Hopes for improved Mungret bus service

first_imgWhatsApp Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat TAGSLimerick City and Countynational transport associationNewsNTApoliticsTransport TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Print Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Twitter Linkedin Email Cllr Dan McSweeney, Fine Gael. Photo: Cian ReinhardtMUNGRET, Ballybrown and Clarina and could soon be benefitting from an improved public bus service.This follows a motion from Fine Gael councillor Dan McSweeney at a recent meeting of the Limerick City and County Council’s Travel and Transportation Strategic Policy Committee where he asked the council to engage with the National Transport Authority (NTA) to secure improved bus services for the area.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The City West representative was informed that the local authority is actively engaging with the NTA in the development of the Limerick Shannon Metropolitan Area Transport Strategy.“Baseline studies and projected growth for population centres in Ballybrown, Clarina and Patrickswell will form the basis for consultation between Bus Éireann and NTA for appropriate bus services to meet the demand,” a Council spokesperson explained.Cllr McSweeney told the committee that there are currently four services connecting Clarina to Limerick City Monday to Friday from 8am to 5.15pm. The service is reduced to two times a day on Saturdays and one on Sundays.“Upon your return from Limerick City you have four bus services commencing at 1.35pm with last service at 5.40pm and similarly these services reduce to two on a Saturday and one on a Sunday.“One of the major issues surrounding the return bus route is timing. Many students travelling to secondary schools, completing after school study and those working in Limerick City centre are unable to use public transport due to there being no later bus service,” Cllr McSweeney explained.He also pointed out that Mungret has been promised an extended bus service for a number of years and is still waiting for it.“Mungret has grown significantly over the last number of years with additional housing and new schools and these public transport plans have still not materialised. The improvement of the Clarina bus service will be able to work hand in hand with the provision of improved bus services for Mungret,” he concluded.center_img Previous articleLimerick woman to lead hotel industry through challenging timesNext articleStorm Jorge brings Orange Weather Warning this weekend Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsPoliticsTransportHopes for improved Mungret bus serviceBy Alan Jacques – February 27, 2020 579 Limerick on Covid watch list Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

Satchmo at the Waldorf Opens Off-Broadway

first_img Related Shows Satchmo at the Waldorf In March of 1971, one of the greatest music legends the world would ever know was performing the final set of shows he would ever play at New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel. But the audiences who adored him onstage never really saw the man behind the trumpet. In Satchmo at the Waldorf, we encounter Louis Armstrong where few ever had the chance to see him: backstage. Reflecting on his own unlikely career amidst a rapidly changing society, the icon is stripped bare, revealing complexities and contradictions that his omnipresent smile, horn and handkerchief belied. View Comments Terry Teachout’s Satchmo at the Waldorf, starring John Douglas Thompson, opens off-Broadway March 4. Directed by Gordon Edelstein, the one-man Louis Armstrong bio-play is playing at the Westside Theatre. Thompson morphs between playing Armstrong, his manager Joe Glaser, and fellow trumpeter Miles Davis. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 29, 2014last_img read more

Ashley Young sends message to Man Utd fans after sealing Inter  transfer

first_imgAshley Young has taken to social media to send an emotional message to Manchester United and their supporters following his move to Inter Milan. The full-back joined Inter for a £1.28m fee on Friday, bringing an end to his nine-and-a-half year spell at United. The former Watford and Aston Villa man-made 261 appearances for United, and clearly still feels a great affinity towards the club regardless of the move to Italy. He then added a second post with a picture of himself amongst United supporters, along with the caption: “To the United fans: every time I walked on the pitch wearing your shirt I gave you my all. Thank you for your support during the highs and lows. I leave as one of you, see you in the away end soon.”Advertisement Loading… Promoted Content10 Bollywood Celeb Weight Loss Transformations That Will Stun YouTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time6 Most Handsome Indian ActorsBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too Far Fans reacted with respect for their former captain, with one Twitter user saying “Thank you for everything Ashley, good luck in Italy captain”, while another added “A professional through and through. Wherever you were played in the team, you gave your all and never let the club or yourself down.” United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also praised Young following his departure, saying: “He’s been a good servant for the club. He’s been captain and he’s won trophies, leagues, cups, but we’ve got players coming through. Read Also:Ashley Young begins ‘new adventure’ at Inter Milan “So it was time now, then. When Ashley’s head and mindset was on ‘yeah, I want to try this’, why not do it now?” After Young left Harry Maguire was immediately named United’s new captain. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Trap excited by England challenge

first_img The Italian’s squad is drawn largely from clubs occupying the lower reaches of the Barclays Premier League and the upper reaches of the npower Championship, but they will go head to head with Roy Hodgson’s aristocrats. And having seen his players repeatedly defy the odds against supposedly stronger nations, Trapattoni is confident they can make life intensely difficult for England. “The players play in England for Stoke and many teams; the England players play for Manchester United, they play for Arsenal,” he said. “But we can show them we are the same – that’s very important. That’s a stimulation for me, it’s very important that they show they are every bit as good.” Trapattoni and Hodgson are old foes from their days in club management in Italy and bumped into each other at the Champions League final at Wembley on Saturday evening. However, the Ireland boss was less than sympathetic over his English counterpart’s injury troubles. He said with a smile: “I met him at Wembley. He told me he has doubts about missing some players, but I don’t think so. “He’s missing [Steven] Gerrard – okay; [Andy] Carroll is also out, but they have a strong team. They have others – [Jermain] Defoe, [Wayne] Rooney, [Daniel] Sturridge, [Danny] Welbeck – it’s okay, he has enough offensive players. But I have confidence because our team in the last game gave me much trust.” The game will be one of four the Republic will play over the next two and a half weeks with the World Cup qualifier against the Faroe Islands in Dublin on June 7 by far the most important. However, a much-anticipated renewal of acquaintances with England and a glamour friendly against world and European champions Spain in New York have their own attraction. Trapattoni will use the depth of his squad against England as he uses that fixture and Sunday’s friendly against Georgia to finalise his plans for the Faroes. However, he knows a positive result against England would do his players little harm. Giovanni Trapattoni has challenged his Ireland players to prove they are every bit as good as England’s in Wednesday night’s friendly at Wembley.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more