Limerick house prices drop by 13 per cent

first_imgWhatsApp Facebook Advertisement Linkedin Previous articleShock at church robberyNext article40 jobs on way at Bunratty admin NewsLocal NewsLimerick house prices drop by 13 per centBy admin – January 4, 2013 554 center_img Email ASKING prices for Limerick properties plunged by a further 13 per cent in 2012, according to the latest report from property website Figures from the report for the last quarter in 2012 show that the average asking price in the city now stands at €155,000, the lowest of the five cities in Ireland. Asking prices in Waterford stood at €160,000, Galway at €185,000, Cork at €195,000 and Dublin at €236,000. On a more positive note, the average asking price for a three-bedroom semi-detached home in Limerick fell by 35 per cent from peak prices, the lowest price drop in the country as most counties saw prices fall by between 45 and 55 per cent. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Geraldine Leddin of GL Auctioneers in Limerick city believes that the property market may see some light at the end of the tunnel in 2013.She told Limerick Post: “We found that the back end of 2012 was good in terms of sales, people were buying. Maybe this was partly due to the mortgage interest relief being abolished, but there was definitely a buoyancy there that will hopefully continue in 2013. I think sometimes and can tend to portray the negative sides when there are some green shoots.”According to the 2012 report, asking prices in both Limerick city and county are down by over 45 per cent from peak Celtic tiger prices, with the average asking price in the county currently at about €154,000.The Daft report also revealed that 32 per cent of properties in Munster sell within four months.Overall, revealed that asking prices across the country fell by an average of 14.8 per cent, however the number of transactions increased by over 15 per cent.The average asking price nationally was €201,000 in 2012, down 51.5 per cent from peak boom prices.Angela Keegan, managing director of, noted that the moderation in the pace of decline, the increase in the number of transactions during 2012 and the establishment of the Property Price Register were all positives which could be built on.She added: “The varying ‘sale agreed’ times show that a two tier market is emerging, with times equivalent to three months in Limerick, four months in Dublin and 5.5 months in Galway. However the corresponding ‘sale agreed’ times elsewhere are 10.5 months in Munster, nine months in Ulster and Connacht and seven months in Leinster excluding Dublin.” reported that on average, four in ten properties across the country sell within four months, while the total stock of properties on the market nationwide is at 47,000, the lowest level since November 2007. Print Twitterlast_img read more

Let it Bee – wild flower meadows to be created around…

first_imgBilly Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash LIMERICK City and County Council is to develop its programme of wild flower meadows around the city as part of our commitment to climate action and to celebrate Limerick’s year as a European Green Leaf City.Grass and wild flowers will be allowed to grow in these areas until Autumn to provide food for wild bees. In September, these areas will be cut down and the cuttings removed. This will reduce the nutrient levels in the soil thus encouraging wildflowers to naturally colonise the areas.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The areas which will be left uncut are:·         Childers Road from the Parkway Roundabout to the Roxboro Roundabout·         The Old Cork Road opposite Georgian Village·         Condell Road from Shannon Bridge to the Coonagh Roundabout·         The Dock Road Roundabout to the Quin’s Cross Roundabout·         The central reserve from the Coonagh to Clondrinagh roundaboutsSince 2018 grass cutting has been delayed in a number of areas to allow the dandelions to flower and provide an important early food source for pollinators. This initiative was hugely popular with the public and received an overwhelmingly positive response.In addition wild flower meadows were developed at Corbally Meadows, Childers Road and College Park. A subsequent study of the species diversity in these areas by botanist Dr. Tom Harrington concluded that all were found to have a range of plants of value to pollinators, in particular at Corbally Meadows.This year the council is taking things a step further and in a number of pilot road verges, grass will be left uncut until Autumn to allow the areas to develop into meadows.Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Michael Sheahan said: “I’m delighted that the council is expanding this programme. We all need to take care of the environment and it’s been proven that pollinators are an essential element of our ecosystem, and they need to be protected.”Limerick City and County Council is an official partner to the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan, which is leading the way in ‘pollinator protection’.This means the council agrees to support the ethos of the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan; to consider the plan in their policies, plans, and management decisions where possible; to carry out one pollinator-friendly action in the first year of signing up, and plan to carry out at least three more within the following five years.Anne Goggin, Senior Executive Engineer with Limerick City and County Council said: “We are leaving areas untouched until this autumn because one of the simplest things you can do to help pollinators is do nothing! Stop cutting grass and using pesticides and herbicides. In fact, just “Let it Bee” and embrace the wild side! And watch out for the signs”Signs explaining what is happening will be erected in all areas where the meadows are growing.Let us know what think using #LetItBee on Twitter #beefriendlylimerick #LetItBee #EGLALimerick2020 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedLet It BeelimerickLimerick Post Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Previous articleWATCH: JP McManus celebrates birthday with Champion Hurdle winNext articleCalling Chefs – enter the Limerick Chowder Cook Off now Meghann Scully Email Print Linkedincenter_img Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival LimerickNewsLet it Bee – wild flower meadows to be created around Limerick CityBy Meghann Scully – March 10, 2020 199 Advertisement Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more

