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No water for Limerick burial grounds


Joe Quinlivan hard at work during the clean-up. Picture: Diarmuid Greene/Fusionshooters
Joe Quinlivan hard at work

WATER will not be made available in Limerick graveyards because of the cost involved.

Members of Limerick City and County Council’s Environment Committee had asked for a review of the council’s policy and were told that there are more than 240 burial grounds in the city and county and the cost involved is not provided for in the budget.

Committee chairman Michael Hourigan (FG) asked if the members could be given a full costing “so we can make an informed decision”.

Cllr James Collins (FF) said that a more cost-effective solution could be “harvesting rainwater.

“If it’s not for drinking and people are using it to water plants or clean up, then rainwater is fine”.

However, Cllr Jerome Scanlon (FG) pointed out that “there are no roofs in a burial ground to harvest rainwater from”.

Cllr John Sheahan (FG) said that “many graveyards are not accessible for a water supply. I can’t see why you would want water in a graveyard other than to water flowers”.



Bernie English
Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ie
Bernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news.
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