ANOTHER long-established family-owned Limerick business- and a city landmark- is to close next week.Michael and Terry Murphy have taken the decision to retire from Eve’s Ladies Fashion and Leather shop on Roches Street. The shop first opened 73 years ago when Michael’s grandmother, Winifred Casey, set up at Number 8, and his mother Eithne, now aged 89, took over in 1941.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The baton was passed on to Eithne’s son, Michael, 38 years ago.He told the Limerick Post: “We are looking at the next stage in our life. Trading in the city has become very difficult. The footfall has dropped alarmingly, and rates are crippling. There are other obstacles, too.“There have been many casualties before us.“I don’t want to go blaming anybody, but I believe that the government has a role to play in changing the system and offer encouragement to the business sector. Only they can turn Limerick around.“When I took over, we had 14 people fully employed. Up to a few years ago, we had four departments, bridal wear, ladies fashions, furs and leather.“We will be sad to leave but the reality is that we are not even at a break-even point. We have entered an era of throwaway clothes… people are not buying quality.“We always had a very loyal staff and customer base, and we would like to thank them sincerely”.He recalled the days when Roches Street was vibrant and home to many Limerick owned businesses.The independently owned bridal shop overhead Eve’s will continue to operate.An existing Limerick business is to relocate to section of Eve’s premises.Eve’s will be closed on next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to prepare for what Michael described as the biggest sale in fashion and leather, sizes 8 to 30, on Thursday, July 21, at 10am.There were three other city centre closures in the past week, Choice, William Street, Food Fare newsagency, O’Connell Street, and a Polish boutique at No 22 Thomas Street. Facebook NewsLocal NewsEve’s family business to close after 73 yearsBy admin – July 14, 2011 1208 WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleGarryowen families celebrate Circuit Court decisionNext articleGarda Laura strikes gold on graduation day admin Linkedin Advertisement Email Print
Resolve to solve your toughest workplace etiquette issues! Harvard will host an online chat with Robin Abrahams, the Boston Globe’s Miss Conduct, who also works as a research associate at Harvard Business School, on Jan. 18 at noon. The chat is part of a HARVie series that offers Harvard community members the opportunity to learn from experts across campus.Abrahams will help you start 2011 on the right foot with advice on handling delicate situations that arise at work as well as everyday behaviors that can cause friction, like being late, not saying thank you, etc.From the HARVie homepage, select “chats” in the left-hand column to participate. All chats are held from noon to 1 p.m.For a complete schedule.
Monica Villagomez Mendez Last night’s opening reception for the Saint Mary’s faculty art exhibition proved art is at the heart of the College’s mission to engage the community in distinct learning experiences. The exhibition showcased photographs, sculptures, textiles and ceramics by Saint Mary’s faculty.Gallery director and assistant art professor Ian Weaver said he hopes viewers appreciate the various research pursuits incorporated in this showcase, which will remain open for six weeks in Moreau Galleries.“Even though we teach in a particular area, we have divergent and multivalent interests which make their way into our work,” Weaver said. “This is an important example for students to see: how diverse an artistic life can be.”The exhibition features a range of content, from a series of photographs documenting a character’s struggle with anxiety to textile pieces depicting how the environment transforms over time to sculptures linking all humans back to a common foundation. Weaver said students should take advantage of this opportunity to view their professor’ work.“I believe it is important that the students have real-world examples of artists who make work,” Weaver said. “It is also important for them to see that the concepts we speak about in class aren’t just abstract, but are realized in the objects and images that faculty produces.”Sophomore Mia Kincaid said attending the reception showed her the importance of supporting an artist’s journey from beginning to end.“I’ve seen so many professors’ work in progress, so to see it now as part of a total piece is even more impressive,” Kincaid said. “The finished product is really cool. Seeing this is almost like seeing a lot of problems that have been solved in some creative way.”Kincaid said she understands the courage it takes to display one’s work, due to the fact that her art major requires her to submit a portfolio review each semester.“That’s kind of a harrowing experience because you’re putting yourself out there,” Kincaid said. “Seeing your professors do the same is knowing that they are being as conscious as you are in your art. It’s like they had the same sort of feelings as you do.”According to Kincaid, even those who do not intend to major in art should visit the exhibition, for they can gain a better appreciation for different forms of artistic expression.“Creative thinking is needed for any kind of major,” Kincaid said. “I think art in general is a big part of the community here.”Junior Amy Harmon said she enjoyed watching her professors be the center of attention for once, since they normally focus on helping the class.“It’s kind of like seeing masters in action because they spend all their time improving their students, but we don’t usually get to see them just working for themselves,” Harmon said. “It’s cool to see stuff that they’re proud of. It’s good to see them in action.”Junior Brigid Feasel said she recognizes art as a valuable form of self-expression, so she especially appreciates that this exhibition grants her the chance to see work from professionals.“It’s one thing to hear them tell us about art, but it’s another to actually be shown what their ideas are,” Feasel said. “There are so many different ways to express yourself. Art is interdisciplinary.”Students should embrace art’s ability to transform them as they encounter it in daily tasks, such as visiting this exhibition, according to Weaver.“In art, we have emotion, intellect, fear, awe, humor and many other forms of expression,” Weaver said. “In our contemporary world, where reflection and space and consideration of what is communicated isn’t always a priority for some, art is even more important. That is something we don’t ever want to lose.”Tags: faculty art exhibition, Moreau Galleries
