first_imgPrint Email WhatsApp Facebook TAGSfloodsMusic LimerickPrime TImerteSt Mary’s park Linkedin Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Previous articleStorm Darwin causes havoc in city and county as airport forced to closeNext articleStorm Darwin – pictures from Limerick Staff Reporter #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy center_img NewsCommunityRTE’s Prime Time says it does not pay for audience expensesBy Staff Reporter – February 12, 2014 747 Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up RTE’s Prime Time has said that it does not normally pay expenses for any of the 90 audience members who attend each Tuesday night.The clarification came to light after 12 people from St Mary’s Park, invited to attend the RTE studios for last Tuesday’s edition of the programme, were told that they would not be given expenses for their travel to Dublin and a guarantee or indicate their level of involvement in the live show.Sparking reaction from residents and local council representatives, stricken families, who were described as having “lost everything”, said they would not be in a position to travel to tell their story or give their account.Responding, a spokesperson for RTE said; “Prime Time invites a range of people as audience members to its Tuesday night live programme each week.“Unfortunately it is not possible to guarantee that all audience members who wish to contribute to a discussion will get an opportunity to do so due to the nature of the live broadcast.“RTÉ has extensively covered the severity of the recent flooding across its range of programmes and bulletins, featuring a wide number of accounts from people in badly hit areas.“The recent flooding has affected thousands of Irish people across the country and so as the national public service broadcaster RTÉ continues to highlight the issue including facilitating a debate such as last night’s Prime Time programme.” Advertisement Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Applications Open for Performers and Toy Testers for The Late Late Toy Show 2020last_img read more

first_imgManchester United are considering Jordan Pickford as David de Gea’s replacement Jordan Pickford is on a two-man shortlist for Man Utd (Picture: AMA/Getty Images)Manchester United have drawn up a shortlist of two names to replace David de Gea if the goalkeeper leaves the club this summer.The Spanish stopper has long been linked with a move to Real Madrid, but Paris Saint-Germain are also interested in acquiring his services ahead of next season.United are attempting to negotiate a new contract with De Gea, but he is reportedly demanding £350,000-a-week and the club are not willing to stretch that for.If he does move on to pastures new this summer, United are looking at Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak and Everton’s Jordan Pickford as possible replacements, reports the Sun.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Advertisement Phil HaighSunday 7 Apr 2019 1:35 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link87Shares David De Gea has been linked with Real Madrid and PSG (Picture: Getty Images)Either man would cost United a great deal of cash, with Atletico rating Oblak at around £85m, and Everton having paying £25m for Pickford in 2017 they would want a significant return on that investment.AdvertisementAdvertisementHowever, De Gea would also warrant an enormous transfer fee if PSG or Real Madrid do come in for him, despite his contract running out next summer.Keeping hold of De Gea remains United’s first choice option, with the 28-year-old winning four of the last five Player of the Year awards at Old Trafford.The Spaniard is pushing for significantly increased wages due to his immense importance to the team and the relatively huge wages of Alexis Sanchez.The Chilean has been a fringe figure at United this season but is thought to be earning £500,000-a-week since his move form Arsenal.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityOblak is considered one of the finest goalkeepers in the world, having consistently impressed since becoming Atleti’s first choice stopper in 2015.Pickford has made some high profile errors for Everton this season, but has still impressed the United hierarchy since moving to Goodison Park and becoming England’s number one.MORE: Juventus set asking price for Man Utd and Tottenham target Douglas CostaMORE: The seven Manchester United players considering summer transfer moves Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement 846r1NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs7gjsWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E69vi5( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) mwWould you ever consider trying this?😱a2lCan your students do this? 🌚gkn7Roller skating! Powered by Firework Ian Chappell, the former Australian captain is highly impressed by India’s fantastic performance over South Africa in the recently concluded Test series. The Aussie legend in a news column stated that the Indian pacers deserve respect in all conditions and that along with their top-quality spinners, India’s bowling attack is now much more dangerous than ever.Advertisement Even though Ravichandran Ashwin was named as the highest wicket-taker in the series, it was India’s pace battery that caught Ian Chappell’s attention. For him, what mattered the most was that India didn’t need their strike bowler, Jasprit Bumrah’s help, to wrap up the series pretty easily.Advertisement “India has added a new dimension to their game with the fast bowlers, even minus Jasprit Bumrah; playing a huge part in a home victory. After years of planning and the advent of numerous academies India has finally put together a group of fast bowlers who allow them to compete anywhere in the cricket world,” Chappell wrote in his column.“Bumrah, when fit, the indefatigable Mohammed Shami, the vastly improved Ishant Sharma, and the pacy Umesh Yadav give India a quartet of fast bowlers that demand respect in all conditions. These pace spearheads, added to India’s always capable spinners give the attack a potency that not too many other countries can match,” he wrote.Advertisement But the former Australian batter was disappointed with South Africa’s dismal performance in the series and named India, Australia and England as the three best sides in Test cricket currently.“If South Africa’s slide is a long-term affliction and judging by their batting in India, this could well be the case; then that leaves three teams, India, Australia and England in the strong category, with New Zealand just below that standard. The rest of the Test teams have a lot of ground to make up in order to be regarded as strong performers in all conditions.” Advertisementlast_img read more