Deputy Tom shines for his Fair City star

first_imgHousing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Email Advertisement TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! LifestyleEntertainmentNewsPoliticsDeputy Tom shines for his Fair City starBy Bernie English – July 31, 2019 1177 Limerick on Covid watch list Jenny Dixon and Tom Neville after their wedding on Saturday.LIMERICK Fine Gael TD Tom Neville has tied the knot with former Fair City star Jenny Dixon in a ceremony in Dublin.Taoiseach  Leo Varadkar and his partner, Matt Barrett were joined by Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy and many of the cast of the hit RTE soap for a day of celebration.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Minister Murphy was accompanied by jewellery designer Chloe Townsend — sister of actor Stuart Townsend.170 other guests gathered in Corpus Christi church in Drumcondra to see Jenny (35) being walked down the aisle by her father Tony.Her mother Pamela looked on as bridesmaids Romy Carroll, Maeve O’Brien and Alice McAlinden joined the bride in Corpus Christi church in Drumcondra.The bride wore a gown designed by Paul King of Tamen Michael while the groom wore a black Louis Copeland suit. He was accompanied by his best man and two groomsmen as well as his father Dan, who is a former Fine Gel TD.Several of Jenny’s former colleagues from Fair City were among the 170 guests at the wedding reception at the Powerscourt Hotel in County Wicklow. It was a change of tempo for the cast, who most recently gathered to bury fellow actor Karl Shiels, who died suddenly at the age of 47.Before the big day, Tom celebrated with friends at a stag party in Berlin while Dublin actress Jenny was whisked away by her girlfriends for a ‘hen’ in Marbella. Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat WhatsApp Printcenter_img Twitter Facebook Previous articleLimrockers set to play Electric PicnicNext articleOn The Nail hits home in Sexton’s 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. Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSentertainmentLimerick City and CountyNews last_img read more

Gulf Cartel Leader Arrested in Mexico

first_img Ramírez Treviño, a low-profile leader who became head of the Gulf Cartel a few months ago, was taken from Reynosa (northeast) to the capital, located 952 km away, amid strict security measures. Ramírez Treviño, aka “El Pelón” or “X 20,” “was brought to justice at the Office of the Assistant Attorney General for Special Investigations and Organized Crime,” a spokesman for the Prosecution said. By Dialogo August 20, 2013 According to the Prosecution in Tamaulipas state (northeast), the detention was conducted in Río Bravo municipality near Reynosa, on the U.S. border, where the drug trafficker was wanted and $5 million was offered in exchange for information leading to his arrest. Mario Armando Ramírez Treviño, leader of the Gulf Cartel who was arrested by the Mexican Military on August 17, was taken to the capital in order to appear before court, the Prosecution reported. last_img read more

Cuba plane crash caused by human error — company

first_imgLifestyleNewsRegionalTravel Cuba plane crash caused by human error — company by: – July 17, 2018 456 Views   no discussions MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AFP) — A plane crash that killed 112 people in Cuba on May 18 was caused by human error, the Mexican company that owned the jet said Monday.Global Air, whose operations were suspended by the Mexican authorities over the accident, said a study by international experts of the black boxes from the Boeing 737 had found that the pilots’ take-off was too steep.“The data reveal that the crew took off at a very pronounced angle of ascent, creating a lack of lift that caused the aircraft to crash,” the company said in a statement on Twitter.The small firm, which was founded in 1990, said it “has been assuming its responsibilities to the victims of this tragic accident.”Former employees of the airline have accused it of operating decrepit planes, failing to maintain them adequately and putting lives at risk with practices such as night flights without radar.However, the company said such allegations were being fabricated by disgruntled employees, and called for its operating license to be reinstated.The 39-year-old plane had passed inspection by Mexican aviation authorities in November 2017.Global Air had leased it, with crew, to national carrier Cubana de Aviacion for a domestic flight from Havana to the eastern city of Holguin.According to witnesses, it plunged just as it made its first turn after take-off, crashing into a potato field outside the capital.Just one person survived the crash, which left the plane a mangled carcass of burned metal.Global Air said its own team had participated in the analysis of the black boxes, along with experts from the Cuban, Mexican and US aviation authorities and teams from Boeing and engine-maker Pratt & Whitney.last_img read more

Commissioner Douglas opposes proposed Sunrise water park

first_imgCity of Sunrise first Caribbean-American commissioner, Mark Douglas, is adamant in his opposition to the city building a water park estimated to cost $10 million in that city.At a commission meeting held on Tuesday night, Douglas told the commission the $10 million which would be raised as a loan for city residents through a public bond issue could be spent on areas where it was better needed.The commission has a proposal carried over from the former commission in 2015/16 to build the water park as part of a plan to construct a new 5-floor city hall and 800-space garage estimated to cost $42 million in another two years. The water park would be a part of the complex. It would include rides, slides and other recreational facilities primarily for children.In an interview with National Weekly Douglas said his opposition to the water park isn’t anything new. He said when during his 2016 campaign to be elected to the Sunrise commission he made his opposition to the water park well known, and “Over 16,000 residents voted for me to sit on the commission.” He said during his campaign several residents expressed agreement with his opposition to the park.“A water park is not needed in the city, at this time. There are four other water parks relatively near to Sunrise in Broward County which residents have access to,” he said. He also cited in addition to these other water parks a major $70 million water park is being planned to be built in Fort Lauderdale.Douglas also said he’s concerned the competition from the existing parks, the park planned for Fort Lauderdale and another large water park planned for the mega-mall planned for Miami-Dade County, could deplete revenue for the proposed Sunrise water park. “This would necessitate the commission having to meet any operating loss the water park incurs, plus the cost of maintaining it year-round. Moreover, water parks in Florida are closed six months of the year. During this period, there’ll be no revenue, while the property still has to be maintained.’“If the city is going to raise funds through a loan from residents, I believe the funds must be spent efficiently,” Douglas said. Asked what he regarded as an alternative way of spending the $10 million, he offered building affordable housing and street lighting improvement in East Sunrise.  “As a commissioner I have a responsibility to see the city’s funds are spent where it’s really needed,” Douglas reiterated.last_img read more