Shannon Airport should be turned over to US Air Force

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleSchool bus driver who had ”inappropriate relationship” with female pupil is found not guilty of sexual assaultNext articlePREVIEW: Intermediate semi finals and SHC & IHC relegation battles Alan Jacques Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin WhatsApp TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostShannon airport center_img Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival LimerickNewsShannon Airport should be turned over to US Air ForceBy Alan Jacques – September 11, 2020 8022 Facebook THE lease for Shannon Airport should be turned over to the US Air Force.That was the view expressed by Independent County Limerick councillor Emmett O’Brien at this Tuesday’s meeting of the Adare-Rathkeale Municipal District.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He was responding to a call from Fianna Fáil councillor Kevin Sheahan, who proposed that the Mayors of Limerick, Clare, Tipperary and Galway meet urgently to come up with a plan to save Shannon Airport before it becomes a “white elephant”.Cllr Sheahan was also quick to make light of Cllr O’Brien’s comment about the lease for Shannon Airport being turned over to the US Air Force.”That will make the headlines for sure. It’s cracked,” he said.However, Cllr O’Brien believes a “radical rethink” is now needed on the future of the airport.“As long as I’m looking across the Shannon, I’m hearing stories of Shannon Airport’s impending demise. We hear plenty of grandstanding and mindless waffle from well paid TDs talking a lot and saying nothing about how to save Shannon Airport,” the Pallaskenry native told the Limerick Post after Tuesday’s meeting.“We need a left-field approach. In this proud Republic, we have to pick up the phone to the ‘perfidious Albion’ and plead with the Royal Air Force (RAF) to protect our national air space as Russian military aircrafts deliberately encroach on our sovereign territory.“Meanwhile, American service men still pass through Shannon under great secrecy. It’s high time to admit reality, the reality that we need a radical approach. If that means leasing Shannon to the United States Air Force, than let’s, at least, have the conversation,” Cllr O’Brien said.Speaking in County Hall this Tuesday, Cllr Kevin Sheahan also called for the 40 members of Limerick City and County Council to come together and show their support for Shannon Airport in its hour of need.”While Aer Lingus abandons it and moves all its transatlantic flights across the water, we need a plan for the future of Shannon Airport before more damage is done,” Cllr Sheahan declared. Advertisement Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Right2Water claim Donegal residents are receiving intimidating text messages from Irish Water

first_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Twitter Pinterest Previous articleNumber signing on in Donegal down by nearly 2,000Next articleHarps Promotion Reaction: Michael Funston & Ciaran Coll admin Twitter WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img WhatsApp By admin – November 7, 2015 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Right2Water claim Donegal residents are receiving intimidating text messages from Irish Water 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North It’s been claimed that a number of residents in Donegal believe their water may be cut off if they don’t pay their water bills.Right2Water in west Donegal say they have been contacted by people who have received text messages from Irish water requesting payment.The campaign claim it’s a sign of desperation by Irish Water due to the low turnout of payments so far.Owen Curren from Right2Water is advising people to sit tight:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

Remy ‘honoured’ to join Magpies

first_img Press Association The France international, who almost joined the Magpies in January from Marseille before sealing a move to Loftus Road, scored six goals in 14 appearances for the R’s last term. The 26-year-old said: “I’m very happy to be a Newcastle player. It will be a huge honour to play for such a big club. “I was very flattered by the club’s interest in me back in January and also very happy that they showed interest in me again this summer.” Remy revealed that his international ambitions prompted him to make a switch to Tyneside following QPR’s relegation last season. “The Premier League is the best league in the world and that’s where I want to play,” he said. “I am very motivated this year to get into the World Cup squad for my country. “I know in order to do that I need to have a big season and a successful campaign with Newcastle United. “I am focused on helping the team achieve success this season and scoring as many goals as I can.” Newcastle director of football Joe Kinnear, who had only brought in teenager Olivier Kemen from Metz following his appointment by owner Mike Ashley, was pleased to confirm Remy’s services for the forthcoming campaign. “The need for us to strengthen up front was a priority and I have been working very hard to secure one of our targets in this position,” Kinnear said. “I’m delighted to have secured Loic for the season. Now we have him I’m sure he’ll be a huge success for us; I know he’s hungry for goals and is absolutely committed to helping us achieve success this season.” Magpies boss Alan Pardew hailed Kinnear for landing the player which evaded them earlier in the year. He said: “Loic is a great player and I’m delighted that Joe has got him on board for us. “He’ll be a great addition to the squad. He gives us strength and pace up front and I’m sure he’ll bring plenty of goals. “It’s a big season for Loic, like it is for all our international players ahead of the World Cup, which will only provide extra incentive for him to play at the very top of his game.” QPR striker Loic Remy is relishing a second crack at the Barclays Premier League after joining Newcastle on a season-long loan.last_img read more

Joy Sports sources: Mourinho wants Baba Rahman deal done before Aug 2

first_imgJose Mourinho has told Chelsea’s management that the signing of Ghana star Baba Abdul Rahman must be done before the Community Shield is played. A club official familiar with the move told Joy Sports on Friday night: “At this point it is definitely not a question of if and as much as it is when,” she said.”Rahman really wants to be at Chelsea but the usual fineprints are what we’re looking at. It’s about what we can offer, tax components and things like that,” the source goes on.This comes days after a senior Augsburg official had categorically stated that the club will accept nothing but the €20 million they’ve always been asking for the 21-year old.CLICK TO READ: Augsburg playing hardball with ChelseaThe source also confirmed Joy Sports’ report on July 5 that Roma had initially reached an agreement with the player on a 5-year deal worth €2.2 million a year.  Also, it has been confirmed that the English Premier League champions could not get the deal because they wanted to offer €1.8 million in annual wages and €15 million to Augsburg.But with Chelsea facing Arsenal on August 2, the Blues boss wants his team set and good to go as he seeks to defend the Premier League trophy.To this end, a meeting between Chelsea, Augsburg and Rahman’s reps is slated for early next week, “most likely by Tuesday” the source says. CLICK HERE TO READ: Rahman agrees Roma agreement The interest in BabaThe player’s rise has been meteoric, as he joined Augsburg from Greuther Fürth only last summer. And a summer before was playing in Ghana.He has also been the subject of inquiries from Juventus, Internazionale and Atlético Madrid after an impressive season in the Bundesliga.”You must understand that the gaffer is looking long-term now. Considering his ambition to win the Champions League in two years, he’s looking at a solid mix that can withstand the pressures of all competitions,” the source explains.That will explain the dogged interest in the former Dreams FC player to replace the outgoing Filipe Luis, who is set to return to Atletico Madrid for £11 million just a year after moving to Stamford Bridge. As has been usual throughout these rumours, the player’s reps in Ghana have declined comment.–Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmith. Get more updates on Facebook/Twitter with the #JoySports hashtaglast_img read more