Families welcome improved respite service

first_imgFacebook Linkedin Advertisement AFTER a near year-long campaign, respite facilities in Limerick have been returned to their former capacity.  Additional services are also being provided. Families affected by the cuts implemented last June, which resulted in a reduction of over 50% in respite services, received letters from Bawnmore this week confirming that the facility would be fully restored for the remainder of the year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Delighted with the development Sarah Hurley, a lead figure in the campaign to restore respite in Limerick, and in her late 70s, has cared for her son, John, 38 who suffers from Down Syndrome, at home all of his life.  “The service had been cut to three days per month, but has now been restored to one week per month, along with an additional week during the summer,” she told the Limerick PostShe believes that a meeting held with the new Minister for Disability Kathleen Lynch in recent months was key to the restoration.“She realised how badly the service was needed and how much money parents who use respite are saving the State, by caring for their children at home.- I’m very relieved as the cuts should never have happened.“I’m optimistic that we will have full respite in the future and I’m looking forward to my first week-long break shortly and John is also looking forward to seeing all his friends at the house.”.Owen South has also been a key figure in the  campaign for restoration of respite.“It will actually be better than it was, as there will be an extra week respite in the summer and emergency cover, which wasn’t there before, if a parent falls ill.“We were very optimistic after meeting with Minister Kathleen Lynch, that she would put her words into actions and the full funding appears to have been restored. It’s been a long campaign but we had to stick to it as this was a basic right that was taken away”.Both Ms. Hurley and Mr. South praised the efforts of deputies Kieran O’Donnell and Jan O’Sullivan, the local HSE and Norma Bagge of the Brothers of Charity.Deputy O’Sullivan expressed her delight at the outcome.“Over 60 families were directly affected by the recent cuts in funding, resulting in their campaigning publicly for funding and support.“The Brothers of Charity provide a first class service in Limerick, and the anger expressed by people all over the city was clearly evident following the closure of the respite service –  it is wonderful to have it restored.” Twitter Printcenter_img WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsFamilies welcome improved respite serviceBy admin – May 19, 2011 541 Email Previous articleGarda ombudsman to investigate Punches Cross collisionNext articleMoney scams rampant in Limerick adminlast_img read more

Local hoteliers rest easier as occupancy up

first_img Previous articleMurray gets nod at nine for openerNext article‘New moral low’ as graveside visitor robbed admin Facebook Print Linkedin Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img HARD work and ingenuity is paying off for Limerick’s hoteliers, who have driven business up after getting in bed with tourism attractions and restaurateurs to cut deals.According to the Mid-West Hotel Federation branch of the Hotel Federation of Ireland, Limerick is now “the most competitively priced tourist city in terms of hotel prices in the country”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Chairman of the Mid-West branch, Clare hotelier Michael Vaughan, said that the work being done by the city’s hotels is to be applauded. “They have got together with the tourism attractions, such as Thomond Park and the restaurants and done deals for packages. They have sought funding for marketing and brochures and it’s paying off. The latest report is that there is an increase of three per cent in occupancy year on year,” Michael told The Limerick Post.He was speaking in the wake of the publication of the release of the latest hotel figures from STL Global for Dublin, which show that rates being charged in the capital are up by 5.4 per cent. “There is a two-pronged recovery. One is the kind of recovery seen in Dublin and aside from the fact that it is a capital city, there have also been massive investments in attractions like the Aviva stadium and the Grand Canal Theatre. Limerick is recovering in terms of occupancy”.There is also increased activity in terms of coach tour business in the city, the hotels representative said. “Limerick is probably now the most competitively priced tourist city in Ireland”. The improvement is welcomed in the entire region, Michael said, as Limerick “has underperformed for the last 10 years. The Mid-West branch (of the IHF) had identified Limerick city tourism as the single biggest tourism difficulty in the region. If Limerick improves its tourism draw, then that brings people into the region”. Email NewsLocal NewsLocal hoteliers rest easier as occupancy upBy admin – September 13, 2011 466 Advertisementlast_img read more

