Saturday 29 May 2010 • LIMERICK POST
Report sought on funding for business start-ups
St. Enda's Southside Sporting Campus by Breda Deedigan
by Marie Hobbins Breda Deedigan
• Aqua-robics • Keep Fit • Indoor Soccer • Swimming Lessons • Public Swim • Summer Camp Summer Camp Competition I thought I would be very original and list our activities for our summer camp from A-Z. Bearing in mind on our campus, we can’t have ice hockey or equestrian sports, this led to huge difficulty coming up with sports/ games for the letters e or i. I am sure there are more issues further down the alphabet. However, that did give me an idea for this years Summer Camp Competition, which is open to all children from 5-13. There will be prizes in each age group category for the children who submit the longest alphabetical list of sports/games that we can hold here at the complex. Send or hand your entries in to St. Enda’s Sports Complex, Kilmallock Road, Limerick.
Keep Fit Summer Programme
of July. We will supervise the children until camp starts at 10.00 and you can enjoy a keep fit class followed by a free swim at 10.00-10.30
Ballroom Dancing As an alternative to our usual fitness classes we will be offering ballroom dancing with st classes commencing Tuesday 1 June or rd Thursday June 3 from 6-7 p.m. 8 week course €65.00
Intensive Swimming Classes Our Intensive Classes are already booking out. This ten day course proves very popular over the summer, where parents can bring the children up for a lesson every day for 10 days consecutively. See our advert below for times and details
As usual we will be continuing our evening keep fit classes for the summer. Unlike the volcanic ash disruptions we are conscious that our levels of fitness can drop significantly during the summer break. We also know that with the children at home, if we have not exhausted them at our summer camps for you, you will need that hour in the evening to reenergise your energy levels. As an added incentive to maintain fitness levels we will be offering keep fit classes from 9.00-10.00 a.m. Monday to Friday for parents (and others) who want to drop their children to camp at 9.00, during the month
ST ENDA'S SOUTHSIDE SPORTING CAMPUS Kilmallock Road, Limerick. Tel: 061 410310 / 410416
Summer Intensive Children’s Swimming Lessons Course 1 - June 21st to July 2nd Course 2 - July 5th to July 16th Course 3 - July 19th to July 30th
Summer Camps th
Week 1 July 5 to July 9th Week 3 July 19th to July 23rd
Week 2 July 12th to July 16th Week 4 July 26th to July 30th
Price for camps will be €65 per child 10% discount for 2 or more in the one family We are also offering a special offer to children that attend all 4 weeks. €50 per child.
Keep Fit Classes for Summer Morning classes will be starting earlier 9.00am to 10.00am Followed by a free swim Evening classes continue as normal Monday - 6.00 9.00 Tuesday - 7.00 9.00 Wednesday - 6.00 9.00 Thursday - 7.00 9.00 We are enrolling now for all our camps and intensive lessons so don’t delay.
CHILDREN UNDER 7 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT SWIM HATS TO BE WORN AT ALL SESSIONS For further information telephone TEL: 410310/410416. FAX:319950 WHY NOT VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT: www.stendassouthsidesportingcampus.com
Business start-ups hit by lack of funding A REPORT on the level of demand for grants to viable business startups from Limerick City Enterprise Board, has been called for by the Minister for Enterprise, Batt O’Keeffe. The Minister was responding to a query from Deputy Jan O’Sullivan, seeking clarification of the financial situation with city and county enterprise boards, especially Limerick City Enterprise Board, which, she says are not in a position to issue grants to business startups due to lack of funding. Minister O’Keeffe said that exchequer funding is allocated between the country’s 35 enterprise boards by the Central Co-ordination Unit, based within Enterprise Ireland. “It is allocated on the basis of a standard allocation to each enterprise board, as well as an allocation that is determined mainly by population but which also takes account of such issues as local unemployment trends, capacity to spend, existing commitments and regional spread.” Confirming that this year’s allocation for the city and county enterprise boards is €28.3million, of which €14,994 is allocated for capital expenditure, Minister O;Keeffe said that this
compares with last year’s capital allocation of €14,229, which was supplemented by an additional €6million, made available under the Department’s capital carryover process. “No such carry over provision was available for this year but I’ve asked for a report from Limerick City Enterprise Board on the exact level of demand for funding and I will review the situation when this information is available,’ the Minister told Deputy O’Sullivan. Also raised by the Limerick Labour deputy was the issue of the exclusion of statistics from the Mid West Sexual Assault Treatment Unit from the Annual Report of the National Sexual Assault Treatment
Units. The report was recently launched by the Minister for Health, Mary Harney. Deputy O’Sullivan queried why the statistics, that revealed that there were 40 forensic medical examinations carried out in the Limerick unit, this was not included in the report. She also asked the Minister when the Limerick unit will be properly recognised and adequately funded. Minister Harney told the deputy that due to industrial action she is not in a position to provide a “substantive response to her query. “’If, however, this matter remains of continuing concern to you, I would invite you to raise it with me gain in due course,” she said.
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