St Mary’s Park residents looking for better flood defences in Limerick

first_imgPredictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Print Local St Mary’s Park residents’ representative John Hourigan with Cllr Maurice Quinlivan(pic: Keith Wiseman)OVER a thousand residents in Limerick’s St Mary’s Parish have signed a petition calling for new flood defences along the nearby riverbank, claiming the “patch up job” they currently have is totally ineffective.The petition was organised by local men Richard Lyons and John Hourigan, who claim that millions of euros have been wasted patching the banks of the Shannon without any success. So far, 1,057 residents in St Mary’s Park have signed the petition calling on Limerick City and County Council to take immediate action in remedying the issue.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mr Hourigan, who has lived in St Mary’s Parish for over 40 years, told the Limerick Post that families are living in fear of having their homes flooded again. He said residents want proper concrete barrier flood defences and insists that the sandbags and earth filling currently in place, are inadequate.“Tonnes of earth have been washed away. It’s a complete waste of time. Sandbags and earth filling won’t keep the water out and people are scared of their lives of more flooding,” said Mr Hourigan.“The job still hasn’t been done right after the floods earlier this year. When we get onto the Council they just fob us off and say they are looking after it. We want the job done properly,” he insists.Residents in St Mary’s Parish believe the riverbank will be breached again and are fearful they will be faced with another nightmare situation like in February of this year when their homes were left under several feet of river water.“Four times the riverbank has been patched up already. I believe without a shadow of a doubt the river will flood again. The riverbank is a fantastic facility, I’ve seen world champion athlete Paula Radcliffe running out there, and it deserves the job done right,” Mr Hourigan concluded.According to a spokesperson for Limerick City and County Council, the local authority continues to monitor the flood embankment in St Mary’s Park and in particular the section of embankment that failed on February 1 last.In a statement to the Limerick Post this week, the Council said, “Movement and settlement of this embankment continues and Limerick City and County Council has a contractor on site dealing with these matters as they arise. Temporary re-reinforcement and stabilisation works continue to be carried out on this section of the riverside embankment to prevent flooding.”Limerick City and County Council has made an application to Government for funding for permanent flood defence work in St Mary’s Park and is currently awaiting a decision.“The Council has been requested to remove a limited number of temporary sandbags on Verdant Place for the Summer and will arrange to do so over the coming days,” said a Council spokesperson. WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsLocal NewsSt Mary’s Park residents looking for better flood defences in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – June 12, 2014 859 WhatsApp Twitter TAGSfloodinglimerickLimerick City and County CouncilSt Mary’s park Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livecenter_img Previous articleUrban Horse herd on the moveNext articleNew Limerick councillors show their word is good Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Facebook Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Emaillast_img read more

Talk leads to drop in county suicide rates

first_imgFacebook NewsCommunityTalk leads to drop in county suicide ratesBy Staff Reporter – June 17, 2014 950 Previous article€13.5million sought for mixed commercial city siteNext articleMusic Factory celebrates Limerick city of culture Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Advertisement WhatsAppcenter_img Email Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up SUICIDE rates in county Limerick have seen a dramatic drop because of the success of the “Talk to Me” programme, according to coroner Brendan Nix SC.Mr Nix made his comments after the coroner’s court conducted its third session in which death by suicide was not among the verdicts of the five cases listed for hearing.Describing it as an extended “purple patch”, the coroner said that for six to eight months, suicide rates had declined and the programme had been really successful. He added that all involved had to be thanked for what they had done in maintaining relations within the community.“The main feature is just to keep talking, tell them you love them and keep the conversation going”, he said.Mr Nix explained that the coroner’s court was the “people’s court, a court of no mystery or secret” as he invited people to ask questions whenever they felt they needed more information about their lost loved ones.He then went on to remark that it was the third sitting of the county coroner’s court where there was no recorded suicide in West Limerick.“We went through a terrible time where this was a scathe in our society but talking helps. Keep talking, let them hear you voice. There is nothing that is insurmountable”. he said.“In recent times, incidents of suicide in Limerick City have gone from bad to worse but rates of suicide in the county has reduced itself. Let us be thankful for that”, he added.Praising the efforts of the Gardaí, the fire service and the ambulance drivers, Mr Nix said that “when the kids come out of the discos, they have no phone credit.“Up to recently, they had to pay to phone the Samaratians but now it’s free. The kids ring 999 and they get through to the services and they could spend hours talking to them. So the Talk to Me programme has helped greatly”.“it’s just about keep talking – it started by word of mouth and we just want to keep the conversation going.” Linkedin Printlast_img read more

