Con-man cashes in on respite plight

first_imgEmail Linkedin THE Brothers of Charity have warned that a bogus fundraiser has been calling to County Limerick homes claiming to be collecting for the respite centre.Head of Finance at the charity, Mary Dundon told the Limerick Post that the con artist has been exploiting the good will of people who are aware of the plight of respite services, which have seen a dramatic reduction in government funding in recent months.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The head of quality here, who lives in Pallasgreen, had a call from a neighbour who was visited by a man whom she described as well-dressed and who produced a bank account number that he claimed was in use by the charity”, Ms Dundon told this newspaper.“We have no idea who he is and we certainly have not received any donations from him. We have not begun our fundraising drive as of yet and would not be in favour of door to door collections in any case.“People have read about our situation and are eager to help, but we want to ensure that they don’t hand over their hard earned money to this con artist, who is evidently using the money for his own gain”.Meanwhile gardaí are warning that bogus workers are continuing to call to houses across Limerick, conning people out of their money.“If you are in doubt regarding the identity of a person calling to your home please err on the side of caution and don’t allow them in. If you have any concerns call your local Garda Station”, said a garda spokesperson. Advertisement NewsLocal NewsCon-man cashes in on respite plightBy admin – August 19, 2010 510 WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Twitter Print Previous articleKiely scuppers move to stall managerNext articleCreditors lose €1.7m after Clancy’s goes into liquidation adminlast_img read more

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Doctor claims set dancing is good for body and soul

first_imgTwitter Facebook Previous articleLimerick writer longlisted for Booker prizeNext articleLimerick Racecourse Launch Raceday in aid of Jockeys Emergency Fund Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Email Printcenter_img AN Italian doctor’s chance discovery of the therapeutic effects of Irish set dancing will be the subject of an international Gathering event in East Clare next month.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Dr Daniel Volpe who is the Director of Neurological Rehabilitation at St. Raffaele Arcangelo Hospital in Venice will present his research work confirming the benefits of set dancing in the rehabilitative therapy for people with Parkinson’s disease as part of the Feakle International Festival of Traditional Music (August 5 to 7).The event will feature a series of lectures, workshops, set dancing, sean-nós dancing and a céilí. World renowned Irish traditional musicians Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill will provide the musical accompaniment for a demonstration of Irish Dancing with Parkinson’s disease patients from Italy and Ireland.Event spokesperson Cllr Pat Hayes explained that during one of his regular visits to Clare to play with his traditional Irish music band, Dr Volpe watched as a man he recognised as suffering from Parkinson’s disease walked into the room.“He looked on in astonishment as the man who earlier had struggled to walk, took part in the festivities and set danced without any difficulty. He went on to conduct a study that found Irish dancing does indeed have positive effects for those suffering from Parkinson’s disease.“There will be worldwide interest in this event given the links Dr Volpe has with the Physiotherapy Departments of two major universities in Ireland and Australia. We are delighted to be hosting this unique event and have no doubt that it will focus in on the value of Irish music and dance,” said Cllr Hayes.For more information www.feaklefestival.ie. TAGSClareDr Daniel VolpeFeakle International Festival of Traditional MusicMusic Limerickset dancing Advertisement NewsDoctor claims set dancing is good for body and soulBy Guest Writer – July 25, 2013 2415 Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon?last_img read more

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Re batten down the hatches for day-late storm

first_imgWhatsApp Email Facebook Linkedin NewsBreaking newsRe batten down the hatches for day-late stormBy admin – December 23, 2013 532 Twittercenter_img Advertisement Andrew CareyHAVOC was caused last night after the promised storm and extreme weather front failed to deliver the deluge and high winds as promised, but it did make a lot of rain today.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up However, in an effort to right the wrongs of inaccurate forecasting, another severe weather warming has been posted for tonight where it is predicted that what was promised last night, will in fact turn up tonight and through to Christmas Eve.The entire west coast counties, including Limerick, has been ordered to re batten down the hatches and tie up the ponies as the storm front from Canada is due to land over the next few hours.Winds of up to 120km/h are due to rip up the coast while another downpour is expected.Motorists are advised to avoid unnecessary journeys and anyone with planned travel itineraries should check with operators as ferries have been cancelled or delayed.Met Eireann issued a yellow wind alert and while not thought to be as strong as first predicted it is set to be increased.Temperatures will drop and while snow is not expected, some sleet and sideways rain will hit the country.Black ice and localised flooding will be present in parts.As the unpredictable weather has varied from hour to hour, a recent survey has shown that 80 per cent of all weather forecasts are wrong. Print Previous articleHungarian grandmother admits running Limerick brothelNext articleRevenue seize roll-your-own tobacco at Shannon adminlast_img read more

