Abbeyfeale undergoing a gilt edged renaissance

first_imgPopulation of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Advertisement NewsCommunityVideoAbbeyfeale undergoing a gilt edged renaissanceBy Rose Rushe – July 19, 2019 597 Linkedin Email Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat center_img The Rev William Casey memorial, Abbeyfeale.Photo: Cian ReinhardtWHAT Abbeyfeale has as its backbone is ‘the good of the people’ to haul it into this prospering era. The most signal example of this vigour is the Abbeyfeale Community Council (ACC) which works with a dozen stakeholders – State agencies, voluntary and private enterprise – to advance the town.Maurice O’Connell, a North Kerry native who put his roots down in the town 20 years ago, has served as council chairperson since this voluntary body was established in 2016.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “I am very clear about being chairperson and not chairman as that brings it home that the  position is open to everyone,” Maurice jokes, hoping to clamber off this lofty perch soon enough.The Council’s hard work has brought immense reward to the hinterland and feeds into many regional bodies.“The town is going through a multi million euro transition with a new traffic plan. As part of that, Limerick City and County  Council (LCCC) have bought the building next to where the E-Hub is going to go. That will be turned into a car park and a new civic space,” he reports.“Then in about five years from now, there is a plan for a ring road from town to Newcastle West. This will take the heavy traffic off and allow people a safer, more enjoyable life.“It won’t be a full blown bypass and that’s important, to distinguish the difference. We are keeping it close to the town if people want to come in.“Last year, we were overall runners up in the JP McManus-sponsored Going for Gold competition and this year, Abbeyfeale has been shortlisted for Pride of Place. We will know later on in the year how we have done in that.”Abbeyfeale is shortlisted by LCCC for one of the categories in this 26-county competition that rewards incentivised communities.“We will go forward to the national awards of Pride of Place.“That follows through then as ACC was closely involved with a project with the City and County Council’s Healthy Limerick initiative. We were shortlisted for a national award there for a project we did around Abbeyfeale health with them.”There’s more ‘best in practice’ to report, evidence of the town’s rising profile and fortunes, with Abbeyfeale Town Park’s win this Wednesday 17 of worldwide status – the Green Flag Award for excellence in presentation.Continue reading below…The International Green Flag Award  sees this park added to a list around the world that are deemed to be of exceptional standard.“It was Abbeyfeale Community Council that helped them with the application and to source some funding to prepare for same,” Maurice confirms.“I am absolutely thrilled with Green Flag win as for me, it represents all the hard work of volunteers over the past 20 years, the committee and obviously those in the Community Employment Scheme, without whom it would not be a success.“Tidy Towns is involved with all the groups, along with ourselves. And the town is a fantastic example of the work and the effort they put in over the last number of years.”“A lot of the progress that is ongoing and planned for Abbeyfeale is down to the very good relationship between ourselves and LCCC, Innovate Limerick and West Limerick Resources. We’ve done quite well.”“Do you know about the Greenway? Because another few million is after being released for the people of Kerry.”The Greenway has been magnetising tourists for a while now. It used to be called the Great Southern railway line, the 40km that used to run from Rathkeale to Abbeyfeale.“Kerry County Council has now been awarded around €3million to extend it into Listowel, which is the next extension and eventually it will extend back to Tralee. The old railway tracks have been taken up and it is already a major tourist attraction for cyclists and walking groups but the connection to Kerry is important.” WhatsApp TAGSAbbeyfealeabbeyfeale town featureCommunitylimerick city countyNewsSpecial Featurevideo Previous articleNew folk direction for Danny VaughnNext article101 Limerick announced as Finalists for the 2019 Bar of the Year Awards Rose Rushehttp://www.limerickpost.ieCommercial Features and Arts Editor at Limerick Post Limerick on Covid watch list Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Print Vicky calls for right to die with dignitylast_img read more

Yggdrasil enters Danish market with Jackpotjoy partnership

first_imgShare EGBA warns Danish tax hikes could boost offshore market June 8, 2020 With many existing Yggdrasil customers already regulated in Denmark, the supplier has received strong interest from operators looking to use the content to drive top line growth and grab additional market share. StumbleUpon Yggdrasil Gaming has made its first move into the Danish market with an agreement to provide its games and promotional tools to Jackpotjoy Group brands Vera&John and InterCasino.As part of the deal, both Vera&John and InterCasino will offer its customers in Denmark the full portfolio of Yggdrasil titles, including the latest slots release Jungle Book. “We always strive to offer the very best collection of games available to our players and adding the Yggdrasil portfolio really underlines that commitment.” The brands will also receive Yggdrasil’s collection of in-game promotional tools, BOOST™, including Cash Race and Missions, as well as the social sharing tool BRAG™. Share Victor Olinger, Head of Gaming at Jackpotjoy Group, said: “Yggdrasil slots are enjoyed by players across Europe’s regulated markets, so it is a major coup to be the first to agree to bring these titles to Denmark.center_img Related Articles Fredrik Elmqvist, CEO at Yggdrasil, commented: “We are committed to growing our footprint in Europe’s regulated markets, so it was a logical next step for us to enter Denmark with Vera&John and InterCasino. Spillemyndigheden adds technical requirements on game and wagering reporting June 23, 2020 “Denmark was one of the first European jurisdictions to introduce a sensible and workable regulatory framework. Our flexible platform and structured operation mean we welcome regulatory developments in Denmark and beyond, and are in a strong position to adapt to requirements. Submit Altenar: Supporting expansion plans in Denmark and Portugal August 20, 2020 “The market is close to key Nordic territories so we expect our product to be quickly welcomed by players.last_img read more

Despite low positive test numbers in region, Cerro Gordo County public health director doesn’t want people to get complacent

first_imgMASON CITY — Despite the north-central region of the state having the lowest level of any of the six regions on the state’s COVID-19 assessment scale, Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health director Brian Hanft says residents should not get complacent about taking precautions to prevent the spread of coronavirus.He says,  “I think our numbers are low because we haven’t been complacent. I believe it’s because our population has adhered to following the guidelines, and because of that we’ve been successful. I don’t want people to feel like it’s now time to relax again. This is an all-day, everyday effort, and it’s going to remain as an ongoing effort for the near future, and by that I’m meaning many months to come.”Hanft says a number of things can be pinpointed to why there’s only been one lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 in Cerro Gordo County reported in the last ten days.  “The public’s adherence to social distancing guidelines by remaining at home as much as possible. Business closures, as economically painful as they are,   and it’s always difficult for me to even say that because I understand the impact, but I believe that they have had a substantial help in controlling the spread. School closures. which goes back a few weeks, but without a doubt have been a major move to control the spread. And then public messaging and the promotion of flattening the curve  I believe has been effective.”Hanft says with more testing taking place through Governor Reynolds’ “Test Iowa” initiative, the public should anticipate the number of positive cases to rise.  “That’s been kind of our point all along from the get-go. When we first announced cases, even in the United States, testing availability has been a struggle, and that’s certainly been the case here in Iowa. As we conduct additional cases, we’re likely to find those people who are asymptomatic, which is part of the problem with this virus, is that people can walk around asymptomatically and not know that they’re spreading the virus. As we ramp up our testing initiatives and our efforts with the availability of those tests, we will see additional cases.”As of this morning, the north-central based Region 2 was at a four on the regional assessment scale. Northeast Iowa, where further restrictions were put in place late last week by Governor Reynolds, is still at the scale’s worst level of 10. The southeast and south-central regions of Iowa are at a nine. Southwestern Iowa is at six, while northwest Iowa is at five.last_img read more