Mixed feelings over M&S announcement

first_img Previous articleParents struggling to meet school costsNext articleOpinion – Game Over, Ball Burst 10/8/13 John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Facebook #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ NewsMixed feelings over M&S announcementBy John Keogh – August 8, 2013 602 TAGSM&SMusic LimerickParkway Valley Linkedin Advertisement Printcenter_img Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick New Music: 40Hurtz Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Email THIS week’s announcement that M&S is set to open a flagship store on the site of the former Parkway Valley development has generated varying reactions among the city’s public representatives and business community.Limerick Chamber welcomed the move, which it said would “contribute to an enhanced retail provision in the region and reinforce Limerick as the largest retail centre in the Mid West”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up However, Chamber CEO Maria Kelly said that the right location for the retail chain would be in Limerick city centre.“It is important to highlight that any development in the Parkway Valley is subject to planning consent and we understand that significant hurdles need to be overcome before anything can happen.”“With all the positive developments that are happening in Limerick, Marks & Spencer are right to be looking at locating a flagship store here but the right strategic move would be for M&S to locate in the city centre.”Ms Kelly pointed out that until the recent plans to develop Arthur’s Quay were finalised, the city did not have a suitable location to accommodate the retail chain.She concluded: “Limerick is an up and coming city that is going through an exciting transformation, we have a new and engaged management team in our joint local authority and an ambitious economic masterplan that sets out a vision for Limerick to 2030.“Therefore the Chamber would welcome and invite M&S to review all viable and potentially more attractive city centre sites in informing their locational decision.”Retail Excellence Ireland said it was disappointed that the flagship store will not be in Limerick city centre.REI Chief Executive David Fitzsimons said he hoped that M&S would change its plans.He added: “There are significant plans in place to revive Limerick City, including the redevelopment of the Arthur’s Quay Shopping Centre which will provide adequate space for retailers requiring a large retail footprint.“Limerick, like many towns and cities, has experienced significant out of town development and a town and city centre first approach is a priority. Retailers like M&S would add greatly to the city retail mix and we very much hope that the retailer reconsiders their plans.”Meanwhile, city councillor Joe Leddin said the decision was “a massive vote of confidence in Limerick and indeed the Mid West region providing a massive boost to the retail sector”.Regarding its location, the Labour councillor believes that there is “a huge opportunity” to locate the 72,000 square foot site in the city centre.“The redevelopment of the city depends on private sector investment and now we have a multinational retailer committed to Limerick. The recently published GVA report identified the area around and including Arthurs Quay Park as a prime site totally underdeveloped.He concluded: “The problem with locating large retail operations in the city is the lack of suitably sized units or buildings. Securing agreement from existing landowners in partnership with City Council and private investors may present an opportunity to redevelop this area of the city.” #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Fatal road traffic collision in Co Limerick

first_img€1.5 million boost for five County Limerick towns from Rural Regeneration and Development Fund Gardaí in Bruff are investigating a fatal two car road traffic collision that occurred today the 23rd July 2014.The collision occurred at approximately 12.30pm on the N20 at Creggane, Co Limerick, two miles outside Charleville . The driver of one vehicle  was seriously injured and was pronounced dead at the scene. The body is still at the scene and  will be removed to Midwestern Regional Hospital, Limerick later for a post mortem.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up  The driver of the other car was taken to Limerick Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. There were no passengers in either car.The road was closed to facilitate a Forensic Collision Examination. Diversions in place.Witnesses are asked to contact Bruff Garda station on 061 382940, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station. Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleVisitors flock to eagles viewing pointNext articleMan killed in N20 crash Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie A beautiful Victorian residence near Bruff #LimerickPostProperty Linkedin WhatsApp TAGSBruffCharlevilleCregganefeaturedLimerick Regional Hospitalroad traffic collision Printcenter_img Advertisement Twitter NewsBreaking newsFatal road traffic collision in Co LimerickBy Guest Writer – July 23, 2014 710 Email No vaccines in Limerick yet Lough Gur is latest ‘Sound Town’ Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April last_img read more

Win cinema tickets

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGScinemacompetitionlimerickOdeon CinemaOdeon LimerickPatti Cake$ Print Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Facebook Email WhatsAppcenter_img Advertisement Previous articleCitywide arts festival taking place this weekendNext articleMunster players make one fan’s dreams come true Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash NewsLocal NewsWin cinema ticketsBy Alan Jacques – September 8, 2017 960 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads 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 Monday September 11.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Who directed ‘Patti Cake$’?A. Marshall MathersB. Kanye WestC. Geremy Jasperlast_img read more

