5,000 new jobs for Limerick

Yes. Today was a good day.

Limerick Post Newspaper

AN AMBITIOUS €500 plan is set to catapult Limerick into redeveloping over €1.4million sq/ft of investment infrastructure over the next five years.
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The recovery plan led by the new Limerick 2030 company is the vehicle to accelerate transformation of city and county into top European investment location.

At the launch of the company and the new plan, which is the biggest single Irish commercial property development programme undertaken outside the capital, Denis Brosnan unveiled the developments which are set to bolster Limerick’s emergence as one of Europe’s most attractive investment locations.

Limerick Twenty Thirty Strategic Development DAC (Designated Activity Company) is the first entity of its kind created by a local authority to deliver a city and county wide programme of investment. It will be tasked, in the first instance, with delivering over €500m worth of transformational investment infrastructure across four strategic sites in Limerick City, with the capacity to create in excess of 5,000 jobs over the next five years.

The Limerick Twenty Thirty company – with one of Ireland’s most respected and successful business leaders, Denis Brosnan, as Executive Chairman – will prioritise the redevelopment of 1.4 million sq ft of prime real estate across the four sites into state-of-the-art office, retail, residential, education and enterprise space.

The investment programme will put the required infrastructure in place to accelerate inward investment to the city and county, both from the indigenous and FDI sectors.

It will add further momentum to Limerick’s remarkable job creation record since the 2013 the launch of ‘Limerick 2030: An Economic and Spatial Plan for Limerick’ – a once in a generation plan to guide the economic, social and physical renaissance of Limerick city centre, the wider county and Mid-West region. Delivery on this is already ahead of targets, with 7,800 jobs created in Limerick and over €1.3 billion invested in the interim. Close to 5,400 of these posts are full-time posts across various sectors including financial services, retail, med-tech, IT, while the remainder are construction jobs.

The key sites prioritised for Limerick Twenty Thirty DAC are:

The 112,000 sq ft Garden

The 550,000sq ft Opera Site at Rutland Street

The Cleeves Riverside Campus on the banks of the River Shannon at Fernhill comprising 8 acres and 100,000 sq ft of existing space

The 340,000 sq ft Troy Studios Film Hub in Castletroy, where an €8m fit out is nearing completion ahead of the commencement of production

Launching the Limerick Twenty Thirty company, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Patrick O’Donovan said: “The establishment of the Limerick Twenty Thirty company to create world-class commercial, retail, enterprise, and education facilities, as well as residential space, will take Limerick – a city already on the up – to new heights. The fact that it is plan-led, as distinct from developer-led, will mean the city and county are planned strategically and that the infrastructure and investment is exactly what Limerick needs.

“We are hugely confident regarding delivery as recent years, in particular, have illustrated Limerick’s enormous potential. Limerick City and County Council’s economic and spatial plan launched three years ago was high in aspiration but the follow-through has been emphatic, with 7,800 jobs created in the interim. The Limerick Twenty Thirty Company is going to raise the bar again and help complete the transformation of Limerick into the top league of European cities for inward investment over the coming decades.”

Said Limerick Twenty Thirty Company Chairman Denis Brosnan: “Limerick has embarked on a remarkable journey since 2009 when I was asked to Chair the Mid West Task Force on Job Creation. Today, with the launch of the Limerick Twenty Thirty Company, it steps onto a new platform.

“I am determined that this company will take up on the brilliant work and huge gains achieved and deliver the type of assets required to attract further transformational inward investment. We are sending a message far and wide, and not least in the window of opportunity for FDI post-Brexit investment, that we are open for business and capable of competing with the best for it.”

Conn Murray, Limerick City and County Council Chief Executive said; “With the establishment of Limerick Twenty Thirty, we now have a dedicated vehicle, with one of Ireland’s most respected business people at the wheel, to drive this city and county into a new and golden era. We have created a really attractive investment ecosystem here that is already reaping massive dividends and with Limerick Twenty Thirty we will create state of the art commercial, enterprise, education, retail and residential space that will accelerate the already rapid pace of inward investment.

“Given the opportunity of the post-Brexit space, we will offer a world class, highly competitive English-speaking environment for global companies seeking European locations.”

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University of Limerick ‘Health Hub plans’ get council approval

PLANS to build a ‘health promotion hub’ in Limerick city centre have been approved by Limerick City and County Council.old-town-hall

The Health Hub will soon be kitted-out in the Old Town Hall premises on Rutland Street, as part of University of Limerick’s recently-launched global strategy and the Limerick 2030 Economic Plan.

The centre, which will be used for “community-based health promotion”, will be delivered in association with the HSE directorate of health and wellbeing, Healthy Ireland Council and UL.

The centre will comprise a meeting room with a 60-person capacity, reception area and waiting room.

It is also part of UL’s aim to augment its “visibility” within the city centre, with plans to build transport links between the city and the Plassey campus; permanent residence for UL’s Fab Lab; and students’ residence in partnership with Shannon Consortium and the council.

In the plan, UL says that the “interprofessional, community-based health hub will enable staff from the health sciences to deliver health and wellbeing programmes to community groups”.

When UL president Prof Don Barry launched the university’s Broadening Horizons strategy, he said that the university was “anxious” to see city centre developments at the Opera Centre site happen as soon as possible.

“We are ready to go and we have begun creating some of the activities that we want to bring to the city already.

