17 Jun

House Chapple / Tribe Studio Architects

first_imgCopyAbout this officeTribe Studio ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationMosmanHousesRefurbishmentAustraliaPublished on January 23, 2014Cite: “House Chapple / Tribe Studio Architects” 23 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Fine WoodPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesCultural / SportsPENT FitnessFitness Equipment – BANKA™ Weight BenchSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in OfficesBricksFeldhaus KlinkerFacing Bricks – Waterstruck VascuWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for FurnitureCurtain WallsMetawellFacades – Aluminum Curtain WallsHeatingFocusFireplaces – PaxfocusPatios / TerracesGlas MarteGlass Pavilion – GM Pavillon360More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Projects “COPY” Houses House Chapple / Tribe Studio ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse Chapple / Tribe Studio Architects ArchDaily 2013 photographs:  Katherine LuPhotographs:  Katherine Lu Save this picture!© Katherine LuRecommended ProductsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – AJ CollectionLightsVibiaCeiling Lights – BIGLightsLonghiLamp – AkilelePorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – 20MM Save this picture!© Katherine LuWith fantastic harbour views and a northerly orientation to the street-front and a wonderful garden and existing pool to the rear, the challenge of this house was to achieve sun and privacy while appreciating both aspects. Save this picture!Floor PlanThe house has been in our clients family since the 1960s. An important part of our brief was finding a balance between new and old architecturally and sentimentally.  Our client wanted to retain the romantic elements of the house, and its sense of humility in a suburb of flashy new builds. She was simultaneously keen to have a new start in this house and have it feel her own.Save this picture!© Katherine LuThe strategy is a modest one: retain the original 1920s bungalow frontage and replace a poor 1960s addition at the rear. The primary move is to cave out central part of the plan as living spaces with clear views to the front (harbour) and back (garden). The central band of living space is contained on either side by cellular ribbons of bedrooms and utility.Save this picture!© Katherine Lu  The living space occupies the area underneath the peak of the original roof. The ceiling is removed and a series of distorted pyramid ceiling voids are created within the original geometry, allowing light into the centre of the plan, promoting stack effect ventilation and reinforcing the unusual order of operation of the house.On the high side of the site, the master bedroom is nestled against an existing cliff-face, juxtaposing its harbour view and a close encounter with mossy sandstone and a cheeky orchid garden.The intention is modest: a replacement addition that is fully concealed from the street and minimal facelift to the front.Project gallerySee allShow lessThe Architecture of Alfred HitchcockArticlesBuenos Aires Contemporary Art Museum / MonoblockSelected Projects Share Photographs Architects: Tribe Studio Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/469315/house-chapple-tribe-studio-architects Clipboardcenter_img Australia Save this picture!© Katherine Lu+ 27 Share Year:  2013 House Chapple / Tribe Studio Architects CopyHouses, Renovation•Mosman, Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/469315/house-chapple-tribe-studio-architects Clipboard “COPY” Year: last_img read more

