4 Jun
2021

Wood burning stoves put thatched homes at risk

first_img TAGSfireLimerick City and County CouncilTom Cassidytraditional thatched cottages Call to extend Patrickswell public sewer line Advertisement WhatsApp Facebook New parklet changes Catherine Street dining experience Email Previous articleComptroller and Auditor General’s office to report on UL auditNext articleWin cinema tickets Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie 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. NewsLocal NewsWood burning stoves put thatched homes at riskBy Bernie English – February 24, 2018 2266 Printcenter_img Linkedin Limerick’s O’Connell Street Revitalisation Works to go ahead Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Thatched cottage The owners of traditional thatched cottages who install wood-burning stoves are running a serious risk of having a house fire.That was the message from the Conservation Officer of Limerick City and County Council this week, when he told a meeting of elected members of the council that a number of the county’s thatched cottages had been lost to fire.Conservation Officer, Tom Cassidy was addressing a request to members of the KIlmallock and Cappamore district of the council to remove a listed thatch cottage from the record of protected structures.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He told the meeting that ten buildings have been lost lost to fires from the protected structures record in Limerick in the last five years.“In many cases, the fires can be attributed to wood-burning stoves being installed. The problem is that in Ireland, we’re not very good at seasoning our wood for two years,” Mr Cassidy told the meeting.“Wood that hasn’t been properly seasoned still contains sap and this adheres to the inside of the flues and catches fire. A wind lifts the material and the thatch goes up.“This happens around two years after a wood burning stove has been installed,” he explained.Mr Cassidy said that the high heat generated by burning wood in a stove can contribute to the hazard.“People should be aware that installing a wood-burning stove in a protected structure requires planning permission. There’s a reason we require people to do these things. Installing a wood burning stove can be the death-knell of a thatched house,” he told the meeting.Asked whether it was possible to control such modifications, Mr Cassidy said his department “does not have enough staff to go around knocking on doors and asking people if they have installed a wood stove”.He told members of the area committee that there are currently more than 200 thatched cottages in county Limerick.More local news here. Ireland’s First Ever Virtual Bat Walk to take place in Limerick Limerick city centre gets a deep clean O’Donnell Welcomes Major Enhancement Works for Castletroy Neighbourhood Park last_img read more

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24 Sep
2020

Arsenal fans want Wenger back as new chairman

first_img “We’re just starting to move on into the future of Arsenal. It’s going to take time but I believe introducing Wenger back into the club would be stepping into the past.” Wenger, 70, left Arsenal in May 2018 after spearheading the club for 22 years and took up the role of head of global football at Fifa in November last year. But it seems fans will be disappointed anyway after owner Stan Kroenke said in a statement that there will be no new additions to the board. A statement on the Arsenal website read: “Moving forward the board will be composed of Stan Kroenke, Josh Kroenke, Lord Harris and Ken Friar.” Speaking of his departure, Sir Chips, a former chairman of Hambros Bank and director of the Bank of England, said: “It has been an honour to be the chairman of this great football club. “Arsenal has always held a special place in my life and that will remain the case in the future. read also:Ex-Arsenal captain: Wenger better than Pep and Jose “I made my plan to retire at the end of this season clear to the board, before the global health crisis we are now experiencing. The club is in safe hands with Stan and Josh, the board and the executive team. “I know Arsenal will emerge strongly from this situation and I look forward, like all our supporters around the world, to seeing the team in action as soon as possible.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Lifelong fan Sir Chips, 80, stood down today after 15 years on the club’s board. And almost as soon as it was announced, Arsenal supporters took to social media to demand a return of Wenger. Funny, really, considering how vociferous the Wenger Out movement was during the French legend’s final few years in North London. Still, in reply to one tweet asking if Arsenal fans would have Wenger back, one joked: “I would even take him as a player.” Another posted: “That shouldn’t be a question. We need him there at our club.” A fellow supporter wrote: “He’s got the eye to spot crazy talented youngsters, he understands the club more than anyone.” Another reply read: “Hundred percent but he’d never do it.” Some disagreed however, with one stating: “Think the club needs a good long break from Wenger if I’m honest. Arsenal fans have called for Arsene Wenger to “come home” as the club’s new chairman after Sir Chips Keswick announced his retirement. Loading… Promoted Content10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise You9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo8 Shows You Didn’t Want To Watch At The EndWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’last_img read more

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