Notre Dame is planning to host two events to celebrate ecumenism and the relationships between Christians of different traditions, according to a Monday press release. “Notre Dame’s commitment to ecumenism is an essential dimension of our character as a Catholic university,” Fr. Gerry Olinger, vice president for mission engagement and church affairs, said in the release. “We share in Jesus’ prayer for unity, and we seek to build a culture of encounter which leads to greater understanding, collaboration and love. Notre Dame strongly agrees with Pope Francis when he says that ecumenism is not optional.”The first event, scheduled for March 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, is an ecumenical prayer service featuring co-presiders of different Christian faiths and a performance from the Notre Dame Liturgical Choir. Guests will include Rev. Chris Ferguson, general secretary for the World Communion of Reformed Churches, Rev. Josiah Idowu-Fearon, secretary general for the Anglican Communion, Rev. Martin Junge, general secretary for the Lutheran World Federation, Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and Rev. J.C. Park, president of the World Methodist Council. The second event is a lecture titled “From Conflict to Communion: The Future of Christians Together in the World” and will take place Thursday, March 28 at 5 p.m. The panel will feature senior leaders from several different Christian denominations and will be moderated by Notre Dame assistant professor of theology Neil Arner. Both events are free and open to the public.A private ecumenical meeting will also take place on campus between Anglican, Lutheran, Methodist, Reformed and Catholic leaders. These five denominations have all identified themselves with the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justice, a document that asserts an understanding on the shared beliefs between different Christian religions. According to the release, the goal of the meeting is to “provide recommendations for how the Christian communities that have adopted the Joint Declaration can demonstrate deeper communion with each other.”Tags: Basilica of the Sacred Heart, christian faiths, ecumenism, joint declaration on the doctrine of justice
The sixth edition of the Tour de Yorkshire has been postponed for a second time “It was a necessary decision because of the logistics around the race but it give us time now to really plan and make sure it is fit for purpose for a long-term future. I would say we’re in a stronger position now because everyone can take a breath, refocus, recalibrate and plan properly. “Welcome to Yorkshire has gone through a really turbulent couple of years but this is far from the death knell of the organisation or the race. This is potentially the rebirth of Welcome to Yorkshire and therefore we can look to the Tour de Yorkshire in the present and the future tense.”The Tour, a legacy event of the Grand Depart of the Tour de France in 2014, has built its reputation on the back of the huge crowds which turned out to watch the first five runnings, with the fact that could not currently happen a significant part of the decision to postpone.The intention is to stick to the route that was announced at the start of this year for both the four-day men’s race and two-day women’s race, with stages between Beverley and Redcar, Skipton and Leyburn, Barnsley and Huddersfield and Halifax and Leeds.“We’re committed to the route as it is,” Mason added. “All the local authorities are fully supportive of the decision. Naturally their eyes have to be on the here and now and the focus on public health. The logistics of stemming the virus make it sensible to allow everyone to focus on that for now.” – Advertisement – Race had already been shifted from its regular slot between April 30 and May 3 to next spring but uncertainty caused by coronavirus pandemic has led to another postponement; Organisers: “We’ve now committed to 2022” Last Updated: 12/11/20 8:35am Even before the pandemic struck there were question marks over the race given the upheaval at Welcome to Yorkshire since the exit of former chief executive Sir Gary Verity in 2019 – with his successor James Mason previously saying the event must prove its worth before a new deal was signed.But on Wednesday Mason offered a more optimistic assessment despite the disruption of the pandemic.“Let’s be positive. We haven’t cancelled the race,” Mason said. “That would have been the easiest thing to do. We’ve now committed to 2022.- Advertisement – Organisers have insisted the Tour de Yorkshire has a long-term future despite being forced to postpone the sixth edition of the race for a second time to 2022.The popular event had already been put back from its original slot between April 30 and May 3 this year to next spring, but has now been pushed back again due to the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic.The decision comes amid ongoing concerns over the Tour’s long-term fate, with the sixth edition the last on the existing contract between Welcome to Yorkshire and the Amaury Sports Organisation.- Advertisement –
THE Pepsi Hornets emerged champions of the Modern Optical-sponsored Rugby VIIs tournament at the National Park Rugby field on Sunday. The Hornets and Panthers were tied at the end of the day, but on the basis of the points difference (points scored and conceded), Hornets were adjudged the winners.The Hornets’ 121 to the Panthers’ 119 gave them the title, with the Guyana Defence Force finishing third, Police Falcons fourth and Yamaha Caribs fifth.In the first game of the afternoon, the GDF mauled the Police Hornets 31-0, while game two was drawn between the Panthers and the Hornets at 5-5.GDF returned after a break to take a thrashing at the hands of the Panthers 41-0, while the Hornets brushed aside the Caribs 35-12.The Panthers carried on their winning streak, beating Police 24-0, while GDF trounced Caribs 45-0 followed by the Hornets beating Police 47-5.The Hornets walloped GDF by the largest margin of victory, 68-12, while the Panthers registered the day’s second largest margin, 54-0, against the Caribs.In the final game of the afternoon, the Police blanked Caribs 15-0.Hornets captain Ryan Gonsalves was named the tournament MVP.The event is seen as continuous training for the Guyana team who will be participating in the Cathy Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong 7s, scheduled for April 7-9, 2017. (Stephan Sookram)
The Tipp Town side travel to take on Carrick Utd in a match which gets underway at 2.00pm.Meanwhile, in the FAI Junior Cup 2nd Round Wilderness Rovers host Thurles Town at 3 o’clock.There are also four matches in South Tipperary’s Clonmel Credit Union Premier League: Tipp Town V Clonmel Town (3.00pm); Two Mile Borris V Galbally Utd (3.00pm); Old Bridge V Clonmel Town (12.00pm); and Peake Villa V Cashel Town (3.00pm).