New Years Eve Firework display and Christmas events for Limerick City

first_imgWhatsApp Riverfeast FireworksPicture Brendan GleesonA feast of fireworks is on the menu for New Year’s Eve as a Fireworks Spectacular will be a fitting finale to the Christmas in Limerick celebrations.The fireworks begin at 7pm on Tue 31 Dec and are an ideal way to start off the New Year’s Eve celebrations.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Christmas at the Urban Garden (outside Penneys) will be a hub of activity between now and the big day.  Soak up the festive sights and city lights in the heart of Limerick’s shopping district.Riverfeast FireworksPicture Brendan GleesonSanta’s snow topped cabin by Matthew Stephens Jewellers, Toots the Train, festive music and the Santa Sleigh selfie spot await you under the twinkling lights of Limerick’s 35ft Christmas tree!Christmas in Limerick 2019 is delighted to welcome back the award winning Toots Christmas Train for the festive season.Toots the Train will travel around the city centre allowing families to experience the spectacular line up of festive events, traditional food and craft markets, exciting entertainment and the impressive display of Christmas lights.Limerick On Ice returns to Arthur’s Quay in the city which is a firm favourite for beginner and seasoned skaters.Local artisan traders will showcase wonderful handmade crafts, art and seasonal treats to get shoppers into the Christmas spirit on Limerick’s Cruises Street.The Milk Market will be a hive of activity and throughout December, there will be a special Santa letter service, and a visit from the man himself on Saturday 14 December.To make Christmas in Limerick even more accessible, hundreds of additional free car parking spaces will be provided with Park & Strides and Park & Rides available around the city.Locations include the Council’s Car Park at Merchant’s Quay, Cleeve’s, the Irish Rail Depot, Great National South Court Hotel in Raheen and University of Limerick.Laura Ryan, Head of Marketing and Communications with Limerick City and County Council said: “An eight week campaign showcasing just how special Limerick is at Christmas time is now underway and I’m delighted that we have so many family friendly and sensory friendly experiences highlighted this year.”“Our aim is to showcase the packed calendar of events across Limerick and particularly the unique city centre atmosphere that make Limerick special at Christmas time.“I’d encourage everyone to keep an eye on our website at Limerick.ie/Christmas and follow us on our Christmas social media for gift ideas, competitions and festive updates.” Email Facebook Linkedin Previous articleRose of Tralee to turn on Limerick Christmas LightsNext articleLISTEN: John Kiely ‘looking forward’ to New York Hurling Classic Meghann Scully Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Print NewsCommunityLimerickNew Years Eve Firework display and Christmas events for Limerick CityBy Meghann Scully – November 12, 2019 4794 Advertisement TAGSChristmasChristmas in LimerickKeeping Limerick PostedLight Up LimericklimerickLimerick CityLimerick PostNew Year’s Eve Twitterlast_img read more

Productivity at Spanish Ports Declines by Up to 70 Pct

first_imgProductivity at Spanish ports has taken a major blow amid the ongoing industrial action taken by the country’s stevedore unions.In some cases there is up to 70% decrease in the work pace of stevedores and unloading of ships, the country’s employers’ association Anesco said.According to the association, the “selective production cuts” are causing considerable economic loses for companies, and the transport sector in general.Spanish Ministry of Public Works informed that the first week of strikes cost the country over EUR 36 million, about 12 million for each day.Out of EUR 12 million, EUR 2.5 million corresponded to land transport, EUR 5 million to stevedores and the rest was divided between tugs, pilots, licensees of commercial services and logistics operators.However, a greater damage is being done to the reputation of Spanish ports, according to the Minister Íñigo de la Serna, as numerous companies are diverting their calls from the country’s ports, including shipping conglomerates such as Maersk.So far, Maersk Line is said to have withdrawn 15 calls from the country, including the maiden call of Madrid Maersk, hurting the port of Algeciras the most, which will in turn most likely be left with half a million less movements than it had planned.Anesco said the slowdowns were being employed as a means of pressuring companies into further negotiation with the unions.Spanish dockworker unions launched a nation-wide strike on Monday, June 5, impacting operations across the country’s 39 cargo ports. According to the representatives of the Coordinadora Estatal de Trabajadores del Mar (Coordinadora), a Spanish dockworkers union, almost 100 percent of workers supported the strike, which is over 6,000 stevedores.The workers are demanding that companies keep their employees and maintain the same working-conditions after the implementation of the port-reform.At the moment, all dockworkers have an indefinite contract with their companies. Nevertheless, under the new regime, the companies would be given a choice to decide whether to keep them as employees or not.Last week, Anesco called on the unions to resume dialogue and stop the strikes and productivity slowdowns.Spanish media reported that the parties are expected to return to the negotiating table on Tuesday in order to hammer out a deal that would result in resuming of normal operations across the country’s ports.Jose Antonio from Coordinadora said that the union would be entering the talks with the best intentions.“We want to avoid more stoppages, they are not good for anyone.”Should the talks fall through, the unions would resume with plans to strike this week as well, from June 14th, 0800 hrs till June 16th 0800 hrs. In addition, dockworkers said that they would stop work at odd hours on June 19th, 21st, 23rd, resulting in only 50% of workable time.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more