Exhibition highlights Limerick’s artistic legacy

first_img TAGSDr Hugh MaguireexhibitionfeaturedFr John Leonardfull-imageGlucksman LibraryHunt MuseumlimerickMy city my home Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April No vaccines in Limerick yet RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook An early photograph of Limerick’s O’Connell Street that is included in the Hunt Museum’s ‘My City, My Home’ exhitbition.LIMERICK’S artistic legacy is one of the finest in the country and deserves to be widely known, according to the director of the city’s Hunt Museum.Dr Hugh Maguire was speaking in advance of the opening of the Museum’s winter exhibition, ‘Limerick: My city My Home’  on this Friday, November 28. The exhibition, which  will be launched by Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan will run until next February.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The wealth of visual records for the city is most significant and especially from the sixteenth century onwards artists and cartographers captured the strategic, economic and architectural importance of the city.Limerick was considered very much within a wider European context and later its architectural embellishment and ambition linked it with tastes in Great Britain and subsequently the scale and breadth of the British Empire.The Museum’s winter exhibition is hosted in conjunction with the University of Limerick’s Glucksman Library and gives visitors an insight into the wealth of holdings, nationally and locally of Limerick visual material from sixteenth century maps to contemporary photography.According to Dr Maguire the exhibition can only touch on what’s available and whet the visitor’s appetite.“The available budget and the limitations of a gallery space only allow us a sampling of the beautiful imagery held in the region itself and in national collections including the National Library of Ireland and the National Gallery of Ireland.“The exhibition especially celebrates the Norton, Leonard, MacAnally and Lysaght collections in our sister institution – the Glucksman Library at the University of Limerick with whom we are sharing this exhibition. Such collections as those accumulated by Fr. John Leonard highlight a deep affection for the city”, he said.The exhibition is open daily and admission is free. Advertisement Previous articleCriminals locked out of Limerick PrisonNext articleFighting cutbacks to highlight drug and alcohol awareness Editor Print Emailcenter_img WhatsApp Linkedin NewsExhibition highlights Limerick’s artistic legacyBy Editor – November 19, 2014 1086 First Irish death from Coronavirus Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Limerick City Gallery of Art exhibition showcases ‘Limerick Connections’ through artists over the past 50 years Twitter Limerick Post Show | At Home On The Farm Exhibition last_img read more

100 additional hospital beds to cope with winter surge

first_imgTwitter WhatsApp Advertisement Print Previous articleReport sets out ambitious vision for Limerick’s Directly Elected MayorNext articleDebenhams workers continue protest as premises goes on sale David Raleigh More than 100 beds are being fast-tracked at University Hospital Limerick (UHL) to deal with an expected surge in Covid-19 and flu cases this winter.Figures released to the Limerick Post by the UL Hospitals Group reveal that 111 beds are coming on stream, with at least 100 of them scheduled to be opened by the end of December.The additional bed capacity has been steadily opening at UHL since August and this includes 20 single room beds in a new 24-bed unit; seven single rooms in a new 14-bed block, with the remaining seven to open this week.A 60 single room bed block is to be opened before the end of the year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Limerick Post has learned that a further 13 beds will re-open in the coming weeks as part of an ongoing refurbishment of older beds in the hospital.Last Friday, the Group closed a 68-bed Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) at the University of Limerick Sports Arena, which was opened last June to care for non-Covid patients, thus freeing up bed spaces at UHL.The Group said it reached an agreement with UL for use of the Sports Arena until November 27, but that it always planned to hand back the facility when the additional bed capacity at UHL became available”.“We decided that rather than starting new patients on a rehabilitative journey that would be interrupted in two weeks, the remaining patients would transfer to our hospitals and staff would initially deploy to new beds at UHL in line with the overall plan”.As of September 16, there were approximately 84 whole time equivalent staff deficits, or 4.8 per cent of UHL’s nursing workforce, not including temporary vacancies.The UL Hospitals Group said closing the ICF “so slightly ahead of schedule, was the correct decision and was unrelated to current staffing deficits”.Limerick Fianna Fáil TD, Willie O’Dea told the Limerick Post he believed closing the ICF was a risk, citing concerns about seasonal pressure on hospital bed capacity during winter months.“It is a risk, there’s no doubt. I hope their prediction works out for everybody’s sake, particularly for the patients sake,” he said.center_img Linkedin Email Facebook NewsBreaking news100 additional hospital beds to cope with winter surgeBy David Raleigh – October 29, 2020 386 last_img read more

Trump blames China’s virus response on desire to see him lose

first_imgDonald Trump blamed China’s response to the coronavirus outbreak on a desire to see him lose in November, as the US president intensified efforts to fault Beijing for his reelection challenges.Trump — speaking in an Oval Office interview with Reuters published Wednesday — didn’t provide evidence to support the claim that China would deliberately mishandle an outbreak that has killed more than 4,600 of its citizens. The president said that he was considering various ways to punish the Chinese government, which he has blamed for allowing the virus to spread across the world.“China will do anything they can to have me lose this race,” Trump said in the interview. He didn’t say what punitive actions he might take, but added: “There are many things I can do.” Trump also said during the interview that the US trade deal with China had been “upset very badly” by the economic fallout from the coronavirus crisis. The slowdown has made it more difficult for China to meet purchasing pledges included in a “phase one” trade pact reached between the two sides in January.Officials in Washington and Beijing have been firing charges at each other for weeks as the US became one of the countries hardest-hit by a disease first identified in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. The dispute has complicated global efforts to mount a coordinated response to the virus, with US officials emphasizing Chinese responsibility for failing to stop its spread.Republicans have been ratcheting up efforts to paint China as the villain, as Trump faces increased criticism of his handling of a crisis that has pushed the US economy toward recession. Some 55 percent of Americans disapprove of Trump’s handling of the pandemic, according to an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll released Wednesday, while other surveys show the president trailing presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden nationally and in key swing states.China helped escalate the blame game with the US in March when a foreign ministry spokesman shared speculation on social media that American military personnel introduced the virus to Wuhan. While Trump has held off from the calling the pathogen that causes Covid-19 the “Chinese virus,” his campaign sent out a letter earlier this month accusing the country of “lying” about the outbreak.Earlier Wednesday, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said that China posed a threat to the world by hiding information about the origin of the coronavirus. The comments came after state broadcaster China Central Television’s top evening news program questioned the transparency and accuracy of US data on Covid-19 infections.“The Chinese Communist Party now has a responsibility to tell the world how this pandemic got out of China and all across the world, causing such global economic devastation,” Pompeo told Fox News in an interview in which he repeatedly criticized Beijing. “America needs to hold them accountable.”Topics :last_img read more