17 Jun

Laurentian Ski Chalet / RobitailleCurtis

first_img Houses CopyHouses•Lac-Jacques-Cartier, Canada Mechanical Engineer: ArchDaily Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/783887/laurentian-ski-chalet-robitaillecurtis Clipboard Save this picture!© Marc Cramer+ 16 Share Architects: RobitailleCurtis Area Area of this architecture project Laurentian Ski Chalet / RobitailleCurtis Photographs:  Marc Cramer 2016 CopyAbout this officeRobitailleCurtisOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLac-Jacques-CartierCanadaPublished on March 17, 2016Cite: “Laurentian Ski Chalet / RobitailleCurtis” 17 Mar 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamcenter_img Year:  Structural Engineer:Lateral, Thibaut LefortArchitect In Charge:Andrew CurtisCity:Lac-Jacques-CartierCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Marc CramerText description provided by the architects. This modern ski chalet was designed as a weekend retreat for a family with school age children. Sited on the steep slope of a former ski hill, Mont-Jasper, near the village of Saint-Donat. At an elevation of 2,435 feet above sea level, the site is among the highest residential building lots in the Laurentians and Lanaudière regions.  From this elevation, surrounded by a dense forest of spruce, maple, beech and birch trees, the chalet commands 100-mile panoramic views over beautiful Lac Archambault.Save this picture!© Marc CramerTo maintain the natural topography of the steep mountainside and to minimizes the footprint of construction, the house was built on 8” x 8” western red cedar pilotis. Elevating the house allows snow and spring run-off to flow freely beneath the structure. In spring and summer, a forest floor of native ferns and moss extends uninterrupted beneath the structure. Save this picture!© Marc CramerThe home is accessed via an entry bridge, with the living level 30’ above grade. The main floor has an open plan connecting the kitchen, dining area, and living room. Spanning the length of the kitchen and dining areas is a 27-foot-long bay window and window seat. Below the upholstered seat cushions is concealed storage. A dramatic panoramic window wall runs the full width of the bay and focuses views on the remarkable landscape beyond. High on the opposite side of the chalet, a continuous clerestory window runs the full length of the house bringing in morning light and views of the mountain above.Save this picture!PlanThe kitchen features a large central island that contains a gas cook top and a prep sink so that the host does not turn their back to the views or the family and friends they are entertaining. The kitchen’s adjacency to the long window seat, creates a generous and comfortable place for the family and guests to gather after a day of skiing. Save this picture!© Marc CramerThe east side of the kitchen and dining room are built into a shallow bay that articulates itself on the entry façade. The efficient use of this cantilevered bay coupled with that of the larger bay on the north side of the house allows for a slender and efficient 14’-2” deep main structural footprint.Save this picture!© Marc CramerThe living room occupies the southern end of the home where daylight streams in from windows on three sides. A fireplace anchors the living room, while a smaller, cozy window seat with mountain views provides additional seating. Directly adjacent the living room, through a wall of glass sliding doors, is an expansive south-facing deck with an outdoor fireplace.Save this picture!© Marc CramerAt the north end of the main living level is the master suite. The master bedroom and bathroom also benefit from large windows that maintain the home’s visual connection to the surrounding landscape. On the lower level, the children’s bedrooms, a guest bedroom, steam room, and a play room all enjoy expansive views. One of the children’s bedrooms features a custom designed bunk bed, while the other has a cozy built-in bed, above drawers, set flush with the full-width window. Adjacent the steam room, the spa occupies the lower deck where it enjoys private framed views of the forest beyond.Save this picture!© Marc CramerThe exterior of the house is uniformly clad in dark stained white cedar siding. The angle of the metal roof matches the slope of the mountain. The exposed deep eaves of the roof as well as the finish material of the ceiling throughout the interior of the main living level is square-grooved clear western red cedar. The chalet’s thermal envelope is highly insulated and was carefully detailed to minimize thermal bridging and energy consumption.Save this picture!© Marc CramerProject gallerySee allShow lessVirtual Reality for Architecture Predicts Patterns, Drives Business DecisionsArticlesCall for Entries: Pamphlet Architecture 36Call for Submissions Share J and M Engineers, Joe Matje Canada Laurentian Ski Chalet / RobitailleCurtisSave this projectSaveLaurentian Ski Chalet / RobitailleCurtis ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/783887/laurentian-ski-chalet-robitaillecurtis Clipboard Area:  2750 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Projects “COPY”last_img read more

