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Focus on chocolate producers as part of Fairtrade Fortnight in Limerick

The plight of chocolate producers around the world is the focus for this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight in Limerick. Luis Miguel Garcia, a Colombian Fairtrade Coffee Co-op Manager gave a first-hand account of the importance of Fairtrade for his co-workers and their families to the assembled audience, which included the Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, head of Fairtrade Ireland Peter Gaynor and students from around Limerick.

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Discharge rates from Parteen Weir remain unchanged as flood prevention monitoring continues across parts of Limerick

Discharge rates from Parteen Weir are remaining at the same level of 370 m3/ sec for the second day in a row as flooding continues to impact parts of County Limerick. Staff of Limerick City and County Council are continuing to monitor flood defences erected over a week ago in Castleconnell, Montpelier, Annacotty and Mountshannon Road to make sure that pumps are working and sandbag defences are not breached.

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Plan to revitalise Limerick City Centre unveiled by Limerick City and County Council

Limerick City and County Council has today announced that it has created a post for a dedicated City Centre Revitalisation Manager to spearhead a programme to help redress challenges to the retail sector. This follows on from the exciting news last week that the €180 million Opera Centre development has received planning consent and development work will commence later this year, as will re-development work on O’Connell Street.

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Limerick’s St. Patrick’s Festival to be beamed live to millions of people across America

Limerick’s St. Patrick’s Festival 2020 will be shown to millions of people on American television - courtesy of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland. It’s part of a major tourism initiative to attract more international visitors to Limerick and Ireland this year. ABC Network and global internet media company Travelzoo will be covering all the fun, the colour and the spectacle of Limerick’s St. Patrick’s Festival as the two kilometre parade route will be filled by participants from all parts of Limerick and across the country, including schools, sports clubs, industry and the new communities that now call Limerick home.

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ESB cuts discharge rates from Parteen Weir as flood prevention measures continue across parts of Limerick

The ESB has indicated that discharged rates from Parteen Weir will be decreased to 370 m3/ sec today, down from 400 m3/ sec for the past number of days. Flood defences in Castleconnell, Montpelier, Annacotty and Mountshannon Road are continuously being monitored by Limerick City and County Council staff to make sure that pumps are working and defences have not been breached.

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Odyssey Studios take overall prize in Limerick final of National Enterprise Awards

A company who supplies the international film industry with model making, set design/props and unique prosthetic developments has been announced as this year’s overall winner of the Limerick final of the National Enterprise Awards. Mark Maher Models Ltd trading as Odyssey Studios was named at a gala ceremony in the Limerick Strand Hotel this afternoon (02 Mar 2020), which marks the start of Local Enterprise Week 2020.

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Flood prevention measures continue across parts of Limerick

Staff of Limerick City and County Council are continuing to monitor flood levels in parts of County Limerick along the Lower River Shannon. Flood defences erected in Castleconnell, Montpelier, Annacotty and Mountshannon Road are continuing to hold as water levels begin to level off.