News briefs from Tuesday September 7

first_imgLinkedin Print Advertisement Facebook Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img A NATIONAL strike in France has forced both Ryanair and Aer Lingus to cancel flights to and from the European country this Tuesday causing travel disruption to many. Reports are that up to two million people are taking part in the action of pension reforms and a crackdown on illegal immigrants. Ryanair said many flights will not run as scheduled with cancellations and delays. Aer Lingus have cancelled some flights but all passengers are advised to travel to the airports as normal. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up —–POOR design and lenghty delays have been highlighted as the causes for the underspend of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund according to a reporting investigation carried out by the Financial Times. The fund  includes some €17 million euro that was set aside to help workers who lost their jobs when Dell closed the factory in Raheen, Limerick. The entire fund has some €2 billion euro at its disposal yet only €140million has been spent to date.—–AN Umbrella Group to represent the St. Mary’s Community is to be launched on September 7 by one of its most famous sons, former rugby international, Anthony Foley. After facilitation provided by the PAUL Partnership, representatives from many different groups got together to form the initial Umbrella Group, covering an area comprising King’s Island, the oldest community in Limerick, as well as a portion of Corbally. These initial members have worked to establish a constitution and a framework which aspires to attract a broad and diverse range of community based voluntary interest groups in the Parish – Residents Groups, Sports Clubs, Environmental Groups, Senior Citizens, etc. – to come together to achieve its objective of becoming the unified voice of St. Mary’s Community. All community groups operating in the area are expected to participate. The unofficial motto is One Voice – One Community, reflecting its role as a forum to express itself on all issues affecting it and bring these concerns to the powers that be – Government, City Council, Regeneration, Gardai, HSE, etc. Music will be provided at the launch at the Absolute Hotel by St. Mary’s Prize Fife and Drum Band – whose 125th anniversary is to be marked at the ceremony by a special presentation- and by St. Mary’s Parents Folk Choir. NewsLocal NewsNews briefs from Tuesday September 7By admin – September 7, 2010 521 Email Previous article‘Give us a lifeline’- asylum seekersNext articleIRFU amend Autumn international ticket package prices adminlast_img read more

Al has been to the Moon once but is coming to…

first_imgWhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live NewsLocal NewsAl has been to the Moon once but is coming to Limerick for third visitBy Alan Jacques – April 21, 2016 855 Facebook Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Advertisement Previous articleSinging at The Stormy Teacup, Mr Nile St JamesNext articleA tank-less job for Irish Water in King’s Island area of Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Printcenter_img Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGSAl WordenApollo 15limerickLough GurStrand Hotel Al Worden on his most recent visit to his beloved Lough Gur.Al Worden on his most recent visit to his beloved Lough Gur.ASTRONAUT Alfred ‘Al’ Worden has been to the Moon, but Lough Gur in County Limerick has made such an impression on him that he is now returning for his third visit.This July, some 45 years after the Apollo 15 lunar mission, Worden, the great-grandson of a Lough Gur native, returns to his spiritual home.During a recent visit to County Limerick he said: “When I visited Lough Gur last year, my only thought was how do I get back here again. I am greatly interested in Lough Gur as I believe that the evidence left by our ancestors can show us where we are going to in our future. They greatly understood the night sky and through the monuments reflected its greatness.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Michigan native, now 84, performed the first deep-space EVA ( a spacewalk made outside a craft orbiting Earth) during Apollo 15’s homeward journey in 1971. He is one of only 24 people to have flown to the moon, and in 2011, his memoir ‘Falling To Earth’ made the LA Times Bestseller list.On July 16, the spaceman comes travelling back to Limerick to give a lecture on his historic mission to the moon at The Strand Hotel Sky Room from 6.30 to 9.30pm. Tickets are limited to 100 for this exclusive event.by Alan [email protected] Twitter Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more