Call for Public Art Submissions for O’Connell Street, Limerick

first_imgAdvertisement Twitter WhatsApp Limerick City and County Council has announced details of a competition for a new public art installation on O’Connell Street in the heart of Limerick city centre.The commissioning of a new piece is part of the multi-million euro revitalisation project of O’Connell Street, that is currently going through the Part VIII (Part 8) planning process.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The new artwork will be in place on a permanent basis and is intended to reflect the current transformation of Limerick City and the region, while also taking into account the significant Georgian legacy that O’Connell Street retains, as well as its later Victorian and Edwardian interventions – styles which extended outwards as the city grew and prospered.Consideration must be given to visual impact on the street and positive impact on the environment.The commission must be no taller than the top of the adjacent building parapets.The selected artist or artist team must be open to future collaboration whereby the artwork may be shown on multimedia, as images of the commission may be used for marketing purposes.Consideration should also be given to the need to incorporate the selected commission into the larger O’Connell Street Revitalisation Project, and the need to coordinate the installation of the artwork.Proposals from individual artists, collaborations, collective responses, and interdisciplinary practices are sought and welcome in equal measure.The Public Art Competition is being run as part of the overall O’Connell Street Revitalisation Project which will see Limerick’s main thoroughfare transformed into a pedestrian priority area, with improved surfaces, more street furniture, a shared road surface and priority bus lane.A briefing meeting will be arranged for artists, curators and creative producers interested in the commission and will be held on 19th August 2019 in Istabraq Hall, Corporate Headquarters, Limerick City and County Council, Merchant’s Quay, Limerick, V94 EH90 at 4pm. The briefing session will be filmed and posted online.The closing date for Stage 1 submissions is 9 September 2019 at 12pm.Selection of the Commission will be announced in December 2019, with an anticipated completion date of artwork by end 2020.For more information about the Public Art competition please see eTenders website, RFT number 155363.For more information on the overall O’Connell Street Revitalisation project visit are available for viewing at Planning Department, Limerick City and County Council, Dooradoyle, Limerick V94 WV78 or Customer Services Department, Limerick City and County Council, Merchant’s Quay, Limerick V94 EH90 until 23 August 2019.Submissions either via MyPoint ( or by post to the Planning Department must be submitted/ received by 6 September 2019. Linkedin Printcenter_img Email Facebook NewsCommunityCall for Public Art Submissions for O’Connell Street, LimerickBy Staff Reporter – August 9, 2019 791 Previous articleArts and sports funding is now up for grabsNext articleLimerick Post Show, August 9, 2019 Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

BCA chief Riley lashes out at CWI over Pybus, Browne axing

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – Outspoken Cricket West Indies (CWI) director, Conde Riley, has slammed the regional governing body’s decision to axe the entire coaching staff of the men’s senior side ahead of the World Cup, and has warned that the sweeping personnel changes announced last week could “destabilise the whole process” heading into the ICC showpiece next month.In a controversial radio interview here which revealed fractures within the CWI directorate, Riley said while new CWI president Ricky Skerritt was free to implement changes, he was not in support of making them so close to a major tournament and especially after West Indies’ outstanding results against England in the recent home series.CWI last week removed interim head coach Richard Pybus and his support staff of Vasbert Drakes, Toby Radford and Esaun Crandon. Former West Indies batsman Floyd Reifer was named to replace Pybus, while Roddy Estwick, Corey Collymore and Rayon Griffith will serve as assistant coaches.“It is not about the termination of Vasbert Drakes so much, but more importantly where the team is at this time, having reclaimed the Wisden Trophy. England are number one in ODI cricket and we tied with them,” Riley told Observer Radio here in a telephone interview.“My own feelings are that the timing is off. I felt we should have gone off to the World Cup (without changing the coaches). I think the players were in a good space, Mr Pybus’s appointment was interim … we had put a succession planning system in place where we interviewed nine regional coaches and short-listed five and those were the people that we would look to, to take the team forward.”Pybus was a controversial appointment last January, with CWI director Enoch Lewis publicly accusing former CWI president Dave Cameron of “hand-picking” the Englishman for the position without consulting the board.However, Pybus then oversaw West Indies’ shock 2-1 over England in the three-Test series last February and then guided the Caribbean side to a 2-2 draw in the five-match ODI series.Skerritt, who toppled three-term incumbent Cameron at CWI elections last month, had warned prior to his assuming the top post that he was not in favour of the manner in which Pybus had been appointed.Riley, whose BCA publicly supported Cameron during the recent election campaign and snubbed an offer from Skerritt to address the local governing body, also hinted that Test and ODI captain Jason Holder was not in favour of the coaching changes.“I got the impression that he (Holder) was not for it,” said Riley, who only recently pledged his support to Skerritt.“He probably wanted to keep everything in place and you would know … that to change a whole coaching staff, impose a new selection panel and so on, it could destabilise the whole process going into a World Cup.“I have no difficulty with the president going in a new direction but my problem was the timing. I know that the captain was saying ‘leave it as it is and let’s go down to July after we go to the World Cup and India come to the Caribbean’ but you know how it is.”Riley added: “To destabilise a team … when many Caribbean people thought we had no chance against England … but this young team defied the odds. My position is and I will stand by my position and my board that this is wrong – the timing is wrong – and if the captain asked to leave the status quo as is, then I think (that’s what should have been done).“Yes, president Skerritt has the right, he’s the president, but just let it follow the process that we had in place before, where we would have the interim head coach and his staff, selection panel and then after the World Cup and India, we could move on.”Last January in a heated radio interview in Barbados, Riley famously clashed with Lewis over Pybus’s appointment. In defending Cameron then, Riley contended Pybus’s appointment had been ratified by a majority vote of the CWI board while Lewis claimed process had not been followed.CWI also last week replaced chairman of selectors, Courtney Browne and his panel, appointing Robert Haynes as interim chairman with director of cricket, Jimmy Adams, and Reifer also serving as selectors.Riley criticised that decision too, arguing Haynes was not in a position to properly execute the role.“How could Robert Haynes (be named chairman of selectors) – I have nothing against him, I know the man well – but he’s not been watching cricket,” Riley argued.last_img read more

Divisional hurling finals highlights of weekend programme

first_imgDrom’s skipper James Woodlock is hoping his side can inject a bit more consistency into their game.Tipp FM will have updates on the match, which gets underway at 3.30 on Sunday afternoon.We’ll also bring you regular reports on the South Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship Final.Killenaule and Mullinahone clash at the Clonmel Sporsfield – that game begins at 3 o’clock on Sunday. There are two divisional finals down for decision on Sunday.In the Mid decider Drom-Inch and Loughmore-Castleiney clash in Templetuohy.The latter’s captain Aidan McGrath says they’re close to achieving one of their main aims.last_img

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