Shannon Dev best for cost of new jobs

first_imgAdvertisement NewsLocal NewsShannon Dev best for cost of new jobsBy admin – September 22, 2011 515 THE cost to the taxpayer of each job created by Shannon Development is almost half that of each job created by the IDA or Enterprise Ireland.New figures show that for every job which Shannon Development creates, the exchequer hands over €7,552. That’s in comparison with a cost of €14,287 for each job created by IDA Ireland and €12,254 for any job created by Enterprise Ireland.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The official figures were supplied to the Dáil Committee on Jobs, Social Protection and Education on foot of a request by Deputy Willie O’Dea, who is a member of the committee.Concerned that a section in the current Programme for Government states its intention to examine whether there is a role for the development body in the future, Mr O’Dea said:“This just goes to prove that Shannon Development is a very efficient body.“It would be foolish in the extreme to consider abolishing a job creation agency which is getting people into employment at such a low cost – the figures speak for themselves.“You can’t argue with the facts. It’s creating jobs at half the cost to the taxpayer when compared with the bigger agencies. It would be ludicrous to abolish this small agency which does a fantastic job.”The cost per job is a figure calculated by Forfás and is arrived at after taking into account the job-creating agency’s spend. The figure is calculated over a seven year period.Responding to the deputy’s comments, Enterprise Ireland said that while that figure is correct for the period 2004 – 20010, their cost per job for the seven years to 2008 was “€7,794, which is comparable to other agencies during that period.” Factors affecting the rise in cost were the extra supports provided by Enterprise Ireland to help companies withstand the worst recession in decades and the fact that Enterprise Ireland administers schemes such as dairy beef and sheep funds for third parties.The lower number of jobs sustained in that period by the agency was also due to the recession and particularly affected by the fact that Enterprise Ireland works with one of the worst hit industries, construction.There was no comment available from IDA Ireland at time of going to press. Linkedin Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img Email Print Twitter Previous articleGilmore criticised for ‘U turn’ on Shannon investigationsNext articleNurses warn of further action adminlast_img read more

Sinn Féin Vice-President to speak at Commemoration

first_imgNewsLocal NewsSinn Féin Vice-President to speak at CommemorationBy admin – January 2, 2012 551 Advertisement Email Twitter Linkedin THE annual Sean Sabhat Commemoration will take place in Limerick on Sunday 8th January. Sinn Féin Vice-President, Mary Lou McDonald TD, will be the main speaker this year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The commemoration will commence at 2.45pm at Bedford Row with a march to Sabhat’s grave at the Republican Plot, Mount St. Laurence Cemetery. The McSwiney/ McCurtain Memorial Band from Cork and the Carrick-on-Suir Republican Flute Band from Co. Tipperary will also take part in the commemoration.center_img Print Previous articleBody recovered from riverNext articleWogan was target for bomb admin WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

Agricultural college sees surge in demand

first_img#SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Email Advertisement Twitter Previous articleLimerick students won’t take cuts lying downNext articleCouncillors row over Joint Policing Committee John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie THE number of applicants to courses at the Salesian Agricultural College in Pallaskenry has tripled in the last five years.In 2009 the college was threatened with closure as the demand for agricultural courses was so low, but now the college is forced to turn away students due to the high number of applications.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Principal John McCarthy told Limerick Post: “Since 2008 there has been a two to three-fold increase in our numbers and that has been across the board in all courses. Depending on the courses, we can’t accommodate all the applicants at this stage.“This year we have nearly 400 students; about four or five years ago we would have had between 100 to 120 and that was about it. Just a few short years ago I was campaigning with politicians to try to keep the college open and now we’ve gone to the other extreme.”Points for the college’s Higher Certificate in Agricultural Mechanisation, run in conjunction with LIT, have also risen, reflecting the increase in demand.Salesian Agricultural College is also privately paying two extra teaching staff to cope with the surge in student numbers.Mr McCarthy continued: “We also have a direct entry Certificate in Agriculture where we take 100 students and we have a long waiting list for that at the moment. Our Advanced Certificate in Mechanisation takes 26 students and we had about 60 applicants this year.”Regarding possible factors that may have led to the rise in popularity for agricultural courses, Mr McCarthy explained:  “First of all there are now a huge amount of young people looking at the area of agriculture. Secondly the jobs just are not there elsewhere, so people see the positives in having a business at home and getting work and an income from that. During the Celtic Tiger years the income from farming wouldn’t have been able to compete with a lot of other areas.” WhatsApp Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsAgricultural college sees surge in demandBy John Keogh – September 2, 2013 720 center_img TAGSagricultureeducationMusic LimerickSalesian Agricultural College Facebook Linkedin Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19 Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Print Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launchlast_img read more

