Dooradoyle resident pens history novel

first_imgCelebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Previous articleGearóid hoping to pull his weight in marathonNext articleDelta take off Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Twitter TAGSKieran GintyMusic Limericknovel #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Print WhatsApp Linkedin Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up NewsCommunityDooradoyle resident pens history novelBy Guest Writer – May 2, 2013 1076 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Advertisement Kieran GintyA NOVEL dealing with one of the most dramatic periods in Irish history has been penned by a Dooradoyle resident.  Kieran Ginty wrote  ‘The Boys of Ballycroy’ – a story of how seven friends cope with the arrival of three conflicts – World War I, the Irish War of Independence and The Irish Civil War. Limerick is featured in the book citing some of the events that occurred in the city during the ‘Black and Tan’ period. Originally from Mayo, Kieran took up writing as a hobby. The father of two is works as a full-time public servant.  The 42-year-old first came to Limerick in 1989 to study public administration in UL. ‘The Boys of Ballycroy’ is now available in O’Mahonys book shop. Email New Music: 40Hurtzlast_img read more

Unemployment in Limerick now lowest since 2008

first_imgLimerick mayor must have real powers to drive transport strategy Email Print Twitter More than €1 Million allocated to Limerick homeowners this year through energy efficiency grants WhatsApp First directly elected mayor vote could take place in 2021 BusinessNewsPoliticsUnemployment in Limerick now lowest since 2008By Editor – May 8, 2017 1443 Senator Maria ByrneThe Live Register in Limerick has fallen by 15.6% since this time last year. Overall there has been a decrease of 47.2% since the launch of Fine Gael’s Action Plan for Jobs in February 2012.Commenting on these figures, Fine Gael Senator, Maria Byrne said: “The national unemployment rate now stands at 6.2 %, down from a peak of 15.2% in 2012, as highlighted by my colleague, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor earlier this week. The Live Register has declined by 40% nationally since we launched the Action Plan for Jobs in early 2012.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Thankfully this is not just a national success story; Limerick is also benefitting from the trend of falling unemployment.“CSO figures show that the Live Register in Limerick has fallen by 15.6% since April last year. Overall the Live Register has decreased by 47.2% here in Limerick since the launch of Fine Gael’s Action Plan for Jobs in February 2012.“The number of persons on the Live Register in April 2017 is the lowest number recorded in the seasonally adjusted series since October 2008.“We must ensure that this trend continues for the well-being of all our people.“In February we launched the Action Plan for Jobs 2017 to help creates jobs for all who seek one.For rural Ireland only 70% of the new jobs added in 2016 were outside Dublin and the Action Plan for 2017 will continue with this focus.“Each new job created in Limerick is another family looking forward to a brighter future. Fine Gael in Government continues to prioritise job creation, because we believe that only a strong economy, supporting people at work, can pay for the services needed to improve people’s lives here in Limerick and around the country,” Senator Byrne concluded. Facebookcenter_img TAGSLive RegisterSenator Maria Byrne Previous articleThree year funding delay for LEADER projectsNext articleRemarkable day in the life of Maz and Bricks Editor Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Live Register in County Limerick down 64 per cent since 2011 Linkedin Process to install second MRI scanner at UHL is underway 16% drop in Limerick live register figureslast_img read more