Limerick’s month long Festival of Learning

first_imgMORE than 150 free events spanning both city and county take place in Limerick next week to celebrate lifelong learning across the region, through a variety of enjoyable and informative activities. The 2012 Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival will run from Monday March 26 to Sunday April 1. It is organised by the Limerick City of Learning Steering Group in collaboration with Limerick Communications Office, Limerick County Council and County Limerick VEC.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Email Facebook Advertisement NewsLocal NewsLimerick’s month long Festival of LearningBy admin – March 21, 2012 501 Print WhatsApp Linkedin The activities taking place range from laughter yoga and drumming workshops to boat-building events, CV and interview skills, radio broadcasting training, swimming, CPR and healthy cooking on a budget.The festival will be officially opened on Monday March 26 by RTÉ 2FM DJ Ruth Scott at Limerick City Gallery of Art with a celebration of festival highlights. Some events will run over a number of days, giving participants the opportunity to find a suitable date to fit their schedule.Festival co-ordinator Yvonne Lane said the 2012 programme offers something for everyone.“It doesn’t matter what stage of life you are at, you can learn something new at the Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival,” she said.  “There is a host of wonderful learning events includes demonstrations, tours, plays, performances, workshops, information sessions and opportunities to try out a new skill”Eimear Brophy, adult education officer for County Limerick VEC   added: “The programme reflects the essence of lifelong learning in the broad span of activities from young children’s workshops to active retirement groups learning to Skype”.Free copies of the 2012 Festival Programme are available throughout Limerick or visit www.limerick.ie/lovelearning.Launching the event at the Boat Building School in Limerick were, Mario Matausch, Jacques lobe, John Harnett. Lisa Ruttle and Anna Budzynska.Pic. Alan Place / Press 22 Twitter Previous articleInitiative to yield 300 new Limerick jobsNext articleSufficient gardai guaranteed for critical times adminlast_img read more

Limerick redundancy row ends in victory for workers

first_imgWhatsApp Email NewsLocal NewsLimerick redundancy row ends in victory for workersBy admin – February 13, 2013 608 The complex was funded by the Department of Education and a total of 28 people lost their jobs when funding was cut. In September, eight SIPTU members started a daily picket of the school and complex. Advertisement Previous articleLimerick’s retail occupancy above national averageNext articleCounting the cost admin Twittercenter_img A TWO year battle has ended in victory for a group of Limerick workers with the news that they will get the €80,000 redundancy money that the Labour court ruled they were entitled to.Eight unionised staff at St Enda’s Sports Complex were awarded the money two years ago when they were made redundant from the sports complex, which is attached to St Enda’s Community School in Southill.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Linkedin Now Public Expenditure MInister, Brendan Howlin, has written to local TD’s involved in getting payment for the workers to say that as it is a “unique situation”, the decision has finally been made to write the cheque for the redundancy payments.“It has been a very hard road for us but we’re over the line now,” said Ray Healy, spokesperson for the for St. Enda’s workers.“We want to thank our union,the media and the TD’s who helped us. It’s not a lot of money when you’ve lost your jobs but it’s the principle. What’s the point in having a Labour Court if you’re not going to honour what that court decides?”Deputy Kieran O’Donnell (FG) said he is “delighted. They fought a hard battle and I want to congratulate them and their families. They’ve shown great courage”.Deputy Willie O’Dea (FF) said that payment was promised last March “yet nothing happened. The workers had to resort to protesting in hail and rain for the last number of months for the Government to finally pay the money they were rightfully owed.”Deputy Jan O’Sullivan (Lab) said she is “very pleased that they will be paid. It has been a long road involving a lot of meetings and negotiations”.Above: St.Enda’s sports complex. Print Facebooklast_img read more

Cricket News Faf du Plessis banned for one Test after South Africa seal seventh consecutive series win at home

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: South Africa have started year 2019 in grand fashion as they sealed their seventh consecutive series win at home when they defeated Pakistan by nine wickets in the second Test at Newlands Cape Town. Chasing a mere 41 runs, South Africa lost Theunis de Bruyn cheaply but they coasted home to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series after winning the Centurion Test by six wickets in three days. However, the celebrations were marred when the ICC announced that Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis was banned for the final Test in Johannesburg. In a statement released by the ICC, du Plessis has been suspended for one Test and fined 20 per cent of his match fees, while his players have been fined 10 per cent of their match fees, for maintaining a slow over-rate in the Newlands Test. ICC match referee David Boon imposed the suspension on du Plessis after South Africa were found to be one over short after time allowances were taken into consideration.Du Plessis was last fined for a slow over-rate during the Centurion Test against India in 2017 which South Africa won and according to Article 2.2.1, which relates to minor over-rate offences, a second minor over-rate offence within a 12-month period results in a one-match ban. For du Plessis, the suspension is a culmination of a roller-coaster series. The South Africa skipper, along with Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed, became the first set of captains to be dismissed for a pair in the same Test during the game in Centurion. The skipper roared back with a brilliant century in Newlands and admitted that he was under pressure heading into the game.Read More | Kuldeep Yadav takes five wickets in first game in Australia“However experienced you may be, if you don’t score runs in one game, you still feel the pressure in the next game. I felt last year I batted the best in a long time, but to go through a pair and all of a sudden the mental game starts coming in. A few doubts, a few negative thoughts. For me before the start of this game, I wanted to block out that noise. I wanted to be in a good mental space. You think the experienced players are untouchable when it comes to things like these, but we also humanly go through thought patterns like that. For me it was a true test of my character,” du Plessis said. last_img read more