Two Limerick councillors and former TD in hunt for Seanad seat

first_imgPredictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival NewsTwo Limerick councillors and former TD in hunt for Seanad seatBy Staff Reporter – March 11, 2016 752 Previous articleGardai investigating circumstances of fatal Limerick road traffic crashNext articleLimerick politician calls for Ministerial intervention over Dublin airport advertising blitz Staff Reporter Email WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashcenter_img Facebook TAGSJohn SheahanKieran O’DonnelllimerickMaria ByrneSeanad WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Cllr Maria ByrneLIMERICK Fine Gael councillors Maria Byrne and John Sheahan are seeking election for Seanad seats it has emerged this week.Ms Byrne has been nominated for the Agricultural Panel by the Irish Greyhound Owners and Breeders Federation, it is understood.Following the closure of nominations next week, the campaign will take nominees around the country to seek support.Familiar with running a Seanad seat campaign, Cllr Byrne narrowly missed out on a 2007 seat when she lost by a single vote.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In 2011, the Fine gael cllr did not seek the nomination as she was the sitting Mayor for Limerick.A notice posted on the gates of Leinster House as the 32nd Dail sat for its first session revealed that Cllr John Sheahan was seeking also Seanad seat.In 2011, the Newcastle West councillor contested both the General Election for the newly-formed North Kerry Limerick West constituency, where he polled more than 6,200 first preferences, as well as the Seanad election.Voting is by postal ballot and the count will take place at the end of April.Former Fine Gael TD, Kieran O’Donnell who was defeated in the most recent General Election was this week put forward by the Limerick branch for consideration at a national committee meeting after all nominations are [email protected] Print Twitter Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Advertisementlast_img read more

Halloween puts spirit into Sainsbury’s bakery sales

first_imgSainsbury’s Halloween bakery products helped push sales in the division up 50% as the retailer announced increased sales for the 28 weeks to 3 October 2009.”Bakery has had a fantastic start to the year and the new products we have launched in the Basics range, such as the muffins, have played a big part in this,” commented Nick Townend, Sainsbury’s category manager for bakery. “We also benefited from a great selection of products over the Halloween period, which led to a 50% growth in sales.”Townend said that bakery is a key area for Sainsbury’s, which it is supporting through its bakery apprentice programme. “That is something which is delivering real results for our customers and colleagues alike.”The supermarket saw total sales rise by 3.7% to £11,158m. Sainsbury’s Basics range features 650 products, including a variety of cakes, biscuits, mor-ning goods and bread.last_img

On the Twentieth Century Will Release Cast Album

first_img Kristin Chenoweth Star Files Tony and Emmy winner Kristin Chenoweth, Tony nominee Peter Gallagher and the company of On the Twentieth Century will record the cast album on March 23. The recording will be released on May 19 on PS Classics. Directed by Scott Ellis, the Roundabout revival is playing a limited engagement through July 5 at Broadway’s American Airlines Theatre.On the Twentieth Century features a book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and music by Cy Coleman. It follows a down-and-out Broadway producer named Oscar Jaffe (Gallagher), who struggles to convince his former muse and lover, Lily Garland (Chenoweth), now a successful film actress, to return to Broadway in a (non-existent) epic drama about Mary Magdalene. While dealing with Lily Garland’s jealous new lover and a religious fanatic aboard a luxury train, Oscar hopes he can lure her back to the stage and salvage his sinking career.In addition to Chenoweth and Gallagher, the cast includes Tony nominee Andy Karl, Mark Linn‐Baker and Tony winners Michael McGrath and Mary Louise Wilson.On the Twentieth Century premiered on Broadway in 1978, and won Tony Awards for Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical. On The Twentieth Century View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on July 19, 2015last_img read more