17 Jun

Sky Cave House & Clinic / IKAWAYA Architects

first_imgCopyMixed Use Architecture, Clinic, Houses•Japan 2020 “COPY” Area:  452 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Akinobu KawabeArchitect In Charge:IKAWAYA ArchitectsDesign Team:Atsushi Ikawa, Jin Kitazawa, Yuki ImadaStructural Engineer:yAt Structural Design OfficeMechanical Engineers:Zo Consulting EngineersGarden Design And Construction:SOLSOConstruction:EIKO CONSTRUCTIONCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Akinobu KawabeRecommended ProductsGlassSolarluxGlass Canopy – SDL AcubisWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. Welcoming calmness, comfort and light to the north garden in front of the railway station in central Tokyo.Save this picture!© Akinobu KawabeSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Akinobu KawabeThe site is adjacent to a railway station in Meguro ward, Tokyo. There is an elevated railway to the east and a neighboring building to the west of the site. To the north, across from the front road of the site, there is a forest, which you merely see around stations. Beyond the forest, you would see the city of Shibuya and further to Shinjuku. The two-family house has a clinic on the ground floor and two floors above for each family. We decided to plan three gardens of different characters.Save this picture!© Akinobu KawabeEntering the gate to the clinic on the ground floor, a garden of deciduous trees and stone paving welcomes the visitor. As you look up, all you would see is the clear sky as the deciduous trees cleverly hides the neighboring elements. You would feel as if you are visiting a single-story building. This garden provides a relaxing atmosphere to the visitor instead of giving a sense of intimidation.Save this picture!© Akinobu KawabeThe second floor is a residential space for their grandmother. In order to block noise of trains and views from the neighboring buildings, the residential space was planned to face the courtyard garden to the south which is surrounded by 6m high walls. The exterior wall of the courtyard wall is finished roughly with paint or wood planks which the noise diffuses as it reflects off the wall, achieving a certain level of quietness.Save this picture!© Akinobu KawabeSave this picture!Site PlanThe third floor is mainly used by the young family. With a forest that spreads to the north and a view of Shibuya and Shinjuku far out beyond, we planned a wide opening and a terrace that faces the forest. However, we were required to enclose the terrace with partition walls and a deep eave in order to block the noise of trains and views from neighboring buildings. On the other hand, by extending the eave and erecting a wall, we would ourselves cast a shadow to the forest. To enable natural sunlight to reach the forest, we filleted the edges of the building. As a result, the building’s interior became a cave-like space, which embraces you and fills the space with a sense of security. Technically, the filleted shape raises the visible sky ratio, which reduces the sense of intimidation of the building when looked above from the front road.Save this picture!© Akinobu KawabeProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse Within / Arch.LabSelected ProjectsConcrete Shell House / IKAWAYA ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Sky Cave House & Clinic / IKAWAYA ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSky Cave House & Clinic / IKAWAYA Architects Projects Architects: IKAWAYA Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeIKAWAYA ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureHealthcare ArchitectureHealthcareclinicResidential ArchitectureHousesTokyoOn FacebookJapanPublished on January 14, 2021Cite: “Sky Cave House & Clinic / IKAWAYA Architects” 13 Jan 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/954814/sky-cave-house-and-clinic-ikawaya-architects Clipboard Year:  Photographs Japan Mixed Use Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/954814/sky-cave-house-and-clinic-ikawaya-architects Clipboard Save this picture!© Akinobu Kawabe+ 31Curated by Hana Abdel Share “COPY” Sky Cave House & Clinic / IKAWAYA Architectslast_img read more

16 Jun

Interview with Bill Gates on his approach to giving

first_imgInterview with Bill Gates on his approach to giving  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Recruitment / people AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Raekha Prasad interviews the world’s wealthiest man, Bill Gates, on today’s SocietyGuardian.Prasad asks Gates what motivated him to focus on philanthropy while still developing his business. He spends about 10 hours a week on his charitable foundation and up to 60 hours on Microsoft business. His mother encouraged him to think about giving some of his wealth to charity, and investor Warren Buffet’s criticism of rich parents simply passing their wealth down to their children made him think about how he could use his fortune more effectively.He has pledged to give away his £28 billion fortune before he dies. So far The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has spent about £4 billion primarily on international health activities. Advertisement Howard Lake | 4 February 2004 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

15 Jun

Tell Biden: Stop bombing Syria!

first_imgIt has taken only 36 days in office for the Biden administration to show the world, through a bombing attack on Syria, that it is belligerent, aggressive and hell-bent on war. There was only a short respite from Trump’s vile words and actions. Now we have to face Biden’s vile deeds and resist them.Even the excuse U.S. imperialism gave for bombing Syria was feeble. A rocket attack some weeks ago killed a mercenary in Iraq. Excuses like that open the door to new U.S. wars and interventions all over countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America where Washington has replaced official U.S. troops with soldiers of fortune.You might think the Biden administration had enough problems at home to keep it busy. The COVID-19 pandemic still rages despite the vaccines – whose distribution has been a disgrace. The Democratic-led Congress, which has still not passed the pandemic relief bill, has already abandoned the $15 per hour minimum wage.On top of this, the super-freeze of Texas – and of its millions of workers and poor people – has exposed once again the desperate need to rebuild the U.S. infrastructure. Not to mention the immediate need for emergency aid.Even those who recognize the rotten role of the Republican Party, with and without Trump – in carrying out an aggressive assault on the working class in the United States – surely must see that the Biden administration is also their enemy.Biden has employed less hateful rhetoric. His is a more inclusive administration. But he serves the same super-rich ruling class that presidents of both parties have served throughout their history.This has been especially true regarding foreign policy. After hearing Secretary of State Anthony Blinken’s speeches, it was apparent that the new Democratic administration planned a continuation of the same aggressive policies that characterized the Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations. And that Donald Trump carried out in his own fashion.Now the Biden-Blinken gang has followed through on Blinken’s words. First Biden ordered U.S. B-1 bombers to Norwegian air bases, threatening Russia. And on Feb. 25 Secretary of “Defense” Lloyd Austin announced that the U.S. had bombed targets in Syria near the border with Iraq.Anti-war forces inside the U.S. must step up to meet this new threat from the Biden administration. It’s time to measure the new president by his own actions, not by contrasting him with his predecessor (who set a pretty low bar!). It’s time to see him as a representative of the billionaire ruling class, in all its variations, and as such an enemy of the working class.Emergency relief for the people of Texas! No money for bombing Syria!Pass the $15 minimum wage! FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