Mother of nine avoids jail in school attendance case

first_imgFacebook Twitter by Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A LIMERICK mother narrowly avoided prison for failing to ensure three of her nine children went to school after a Circuit Court judge said he struggled to find an appropriate ruling that would bring stability to the troubled family.Judge Tom O’Donnell was told that the eldest of the nine children, a boy now 16, missed every school day since September and had long periods of absence over two previous school years.The case also involved two younger siblings, a girl aged 14 and a boy aged 11, who also had long absences from school over similar periods.After eleven previous appearances, the mother was given three concurrent 14-day jail sentences for breaches of the Education (Welfare) Act 2000 at the District Court last July.This Tuesday, she appealed the severity of the sentence at Limerick Circuit Court.Solicitor for Tusla, the child and family agency, Muiris Gavin, said that despite the huge resources being deployed to the family, matters had not improved and there were fears for the other children who were not part of the prosecution.On each of the previous ten appearances at both courts, the mother had been given a chance to improve the situation.Mr Gavin told Judge O’Donnell that the eldest boy turned 16 last November and was no longer compelled to attend school. He missed 122 out of 183 school days during 2013/14 and in 2014/15 missed 95 of 182 school days.Three prosecution were brought in respect of the boy and his 14 year-old sister, who missed 59 days out of 164 in the 2014/15 school year and their younger brother, who missed 64 out of 183 days in the 2013/2014 school year.Defence solicitor Eimear Carey, said the woman was “struggling on her own” with regard to the eduction of her children. There was a “complex volatile relationship regarding her dealings with the children’s father and when things were going well, there was an improvement”.Judge O’Donnell said the dilemma he faced was that if he failed to jail the mother, the younger children would be deprived of their education.However if she was in prison, other agencies would have to be called in to deal with the family situation. The fact that she was a mother of a large family was not a defence as to her responsibilities.Addressing the woman, he said: “I don’t want to sent you to prison, I don’t believe any judge would want to send you to prison. It is your children’s future that is at stake and a lack of education will cost them in life.”Stating that he did not disagree with the sentence handed down by the District Court, he suspended the three concurrent sentences for 12 months. Linkedin Print Previous articleAttack on firefighters sparks new call for legal protectionNext articleTwo and a Half Tenors in concert Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.iecenter_img Email Advertisement NewsMother of nine avoids jail in school attendance caseBy Staff Reporter – January 15, 2016 689 WhatsApplast_img read more

