O'Reilly took over as CEO in August 2010 and cargo traffic, cruise line passengers and vital infrastructure spend have grown steadily under his leadership. With Brexit looming, his stewardship has not been without its challenges. Retail and tourism interests in Dublin and other Irish ports are still reeling from his surprise revelation to the Sunday Independent in early February that the rapidly expanding cruise business at Dublin Port was "probably going to peak during 2019 and from 2021 I think we will be taking significantly fewer bookings for cruises". A straight-talking, no-nonsense communicator, he has never been afraid to face down critics or those he felt were wrong-headed. When David McWilliams suggested last year that Dublin Port was "a waste of space" and should be moved to make way for housing and commercial development, O'Reilly quickly penned his own acidic response. "Whatever else Dublin Port is, I have come to realise that it is a magnet for daft notions and … [Read more...] about O’Reilly steers steady course in Brexit storm
But this isn't about great public buildings or the Georgian streetscape that fell to the developers' wrecking ball in the 1970s and 1980s - but the corner shops, pubs and landmarks which have gradually faded unsung from the streetscape due to development and changing trends in the retail trade. "I've been a close observer of the Dublin scene for the last 60 years and while the country has developed immeasurably since the 1960s, at the same time, we've often been careless about preserving our built heritage," says Oram, the author of a new book, Dublin's Lost Treasures. "I started by sending requests for information from readers of newspapers - including the Sunday Independent - I was surprised but very gratified by the sheer volume and strength of the response," he adds. "Lots of people, often from far beyond Dublin, sent me anecdotes and photographs which formed the backbone of the book; I was astonished at the reader feedback." Who remembers The Milky Way on Kelly's Corner, where … [Read more...] about How many of Dublin’s long gone shop fronts do you remember?
Appeal for information about missing man Independent.ie GARDAI are appealing for information about a man who has been reported missing. https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/appeal-for-information-about-missing-man-38223846.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article38223833.ece/f3892/AUTOCROP/h342/missing.png Email GARDAI are appealing for information about a man who has been reported missing. Richard Adams (41) was last seen at 10.30am on Saturday at Palmerstown Park in Dublin. He is described as 5ft 8 in height, slim build with fair hair and blue eyes. When last seen he was wearing blue jeans, navy jacket and carrying a blue Superdry rucksack. Anyone with information is asked to contact Rathmines Garda Station on 01-666 6700 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111. Online Editors … [Read more...] about Appeal for information about missing man
Majella Moynihan was investigated by gardai in the 1980s over becoming pregnant. In a statement this morning Mr Flanagan said: “I have spoken to Commissioner Harris and I welcome his apology to Ms Majella Moynihan on behalf of An Garda Síochána. I echo that apology in my capacity as Minister for Justice and Equality," he said. "As a young Garda, Ms Moynihan faced an appalling ordeal at a time in Ireland that was sadly too often characterised by stigma and intolerance. What happened to her was clearly wrong on every level.” Majella Moynihan joined An Garda Siochana as an eager young recruit on what she said was the most exciting day of her life. She had put a difficult childhood behind her to embrace the life she thought was ahead of her. Majella's mother had died in a road accident when she was a baby, and her father, whom she believes couldn't cope, placed his daughters into industrial school in Mallow until they were 16. As she recounted in a harrowing … [Read more...] about ‘Wrong on every level’
Bishkek, June 15, 2019. /Kabar/. Together we can find a solution to challenges we face in preserving peace and security, President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbay Jeenbekov said speaking at the Fifth Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The Kyrgyz leader noted that the Kyrgyz Republic firmly adheres to the goals and principles of the Meeting on Strengthening Mutual Confidence and Regional Security, his press service reported. He noted that the First President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, having shown political foresight, has proposed in 1992 to convene a meeting on Confidence-Building Measures in Asia. The initiative was supported by a number of Asian states and the United Nations. Since then, with the efforts of our countries, this platform of cooperation has been developing and strengthening. “The world doesn't stand still. Today's realities dictate the need to improve our interaction in … [Read more...] about Kyrgyz leader delivers speech at CICA summit in Dushanbe