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Friday, February 06, 2009

Limerick Quick Hits

This and that from here and there.

:: The Fine Gael party has published a series of measures to support the Mid West including Limerick as the regions economy continues to be battered by job cuts. They include a new “Centre for Energy Innovation and a special company support programme”. The proposals are designed to “support those directly affected by redundancy, businesses in the region and the region itself.”Read more Here
Download the Document with the 13 proposals Here

:: A man accused of the unlawful possession of a sawn-off shotgun with intent to endanger life has been acquitted at Limerick District Court. 21 year old Ian Brennan had insisted that 20 year old Liam “Baby” Kelly had shot him on September 23rd 2007. It took the jury just one hour to reach their verdict.

:: The persistence of 1,900 Dell workers at Raheen who are set to lose their jobs this year has secured them a much improved redundancy package. Workers will now get 6 weeks pay per year and shift allowances are also taken into account. More Here.

:: Shannon airport has taken a blow this week after Ryanair announced it is to cut 100 jobs at the airport and reduce the number its routes from 30 to 25. Its being reported that a further 700 support jobs will be lost at the airport. Ryanair CEO Michael O Leary blames the €10 Airport tax introduced in last Octobers budget for having a "damaging impact" on Ryanair bookings. More Here.

:: Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt is on his way to Limerick, the Limerick Leader reports. The Jamaican holds the Olympic and world records for the 100 metres sprint and is reported to be on his way to the mid west to receive treatment from sports therapist Gerard Hartmann.
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