4 Jun
2021

All roads lead to City for newly merged local authority in…

first_imgPedestrian crossing falls ‘out of the sky’ in Pallaskenry Email Ballyneety Community Development Association (BCDA) ‘Sod turning’ held on June 12 TAGSAdare-Rathkeale municipal districtCllr Ciara McMahonCllr Kevin SheahanCllr Richard O’DonoghueCllr Stephen KearyCllr Tom NevillelimerickLimerick City and County Council Facebook NewsPoliticsAll roads lead to City for newly merged local authority in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – June 12, 2014 797 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Advertisement Previous articleRed Ribbon offers free HIV rapid tests in LimerickNext articleLimerick clamper wants no bonus from Special Olympics Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie center_img Council row over funding for Ballingarry and Askeaton Rathkeale fundraiser for vital Cancer services Twitter Print WhatsApp Cllr Stephen KearyCOUNCILLORS in the new municipal district of Adare-Rathkeale have proposed that the newly merged Limerick City and County Council reconsider moving its planning, environment and roads departments back to the County Hall in Dooradoyle.Speaking at the first Adare-Rathkeale area meeting this Tuesday, Cllr Stephen Keary (FG) expressed disappointment over the recent “carving up” of the three related services, with the relocation of the planning department to new city offices on Patrick Street.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Cllr Keary called on the Council to reconsider reversing its decision and move all the departments back to County Hall to facilitate people from County Limerick with planning issues.“There was a triangle that worked well between these three departments in Dooradoyle. Planning, roads and environment go hand in hand and now it’s been made more difficult for people from the County by carving them up,” said Cllr Keary.“It’s disgraceful that there isn’t even a public toilet for customers at the new Council office in Patrick Street. Ye talk about putting people first, but ye are putting them last,” he said.The Fine Gael councillor also stated that he had “major difficulty” that promises made by the Council executive 18 months ago, before the merger, to bring all services under the one roof in Rathkeale, had not been honoured.“We were told it would be like a mini County Hall, but the office hasn’t changed,” said Cllr Keary.Cllr Richard O’Donoghue (FF) seconded Cllr Keary’s motion to have the three planning departments reinstated in County Hall. The first-time councillor reminded the Council executive that it was tasked with serving the people of County Limerick and not just the city.“The County has looked after the City long enough. You’ve made it harder now for people in the country to get to ye. The system that was in place in Dooradoyle was perfect and its time to put it back the way it was,” he said.Cllr Ciara McMahon (SF) agreed that all the local authority offices were based in the City and did not serve those living in rural areas.“A return journey from Ballyhahill into the city is 74 miles. What happens if I don’t drive and need to conduct business with the planning department?” she asked.Council director of finance and director of the new municipal district of Adare-Rathkeale, Tom Gilligan told councillors that he was “disappointed” to hear their comments. He said that the newly merged local authority was at the “birth stage” and insisted that “putting people first” was at its core.Cathaoirleach of Limerick City and County Council, Cllr Kevin Sheahan (FF), told council members that there was nothing said at the historic first meeting that he didn’t disagree with. He also predicted that teething problems within the newly merged local authority would “come right eventually”.Newly elected Cathaoirleach of the Adare-Rathkeale municipal district, Cllr Tom Neville (FG), said it was vitally important that all services were retained in the area. Calls to clean the River Deel in Rathkeale Proposal for Adare affordable housing pilot projectlast_img read more

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25 May
2021

Family of missing woman increasingly concerned for her welfare

first_img Pinterest Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Facebook Previous articleCost of providing third level education will increase in short termNext articleRestructuring plans at Magee spark fears over job cuts News Highland WhatsApp Twitter Family of missing woman increasingly concerned for her welfare Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twittercenter_img The daughter of a missing woman says they are growing increasingly concerned for her welfare.Ann O’Donoghue has been missing from the Annagry area since Tuesday.The 68 year old is described as being 5ft 2ins with blonde shoulder length hair and of slim build.Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact Gardaí in Milford.Ann’s daughter Alice has been giving more details on the description of the car she was travelling in and says they are desperately trying to trace her:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/misdfgdfgdfgdfsing1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic AudioHomepage BannerNews Community Enhancement Programme open for applications By News Highland – July 16, 2020 WhatsApp Google+last_img read more

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21 Apr
2021

In the BB archives

first_imgA baker who had a better idea of the value of empty flour sacks than he had of the ethics of stealing was sentenced to three months’ imprisonment at Darlaston. He went to the bakehouse of a neighbour and wanted to buy 21 flour sacks, the value of which was seven shillings. The owner did not wish to sell them, and the prisoner went away, but afterwards, he was seen carrying the sacks from the premises. He was followed to a public house and, when charged with taking them, he expressed surprise that he should be charged with stealing, as the constable had recovered them. His plea, which did not obviate his imprisonment, was that he had been drinking and he did not know what he was doing.last_img

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8 Dec
2020

BC Health Department: Positive coronavirus case in person who visited Old Union Hotel

first_imgLocated at 246 Clinton St. in Binghamton, the Old Union Hotel said the person was at the establishment on Monday, September 21 between 4:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The BC Health Department asks anyone who was at the establishment during this period to quarantine until October 6th. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Broome County Health Department issued a public health statement regarding a positive COVID case in a person who was at the Old Union Hotel. last_img

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19 Sep
2020

Ramlakhan tops senior field, Dundas leads juniors at Precision Pistol Shoot

first_imgJOSHUA Ramlakhan improved his second-place position in the previous competition as he shot his way to the top spot when the Smallbore Section of the Guyana National Rifle Association (GuyanaNRA) held its second .22 Precision Pistol Shoot for the year at the Tactical Services Unit Range last Saturday.Attracting another large turnout of shooters, the seniors competed at the 7-, 10- and 15-metre distances while the juniors tested each other at 5, 7 and 10 metres.Ramlakhan edged out Azaad Hassan for the top spot by a single point, 214 to 213 with the third place going to Randy Sarjoo who amassed 211 points.Dundas took the junior category with 208 points ahead of Clayton Charles who managed 202 with the third place taken by Randy Barnwell one point back on 201. Barnwell had ended second in the previous competition.last_img read more

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