Widespread Panic Carries The Torch Into New Orleans’ Legendary Jazz & Heritage Festival [Videos]

first_imgWidespread Panic returns to the stage at Brandon, MS’s Brandon Amphitheater on June 8th and June 9th, 2019 . For a full list of the band’s upcoming tour dates and ticketing information, head to Widespread Panic’s website.Setlist: Widespread Panic | New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival | New Orleans, LA | 5/2/2019Pigeons, Ain’t Life Grand^, Little Lilly > Tall Boy, Bayou Lena, Sell Sell > Henry Parsons Died, Honky Red, Up All Night > Surprise Valley > Ride Me High > Run Like Hell jam > Rebirtha, North, I Walk On Guilded Splinters* > Familiar Reality*, Love Tractor, Blackout Blues, Chilly Water (148 mins)Notes * w/ George Porter Jr. on bass^ w/ JB on tiny guitar[‘Familiar Reality’ LTP 12/30/2014 Charlotte (230 shows) Dr John original – 6th time played; ‘Red Beans’tease going into ‘Blackout Blues’] The Southern behemoths of rock and roll, Widespread Panic, left Charleston and Trondossa Music & Arts Festival in a blaze of glory to return to the swamps of New Orleans. New Orleans’ notorious Jazz & Heritage Festival rivals Mardi Gras celebrations in attendance and exuberance. The jam band from Athens, Georgia are no strangers to Jazz Fest, having played the festival 11 times in 22 years. The band returned to their traditional Thursday headlining spot as they have in 2017 and 2015, after the cancellations of both The Rolling Stones and Fleetwood Mac.To open their Jazz Fest set, Panic played their psychedelic opus “Pigeons” with all the mayhem, kitty cat raps, and avian shrieks intact. Spreading the cheer, Widespread performed a jubilant “Ain’t Life Grand”, with John Bell playing his tiny guitar, or mandolins for non-Panicstream users. After a short pause, Dave Schools introduced “Little Lily” to the murky depths of the bayou before the dance-inducing “Tall Boy” resonated into the open air of the Fair Grounds Race Course.Widespread Panic – “Tall Boy”[Video: Karl Childers]For the third time in ten years, and second time this year, Panic aced a bouncing rendition of “Bayou Lena” from Night of Joy infamy. Some posit the theory that it was my prompting in JoJo’s interview that resulted in the return of “Bayou” and the audience welcomed the tune uproariously. The song was written based on John Kennedy Toole’s posthumously published picaresque novel, Confederacy of Dunces, and paints a vivid picture of everyday life in New Orleans.INTERVIEW: JoJo Hermann Talks Widespread Panic, Mardi Gras, Baseball Ahead Of NYC Homecoming With Slim WednesdayThe jolted rhythm of “Sell, Sell” gave Jimmy Herring a chance to dazzle the attendees with his savage speeds before transitioning into the first cover of the set, Bloodkin’s ethereal eulogy, “Henry Parson’s Died.” The badass tone and heavy rhythms continued with a crowd favorite cover of Murray McLauchlan’s “Honky Red.” John Bell sang with the desperation of a man dying from thirst mixed with the gritty soul of a wrongly-accused prisoner on death row.A piano laden “Up All Night” played tribute to the tireless spirit of an all-nighter and foreshadowed the late night ahead, before unleashing a soaring “Surprise Valley”, bringing the Rocky Mountains of Colorado to the swampy low-lands of Louisiana. Another transition danced into the funky rhythms of J.J. Cale’s “Ride Me High” provided by JoJo Hermann’s clavinet. An incredible, bass-heavy “Run Like Hell” Pink Floyd jam eventually bled into “Rebirtha”. JoJo’s piano ran rampant through the tune and carried into a rare piano heavy performance of Jerry Joseph’s “North”.Dave Schools called out Hall of Fame bassist George Porter Jr. to the stage and admitted that “he stole everything from [G.P.Jr.].” With a wide array of songs played in previous years, Widespread Porters executed a dirty version of Dr. John’s “I Walk on Guilded Splinters” that was dripping in spicy Narlin’s gumbo. The dueling bass guitars amalgamated with John Bell’s possessed vocals, in what is debatably the dirtiest jam of the set. Keeping the music local and swampy, the band played tribute toyet another Dr. John song “Familiar Reality” for only the sixth time ever.Rounding out the set with classic originals, Widespread played a traditionally barn-burnin’, boot- stompin’ “Love Tractor” (“YEE-HAW!) to which the audience strutted their best moves. JoJo, a knowledgeable student of New Orleans piano masters, hinted at Professor Longhair‘s “Red Beans” while dishing out an intoxicating shot of “Blackout Blues.” JoJo’s added lyrics, “Headed back to Mississippi / before I lose my mind” serve as a forewarning to the next city to experience this musical circus, Brandon, Mississippi.To conclude their 148-minute JazzFest set, Widespread Panic hammered home the wet and wild party anthem, “Chilly Water”. Sunny Oritz and Duane Trucks abused their kits, as Schools mashed melodies with colossal force in an exceptionally formidable jam section. Jimmy Herring waited patiently before being tagged in to take the chaos to another plane of existence. With one last thank you, John Bell and the rest of the band sauntered off stage to do God-only-knows-what with the rest of their time in New Orleans.Widespread Panic – “Blackout Blues” Widespread Panic – “Chilly Water”last_img read more

