Editorial: A welcome to our readers

Welcome one and all to this year’s edition of the Limerick Voice.

My name is Mike Finnerty, and I am serving as Digital Editor this year.

As a 24-year-old Galway native, I have been charmed by Limerick ever since I moved down three years ago, and have discovered a city full of warmth and lure.

Serving as Digital Editor during a time of unprecedented public, economic and social upheaval both at home and abroad is an honour.

Myself and my team will work night and day to continue the award-winning journalism the Limerick Voice has become known for over the years.

In Limerick, there is always a million and one stories to be told, and I have every confidence in my team of over 30 writers and editors that we will cover the stories that matter the most to you.

On Call: Our team of writers will cover stories affecting Limerick and it’s people

Undoubtedly, COVID-19 will inform much of what we publish, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for more light-hearted or entertaining stories

We have award-winning sportswriters at our disposal, industry-trained audio wizards always on the lookout for the next podcast episode for you to dig into, and we will leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of a story that’s as satisfying and nourishing as Chicken Hut gravy.

We’re still striving to do some good old-fashioned human interest stories, culture features or regale our readers with the latest heroics of the city’s rugby, hurling and GAA teams.

Abú: We’ll be covering the latest in Limerick sport

We’re also looking to expand our palate into video and audio formats over the next few months, because over the last few months – and I’m guilty in this myself – we’re spending a lot more time in front of our screens.

My philosophy is, if you’re going to be spending the winter in front of a screen, you might as well be filling your brain with something that’s fulfilling and not all doom and gloom.

And that’s our mission statement for this year; “When Limerick speaks, we listen.”

This year’s Limerick Voice has over 30 writers spread across 10 different counties on the staff, with some of our staff even contributing from locales as diverse as Nigeria, China and Roscommon.

Even if some of us are not physically in Limerick due to Covid restrictions, that won’t stop us.

We’ll be active across all social media platforms this semester, so please drop us a like on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and be sure to listen to our podcast, whenever you want or wherever you are.

We look forward to having you on our journey with us in these most unusual and challenging times, but we can be sure of one thing – we won’t be short of things to write about.

Happy reading!

Mike Finnerty,

Digital Editor

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