Body found at River Shannon

first_imgLinkedin Report by Andrew CareyTHE body of a young female has been found at the River Shannon during the course of a search for missing Limerick teenager Chloe Kinsella.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Search units attached to Limerick Marine Search and Rescue discovered the body this morning and it is to be removed to the University Hospital Limerick for further examination.Gardai confirmed that the body was recovered by divers at Browns Quay, Thomondgate shortly before midday.Information is still being sought regarding the missing teen.Foul play has been ruled out in the discovery.Meantime, the body of a Polish man missing in Limerick since September 6 last has been discovered at his home. Facebook NewsBreaking newsBody found at River ShannonBy admin – October 4, 2013 801 Email Previous articleZoe’s Auditions win the Audience FavouriteNext articleChief Justice highlights need for reform of court system admincenter_img Advertisement Print Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more

Limerick’s Ava in tune for YADA songwriting award

first_imgNewsLocal NewsLimerick’s Ava in tune for YADA songwriting awardBy Liam Togher – November 13, 2014 803 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Facebook Advertisement Twitter WhatsApp Linkedin Previous articleLimerick man reaches ‘Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur’ National FinalNext articleRathkeale gets green light for EU funding Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing. TAGS1964Ava BarettawardGaelcholaiste LuimnighmusicsongwritingYADAYoung Artist Development Awards center_img Limerick Post Show | Dora Gola Limerick Post Show | Into The Stream | Emma Langford Email Limerick Post Show | Raging Sons release Someone Else’s Love A LIMERICK student took home a coveted songwriting award at the Young Artist Development Awards (YADA) at the Lyrath Estate Hotel in Kilkenny.Sixteen year-old Ava Barett who attends Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh, won the award and a €25,000 prize for her song ‘1964’, which will now be recorded as a single in a professional recording studio.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Ava, who has been writing songs since she was “able to speak”, was overwhelmed to have won the prize and she is eagerly awaiting the opportunity to practice her childhood passion on a grander scale.She said: “It means so much to me because it means that I can show what I have been doing and show my passion to the people of Ireland. That means a huge amount to me.“I play once a year usually in my school’s talent show and that’s just for the craic. It’s not to win. It’s always been to show my thoughts on the world.“I’m not trying to be famous. I’m just trying to show my view of the world. The writing of the lyrics is probably the most important part for me but forming it is the next most important thing.”Ava’s gift for songwriting was borne out of singing stories to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star in her infant years, although she admitted that when she began writing songs, she did not intend to be the person performing them.That changed when she was in fifth class in primary school, when she was inspired by a friend who “had the best voice that I had ever heard” to learn guitar and, subsequently, add chords to the lyrics she had written.Ava explained that she has gone on to learn several other instruments, saying: “I took up banjolele and ukulele and I started playing with different instruments that are quite small.“I like to have small instruments to make different sounds that I might not have heard before. My mother calls my music ‘toytown pop’ because I use toybox toys to make music.”The YADAs are a creative and educational initiative run by the Young Artists Association of Ireland, a not-for-profit organisation established to provide an industry-safe environment for aspiring young artists.The awards were hosted by RTÉ presenters Stephen Byrne and Diana Bunici, with the judging panel including music producer Ray Traynor, singer/songwriter Oisin Kavanagh  and songwriter Don Mescall. Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick Post Show | Niamh talks Limerick Limerick Post Show | Defying Gravity – A Musical Celebration of Womenlast_img read more

#BREAKING – four car pile up and second crash close Shannon…

first_imgShannondoc operating but only by appointment Email Print NewsBreaking news#BREAKING – four car pile up and second crash close Shannon dual carriagewayBy Staff Reporter – March 9, 2016 1425 Twitter Advertisement WhatsApp Facebook First Irish death from Coronavirus TAGSfeatured center_img Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleRAI #foodoscars hail Limerick’s best food and wine winnersNext articleMolly ordered to return items she took from Jason’s house Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie The crash scene on the N18 this Wednesday morning – pic @LimerickFireEMERGENCY services are attending the scene of a four car pile up on the N18 Limerick to Ennis Road near Cratloe which has caused huge delays in the area for motorists.Four units from Limerick City and County Fire and Rescue Service are dealing with the four car crash on the southbound lane of the N18.The carriageway between Junction 4 Cratloemoyle and Junction 3 Coonagh West is has been reduced to one lane following the collision.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up One lane has reopened to traffic.A second crash near Setrights Tavern did not require the attendance of emergency services but has effected traffic congestion.Gardai, emergency paramedics and member of the Fire and Rescue service are at the scene dealing with the major incident and motorist are advised to the avoid the area and both lanes.Three people have been taken to University Hospital Limerick for treatment but their injuries are understood to be non-life threatening. Linkedin No vaccines in Limerick yet Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHLlast_img read more

