Business owners say staff are delighted to be back at work

first_imgAer Lingus announcement for Shannon base – Limerick Chamber statement Previous articleAnnouncement of new Irish film Angela’s Christmas wishNext article#PantoReturns: €400,000 gives Jack’s axe an extra edge 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. Increased policing critical for business TAGSBobby Byrne’sDee Ryan Limerick Post Show | Limerick Chamber on O’Connell Street Revitalisation Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Printcenter_img Limerick Chamber chief executive Dee RyanPhoto: Oisin McHughDESPITE fears among business organisations that staff on Covid-19 payments would be reluctant to return to work this week, the majority of Limerick business people say their workers and management are delighted to be back to work.Limerick Chamber chief executive Dee Ryan told the Limerick Post that “the feedback is that staff are dying to get back to work and the atmosphere in the city is just amazing. Everyone is delighted to be able to open again.”It’s understood however that a small number of the larger MId-West retailers are having difficulty hiring seasonal staff although they, too, say their regular staff are ready to come back.Ms Ryan said that the business owners she spoke to during the week “are very glad of the clarity that Taoiseach Michael Martin gave concerning the Christmas bonus payment, There was concern that staff who came back to work before Christmas would lose out but we know now that’s not the case and everyone is relieved about that.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Businesses are preparing for a full-on busy few weeks and they are all ready for it. There’s a great buzz in the city.”Fiona Byrne, co-owner of Bobby Byrne’s gastro pub on O’Connell Avenue confirmed that some dates are already booked out.She told the Limerick Post,” from the moment the Taoiseach made his announcement, every phone started ringing – the pub phone, our personal mobiles – people are just delighted to be able to get out again.“All 33 of our staff are coming back. People who work in the hospitality industry don’t want to sit around. We have lovely customers and that makes the job easier for the staff. There wasn’t a peep out of anybody about coming back to work. They’re a fantastic bunch – we’re all really looking forward to it.”With safety being a priority before opening on Friday, the pub has new screens dividing tables and a new outdoor canopy in the garden so that anyone who would feel more comfortable in a better open situation can relax.Another industry already being booked up is the hair and beauty sector and Anita O’Donnell, manager of Marbles on Cruises Street told the Limerick Post they have had a massive response to the reopening news.“It will be full on. We have a six week back-log to deal with in three and half weeks but we’re determined that anyone who wants to get their hair done before Christmas will be able to do that,” she told the Limerick Post.She said that slots are being filled quickly but accommodations will be made, despite reduced capacity in line with Covid-19 restrictions.“If we have to open longer hours then we’ll do that but we won’t let our customers down.”She said there has been “no issue” with getting staff to return. “They’re ready for a marathon.”Read the Limerick Post Newspaper’s guide to local retailers HERE Advertisement Online application for job seekers benefits Email Limerick Chamber: Advice on social welfare and social distancing Twitter Planned housing and medical campus further indication of positivity for Limerick – Chamber CEO states BusinessNewsBusiness owners say staff are delighted to be back at workBy Bernie English – December 2, 2020 183 last_img read more

Charming residence up for grabs in Rochedale South

first_imgOne of the living spaces at 1 Willmott Court, Rochedale SouthInside, there is a spacious living and dining area and a sunken lounge room with high ceilings and double-sided fireplace to keep the home toasty on those winter nights.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The timber kitchen has plenty of bench space, a walk-in pantry, quality appliances and big windows overlooking the greenery outside.The spacious master bedroom has timber floors, big windows and an ensuite.The remaining bedrooms have built-in robes and there is a study. The home at 1 Willmott Court, Rochedale South.THIS contemporary home offers the charm of a bygone era coupled with modern design and the convenience of dual living.Marketing agents Azhar Omar and Lisa Etri of Ray White Rochedale describe the property at 1 Willmott Court, Rochedale South as an elegant masterpiece on a 1296sq m block with heated inground pool.“Commanding and picturesque, this beautiful property is framed by gorgeous verandas, charming balustrading and a delightful facade that welcomes you inside to discover all this home has to offer,” Mr Omar said.The property has an impressive entrance with covered front gate, timber staircase, front veranda and double front doors with leadlight glass. The dining room at 1 Willmott Court, Rochedale SouthDownstairs there is a self-contained granny flat with large bedroom, kitchenette, bathroom and sauna.Outside there is a heated resort- style swimming pool surrounded by Himalayan sandstone tiles.The lawns and established gardens are well maintained.There is also a separate laundry and a workshop area that could be used as a man cave.The property has USB ports throughout, 21 solar panels, two 5000-litre water tanks, solar hot water, Vacumaid and an alarm system.The home is on the market for offers over $1.1 million.last_img read more