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Limerick brothers have no plans to cash in on billion euro…

first_imgPrint BusinessNewsLimerick brothers have no plans to cash in on billion euro firmBy Editor – January 24, 2014 735 WhatsApp Email Patrick and John Collison of StripeLimerick entrepreneurs Patrick and John CollisonLIMERICK brothers Patrick and John Collison have no plans to cash in on the success of their €1.3 billion company and will use a €60 million round of fresh investment raised this week to fund international expansion.From Castletroy and now based in California, the Collisons created Stripe, a low-cost way for small companies to accept online payments, in 2009 and have been steadily building the business since.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up John (23) and Patrick (25), a former winner of the Young Scientist competition, created an online auction payments company, Auctomatic, which was sold for almost €4 million while they were still in secondary school at Castletroy College.Their latest success story began when they saw how difficult it was for small companies to accept payments from customers online.“We found it really hard in our previous business to accept payment over the internet. It felt like many other people would be having the same problem, so we set about solving it”, explained John.“We started working on Stripe almost two years before it launched publicly. There was a long period where we were writing code to support a small handful of users, and navigating a relatively unfamiliar industry.“We wrote the first lines of code in October 2009. Three months later, we got our first customer. We stayed going, writing code, starting to hire people and trying to find new customers. By the time we launched publicly in September 2011, we had ten people on the team.”Stripe now employs 83 people at its headquarters in San Francisco and the company has become a recognisable name in global ecommerce, with backers such as Paypal founder Peter Thiel and entrepreneur Elon Musk numbered among its investors.Social media giant Twitter is reportedly in discussions with the company over a deal that would allow Twitter enable companies to accept payments on the social media platform.However, Chief executive, Patrick Collison says that they won’t be in a rush to take advantage of the company’s latest valuation.“We’ve no interest in selling the company. John and I are very lucky to work with the people we do on building something for the long term, and we wouldn’t like to change that,” he said.This is also the view of his younger brother who said they were focused on opening international offices and delivering on Stripe’s goal of building an easier way of paying for goods and services online.“It’s still early days for the payment systems that power the internet. It’s outrageously difficult and expensive to move money between countries.“Fraud and storing credentials still cause merchants hassle. So online payments is a great place to go hunting for problems worth solving”, said John. First Irish death from Coronavirus Encourage Wildlife in Castletroy Park Elegant property in Monaleen #LimerickPostProperty Twitter Previous articleNo room at the Mansion House for Limerick manNext article40 jobs from Limerick environmenal firm expansion Editor center_img Shannondoc operating but only by appointment TAGSAutomaticCastletroyElon MuskfeaturedJohn CollisonMusic LimerickPatrick CollisonPeter TheilStripeTwitter Linkedin Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April No vaccines in Limerick yet last_img read more

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Sporting use for abandoned Council land

first_imgPedestrian crossing falls ‘out of the sky’ in Pallaskenry NewsLocal NewsSporting use for abandoned Council landBy Alan Jacques – February 27, 2014 578 WhatsApp #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Facebook Twitter Linkedin Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday center_img Previous articleFunding needed for local piersNext articleConcerns over failure to advertise top City of Culture job Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Cllr Kevin SheahanLAND that was bought for social housing and lying idle since the recession should be given to local communities for the development of sporting amenities.Fianna Fáil county councillor Kevin Sheahan told last week’s meeting of the local authorities cultural and sporting committee that towns and villages across the county were littered with sites where social housing was once planned. But with no funds available, there’s not much likelihood of them being developed in the foreseeable future.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Many of these sites were now being used by horse-owners and he believed that this impacted negatively on local communities.“I’m sick of these batty horses myself. They are a threat to people and road users. People driving through towns and villages in County Limerick see these horses and it gives a negative reaction of the area,” he claimed.He said that unused council sites would be better served as playgrounds and sporting amenities for local communities and this should be done with the council’s full support and blessing.He suggested sporting equipment and goalposts could be loaned to residents at weekends so that empty land beside estates would serve a better purpose than its current use for “corralling” horses.“We must look at the positive side. This would afford families with horses the same opportunity for their children to play and integrate better,” said Cllr Sheahan.Phelim Macken of the Limerick Sports Partnership told council members of a similar project called ‘Camp on the Green’, which he said had been a huge success in residential estates in Limerick. TAGSCllr Kevin SheahanLimerick County CouncilMusic Limerick Print Advertisement #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Emaillast_img read more

