Is Corruption Ireland’s most valuable Natural Resource?

Once upon a time, we used to think that the primary Natural Resource in this country was agriculture. But, since that was something that we learned in school way back in the 80’s, we got to thinking that maybe we should check out Google… just to be sure, to be sure.

viewSeems that (in no particular order) out Natural Resources are: natural gas, petroleum, peat, copper, lead, dolomite, barite, limestone, gypsum, silver and some zinc. And that there are Key industries based on these and other natural resources include fishing, foresting, mining, livestock, and other forms of agriculture and fish farming. Wow. Natural Gas you say, internet? Petroleum? Are we talking about the same country here?

 

Corruption, however, is not mentioned. Even though it brings hundreds of Millions of Euro in revenue to Ireland (including Limerick) each year, every year. While this resource is something that’s built into everybody’s psyche as human beings, apparently it’s more highly evolved in the Irish (the Irish upper class to be more specific). Naturally, most other countries have tried to mimic our skill in mastering this resource but there are not many nations who have excelled as we have, it would seem.

corruptionLet’s face it, in Ireland corruption is rife. It’s everywhere you look. It’s time to understand it, and time to embrace it. You see, the corruption isn’t the problem. As we’ve already mentioned, corruption is in everybody’s DNA. The problem lies in that our perception of corruption is that it’s a bad thing. This is what we’ve been taught. It’s time to get away from our naïve views of what is corrupt and what isn’t corrupt. What exactly do you think is keeping this tiny Island on the West of Europe afloat economically? Hint: It’s not fecking ‘dolomite’.

We’ve got to face up to reality and live with the fact that Ireland is corrupt. Any of the fanciful wishes we have in hoping that it will ever be any other way (at least in our lifetime) are valuable energy and time wasted. Instead, we need to spend our energy in understanding how to guide our personal situations towards a situation that is benefited by corruption.

Please drop us a comment when you figure that out. Why don’t they teach this in primary school? At least our children’s eyes would be opened and their expectations would not exceed the reality imposed upon them by you and I.

Is mise le meas,
Patricia

Limerick 2030 ‘Vice’ fail

#LimerickViceLetter An Open Letter from the people of Limerick To the Editor of Vice: While we believe in free press and the right for anybody to be able to express their opinions without fear of reprisal, we also believe that stories should be balanced and professional. This article is neither. At best it’s trite clickbait, at worst it’s offensive and libellous. With open arms, Limerick offers your reporter (Yasin Osman) an opportunity to write a follow up story to balance the distorted and unfair perception of Limerick that is portrayed in this story. Thank you in advance for your attention to this matter and we look forward to your response.
Posted by Limerick 2030 on Friday, August 21, 2015

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

Limerick 2030 musings on news of new Shopping Centre

While many Limerick City-centre businesses (and obviously the Chamber of Commerce by association) are unhappy about the overruling of their planning permission objection to the multi-million injection into our city, we are not of the same opinion.

An alternative to blocking Limerick’s forward trajectory, would be for city-centre businesses to take a more holistic view of the bigger picture, in terms of their business strategy.

For example, being located in the city-centre does not ‘entitle’ any business to get more trade/footfall, by default. It takes more than an attitude of ‘we’re in the city centre so you shop here’ to entice customers to buy their products and services.

The businesses need to incentivise people to come into the city centre for reasons other than their location (or indeed any other external factors) to enhance their business. The reason people should come to your place of business should be because you are offering something better than the others.

A better product. A better service. Something to make a customer choose you, because you are better, because you are worthy of receiving our money in return for your goods; not because you are ‘near’.

Aspire to make your business better than the rest. Then customers will come to your whether you’re in the city-centre… or not.

Original article from the Irish Examiner here.

About (the official version) #irishwater

About Irish Water
Company number: IE530363
Irish Water was registered on 17 Jul 2013 with its registered office in Dublin 1. The business has a status listed as “Live” and it currently has 11 directors. It was founded by Michael Mcnicholas, Rose Hynes, Margaret Rae, John Tierney. Irish Water has no subsidiaries.
Company type
Private limited with share capital
Incorporation date
17 Jul 2013
Type of accounts filing
Latest annual returns
17 Jan 2014
Latest annual accounts
Unknown
SIC 2003
4524 — Construction Of Water Projects
SIC 2007
Registered Address
Colvill House
24/26 Talbot Street
Dublin 1
Ireland