New inspector is a ‘real benefit’ for welfare of Limerick animals

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleOpinion – Sporting RoyaltyNext articleHiding behind the apron Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Facebook TAGSIrish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA)limerick Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival center_img WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsNew inspector is a ‘real benefit’ for welfare of Limerick animalsBy Alan Jacques – January 15, 2016 950 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Email by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE LIMERICK branch of the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA) believe that the appointment of a new inspector will be a real benefit to animal welfare in the county.This follows confirmation this week that David Walsh has taken up the position of full-time inspector, which was funded by the Limerick brench thanks to a generous bequest from the late Elizabeth Burke.According to ISPCA chief executive, Dr Andrew Kelly, the Animal Health and Welfare Act, introduced in March 2014, is a significant step forward for animal welfare in Ireland.ISPCA inspectors are authorised officers under the legislation which gives them statutory powers to enter private property to inspect animals, seize animals that are suffering and issue welfare improvement notices that are enforceable.“The provision of an ISPCA inspector in Limerick will be a real benefit to animal welfare in the county. As an authorised officer our inspector will be proactive in helping those animals most in need, those that have been abandoned, neglected or cruelly treated,” Dr Kelly explained.He also paid tribute to Limerick SPCA for working tirelessly in Limerick to help animals over the years.“Merging with the ISPCA and providing funding for an ISPCA inspector is the right thing to do at this time and will be a great benefit to the animals of Limerick.”Chairperson of Limerick SPCA, Geraldine Nardone, believes that having a full time ISPCA inspector is a positive step for Limerick and will allow the legislation to be enforced more effectively.“Thanks to the bequest we received this has now become a reality. We are delighted to be able to collaborate with the ISPCA on this and to merge with them. We wish David and the ISPCA every success for the future,” Geraldine told the Limerick Post.Meanwhile, ISPCA inspector David Walsh says he is delighted to have taken up the new position.“I look forward to promoting animal welfare and dealing with incidents of animal cruelty whenever possible.”Members of the public in Limerick can report animal welfare concerns to the ISPCA via the National Animal Cruelty Helpline in confidence on 1890 515 515. Advertisement Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Nurses suspend action

first_img Previous article‘Improvised shotgun’ trial opens at #Limerick Circuit CourtNext articleFox Jaw: ten years on 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. Print Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Advertisement Members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) in St Camillus Hospital, Limerick have suspended their work to rule from 8.00a.m. this (Wednesday) morning.  This follows an interim agreement reached at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC).The HSE has agreed interim rosters, with the INMO and SIPTU, which acknowledge the staffing requirements. Intensive efforts are being made to recruit the additional nurses required. Other measures related to the permanent filling of nurse manager posts and professional development will be progressed.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The HSE has committed to monitoring, on a daily basis, the admission of patients in tandem with the availability of staff.The Workplace Relations Commission has agreed to reconvene the parties on  Monday, May 9, to review progress. Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email Linkedincenter_img NewsBreaking newsNurses suspend actionBy Bernie English – April 13, 2016 704 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSfeaturedindustrial actionINMOlimericknurses WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more

Anthony Foley’s son launches Facebook campaign

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSAnthony FoleylimerickMunsterRugby Linkedin It goes on:  “The Number 8 is, of course, a special number for Tony and his family but the 8 Sundays also bring us up to that special family time of year, Christmas. Print “Tony has been busy thinking of a tribute to his Dad and has asked that this page be set up in his memory. He wants to use it to ask people, who want to show their support, to attend Mass on each of the next 8 Sundays to pray for people who have died and while there to offer a prayer for his Dad also.” Previous articleGAA – Limerick County Board FixturesNext articleGAA – Daly Cup takes centre stage, before Limerick county final Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook Twitter Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Email WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash THE ELEVEN year old son of Munster rugby icon Anthony Foley, who died the weekend before last in Paris, has launched a Facebook appeal in his father’s memory.Just two days after attending Munster’s emotionally charged victory over Glasgow, the eldest son of the Munster head coach today launched a campaign to encourage people to go to Mass and pray for deceased family and friends and his Dad if they so wish over the next 8 Sundays, leading up to Christmas itself.The Facebook site – Axel Foley Memorial – was launched shortly after midday today and is already getting huge traction.In the campaign – #8masses4no8 – young Tony is asking people to go to Mass for the next eight Sundays, poignantly starting this coming Sunday – his father’s birthday.The page explained that Tony and his family have been overwhelmed by the support they have received since his dad Anthony ‘Axel’ Foley passed away. NewsLocal NewsAnthony Foley’s son launches Facebook campaignBy Staff Reporter – October 24, 2016 769 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live “So, Tony has asked if you would, in his Dad’s memory, Like and Share this page. As you do that, Tag 8 Facebook friends to go to Mass over the next 8 Sundays and, at that Mass, light a candle for a loved one or, indeed, for Anthony, take a photo of that lit candle and post it to this page using #8masses4no8“By doing this you will be bringing additional comfort to this mighty young man and his family at this time.”The first to post on the site was Tony’s mother Olive, who confirmed it was her son’s idea and that he thought it up on Saturday night last, after returning from Thomond Park.“Tony was inspired by what he had experienced in Thomond Park and came up with the idea of getting people to go to Mass to pray for deceased family or friends, including his father, in the run up to Christmas.  The eight week cycle is fitting as his father will, of course, forever be associated with the number 8.“It’s a lovely idea. Tony even created the hash-tag, edited the image for the page to include the hast-tag and launched the page today.“It’s getting a great response and he’s delighted.  It’s a really positive way of dealing with what has happened and the more people that support it the better.“November is fast approaching, which is, of course, the month of the Holy Souls so it’s very timely also in that regard.“The eight Sundays will take us right up to Christmas, which is a special family time, of course, but can be very difficult for families who have lost loved ones.  The support for the campaign over the coming weeks will certainly be a positive for the family at an otherwise very difficult time.”last_img read more