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Council ready to act on new Limerick film studio

first_imgAdvertisement by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A DECISION is due this Thursday from Limerick City and County Council on plans to develop a film studio near the University of Limerick, which could employ up to 500 people.The former Dell manufacturing facility in Castletroy has been acquired by Ardmore Studios, who hope to see the 180,000 square feet space fitted with workshops and prop areas, a sound studio, plus hair and make up and costume departments.A planning decision, which would see Limerick as a major new hub for Hollywood movies, is due on November 12.Members of Limerick City and County Council will be asked to approve plans for the project at a future meeting. Key players from Ardmore Studios will run the new Troy Studios operation in Castletroy. Previous articleLimerick is a hotspot for online prostitutionNext articleGarda warning to hoax callers Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGSArdmore studioslimerickLimerick City and County CouncilTroy Studios Facebookcenter_img WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live NewsLocal NewsCouncil ready to act on new Limerick film studioBy Alan Jacques – November 12, 2015 744 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Print Emaillast_img read more

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Edward McNamara angling to save Shannon salmon from extinction

first_imgBirdwatch Ireland Limerick and conservation of species Edward McNamara clearing the the river outside of ‘Sleepy Hollow’ along the Shannon riverbank.Photo: Cian ReinhardtEdward McNamara has been angling on the Shannon River for the past 60 years and still uses the hut from where he started his lifetime passion on the riverbank at Plassey.He has seen the river transform over the last half century and believes it has reached a critical point for the sustainability of salmon fishing in the area.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We used to breed salmon in Plassey, but now it is unsustainable. They dammed off Plassey when they built the Ardnacrusha Power Station and the Parteen Weir. Now we have to use Birdhill, where they are breeding salmon and letting them off into the waters.“But when all the overflowing water comes down from the Parteen Weir and Ardnacrusha all the fish are washed away as it flows through Plassey,” he told the Limerick Post.“The Shannon is supposed to be the best river for salmon in Ireland but the ESB and Inland Fisheries Ireland are not treating it well. I want the fisheries managers to come out of their offices and look after the Shannon, the way they should.” Garda investigation launched into death of woman outside Limerick Print Advertisement The ESB are responsible for this section of the Shannon and have acknowledged the difficulty in sustaining salmon levels in the region.A spokesperson said: “Salmon spawning activity may be naturally compromised, also the flooding event of the past season represents a natural event, which is irrespective of the presence of ESB installations.”A spokesperson for Inland Fisheries Ireland said that they had an enforcement and conservation role in this area, ensuring that Wild Salmon stocks and other fish species are protected.“Inland Fisheries Ireland is ensuring the protection of the vulnerable wild salmon stock through conservation measures such as restricting salmon angling where they are below conservation limits, providing advice to anglers on methods of angling, providing an environmental remit on any planning developments on or near the river, water quality inspections and carrying out surveys to estimate the numbers of fish available in the catchments,” the spokesperson explained.However Mr McNamara said they still aren’t doing enough to save the Shannon salmon stocks. He also maintains that money collected from allowing foreign companies to use the river, competitions and license fees needs to be put back into river.“If this river is going to be kept the way it used to be, they need to come out of their offices, take off their coats and look after the river,” Mr McNamara said. Edward McNamara clearing the the river outside of ‘Sleepy Hollow’ along the Shannon riverbank. Photo: Cian Reinhardt Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleLimerick athlete James Quinlan rows on to double goldNext articleTen years of Bad Reputation Ireland Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Emailcenter_img NewsEdward McNamara angling to save Shannon salmon from extinctionBy Staff Reporter – August 3, 2017 1849 Headrace: A cautionary tale from Theme Tune Boy Twitter Fisheries Officers wanted to protect and develop fisheries resource in Limerick Young Limerick anglers learn how to cast at free fishing event Linkedin TAGSanglingArdnacrushaconservationfishingPlasseysalmonShannon RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Blocked river access is threatening Limerick’s fishing heritagelast_img read more

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Stay of execution for County Limerick Post Office

first_imgNewsCommunityLimerickStay of execution for County Limerick Post OfficeBy Staff Reporter – November 8, 2017 2151 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Print Linkedin Facebook A CAMPAIGN to keep open a County Limerick Post office has paid off as this Wednesday it was confirmed that Old Pallas post office will remain open for a further year.With over 1,000 signatures lodged in support of a petition to keep it open, Old Pallas Post Office and the O’Dwyer family that run it will remain open while a nationwide review of the Post Office Network is completed.Last September, 200 people turned out in support of the County Limerick family and their local Post Office.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Denis O’Dwyer has been acting postmaster since his mother passed away and the news this Wednesday has been widely welcomed.Fianna Fail TD, Deputy Niall Collins said that “This is good news for the community using Old Pallas Post Office. The campaign to retain this post office had huge community involvement which demonstrated the depth of feeling and concern at the potential loss of this vital community service.“This one year extension will allow both the Post Masters Union and An Post to complete the national review of the network which currently ongoing and when completed will give the much needed certainty required by local communities, postmasters and An Post”. WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter TAGSan postlimerickOld Pallas center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLimerick people to #StopAndAsk about scienceNext articleScholarship a fitting tribute to murdered Garda Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live last_img read more

