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Limerick can be a counterbalance to Dublin, says Chamber

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first_imgEmail Funds no barrier to M20 motorway RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Advertisement Twitter WhatsApp Funding allocated for M20 planning process Previous articleLimerick schools dominate local competitionNext articleBord Bia recruiting food industry enthusiasts in Limerick Editor TAGS2040M20 center_img €8 million M20 tendering process gets underway Facebook Limerick to Cork motorway will be included in capital plan Limerick Chamber business leaders stress the importance of infrastructural intervention for Limerick Print BusinessNewsPoliticsLimerick can be a counterbalance to Dublin, says ChamberBy Editor – February 7, 2017 929 Limerick Chamber has said that the commencement of strategic planning and development framework for Ireland between now and 2040 paves the way to bring about economic balance across the nation.Director of Policy with Limerick Chamber, Caroline Kelleher, said: “We welcome the recognition by the Government of the need to tap the underutilised potential of our regional cities with focused policies and investments to act as a counterbalance to Dublin.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “It must be recognised that cities have a key role in the development of their hinterlands and driving growth for the wider region. It is positive to see the Government recognise the need to equip the regions with the right mix of physical and social infrastructure and further recognises the need for a coordinated approach to implementing the forthcoming Framework with particular emphasis on drawing together Government initiatives such as Rebuilding Ireland, the Action Plan for Rural Development and the Action Plan for Jobs among others.”“If we want to be serious about obtaining balanced regional development, we must recognise the need for consistency between capital investment plans and strategic planning,” she added.Ms Kelleher continued, “This discussion must advance the case of a number of key projects, not least the M20 motorway between Limerick and Cork, which will create a seamless motorway from Cork, taking in the cities of Limerick and Galway. This will act as a key conduit for economic development along a corridor that can be a powerful counterbalance to Dublin and, indeed, support Dublin by taking pressure off the capital.”“It must also focus on making sure the environment is right for airports to grow as there’s a direct link between airport growth and regional development.  The more that Shannon can grow, the more region stands to grow.” Build M20 and reduce VAT amongst pre budget submissionslast_img read more

Press release: UK Government response to recent loss of life in Yemen

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first_imgA UK government spokesperson said: The government expresses serious concern at the tragic loss of life in Yemen over the last month. In the first two weeks of August alone, over 400 Yemenis lost their lives, including young children, and many more continue to face egregious violations of their basic human rights. We are also deeply concerned by the tragic incidents of 2 August, 9 August, and 23 August in which so many Yemenis were killed. We offer our sincerest condolences to the families of the victims. We welcome the speed of the investigation into the incident of 9 August, and the Coalition’s announcement of regret and action to address the recommendations of that investigation. We are reviewing the investigation’s conclusions. We welcome the Coalition’s announcement of an investigation into the incident of 23 August and encourage the publication of the outcomes of this investigation as soon as possible. We also call for clarification of the circumstances around the incident of 2 August. The government condemns the attacks against Red Sea shipping, and regular missile attacks against Saudi Arabia which have been launched by the Houthis with Iranian support. These attacks have targeted residential areas and shown no regard for civilian life. Coalition countries have a legitimate right to defend their own territory. The UK urges all parties to the conflict to do everything possible to protect innocent civilians and to demonstrate their commitment to International Humanitarian Law. This conflict began following a seizure of power in some parts of Yemen by the Houthis, forcing out the legitimate government from these areas. The urgency now is for everyone to enable and support the UN-sponsored political process beginning with talks in Geneva on 6 September. Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn Email [email protected] Media enquiriescenter_img Further information Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebook For journalists last_img read more

Man Utd emerge EPL club with highest wage bill, Barca claim Europe’s top spot

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first_img Promoted ContentA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtThe Top 9 Oddest Underwater Discoveries No One Can Explain9 Movie Scenes That Got Re-Shot Because Viewers Didn’t Like ThemBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Ridiculously Expensive Things Bought By Keanu ReevesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Incredibly Looking Albino Animals8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthPretty Awesome Shows That Just Got Canceled18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-Flow6 Secret Origin Stories Of Modern Mouth-Watering Meal6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone According to accounts filed to Companies House, bitter rivals Man City are close behind United having paid out a cool £315m. And Real Madrid and Liverpool make up the top five big spenders at £312m and £310m respectively. The Anfield club’s pay out on staff rose 17.5 per cent from the previous year to lift them into the top five above Chelsea, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich. United’s main earner for the period was Chilean flop Alexis Sanchez who was raking in an eye-watering £505,000-a-week.Advertisement Loading… Read Also: Coronavirus: EPL clubs to lose over £100m monthly if outbreak forces fan ban Barcelona sit top of the list thanks in no small part to their weekly weigh out of £1.525m just on Lionel Messi (£900k) and Luis Suarez (£625k). Further down the list, Bundesliga champs Bayern weighed out £292m on players and staff while Chelsea, Juve and Arsenal were not far behind with figures of £285m, £281m and £230m. PSG’s outlay is only available for 2017/18 but the £290m recorded then still ranks them as Europe’s seventh biggest spenders on wages. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Manchester United’s staggering wage bill was the Premier League’s highest for 2018/19. The Red Devils paid out a whopping £332million in salaries for the period but that is still more than £100m less than LaLiga giants Barcelona. David De Gea on £375k-a-week, Paul Pogba on £290k-a-week and Anthony Martial – whose wages rose to £200k-a-week in January 2019 – are three of United’s other highest earners.last_img read more

Syracuse trumps Mercyhurst in 2-1 overtime win

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first_imgSyracuse (12-13-3, 8-4-2 College Hockey America) beat host Mercyhurst (12-10-4, 9-3-2) 2-1 on Saturday in the second of a back-to-back after losing 4-1 on Friday. Mercyhurst is currently in first place in the CHA, with the Orange inching closer in second.The Lakers scored with 1:53 left in the first on a goal by Jillian Skinner that was her first of the season and the Orange headed into the first intermission down 1-0.Syracuse scored 30 seconds into the second period on Stephanie Grossi’s eighth goal of the season. The Orange and the Lakers went back and forth but the score stayed tied heading into the final frame.The third period was a scoreless one and the teams headed to overtime.The Orange scored with 1:30 left in overtime on a much needed power-play goal by Jessica Sibley. Her ninth goal of the season, assisted by Alysha Burriss, gave SU an important win in CHA play as the Orange try to eclipse Mercyhurst at the top of the CHA standings before the start of the CHA tournament in late February.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange continued to struggle on the power play, going 1-of-6 with the player advantage. Syracuse outshot the Lakers 34-11.The Orange continues CHA play on Friday as it travels to face the Penn State Nittany Lions (9-14-5, 5-4-5 CHA) in a back-to-back series. The Nittany Lions are coming of a 2-0 win on Saturday against RIT. Comments Published on January 30, 2016 at 6:28 pm Contact Jake: [email protected] Related Stories Mercyhurst runs away with 4-1 win after Syracuse scores firstcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more