NewsBreaking newsSunshine could light up ShannonBy Bernie English – May 28, 2016 904 Email Twitter Linkedin Advertisement Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Print WhatsApp A €30 million commercial power plant, which could create dozens of jobs and provide enough energy to power more than one thousand homes has reached the planning stage.Plans for the project, along with an environmental impact statement, have been lodged with the local authority concerning the proposed project at Ballymorris, just off the Ennis-Limerick road.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The 12.4 hectare farm will be connected to the national grid and will generate enough electricity to power 1,200 homes over a 25-year period.Following a number of pre-planning meetings with the local planning authority, Terra Solar will lodge its first planning application to develop a solar farm at its Ballymorris site in Cratloe in the coming weeks.The company has has applied for this and five other sites in the county for grid connection to ESB Networks.Requiring an investment of €5 million each, the six sites in the Shannon area will provide enough electricity to power 6,000 homes.The company says that jobs will be created in the construction phase of the plan although other than security monitoring, it is unlikely that any full time jobs will be involved in the resulting construction.The overall investment will also make the Shannon region more attractive for new industry as the overall energy created by the local solar farms would almost be the equivalent of decarbonising Shannon.“It will create a good platform to attract multinationals such as the likes of Google and Apple, who want to source renewable energy. It should lead to a springboard for other jobs.” said Terra Solar director Andre Fernon. Shannon Chamber Webinar to help people cope with the stresses of COVID-19 Previous articleGAA – Clare favourites for SFC openerNext articleLimerick Classic Car Show hosts stuntman and vintage marques 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. Only re-integration will solve Shannon Airport crisis TAGSenergyESBShannonSolar panels New high-end jobs for Shannon
Written by July 25, 2019 /Sports News – Local New Los Angeles Bowl to feature Pac-12, MWC FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailThe Pac-12 will be adding a new bowl game to its postseason lineup beginning in 2020.The Los Angeles Bowl will feature a matchup between teams from the Pac-12 and Mountain West in the new NFL stadium under construction in the LA area. The Pac-12’s commitment to the game runs through 2025.“We are thrilled to partner with the Los Angeles Bowl and bring a Pac-12 presence to the new state-of-the-art facility at LA Stadium, in one of the biggest markets right in our footprint,” Commissioner Larry Scott said.The game was announced Wednesday during Pac-12 media day. Tags: Los Angeles Bowl/Mountain West/Pac-12 Associated Press
Press Association Substitute Nikica Jelavic had three good chances for Everton, but Moyes’ men were beaten in his 518th and last game in charge before his move to Old Trafford. The opener came when Oscar surged through the middle and found Demba Ba, whose shot from the angle on the right was spilled by Tim Howard and Mata followed up for his 20th of the season. Naismith went close before equalising when he capitalised on a mistake from David Luiz. Luiz failed to control a regulation ball and Naismith nipped in, received a return pass from Victor Anichebe and clipped in over the advancing Petr Cech. Darron Gibson went close from a shot which deflected off Nathan Ake, hit the post, Cech’s head, then the post again. Gary Cahill saw a shot saved by Howard and Branislav Ivanovic fired over. Sylvain Distin deflected a Ba shot out for a corner after Phil Jagielka had gifted the striker the ball. Jelavic, on for Naismith, headed straight at Cech before fluffing a glorious chance when Leighton Baines crossed to the far post. Chelsea snatched the winner when Oscar’s cross from the right was met with a cushioned header by substitute Victor Moses and Torres was clinical, his half-volley beating Howard at his near post. Cech made a stunning stop at point-blank range when the striker met a Baines cross as Chelsea held on for victory. Twelve months to the day since Chelsea’s Champions League win in Munich, Juan Mata put the hosts in front, only for Steven Naismith to swiftly equalise for Manchester United-bound Moyes’ visitors. The Europa League winners were on top in the second half and sealed victory through £50million striker Torres’ first league goal since December 23 as Rafael Benitez’s seven-month spell ended with a 28th win from 48 matches. Fernando Torres scored his first Barclays Premier League goal of 2013 as Chelsea sealed third place with a 2-1 victory which ensured David Moyes’ 11-year reign as Everton manager ended in defeat.
