Fidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Fidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Fidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Fidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng) 2019 annual report.Company ProfileFidelity Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the individual, commercial and corporate sectors. Its extensive full-service personal and business offering ranges from transactional accounts, online banking, loans and term deposits to money market, treasury services loans and advances, commercial support overdrafts, equipment leasing finance and trade, working capital, project, asset and syndicate finance. Fidelity Bank Plc operates through 225 business offices, 730 ATMs and 3 853 point-of-sale channels. Founded in 18=987 and formerly known as Fidelity Union Merchant Bank, the company changed its name to Fidelity Bank Plc in 1999. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Fidelity Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Forget gold and Bitcoin. Here’s how I’d invest £10k today to achieve financial freedom “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Peter Stephens | Thursday, 6th February, 2020 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Image source: Getty Images. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Buying assets that have recently risen in price is a common practice among investors. After all, they have momentum that could continue over the short run to produce high returns.However, in the case of gold and Bitcoin, both assets may fail to produce continued price rises following their gains in 2019. As such, now could be the right time to invest £10k, or any other amount, in undervalued shares that have growth potential to improve your long-term financial situation.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Stock market potentialWhile the FTSE 100 may have gained 12% in 2019, it continues to trade at a price level that suggests it offers good value for money. For example, it has a dividend yield of 4.4% and trades less than 10% higher than it did over 20 years ago. Furthermore, many of its major sectors such as banking, financial services, resources and retail contain a range of companies that offer low valuations compared to their historic averages.Why is this the case? The reasons for their low valuations include ongoing political risk in the US and Europe, as well as the potential threat of disruption to the global economy due to the spread of the coronavirus (just the kind of factors that have been pushing up the gold and Bitcoin prices). These risks could continue to hold back investor sentiment in the near term. But in the long run, the track record of the world economy’s growth performance and the stock market’s past recoveries from previous downturns, suggest that capital returns could be impressive for investors.Buying shares while they trade on low valuations could prove to be a sound long-term growth strategy. With many large-cap shares currently offering improving financial forecasts over the medium term, their valuations could include wide margins of safety.A superior risk/reward opportunityWhile assessing the valuations of shares is a relatively straightforward process, the same really cannot be said for gold and Bitcoin. Bitcoin’s price, for example, is determined by investor sentiment and nothing else. Investors have no fundamentals available that can determine the underlying value of such virtual currencies, which means they could be trading at exceptionally low, or exceptionally high, prices at the present time. Similarly, gold’s price is very dependent on investor sentiment. Although it has some real-world use in jewellery and other applications, of course, much of its recent rise has been due to investor caution regarding the world’s economic prospects and a lower US interest rate. Both of these factors may not persist over the long run, and could mean that gold’s price rise comes to an end.Therefore, on a risk/reward basis, FTSE 100 shares could be more attractive than gold or Bitcoin. Their low valuations and the track record of the index in recovering from its previous downturns suggest that now could be the right time to avoid physical gold and Bitcoin, and instead buy a range of large-cap shares for the long term. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Peter Stephens Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares
I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images. Many share investors feel like they’re stuck between a rock and a hard place. The FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 have made little-to-no gains over the course of the summer as share pickers fear a fresh collapse in UK share prices.It’s clear that investors in UK shares need to remain extremely careful when it comes to investing their hard-earned cash. But it doesn’t mean that stock investors should run for the hills and stop investing altogether. As I’ve explained before, you and I probably can’t afford to stop trying to build a big retirement pot with UK shares given uncertainty over the future of the State Pension.