Tag: Sinn Fein

Gang of youths causing havoc in Caherdavin

Gang of youths causing havoc in Caherdavin

| August 11, 2017

DESPITE increased Garda patrols and the installation of CCTV cameras, Caherdavin residents are being subjected to anti-social behaviour by a gang of almost 40 young people. “We can get over the loitering, but they are kicking cars, kicking balls at house windows. People have been beaten up and stabbed,” said one resident who did not […]

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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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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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Child mental health services only half staffed

Child mental health services only half staffed

| July 1, 2017

HSE Mid-West has only 55 per cent of the staff required for child and adolescent mental health services, according to figures obtained by Limerick Sinn Fein TD Maurice Quinlivan. Expressing serious concern over the figures he received through a Parliamentary Question, Deputy Quinlivan said the figures showed that community teams nationwide for child and adolescent mental […]

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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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Addiction counsellor numbers cut as drug problem escalates

Addiction counsellor numbers cut as drug problem escalates

| May 28, 2017

THE number of primary care addiction counsellors for the city has been steadily reduced by over 50 per cent at a time when the drug problem in Limerick is believed to have worsened. The number of counsellor posts in the Mid-West region has been has been reduced from five to two in the last 11 […]

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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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Sinn Féin vow to fight Irish Cement’s ‘toxic’ waste plans

Sinn Féin vow to fight Irish Cement’s ‘toxic’ waste plans

| May 27, 2017

IRELAND South MEP Liadh Ní Riada this week outlined how she and her party colleagues plan to combat Irish Cement’s bid to burn waste materials at their plant in Castlemungret. The Sinn Féin politician outlined her action plan at a public meeting in the South Court Hotel this Monday, attended by over 200 people. Chaired […]

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Something in the air at Irish Cement

Something in the air at Irish Cement

| May 18, 2017

FOLLOWING reports of the smell of burning rubber by people living in the Dooradoyle/Raheen/Mungret area last weekend, Limerick TD Willie O’Dea has questioned if Irish Cement are burning tyres at their Castlemungret plant in anticipation of being awarded a licence to incinerate waste materials. The Fianna Fail politician has accused the company of having an “appalling” safety […]

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Homelessness in Limerick going in wrong direction

Homelessness in Limerick going in wrong direction

| May 7, 2017

THE most recent homelessness figures show there were 267 adults homeless in Limerick last February with an estimated 76 children also in emergency accommodation in the city. Commenting on figures, which show that 7,421 people are now living in emergency accommodation across the country, Limerick Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan said “the housing problem is worsening”. “In […]

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