Council support for Foynes air show

first_img TAGSAdare-Rathkeale municipal districtCllr Richard O’DonoghueCllr Stephen KearyFianna FáilFine GaelfoyneslimerickLimerick City and County Council by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THIS year’s Foynes Air Show moved closer to lift-off as Mayor of Limerick, Cllr Kevin Sheahan called on the local authority to “respond positively” to a request for a €50,000 grant from the event organisers.Speaking at this month’s Adare-Rathkeale municipal district meeting, Cllr Sheahan told the council executive that the air show organisers were under pressure and needed a commitment from the local authority.He also suggested a long-term commitment to the air show with Limerick City and County Council putting up €250,000 in funding over the next five years.“We should respond positively. It is a paltry contribution to tourism in West Limerick, a drop in the ocean. People are still talking about the giant granny. If we do this, they’ll be talking the same way about the air show,” he said.Fine Gael councillor Stephen Keary described last year’s air show as a “spectacular event” and said that a €50,000 allocation from the Council would be “money well spent”.The 2014 airshow, which cost €115,000 to put on, attracted 20,000 spectators to the West Limerick port town, and was worth an estimated €1million to the local economy. This year’s event, due to take place in July or August, will mark the 70th anniversary of the closing of Foynes international seaplane base.Organisers estimated the total cost for this year’s airshow at €140,000.Fianna Fail councillor Richard O’Donoghue said it was great to see people from the city having to come out to rural Ireland for the Foynes event last year.“This could be a success beyond our wildest dreams, creating an income for businesses locally and in the hinterland,” Fine Gael councillor Tom Neville predicted.Director of Adare-Rathkeale municipal district, Tom Gilligan, told council members that he agreed with their sentiments.“It’s an excellent project and we should wholly endorse it. It can only benefit the whole county and city,” he added. WhatsApp Previous articleLimerick team named to face AntrimNext articleHurlers make trip up north Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Deputy Tom is fired up for the challenge Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Advertisement Twittercenter_img Top Fianna Fáil councillor will reject Green coalition deal Limerick TD says GLAS payments welcome but ‘much more action’ needed to support Agri-sector Sarah’s winning recipe to keep cabin fever at bay Decision to enter Phase 4 of reopening Ireland deferred to August 10 Print Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins appointed as Minister of State Email NewsLocal NewsCouncil support for Foynes air showBy Alan Jacques – February 20, 2015 959 last_img read more

Outstanding efforts recognised onboard HMAS Darwin

first_img Outstanding efforts recognised onboard HMAS Darwin July 27, 2016 View post tag: HMAS Darwin View post tag: Australian Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Outstanding efforts recognised onboard HMAS Darwin center_img Last month, on completion of her fifth and final patrol on Operation MANITOU, HMAS Darwin took a moment to recognise the extraordinary efforts of the crew who ensured the success of her deployment. Commander Joint Task Force 633, Air Vice Marshal Tim Innes was onboard Darwin in the port of Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, to present ADF Commendations to well deserving sailors and officers. Commander Combined Task Force 150, Commodore Guy Robinson, RN, was also onboard for the ceremony.The event began with an address by both Air Vice Marshal Innes and Commodore Robinson thanking the crew for their efforts. Each of the people awarded ADF Commendations have made a significant contribution to Darwin and the achievement of her mission in the Middle Eastern Region,” Commander Henry said.“These commendations let them know their contribution did not go unnoticed and shows the ADF’s appreciation for a consistently high level of professionalism and dedication to duty. “However, they form only part of a crew that consistently impressed with their ability to put in the hard yards when called upon to do so.”All members of the Ship’s Company were presented the Australian Operational Service Medal – Greater Middle Eastern Operation, and Operational Service badge for those on their first deployment.HMAS Darwin recently returned home from Operation MANITOU, Australia’s maritime security contribution to the Middle East Region. The deployment was Darwin’s seventh deployment to the Middle East Region and the 62nd for the RAN since 1990. Authorities Share this articlelast_img read more