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…A precious pick after the stock market crashIndeed, I’d argue that the 2020 stock market crash provides an exceptional opportunity to buy UK shares. Why? The initial crash and subsequent lack of investor appetite means that a huge number of UK shares are simply too cheap to miss right now.Give me a few minutes to tell you about Sylvania Platinum (LSE: SLP), one of the companies on my own personal ISA watchlist. Each day it seems as if the outlook for precious metals is improving. And this makes UK shares like Sylvania a brilliant buy right now.Ultra-loose central bank policy has helped propel metal prices to significant highs in 2020. It’s a phenomenon that appears here to stay, too. Late last week Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey suggested that the bank might take steps to ensure “there is sufficient headroom for more potent expansion in central bank balance sheets when needed in the future”.Bailey’s statement followed hot on the heels of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s announcement that it’s changing its inflation target. Why is this important? It’s a situation seen by many as paving the way for low interest rates to stay. I’d buy Sylvania shares to ride this favourable development for precious metal prices. And particularly as the UK share trades on a dirt-cheap forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 5 times today. The digger carries a 6% dividend yield too.More UK shares that could help you get richEconomically sensitive shares like housebuilder The Berkeley Group might be a risk too far for many. But I’d buy this UK share at today’s prices as I reckon its long-term outlook remains robust. As the boffins over at Hargreaves Lansdown have commented: “The UK housing market is relatively attractive… Brits still love to own their own homes, all political parties see the need for more housebuilding and mortgages are relatively affordable”.Trading on a forward P/E ratio of 14 times and boasting a 4.5% dividend yield, I reckon this FTSE 100 share’s a brilliant dip buy for long-term investors.Berkeley and Sylvania are a couple of the too-cheap-to-miss UK shares I’m thinking of buying today. There are many other quality stocks too good to miss after the stock market crash. And The Motley Fool’s epic library of special reports can help you dig out even more to help you get rich. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Royston Wild Stock market crash: 2 of the best cheap UK shares I’d buy today in an ISA to make a million Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Hargreaves Lansdown. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Royston Wild | Sunday, 30th August, 2020 | More on: SLP Enter Your Email Address Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”
See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Edward Sheldon has no position in any shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Tesla. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Edward Sheldon, CFA | Monday, 17th May, 2021 | More on: ARB Should I buy Argo Blockchain stock after the share price crash? Image source: Getty Images. Argo Blockchain (LSE: ARB) shares have experienced a nasty sell-off recently. Last week, Argo’s share price fell as low as 115p. That’s about 66% below the stock’s all-time high of 340p, achieved in February. Over a year, the stock is still up about 3,000% however.Personally, I’m not surprised by the recent share price fall. When I covered the stock in February, I wrote that the company’s market-cap of £850m+ – which equated to around £1.7m per Bitcoin held – looked “too high”. More recently, in April, I said that Coinbase’s arrival on the stock market may impact demand for the stock.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Has the share price fall changed my view on the stock? Let’s take a look at the investment case now.Argo Blockchain continues to growRecent news from Argo Blockchain has been encouraging. For example, in Argo’s full-year 2020 results, posted on 9 April, the company reported revenue of £19m, up 120% year-on-year. It also reported a net profit of £1.7m, versus a £0.7m net loss in 2019. During the year, the group mined 2,465 Bitcoins. That represented an 85% increase on the number of BTC mined in 2019.More recently, on 4 May, the company provided a healthy trading update for April. It advised that, last month, it mined 163 Bitcoin compared to 165 BTC in March. Mining revenue in April amounted to a record £6.7m (March 2021: £6.57m).Looking at these updates, it’s clear Argo Blockchain still has momentum.Argo Blockchain shares are riskyBut I still see Argo Blockchain as a very risky stock. One reason is it has very little control over its revenues. In other areas of technology, such as Software-as-a-Service (Saas), companies can incrementally improve their offerings and subsequently hike their prices, increasing their revenues on a regular basis.Argo can’t do this. It’s at the mercy of the price of Bitcoin, which is highly volatile. On top of this, it’s also at the mercy of crypto ‘influencers’, such as Tesla CEO Elon Musk. When Musk tweeted that Tesla will no longer be accepting payment in Bitcoin, due to sustainability concerns, the price of Bitcoin crashed (and so did Argo’s share price).With Argo having little control over its revenues, it’s impossible to make accurate forecasts. This means Argo is a speculative investment.Another reason I see ARB as risky is that there are few barriers to entry in this industry. Competitors could easily come into the market and steal market share.Finally, the valuation still looks expensive to me. This year, analysts expect Argo Blockchain to generate earnings per share of 0.70p. This means at the current share price, the stock has a forward-looking price-to-earnings ratio of about 211. That looks too high to me, given the lack of barriers to entry and the unpredictability of revenues.ARB shares: my move nowGiven the risks, I’m going to continue to leave Argo Blockchain shares alone. All things considered, I think there are much better growth stocks I could buy today. Like this one… I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!