Islamic Cultural Exhibition takes place in Limerick

first_imgLinkedin TAGSAl Furqan Muslim Community CentreArtefactsCalligraphycultureexhibitionHennaIslamlimerickMosqueMuslimstraditional foodWindmill Street WhatsApp Limerick Post Show | i.NY launch in King Johns Castle Facebook Email Limerick Post Show | At Home On The Farm Exhibition Twitter Print NewsIslamic Cultural Exhibition takes place in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – September 21, 2016 1544 center_img Members of the Muslim community in Limerick at the Al Furqan Community Centre in Windmill Street.Members of the Muslim community in Limerick at the Al Furqan Community Centre in Windmill Street.AN Islamic Cultural Exhibition takes place this Saturday, September 24 at the Al Furqan Muslim Centre on Windmill Street from 11am to 5pm.The free exhibition is open to all and includes calligraphy, artefacts, henna, face-painting, traditional food, gift bags and a mosque tour. The event offers an opportunity to meet, share, discuss and experience the principles and culture of Irish Muslims.For further information contact [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Previous articleLimerick homeowner stabbed during burglaryNext articleCoke Zero bike users to be rewarded on Car Free Day in Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie The last dance for a Limerick cultural institution Listen: Limerick Lady Podcast Episode 10 : Kathleen Turner Limerick City Gallery of Art exhibition showcases ‘Limerick Connections’ through artists over the past 50 years Mustafa #87* gone but not outlast_img read more

Young Offenders’ Demi Isaac Oviawe hosts Virtual Ireland’s Young Filmmaker Awards

first_imgNewsCommunityEntertainmentFilmLifestyleYoung Offenders’ Demi Isaac Oviawe hosts Virtual Ireland’s Young Filmmaker AwardsBy Staff Reporter – May 6, 2020 93 Print Further details are available from www.freshfilmfestival.com. Linkedin Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year Awards 2020 are giving young filmmakers a platform to shine as this year’s awards move online due to the current Covid-19 restrictions with Demi Isaac Oviawe star of RTEs ‘The Young Offenders’ hosting this year’s online awards. Picture: Matt SullivanIRELAND’S Young Filmmaker of the Year Awards 2020 are giving young filmmakers a platform to shine as this year’s awards move online due to the current Covid-19 restrictions with Demi Isaac Oviawe star of RTEs ‘The Young Offenders’ hosting this year’s online awards.Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year Awards 2020 were due to take place at Fresh International Film Festival in Limerick this past March but now because of the Covid-19 outbreak the awards are now taking place online with the Senior Finals taking place on Wednesday, May 13 at 7 pm LIVE on Fresh Film Festival’s YouTube channel and the Junior Finals to follow one week later on at 4 pm on Wednesday, May 20.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Picture: Dermot Culhane.19-year-old Demi is the perfect choice to host this year’s awards as she is very popular and well known by young people all over the country. In 2017, the Irish Examiner named Demi as one of their annual ‘Ones to Watch’ for 2018. Demi is best known for her role as Linda Walsh in the RTÉ/BBC-produced comedy series and also appeared on 2019 series of the Irish edition of Dancing with the Stars.Demi said, “I am honoured to be hosting this year’s awards. Fresh International Film Festival encourages young people to tell their stories through film and the record number of submissions this year shows we have a nation of young storytellers with something to say and the creative means to say it. The future of filmmaking in Ireland is bright.”With the cancellation of events and festivals nationwide due to Covid-19, Jayne Foley, Fresh Film and Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year Awards founder said, “The Fresh team at HQ have devised a virtual solution for this year’s awards as we have an amazing community of young filmmakers and while we can’t bring them together in one room for now, we can bring them together online. In the spirit of Fresh we want our online activities to connect, inspire and support young filmmakers.”Now in its 24th year, Fresh International Film Festival invites young people from Ireland and overseas, aged 7 to 18 years, to create, exhibit and share films. The festival provides an opportunity for these young filmmakers to have their work seen on a cinema screen for the first time and to compete for the title of Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year. All films submitted are also considered for a range of Specialist Awards including the Radharc Trust Award (documentary), the Cartoon Saloon Animation Award, the RTE 60 Second Short Film Award and the RTE Factual Award, in addition to the International and Audience awards.Fresh International Film Festival encourages young people to make films by hosting an annual international film festival for young people, presenting Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year Awards, acting as an advocate for young filmmakers and promoting their work worldwide. Fresh Film runs a number of initiatives throughout the year, including a Hothouse programme designed to bring young people of different ages and diverse backgrounds together to share their film experiences and create new collaborative work, as well as distributing Irish films made by young people to festivals all over the world. WhatsApp Advertisement Facebook Previous articleLimerick’s Live at Docklands 2020 rescheduled for 2021Next articleLimerick retailers showcased with ‘SHOP LIMERICK’ online platform Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Emaillast_img read more

