first_imgAdvertisement Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday WhatsApp Email Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Linkedin #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Twitter HUNDREDS of mourners attended the funeral this week of Philip McCormack, fondly known as ‘The Honda Man’, at St John’s Cathedral.The 40-year-old father-of-one died after being knocked off his bicycle by a car on the Kilmurry Roundabout last week. A native of Annacotty, Philip was laid to rest in Mount Saint Oliver Cemetery this Monday.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In 2011, Philip was commissioned to restore and customise two Honda 50 motorbikes painted in Limerick colours which featured prominently in an 11850 TV advert. The campaign paid homage to the ‘Nifty 50‘ as it is better known. Mr McCormack rescued the motorbikes, restored them to their former glory, helped shoot the television advert and even featured in it.Originally from Garryowen, Philip is survived by parents Jim and Eileen; daughter Katie; brothers Martin, John and Jim; and sisters Kay, Avril, Jennifer, Vivienne and Gillian. His sister Jennifer described her brother as “fantastic father and a great son”.“Philip was a very caring, generous, hardworking and kind person. He had time for everyone, from ordinary people on the street to Ministers. He could turn his hand to anything and could talk the talk as well as he could walk the walk,” said Jennifer.“Philip was so good to my parents; he would do anything for them. And of course, his daughter Katie was the apple of her father’s eye,” she added.“Philip’s organs were donated for transplant. His passing has helped save lives and this news has given us some small comfort this week,” Jennifer concluded. #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ center_img Previous articleMunster’s Destination unknownNext articleShortt takes potshot at fellow councillors Alan Jacques RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April No vaccines in Limerick yet NewsLocal News‘Honda Man’ Philip gives the gift of lifeBy Alan Jacques – January 16, 2014 1296 Print TAGS11850featuredHondaMusic LimerickNifty 50Philip McCormacktransplant Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgIs it hard to find time to run errands between schoolwork, sports and clubs? Problem solved: erraNDs-4-U, a new student-run delivery service, will do the shopping for you. Senior Shea Streeter and junior Angelise Hadley began the business with just $30 as a project for their introduction to entrepreneurship class. “Everyone here is so busy that it’s often a huge ordeal to have to get off campus for little day-to-day items, especially for the people who don’t have cars. When given the task to start a business, I thought that we’d be able to reach a huge portion of the student population and would hopefully be able to make their lives a little easier,” Hadley said. Streeter said they began the project because it is often inconvenient for students who live on campus to get toiletries and other essential items. “Every year I’ve been at Notre Dame it’s been a struggle to try to get off campus to go shopping for the things I need. I know that there are lots of other students who have the same difficulty, so I started erraNDs-4-U with Angelise in order to give students a convenient alternative to taking a taxi or going without necessities like shampoo for days,” Streeter said. Drivers shop at both Super Target and Super Wal-Mart and service fees are $5 for one to five items, $7 for six to 10 items and $10 for more than 10 items. They make deliveries on Tuesdays and Fridays. Students also have the option to ride along to the store for a $5 fee. Seats are on a first-come-first-served basis. To place an order, students can either send an e-mail to [email protected] or fill out an order form through a Facebook page at Hadley said feedback about the new service has been positive thus far. “People who we’ve told about the business or advertised to have all said that it is a great idea and a much-needed service,” Hadley said. Currently, services are provided solely to students living on campus at Notre Dame. “Right now, we are putting our focus on the Notre Dame dorms. However, that’s not to say that we won’t expand to Saint Mary’s College and off-campus students in the future,” Hadley said. Just in its beginning stage, Streeter and Hadley are the sole errand-runners, but they said the business has great potential to expand. “We hope to be able to reach as many students as possible and maybe expand to have more students working for us as drivers and deliverers,” Hadley said.last_img read more