Month: June 2021

A summer alcohol alternative

first_imgEmail Facebook Previous articleHungarian romance for MBNA music festNext articleBanana and pepper tarte tatin admin Print Twitter NewsA summer alcohol alternativeBy admin – April 21, 2011 482 center_img WhatsApp Linkedin Whether it’s enjoying long lazy days in the garden, trips to the beach or picnics in the park, for us, Summer is all about sharing time – hopefully in the sunshine – with our friends and family. Now you can make your perfect Summer’s day even better by sharing it with Shloer’s brand new Summer Fruit Punch. The limited edition flavour is light and fruity, perfectly refreshing on a sunny day.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It’s all in the serve. Befitting of the grandest garden party, or simpaly enjoyed at a Sunday Social barbeque, Shloer’s Summer Fruit Punch is best served ‘dressed to impress’. Conjure up the typical tastes of summer: mint leaves, slices of orange and cucumber and fresh juicy strawberries, all served in a jug over ice – perfect for sharing.Shloer is available in White Grape, Red Grape, Rose, Apple and White Grape, White Grape, Raspberry and Cranberry, White Grape and Elderflower and new Summer Fruit Punch. Advertisementlast_img read more

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City ‘to hold what it has’ in merger

first_imgLinkedin Benefits will also accrue LIMERICK City Council will gain in stature and its status is to be enhanced as a generator of growth in the new joint local authority arrangement.Commenting on Wednesday afternoon on the Environment Minister, Phil Hogan’s just released document on details of the new joint authority arrangement for Limerick City and County councils, Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up the mayor, who with the city manager recently met  with the minister in Dublin, said that overall, they are satisfied that the city is gaining from the new arrangement.“In a nutshell, the manager, Tom Mackey, said to me, ‘a good day’s work has been done’, and my own assessment from what I’ve read is that we hold what we have”.Under the new arrangement, the city will extend its boundary into the neighbouring urban areas, bringing its population immediately up to 100,000 and producing an accompanying increase in rates to the city.There are measures in place to reduce the commercial rate in the city.The document stresses that proposals are underway to ensure that the status, identity, character and heritage of the city are maintained and enhanced within the unified authority. There will be a  merger of relevant bodies  – city and county development boards, joint policing committees, enterprise boards.  It is also confirmed that arrangements are underway in consultation with the Limerick Regeneration agencies, to bring their administration under the aegis of the new joint management. Alignment of  the objectives of both authorities will be part of the transition towards a joint authority in the interest of the development of Limerick as a gateway city. Print Facebook Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img NewsLocal NewsCity ‘to hold what it has’ in mergerBy admin – July 28, 2011 639 Advertisement Email Previous articlePea and lettuce soupNext articleCllr Kiely ignored protocol – claim adminlast_img read more

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Newcastlewest man wins short story competition

first_imgFacebook NewsLocal NewsNewcastlewest man wins short story competitionBy Liam Togher – June 19, 2013 844 TAGSfeaturedFrancis McManusfull-imageliteratureMike Mac Domhnaillshort story Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Email Twitter Previous articleThat’s Limerick showcases city and county’s highlightsNext articleThomond swim set for July 20th Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing. WhatsApp Print No vaccines in Limerick yet center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Linkedin Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended A NEWCASTLEWEST man has won first prize in RTE Radio 1’s Francis MacManus Short Story Competition.Mike Mac Domhnaill claimed the honour for his story ‘Uncle Ned’, which will be broadcast on RTE Radio 1 next Tuesday June 24.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He will also receive €3,000 after his short story beat off competition from more than 600 other hopefuls to take the top prize.Mike has had his poetry published in a number of publications, including Nua Aois, An Cloigeann is a Luach and Dal gCais, as well as some local media.He had previously been shortlisted for the Francis MacManus competition in 2006, as well as for the Francis Ledwidge Competition last year.Mike, who writes in both English and Irish, has had a selection of his works published in recent years. First Irish death from Coronavirus Advertisement Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHLlast_img read more

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#Rathkeale Rovers gang leaders to be sentenced next month

