Tag: Limerick City and County Council

Limerick family hub a ‘stepping stone’ to housing homeless families

Limerick family hub a ‘stepping stone’ to housing homeless families

| August 18, 2017

FAMILY hub style accommodation poses the risk of “normalising” homelessness if it is not operated correctly.  That’s the view of Labour Party Housing Spokesperson Jan O’Sullivan who says Limerick City and County Council needs to “ensure this type of accommodation doesn’t become the norm”. The former Government Minister was speaking to the Limerick Post after […]

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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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Limerick artists angered over makeup of new cultural committee

Limerick artists angered over makeup of new cultural committee

| August 16, 2017

JUST weeks after Limerick City and County councillors voted to establish the country’s first council committee entirely dedicated to culture, local artists are claiming that the local authority has failed to ensure that people working in the cultural community are represented on the new group. The Professional Limerick Artists Network (PLAN) and Limerick Arts and […]

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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 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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Burst Limerick water main to be assessed

Burst Limerick water main to be assessed

| August 1, 2017

ASSESSMENT of a burst water main on the outskirts of Limerick city is underway this Tuesday by crews from Irish Water and Limerick City and County Council. Shortly after 10.30pm on Monday night, two crews from Limerick City Fire and Rescue were sent to River Walk estate in Corbally not far from the Applegreen petrol […]

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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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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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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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‘Forgiveness’ will be key to Keary’s mayoralty

‘Forgiveness’ will be key to Keary’s mayoralty

| June 29, 2017

“I WILL be a mayor for all the people of Limerick”. These were the words of new Mayor of Limerick City and County, Cllr Stephen Keary on his elevation to the mayoral office this week. During his speech at County Hall on Monday, the Fine Gael man expressed his ambition to harness the positive and […]

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