Tag: Sinn Fein

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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Plans to monitor air quality near Irish Cement welcomed

Plans to monitor air quality near Irish Cement welcomed

| May 6, 2017

A DECISION by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) to install an air quality monitor near the Irish Cement plant in Castlemungret has been welcomed. Since the end of March this year, the EPA has received a significant number of complaints about dust deposition from residents of the Mungret and Raheen areas of Limerick City. Complaints […]

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Less spin and more housing

Less spin and more housing

| April 28, 2017

MANY working families in Limerick are now unable to secure a home. That’s according to Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan who has criticised the government’s “empty rhetoric” on the housing crisis. “Rents across Limerick are soaring with a three-bedroom house listed this week in Dooradolye for more that €1,500 a month. Young couples are forced to […]

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Council seeking site for new Abbeyfeale cemetery

Council seeking site for new Abbeyfeale cemetery

| April 13, 2017

LIMERICK City and County Council are actively looking at four potential sites for a new graveyard in Abbeyfeale. Senior executive engineer Ben Noonan told council members at this week’s Newcastle West Municipal District meeting that the local authority was “actively progressing” this issue. Four parcels of land have now been identified, which might be suitable […]

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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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It will be no picnic for Limerick concertgoers

It will be no picnic for Limerick concertgoers

| April 1, 2017

LIMERICK Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan has spoken out on the need for ticket-touting legislation to protect consumers against the practice of charging outrageous prices for tickets to entertainment events in Ireland. “The problem of ticket touting was highlighted this week after tickets for the Electric Picnic music event sold out in minutes, but appeared on ticket reselling […]

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