Tag: Fianna Fáil

Government has failed to solve Limerick homeless crisis

Government has failed to solve Limerick homeless crisis

| August 5, 2017

FIANNA Fáil Social Protection spokesman Willie O’Dea is of the view that the Government strategy for tackling homelessness in Limerick is not working and needs a root and branch revision. The Limerick TD was commenting on the most recent homelessness report by the Department of Housing, which shows that the number of families who are accessing […]

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Kileely residents furious at plans to build houses on parking spaces

Kileely residents furious at plans to build houses on parking spaces

| August 5, 2017

RESIDENTS in Kileely are furious at a proposal by Limerick City and County Council to build two social housing units on 12 parking spaces, which they say are used for visitors to St Munchin’s Community Centre. A spokesman for residents in Kileely Court this week described the move as “ridiculous”. Residents claim that when the […]

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Limerick to be left high and dry by Irish Water

Limerick to be left high and dry by Irish Water

| August 3, 2017

INVESTMENT in Limerick water and wastewater projects will be hit by a massive 64 per cent cut to €10 million over the next four years under the latest plan from Irish Water. ‘A Summary of Irish Waters Infrastructure Investment Need’ indicates that almost €2.1 billion will be spent between 2017 and 2021 on schemes nationwide […]

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Arts centre could bring new life to Askeaton

Arts centre could bring new life to Askeaton

| July 14, 2017

A PROPOSED art centre for the heart of Askeaton could help regenerate the West Limerick town and benefit businesses and the wider community. That’s according to local artist Michele Horrigan, founding director and curator of the Askeaton Contemporary Arts festival which is now in its twelfth year. Speaking at this month’s Adare-Rathkeale Municipal District meeting, Ms […]

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Verbal abuse claim will be referred to council boss

Verbal abuse claim will be referred to council boss

| July 13, 2017

FORMER Mayor of Limerick City and County, Cllr Kevin Sheahan claimed at a local authority meeting this week that independent councillor and barrister Emmett O’Brien referred to him as a “fat f***er”. Cllr Sheahan told members of Adare-Rathkeale Municipal District at their monthly meeting that he was not happy at being subjected to verbal abuse on […]

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Government commitment to Limerick homeless children will not be honoured

Government commitment to Limerick homeless children will not be honoured

| June 30, 2017

FIANNA Fáil Spokesperson on Social Protection Willie O’Dea has described the Government decision to abandon targets for re-housing homeless families in Limerick from hotels into suitable temporary accommodation as a “shocking indictment of Fine Gael’s value system”. There are currently in the region of 40 families living in B&B accommodation in Limerick and Deputy O’Dea believes […]

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Metropolitan Mayor from Tipperary happy to call Limerick home

Metropolitan Mayor from Tipperary happy to call Limerick home

| June 29, 2017

“IT’S a long way to Tipperary,” … or so the old song goes. But one thing is certain, the heart of Limerick’s new Metropolitan Mayor, Sean Lynch, does not lie in the Premier County. Speaking after his election to the post last Friday evening at City Hall, the retired Tipperary-born Garda detective firmly placed his […]

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UL Hospitals Group asked to investigate claims of patient harassment

UL Hospitals Group asked to investigate claims of patient harassment

| June 24, 2017

ALLEGATIONS of inappropriate behaviour by hospital admission staff forcing patients with private health insurance to sign away their right to public treatment have been raised by Limerick City TD Willie O’Dea. The Fianna Fáil spokesman on Social Protection said he is deeply concerned at reports that employees have attempted to harass, coerce and, in certain circumstances, bully […]

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Recovery has bypassed Limerick’s unemployment blackspots

Recovery has bypassed Limerick’s unemployment blackspots

| June 24, 2017

LATEST unemployment figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) indicate that the economic recovery has bypassed many Limerick communities with the city and county topping the list of unemployment blackspots in Ireland. 79 blackspots were identified by the CSO, with Limerick accounting for 18 of them, including Ballynanty, Kileely, Prospect, Galvone, Rathbane, Singland, Shannon Banks […]

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Council opt for consultants ahead of its own engineers

Council opt for consultants ahead of its own engineers

| May 27, 2017

IT is a poor reflection on the local authority when it has to pay out €2,000 in consultancy fees for a design to repair Ballysteen flood embankment while there are senior engineers in-house who are perfectly capable of doing the job. This was the view expressed by Fianna Fail councillor Kevin Sheahan at this month’s Adare-Rathkeale […]

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