Concern in Limerick over Ballyhahill shooting

first_imgNewsCrime & CourtConcern in Limerick over Ballyhahill shootingBy Alan Jacques – June 12, 2014 841 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter TAGSAdare-Rathkeale municipal districtBallyhahillCllr Emmett O’BrienlimerickNewcastle West Gardai Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisement Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories WhatsApp Emailcenter_img Cllr Emmett O’BrienA SHOOTING incident in the village of Ballyhahill last week has increased the growing sense of fear and isolation within the local community, according to a local public representative.Gardai in Newcastle West are investigating an incident last Friday morning when a volley of shots was discharged at a house in the village. No one was injured and it is understood the house may have been unoccupied at the time.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Independent councillor for the Rathkeale-Adare area, Emmett O’Brien described the incident as alarming and says it comes only weeks after he called for a sergeant to be assigned to Askeaton Garda Station.“This incident only increases the growing sense of fear and isolation that people feel in this constituency and we need quick and decisive action from the government to give the Gardaí more resources.“The local Gardai are doing their best with limited resources but not having a permanent and highly visible presence is having profound social consequences for the people of Askeaton, Foynes and Ballyhahill,” he said.He says that increased patrol hours and increased Garda visibility is needed in communities across County Limerick.“This will not only give comfort to the locals but will also give solid support to local Gardai who are working so hard to prevent crime,” he suggested.Witnesses to the shooting should contact Newcastle West Gardaí on 061-20650. Facebook Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Previous articleNew Limerick councillors show their word is goodNext articleHorslips to play Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Win cinema tickets

first_imgFILM REVIEW – Zombieland 2: Double Tap FILM REVIEW: Ad Astra Film makers attending ‘Land Without God’ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Twitter Email Previous articleLimerick nail gun attack case sent to Special Criminal CourtNext articleFormer Munster rugby star avoids jail term over assault Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Win more than €1,000 wedding prize for one lucky couple with Strand Hotel and Matthew Stephens Jewellers NewsLocal NewsWin cinema ticketsBy Alan Jacques – October 28, 2016 625 center_img Linkedin Print Facebook ODEON Limerick is this week giving away one pair of tickets and two large combo meals for a film of your choice at their cinema at the Castletroy Shopping Centre.To be in with a chance, answer the following question and email your answer to [email protected] by 9am on Tuesday, November 1.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Who directed ‘Ouija: Origin of Evil’?A. John CarpenterB. Sam RaimiC. Mike Flanagan FILM REVIEW: Joker WhatsApp FILM REVIEW: 1917 TAGScompetitionOdeon CinemaOdeon LimerickOuijaOuija: Origin of Evil last_img read more

Information evening to be held about new youth club in Kilcornan

first_imgFancy footwork at the South Court Hotel WhatsApp Advertisement Kilcornan comes out dancing Facebook Print Psychology expert gives advice on coping with an ‘anxiety pandemic’ Previous article​The Queen of the Circus to lead this year’s Limerick St Patrick’s Day ParadeNext articleOver €411,000 in funding for Limerick roads under Local Improvement Scheme says Fine Gael senator Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Read Your Mind launches in Limerick City and County Libraries Twittercenter_img NewsCommunityInformation evening to be held about new youth club in KilcornanBy Staff Reporter – February 27, 2018 2540 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kilcornan community threaten drastic action Limerick Youth Service Parents/guardians of young people, some of whom may be engaged with the Mid-West Disability Service, are invited to an information evening on the opening of a new youth club at Kilcornan Community Centre, on Wednesday, March 7th at 7:30pm.Run in partnership with Limerick Youth Service (LYS) and the local community, the youth club will provide a safe space for young people with additional needs to spend time with people their own age and, if they wish, take part in fun activities, programmes and day trips.‘For teenagers with additional needs such as autism, anxiety and dyspraxia, socialising and meeting new people can be very challenging,’ said Anne Hennessy, Kilcornan Youth ClubSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up ‘This new youth club will be specially catered for these young people and is a much needed social outlet for them,’ added Ms. Hennessy.The information evening is an ideal opportunity for parents/guardians to learn more about the club while staff from LYS will be there to speak about the important role a youth club plays in the lives of young people.The team from LYS will also speak about the process of building a youth club from recruitment and training of volunteers to engaging with young people and above all, having fun!‘We have over four decades of experience in developing and supporting volunteer led youth clubs including working with young people with additional needs,’ said Maurice Walsh, LYS.‘We are looking forward to working with Anne and all in Kilcornan in providing this much needed outlet for young people,’ said Mr. Walsh, Youth Work Manager.For more information please contact LYS’ Youth Information service at [email protected] or call 061-412444 or 083-1726898.More about community here. Email Linkedin NAPD give tips to avoid Leaving Cert anxiety. TAGSAnxietyaustismdyspraxiaKilcornan Community CentreMid- West Disability Service last_img read more