Man arrested in relation to burglary at a house on South…

first_imgFacebook Advertisement Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year NewsCrime & CourtMan arrested in relation to burglary at a house on South Circular Road Co LimerickBy Staff Reporter – May 3, 2019 1341 Email Twitter Vicky calls for right to die with dignity WhatsApp Gardaí have arrested a man in his 30s in relation to a burglary at a house on South Circular Road, Co Limerick that occurred on May 2, 2019.Shortly before 7:30pm Gardaí received a report of a burglary that had just occurred on South Circular Road. A description of the suspect was circulated to Gardaí from Henry Street who were patrolling the area and a man in his 30s was arrested.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He is currently detained at Henry Street Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.center_img Previous articleWatch: Minister Paschal Donohoe officially opens new BDO Limerick offices as firm announces 50 new jobsNext articleRiverfest Limerick makes a BIG splash Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSAn Garda SíochánaCrimeLiemrick City and CountyNews Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Print Limerick on Covid watch list Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Unstoppable Sean shows that all things are possiblelast_img read more

Vicky wants the right to die with dignity

first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostVicky Phelan Previous articleLimerick band PowPig pay their tribute to Van MorrisonNext articleJoint chambers meet with Ministers Ryan and Naughton on Shannon Airport Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Facebook Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Email Linkedincenter_img Twitter Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Vicky PhelanPhoto: Oisin McHugh True MediaCERVICAL Check whistleblower Vicky Phelan has voiced her support to the Dying with Dignity Bill that People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny is introducing to the Dáil this week.The Bill would make provision to give to a person the legal and medical right of the authorisation of voluntary assisted dying where that person is suffering from a terminal illness.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up If enacted, it would give a medical practitioner the legal right to provide the assistance to a qualifying person to end their life in accordance with the terms set out in the Act.The Limerick health campaigner believes the time is right to have a debate on the issue of dying with dignity.Speaking outside the gates of Leinster House on Monday, Ms Phelan, who has a terminal diagnosis with cervical cancer, made an impassioned plea for politicians to pass the legislation.“We voted overwhelmingly in 2018 in favour of repealing the 8th Amendment to remove the constitutional ban on abortion. I am hoping that the people of Ireland, and the 160 TDs who serve us, will support this Bill and allow terminally ill people to end their life peacefully when the time comes”.The mother-of-two also urged those who are opposed to assisted dying, to put themselves in her shoes and “imagine what it is like to be me, for even one minute and how frightening it is to know that I will most likely die in pain”.“All I am asking is to be allowed to go gently, when my pain starts to become unmanageable. I do not want to die but I am going to die. Allow me to die with dignity, for my sake and for my young children’s sake,” she added.“This Bill is about giving people who are at the end of their lives, in pain, the choice to do so gently before that happens, so that they don’t have a certain amount of suffering, unnecessary suffering,’ she said.“We don’t do it to animals. I don’t see why we should do it to ourselves”.She said she did not want her children to see her die in pain. Allow us to die a peaceful death with dignity. Palliative care does not always work. I have seen people in recent years with a certain amount of suffering that no pain management can get on top of.“I don’t want my children to see me like that. All I am asking for is a choice”.She added that during a previous battle with depression she may have considered availing of ending her own life if it was available but she now believes that would have been a mistake.“I have suffered from depression myself and I know if this Bill had been in when I was in a really bad place, I may have taken advantage of it.“That would have been the wrong decision because I’m fine now,” she said. 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 Advertisement LimerickNewsVicky wants the right to die with dignityBy Alan Jacques – September 17, 2020 375 last_img read more