“What I want to see in the city is hundreds of UL students studying in the city, living in the city, and bringing their energy and their life, as part of the revitalisation of the city centre, which I think is a very important part of the Limerick 2030 plan.”

Plans for the project were first lodged in the middle of February, and the planning office gave it the green light, this week. The building was originally home to the Chamber of Commerce when it was built in 1815.

Irish Water email fiasco reveals only 30,000 customers registered

According to recent news on Irish water’s website a duplicate email was sent erroneously to all Irish Water online account holders. It was noted by Irish Water that the duplicate email was sent to approximately 300 customers. The alert notification then went on to mention that only 1% of customers were affected.

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Using a high-tech mathematical process involving formulas and leaving-cert mathematics, experts have calculated that if 1% is equal to 300 customers, then 100% is equal to 30,000 customers.

 

We’re open to be corrected on our fancy calculations, but if Irish Water’s current data is to be used as the baseline, then somebody somewhere is reporting inaccurate claims of c. 1.2 million households having already signed up. The numbers simply don’t add up.

 


 

Did you make the list of Top 100 in Limerick?

Here’s an interesting list of recent Klout scores for local Limerick Twitter accounts. Did you make the list? Let’s get tweeting and Klouting!

This is the Top 100 in our area… glad to see we made it. Limerick’s Life and Rubber Bandits doing well-

 

Twitter Name (not Twitter handle)

Klout Score

Louise Kennedy ‏
34
NT-MDT ‏
35
Tam ‏
35
cliff callanan ‏
36
Joe Leddin ‏
37
Mike Taylor ‏
37
Adrian O’Sullivan ‏
38
MsetfiLab ‏
38
MyHome Price Changes ‏
38
Ronandusty ‏
38
Louise Cantillon ‏
39
R80 Sports ‏
39
Emma Lahiffe ‏
40
KilljoyTshirts ‏
40
Becca Nic Aogáin ‏
40
Allison Argent ‏
41
Caoimhe Feighery ‏
41
Damien ‏
41
Joseph Murphy ‏
41
Limerick2030
41
OpenHouseLimerick ‏
41
Patrick J O’Neill ‏
41
Paul Gavan ‏
41
westirelandgirl ‏
41
Wolfe Tones ‏
41
Darragh Jennings ‏
41
The Mary Sue
41
Aideen Quirke ‏
42
Deirdre M Harrington ‏
42
Limerick LGBT ‏
42
Marius ‏
42
New To MyHome.ie ‏
42
Omer Alyafia ‏
42
Tommy Conlon ‏
42
Virgo ‏
42
Youth Media Team ‏
42
Norah ‏
42
CP Sport Ireland ‏
43
Donal O’Regan ‏
43
donnacha hurley ‏
43
Martin Guilfoyle ‏
43
NSAI ‏
43
Orla Henderson ‏
43
r ‏
43
Vicki Tubridy ‏
43
Andrew Cunneen ‏
44
Flannerys Limerick ‏
44
Limerick Craft Hub ‏
44
Aimée ‏
44
BlueChief ‏
45
Kathy Tiernan ‏
45
LouiseMc ‏
45
Gillian ‏
46
Matt O’Callaghan ‏
46
Network Limerick ‏
46
Dr. Ursula Callaghan ‏
47
Limerick Camogie ‏
47
Sean O’ Donovan ‏
47
Alan English ‏
48
David Lee ‏
48
Evan ‏
48
italianfoodie ‏
49
Jessika Banaghan ‏
49
Kayleigh Lowe ‏
49
LK Smarter Travel ‏
49
Maurice Quinlivan ‏
49
Pom Towers ‏
49
Trevor Spillane ‏
49
ambassadorua
50
Barry LFC O Sullivan ‏
50
Donn O Sullivan ‏
50
Shane McCarthy ‏
50
LimkToday Live95FM ‏
51
please cian ‏
52
Limerick Council ‏
53
Limerick Post ‏
53
People of Limerick ‏
53
Down bythe Riverside
54
Imen McDonnell ‏
54
Lime Tree Theatre ‏
54
Pat
54
Paul Sweeney ‏
54
UL News ‏
54
Will Leahy ‏
54
Conor Murray ‏
55
I Love Limerick ‏
55
Jen Ronan ‏
55
Limerick’s Live 95FM ‏
55
Tom Kennedy ‏
55
David Scanlon ‏
57
Limerick FC ‏
57
Limerick Leader ‏
59
CESI
60
Hassan Dabbagh
60
Pam ‏
60
Limerick Hour
61
Olivia O’Sullivan ‏
61
Poppiesandme ‏
61
Rubber Bandits ‏
63
Limerick’s Life ‏
65

While the list is not comprehensive, it is assumed that like all things on the internet, it just has to be true.

Is mise le meas,
Patricia

International PigTail Day on 9th August. Don’t Forget! #PigtailIreland

Did you know that it’s International Pigtail Day on Saturday 9th August? Let’s show the rest of the Country how it’s done Limerick !!!! :) We think mammys and daughters should unite in Limerick!International Pig Tail Day Limerick 2030

 

We’re nearing end of #limerickcityofculture ‘riverdance’. How many euro has been generated for local economy? Any guesses?

We’re nearing end of #limerickcityofculture ‘riverdance’. How many euro has been generated for local economy? Any guesses?

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