WhatsApp NewsLimerick can serve as counterweight to DublinBy Staff Reporter – April 7, 2015 715 Advertisement Facebook Twitter Print Linkedin Email by Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected]“We can hear the bees but we cannot see the honey”.IT MAY sound like a line from a farmyard tale, but one local councillor feels that although the county has to cope with emigration and poor broadband coverage, Limerick can become an economic counterweight to Dublin.Addressing last week-end’s meeting of the Independence Alliance, Limerick county councillor Emmett O’Brien said that he firmly believe “that while the people of Ireland may have lost faith in political parties, they have not lost interest or faith in good governance of this country.”He said that this good governance can come from the independent candidates at the next general election and the region can thrive again.“Limerick County, while social conservative, it is a dynamic constituency that can transform the Mid-West into an economic counterweight to Dublin if we are serious about regional development.“Fianna Fail and Fine Gael have formed a Grand Alliance to share the political spoils in the tried and trusted style of pork-barrel politics. This seems contrary to the spirit of the results of the last elections.“The construction industry remains on the floor and great challenges have been posed with rural isolation and the closure of Garda stations and Post offices.“Independent candidates stand in a very strong position. Fianna Fáil are increasingly seen as an irrelevant party with thousands of their traditional supporters looking for a home.“Labour is a dying force or at least mortally wounded. Sinn Fein’s quest to turn Ireland into a North European version of Cuba, without the sun and without cigars, speaks for itself.“The people of Ireland will not forget how Fine Gael who without compassion implemented austerity, dictated Irish Water to us, broke promise after promise and sold out on the Democratic Revolution.The Limerick councillor said there is “a great opportunity for the people of Ireland to abandon political cronyism, political dynasties and the old formula of political parties, and choose instead new progressive, business orientated and hardworking, Independent TDs who will represent the people free from a party whip.“I recently asked a quantity surveyor friend how business was and he replied ‘we can hear the bees but we cannot see the honey’.Very few are benefitting from the so-called economic recovery and we must ensure that not only do we deliver the honey but that we keep the bees working hard”, he said. Previous articleLimerick Call for Communion ClothesNext articleRevenue Seizes Cocaine at Shannon Airport Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie
Naval Energies has appointed Laurent Schneider-Maunoury as a new president.Laurent Schneider-Maunoury, who will replace Thierry Kalanquin, is a graduate of Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées.His mission is to accelerate the development and sustain the growth of Naval Energies, the company explained.Laurent Schneider-Maunoury said: “I am honoured and proud to join Naval Energies, this newly-created company, which already holds some impressive credentials. I admire its breakthrough technologies and its capacity to develop industrial projects in complex environments. I have every confidence in the talent of its teams and partners for successfully rising to the operational and commercial challenges that will allow Naval Energies to become a world industrial leader for marine renewable energy. Attentive to the needs of its customers, its employees and its shareholders, my priority will be to develop the group as energy transition is gaining momentum across the planet.”An engineer by training, Laurent Schneider-Maunoury has a solid experience of company management both in France and internationally.Laurent Schneider-Maunoury started his career within the PSA Group, then after being responsible for industrial development and special advisor to the Préfet of the Champagne-Ardenne Region, in 1996 he joined Safran where he held various senior positions.In 2016, Laurent Schneider-Maunoury was appointed general manager of Quantel, specialized in ophthalmological and industrial lasers, where he led the managerial and shareholder transition.Laurent Schneider-Maunoury is 51 years old and holds an MBA from the Collège des Ingénieurs.
TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity company, has secured a contract from connectivity and data center solutions provider, MainOne, to extend its active submarine cable system into West Africa’s francophone region with two additional branches connecting Senegal (Dakar) and Cote D’Ivoire (Abidjan). These new branches will connect to MainOne’s 7,000km cable system, which extends from Portugal to Nigeria, and will inject new technology that upgrades the system to a potential capacity of 10TBps by November 2019 when the subsea system becomes operational.With this development, MainOne will have landing points in five markets – Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Cote D’Ivoire and Portugal, in addition to Cameroon. A cluster of francophone countries in West Africa that are experiencing an increased demand for advanced telecom services including Burkina Faso, Mali, and Mauritania will also benefit from these extensions into Cote D’Ivoire and Senegal.“MainOne continues to lead the current digital transformation of the region by ushering in affordable connectivity to drive economic development. Our objective remains focused on bridging the digital divide between West Africa and the rest of the world. We have, and will continue to, invest significantly in projects to accelerate broadband access to help local businesses address the challenges they face procuring capacity at competitive rates. This extension of our subsea cable to Senegal and Cote D’Ivoire will further open up their international bandwidth markets, drive down costs and ultimately boost the economic and commercial development of the region,” said Kazeem Oladepo, MainOne’s regional executive for West Africa.“These MainOne enhancements bring two additional connectivity options to this rapidly growing region,” said Debbie Brask, vice president, project management of TE SubCom. “MainOne has also selected SubCom’s industry leading WSS ROADM technology to achieve dynamic capacity management in fulfilling the region’s burgeoning demand.”The new branches will be equipped with TE SubCom’s WSS ROADM technology that allows MainOne and its partners to match the capacity in each branch to the market need, thus optimizing cable utilization. SubCom will light the new branches with Ciena’s transmission equipment, which enables this flexibility and higher capacity. It is also an industry first for the deployment of undersea spectrum-sharing in Africa.The MainOne Submarine Cable System links West Africa with Europe, bringing ultra-fast broadband in the region. It runs from Seixal in Portugal to Lagos in Nigeria. The system first went live in July 2010, becoming the first privately-owned subsea cable to bring open-access broadband capacity in West Africa.