Mayor welcomes 20 new jobs for Limerick in coming months

first_imgMayor welcomes 100 new jobs in Limerick and the Mid-West Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis NaughtonPicture: Sean Curtin Previous articleLimerick Fringe Festival returning for a fun filled second yearNext articleMore measles cases in Limerick Staff Reporter Minister Denis Naughten for Communications, Climate Action and Environment. Picture: Sean Curtin Ian Duggan, CEO of 4site and Minister Denis Naughten for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Picture: Sean Curtin Minister Denis Naughten for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Ian Duggan, CEO of 4site and Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr Stephen Keary. Picture: Sean Curtin Limerick schoolchildren participate in Regional Climate Hope Forum Deputy Brendan Griffin of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Minister Denis Naughten for Communications, Climate Action and Environment and Ian Duggan, CEO of 4site.Picture: Sean Curtin 1 of 5 Twitter Voices of Limerick join Emerald Isle Sings! Festival Facebook The Mayor of the City and County of Limerick is welcoming the announcement. Mayor Stephen Keary said: “The commitment by 4site shown by this significant investment of €250,000 and the creation of 20 jobs, shows 4site’s commitment to Limerick city and the mid west region. The new Fibre Centre of Excellence will bring together all the expertise and innovation in the sector under one roof here in Raheen in Limerick, providing an ideal conditions to be creative and innovative.”Dr Pat Daly, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Economic Development with Limerick City and County Council said: “It is fantastic to see a local company expanding its operations here, and being at the forefront of advances in the areas of fibre design and communications technology.”“It’s great to see 4site setting up the centre of excellence here in Raheen, but with an eye overseas and involving graduates from the University of Limerick and Limerick Institute of Technology as it continues its expansion.” He concluded.More about business here. Linkedin Indigo Telecom Group announces plans to recruit 100 people to its International Fibre Centre of Excellence in Limerick through its Irish subsidiary 4site Niall Looney, Operations Director of 4site, Ian Duggan, CEO of 4site and Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr Stephen Keary. Picture: Sean Curtin4site, the leaders in designing, building and maintaining network infrastructure for owners and operators of distributed networks across Ireland and the UK, has invested €250,000 in their headquarters in Limerick to create Ireland’s first ‘Fibre Centre of Excellence’. 4site plans to expand their team further by adding 20 additional positions over the coming months.Established in 2002, 4site currently employs 70 highly skilled professionals. 4site provides innovative engineering solutions for major infrastructural developments in telecommunications, power, renewables and multi-site networks. Clients include Vodafone, SIRO, Cignal, Huawei, Netshare, 2RN (RTE), Three, Ericsson, Nokia and enet. Their highly skilled in-house technical teams design, survey, build and maintain world-class communications networks, adapting technology, tools and processes to deliver reliable and future-proofed turnkey services for clients.The new 4site will bring together the expertise of fibre design, survey and planning engineers who will continually innovate how fibre networks are designed and delivered, while also focusing on specialised training for graduate engineers to meet not just the current demands, but future 5G or next generation network developments. In fact, the company offers a very successful graduate programme, complete with their own specially created training programmes, to upcoming graduates from Limerick Institute of Technology, University of Limerick and further afield.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ETB announces appointment of main contractor for construction of new Coláiste Chiaráin, Croom TAGS4siteDr Pat DalyFibre centre of ExcellenceStephen Keary Print Advertisement Email NewsBusinessMayor welcomes 20 new jobs for Limerick in coming monthsBy Staff Reporter – February 7, 2018 1989 Dawn of a new era for education in Croom last_img read more

Women of Troy begin season with youthful hope

first_imgLast Friday’s exhibition game against Cal State Los Angeles was a particularly special day for the women’s basketball team. USC head coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke reunited with former Trojan teammate and women’s basketball icon Cheryl Miller, who is in her first season coaching Cal State. Prior to the game, Cooper-Dyke presented Miller with a gift and the two legends shared an emotional embrace. When the tears subsided, fans at the Galen Center were presented with a preview of what looks to be a promising 2016-2017 campaign.“I think we are prepared,” Cooper-Dyke said. “We’re young. We have some veteran leadership which is great, but I think we’re young, so you’re going to have your ups and downs.”Anvay Ullal | Daily TrojanFresh start · Senior guard Courtney Jaco enters the season with the fifth most 3-pointers in school history and scored 17 points with five 3s in Friday’s exhibition game. The team begins their 2016 campaign on Friday.This season, the Women of Troy have five freshmen; a high number that shows the team is in a transitionary period. However, performances by two freshmen, guard Minyon Moore, who scored 13 with four assists, and forward Ja’Tavia Tapley, who added 10 points in the 85-39 victory, indicate that youth may not necessarily be a bad thing.As far as veterans, the Trojans return plenty of high-profile talent. The team brings back four players who averaged double figures last season, including second leading scorer in redshirt senior guard Jordan Adams. Two experienced players, junior forward Kristen Simon and senior guard Courtney Jaco impressed the most on Friday. The 6-foot-2 Simon scored 20 points with seven rebounds while Jaco, who has the fifth most 3-pointers in school history, shot her way to 17 points on a characteristic five 3s. In addition to returning players, USC adds center Ivana Jakubcova, a 6-6 senior transfer from Kentucky. She amassed 6 points and 6 rebounds in her debut.Asked who on the team was poised to have a breakout season, Simon was confident in the leaders of the team.“I think Courtney will,” Simon said. “I think she had a great year last year. She played the two all her life and she came in at the one last year and really did well, so I think she’ll have a breakout season.”This season, USC will look to improve on an uneven 2015-2016 season. The Trojans initially jumped out to a 12-0 start, but floundered once conference play began. They ultimately finished with a 19-13 record, missing the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year.“Offensively, I just thought we were inconsistent last year,” Cooper-Dyke said. “We didn’t always share the ball. Today was a perfect example of sharing the ball, where we had in the first two quarters seven assists and in the third and fourth quarter we ended up with 21 assists. That’s sharing the ball, that’s team basketball, that’s how we are going to compete in the Pac-12.”Perhaps the biggest difference between this year’s team and last year’s team will be height. For the first time in program history, USC has five players who are taller than 6-foot-3, an astounding number that will certainly give the team a towering advantage. The Trojans carried a modest +0.7 rebounding margin per game last year. However with the likes of Jakubcova (6-6) and Dani Milisic (6-4) among others, that number is likely to improve.It was fitting that the season began with a matchup between Miller and Cooper-Dyke. This year, the new Women of Troy will look to expand on the legacy that those two created and try to carve their own paths as the next generation of female USC student athletes. That quest will continue when the Trojans officially tip-off the season against Hawai’i this Friday at the Galen Center.“We paved a way,” said Cooper-Dyke of her and Miller’s contributions. “Now it’s time for them to put their own bricks down that path.”last_img read more