Tag: Limerick City and County Council

New O’Connell Street will put pedestrians first

New O’Connell Street will put pedestrians first

| June 21, 2017

Plans to rejuvenate O’Connell Street in Limerick will see pedestrians placed at the heart of a new Limerick city centre. The core principles in the re-imagining of this historic street will include putting pedestrians first,  adopting a smarter travel approach, reducing unnecessary car traffic, reducing road signage and improving the streetscape The plan promotes walking, cycling and public […]

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Pedestrian crossing sought for Shelbourne Park

Pedestrian crossing sought for Shelbourne Park

| May 29, 2017

LIMERICK City and County Council has been asked to provide a pedestrian crossing at the entrance to Shelbourne Park. Sinn Fein City North councillor John Costelloe said he had been approached by constituents who are having difficulty in crossing the road with their children due to the volume of traffic. “The park is a tremendous asset […]

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Housing crisis worsens in Limerick despite €3.75m spend

Housing crisis worsens in Limerick despite €3.75m spend

| May 27, 2017

DESPITE Limerick City and County Council spending €3.75 million on homeless services this year, the local housing crisis continues to worsen. That’s the view of Sinn Fein TD Maurice Quinlivan who told the Limerick Post that 95 per cent of those calling to his party’s office in Denmark Street are affected by the housing crisis. […]

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JFK centenary to be marked at council meeting in Bruff

JFK centenary to be marked at council meeting in Bruff

| May 27, 2017

LIMERICK City and County Council is to host a special meeting in Bruff next Monday to mark the centenary of the birth of the 35th President of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Bruff has significant links to the Fitzgerald Kennedy family. In 1852 a young Thomas Fitzgerald left Bruff for the United States. He settled in […]

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Deadly child play caught on camera in Limerick

Deadly child play caught on camera in Limerick

| May 11, 2017

CHILDREN as young as six are at risk of death or serious injury at the derelict Parkway Valley site in Limerick, residents have claimed. According to local residents, the half-finished site of the abandoned €100m 63,000 square foot shopping centre has not only become a real eyesore in recent times, but also a haven for […]

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Call for investigation into Limerick planning decisions

Call for investigation into Limerick planning decisions

| May 5, 2017

FORMER Fine Gael city councillor Jim Long has called on Local Government Minister Simon Coveney to carry out an investigation on planning decisions made in the Limerick region. Mr Long has written to Minister Coveney raising concerns on a number of contrtoversial planning decisions including: the Peoples Park development; Aughinish Island; Irish Cement; Gortadroma and […]

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Residential apartments to be made available for local artists

Residential apartments to be made available for local artists

| April 14, 2017

Limerick City and County Council has made an open call to recognised cultural practitioners, across all art forms, to apply for the use of subsidised residential apartments in John’s Square, Limerick. The Artists’ Apartments, 1-2 John’s Square, form a part of Limerick Cultural Strategy to continue to develop the cultural infrastructure of Limerick and to support […]

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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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Carrot approach gets rates in

Carrot approach gets rates in

| April 1, 2017

bernie@limerickposrt.ie COMMERCIAL rates arrears payable to Limerick city and county council have been massively reduced, with collection of rates and arrears reaching 77 per cent of what was due. The percentage represented a significant portion of the total rates bill of €72.37 million for 2016. The outstanding €18.8 million includes a significant share of old […]

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Online book of condolences opened for Martin McGuinness

Online book of condolences opened for Martin McGuinness

| March 23, 2017

Limerick City and County Council has opened an online book of condolence for the late Martin McGuinness in recognition of his contribution to the advancement of peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland. The book is available at www.limerick.ie/council/martin-mcguinness-book-condolence. A facility to assist those without online access to sign the book is available at Limerick City […]

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