Linkedin News€6m development announced for Castletroy Park Hotel in LimerickBy Staff Reporter – May 29, 2017 1583 TAGScastletroy park hotelfeaturedlimerickMichael NoonanPat McDonagh Pat McDonagh and Minister Michael Noonan in Limerick this Monday Pat McDonagh and Minister Michael Noonan in Limerick this MondayTHE Castletroy Park Hotel is to undergo a major new development as it embarks on €6m expansion plan over the next 18 months.Supermacs and Só Hotels owner Pat McDonagh, made the announcement this Monday in a plan that will see the size of the hotel increase by almost 50 per cent above its existing 107 bedrooms and executive suites.The expansion will also see a new state of the art fitness and leisure facility and a corporate business hub developed. Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan, TD was in Limerick this Monday to announce the plans with Mr McDonagh.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The development will see €6million invested in the Limerick economy over the next 18 months and 110 jobs will be supported during the construction phase of the project. An additional 40 permanent jobs will be created in the Hotel itself. The project will generate an estimated €30million in the Limerick economy over the next 10 years.Speaking of the city as a location for business Mr McDonagh said that few places in the country come near Limerick in terms of what it offers the corporate, leisure and sports tourism sectors.“A recent study indicated that Limerick has overtaken Dublin in terms of job vacancy rate. The region is now a business hot spot and the physical infrastructure around the city is changing dramatically. There is a significant motorway network feeding the city plus an international airport in Shannon on our doorstep,” Mr McDonagh said.The Castletroy Park Hotel which was originally founded by Chuck Feeney the noted American philanthropist, was envisioned from the very outset as a top-rated facility complementing the status of the University of Limerick status and he is committed to continuing to deliver on that vision”, he added.Mr McDonagh, who is a graduate of Mary Immaculate College, described Limerick as the Irish ‘capital of education’. He said this investment is a vote of confidence in Limerick and he said he is hugely impressed with the success of the city in attracting national and international business investment as well as the progressive steps being taken to address lifestyle, amenity and urban development.The Galway native praised the University of Limerick which he said has grown from 100 students 40 years ago to being currently one of the biggest and most enterprising Irish universities. He said the recent appointment of Professor Des Fitzgerald as UL President is testimony to the ability of the institution to attract the best and brightest to Limerick.Mr McDonagh said that developments at Mary Immaculate College and Limerick Institute of Technology have paralleled the pace of development at UL and he said the student population of the city is now on a par with the total population of most Irish county towns. Mr. McDonagh went on to say that Limerick is now reaping the rewards of its reform of administration into one single city and county municipal authority. “I believe that the reformed council, under its CEO Conn Murray, will lead Limerick to a prime place among international city’s,” he said.Minister Noonan said that this development was a huge vote of confidence in the Ireland’s third city and one that will compliment but the hotel and the surrounding infrastructure that will benefit from it.An application seeking planning permission for the development will be lodged with Limerick City and County Council this week. Previous articleN18 set to reopen following crashNext articleCouncil needs plan to tackle a knotty problem Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Twitter Advertisement Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » The Federal Communications Commission should require entities that block or label calls to provide real-time notification and adopt effective, transparent and timely redress mechanisms, CUNA wrote to the FCC Friday. CUNA previously submitted comments to the FCC on erroneous call blocking, and Friday’s comments are in reply to others who answered that original request for feedback.Numerous calling entities, including credit unions and representatives of public health and safety sectors, report increasing alarming levels of blocked calls, CUNA notes, and many of those comments provide substantial evidence of this increase.“The disturbing fact is that there is no comprehensive or reliable data on the effectiveness of blocking tools to accurately identify illegitimate or fraudulent calls without also interfering with the ability of legitimate providers to have their calls completed or not mislabeled as “spam” calls,” the letter reads. “According to comments, the lack of data reflects a complex, developing ecosystem coupled with a lack of uniform definitions or standards regarding what constitutes “reasonable analytics.”
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet will visit USC on May 3 for two events hosted by the USC Student Interfaith Council.“We are very excited that the Dalai Lama has accepted the USC Student Interfaith Council’s invitation to speak on campus,” said Varun Soni, Dean of Religious Life at USC. “We see this as an extraordinary and unique opportunity and are very excited for this to take place.”The first event will take place in the morning at the Galen Center, where the Dalai Lama will give a public talk on secular ethics, religious pluralism and the relationship between spirituality and science. A question-and-answer session moderated by Dr. James Doty, board member of the Dalai Lama Foundation, will follow the lecture.The Dalai Lama will participate in a panel of scholars, also including USC neuroscience professor Antonio Damasio and USC professor of philosophy and law Gideon Yaffe, in an event that afternoon at Bovard Auditorium. The panel will talk about consciousness, cognition and contemplation.Sarrah Shahawy, student leader of the Student Interfaith Council, said she believes the Dalai Lama’s choice to speak at USC is a testament to the Student Interfaith Council’s high level of involvement for advocating religious discussion.“USC is a leader in interfaith work as a university, and we are a very active organization, especially compared to ones at other schools across the country,” Shahawy said. “We strive to work towards fostering an interfaith community, and are very committed to working across ethnic divides.”Shahawy also said she expects student turnout at both events to be extremely high because of the Dalai Lama’s strong influence on religion in the 21st century.“This really is a once in a lifetime opportunity, especially since the Dalai Lama is starting to cut down on his worldwide tours,” she said. “It truly is a huge honor that one of the foremost religious leaders of our time, who has devoted his life to making the world a better place for all, is coming to our campus.”Tickets to both events will go on sale online Sat., March 12, and over the phone Mon., March 14.Students can buy tickets at a discounted price of $20 each for up to four tickets to each event. USC faculty and staff are eligible to buy up to two tickets for a discounted rate of $50 each for the event taking place at Bovard.Proceeds from both events will be donated to the Dalai Lama Foundation. Students should also expect to receive an e-mail from the USC Ticket Office with additional information about pricing and availability.More information about both events will be available at dalailama.usc.edu. The website is expected to be open to traffic tomorrow.