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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Limerick Quick Hits

This and that from here and there

:: Stokes Bio, a biotech firm spun out of the University of Limerick, has appointed former chair of the National Technological Park, Dr Ed Walsh as its new chairman. The company is currently developing the prototype for a new cancer diagnostic system based on analysing human genes.

:: The new mayor of Limerick City will be decided next Monday. The mayoral election will take place in the council chambers at City Hall Monday evening.

:: Republican Sinn Fein activist Mick Ryan has stood by the claims he made last week that the Limerick Docklands were turning into “Little Amsterdam”. He now claims that since his comments last week, a number of residents in the area have contacted him in relation to things they had witnessed going on down there.

:: Three people were injured yesterday after a four vehicle crash at Daly’s cross. Four ambulances and 3 units of Limerick City Fire Brigade attended the scene which involved three trucks and one car.

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