Limerick activist given keys to @Ireland Twitter account

Nick Rabbitts

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Nick Rabbitts

Jennifer Moroney-Ward and below, some of the tweets on the @Ireland account
A LIMERICK community activist has gained control of a prestigious Twitter account, with more than 20,000 followers.

A LIMERICK community activist has gained control of a prestigious Twitter account, with more than 20,000 followers.

Jennifer Moroney-Ward, who manages the Learning Hub on the New Road in Thomondgate, has been given the keys to the @Ireland account on Twitter.

Owned by IrishCentral.com, the page is given over to a guest curator every week.

Jennifer put her name on the shortlist, and from now until this Sunday she will be sharing her thoughts in cyberspace.

“I am going to use it next week to push certain things about Limerick which I think are really cool. I want to get a debate going about politics and education,” she told the Limerick Leader.

From this Monday, she has been posting photographs of the city, to show off its attractive features, including the People’s Park, just reopened after the storms.

She has also sourced a picture from the archive of the Stella Ballroom in Shannon Street, and the iconic Daniel O’Connell monument at the Crescent.

Jennifer, who is also co-ordinating Limerick’s first ever political festival, the Limerick Spring in April, said: “I’m really proud of the city and the amazing people I get to work with. Believe me there are thousands of people here who are very busy trying to make this the best little city to be a citizen in.”

She describes herself as a “reformed news junkie”.

“I now try to filter out the most heinous news in favour of some positivity on a daily basis. I believe that we have a great country that we need to take much better care of. I believe in people, communities and sustainable solutions,” she added.

The most important things in her life are family, friends, and her “most loyal comrade”, dog Fidel.

“I hope that this week will be about positivity and reflecting on all the great solution focused citizens out there working hard to make Ireland the best little country to do living in,” she concluded.