Council close to finalising Andersen purchase

first_imgFacebook Call to extend Patrickswell public sewer line Previous articleLimerick athletes take off for Transplant GamesNext articleNewcastle West man warned over breaching order John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSAndersen IrelandLimerick City and County CouncilNiall Collins TD Limerick’s O’Connell Street Revitalisation Works to go ahead RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsCouncil close to finalising Andersen purchaseBy John Keogh – August 21, 2014 1189 Twitter Linkedin Emailcenter_img Tom Kiely, Secretary of Rathkeale Community Council, with Deputy Niall Collins at the Andersen buildingTom Kiely, Secretary of Rathkeale Community Council, with Deputy Niall Collins at the Andersen buildingLIMERICK City and County Council is close to sealing the deal on the acquisition of the former Andersen Ireland site in Rathkeale.The liquidator has agreed to sell the factory to the local authority and, according to a Council spokesperson, discussions “are at an advanced stage”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Limerick City and County Council has for some time been in discussions to acquire the former Anderson building and site in Rathkeale. Theses discussions are now at an advanced stage and it is hoped that final agreement will be reached shortly.”The spokesperson continued: “The local authority has the full support of local councillors in the area to purchase the site as part of its economic development role to attract and encourage investment when the opportunity arises, particularly in this part of West Limerick.”Limerick TD Niall Collins welcomed the news and said: “It is imperative in order to create replacement jobs in Rathkeale that this building and grounds be purchased by the State and managed in a manner that will be a success for the community.”The Fianna Fáil Deputy added: “Rathkeale has over the years seen too much good property fall into the hands of owners who are happy to leave lie idle and derelict. Too often in the past the Council has failed to act and purchase key strategic sites in the town, which now are idle and derelict and create a negative impact on business and people’s residential amenity.”The price of the property has not yet been disclosed.Andersen Ireland, which manufactured costume jewellery, closed in September 2013 with the loss of 170 jobs. New parklet changes Catherine Street dining experience Advertisement O’Donnell Welcomes Major Enhancement Works for Castletroy Neighbourhood Park WhatsApp Print EU agreement a positive outcome for farmers and rural Ireland Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins appointed as Minister of Statelast_img read more

Clothes are not responsible for rape

first_imgEmail Advertisement NewsCommunityHealthClothes are not responsible for rapeBy Bernie English – January 24, 2019 2503 TAGSCommunityhealthLimerick City and CountyNewssupport Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat WhatsApp Previous articleWork on 60 bed unit at University Hospital Limerick is ready to startNext articleDrop-in centre would reduce risk of suicide 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. Twitter Facebook Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students center_img TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Limerick on Covid watch list Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Linkedin Leona O’Callaghan at the launch of the Survivors Support Anonymous group.Photo: Cian ReinhardtHANGING in an exhibition opened in Limerick this week is a first holy communion dress.It’s a replica of the clothing worn by a child when she was raped.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The dress does not hang alone. There are boys communion suits too and school uniforms, office wear, layers of jumpers and skirts put on against a cold day.The clothes are part of an exhibition called ‘Clothes Don’t Rape’ staged to coincide with the official launch of the Survivor Support Anonymous group in Limerick.“I asked people to tell me what they were wearing when they were raped and then found clothes that were as close a match as possible,” said Leona O’Callaghan, rape survivor and founder of the group.Claire Flynn, Conor O’Driscoll, Leona O’Callaghan, Criona Higgins-Spyrides, and Debbie Cole, at the launch of the Survivors Support Anonymous Pic: Cian ReinhardtThe purpose of the exhibition is to blast the myth of victim blaming by pointing to clothing as an inducement to rape or sexual assault.Speakers at the launch in the Health Hub in the city included  Ruth Coppinger TD and rape survivor Debbie Cole.Referring to the recent controversy about a woman’s underwear being introduced as mitigation in a rape trial,  Ms O’Callagan said, “Our message is clear and I hope it does not fall on deaf ears. Rapists cause rape, full stop end of sentence.“Surely the men of our country are equally insulted at the insinuation that they are so weak that a piece of clothing would influence their willingness to rape?“Whether it is a g-string, a communion suit, a short skirt or a wooly jumper like we see here, the responsibility of the choice of a perpetrator to rape another person is not shared with the person they rape depending on what that person wore. Its time our judiciary system stopped the blame game”.Ms O’Callaghan is also calling for changes in the judicial system to give rape and sexual assault victims their own legal representation.Having seen the man who raped her sentenced and his barrister pleading for mitigation on the grounds that she had only fought back once, Ms O’Callaghan said, “At 12 I did not have the ability to consent. Deciding to stop struggling when I lost that battle the first time, did not mean I consented.“I was not willing, nor was I able, nor was I wanting the rapes. There is no such thing as a non-violent rape. Asking for mitigation due to my choices in handling myself during my rape as a child is just as wrong as insinuating that a woman wearing a thong is more culpable than a woman wearing more material in their underwear”.For details of the group meetings contact 085-1492977.last_img read more