Press Association The 27-year-old will now be an automatic doubt for Ireland’s second-round clash with France in Dublin next weekend. O’Brien has only just recovered from 14 months battling two consecutive shoulder reconstructions, and the 30-cap loose-forward cut a disconsolate and broody figure on Ireland’s bench. Ireland’s management were just as stern-faced despite victory, because the visitors never found any control or fluency at the Stadio Olimpico. Italy lost all five Six Nations matches last year, and Ireland thumped the Azzurri 46-7 in Dublin: there would be no repeat this time. Ian Keatley landed four penalties and a conversion but failed to seize his chance to prove he deserves more time in Ireland’s 10 shirt. The Munster fly-half was unable to boss his backline, all too often standing all too deep in attack: fit-again Johnny Sexton will doubtless return against France next weekend after 12 weeks missing with concussion. Ireland may live to regret not racking up a bigger score against the lowly Italians, who tend to crack as tournaments progress. Should this year’s Six Nations come down to points difference, just as last year, the Irish may rue not pushing the envelope somewhat once this game broke up. Two tries in three minutes while Leonardo Ghiraldini was in the sin-bin saved Ireland before they beat Italy 26-3 at the start of their RBS 6 Nations title defence. All the fizzing electricity from England’s tournament opening 21-16 win over Wales in Cardiff turned to dismal static in a humdrum first-half in Rome. Where Wales sparkled and England shone, Ireland could only glower in the gloom of uninspired, guileless first-half attacking play. Italy proved the architects of their own discomfort right from the off, Matias Aguero penalised for slipping his bind at the scrum. George Biagi’s cheap knock-on gifted Ireland field position, and a pointless midfield offside allowed Keatley to open the scoring from the tee. Jack McGrath atoned for conceding a scrum penalty by winning a fine choke-tackle turnover, in tandem with Peter O’Mahony. Keatley endured a mixed opening, slotting his penalty calmly, but throwing a loose pass and also being charged down by Michele Campagnaro. Keatley doubled his and Ireland’s tally after Luke McLean wandered offside to retrieve Andrea Masi’s knock-on. Ireland drove close from a lineout maul, but Tommy Bowe could not tap Murray’s deft chip back inside with enough space for the scrum-half to wriggle home. The visitors had to settle instead for Keatley’s third penalty of the afternoon. Italy then set camp in Ireland’s 22 but after one driving maul Kelly Haimona opted to strike at goal. The New Zealand-born fly-half landed the goal to cut Italy’s deficit to six points at the break. Ireland started the second half searching for some kind of fuel injection, but still their attack misfired. Keatley produced a neat half-break on the blindside, only to force an attempted last pass: Campagnaro knocked on trying to intercept, allowing Ireland a quick wipe of the brow. Keatley almost cut the line again in Italy’s 22, but Sergio Parisse produced a fine ruck steal to ease the pressure. Jared Payne raced close after Simon Zebo’s neat wide pass, but Robbie Henshaw knocked on trying to sneak through. Payne and Henshaw noticeably picked up the pace after the break, but again Ireland turned to Keatley’s boot to extend their lead to 12-3. Ireland dispensed with posting penalties instead chasing the jugular just past the hour, punting to the corner for an attacking lineout. Ghiraldini spoiled Ireland’s maul from an offside position and was duly sin-binned for his troubles. Ireland went straight for the lineout once more, and finally broke the try deadlock. Murray wriggled home after the pack drove to the whitewash, with Keatley converting for a 19-3 lead. No sooner had Ireland scored than boss Joe Schmidt brought off Keatley, Paul O’Connell and Peter O’Mahoney, no doubt with one eye on next weekend’s France clash. Tommy O’Donnell then raced through Italy’s porous midfield to rubber-stamp Ireland’s victory. Ian Madigan slotted the conversion to gloss the scoreline, but Ireland were unable to maintain that momentum once Italy were restored to full complement. Italy’s rally forced Ireland to defend with zeal and composure at the death when Schmidt’s men would sooner have been attempting to boost their points-difference tally. Andrea Manici’s sloppy spilled ball dented Italy’s momentum, before Haimona had a try ruled out for the slightest of knock-ons from Parisse. Conor Murray and Tommy O’Donnell sneaked scores while hooker Ghiraldini was off the field, after Ireland had laboured with scant return in a tryless first hour. Sean O’Brien suffered a hamstring injury in the warm-up, so the luckless Leinster flanker’s wait for his first Test action since November 2013 goes on.