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email LEADERS of the criminal gang known as the Rathkeale Rovers are to be sentenced in England next month after they were found guilty of plotting to steal more than €70 million worth of Chinese artefacts and rhino horns from museums.Four of the gang’s leaders were convicted of a number of offences at Birmingham Crown Court including thefts and burglaries at two museums in 2012.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up John “Kerry” O’Brien Jr, (26), Richard “Kerry” O’Brien, (31), Michael Hegarty, (43), and Daniel “Turkey” O’Brien, (45), were found guilty after ten of their associates were convicted at previous criminal trials.The exhibits that were stolen were initially valued at £17million but the court was told that those estimates had since increased to more than £55 million due to the “booming” Chinese auction market.The convicted members of the Rathkeale Rovers, who have family connections in the west Limerick town, were also convicted of thefts from an East Sussex Auction house and of organising the disposal of the stolen artefacts.Computers used to search the internet for information relating to the commission of the offences were found in Rathkeale.Other members of the gang who were previously convicted are aged between 28 and 68 and are from the UK and Northern Ireland with a number being from the same Rathkeale family, including Travellers’ rights campaigner Richard Sheridan (47) who has an address in Cambridgeshire.Sheridan was found in the company of another man who was known to regularly travel to Hong Kong and was found with £50,000 in the boot of a car.The trial heard that detectives have yet to recover any of the 18 jade exhibits stolen from one museum in April 2012.Derbyshire chief constable Mick Creedon, the UK national policing lead for organised crime, said: “This case starkly demonstrates the level of threat, the lengths criminal gangs will go to and the importance of law enforcement agencies sharing intelligence and working together.”One of the men convicted has already been jailed and completed his sentence while the other 13 gang members will be sentenced in April. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WhatsApp Twitter Advertisement News#Rathkeale Rovers gang leaders to be sentenced next monthBy Staff Reporter – March 2, 2016 1022 TAGSfeaturedlimerickRathkeale Roversrhino horns center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Previous article#ICYMI Sorry Cian, but I feel I’m drifting towards Sarah Jane’s embraceNext articleBogus charity collector stole from #Limerick pensioner Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print Linkedin 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 clashlast_img read more

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JT McNamara posthumously honoured at Mid West Press Ball

first_imgVictims of Loughill crash named Fine Gael select Byrne and O’Donnell for Limerick City There’s still a lot happening for Michael Noonan Print Twitter Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Media in the dock as €26 million courts complex opens for business Emotional farewell to crash victims WhatsAppcenter_img Advertisement Previous article50 new jobs for Limerick through Casa Systems IncNext articleGAA – Patrickswell into final, as Adare to face Ballybrown Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Rose Hynes, chair of Shannon Group presenting the Mid-West Media Merit award to Caroline McNamara, wife of the late jockey JT McNamara, with Minister for Finance Michael NoonanJT McNamara, the Limerick jockey who died tragically in July from injuries sustained in a fall, was the posthumous recipient of the biennial Shannon Group Media Merit award at the Mid-West Press Ball at the weekend.Presented by special guest Finance Minister and Shannon Group Chairman Rose Hynes to the late jockey’s wife Caroline, the late father of three was chosen for the award for the heroism he showed in battling injuries following his horrific fall at Cheltenham three years ago.Receiving the award at the charity ball at the Limerick Strand Hotel, the wife of the Croom, Co. Limerick jockey said that, thanks to the support and giving of many, everything that could be done was done for her late husband.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We as a family are evidence of the incredible work that charities do.  My mother and I – I say my mother as she was my and John’s backbone of support – can put our hands on our heart and say that we did everything we could for John,  to keep him at home and give him some quality of life.  We have no regrets.“We were able to do this because of the fund raising and support that we received form the public and we will always be humbled and grateful for that. I just hope that the public will continue to give to charities so that others like us can get the type of support we did.  Quite simply, John would never have been able to return home and live out his life with us, his family, were it not for the support of others.”Presenting the award, Minister Noonan said that the jockey was an inspiration to all whose lives are thrown into turmoil.  “It’s fair to say that JT just over three years ago faced one of the worst scenarios that anyone can face.  Yet, hearing his wife Caroline talking about how the injury brought him and his children closer over the last few years and the special time they had despite his difficulties, you get a great insight into the man.“I know Caroline’s mother from my time growing up in Loughill and they are great people and that certainly shone out in Caroline in the way she dealt with JT’s accident and passing.  Some people get dealt dreadful hands in life and it takes courage to play them as well as JT McNamara did.  It’s a tragedy that we are not here celebrating his success as a jockey but for all his did in his career and after his career, it’s fitting that he gets this award. I know Carloine.”Said Rose Hynes, Chairman of award sponsors Shannon Group:  “It is a great honour for Shannon Group to be associated with this award for JT. Everyone was struck by the massive sense of loss around JT’s death.  Caroline and children Dylan, Harry and Olivia have shown remarkable strength and courage in the most difficult of times. ”Press Ball Chairman Ron Kirwan said: “When we sat down to decide the recipient of the award, once JT’s name was mentioned, the decision was made.  The news of JT’s passing ripped through the heart of the region, the country and the entire horse racing world.  For a young man to die doing what he loved and for his livelihood is tragic to say the very least.“Since we asked Caroline to receive this award, our appreciation for her own bravery has deepened and it’s an award foremost for JT and the way he dealt with his horrific injuries but also for the great inspiration she showed as a wife and mother.”The Press Ball, which was first held in 1951, has raised hundreds of thousands of euro for charities and voluntary bodies across the Mid-West region.  This year’s event, which was held at the Strand Hotel, will see funds principally go to local children’s charities and services.  The event also honoured two long-serving members of regional media – Limerick Live95FM’s Len Dineen, who has been working in radio locally since the 1970s, and the Clare Champion’s Tony Mulvey, who has worked with the newspaper for all of 58 years. Email TAGSCarolineJT McNamaraMedia Merit AwardMichael NoonanMid West Press BallRose Hynes Facebook NewsJT McNamara posthumously honoured at Mid West Press BallBy Staff Reporter – October 3, 2016 1374 Top businesses honoured at Limerick Chamber awardslast_img read more