Hurricane Laura Threatens Homes Across Texas, Louisiana

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Hurricane Laura Threatens Homes Across Texas, Louisiana About Author: Phil Hall Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The potential for Gulf Coast housing damage from Hurricane Laura could total more than $88 billion, according to a new forecast from CoreLogic.Laura is heading in the path of 431,810 homes in Texas and Louisiana, and CoreLogic estimates a reconstruction cost value of approximately $88.63 billion resulting from the storm surge if the hurricane arrives on land in its projected Category 3 status. The Houston metropolitan area is at the greatest risk for damage, with more than 126,000 residential properties in the hurricane’s projected path, followed by Texas’ Beaumont-Port Arthur area with more than 77,000 residential properties at risk and Lafayette, Louisiana, with more than 66,000 residential properties at risk.“The coincidence of two catastrophes—a damaging hurricane season and the ongoing global pandemic—underscores the importance of the correct valuation of reconstruction cost, one of the core tenets of property insurance,” said Tom Larsen, Principal for Insurance Solutions at CoreLogic. “Homeowners, mortgage lenders and insurers need to work together to ensure properties are fully protected and insured. CoreLogic data has found a correlation in mortgage delinquencies and catastrophes, which could point to a serious issue of underinsurance trends.”Laura is the fourth hurricane of the historically busy 2020 season. As of 11 a.m., Laura was a Category 1 hurricane with 75 mph sustained winds and was moving through the Gulf in a west-northwest path at 16 mph, roughly 620 miles southeast of Galveston. Laura has already swept across the Caribbean island of Hispaniola that is shared by the Dominican Republic and Haiti, causing the deaths of at least 11 people and creating floods and power disruptions in both countries.Weather forecasters feared that another potential hurricane, Marco, was going to cross paths with Laura. However, that storm deteriorated into a tropical depression on Monday and briefly swept across land near the mouth of the Mississippi River. Destruction HOUSING Hurricane Laura 2020-08-25 Christina Hughes Babb August 25, 2020 1,083 Views Tagged with: Destruction HOUSING Hurricane Laura The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Previous: Housing Market Managing ‘Impressive V-Shaped Recovery’ Next: Report: The Best Real Estate Markets of 2020 Phil Hall is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News, the author of nine books, the host of the award-winning SoundCloud podcast “The Online Movie Show,” co-host of the award-winning WAPJ-FM talk show “Nutmeg Chatter” and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill’s Congress Blog and Profit Confidential. His real estate finance writing has been published in the ABA Banking Journal, Secondary Marketing Executive, Servicing Management, MortgageOrb, Progress in Lending, National Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional America, Canadian Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional News, Mortgage Broker News and HousingWire. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Hurricane Laura Threatens Homes Across Texas, Louisiana Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Minister confident Coleraine DVA jobs will be retained

first_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire News Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Google+ Twitter Google+ Pinterest Facebook Minister confident Coleraine DVA jobs will be retained WhatsAppcenter_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Minister Alex AtwoodThe North’s Environment Minister says he has been reassured that no decision has been taken to close the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency centre in Coleraine which would result in the loss of 300 jobs.The British government wants to move more services online  – this has lead to fears that the services provided in Coleraine would be moved to Swansea in Wales leading to massive job losses.But Minister Alex Atwood says he has spoken to the Transport Minister who stated that no decision had been made as it relates to Coleraine and that no decision would be taken without proper consultation.Minister Atwood now feels the Derry jobs are safe for the time being at least:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/atwo1pm.mp3[/podcast] Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Previous articleDeputy Pearse Doherty says people of Donegal have been let down by Government two years after General ElectionNext articleCyber-Bullying – The Minister for Communications wants Facebook to “discuss sensible protocols” News Highland By News Highland – March 6, 2013 Twitterlast_img read more