13 Jun

TCU Master of Accounting program set to go to China this winter

first_imgTCU students match high number of alcohol violations Owen Rochehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/owen-roche/ Facebook What we’re reading: Fla. officials back Trump, news organizations refuse to release whistleblower’s name Twitter Owen Roche Owen Rochehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/owen-roche/ Previous articleThe Skiff: Dec. 5, 2019Next articleNoticiero TCU 4 de Diciembre 2019 Owen Roche RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history TCU Rhino Initiative Club gives voice to dwindling species World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution printStudents in TCU’s Neeley School of Business are about to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to China to immerse themselves in one of the world’s fastest-growing economies.Twenty-one students in the Master of Accounting (MAc) program are participating in a study abroad trip to China from Dec. 29 to Jan. 11. Dr. Mary Stanford and Dr. In Mu Haw will be the staff members accompanying the students on the trip.TCU accounting department chair Mary Stanford will be facilitating the MAC program’s first-ever study abroad trip to China. Photo courtesy of Neeley School of BusinessStanford said there have been MAc trips to Europe for over a decade, but this is the first year that the program is going to China. Another MAC trip will return to Europe this school year as well.“We surveyed the incoming students and many wanted to explore China,” said Stanford. “Some have already traveled to Europe. Others were motivated by finding out more about a powerful trading partner and economic competitor.”The group will first go to Shanghai, where they will be touring the city and viewing local attractions, such as Shanghai Tower and the Shanghai French Concession. Students will then travel to Xi’an to see the Xi’an City Wall and Terracotta Army. Finally, students will wrap up the trip in Beijing, visiting Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and tour the Great Wall.  Students will also be doing four company visits throughout the trip, Stanford said. These stops include NBA Shanghai, General Motors, Walmart and Dell. Students will be participating in cultural awareness activities during these visits to highlight differences in business practices in China compared to the U.S.“The MAc study abroad class is designed to increase students’ global acumen and appreciation for how culture affects beliefs, communication, decision making and ethics,” said Stanford. MAc students have learned about economic growth in China and are interested to see business in China for themselves, said Maddy Lewing, a student who is going on the trip.MAC students are excited to visit multiple businesses in China, including NBA Shanghai. Photo courtesy of AP Images“I hope to learn a lot about the culture and business environment in China,” said Lewing. “I’m also excited to see new things and experience a new culture. I have never traveled to Asia before, so I have a lot to learn.”Lewing also said she is excited to go on the trip because she will never have another opportunity like this to travel to China. Nick Magusiak is another student in the MAc program who is going on the trip. He said he is most looking forward to experiencing a new environment with his friends.“We’ve learned a lot about China throughout our business classes in the past,” said Magusiak. “I can’t wait to see certain aspects of their businesses in person.”After the trip, the students will take an eight-week course based on what they learned while abroad. The trip and the class will earn each student three credit hours towards their master’s degree. Owen Rochehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/owen-roche/ Linkedin What we’re reading: Trump fed up with media, Guyger sentenced to 10 years for murder ReddIt + posts Twitter Linkedin Owen Rochehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/owen-roche/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025 ReddItlast_img read more

4 Jun

Suspected arson at city centre petrol station

first_imgPrint STAFF at a Clare Street petrol station were left visibly shaken following a suspected arson attack on two vehicles in their forecourt.Fortunately members of Limerick Fire Service were quickly on the scene to control the fire which it is said to have taken place directly over the stations petrol reserves. Two cars were left gutted by fire following the suspected arson attack including a rare Range Rover Sport V8.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Clare Street residents were visibly shocked by the incident, one man said, “I left my house after hearing a huge bang, I’m disgusted by this”. The vehicles which were targeted are believed to belong to the owner of the petrol station and the manager.Nobody was hurt during the incident but the Range Rover which was gutted is reputed to be the only model of it’s kind in Ireland. Advertisement Facebook Twitter Emailcenter_img Previous articleA winter warmerNext articleMan held in connection with disappearance admin WhatsApp Linkedin NewsLocal NewsSuspected arson at city centre petrol stationBy admin – January 22, 2010 1051 last_img read more