Shell hires Deep Down for umbilical support services in Trinidad

first_imgHouston-based oilfield services company Deep Down has received an order for umbilical support services from Shell Trinidad and Tobago.The order is for the design, fabrication, project management, and installation support for an umbilical repair/replacement package to restore communications to the Poinsettia Deep Well offshore Trinidad and Tobago.The Poinsettia platform is located off the northwest coast of Trinidad in 530 feet of water.Offshore operations will likely occur in the first quarter of 2020, the company added.Ron Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Deep Down, Inc. stated, “This award further highlights the success of our efforts to continue expanding our customer base internationally, especially in the provision of inspection, maintenance and repair solutions.”Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

Bird flu ‘passed between humans’

first_imgHealthInternationalLifestylePrint Bird flu ‘passed between humans’ by: – August 7, 2013 There have been more than 130 cases of bird flu in eastern ChinaResearchers have reported the first case of human-to-human transmission of the new strain of bird flu that has emerged in China.The British Medical Journal said a 32-year-old woman was infected after caring for her father. Both later died.Until now there had been no evidence of anyone catching the H7N9 virus other than after direct contact with birds.But experts stressed it does not mean the virus has developed the ability to spread easily between humans.By 30 June there had been 133 cases of H7N9 bird flu reported in eastern China and 43 deaths.Most people had visited live poultry markets or had close contact with live poultry in the week or two before they became ill.Intensive careYet researchers found that the 32-year-old woman had become infected in March after caring for her 60-year-old father in hospital.Unlike her father – who had visited a poultry market in the week before falling ill – she had no known exposure to live poultry but fell ill six days after her last contact with him.Both died in intensive care of multiple organ failure.Tests on the virus taken from both patients showed the strains were almost genetically identical, which supports the theory that the daughter was infected directly from her father rather than another source.Public health officials tested 43 close contacts of the patients but all tested negative for H7N9, suggesting the ability of the virus to spread was limited.The researchers said that while there was no evidence to suggest the virus had gained the ability to spread from person to person efficiently, this was the first case of a “probable transmission” from human to human.‘Strong warning sign’“Our findings reinforce that the novel virus possesses the potential for pandemic spread,” they concluded.Dr James Rudge, of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said that limited transmission between humans is not surprising and has been seen before in other bird flu viruses, such as H5N1.He added: “It would be a worry if we start to see longer chains of transmission between people, when one person infects someone else, who in turn infects more people, and so on. “And particularly if each infected case goes on to infect, on average, more than one other person, this would be a strong warning sign that we might be in the early stages of an epidemic.”An accompanying editorial in the BMJ, co-authored by Dr Rudge, concluded that while this study might not suggest that H7N9 is any closer to delivering the next pandemic, “it does provide a timely reminder of the need to remain extremely vigilant”.BBC News Share Share Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! 14 Views   no discussions Tweetlast_img read more

