More Heathrow flights announced

first_img Previous articleWinning recipeNext articleYear long show by LCFE Photography students 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. Shannon Airport’s resurgence got another boost this week with the announcement by Aer Lingus that it is to increase capacity on Heathrow by 20%.The airline will restore the Airbus 320 to the service, replacing the A319, which will add 25,000 seats for the winter season alone.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Welcoming the announcement, Shannon Group plc CEO Neil Pakey said,  “We have been in communication with Aer Lingus for some time to restore the A320 on the service and are delighted that they have done this.“We have 35 destinations across 11 countries this year and this additional capacity on Heathrow is a real early summer season boost for us and our passengers.  It endorses Aer Lingus’ commitment to the region and the airport, following on from their expansion of the Shannon Boston service from a 757 to a 767 aircraft from June to September this year.“The increase in Heathrow capacity will give us an additional 25,000 seats for the winter season on Heathrow and Aer Lingus have also added 1,300 seats on its Lanzarote service.“We look forward to partnering with Aer Lingus on making the expansion a real success. Heathrow is a hugely important route for this region as Shannon is the only airport on the entire western seaboard with services to Europe’s busiest hub.  This extra capacity keeps us on a growth path again this year.” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival TAGSAer LingusfeaturedflightsHealthrowlimerickShannon Print Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Twitter NewsBreaking newsMore Heathrow flights announcedBy Bernie English – May 25, 2015 736 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories center_img Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Advertisement Facebooklast_img read more

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Indonesia records new high in democracy index, despite lower score in freedom of expression

first_imgIndonesia scored 74.92 points out of 100 in the 2019 democracy index, up by 2.53 points from the previous year, Statistics Indonesia (BPS) reported on Tuesday.The latest Indonesian Democracy Index (IDI) score is the highest the country has ever recorded since BPS launched the evaluation program in 2009.The IDI has three possible ratings: poor (below 60 points), fair (60-80 points) and good (above 80 points). Based on this scale, Indonesia’s democracy, with its 74.92 points in the 2019 IDI, could be categorized as “fair”.Although Indonesia saw better democratic performance, BPS also reported setbacks in several democracy variables in 2019.Indonesia saw a decrease in the freedom of speech score, from 66.17 points in 2018 to 64.29 points in 2019, while the freedom of assembly score also went down from 82.35 points to 78.03 points in the same period. The country also recorded a lower score in the role of political parties, from 82.10 points in 2018 to 80.62 points in 2019.The biggest score decrease in the 2019 democracy variable was free and fair elections, which dropped by 9.73 points, to 85.75 points from 95.48 in 2018.Despite the setbacks, Indonesia recorded better scores in freedom of religion at 83.03 points, freedom from discrimination at 92.35 points, and the role of regional Legislative Councils (DPRD) at 61.74 points.Nevertheless, BPS head Kecuk Suhariyanto said there were six indicators with poor scores in 2019.”[The country] needs to improve on these six indicators since it scored lower than 60 points,” Kecuk said in a press conference on Monday as reported by tempo.co.He went on to say that Indonesia recorded a poor score in the threat of violence hampering freedom of expression at 57.35 points, the percentage of women councilors at 58.63 points, and violent demonstrations at 30.37 points.The remaining three indicators with poor scores are regional bylaws (Perda) initiated by the DPRD at 46.16 points, DPRD recommendations to executive bodies at 16.70 points and information on regional budgets (APBD) at 53.43 points.Topics :last_img read more

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