Limerick Historical Society to hold its first evening walk of 2018

first_imgEmail Print NewsLocal NewsLimerick Historical Society to hold its first evening walk of 2018By Staff Reporter – April 30, 2018 1299 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Advertisement Previous articleLimerick school bags two top prizes at national competitionNext articleSt Marys Cathedral welcomes choirs as part of anniversary celebrations Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Georgian Limerick on foot TAGSCatherine McAuleyLimerick Historical SocietyMount Conventmount kennettMount Saint VicentQuaker WalkingLimerick Historical Society will hold the first evening walk of 2018 onWednesday May 9th next.The historic walk will commence at the Mount Convent, where Mr Quinn (architect with Quinn Savage Smyth) will give a detailed account of the ongoing restoration work which he is overseeing.From there the Limerick Historical Society will proceed to the Quaker graveyard taking in some sights along the way and will finish with a talk by Hiram Wood on the history of the Quakers. The meeting point is outside the main gate to the Mount Convent (on O’Connell Avenue) at 7 p.m. Everybody is welcome and there is no charge.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The convent and chapel of Mount Saint Vincent was built on a site renamed in honour of the French Saint Vincent de Paul, which was formerly known as Mount Kennett.Catherine McAuley established the Sisters of Mercy Congregation of the in 1831 and seven years later a congregation was established in Limerick, with the assistance of Bishop Ryan of Limerick. The order also established convents in Newcastle West, Rathkeale and Adare. This convent chapel was completed in 1863. The buildings were recently purchased for Mary Immaculate College and a large renovation project consisting of theredevelopment of the buildings is in progress.More local news here. Linkedin #BREAKING Toddlers rescued in Limerick Gardaí confronting city centre crime wavelast_img read more

Coal financing quickly drying up worldwide—analysts

first_imgCoal financing quickly drying up worldwide—analysts FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Financing for coal projects is drying up at ever increasing rates as more countries target zero carbon emissions amid an energy transition sweeping the world, participants at Asia’s biggest gathering of the coal industry said on Tuesday.The exit from coal by big international banks and government-backed agencies, which has accelerated this year, is likely to push coal companies to use offsets to get funding and listed ones to go private to avoid shareholder pressure as the dirtiest fossil fuel is increasingly shunned.With insurance companies, banks and other financiers pulling out of coal “we are seeing a real tide of all these forces moving in capital markets,” Lachlan Shaw, head of commodities research at ANZ, said at the virtual Coaltrans Asia conference. “What’s changed more recently is we have seen China, Japan and South Korea all commit to net-zero carbon emissions targets,” he said.Carbon trading and offsets will become important tools companies to get finance for new projects, so they “can go to the financial markets and say we have a package here that is totally offset from a carbon emissions point of view,” he said.Shaw said he expects more public listed companies to go private as shareholders focus more on the risks to investments from coal.Even cleaner projects such as a coal gasification plant in Indonesia under consideration by coal miner PT Bukit Asam will struggle to obtain finance, said Ben Lawson, vice-chairman of the Djakarta Mining Club and chief operating officer of PT Sandman Coal Indonesia. “Even though gasification is the cleanest way of extracting power or downstream product for coal, its still coal,” he told the conference. To get financing, “I think its going to be a hard sell.”[Aaron Sheldrick and Fransiska Nangoy]More: As more countries pledge zero emissions, coal finance evaporateslast_img read more