Ex-player: I support players kneeling for anthem

first_imgI have been reading about the Niskayuna students protesting during the national anthem. I attended Niskayuna High and played football in the late ‘70s. We had no such protests — professional football players standing on the sideline while the anthem was played is a relatively new development. So while these social injustices existed, no protests were visible.I have come to the painful conclusion that if such protests had happened in my time, and a teammate had kneeled, I probably would have continued to stand; 17 year-old me would not have wanted the scrutiny, and I was too naive about the world. I also realize that I would have eventually regretted my inaction.Older me has seen things. Older me has learned to listen to peoples’ stories and not dismiss them simply because I haven’t had the same experiences. It’s much easier for older me to understand that I simply am not subject to the same actions that people of color (or women) continually face. Older me has had the benefit of serving in the Navy, allowing the concept of shipmate to forge with the idea of teammate. Older me has also learned that there is not just one way to be patriotic.So older me says this to the students: I’m your teammate. Even though I’m not with you in person, I kneel with you in spirit. You are my brothers and sisters. You have every right to protest injustice, and I will have your back while you do it.Tom SwansonFalls Church, Va. (formerly of Niskayuna)More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Puccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectNiskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Minister: No Solution to Gulf Crisis until Bans Are Lifted

first_imgThe Foreign Minister of Qatar Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said that the Gulf crisis cannot be resolved unless the “siege” is lifted.Speaking at a press conference on Monday, June 19, the Minister said that there can be no dialogue as countries that imposed restrictions on Qatar never gave specific expectations from the country that would lead to the resolving of the ongoing dispute.“We can not expect an end to the crisis, solutions are not yet developed and the countries besieged Qatar have not provided any clear reasons for the steps they have taken,” Al-Thani added.“We do not know these grounds why the three Gulf countries boycotted their relations with Qatar. Therefore, there are no steps regarding the crisis and no party has taken any steps.”He stressed that the solution must be primarily diplomatic and through dialogue and not through the blockade, but clarified that dialogue also requires lifting of the embargo.According to the minister, the countries that imposed restrictions are asking Qatar to meet demands that they did not put forward and did not present them directly to the Qatari side.Regarding the Kuwaiti mediation to resolve the crisis, Al-Thani said that these efforts had started since the beginning of the crisis, adding that the Emir of Kuwait has not received any kind of response from the countries that imposed the embargo on Qatar so far on the matter.To remind, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic ties with Qatar on Monday, June 5. As a result, regional ports started shunning Qatari vessels, including those destined or originating from the country.Other difficulties that emerged from the dispute include hampering of the purchase of Qatari crude and condensate, hindering of bunkering operations at major bunkering ports such as Fujairah and transshipment at local ports, along with difficulties related to crew.last_img read more

Globacom Ghana launches soccer academy

first_imgGlobacom Ghana Limited has unveiled its Glo Soccer Academy, a TV reality show designed to discover the talented footballers in the West African sub region.The show is to provide a once in a lifetime opportunity for young and talented footballers between the ages of 14 to 17 to demonstrate their potentials and show that they can get to the high echelons of professional soccer.The academy is designed to scout through Ghana, Benin and Nigeria for the best available talent between the stated age groups. Thirty three (33) lucky participants would be selected from auditions in the three countries with 16 emerging from the group to vie for the juicy and mouthwatering prizes at stake such as the opportunity to train at the prestigious Manchester United Soccer School and a GHC 60,000 pay cheque for the winner.At the launch of the reality show, Mr Tunde Kaita, an Executive Director of Globacom International said the company was proud to float a concept that aims at discovering, teaching and grooming young talent to become world class footballers and the opportunity to also motivate young players, coaches and football administrators in Ghana.“We are proud to float the Glo Soccer Academy which is expected to discover young talent, teach and groom them to become world class footballers who can compete with their contemporaries anywhere in the world and shine.We are equally confident that the Academy will motivate players in the sub region to live up to very high standards thereby leading tom further development of the game.” With football icons like celebrated Ghanaian star Tony Baffoe and Nigerians Victor Ikpeba and Tijani Babangida on members to serve as technical supervisors, the youngsters have a battle on their hands to impress the selectors and make it to the Reality show.The Reality Show is scheduled to hit Ghanaian screens very soon.The other participants will also be taking home Ghc 10,000 (approximately $5,102) plus a G-Bam scholarship worth Ghc 9,300 (approximately $4,744).last_img read more