And in Limerick?
Gabriela Avram tweetz:
We can’t let this happen! Let’s join forces and find solutions!
Yesterday, in the Seanad…
Senator Maria Byrne, from Limerick, told the Minister for Communication Richard Bruton:
“My biggest concern is that the University of Limerick wrote to RTÉ two months ago, as well as previously, but has not had the courtesy of a reply.
“The university authorities offered a space on the campus. There are many proposals out there. So many people want to see Lyric FM kept in Limerick. The cultural aspect is so important. Lyric FM has become the meat in the sandwich. There is to be a 100% staff cut.
“The workers are not sure whether they will be offered jobs in Cork or Dublin. This is supposed to be voluntary redundancy but the studio is being closed.
“My understanding is that a kiosk-type facility will be built for the regional correspondent. A studio will not be available if RTÉ, 2FM or anyone else comes to Limerick. That will be a huge disadvantage for Limerick and the region.”
Senator Kieran O’Donnell, also from Limerick, told the minister:
“They have been there since 1999. The studio is the best state-of-the-art facility outside of Donnybrook. It is in the heart of Limerick city and houses the RTÉ regional studio and Lyric FM.
“Lyric FM has the lowest cost per hour of any RTÉ station. I would make the counterbalancing case that there is a strong argument for the decentralisation of other arms of RTÉ, such as 2FM, to the Lyric FM studio in Limerick.
“A large amount of capacity is available and the livelihoods of 23 people are at stake.”
Transcript via Oirechtas.ie
Previously: Moya’s Merry Dance
The tales of Odysseus related by way of cheeky Limericks by author Emily Wilson, who recently published a translation of Homer’s ’The Odyssey’.
And then there’s the bit where Odysseus’ men eat the cattle of Helios and are struck by a thunderbolt from Zeus.
But what of Athena and the cyclops Polyphemus?
But she’s no Moynes.
Padre Pio, relics of whom, including his mitten, will go on display in Limerick this evening
Speaking to the Leader, organiser Fergal Golden said that there are number of relics touched, worn, and blessed by Padre Pio on display.
According to Mr Golden, there are three distinctions of relics. First-class relics are parts of the Saint’s body, so a mitten that was worn on his left hand, and a heart bandage when he bled from a side wound are on display.
Second-class relics are items worn by a Saint, such as a Habit, and third-class relics are items touched by a Saint.
Padre Pio relics to be displayed in Limerick hotel (Limerick Leader)
Pic: Padre Pio Devotions
Social Democrats cllr Elisa O’Donovan tweetz:
This is so depressing to see. Cars parked in space where a few months ago beautiful, mature trees had stood. There was such an opportunity to use this green space as a positive community amenity and space shame on previous Limerick Council councillors for voting for this.
Free lunchtime next Wednesday?
MASI (Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland) will hold a local election hustings on Direct Provision at Central Buildings at 51 O’Connell St in Limerick city from 1.05pm to 1.55pm.
“Find out where the political parties stand on Direct Provision at this lunchtime event in Central Buildings Limerick. Each party will be given a chance to outline their party’s position, and we will have time for questions at the end.”
Next Thursday, May 16, at 7.30pm in the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs.
The Irish Examiner will hold a debate involving the South candidates for the European Election on May 24.
The event will be moderated by Daniel McConnell, Irish Examiner Policial Editor, and Michael Clifford, Irish Examiner Special Correspondent.
Tickets for the event can be booked here
LE 2019 – Lunchtime Hustings on Direct Provision (Facebook)
Limerick’s CCTV project has technology to record the registration of every passing car 24 hours a day
Jess Casey, in the Limerick Leader, reports:
“Serious questions” remain unanswered in relation to a controversial €500,000 smart CCTV project, that has the technology to record the registration of every passing car 24 hours a day, and is installed across 14 Limerick towns and villages.
Limerick City and County Council (LCCC) plans to shortly roll out its Smart CCTV scheme to 13 new locations, although it has yet to receive the findings of a special investigation by the Data Protection Commissioner into its use of the scheme.
…When contacted by the Limerick Leader, a LCCC spokesperson said that CCTV systems in all 14 towns are currently recording footage live in test mode.
An Garda Siochana can access and download this footage “for the purpose of securing public order”, the spokesperson added.
‘Serious questions’ hang over €500k smart CCTV scheme in Limerick (Limerick Leader)
Tomorrow at 8pm.
At the Belltable at 69 O’Connell Street, Limerick.
There will be a reading of the play Displace by Katie O’Reilly.
A cyclical history of Ireland’s dark secrets. Spanning generations, Displace delves into the underworld of Irish institutionalisation. From the Magdalene Laundry to Direct Provision, we are brought with Molly and Fidda as they navigate through the labrynth of bureaucracy, violence and isolation and ask – how far have we come?
Following on from the work-in-progress last June, we are delighted to present a rehearsed reading of the final script of Displace, developed as part of Katie O’Kelly’s residency at Belltable, supported by Limerick Arts Office.
This reading will mark International Human Rights Week, and will be followed by a short post show discussion.
Tickets, for €8, can be bought here
Direct Provision Centre run by Barlow Properties , Mount Trenchard, Foynes, County Limerick.
A request for a comment from the Department of Justice has been made.
Previously: Mount Trenchard on Broadsheet