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Concerns over future of Pieta House Limerick service

first_imgEmail Print WITH four of Pieta House’s nine therapists in Limerick laid off since the Covid-19 lockdown began, staff have raised concerns about the mental health service’s future in the city.Pieta House has helped thousands of people in the Mid-West since it was first established a decade ago. The free counselling service, based at Ard Aulin in Mungret, focusses on those who are in suicidal distress or engaging in self-harm. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up One Pieta House staff member, who wrote to the Limerick Post this week, claimed that the free therapy service may not continue in its current form into the future.“Compulsory redundancies of centre manager, clinical support staff and the letting go of sessional therapists, who are all the heart of Pieta House, will mean that Pieta as we know it will cease to exist,” they said.“The Sunrise Appeal has been a huge success and has raised in excess of €5 million.“Pieta receives more that €2m from the HSE every year and Health Minister Simon Harris announced last month an additional 114,608 per month to help Pieta save jobs.“Despite the success of the fundraising, approximately 50 per cent of staff have been let go with some still waiting for confirmation of further lay offs, which effectively will mean approximately 70 per cent of very experienced  staff will be let go.”The anonymous Pieta House staff member went onto accuse the service of being “disingenuous” for not making the staff and people of Ireland aware of what the service is going to look like in the future.They also raised concerns that given the current challenges with Covid-19 there may be many more deaths by suicide in the future. The onus, they believe, is now on Pieta House to provide the best possible support to ensure that they continue the work to prevent deaths by suicide. “Since December 2010 Pieta House has supported thousands of people of all age from groups from six years of age to people in their 70’s.  Pieta House has been there for people through the darkest moments in their lives. Many of whom would say, ‘I would not be alive today but for Pieta House’.“Last year Pieta House Mid-West witnessed a significant increase in U18’s accessing the service . Pieta House Mid-West is constantly stretched for resources and has always had waiting lists. I dread to think of what will happen in the future with the plan to restructure the service.”However, Pieta House revealed in a statement to the Limerick Post this week, that they are now in a very different position, based on the incredible public response to its Sunrise campaign, boosted by the Late Late Show the night before.“We had been facing an existential funding crisis and had been taking some difficult steps to deal with it. However, owing to the enormous generosity of the people of Ireland and their obvious care for those suffering with their mental health, coupled with some additional funding from the HSE for 300 additional hours for high risk clients per week, we are now able to review our position much more positively,” Pieta House stated.“We are in the middle of that process and hope to complete it within a couple of weeks. Our focus throughout is on meeting the significant demand for our services nationwide and there will be no downgrading of centres.”Pieta House also pointed out that it will be maintaining and potentially increasing its services to the public once the review is complete.“We are currently engaged in a consultation process with staff. There will be some re-deployment of personnel with the intention of putting as much resources as possible into the frontline and therapist hours. We are looking to employ more therapists directly, rather than on contract, and we have paused a reduction in therapist hours pending the outcome of the review.“In the meantime, we continue, during these restricted times, to deliver our services 24/7 by phone (1800 247 247) and text (51444) and we encourage anyone who is feeling anxious or is struggling with mental health issues at the moment to reach out and talk to Pieta. We are there for you.” Twitter Linkedin Advertisementcenter_img WhatsApp Facebook NewsCommunityConcerns over future of Pieta House Limerick serviceBy Alan Jacques – May 29, 2020 1276 Previous articleMore than €3 Million rental income to be refunded to University of Limerick on-campus residentsNext articleLkLadyPod #18 Sive: Why Do We Need Music Right Now? Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

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64 patients waiting for beds in UHL

first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live University Hospital Limerick Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads 263 admitted patients are waiting for beds this morning, according to today’s INMO Trolley Watch.227 patients are waiting in the emergency department, while 36 are in wards elsewhere in the hospital. Facebook Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick LimerickNews64 patients waiting for beds in UHLBy Staff Reporter – March 22, 2021 216 Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Previous articleWATCH: Treaty United pick up 2-1 win over Athlone Town in final pre-season gameNext articleMinister Collins welcomes €418,662 in Limerick outdoor funding Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement Twitter WhatsApp Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener last_img read more

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