EPL: Mane expects Liverpool to end unexpected slump

first_imgJurgen Klopp’s side crashed to a stunning 3-0 defeat against struggling Watford last weekend that ended their hopes of going unbeaten through the entire league campaign.The Reds’ limp display at Vicarage Road was followed by another underwhelming effort on Tuesday as Chelsea knocked them out of the FA Cup with a 2-0 fifth round victory.Klopp was willing to sacrifice the FA Cup to rest several of his players, even if it prolonged Liverpool’s slump.Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Alisson Becker were among the stars missing from the starting line-up at Stamford Bridge.Whether that proves a wise gamble will become clearer over the course of the next week.With Liverpool’s 1-0 Champions League last 16 first leg loss at Atletico Madrid having triggered this unexpected dip, the European champions have now endured three defeats from their last four games in all competitions.Even their lone win in that sequence was hardly convincing as they needed a blunder from West Ham keeper Lukasz Fabianski to spark a come from behind 3-2 success.Liverpool have been so dominant in the league – winning 18 successive games before the Watford debacle – that it is understandable if they have lost a little intensity with the title almost in their grasp.They are 22 points clear of second-placed Manchester City and need just four more wins to end their 30-year wait to be crowned kings of English football.Atletico are due at Anfield for the decisive second leg on Wednesday, but Liverpool winger Mane knows it is important to get back on track domestically before turning to their defence of the Champions League.“We have another important game on Saturday and then on Wednesday, so we will be ready and we will be back again,” Mane said.“This can happen in football and we are used to it.“We just have to keep working hard and keep going if we want to be great champions.”– ‘It’s little things’ –Third-bottom Bournemouth are desperate for the points as they battle to avoid relegation.They will look to exploit a suddenly leaky Liverpool defence that has conceded seven goals in their last three games.The absence of injured Jordan Henderson has robbed Liverpool of the midfielder’s energy and leadership, in turn leaving the Reds defence more exposed to the kind of counter-attacks that led to goals for Watford’s Ismaila Sarr and Chelsea’s Ross Barkley.“It’s little things, but little things make the difference,” Klopp said.“The boys are strong, they have showed a wonderful reaction so many times, and now we have to show that again.”At Old Trafford, Manchester United badly need a third derby win against Manchester City this season as they battle to qualify for the Champions League.Fifth-placed United are three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, who host Everton on Sunday.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team stumbled when a blunder from keeper David De Gea forced them to settle for a draw at Everton last weekend.City, in contrast, are on a high after beating Real Madrid in the Champions League last 16 first leg, then retaining the League Cup against Aston Villa on Sunday and advancing to the FA Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday.United have defeated City twice already, but were beaten by them at Old Trafford in the League Cup semi-finals.“It’s better to go there winning games, being in the FA cup than being out. We’re going to go there to try to win,” said City manager Pep Guardiola, who could be without the influential Kevin De Bruyne due to a shoulder injury. Loading… Read Also: Arsenal takeover: Dangote informed how much it will cost to buy out KroenkeTottenham, in seventh place, travel to Burnley hoping the fall-out from Eric Dier’s astonishing row with a fan in the stands after their FA Cup loss to Norwich does not prove a damaging distraction to an increasingly troubled campaign.Fixtures (1500 GMT unless stated)SaturdayLiverpool v Bournemouth (1230), Arsenal v West Ham, Crystal Palace v Watford, Sheffield United v Norwich, Southampton v Newcastle, Wolves v Brighton, Burnley v Tottenham (1730)SundayChelsea v Everton (1400), Manchester United v Manchester City (1630)MondayLeicester v Aston Villa (2000)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Best Cars Of All TimeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More Sadio Mane has urged Liverpool to use the worst week of their season as fuel to power the Premier League leaders a step closer to the title when they face Bournemouth on Saturday.Advertisementlast_img read more

146th Open Championship gets underway this morning

first_imgPadraig Harrington lifted the Claret Jug when the famous old tournament last visited the Southport course, and goes out in the group immediately after Clarke’s.Shane Lowry’s another morning starter, taking to the course at 10.20.While out-of-form Rory McIlroy remains convinced he’s just one round from turning his year around – he’s out just before ten-to-3 in a group that also contains world number one Dustin Johnson. Photo © – Tipp FM The 146th Open Championship gets underway this morning.Mark O’Meara – who won at Royal Birkdale in 1998 – is first to tee off at 6.35 this morning.Darren Clarke is the first Irish player out, teeing off at 9.25.last_img