WATCH: “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 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 opener
OUTPUT, one of New York City’s more popular electronic-based dance clubs, will close its doors for good in a few weeks. The venue, located in the rapidly developing neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn across the street from the Brooklyn Bowl, announced on Tuesday that it will permanently close effective on January 1st, 2019. According to the venue’s announcement shared late Tuesday morning, changes in “social trends” and the ever-growing concert landscape in New York City are the two main reasons for its demise.“It is that inevitable time of night when the last song has faded and the lights are coming up to signal the end of an epic journey… and just like that – poof – the party is over,” it reads in the lengthy statement shared by the venue’s founders and operators Nicolas Matar, Bo Pittman, and Shawn Schwartz. “This sudden turn of events may seem shocking to many, but for those of us watching from the inside, we have seen the writing on the wall for some time. A confluence of factors contributed to the club’s misfortune; rapidly shifting social trends, unfavorable market conditions and weakening financial outlooks coincided with the simultaneous emergence of multiple existential challenges unique to the club’s circumstances.”The statement continues in admitting that the only way OUTPUT could survive this period would be as a result of drastic changes implemented from the inner workings of the business. Such changes would “betray the mission on which the brand was founded,” as the team put it, meaning the club owners are choosing to die, rather than adapt.In all fairness, the entire geo-economic landscape of the north Brooklyn area has experienced drastic shift in recent years with the gentrification of the Williamsburg waterfront and new presence of big businesses like Apple and Whole Foods.One of the other big factors presumably impacting the decision to close the multi-level club could be the impending shutdown of the city’s L-Train subway line, which is expected to have an inescapable effect on local businesses in the Williamsburg area when it stops running between Brooklyn and Manhattan next spring.Fans can visit the venue’s website for a schedule of remaining events as 2018.This isn’t the first time that a beloved New York City concert venue has closed its doors in recent years. The Grateful Dead-themed bar/venue that was known as American Beauty NYC closed its doors for good back on January 1st of this year, primarily as a result of conflicting real estate plans.