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dave123
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Turborg I feel the same! Why isn’t there a fair contribution to this thread from others rather than Limerick people just browsing and demanding news etc, sorry but If you live there stop acting like you just came into the world just there! Converse, add, relate, discuss, and initiate. I find that terribly rude when someone comes out wit comments like the one you said Limerickguy 😡

Anyway…

Hotel developments

Up to a thousand and 48 new hotel rooms will be provided in Limerick over the next year or so. All the new Hotels are either waiting to get the go ahead or now under construction. With booming numbers passing through Shannon Airport means more people are coming to Limerick and staying around Limerick for city breaks, and now Limerick is seen as a European city destination or will eventually!

The Old Ardhu hotel has been said to have started and will have 61 suites
Mayor Diarmuid Scully,
Local deputies and city councillors have been invited to attend a public meeting organised by the residents of the North Circular Road, in the Woodfield House Hotel, Ennis Road on Monday, November 14. The meeting will discuss issues regarding the Ardhu Ryan Hotel future and development.

Two Mile in will have: 55
The Strand hotel: 185
Punches cross 60
Childers road Hotel: 100 bedrooms
Lynch hotel (old Georges site): 128
Clarion additional 63
A quality Hotel, South city 143
Ramada hotel: 80
Woodland Hotel: 80
Shamrock hotel 60

Also a new hotel is to be opened in New Harry’s Mall
Up to a thousand and 48 new hotel rooms will be provided in Limerick over the next year or so. All the new Hotels are either waiting to get the go ahead or now under construction. With booming numbers passing through Shannon Airport means more people are coming to Limerick and staying around Limerick for city breaks, and now Limerick is seen as a European city destination or will eventually!

Planning was granted for Apartments and shops on 22 Roches street, I will update on this later

Other news
The Shannon Tunnel is to get the go ahead in spring,

Works starts on the Raheen Bus lane, and will run between Hospital and ballyekeefe (near the Crescent) and in the future continue onwards to the city centre but no proposals have yet been made by the city council.
The work is due to begin early next year depending on the available funding.

Some highlights of the boundary issue, the Limerick Tds are even peckering over the boundary extension, this is ridiculous :rolleyes:

Here’s something interesting read. 🙂

Limerick could be shopping capital of Europe

A Limerick businessman, Michael Parkes reasons that Limerick could soon become the new shopping capital of Europe.

The city’s close proximity to Shannon Airport, the new ring road network surrounding the city, the advent of the port tunnel and the continuing investment in the Mid West, are seen by him as the catalyst for putting Limerick on the map as a shoppers’ paradise.

Given the reputations of other established shopping capitals, such as Milan and Paris however, city auctioneer Pat Kearney of Rooneys describes Mr Parkes’ suggestions “as far reaching, but not impossible to achieve”.

“The Parkes family has down through the years been far seeing and some of their projects were often thought to have been before their time. Not so, they were leaders in their field.”

It was up to the various authorities and the Limerick business community, he said, to ensure that Michael’s ideas were not just a pipe dream.

“Budget airlines, like Ryanair, have opened endless possibilities and have a major role to play in Limerick’s future development. We have seen what Ryanair has done for the region since they started operations at Shannon Airport – just ask hoteliers, guest house owners and city centre shop owners. “Limerick is rapidly gaining a reputation as a major shopping centre and when the final pieces in the jigsaw to ongoing developments are put in place, we should prepare to market ourselves throughout Europe.”said Michael

Limerick City
Ryanair, and other budget airlines, he added, could then be encouraged to put Limerick on their itinerary as the place to shop, bringing thousands of visitors to the region monthly at knock down fares.

“Coming in from Shannon the first port of call could be the new Jetland Centre in Caherdavin. From there, passengers could be ferried through the port tunnel to the proposed multi million pound shopping centre at the old Racecourse site.

“From there, onto the Crescent Shopping Centre, where another expansion programme is underway.

Mr Kearney also said that “With the proper support and goodwill the thought of Limerick becoming the shopping capital of Europe might well become a reality.”

“We should also promote it as the sporting capital, what with our rugby and GAA reputations we could have some great sporting weekends. To further whet the appetite, we have some of the country’s best restaurants and night-clubs on our doorstep. Let’s move now before others get there before us. The first step should be a rail link between Limerick and Shannon Airport,” he said.

Michael is in no doubt that Limerick is poised to compete with other major centres of population who pride themselves in their shopping malls and precincts, and the variety of goods on offer.

“The transformation which has taken place here over the last few years is unbelievable. Emigrants returning home have been known to express astonishment. No doubt about it, but Limerick is a far different city to what it was, say only a decade ago.”

Investors, he added, continued to identify the right mix of tenants with many UK and European High Street retailers having located here, with the promise of even more to come.

Michael is heartened by plans to revitalise the city centre area, which, he says, is pivotal to the city’s ongoing success story.

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