4 Jun

Limerick flags at half mast for fallen heroes of Rescue 116

first_imgProceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement FLAGS at search and rescue bases throughout Limerick city, county and further afield, are flying at half mast today as the entire emergency response community mourn the fallen heroes of Rescue 116 who lost their lives during a mission last Monday.Captain Dara Fitzpatrick, Mark Duffy, Ciaran Smith and Paul Ormsby were on board the Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 when it left radar and crashed without warning off the West Coast near Mayo.While three crew members remain missing, Capt Fitzpatrick lost her fight for life on Tuesday.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up With more than 20 years service, Captain Fitzpatrick was a pilot and commander of the rescue helicopter that crashed during an assisted mission near Blacksod Lighthouse.Capt Fitzpatrick, who was one of two female pilots in the Irish Coastguard, started flying in 1990 and began search and rescue at Shannon in 1993 before serving with Waterford based Rescue 117 which featured on the RTE series of the same name.The Donnybrook native then transferred back to Dublin in recent years where she continued to serve as a rescue responder of the highest standards. Glowing tributes have been paid to her and her crew of Rescue 116.Tragedy struck on Monday when Rescue 116 was tasked to provide “top cover” in a mission to recover a fisherman injured on an ship that was part of an international blue whiting fleet working 250km west of the Mayo coast.A Sligo based rescue helicopter had been tasked to fly to the British registered ship with Rescue 116 providing cover.The two Sikorsky helicopters were to refuel a Blacksod Lighthouse before flying on again, but sometime later as the Sligo based rescue helicopter landed with the injured fisherman, they reported seeing wreckage in the sea and the alarm was raised.There had been no satellite alerts, no signals, no Mayday and the last communication from Rescue 116, at 12.45am, was brief indicating that the aircraft was “landing in Blacksod”.Shannon’s Rescue 115 was scrambled and a full emergency reaction unfolded from all responders.Searches were carried out and a captain Dara Fitzpatrick was located. She was taken on board, given medical assistance and flown to hospital but tragically she was confirmed dead on arrival.Her three colleagues remain missing and black days befell the West Coast, the communities and the emergency services as a whole. The grief-stricken families now keep vigil as the operation continues in an effort to bring their loved ones home.The Celtic Voyager, a Marine Institute vessel is conducting sonar based searches of a two square mile area near Blacksod where it is understood that the helicopter went down.Naval vessels LE Eithne and the LE Roisin are also on scene as naval divers assess the best areas in which to conduct a dive. Rough conditions off shore are hampering efforts but shoreline searches are underway.To honour the crew of Rescue 116, flags fly at half mast as outpouring of shock and grief is shared throughout social media over the loss of those heroes.Limerick City Fire and Rescue posted “Today our Flag flies at half mast for our colleagues in the Irish Coast Guard. We remember the crew of Rescue 116, their families, colleagues and friends.Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam dílis Print WhatsApp Previous articleNew version of Linger from The CranberriesNext articleLimerick FC’s Russell left frustrated by recent results Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook NewsLimerick flags at half mast for fallen heroes of Rescue 116By Staff Reporter – March 15, 2017 1077 center_img Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Email Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April No vaccines in Limerick yet First Irish death from Coronavirus TAGSBlacksodCiaran Smith and Paul OrmsbyDara FitzpatrickfeaturedIrish Coast GuardLimerick City Fire and RescueMark Duffyrescue 115rescue 116Rescue 117sligo Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Linkedinlast_img read more

25 May

Reports of severe black ice across Donegal this morning

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNews Google+ Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Reports of severe black ice across Donegal this morning WhatsApp There are reports of severe black ice across the county this morning.Barnesmore Gap, Glenties, Ardara, Ballyshannon, Bundoran and Killybegs areas are understood to be particularly affected.Motorists are advised to exercise extreme caution and assume no road is ice free. Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – November 29, 2017 center_img Facebook Previous articleFears over Donegal premises layouts too accessible for potential thievesNext articleSwilly Seals to race the 24/7 Triathlon Club around the Donegal Wild Atlantic Way News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Pinterest Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

25 May

Calls for end to Buncrana gridlock woes

first_img Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Traffic congestion in Buncrana is said to be a major problem with calls on Donegal County Council to carry out a review as a matter of urgency. Two junctions in particular at Cassie road at the Generals Shop and the other at Westbrook Bridge – both entering onto Cockhill road – are said to be at the core of the issue with the town reportedly at gridlock during peak times.Local Cllr Jack Murray says with a new tourism season fast approaching, the influx of more people will add to the problem further.He says it would be in everyone’s best interest for a resolution to be found:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/jacktraffic.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Facebook Pinterest Google+ Previous articleFog warning in place for DonegalNext articleElection 2020: Record share of women running for seats News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 AudioHomepage BannerNews Calls for end to Buncrana gridlock woescenter_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – January 23, 2020 Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more