Tag: Cllr Maurice Quinlivan

Limerick Fine Gael TDs’ stance on Fair Work campaign condemned

Limerick Fine Gael TDs’ stance on Fair Work campaign condemned

| February 25, 2016

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie FINANCE Minister Michael Noonan and his Limerick City Fine Gael Dáil colleague Deputy Kieran O’Donnell have been criticised for failing to support the Irish Congress of Trade Unions’ (ICTU) Charter for Fair Work. The Congress Charter sets out five key principles to help make decent work a reality: a living wage; […]

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Call for new secondary school in Castleconnell

Call for new secondary school in Castleconnell

| February 11, 2016

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie SINN Fein General Election candidate Cllr Maurice Quinlivan has called for a new secondary school for the Castleconnell area. Responding to election promises of a new secondary school for the Castletroy area of the city, Cllr Quinlivan, who is running in the Limerick City constituency, said that his preferred option is for […]

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Quinlivan says recycling tax should be dumped

Quinlivan says recycling tax should be dumped

| February 4, 2016

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie SINN Féin General Election candidate Maurice Quinlivan has described plans by Environment Minister Alan Kelly to make people start paying for their recycling as “the final sting from a dying government”. Controversy has arisen over new ‘pay-by-weight’ legislation, coming into effect this summer, which will see new charges for green recycling […]

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Anti-water charges protest marks the start of a ‘political revolution’ in Limerick

Anti-water charges protest marks the start of a ‘political revolution’ in Limerick

| January 28, 2016

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie “WATER charges discriminate against working people and the unemployed in favour of the wealthy and are another regressive tax that takes money out of the economy.” This was the message from Limerick city councillor Cllr Maurice Quinlivan to a crowd of more than 300 anti-water charges supporters at last Saturday’s Right2Water demonstration […]

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Limerick water charges protest planned

Limerick water charges protest planned

| January 8, 2016

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie RIGHT2WATER MidWest have announced a major water charges protest in Limerick city on Saturday January 23. Being organised as part of a series of nationwide demonstrations, organisers say they are now aiming to make water tax the number one issue in the run up to the General Election. The Right2Water campaign […]

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Limerick medical card holders wrongly charged for blood tests

Limerick medical card holders wrongly charged for blood tests

| December 12, 2015

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie A NUMBER of medical card holders in Limerick are being charged for blood tests by their GPs despite the fact they are entitled to this free service as part of existing service contracts with the HSE. People have contacted Sinn Féin General Election candidate for Limerick City, Cllr Maurice Quinlivan, in the […]

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€14 million rise in cost of agency staff at Limerick hospital

€14 million rise in cost of agency staff at Limerick hospital

| November 19, 2015

THE cost of employing staff from outside recruitment agencies at University Hospital Limerick has skyrocketed from €1.2 million in 2010 to €15.2 million in 2014. Information obtained from the HSE in response to a parliamentary question shows that spending on agency staff at UHL came to €15,297,000 in 2014. The figures were revealed to the […]

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Limerick people hindered by low income limits for social housing

Limerick people hindered by low income limits for social housing

| November 12, 2015

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie A MARRIED couple in Limerick earning more than €31,500 would be ineligible to apply for social housing supports. That’s according to Limerick city councillor Maurice Quinlivan who has called on the government to review the maximum income levels for applicants of social housing. With over 5,000 people and their dependents on the […]

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Unemployment crisis creating a ‘social disaster’ in Limerick

Unemployment crisis creating a ‘social disaster’ in Limerick

| November 5, 2015

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie WHILE the number of people claiming unemployment benefit in Limerick has declined, the levels of youth and long term unemployment are creating a “social disaster” in the city. The latest figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show that over half of those claiming benefit are long term unemployed while youth […]

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Limerick housing crisis sparks political row

Limerick housing crisis sparks political row

| October 1, 2015

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie SINN Féin councillor Maurice Quinlivan has slammed Limerick government TDs for what he described as “their tolerance of the housing crisis”. He claimed that local Fine Gael and Labour deputies either do nothing or prop-up a government which implements policies that make the situation even worse. “The scandal of the housing […]

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