Minister promises hospital beds


first_imgTwitter Advertisement Simon Harris: “Who can do the most? It’s You and it’s your family” Linkedin Simon Harris “We need to do better at social distancing” TAGShospital bedsMaria ByrneSeanadSimon Harris Simon Harris: “Let’s be kind to each other this weekend” Previous articleSemi finals of Dell VEX Robotics takes place in Limerick todayNext articleLimerick service centre expected to deal with more than €400 million transactions in 2018 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. Email Simon Harris: “It’s up to all of us. Let’s do this” center_img Call to keep Limerick maternity hospital building in public ownership Print Simon Harris: “It’s tough but it is life saving” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp NewsHealthMinister promises hospital bedsBy Bernie English – February 1, 2018 1859 Minister Simon HarrisHealth Minister Simon Harris has said he will increase hospital bed capacity in Limerick. The Mister was responding to calls in the Seanad to speed up the opening of beds in St John’s in the city.Fine Gael Senator, Maria Byrne, for Limerick City has urged the Minister to ensure that the replacement 90 bedroom units for St John’s Hospital Limerick be expedited, alongside the 96 acute bedroom units in the University Hospital Limerick.Speaking during the statements on Emergency Department waiting times in the Seanad, Senator Byrne stated: “I am urging you as Minister for Health to ensure the replacement 90 bedroom units for St John’s Hospital Limerick be expedited alongside the 96 acute bedroom units in the University Hospital LimerickSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up More about health here. Facebooklast_img read more

Broadway Grosses: Audiences Flock to On the Twentieth Century


first_imgKristin Chenoweth’s vocal talents (not to mention comedic chops), Peter Gallagher’s plotting and Andy Karl’s arm curls continue to lure in audiences to On the Twentieth Century; the Tony nominated revival made the frontrunners list for capacity this week on the Great White Way. More good news for Tony nominee An American in Paris, which further cemented its position as one of the top five grossing shows, bringing in $1,280,111; the tuner was joined by perennial favorites The Lion King, Wicked, Mormon and Aladdin. Meanwhile, It Shoulda Been You and Gigi will be hoping for a boost after their Broadway.com Audience Choice Award wins, struggling this week with grosses and capacity, respectively, as they have been for some weeks now. And perhaps unsurprisingly, since it announced it would close a week early, Airline Highway, despite good initial buzz suggesting the show would take flight, was the lowest grossing production of the week.Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending May 17:FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)1.The Lion King ($1,966,567)2. Wicked ($1,601,725)3.The Book of Mormon ($1,534,408)4. Aladdin ($1,467,090)5. An American in Paris ($1,280,111)UNDERDOGS (By Gross)5. Hedwig and the Angry Inch ($448,280)*4. Hand to God ($427,117)3. It Shoulda Been You ($418,416)2. The Visit ($211,430)1. Airline Highway($180,476)FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)1. The Book of Mormon (102.52%)2. Fun Home (102.48%)3. Fish in the Dark (101.57%)4. The Audience (101.24%)*5. On the Twentieth Century (100.31%)UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)5. Jersey Boys (71.23%)4. Gigi (65.94%)3. On the Town (65.07%)2. Wolf Hall Parts One & Two (60.66%)1. The Visit (55.23%)* Number based on seven regular performancesSource: The Broadway League View Comments Star Filescenter_img Kristin Chenowethlast_img read more

Keira Knightley on Bringing the Taboo-Breaking Therese Raquin to B’way


first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 3, 2016 View Comments Keira Knightley officially made her Broadway debut on October 29, when Thérèse Raquin opened at Roundabout’s Studio 54. How was she feeling? “Good, like I need another glass of champagne!” the Oscar nominee told Broadway.com. Directed by Evan Cabnet, Knightley is starring opposite Tony winners Gabriel Ebert and Judith Light, along with Matt Ryan in the haunting and passionate piece, which is based on the novel by Émile Zola. “When it came out originally in I think 1867, it broke a lot of taboos and it was absolutely shocking and what’s fascinating is the responses from the audience, is it’s almost as shocking today.” Take a look at the red carpet clip below, and catch Thérèse Raquin through January 3, 2016. Therese Raquin Related Showslast_img read more