Archive for April, 2007

Switch to biofuel vehicles inevitable and sustainable

Switch to biofuel vehicles inevitable and sustainable

| April 13, 2007

THAT second generation biofuels based on sugar cane can present a sustainable solution to the world’s energy needs was the proposition of a leading expert made at a Dublin conference recently. Speaking at the Green Power Forum at the Radisson St Helens Hotel in Dublin, Anders Fredriksson of Swedish biofuel company Sekab warned delegates that […]

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Hire a van for that  shopping extravaganza

Hire a van for that shopping extravaganza

| April 13, 2007

 HAVE you been thinking of a trip to the North to stock up in IKEA or any of the shopping malls or warehouse discount sales available? If so, first on the list is a trip to Hiravan, located behind Lyons of Limerick on the Ballysimon Road. On the go for more than 40 years, Hiravan […]

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Views of Carrigogunnell Castle

Views of Carrigogunnell Castle

| April 13, 2007

CARRIBEG at Newtown Hill in Clarina is a stunning transformation of the original property, a cottage built in 1949. Bought by present owners Derek and Linda O’Leary in 2004, the renovation began when they came up with a basic design that incorporated the original cottage as one wing of the new house and contracted an […]

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Limerick Institute of Technology teams up with EpiSensor

Limerick Institute of Technology teams up with EpiSensor

| April 13, 2007

Limerick Institute of Technology teams up with EpiSensor LIMERICK Institute of Technology has teamed up with EpiSensor to work on a research programme that aims to develop early warning systems to detect pollution from water and waste treatment plants. The research is supported by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) under its STRIVE (Science, Technology, Research, […]

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Comedy with Karl Spain and friends

Comedy with Karl Spain and friends

| April 13, 2007

Karl Spain’s annual Christmas is here again. This December Karl returns for another show with three other comedians. It’s basically Karl Spain and friends and Bernard O’Shea.

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A warm leek, smoked trout and potato salad

A warm leek, smoked trout and potato salad

| April 13, 2007

LOTS of great treats in this week’s fft page as we celebrate two under-used ingredients, leeks and smoked trout, in a wonderful starter dish that is closely followed by some scallops wrapped in Parma ham. Great dishes to have and try in your kitchen.

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Two Christmas crackers

Two Christmas crackers

| April 13, 2007

IT’s all about the indulgence at Christmas and for some, we often have a tipple to celebrate. In that case, here’s two great wines, new world entrants, into an old world market, but certainly some that are worthy of investigation.

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Scallops wrapped in Parma Ham with Marsala and sage

Scallops wrapped in Parma Ham with Marsala and sage

| April 13, 2007

DELICIOUS Parma Ham is a completely natural food with nothing added except salt. Making a Parma Ham is a long and painstaking process. The curing is controlled carefully so that the ham absorbs only enough salt to preserve it to retain its distinctive sweet flavour.

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