‘Living Room Reset’

first_img Facebook Previous articleRays of Hope volunteer trainingNext articleMore than lights in Marfa admin ‘Living Room Reset’ WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Twitter Twitter Pinterest New Life ChapelLiving Room Reset, a marriage and parenting event with Kirk Cameron, has been scheduled from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at New Life Chapel, 914 N. Texas Ave.Learn how to see your family with new eyes, and be inspired about giving your family a “Living Room Reset” as Cameron shares the things that have made the most valuable difference in his marriage and with his kids, and have brought the most peace and blessing to his home.Tickets are $25 for general admission and $50 for VIP seating.For more information, call 432-337-1000. WhatsApp Local News By admin – January 26, 2018 last_img read more

GEEK: Persistent popup windows may indicate several updates are needed

first_img Twitter By admin – February 25, 2018 GEEK: Persistent popup windows may indicate several updates are needed Local NewsBusiness Facebook Pinterest Twitter Facebook Pinterest >> Jeff Werner is a software engineer and has been writing this column since 2007. Q: For the past 8 or 10 days, I’ve been getting a popup in the lower right of the screen which tells me there is a Windows update and I should click on either “restart now,” or “remind me tomorrow.” I first clicked on “restart now”. I later received another popup that said the system was busy when I tried the update so it could not take action. The next time I first made sure nothing was running and then did the restart with the same result. I am now clicking on “remind me tomorrow” when it appears. In addition, two more options have appeared in the “Start” menu, they are: “Update and shutdown” and “Update and restart”. Any ideas? I don’t know how to capture the popups because they go away pretty quickly.– Don K.Shalimar, FloridaA: The first thing that comes to mind, Don, is to wonder if you’re dealing with more than one update. If the system needs to be restarted, it generally occurs after an update takes place – not before. I discussed the reason for this at length in a recent column. The short version is that certain files that need to be updated are locked open by the operating system while it is running, and the only way to access them is to do so either while the system is shutting down, or before the boot process progresses to the point where the files are once again locked.Now, having said all that, one important thing to know is that not all updates require a restart. Those that do require one cause the behavior you described. So, the reason that I mention all of the above is so you understand that Windows is asking you to either restart now, or be reminded later, because it has an update to perform (possibly more than one) that it knows is going to require a restart.So, you said you clicked “Restart Now” but you didn’t say whether the system actually restarted. When it says “Now” it means exactly that. So, if you continued working, or if the system did not immediately go into shutdown mode, something else was happening on the system that prevented the system from shutting down as planned. This can happen when certain high-priority processes are running, or for something as mundane as a program such as Microsoft Word prompting whether you want to save your current file before exiting. If such a dialog is left on the screen, there is a good possibility that Windows won’t shut down, because it is actually attempting to prevent you from losing your work. If this happened, or if something else prevented Windows from shutting down, you would indeed get a message that the system was busy when it tried.So, you went on to say that you did the restart, and got the same result. Again, I would question whether you’re certain you’re dealing with a single update and not several; each of which requires a restart (this is a rarity, but it does happen).Have you tried either or both of the other options that you mentioned that appeared in your menu? Their presence confirms that the update(s) in question cannot be performed while the system is running, and must be systematically applied during a reboot.Of course, it is always possible that this is not multiple updates, and instead is a single update that keeps failing each time you try to install it. This happens occasionally (Thanks, Bill!). Such updates may require elevated privileges to successfully install, or require a file path that’s not available on your machine due to a vendor-specific Windows installation. If one of these situations is indeed happening, you can get more information by going into Windows Updates and looking at the Update History. You get there by clicking Start->Settings, then select “Update & Security” and then “Advanced options” and “View your update history”. The list contains all the successful and failed attempts at performing updates, and should give you more information on why a given update failed.As for capturing the failure dialogs, you only need to be quick enough to hit a single key in order to capture them. I covered methods of grabbing the contents of the screen in Issue #503 and Issue #540, both of which can be found in the column archives over on ItsGeekToMe.co.To view additional content, comment on articles, or submit a question of your own, visit my website at ItsGeekToMe.co (not .com!) Previous articleA SHARP LIFE: Avoid mishaps rambling around ‘the happiest place on earth’Next articlePermian Basin Drilling Report: Feb. 15 – Feb. 21 admin WhatsApp WhatsApplast_img read more