Cheltenham fundraiser for JT

first_imgWhatsApp FAMOUS faces from the world of horse racing will attend a fundraising evening at Cheltenham Racecourse in the UK this Saturday June 15  for injured Limerick jockey JT McNamara.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The 37-year-old Croom man suffered a serious neck injury which resulted in paralysis at the Cheltenham Festival on March 14. He is receiving treatment at the spinal unit of Dublin’s Mater Hospital.Companies, race courses and high-profile horse owners have donated prizes for the night. The fundraiser will take place in the Gold Cup Suite at Cheltenham Racecourse. For more information or to donate e-mail [email protected] Previous articleSchoolchildren escape Limerick bus fireNext articleGeraldines AFC Awards Night Guest Writer Print Twitter Limerick’s All Ireland winning champions return to action Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Emailcenter_img Sod turned on €15 million Croom school campus Croom festival highlights plight of Maigue crayfish Dawn of a new era for education in Croom Common sense would light up Croom TAGSCheltenham fundraiserCroomLimerick jockey JT McNamara NewsCheltenham fundraiser for JTBy Guest Writer – June 11, 2013 551 Advertisement ETB announces appointment of main contractor for construction of new Coláiste Chiaráin, Croomlast_img read more

LIAT implements fixes to alleviate flight delays and cancellations

first_img Share 68 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Share BusinessLifestyleTravel LIAT implements fixes to alleviate flight delays and cancellations by: – July 25, 2013 Chief Executive Officer, of LIAT Ian BruntonLIAT is taking urgent and decisive steps to address a series of challenges which have resulted in numerous flight delays and cancellations over the past few weeks, its chief executive officer, Ian Brunton has said.In a statement on Wednesday, Mr. Brunton apologised for the inconvenience caused to the airline’s customers and assured those currently being affected that every effort is being made to get them to their various destinations safely and as quickly as possible.He said LIAT is implementing both short and long-term fixes to alleviate the problems which have resulted in a severe strain on the airline’s operations.“The disruptions being faced by LIAT at this time are caused by a combination of factors. These include, among other things, an increase in unscheduled maintenance at a time when our schedule calls for maximum aircraft availability; crew shortages; bad weather; airport limitations; and delays in obtaining licences for operating our new ATR aircraft in some territories,” Mr. Brunton explained.“As a result of Tropical Storm Chantal we were forced to cancel 30 flights on July 9. Additionally, strong surface winds have been affecting our flights into and out of St. Vincent while unfavourable weather conditions have affected flights to and from Dominica.“Airport limitations such as early closure of the V.C. Bird International Airport in Antigua due to runway works, the late opening of the airport in Guadeloupe, and runway lights not working at the airport in St. Kitts, have all helped to contribute to the current disruptive situation in our operation,” Mr. Brunton added.The months of July and August are usually two of the busiest for LIAT with high volumes of vacationers and other people making trips during the summer but Mr. Brunton said due to the current challenges the airline has been unable to transport several customers to their various destinations in a timely manner.“In light of the current challenges, I would like to appeal to our customers for their continued patience and understanding and assure you that we are doing all we can to return to normalcy in the shortest possible time,” Mr. Brunton said. Mr. Brunton also expressed heartfelt thanks to staff throughout the LIAT network who have come under tremendous pressure in recent times, especially those employees on the frontline who have been faced with the challenges of handling the disruptions.last_img read more