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TAAP launches new fundraising data capture solution at IoF Convention AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Individual giving Technology Louise Lawson 48 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis -ends- For further press information, please contact: Jo O’Neill said: “We realised that we needed an efficient means of data-capture that was secure, accurate and would enable a very quick follow-up. TAAP are able to supply this portable service, ideal for our fundraisers, and completely within our budget.” Through TAAP software the campaign allowed real-time management reporting, a considerable ROI from reduced processing costs in time and resource, with accurate pre qualified donor information and no chance of missing essential information. The fundraisers found that there was improved engagement through the use of the PDA’s integrated video facility allowing the opportunity to promote visually the case for support. With the software producing automated SMS and Email, The League were able to extend their message to supporters preferred method of communication. The TAAP data capture system delivered considerable improvement in conversion of data to donors. TAAP (The Application Airtime Provider) working in conjunction with The League Against Cruel Sports, launched their hand held PDA’s* as a fundraising tool at the IoF Convention this week. Paul George, Sales Director and Jo O’Neill, Head of Marketing spoke at the Focus on Face-to-Face Fundraising session.TAAP have been working with The League to make the process of data capture more time and money efficient The League realised through their fundraising that each campaign generated a slow trickle of forms that then had to be processed back in the office. Through the technology provided by TAAP, their fundraisers were able to directly input all the required information to the PDA’s and send it straight to the office. Most importantly follow up times were greatly improved whilst the interest to support the charity was still fresh. Paul George commented: “The League needed an affordable means of data-capture that was secure, accurate and would enable a very quick follow-up to replace their costly paper method of collecting supporter data when face to face fundraising. Utilising our OnTAAP Data Capture product we delivered a system that not only met all their requirements but also improved engagement with their cause through the media facility on the PDA. I am pleased to see our product being used to support positive change and look forward to its wider adoption helping charities to turn data into donors.” Notes to Editors * PDA ‘Personal digital assistant’ utilised to collect and deliver information. For further information, please visit www.ontaap.com. Advertisement TAAP Ltd0208 387 [email protected] www.ontaap.com TAAP is• A software house established 2003.• Specialised in mobile data applications• Able to replace inefficient paper forms when processing information in a mobile environment. Howard Lake | 15 July 2008 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Exiled Borotba activists in Simferopol. WW contributing editor, Greg Butterfield, is third from the left. Photo: Naya SerpinSimferopol, Crimea — Since arriving on Sept. 16, I’ve been able to spend time with many of the extraordinary Union Borotba (Struggle) activists living in exile here. All have scars of some kind from the events of the past eight months, but they are also determined to return to Ukraine and fight for socialism.There’s Alexei, father of two, an elected regional deputy from Odessa. He survived the fascist massacre at the House of Trade Unions on May 2. Shortly afterwards, he and his family were forced to flee to Crimea, where he helped to establish the Committee for the Liberation of Odessa and 2May.org, a website gathering information for an independent investigation of the massacre.Quiet, intense Masha, an activist from Dnepropetrovsk, was detained by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) in June. She and her companion Sasha then came here. Sasha, a former teacher, enjoys pointing out the architectural highlights of Simferopol.Vanya has a wry wit that served him well living through the siege of Slavyansk. He is very knowledgeable about the international communist movement, and loves “film noir” and U.S. mafia shows. He is an international visitor’s best friend.Svetlana and Denis are two of the best-known radical trade union activists in Ukraine. They are also high on the junta’s hit list. Forced to leave Kiev after the coup, they went first to Kharkov, where they helped to lead the city’s anti-fascist protest movement. In May, a death squad attempted to kidnap them in broad daylight following a rally. They fled to Svetlana’s native Donetsk, and recently arrived here.Naya is a single mom and longtime resident of Crimea. She used to work as a press secretary for a local leader of the Communist Party of Ukraine. Now she is Borotba’s information hub, writing articles, updating the website Borotba.su, reaching out on social media and arranging interviews.Then there’s Comrade M., who undertakes dangerous work as liaison between the exile community in Crimea and activists working underground in Ukraine.Mayya is a new arrival in Simferopol. A friend of Borotba from Odessa, she is also the companion of political prisoner Vlad Wojciechowski.Maxim is a burly, gregarious fellow, Siberian by birth. He travels frequently between Crimea and other areas of the Russian Federation, where he is also an organizer for the Left Front.Victor is the glue that holds them all together. He makes sure that everyone has tasks to carry out and no one is left out or neglected. He is constantly on his cell phone or laptop, negotiating with allies, organizing.These revolutionary activists, who are so similar to their counterparts in the U.S., have seen their country and their efforts torn out from under them this year. They have lost comrades, sacrificed jobs and homes, been separated from family and friends. They have struggled just to survive.Thanks to their Marxist outlook, they know the moment will come when they can intervene — in Ukraine, in Donbass — with the program of revolutionary proletarian socialism.They mourn. They support one another. They prepare.They live to fight another day.