Second plane carrying vital medical equipment lands at Shannon Airport

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleGardai seize 11 vehicles in 24 hour period at COVID-19 checkpoints in LimerickNext articleA sharp shock of electro / indie – New music from Limerick duo Pity Of The Sea Meghann Scully WhatsApp Linkedin Second plane carrying vital medical equipment lands at Shannon AirportA second Qatar Airways cargo plane carrying vital medical equipment from China landed at Shannon Airport today.The plane touched down at Shannon at 1.00 pm and was the second consignment to arrive in Shannon in under a week.Among the medical equipment on board were ICU ventilators, masks and thermometers for distribution to frontline workers around Ireland in the fight against COVID-19.This follows a delivery of ICU ventilators and hospital beds which arrived in Shannon on a Qatar plane on 3rd April.Qatar Airways is one of the world’s largest cargo operators and has an extensive network of more than 160 destinations using both freight and passenger flights.The airline resumed flights to China on 30th March to support the global supply chain, which includes the transportation of urgent medical relief aid, essential to the global fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.Commenting on this latest consignment Mary Considine, CEO Shannon Group, which operates Shannon Airport said: “As an essential service our airport remains open to facilitate cargo and repatriation flights at this unprecedented time.“We were delighted to facilitate the arrival of this second and much welcomed consignment of urgently needed medical supplies.” she said. Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email LimerickNewsSecond plane carrying vital medical equipment lands at Shannon AirportBy Meghann Scully – April 10, 2020 323 center_img TAGSCoronaviruscovid19Keeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostShannon airport Advertisement Print Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Limerick on alert as city hit by Covid outbreaks

first_imgGovernment announces phased easing of public health restrictions hand sanitiserAs the government announced tighter restrictions on communities after a spike in Coronavirus cases, Limerick was dealing with further outbreaks of the deadly virus.The Limerick Post can reveal that University Hospital Limerick (UHL), Hanratty’s Direct Provision Centre and St Patrick’s GAA Club are the latest to be hit by Covid-19.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up As UHL announced measures to tackle an outbreak of the virus on one of its medical wards, the HSE confirmed it was in the process of managing another Covid-19 cluster at a direct provision centre in the city.The HSE told the Limerick Post that a letter sent to residents at Hanratty’s Hostel was “a standard letter that we use when there is a number of cases in a congregated setting”.Management at the centre, located on Glentworth Street, which had 212 residents on the books, declined to comment.St Patrick’s GAA Club, meanwhile, joined a growing list of local sports clubs who had announced they were testing or had players test positive for Covid-19, including Claughaun, Ahane and Cratloe GAA clubs as well as Shannon, Old Crescent and Munster Rugby.On Wednesday morning, St Patrick’s confirmed that “a player from an adult group, who trained with others in an outdoor setting” had contracted the virus.The player is considered low/casual risk and the club is working with the HSE and the Limerick County Board to deal with the issue.An outbreak control team was established at UHL after two Covid-19 cases, involving a patient and a staff member, were confirmed on Tuesday.Staff who have been identified as contacts were asked to self-isolate while further testing and contact tracing continued.Meanwhile, in what was a first for fee-paying Glenstal Abbey School, international pupils were welcomed into a period of self-isolation in Murroe, ahead of the start of the new school term.“The first of our students from outside Ireland have been arriving over the weekend, to spend their 14-day period of restricted movement here in Glenstal. It is great to see students back in our school at last! #iloveboarding #growatglenstal,” Glenstal tweeted. Advertisement Covid antibody testing opens to public at Shannon Airport Linkedin Mass COVID testing to take place at University of Limerick following fresh outbreak of virus among student population Previous articleProtobaby’s Twisted Words – new single and album on the wayNext articleLimerick Post Show | Singer songwriter Dáwna David Raleigh RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email NewsLimerick on alert as city hit by Covid outbreaksBy David Raleigh – August 20, 2020 2091 center_img WhatsApp Twitter Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Facebook Limerick health chiefs urge public not to withhold information on virus contacts, as they investigate “complex and serious outbreaks” across midwest region Institute of Public Health addresses loneliness as a challenge to national health in light of Covid-19 restrictions Print TAGSCoronavirusCovid 19healthIrelandLimerick City and CountyNationalNews last_img read more