Nalashaa Healthcare IT Solutions: A US Healthcare Regulations Expert

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness WhatsApp Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – January 28, 2021 EDISON, N.J., Jan. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — At Nalashaa, we have about a decade of experience in conceptualizing and developing effective healthcare solutions for the US market. A blend of US healthcare awareness and technical expertise enables us to cater to the needs of patients, providers, and payers. Through cogent software development practices and rich experience with HIT development, our services encompass the needs of HIT Vendors. Our Services are designed to: Accelerate the evolution of healthcare systems (EHR, PMS, PHM, RCM, Lab info systems and more)Solve interoperability challenges to facilitate seamless access to patient health information.Enable digitization through cloud services, data analytics, RPA, mobile app development and application testing. The Cures Act Final Rule – Introducing Radical Changes to US Healthcare The Cures Act Final Rule, released in May 2020, unleashed the latest regulatory mandates from the ONC. It marks the starting point of a paradigm shift in US healthcare, by enabling patients to access their health information on demand. The Information Blocking and Interoperability & Patient Access rules, as an offshoot of the Cures Act lay down the framework for the ambitious mission. For HIT vendors, the final rule re-defines EHR certification requirement by making key revisions to the 2015 edition HIT Certification Criteria. The technical implementation of the Cures Act calls for far-reaching changes to the current HIT framework hosted by care providers and payers. Mechanisms to capture patient consent, policy controls to authorize access and authenticate users who access patients’ health information are among the biggest challenges staring providers and payers in the eye. The technical requirements are accompanied by strict deadlines. They begin with May, 1 and July 1, 2021, for Provider and Payer API requirements and January 1 2022, for payer-to-payer exchange. For the 2015 Edition EHR functionality the deadlines range from January 1, 2021 to January 1, 2023 (for eHI export) For about a decade, we have been observing and following the evolution of HIT systems into powerful conduits that can impact care outcomes. We can help you: Understand and implement the federal requirements in greater detail to achieve complianceTraverse the radical changes in HIT development mandated by the Cures Act Final Rule.Embrace healthcare digitization through custom mobile app development, data analytics, EHR enhancement and interoperability enablement. Join hands with us to translate your HIT vision into reality! Media Contact: [email protected] View original content: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/nalashaa-healthcare-it-solutions-a-us-healthcare-regulations-expert-301217560.html SOURCE Nalashaa Healthcare Solutions Facebook TAGS  Twittercenter_img Pinterest Previous articleWaters Corporation Recognized for Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion by the Human Rights Campaign FoundationNext articleGlobal Laboratory Vacuum Pumps Market Research 2021-2025 | Industry Planning Structure | Technavio Digital AIM Web Support Nalashaa Healthcare IT Solutions: A US Healthcare Regulations Expert Pinterest Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more

