Tag: Housing

Housing crisis hits Limerick halting site

Housing crisis hits Limerick halting site

| August 17, 2017

NORA Harty has been living at the Killmurray View halting site on the outskirts of Limerick City for almost five years. But, with a baby due by the end of the year, she knows that there won’t be enough space in the small caravan she shares with her husband John and their three-year-old daughter Katie. With […]

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Poverty is the reality of the recovery

Poverty is the reality of the recovery

| August 16, 2017

JOB security is scarce, wages are low, contracts are short, and quality of work is poor. That’s the reality of the much-heralded recovery, according to Social Democrats Limerick representative and party chairperson Sarah Jane Hennelly. Commenting on a recent homelessness statistic, which shows that 17 per cent of people experiencing homelessness are currently working, she accused the government of […]

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UL President has a house to spare

UL President has a house to spare

| August 13, 2017

THE UNIVERSITY of Limerick has come under fire for having two official homes for its president and spending money to maintain them while one is not lived in. The first Presidential home at Ballycuggeran in Killaloe was purchased at a cost of almost €500,000 in 1998, but it has remained largely unoccupied since. The property, […]

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Opera Centre not the answer to Limerick’s housing crisis

Opera Centre not the answer to Limerick’s housing crisis

| August 12, 2017

WE need to be vigilant to ensure that the growing number of jobs in our city corresponds with an increase of accommodation. Otherwise, rent and house prices will continue to spiral, warns Social Democrats general election candidate for Limerick City, Sarah Jane Hennelly. She was responding to comments made by Solidarity councillor Cian Prendiville on the proposed […]

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Limerick Family living in rat-infested home

Limerick Family living in rat-infested home

| August 3, 2017

KERRI Martin has been living with her five-year-old daughter, Lexi, in a rat-infested home in Monabraher, Ballynanty for almost four years. And she believes that Limerick City and County Council “genuinely don’t care” about her atrocious living conditions. “The day I moved in, I was on the verge of homelessness. When I was offered this […]

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59 Limerick families now living in B&Bs: Facing the reality of life in a hotel room

59 Limerick families now living in B&Bs: Facing the reality of life in a hotel room

| July 20, 2017

FIGURES from Limerick homeless services provider Novas Initiatives indicate that 59 families are living in B&B’s throughout the city and county. And, with Novas stating that the numbers of families living in B&Bs is “rising daily”, local Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan has accused the government of deserting Limerick families. “Despite all the promises and commitments made […]

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Asbestos contamination concern over Moyross houses

Asbestos contamination concern over Moyross houses

| July 20, 2017

FEARS that Moyross residents could be at risk from exposure to asbestos in their homes have been raised as surveyors start taking air samples from local houses. City West councillor, James Collins (FF) said that concerned residents contacted him on Wednesday, having spoken to workers involved in a survey in connection with refurbishments in the […]

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Limerick Council requested to carry out fire safety reviews

Limerick Council requested to carry out fire safety reviews

| July 19, 2017

LOCAL Councils across Ireland, including Limerick Council, have been requested to carry out fire safety reviews on all multi-storey social housing blocks following the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in London. Following the tragedy, the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy has requested that all local authorities review their multi-storey social housing […]

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Voluntary housing agencies in Limerick condemned as ‘parasites’

Voluntary housing agencies in Limerick condemned as ‘parasites’

| April 13, 2017

VOLUNTARY housing agencies that are buying up property across County Limerick in response to the homeless crisis have come under heavy fire from local councillors. Former Mayor of Limerick City and County, Cllr Kevin Sheahan claims that a number of properties have been purchased for social housing in Askeaton, Pallaskenry and Newcastle West by a […]

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More needed to keep people in their homes

More needed to keep people in their homes

| April 2, 2017

WITH rents continuing to rise, there is a real danger that more people will be pushed onto the streets. That’s the view of Labour Party Housing spokesperson and Limerick TD Jan O’Sullivan who said that despite economic improvements, Ireland has the fastest rate of families being forced into homelessness across the EU.  “While it might be out […]

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