first_imgThe Parteen basin on Lough DergTHE COST of a controversial pipeline to take water from the River Shannon near Limerick City and deliver it Dublin is set to go over budget.The project is now likely to exceed the estimated €1.3 billion cited in the National Development Plan (NDP), according to Irish Water.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Plans for the Shannon pipeline to abstract water from the Parteen Basin have been met with fierce opposition from concerned environmentalists, farmers and tourism operators in Limerick, Clare and Tipperary.Irish Water has informed the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government that rising costs may put the project over budget but has not yet given any revised costings.The company plans to start construction of the pipeline in 2023 and estimates it will take up to four years to completeThe project was chosen as the viable option from a number of possible solutions to the growing demand for water in Dublin, including a seawater desalination plant.However, the River Shannon Protection Alliance (RSPA) says that Dublin could solve its water problems if it just tackled the leaks.Gerry Siney of the RSPA points out that Dublin is awash with water that needs to be filtered and purified regardless of its source.“They should insist that Irish Water implement a strategic plan for the replacement of Dublin’s ancient, corroded and leaking pipes. The replacement of these pipes is unavoidable and the taxpayer cannot be expected to finance a flawed pipeline scheme which represents the wrong solution,” he said. Previous articleWoman arrested and €72,000 seized in WestburyNext articleTalking Points: Early statements of intent and absences prove costly Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Twitter Facebook Advertisement WhatsAppcenter_img Linkedin Email Print NewsEnvironmentShannon pipeline would leak cashBy Bernie English – August 18, 2020 552 last_img read more


first_imgThe new programmable Kemper President Mixer can be used to mix doughs, pastes and batters, says supplier Eurobake (Lostock, Bolton). It also handles a range of volumes and, with an intensive mixing action, the mixer achieves evenly kneaded doughs in a short time, adds the firm.The Kemper President is a stand-alone, spiral mixer with a wheel-out bowl and is available in capacities ranging from 75kg to 250kg. The mixer comes with the option of 99 pre-set programmes and a 40 mixing-step memory. The hydraulic head-raising mechanism and bowl-locking system secure the bowl tightly for stability. Simple bowl positioning combined with a lifting and tilting device alleviate the heavy workload of dough handling.last_img


first_imgThe Scotch Pie Club, which runs the annual World Scotch Pie Championships, has raised just under £11,000 in its inaugural National Scotch Pie Week, held last November in aid of The Scottish Society for Autism.Scotch Pie Club members who took part in the fundraising week included past World Champions Aulds of Greenock and MacLean’s of Forres, as well as the current World Champion, Stuart’s of Buckhaven. Scotch Pie Club founder and MD of Stuart’s of Buckhaven Alan Stuart said he was determined to ensure that the 2007 week, which will again be held around St Andrew’s Day, is even bigger than last year’s. He said he had a fundraising target of £25,000 and was hopeful that more of Scotland’s large pie-makers will join in this year.Stuart added that he would like to thank, in particular, ADM Milling and its marketing manager John Hastwell for enthusiastically supporting the Scotch Pie Week. ADM’s funding of all the point-of-sale material allowed every penny of the funds raised to go to the Scottish Society for Autism, Stuart said.Meanwhile, the cheque for £10,750 was handed over last week to John MacDonald of the Society by Rory Stuart and his younger brother Angus.Rory has featured on all the Pie Club’s point-of-sale material since 2000, and the boys’ grandparents are Norrie and Dorothy Stuart of Stuart’s of Buckhaven.Scotch Pie Week will run from 24 November to 1 December, 2007.last_img read more


first_imgThe Mass is attended by only a few close aides instead of several dozen guests, as was the case before the outbreak.”[We pray] for the political parties of various countries, so that in this time of pandemic, they together seek the good of the country and not the good of their own party,” he said.The leader of the world’s 1.3 billion Roman Catholics did not name any countries or politicians.Francis, who has been saying Masses and holding general audiences without public participation, has been drawing attention to the effects of the crisis on society’s most vulnerable sectors, particularly the homeless and migrants.On Sunday he called for an all-embracing vision of the world after the Covid-19 crisis, saying moving on without global solidarity or excluding some from the recovery would result in “an even worse virus”.  Pope Francis urged politicians on Monday to put aside partisan differences in order to deal with the coronavirus crisis in a united way.Francis’ private morning Mass has been transmitted live on television for the past six week since the outbreak took hold in Italy. Each day he chooses a theme or intention, such as thanking those who provide medical and other essential services.”We pray today for men and women who have a political vocation,” he said at the start of the Mass, adding that “politics is a high form of charity”. Topics :last_img read more


first_imgPortugal star, Cristiano Ronaldo is having a stellar 2020.Having recently found the net for the 50th time for Juventus, becoming the fastest player to ever do so, the 35-year-old has gone on to score in every single game since the start of the year.Against AC Milan in the Italian Cup semi-final on Thursday night, that record looked set to end as Juventus looked to be heading for defeat in the first leg.Ante Rebic had put Milan ahead in the 61st minute, knocking the ball past Gigi Buffon in the Juventus goal.However, a red card to Theo Hernandez handed the Turin side the advantage again and they piled forward in search of an equaliser.And in the 90th minute a cross from the right was volleyed spectacularly by Ronaldo but his goal-bound effort was stopped dead in its tracks by the outstretched arm of Milan defender, Calabria.A long wait followed with the referee consulting the VAR screen before awarding the late penalty to Juventus.Ronaldo stepped up and fired home his second Coppa Italia goal of the season and his 24th overall in front of the record 73,000 crowd.The second leg takes place on March 4.Check out Ronaldo’s effort and late penalty belowBefore you call Ronaldo “Penaldo”,this was what led to the penalty, I’m sure your GOAT can never do this!😆#MilanJuve pic.twitter.com/jYxXMOY0zt— FUTA’S Own PR♥️ (@kunleofofo) February 13, 2020last_img read more


first_imgJose Mourinho has called for Manchester United’s transfer chiefs to up their game in the final days of the market, claiming the Red Devils will face a ‘difficult season’ if they do not make more signings.Premier League champions Man City – who finished 19 points ahead of United last season – have added Riyad Mahrez to their ranks and hope to add an additional holding midfielder, while Liverpool’s signings of Fabinho, Naby Keita, Xherdan Shaqiri and Alisson have added huge amount of depth to a side that reached the Champions League final.For Mourinho’s part, Brazilian midfielder Fred has come in alongside Portuguese youngster Diogo Dalot, while Lee Grant arrived to take up a position as the Old Trafford side’s third-choice keeper.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Still, United’s inability to sign a new centre-back – Leicester City’s Harry Maguire and Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld seemingly topping the wishlist after a move for Yerry Mina failed – has left the Portuguese boss worried about the season ahead.Speaking to MUTV, Mourinho said: “My CEO [Ed Woodward] has known what I want for quite a long time. He knows what I want.“I know that he tries his best for me. I still have a few days to wait to see what is going to happen.”When asked if he was indeed unhappy with the squad at his disposal the manager did not issue a denial, though he could not help having a dig at fierce rivals Liverpool’s transfer activity.“The other clubs that compete with us, they are really strong, or they already have fantastic teams and squads like Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester City… or they are investing massively, like, for example, Liverpool, who are buying everything and everybody.“So if we don’t make our team better it will be a difficult season for us.”Manchester United’s Premier League campaign kicks off against Leicester City on August 10 at Old Trafford.last_img read more