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Clare County Council seeking approval to designate the University of Limerick…

first_imgAdvertisement Nearly €40,000 allocated to combat illegal dumping in Limerick WhatsApp Previous articleFirearm seized at Limerick train stationNext articleLimerick writer Barney Sheehan passes away Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin Facebook Email Twitter University of Limerick awards seven students with Access Scholarships Awards Traffic measures for Meelick center_img The main building at the University of LimerickClare County Council is seeking Government approval to designate the University of Limerick (UL) campus in County Clare and the hinterland of the campus as an economic development zone with the capacity to generate 3,500 jobs.Elected Members and the Clare County Council Economic Development SPC today backed the South Clare Economic Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) proposal, which has been targeted and zoned in successive Clare County Development Plans.The Local Authority says the SDZ will be Europe’s first 21st Century  University Town providing for a full range of  living, working, amenity, social, cultural and recreational spaces integrated witha range of University facilities, including teaching, lear-ning and research.  The SDZ also will include the redevelopment and integration of the Errinagh canal, thereby providing the final inland waterway link between Lough Erne in County Fermanagh and Limerick City as well as the Shannon Estuary.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mayor of Clare, Councillor Tom McNamara, commented, “I welcome the fact that Clare County Council is working in close collaboration with the University of Limerick and other agencies in the delivery of an Economic Strategic Development Zone for South Clare.”“The establishment of a SDZ at this strategic location will be a catalyst for the further economic and social development of Ireland in line with national and regionalpolicy, including the ‘National Planning Framework –  Ireland 2040’ and ‘Limerick 2030 – An Economic and Spatial Plan for Limerick’,” said Pat Dowling, Chief Executive of Clare County Council.The SDZ site comprises the land area located north and east of the existing University campus in County Clare, bounded on its north by the corridor of the Limerick Northern Distributor Road and on its west by the Errinagh Canal.University of Limerick President, Dr Des Fitzgerald, commented, “University of Limerick is delighted to support Clare County Council’s application to Government for the establishment of this Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) adjacent to the north campus of the university. UL works closely with both Clare County Council and Limerick City and County Council to fulfil its strategic development responsibilities in the Mid West. This designation would position UL as the first university to participate in an economic SDZ, complementing our longstanding commitment to the economic development of our region.”Clare County Council will submit a formal application to Government for the designation of the South Clare Economic Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) in the coming weeks. If the application is successful, a detailed masterplan for the area will be developed by the Local Authority, in conjunction with UL, local landowners and other stakeholders.More about education here. Print NewsEducationClare County Council seeking approval to designate the University of Limerick campusBy Staff Reporter – April 10, 2018 2863 UL seeks people for physical activity study in Limerick University of Limerick unveil unique underwater robot RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSClare County CouncilDr. Des FitzgearldEconomic Developmentlocal authorityMayor Tom McNamaraUniversity of Limerick Limerick farmer led Gardaí to stolen property with €11 tracking devicelast_img read more

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Experience new technology in a fun and engaging way with UL…

first_imgPrint Linkedin Advertisement Facebook The UL Cybercamp was designed to give second-level students, ages 13 and up, the opportunity to learn and experience new technology in a fun and engaging way.This year we have moved the camps online where students can learn the basics of web design, get to build a simple computer game, and are introduced to programming with images and sounds. By giving students an insight to these ICT subjects in an engaging way at this stage of their education, they will be better informed about which areas they may wish to study in the future.There are three camps, Camp 1: 21st June to 2nd July, Camp 2: 28th June to 9th July, and Camp 3 : 5th July to 16th July. The camps are FREE thanks to funding from the HEA but spaces are limited. For more details and camp registration please visit our website: http://pslc.ul.ie/ulcco/Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up #LimerickPost #KeepingLimerickPosted #sc Emailcenter_img Twitter WhatsApp BusinessNewsExperience new technology in a fun and engaging way with UL CybercampBy Eric Fitzgerald – May 21, 2021 85 Previous articleLimerick Ladies Football confirm U14 squad for upcoming seasonNext article‘I was about two stone overweight’ – Hard work paying off for Treaty striker Hanlon Eric Fitzgeraldhttp://www.limerickpost.ieEric writes for the Entertainment Pages of Limerick Post Newspaper and edits the music blog www.musiclimerick.com where you can watch and listen to music happening in the city and beyond.last_img read more