Angels’ Shohei Ohtani to undergo season-ending knee surgery

first_img Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Shohei Ohtani will miss the final 15 games of the season after the Angels announced that he will undergo left knee surgery on Friday to correct a congenital condition that has been bothering him occasionally since February.The timetable for recovery from this surgery is eight to 12 weeks. The Angels expect Ohtani to continue throwing a few weeks into that, and still be able to conclude his pitching rehab from Tommy John surgery in December, General Manager Billy Eppler said.Ohtani has a bipartite patella, the Angels said. That means that his knee cap never developed normally as one bone, instead remaining split into two. It’s a rare condition that affects less than 3 percent of the population. Eppler said it is often without symptoms, and Ohtani had not mentioned it bothering him in his career prior to this year.The Angels didn’t realize Ohtani had the condition until spring training, when he mentioned discomfort in his knee and the Angels had him undergo an MRI. Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield After the 2018 season, he had Tommy John surgery, which limited him to hitting this year. Although his offensive numbers have declined since last year – he hit .286 with 18 homers and an .848 OPS – Eppler said he didn’t believe the knee issue was the cause. Ohtani has hit the ball just as hard this season, but with mechanical issues that caused him to lower his launch angle.The Angels are counting on Ohtani to return next season as a member of their starting rotation, which this season has been ravaged by injuries and ineffectiveness. Eppler said this week the plan for next year was to have Ohtani pitch once a week and be the designated hitter four times a week, which would make about 25 starts and about 350 plate appearances.Eppler said there is no concern this will remain an issue once it’s surgically corrected.“From our understanding, when this is operated on, it’s generally in the rear view mirror of the patient,” Eppler said. Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter center_img The reigning American League Rookie of the Year, Ohtani made a historic splash in the big leagues in 2018, flourishing as a hitter and pitcher at levels unseen since Babe Ruth. He hit 22 homers with a .925 OPS. He also had a 3.31 ERA in 10 starts on the mound, with his pitching work interrupted by an elbow injury.Related Articles Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone It had occasionally bothered him during the season, but became more of a hindrance as Ohtani increased the intensity of his throwing program, Eppler said.“He has been going through his throwing progressions, and a couple times we’ve had him at 83, 85, 86 mph, and as he was going to continue to move upward in intensity, it was aggravating him a little bit,” Eppler said. “We made the decision to kind of play it safe.”Eppler said the other option was to go all the way through his throwing rehab, which was set to end sometime in October, and then have the knee surgery, but they were concerned that apprehension about the knee would lead to arm trouble.“If we pushed the intensity and he compromised something in his delivery, that could lead to some unforeseen issues,” Eppler said.Ohtani, who was not available for comment on Thursday, made the final decision on Wednesday morning to go through with surgery this week, Eppler said. Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros last_img read more