Chambers unite in support of Shannon Airport

first_imgCHAMBERS representing businesses that directly support over 100,000 jobs across the Mid-Wet and West have united in one voice in a submission to government today for supports to help Shannon Airport navigate the current crisis and establish a new model for aviation in Ireland.The submission from Ennis, Galway, Limerick and Shannon chambers, which collectively represents 1,358 businesses across the Shannon Airport catchment, the proposals have been forwarded today to Transport Minister Eamon Ryan ahead of a meeting sought by the group with him last week.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The chambers, in their joint submission, state that the ability of firms located in Ireland to do business internationally, and the attractiveness of Ireland for foreign firms, labour, and tourists depends on aviation.  “As such, the business community in the Mid-West and West of Ireland is deeply concerned following recent decisions by Delta and United Airlines not to resume flights from Shannon Airport in 2021.“These concerns have been further exacerbated by recent reports regarding the potential transfer of Aer Lingus aircraft serving routes to the US and UK away from Shannon Airport to alternative UK regional airports,” the submission states.The chambers say that Ireland’s travel restrictions are among the most restrictive in Europe and the longer these restrictions are in place, the greater the risk they pose to our competitiveness and future economic recovery.“While the business communities of the Mid-West and West appreciate that public health advice must take priority, we cannot ignore the fact that government-imposed travel restrictions are forcing airlines to make decisions that will have severe repercussions for regional economies. It is now time for the government to intervene and provide a support package for stricken airlines in order to ensure our connectivity into the future.”The chambers call on government to adopt a strategic approach to support for airlines that are struggling to cope with the impact of COVID-19 and to follow the footsteps of Austria and France by ensuring that any support package has strong environmental conditions attached.They also urge Minister Ryan to take the opportunity to advance the main objective of Project Ireland 2040 through the attachment of binding conditions for strategic route development into regional airports that will assist in addressing the regional economic imbalances.They outline seven asks that cover both the current crisis and the need to adopt new aviation policy measures that will enable growth at airports in the regions, in line with the objectives of Project Ireland 2040.The specific asks are:As soon as public health advice allows, implement fully the recommendations of the Aviation Recovery TaskforceProvide support packages for airlines who will maintain and develop routes from Irish regional airports. Any such supports should have conditionalities attached regardingNew route development into strategic markets to strengthen regional airport connectivityTargets on carbon emission reductionsIn support of Regional Spatial Economic Strategy, undertake an assessment of economic activity around regional airports to identify the strategic routes that present the highest economic value for the corresponding regional economiesAlign the Regional Airports Programme with EU criteria so that both Shannon and Cork airports can access capital supportsAlign National Aviation Policy with Project Ireland 2040 and strengthen the role of airports as key strategic assets for balanced regional development. The business communities call for the establishment of an independent body with statutory oversight for balanced air traffic development across the Irish airport network.Specifically relating to operations at Shannon Airport, the chamber further requests the government to:Urgently appoint Chair to lead Shannon GroupIn addition to direct Government funding, allow cross subsidisation to use profits from other divisions within the group in support of strategic route and cargo operations development to ensure the long term-viability of Shannon Airport.“The critical importance of Transatlantic and European routes with Aer Lingus into Shannon airport cannot be overstated,” the submission states. “This connectivity to other markets is vital for FDI and indigenous businesses operating across Industry and Tourism in the Mid-West and West.“As we continue to navigate through the economic crisis caused by COVID-19, we urge the Minister to ensure that these links to vital markets are protected and new routes developed in support of economic recovery.” Previous articleWATCH: Bermingham “thrilled with result, not so much the performance”Next article#ThrowbackThursday: This week’s look back at our Out & About photos Meghann Scully Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisement Email Twittercenter_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live LimerickNewsChambers unite in support of Shannon AirportBy Meghann Scully – September 10, 2020 188 TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostShannon airport Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Hays teacher heading to NASA next month