Firefly Aerospace Announces New Board of Directors and Corporate Expansion Plans

first_img Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 CEDAR PARK, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– Firefly Aerospace, Inc., a leading provider of economical and dependable launch vehicles, spacecraft, and in-space services, announced the appointment of Deborah Lee James and Robert Cardillo to its Board of Directors. Firefly’s new three-person board, including Firefly CEO, Dr. Tom Markusic, will be led by Ms. James, serving as Chairman of the Board. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005207/en/ Deborah Lee James and Robert Cardillo (Photo: Business Wire) Deborah Lee James has a three-decade track record in national security, including 20 years of U.S. government service, with time on Capitol Hill as a professional staff member in the U.S. House of Representatives and two tours in the Pentagon, first as an Assistant Secretary of Defense and later as the Secretary of the Air Force. As Secretary, Ms. James also was the Principal Defense Space Advisor. She has led large industry teams in support of the military, most notably as President of the Technical and Engineering Sector of SAIC, responsible for $2 billion in Defense contract revenue and 8,700 employees. Ms. James is the author of the leadership book “Aim High: Chart Your Course and Find Success”; and serves on the boards of various organizations including Textron, Unisys, Noblis, the Penfed Foundation and LeanIn.Org. Robert Cardillo is president of The Cardillo Group, LLC, delivering strategic and operational expertise to create an enhanced awareness of planet Earth to enable improved decision-making. Before forming TCG in May 2019, Mr. Cardillo was the sixth Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency from 2014 through 2019. He led transformation of the Agency’s future value proposition through innovative partnerships with the growing commercial geospatial marketplace. During his 35+ years of public service, Robert served in leadership positions within the organization of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. “We are thrilled to have Debbie and Robert join the Firefly Board of Directors,” said Dr. Markusic. “Their guidance will be critical as Firefly transitions from a rapid product development company to an integrated provider of launch, in-space, and lunar mission services for commercial, civil, and national security space customers. Their experience in the private sector and as leaders of critical U.S. government organizations will enable Firefly to fully realize our corporate objective of becoming the preeminent end-to-end space transportation company in the nation’s small space industrial base.” Concurrently, with the addition of the new board of directors, Firefly intends to implement an internal restructuring of the company. “These corporate changes will reflect the strategic objectives of Firefly and assure focus and resources are properly allocated to effectively develop our core spacecraft and launch vehicle product lines,’’ added Dr. Markusic. “In particular, we intend to segregate launchers and spacecraft as dedicated business units and greatly expand our business development and government relations team in Washington, D.C.” He continued, “The number of employees at Firefly has nearly doubled over the last year, and we continue to aggressively recruit top technical talent to develop our next-generation spacecraft and rockets. We will also be conducting a nationwide executive talent search over the coming months to provide strong leadership for the new business units. Space is expected to be the fastest growing industry of the twenty-first century, and Firefly is determined to be perfectly positioned to lead the way in this new emerging space economy.” ABOUT FIREFLY AEROSPACE Firefly is developing a family of launch and in-space vehicles and services that provide industry-leading affordability, convenience and reliability. Firefly’s launch vehicles utilize common technologies, manufacturing infrastructure and launch capabilities, providing LEO launch solutions for up to ten metric tons of payload at the lowest cost per kg in the small-lift class. Combined with Firefly’s in-space vehicles, such as the Space Utility Vehicle and Lunar Lander, Firefly provides the space industry with a one-stop shop for missions from LEO to the surface of the Moon or beyond. Firefly is headquartered in Cedar Park, TX. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005207/en/ CONTACT: Eric Salwan 512-277-6959 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA TEXAS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: AEROSPACE MANUFACTURING SATELLITE TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING SOURCE: Firefly Aerospace, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 09:05 AM/DISC: 02/03/2021 09:05 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005207/en Pinterest Firefly Aerospace Announces New Board of Directors and Corporate Expansion Plans Local NewsBusiness Twitter Facebookcenter_img TAGS  Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleCommonwealth Eyes Future Growth with Key Additions to Technology, Information Security Leadership TeamsNext articlePureFacts Accelerates Growth by Hiring Fortune 500 Seasoned Executive as Chief Revenue Officer Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApplast_img read more