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OPD sees rise in family violence during holidays

first_imgLocal News Pinterest Facebook OPD sees rise in family violence during holidays WhatsApp By admin – January 3, 2018 Twitter Dumped tires sit on the side of W. 3rd st. near Fortune 500 Avenue in West Odessa. Christmas is a time of year that brings families together, as people sometimes travel across the country to spend their morning exchanging gifts with their loved ones. But for some, Christmas can be a great time of stress for family members, and sometimes even violence.Between the period of Dec. 26 and Dec. 28, Odessa Police Department records show officers filed about 23 separate charges related to family violence or crimes committed against family members. Eight of those charges were issued on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.OPD Spokesman Cpl. Steve LeSueur said it’s not unusual to see a rise in family violence charges around this time of year, and they usually have a high amount of domestic disturbance calls. He said the rise in the charges can be attributed mostly to the large amount of family members visiting from out of town, causing an increase in crime, both related and unrelated to family violence.LeSueur added that OPD conducts several assignments during the holiday season and increases their patrol numbers to handle this increase in disturbance calls.Karen Hildebrand, Executive Director of the Crisis Center of West Texas, said that while their shelter in Odessa usually sees a decrease in the number of women staying with them during the holiday season, there does seem to be a rise in domestic violence incidents nationally.“Because people are trying to stay together for the holidays, there does seem to be an uptick in the number of incidents due to financial strain, families in close quarters during the holidays, and an increased use of alcohol possibly related to the holidays,” Hildebrand said.Hildebrand added that the best way to prevent domestic violence from happening is to seek help. The Crisis Center of West Texas offers several services including free counseling, support groups and case managers, she added.“We know that children are the most impacted by witnessing domestic violence in their homes and we don’t want that to happen,” she said. “The best way to do that is to reach out for help.”The Crisis Center of West Texas has a 24-hour hotline for issues related to domestic violence or sexual assault and can be reached at 1-866-627-4747. They also accept walk-ins for crisis intervention and advocacy between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at their office at 910-B S. Grant Ave.More InformationThe Crisis Center: ccwtx.org Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Previous articleTEXAS VIEW: Plan to protect public should be publicNext articleI-20 passing lanes closed for construction adminlast_img read more

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DAILY OIL PRICE: Feb. 8

first_img Previous articleUPDATE: Council to call election on board changes, struggle continues over dateNext articleCity, hospital sales tax collections rise admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Slap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasseroleFoolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinSouthern Style Potato SaladPowered By 10 Sec Croissant Breakfast Sandwich Casserole NextStay WhatsApp Octopus Energy U.S. to Discount Customers’ Bills by as Much as 90% Facebook Twitter Pinterest Home Local News Business DAILY OIL PRICE: Feb. 8 Crude Oil: 61.15 (-.64)Nymex MTD AVG: 64.0788.Natural Gas: 2.697 (-.005).Gasoline: 1.7650 (-0.0010).Spreads: March/Apr. (+.21) Apr./May (+.32).Plains WTI Posting: 57.75 (-.50). WhatsAppcenter_img Snap Inc. to Participate in the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference 2021 Pinterest Twitter Local NewsBusiness DAILY OIL PRICE: Feb. 8 Rattler Midstream: 4Q Earnings Snapshot Congressman Mike Conaway talks to the Odessa American on Jan. 7, 2018. By admin – February 8, 2018 Facebooklast_img read more

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DAILY OIL PRICE: April 6

first_img WhatsApp Congressman Mike Conaway talks to the Odessa American on Jan. 7, 2018. Facebook Octopus Energy U.S. to Discount Customers’ Bills by as Much as 90% Snap Inc. to Participate in the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference 2021 By admin – April 6, 2018 Previous articleFive things you need to know today, April 6Next articlePermian Basin rig count rises, national count soars admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Summer Spaghetti SaladSlap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasseroleUpside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakePowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Twittercenter_img Facebook Local NewsBusiness DAILY OIL PRICE: April 6 Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Rattler Midstream: 4Q Earnings Snapshot Home Local News Business DAILY OIL PRICE: April 6 Crude Oil: 62.06 (-1.48)Nymex MTD AVG: 63.0688.Natural Gas: 2.701 (+.026).Gasoline: 1.9547 (-0.0269).Spreads: May/June (+.04) June/July (+.14).Plains WTI Posting: 58.50 (-1.50).last_img read more

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