MEP urges EU to avoid a rushed trade deal with UK

first_img By News Highland – October 10, 2020 Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford Previous articleJason Quigley urges Donegal people to play their part in stopping spread of coronavirusNext articleDeputy calls for more radical changes to Official Languages Act News Highland Pinterest Twitter A Midlands North West MEP is urging the EU not to be pressured into doing a rushed trade deal with the UK.Sinn Féin’s Chris MacManus made the comments after the European Commission updated Parliament this week.MEPs were warned that time is running out to reach an agreement.Mr MacManus is welcoming EU commitments to fully support the Irish position over the coming months, but is warning the commission not to get locked into a bad deal:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/MacManusBrexit-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 MEP urges EU to avoid a rushed trade deal with UK Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction center_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more

Break ins at business premises in Moville believed to be linked

first_img Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img Twitter Previous articleStrabane PSNI keen to speak to tractor driver involved in crashNext articleBig Jim backs Ollie’s Harps News Highland Break ins at business premises in Moville believed to be linked Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – July 30, 2019 Gardai have launched an investigation after two business premises in the Moville area were broken into in the early hours of Monday morning.Two males who had their faces covered and were wearing gloves gained entry through office windows to a business premises at Guladuff at 4:30am yesterday morning.A short time later, three males were captured on CCTV wearing balaclavas and gloves breaking into a Public House on Malin Road at 4:55am.While nothing was taken during both incidents Sergeant Eunan Walsh believes the break ins to be linked:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/movillebreakins5pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 last_img read more

‘Hoist Away’ owners seek support to expand Culdaff amenity

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Google+center_img Previous articleDonegal League player banned for two yearsNext articleGildernew takes final seat in NI News Highland AudioHomepage BannerNews The owners of a not for profit accessible holiday cabin in Culdaff have told councillors in Inishowen that with financial support, they could build a second facility and double their capacity.The Hoist Away cabin was developed Una McGinley and her wife Patricia Strain, who has MS.They developed a cabin which has a hoist, airflow mattresses, a shower trolley and other facilities, offering holidays to people with disabilitiesThis week, Una Mc Ginley told members of the Inishowen Municipal District that a second cabin could be developed for €100,000. She said if the council could help them secure €30,000, they could have it up and running in a matter of months………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Hoistaway.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Pic – Una Mc Ginley demonstrates the hoist with the help of Cllr Rena Donaghey By News Highland – December 13, 2019 DL Debate – 24/05/21 ‘Hoist Away’ owners seek support to expand Culdaff amenity News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Twitterlast_img read more

13 children of firefighters who died in 9/11 graduate from FDNY training academy

first_imgVEX Collective/iStock(NEW YORK) — The newest class of New York City firefighters includes a group following tracks laid by their parents 18 years ago.Of the 301 probationary firefighters who graduated Tuesday from the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) training academy, 13 are children of firefighters who died at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Six are sons of firefighters or police officers who died of 9/11-related illnesses.“They are honoring their fallen loved ones,” Fire Commissioner Dan Nigro said. “They are continuing their family’s legacy of service and they are making all of us immensely proud.”There had never been a probationary class filled with as many children of 9/11 victims, Nigro said.“These legacies are no longer children dreaming of the careers their fathers loved and of serving in the world’s greatest fire department,” Nigro said. “Today, they fully achieved their dreams.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

A 308-year record of climate variability in West Antarctica

first_imgWe present a new stable isotope record from Ellsworth Land which provides a valuable 308-year record (1702-2009) of climate variability from coastal West Antarctica. Climate variability at this site is strongly forced by sea surface temperatures (SSTs) and atmospheric pressure in the tropical Pacific and related to local sea ice conditions. The record shows that this region has warmed since the late 1950s, at a similar magnitude to that observed in the Antarctic Peninsula and central West Antarctica, however, this warming trend is not unique. More dramatic isotopic warming (and cooling) trends occurred in the mid-19th and 18th centuries, suggesting that at present the effect of anthropogenic climate drivers at this location has not exceeded the natural range of climate variability in the context of the past ~300 years.last_img read more

New models of North West European Holocene palaeogeography and inundation

first_imgThis paper presents new 500 year interval palaeogeographic models for Britain, Ireland and the North West French coast from 11000 cal. BP to present. These models are used to calculate the varying rates of inundation for different geographical zones over the study period. This allows for consideration of the differential impact that Holocene sea-level rise had across space and time, and on past societies. In turn, consideration of the limitations of the models helps to foreground profitable areas for future research.last_img read more