Limerick creatives show a real Cannes do attitude

first_imgLocal backlash over Aer Lingus threat Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Facebook Keith Lawler who was an award winner at the Cannes Lion International Festival of Creativity.WELL-known Limerick drummer Keith Lawler is moving to a different beat these days after finding success outside of the music business.The former ‘Giveamanakick’ stickman, who insists that he hails from “the Limerick side of Parteen”, has just scooped a major award at the Cannes Lion International Festival of Creativity.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Keith is Creative Director for JWT Folk. The agency recently won a Bronze Lion in the Sustainable Development Goals category at the prestigious festival. They were one of only two Irish agencies to win at Cannes for their work on An Post’s Address Point initiative.The ground-breaking initiative was recognised at Cannes for its innovation in bringing a brand’s purpose to life.Address Point provides the 10,000 people in Ireland who are homeless or living in temporary accommodation with a digital proxy, personal address linked to a local post office, giving them access to reliable communications, employment, education, health services and social services.“We created the idea for Address Point proactively for An Post, it was something of a passion project for us at JWT Folk and we were delighted to bring it to life with them as our partners,” Keith told the Limerick Post this week.“It was a simple idea that is having a big effect and I’m really proud to be part of that. Already 10 per cent of Ireland’s homeless community have used the service and gotten addresses, which means that now they apply for jobs, health benefits, social welfare and even vote.“Winning a Cannes Lion for a project like this makes it all the better. I couldn’t be prouder of the team at JWT Folk for making this happen for such a good cause.”And as it turns out, Keith wasn’t the only Limerick winner at Cannes. His classmate and good friend from his Limerick School of Art and Design (LSAD) days, Shane O’Riordan from Raheen, also took home a prize for the only other Irish winners — AIB. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Advertisement Limerick on Covid watch list Email Previous articleClayton invests €250,000 in Pegasus Suite for hireNext articleReview: Angela’s Ashes The Musical Alan Jacques center_img Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites NewsCommunityLimerick creatives show a real Cannes do attitudeBy Alan Jacques – July 19, 2019 297 TAGSCommunitycreativefilmlimeirck city and countyNews Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Print Twitter Linkedin Vicky calls for right to die with dignitylast_img read more

Limerick City and County Council meets to review impact of Storm…

first_imgLinkedin Email A spokesman for LCCC said, “There was no significant impact in Limerick as a result of Storm Jorge apart from a small number of trees down in Limerick City, Newcastle West, Elton, Grange and Cappamore.” There were no reports of increased impact from flooding in county areas already experiencing flooding, and the statement noted, “Shannon levels are stable and the ESB expects that a discharge ranging between 345m3/s and 400 m3/s will be necessary at Parteen Weir over the next 5 days based on the current weather forecast.”Limerick City and County Council is working closely with the Defence Forces with staff remaining in place overnight in the impacted areas to make sure all vulnerable areas which have been sandbagged are maintained and pumps continue to run 24/7. Volunteers from Civil Defence are also involved in the operation.The Plassey Park Road is open to traffic, however, motorists are asked to drive in this area with extreme caution as some surface water is likely to be present at times over the coming days.Elsewhere the road in Castleconnell from Charco’s to World’s End and Castleconnell Boat Club remains closed.Limerick City and County Council is urging motorists to be cautious on roads which have excess water, in particular motorists needing to detour from the R525 (Daly’s Cross to O’Briensbridge) should use the Regional and National route network where possible.The Red Path in Corbally remains closed until further notice as does the cycleway/ walkway from Irish Estates, through to the Guinness Bridge, and onwards to UL.Limerick City and County Council will continue to monitor flood levels on the Shannon and their impact, and is asking people to be mindful over the coming days of returning to lands which have already been heavily saturated as they slowly begin to dry out.Limerick City and County Council’s Out of Hours contact (non-emergency contact) is 061-417833.Other useful numbersDial 999/112 for emergency services only if neededESB Networks 1850 372 999Gas Networks Ireland 1850 205 050 Facebook WhatsApp NewsEnvironmentLimerick City and County Council meets to review impact of Storm Jorge on continuing flood prevention effortsBy Staff Reporter – March 1, 2020 233 Limerick City and County Council is continuing to work with the HSE and An Garda Síochána as part of the Local Co-ordination Group. Twitter Advertisement THE SEVERE Weather Action Team of Limerick City and County Council (LCCC) met this afternoon to discuss the impact of Storm Jorge on the ongoing flooding and its wider impact on the city and county. Print Previous articleLimerick Wedding fayre to raise funds for Cliona’s FoundationNext articleWATCH: O’Hanlon Hopeful Following Annacotty Defeat Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more