first_img Pinterest Hays teacher heading to NASA next month By admin – May 18, 2018 WhatsApp Facebook Twitter 1 of 2 Pinterest Hays Steam Academy Fifth grade teacher Amanda Webber was selected for the LiftOff Summer Institute to be held at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas this summer. This nationally competitive program sponsored by NASA’s Texas Space Grant Consortium selects teachers who want to increase their knowledge of science, technology, engineering, art and math through space education. Hays Steam Academy Fifth grade teacher Amanda Webber was selected for the LiftOff Summer Institute to be held at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas this summer. This nationally competitive program sponsored by NASA’s Texas Space Grant Consortium selects teachers who want to increase their knowledge of science, technology, engineering, art and math through space education. WhatsApp Previous articleTEXAS VIEW: Now it’s tee time in southern DallasNext articleMidland event kicks off today admin Facebook The workshops center on aerospace or space science themes drawn from NASA’s engineering and scientific research programs, the release said.The weeklong institute also includes hands-on activities, field investigations and presentations by NASA scientists and engineers working on various missions, the release said.Webber said about 60 teachers are expected to attend and she’s excited about it. The Ector County Independent School District innovation department sent an email out about the opportunity and Hays STEAM Academy Principal Amy Anderson emailed it to teachers on campus.“I’m a nerdy teacher and science is a passion,” Webber said.Plus, she added that she’s always trying to continue her education and this would give her a chance to show her students what she’s learned and how to apply it to what they’re learning.“They ask us to bring a lesson plan to share. That way, we can get ideas from each other, from all these teachers across the nation and then (focus) on the applications of the science, math and engineering in the real world and outer space,” Webber said.LiftOff is a collaborative effort of the Texas Space Grant Consortium members and affiliates, NASA and industry.Getting some real-world experience to bring back to her students is going to be really neat, she said.The goal is even if the students don’t turn out to be a NASA scientist, they can be the teacher that inspires the next one, she said.Webber said she was surprised to be selected.“When I first applied, I thought it was just Texas. Then I started reading the information they sent after I was accepted and realized it was nationwide,” she said.It’s recommended that teachers bring an extra suitcase.She’s also signed up to be certified to work with moon rocks.Chief Innovation Officer Jason Osborne said he was pleased Webber was accepted to the LiftOff Summer Institute and to have her represent the district and community at the Johnson Space Center.“It’s a real honor and we’re excited too to learn from her when she comes back with a lot of new ideas things that the district can use …,” Osborne said.He said he found out about the institute because he’s in a NASA email community so they blast out opportunities sometimes. Osborne said he forwarded it on to the staff.He added that there are many things teachers can get involved in.Osborne said the district will again be involved in the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program. The Texas Space Grant Consortium has agreed to grant ECISD $10,000 toward that program for the coming year.Students from Falcon Early College High School are going to Washington, D.C., at the end of June to present their work in front of scientists from NASA.Osborne said his office also is in the process of creating a professional development for teachers at Tulane University’s medical campus in July to tackle tissue engineering.He said there also is a possibility of sending teachers to the University of Texas at Austin to work with Kate Biberdorf, who was here in April to present “Fun with Chemistry.” Twitter Texas Space Grant Consortiu,Hays STEAM Academy fifth-grade science teacher Amanda Webber is heading to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston this summer for the LiftOff Summer Institute.STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art and math.Selection for LiftOff, which will include teachers from across the nation, is competitive. Set for June 24 through June 29, it is sponsored by NASA’s Texas Space Grant Consortium.With a theme of “Reach New Heights, Reveal the Unknown, Benefit all Humankind!,” it will give Webber and her fellow teachers a chance to attend workshops and work with professional scientists and engineers who are working on space exploration, a news release said. Local NewsEducationlast_img read more

Wells Fargo & Company Announces Full Redemption of its Series I Preferred Stock and…

first_img WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness TAGS  Twitter Facebook Pinterest Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 10, 2021 center_img WhatsApp Wells Fargo & Company Announces Full Redemption of its Series I Preferred Stock and the 5.80% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Normal Wachovia Income Trust Securities of Wachovia Capital Trust III Twitter Financial documents Pinterest Previous articleEntercom Communications to Report 2020 Fourth Quarter Financial Results, Host Conference Call on February 24Next articleRegulus Therapeutics Announces Completion of Enrollment in First Cohort of Phase 1b Clinical Trial of RGLS4326 for the Treatment of Patients with Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more