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia again denied Big Oil in their attempt to keep E15 from reaching the consumer marketplace. The court found that the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the Engine Products Group (EPG) did not have standing because, “they cannot show that their members have suffered or are threatened with suffering a relevant injury.” The court held to their previous ruling in GMA v. EPA and likewise denied standing to those who challenged the E15 waiver decision. Growth Energy successfully sought a waiver from the U.S. EPA in 2009 to allow retailers and consumers to choose E15 – a blend of up to 15 percent ethanol. EPA granted the waiver in 2011 for all 2001 and newer motor vehicles. “Today is another victory for ethanol and the American motorist,” stated Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy. “To continue to achieve the success of the Renewable Fuel Standard, Growth Energy led the fight for E15 which is now being sold by over 90 retailers in 14 states. This decision is important because it continues to uphold the choice and savings for the American motorist with E15.” U.S. Court of Appeals Dismisses E-15 Petition By Gary Truitt – Oct 21, 2014 Home Energy U.S. Court of Appeals Dismisses E-15 Petition SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleNew Crop Insurance Option Help Producers Hit by DroughtNext articleIndiana Aquaculture Shines During National Seafood Month Gary Truitt
Twitter NewsBusinessWatch: Analysis suggests Limerick was fastest growing county in hotel sector last yearBy Staff Reporter – January 23, 2019 1230 Facebook WhatsApp TAGSbusinessLimerick CityNewstourism Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Thefts of catalytic converters on the rise #crimeprevention Email Limerick on Covid watch list Previous articleMunster announce technology partnership with VodafoneNext articleWATCH: Johann van Graan on Champions Cup and exciting opportunities for players to shine Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick’s hotel sector enjoyed the highest growth rate nationally in 2018, figures revealed by AIB at a Limerick Chamber business briefing for the tourism, retail & hospitality sector suggest.Giving a range of insights drawn from examining card transactions, David McCarthy, Head of Hospitality and Tourism at AIB – sponsors of the event – revealed that Limerick hotel business was up by 119% in 2018, with business from the North American market up 257%.Speaking at the event titled ‘Spending Trends: Tourism, Retail & Hospitality Industry Insights & Marketing Trends’ at the Savoy Hotel, Mr Fitzpatrick said that revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR) for Limerick increased from €53 in 2016 to €59 in2017 and to €91 in 2018. Restaurant revenue grew by 33%, while pub business was up by 13%. “All of the data is telling us that Limerick is performing extremely well in all elements of the hospitality sector. Hotels pubs and restaurants are all seeing double-digit growth or more in some cases,” he said.“One key statistic that’s jumping over across all sectors is the North American market. Spending in Limerick has massively increased over the last two years. It’s become a far more important market to Limerick than the UK market.“Overall, it’s a really positive message we are seeing. When benchmarked against other major counties of Ireland, the biggest growth rates appear to have been incurred in Limerick.”Mr McCarthy said that he expected the growth to continue. “Limerick has the accommodation capacity to take a lot more visitors into the county. A lot of people are coming to attractions and events in Limerick but then they’re leaving again and staying in other counties. There’s a potential to hold onto them.”Other speakers to address the packed event were Orla O’Connor, Web Coordinator from the multi-award winning Limerick City and County Council website limerick.ie; Niall O’Callaghan, Managing Director, Shannon Heritage; Derek Smart, Superintendendent, An Garda Siochana; Linda Breen, Senior Analyst Southern Region, An Garda Siochana and David Fitzsimons, Retail Excellence Ireland. Print The event heard that good news for Limerick on the Brexit front is that it is not as exposed from a tourism perspective to the UK market as other regions, with 11% of business drawn from our nearest neighbours. But, according to speaker Niall O’Callaghan, Managing Director of Shannon Heritage, there is still cause for concern.“Obviously Brexit is an unknown. While we’re probably the least impacted region in respect of UK visits to Ireland in the mid-west, on the flip side of that, consumer sentiment is weak from a domestic perspective and that’s something that we just need to be cautious about. What concerns me is how the domestic audience thinks. Will they stop going to tourist attractions, the cinema, restaurants at the level they are now?”The CEO of Ireland’s largest day and night-time commercial visitor attraction operator said that the dominance of Dublin and impact of Dublin Airport on the market is a concern. “The dominance of Dublin clearly is a challenge. All the facts would point that the majority of tourists coming into Ireland are now landing in Dublin, even if they are bound for the west of Ireland. We have a world class international airport on our doorstep in Shannon Airport and it’s hugely important for Shannon to grow. We need people flying into Shannon, anchoring their stay here and then perhaps a day trip to Dublin rather than the other way around.”CEO of Limerick Chamber Dee Ryan said there was much food for thought from the event. “As the speakers illustrated, we’ve done extremely well in Limerick here of late, grown visitor numbers hugely. 2018 was a particularly good year, our best in decades perhaps. What jumps out is the opportunity for us to grow business here even more in Limerick. Our festivals and attractions are doing particularly well but perhaps we need to promote them more and need more of them. But we are definitely heading in the right direction.” Linkedin Advertisement Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR