivity [email protected] officers at Shannon Airport seized €14,000 in cash, when they stopped and questioned a Chinese woman in her twenties, following routine profiling. The woman was boarding a flight to London Heathrow for onward travel to Hong Kong. Revenue seized the cash, which was denominated in 50, 100, 200 and 500 euro notes, suspecting it to be the proceeds of, or intended for use in, criminal activity. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Shannon Airport “has been abandoned” Print Previous articleMan admits to charges in Limerick child sex caseNext articleNational award for Limerick pre-school 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. NewsCash seizure at ShannonBy Bernie English – November 2, 2016 598 center_img Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Linkedin TAGScashRevenueseizureShannon airport Sad day for Limerick and Mid-West following Aer Lingus announcement – Mayor Michael Collins WhatsApp Shannon Group Focused on Recovery and Rebuildinglast_img read more

June 4, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_img TAGSBallyneetyfatal crashGearoid Sheehy Ahernlimerick Advertisement Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live LimerickNewsLimerick teen road victim named as tributes flow onlineBy Staff Reporter – March 21, 2018 3290 Twitter Previous articleAppeal to get Limerick stroke victim home from TurkeyNext articleTroy studios first clip takes flight Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Tubberquinn, Ballyneety with Limerick teen Gearoid Sheehy Aherne inste THE death of a 17-year-old Limerick teenager in a road traffic collision in Ballyneety has been referred to the Garda Siocahana Ombudsman for investigation after the vehicle in which the teenager was traveling in was involved in an earlier interaction with gardai.Gardai and GSOC are now investigating the full circumstances surrounding the fatal crash at Tubberyquinn, Ballyneety, just after midnight on Tuesday morning March 20 where Gearoid Sheehy Ahern lost his life. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The black car in which the Ballinacurra Weston teen was traveling in hit a ditch on the road it was traveling on and was catapulted almost 30 feet into an adjacent field.Tragically, the Greenmount Avenue teenager was fatally injured and three other males were injured, one seriously, when the black, 2005 Dublin registered Mazda 6, they were travelling in, struck a ditch.Three other injured teens all understood to be aged 17, were being treated at University Hospital Limerick with one believed to be in a serious condition. The incident has been referred to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission as a result of earlier interaction between the crashed car and Gardaí.Gardaí at Roxboro Road Garda Station are asking witnesses to the crash, or anyone with information, to contact them on 061 214340.Former Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh schoolmates of Gearoid have been paying tributes online to the young teen who lost his life in the crash.Funeral arrangements are to be announced later.See more Limerick news here Email WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” 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 Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

June 2, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_img Facebook Total permits (2018 year to date): 454Total value (2018 year to date): $82,541,814.42 By admin – March 25, 2018 Pinterest Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp COMMERCIAL ADDITIONS, ALTERATIONS & CONVERSIONSVic Morsbach, 2445 E. 11th St., $154,000; Carrillo Home Improvements, 4101 E. 42nd St. Space H-13 & H, $4,000.Total: 2 permits, $158,000 RESIDENTIAL ADDITIONS, ALTERATIONS & CONVERSIONSRobby Quilodran, 4800 Golder Lot 13 Ave., $2,300; Darryl Hammonds, 7307 Donatello St., $2,200; Jimmy Dodson Construction/Linda Coppedge, 3945 Maple Ave., $10,000; Joseph Hernandez, 1508 Alpine St., $1,500; Rigoberto Aguirre, 4025 Southbrook Ct., $2,452; West Texas Metal Buildings/Don Bothwell, 12 Brittany Lane, $40,850; Mary Hope Gonzales, 3859 Kenwood Drive, $1,500; Francisco Neri, 2809 Santa Rosa Ave., $1,250; Carrillo Home Improve-ments/Brandon Tate, 64 Laurel Valley Drive, $85,000; Burnett Homes, 3215 W. Murphy St. Building 7, $130,000; Burnett Homes, 3215 W. Murphy St. Building 8, $130,000; Fence Masters Doug Foote, 2005 E. 56th St., $3,100; Angel Rueda, 2701 Brazos Ave., $600; Robby Quilodran, 4800 Golder Lot 13 Ave., $2,300.Total: 14 permits, $413,052 Pinterest Total permits (2017): 1,759Total value (2017): $311,109,404.04 Twitter New City of Odessa logo NEW RESIDENTIALSDR Horton/Eric Weisbrod, 7019 Spur Ranch Road, $183,585; Betenbough, 1814 Bourbon St., $236,950; Permian Homes Inc., 2300 Boise Desert Ridge, $217,710; Permian Homes Inc., 34 Berkshire Circle, $173,970; Permian Homes Inc., 53 Berkshire Circle, $192,690; Betenbough, 1801 Bourbon St., $255,950; Betenbough, 1815 Canal St., $256,275; Betenbough, 1815 Cajun St., $247,700; Betenbough, 1801 Cajun St., $265,700; Betenbough, 1814 Canal St., $272,875; F. Francos Construction/Custom Wood Work, 3103 Seafin St., $450,000; Betenbough, 1800 Bourbon St., $248,950; Betenbough, 1815 Bourbon St., $263,600; Betenbough, 1801 Canal St., $264,250; Betenbough, 1800 Canal St., $260,950; DR Horton/Eric Weisbrod, 7004 Rocking L Ranch Road, $206,205; Permian Homes Inc., 50 Berkshire Circle, $200,970; DR Horton/Eric Weisbrod, 7006 Spur Ranch Road., $158,755; Permian Homes Inc., 1912 Boise Desert Ridge, $163,980.Total: 19 permits, $4,521,065 Total permits: 37Total value: $5,092,117 BUILDING PERMITS: Mar. 12 – Mar. 16, 2018 Facebook Twitter WhatsApp CHANGE OF USESmith Properties/Nathen Bieber, 2500 N. Dixie Blvd.; Soon Howton, 1007 E. Seventh St.Total: 2 permits Previous articleHART: Hillary slips after trashing American voters in IndiaNext articleRock Steady Boxing helps Parkinson’s patients fight back adminlast_img read more

June 2, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_img Facebook We Sing! logo WhatsApp Pinterest Local News Twitter Pinterest Previous articleChurch confronting addictionsNext articleTEXAS VIEW: Schools must adapt to ongoing changes admincenter_img MOSC homepageThe Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale has scheduled Voices of the Permian Basin Youth Choir “We Sing” concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Texas Ave., Midland. MOSC youth choir concert WhatsApp By admin – April 14, 2018 Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

June 2, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgLocal News Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Middle and high school students will be feted this coming week as part of the annual AVID Celebration.The themes this year are #ThisIsAVID and The Power of One.District Director Dianne Mata said there are a little more than 1,800 students in the program at the secondary level. The elementary campuses also use AVID, which stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, a college preparation program.“We invite every student,” Mata said. “We would love for all of them to attend. We do bus them to encourage them to get there in case parents have to work. We also encourage parents to go,” Mata said.Students who have been newly accepted to AVID also are invited.Mata said it’s hard to say how many people will attend, but she’s hoping the Odessa College Sports Center will be filled at 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.For inspiration, the secondary AVID classrooms watched the movie “Freedom Writers” and participated in daily journaling activities modeled after Erin Gruwell’s topics in the Freedom Writers Diary.Complex Community Federal Credit Union contacted the Freedom Writers Foundation and were able to sponsor Sue Ellen Alpizar, one of Gruwell’s students, to be the AVID Celebration motivational speaker, the AVID newsletter stated.There are about 810 students in middle school in AVID and 1,016 in high school.Mata said the events are a lot of work, but a lot of fun. She added that the celebrations are probably the best part of her job.“They’re all from different schools, but they all cheer each other on. The kids refer to themselves as an AVID family, despite if you’re (at) west side/east side schools. You don’t hear booing; you don’t hear, ‘We’re better than this school.’ It’s ‘we’re there to support each other,’” Mata said. The themes and the celebration were inspired by Complex Community Federal Credit Union.“We are always excited to celebrate the accomplishments of the AVID students. We meet these students in the seventh grade and work with them all the way through high school. To see them grow and develop is a privilege,” Lisa Wyman, senior vice president of credit union development and human resources at Complex Community stated in an email. During the past six weeks, AVID students in grades eight through 12 watched the “Freedom Writers.” “They then journaled and engaged in discussions about being an overcomer and fanning their inner flame and uncovering their power. That power not only as an individual, but as an AVID family, a campus and a community. To have one of the original Freedom Writers here in Odessa to share their story with these kids at celebration is so exciting,” Wyman said.Mata said she is excited about having Alpizar speak.“She’s actually going to speak to some of the seniors before the celebration on Monday at OHS and on Tuesday to some of the seniors at Permian High. Then she’ll speak in the evening at the celebrations,” Mata said. “There is a lot of excitement in the air. The students are really looking forward to hearing her inspiring message.”Two seniors, Jonathan Spruill from Odessa High School, and Fred Henderson from Permian, were selected to read their essays and their topics are based on the “Freedom Writers,” Mata said.Both are winners of the Crowe scholarship, donated by Superintendent Tom Crowe, Mata said. It provides $1,000 each for each student to go to any college or university.Complex Community Federal Credit Union donates other scholarships, as well, that they select the recipients of and they will be announced at the celebrations, Mata said. Kindles are also awarded to students from each school. Businesswoman Sondra Eoff makes the donation to the elementary schools.“A lot of scholarships will be awarded,” Mata said. “We celebrate all students, but we especially celebrate our seniors. We celebrate them at the front and award them their AVID cords that they wear at graduation,” Mata said.At the middle school celebration, the students are congratulated.“It’s kind of an induction for our new students, so during the ceremony we will call up all of the newly accepted students. They receive a little ribbon that says AVID. We call it a spirit stick. Then they’ll get their contract. It will be read during the ceremony. The students and the parents both sign the contract committing to the obligations of AVID,” Mata said.She said the atmosphere is welcoming and they get to see the excitement of the program.“It’s a great place to honor them and welcome them into our family,” Mata said. If You Gocenter_img What: AVID celebrations.When: 6:30 p.m. Monday and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.Where: Odessa College Sports Center, 201 W. University Blvd. By admin – April 20, 2018 Twitter Pinterest AVID celebrations set this coming week Previous articleOPD seeks assistance locating lost vial of harmful chemicalNext articleMan charged with strangling girlfriend adminlast_img read more