Storm Brian causes major floods in Limerick City

first_imgNewsBreaking newsStorm Brian causes major floods in Limerick CityBy Editor – October 21, 2017 32405 Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WhatsApp Advertisement Linkedin Email The floodwaters rising at Sarsfield House 1 of 3 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter Previous articleWin cinema ticketsNext articleLegacy of a ‘difficult bishop’ lives on Editor Flooding at the Potato Market and the Limerick City Courthouse. Facebook The floodwaters rising at Sarsfield HouseStorm Brian caused significant flooding but relatively little other damage in Limerick City this morning with properties along the Shannon River worst affected.Shortly after high tide at 8.08, Limerick Council tweeted images of flooding in front of Sarsfield House along Arthur’s Quay in the city.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The eye of the storm is passing over the country this morning. Met Éireann is warning that some flooding is expected, especially in coastal regions where very high seas are also forecast.Orange level wind warnings are in effect for coastal counties to the south and west, with very strong winds this morning, while a yellow rainfall warning has also been declared for those areas.In the afternoon, strong to gale force northwest winds will develop countrywide with severe gusts around coasts. Heavy showers or longer spells of rain, with thundery downpours, will continue to occur across the country. Top temperatures of 13C or 14C are forecast. Tomorrow will bring better weather, with bright spells and scattered showers. However, rain will spread from the Atlantic during the afternoon and evening. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Merchant’s Quay under water this morning TAGSlimerickLimerick CouncilMet ÉireannPotato MarketSarsfield HouseStatus OrangeStorm Brian Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live last_img read more

Essien to feature on FIFA 20 ICONS list despite still playing in Azerbaijan

first_imgThe 36-year-old joined Sabail FK on a one-and-a-half-year contract and is also a player-coach with the Azerbaijan club.He is also the coach of Sabail’s U19 team.Essien played just four games for Sabail in the 2018/19 season, starting just once. Ex-Black Stars player, Michael Essien will feature as one of the many icons in the FIFA 20 game which will be released on September 24, 2019.The list of ICONS for this year’s version of FIFA goes on and on with the likes of Zidane, Pele, Maradona, Didier Drogba, Ian Rush, John Banes among others.The former Chelsea midfielder was an important player during his nine years at the club and scored some rather famous goals.That swerving long-range shot against Arsenal and his dipping volley versus Barcelona in the Champions League will never be forgotten by Chelsea fans.However, Essien’s inclusion on the ICONS list is interesting because he is still an active player who plays in Azerbaijan, unlike most of them on the list who have retired from the game.last_img read more