Fergal Keane to deliver keynote lecture at University of Limerick journalism…

first_img TAGSConferenceeducationJournalismLimerick City and CountyNewsuniveristy of limerick Email Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19 Advertisement TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Print Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat WhatsApp Previous articleNew 33 space car park opened in AdareNext articleLISTEN: Limerick deserve the league and they won it in style Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick on Covid watch list center_img Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow NewsEducationFergal Keane to deliver keynote lecture at University of Limerick journalism conferenceBy Staff Reporter – April 3, 2019 1023 Facebook Linkedin Fergal Keane, pictured with UL Journalism students at his last visit to the university. Picture: Alan Place/FusionShooters.FERGAL Keane, BBC Africa Editor, will deliver a keynote lecture at a major journalism conference at University of Limerick on Thursday, April 11 as part of theCelebrating 10 Years of [email protected] Conference.The BBC Africa Editor, who is also the new Adjunct Professor of Journalism at UL will give a lecture on ‘Journalism and Democracy under Siege: How Can We Combat the Threat of Fake News and the Rise of Populism’.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Following the lecture, some of the country’s leading journalists and editors, including RTÉ broadcaster Miriam O’Callaghan, Irish Independent Editor Fionnán Sheahan, and Irish Times News Editor Mark Hennessy, will hold a panel discussion on the topic.Head of Journalism at the University of Limerick Mary Dundon said that they are delighted to have someone of Fergal Keane’s calibre giving the keynote address at their 10th-anniversary conference.“He is an award-winning journalist who has covered most of the global war zones over the past 28 years and won numerous international awards for his fearless reporting – including an OBE from Queen Elizabeth for his services,“ Ms Dundon said.Mr Keane’s lecture will start at 10.30am on Thursday, April 11 in the GEMSO – 016 lecture hall and it will be followed by the panel discussion with some of the country’s leading journalists and a Q&A session with the audience.In the afternoon, there will be a panel discussion profiling UL’s latest journalism and media academic research. The topic: Journalism, Discourse, and Inequality, will be discussed by: Dr Fergal Quinn; Professor Eoin Devereux; Professor Martin Power, Kathryn Hayes and Audrey Galvin.This will be followed by another panel discussion featuring some of the most success UL journalism graduates including Hilary McGann, CNN; Cillian Sherlock, RTE; Denise Calnan, Irish Independent and Andrew Roberts, The Journal.last_img read more

A second Troy is the burning ambition for film industry

first_imgIs Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? WhatsApp TAGSfilmLimerick City and CountyNewsTroyTroy Studios Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Facebook Limerick on Covid watch list Previous articleWATCH: John Kiely on the importance of improving year on yearNext articleHigh flying Munsters welcome leaders Con to Greenfields Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. center_img Advertisement Email Linkedin Twitter Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Print A SECOND Troy studio is on the cards for Limerick, such is the success of the film production site at the former Dell computer factory in Castletroy.Members of Limerick City and County Council’s Economic Development Enterprise and Planning Committee have been told that the success achieved by Troy has sparked the search for another premises to start a second studio.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Innovate Limerick chief executive David Cantwell said that an important part of his organisation’s work is to make the Mid West a more attractive location for film production.“Troy is a success story and we have been working with Screen Ireland and Screen Training Ireland to develop the sector. There’s up to €500 million in film project funding floating around looking for somewhere to get started.”Mr Cantwell said they are currently seeking suitable premises and while Limerick is a likely location it could also go to the county or other big Mid West towns.Either way, he said there would be Limerick jobs created, and “well-paid jobs” at that.“It doesn’t have to have as a big a floor space as Troy but it does need height and that is very important. It could well be a smaller concern able to accommodate some of the lower budget productions.“Troy is aimed at the big-ticket productions for Netflix and the like but they tend to stay a few months and then leave, taking their skills with them.“If we had smaller productions rolling over the whole time, it would be an enormous advantage in training people in the skill sets they need for the industry.Other projects that Innovate is currently involved in include developing an ehub in Abbeyfeale and helping to develop the Kilmallock business park.The company has also acquired the former social welfare building in Limerick City and Theatre Royal to facilitate expansion and establishment of the Digital Collaboration Centre.Responding to Cllr Stephan Kearey (FG), who asked whether Limerick has the necessary skill sets to fill those additional jobs, Mr Cantwell said it is a “new industry and we are somewhat reliant on attracting outside skills.“But there is a lot of work being done on films in particular and at third level. We are now establishing the Mid West Film Eduction and Training group.”“There are 450 people working n Troy right now and there’s a good representation of local people working there, particularly on sets.”Mr Cantwell added that it was the industry itself which was saying that there is a requirement for another facility.Cllr Bridie Collins (FF) said the further growth of a film industry in the Mid West “could be used as an argument for support for Shannon airport.“If Limerick is becoming a hub for film investment – they seem to tie up,” she said. NewsBusinessLocal NewsPoliticsA second Troy is the burning ambition for film industryBy Bernie English – December 12, 2019 256 last_img read more

The odd one out

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Newcastle sever ties with Ben Arfa

first_img A Newcastle statement said: ” Newcastle United can today confirm that Hatem Ben Arfa and the club have reached an agreement to terminate the contract between both parties with immediate effect by mutual consent. Newcastle United wishes Hatem all the best for his future.” Ben Arfa joined Newcastle from Marseille in 2010, initially on loan before signing permanently the following summer despite an injury-ruined first season in England. He became a fans’ favourite after a string of spectacular goals and inspirational performances in 2012 and continued to show flashes of his best form. But his attitude and fitness came under question and he joined Hull on loan in September of this season. He made only a handful of appearances for the East Yorkshire club, failing to score and missing a glorious chance in their defeat to Tottenham, and he was substituted in the first half of the defeat to Manchester United. He returns to Ligue 1, a competition he won four times as a young player with Lyon and once more with Marseille in 2010, when he also helped the club win the Coupe de la Ligue. Nice are 11th in the table but only three points clear of the relegation zone, and will look to their new signing to spark an attack which has mustered 21 goals in 19 games this season. Ben Arfa has won 13 caps for France since his goalscoring debut against the Faroe Islands in 2007. Newcastle have released French forward Hatem Ben Arfa ahead of his move to Nice. The Ligue 1 club announced on Saturday they had reached a deal in principle with the 27-year-old, who failed to make an impact on loan at Hull this season before returning to Tyneside. Ben Arfa is due to have a medical in France on Monday before joining Nice on undisclosed terms, but will make the move as a free agent. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more