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    Originally posted by isola ciarrai View Post
    Maybe the centres of our cities should be shut down every now and then and free entertainment provided as a thank you to the hard pressed citizenry. To show that we are more than economic units, there to provide revenue to the state with little return in improved services?
    Bread and Circusses?

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      Originally posted by Piquet View Post
      Bread and Circusses?
      If only - better than stale bread and a government rogering without Vaseline.

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        Originally posted by isola ciarrai View Post
        Maybe the centres of our cities should be shut down every now and then and free entertainment provided as a thank you to the hard pressed citizenry. To show that we are more than economic units, there to provide revenue to the state with little return in improved services?
        The Granny overall left me unmoved, as a spectacle it was grand, but the happy atmosphere all around was great.

        The feeling of walking down the middle of main street freely in the afternoon is something that I always love doing, heading out to Shelbourne park across the bridge, I had the same feeling that they should shut the streets more often, a bit of gentle music lobbed around the place. Usually there are food stalls clogging up Cruises St or Bedford Row/Thos St on event days, on a day with the streets closed there would be plenty of space for them with out blocking the shops or general movement.

        Obviously the weather was a huge part to the overall feeling but Next May the main streets should be closed for the festival.

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          The cynic in me would say that given how quiet Limerick is commercially, closing the city centre streets to vehicular traffic wouldn't be as disruptive as it might (should) be. So do it more often. Just need to be able to predict weather infallibly about 2 months out...

          Town was alive at the weekend.

          A delight to be there.

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            Have something good on in the city centre and people will come. And then it's worth closing the streets.
            Riverfest etc haven't really cut the mustard yet. Hope the people in power learn something from the weekend.
            The axe that cuts the tree can easily forget, but the tree thats been cut will not forget.

            Originally posted by the plastic paddy
            Gwan the Welsh

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              Originally posted by Huwie View Post
              Have something good on in the city centre and people will come. And then it's worth closing the streets.
              Riverfest etc haven't really cut the mustard yet. Hope the people in power learn something from the weekend.
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              I am the million man.

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                Originally posted by Cowboy View Post
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                When that came up on the screen in the mil-stad it was amazing.
                The axe that cuts the tree can easily forget, but the tree thats been cut will not forget.

                Originally posted by the plastic paddy
                Gwan the Welsh

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                  Well done Limerick City.
                  Munster – Champions of Europe 2006, 2008, 2020.

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                    Originally posted by Danita
                    The actual edgy, downtown along with contemporary will certainly blend using the regular to be able to uncover the loaded ethnical range along with heritage from the Treaty Town.
                    wha sham, where's the Beors and the rims cuz.
                    psychoanalysis is wasted on the Irish; Sigmund Freud

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                      http://www.independent.ie/irish-news...-31388818.html

                      THE 2014 Limerick City of Culture project will require an extra €400,000 of taxpayers' money because of a funding shortfall.

                      The Irish Independent can reveal that the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht "is conducting a thorough review" of the year-long event.

                      The Limerick City of Culture (LCOC) project had an initial budget of €10.6m, but the final spend came to €10.9m. Of this, €6m was allocated by the arts department in Budget 2014.

                      However, on November 25 last, Limerick City and County Council applied to the same department for additional funding of €1.5m for the culture project.

                      An LCOC spokesperson told the Irish Independent that it was agreed between the department and the council that an additional amount of up to €1.5m would be provided.

                      Arts Minister Heather Humphreys's department identified savings of €1.1m within the existing LCOC budget. But the remaining €400,000 has yet to be drawn down.

                      The remaining €3.4m was raised through sponsorship and donations.
                      Nulla semper amicus, servivit mihi, in iniuriam mihi neminem quem non persolvi

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