Month: June 2021

Canal report fails to answer questions

first_imgFacebook EU funding diverted elsewhere when work not carried outTHE expectation that the canal would be restored to enable a recommencement of boating, fishing activity and the likelihood of operating a water bus from the entrance on Clare Street out to the University of Limerick campus, has yet to materialise. Now, an updated report produced by City Hall officials, Kieran Reeves, senior executive planner and Pat Eyres, senior executive engineer, has been presented to members of city council’s Environment Committee.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The initial funding for the restoration project was sourced from the EU under the Water in Historic City Centres initiative, which was a joint project with Shannon Development, and it secured a capital investment of €1,126,300.Officially launched by Pat Cox, then President of the European Parliament, the total budget was €1.436 million.The initial plans included a clean up and restoration of the canal banks, with new walkways, and cycle tracks, quality lighting and high grade street furniture – the objective being to create an attractive leisure area for the people of Limerick and a desirable walking area for visitors.The project failed to materialise, with the result that various councillors consistently called for action from Waterways Ireland and the council to take measures to rectify the stagnation that was preventing the natural flow of water and thus impeding boating activity.Councillors denounced the canal as a failed project “worse than it had been before work commenced,” and repeatedly called for professional accountability.They invited Waterways Ireland to City Hall for detailed explanation.In their report, just issued, Mr Eyres and Mr Reeves confirm that the main elements of the contract included the following: The dredging of the canal to make it navigable from the Abbey River in the city centre to the Shannon, towards UL: Cleaning of both banks along the length of the canal: 16,000 cubic metres of soil removed: New cobble stones, dedicated pedestrian and cycle paths, new landscaping areas, both hard surface and soft landscaping areas and tree planting: Provision of public lighting and such street furniture as fishing stands, seating, litter bins.However, as pointed out by Mr Reeves, the removal of the weir and the installation of the lock gates were excluded from the tender as it was hoped that Waterways Ireland would provide these as a contribution to the scheme.“While doing the works in the section between the railway bridge and the river Shannon, it was found that the slopes of the canal bank would require stabilisation if deepening of the canal was to proceed.“This was estimated to cost an additional €1m, which was not available within the budget.Stabilisation works consisting largely of reprofiling of the banks were carried out to prevent further deterioration, at a cost of €149,986.In addition, a watermain located in the bed of the canal was found not to be at the depth expected and would have to be relocated to make the canal navigable.However, the destabilisation of the upper portion of the canal had rendered it impossible to navigate and it was decided not to relocate the watermain.The report states that in 2006, Waterways Ireland confirmed its willingness to install the lock gates as part of the scheme.However, the issues of the stabilisation of the banks and the location of the watermain meant that the gates were not installed in 2006, and subsequently the funding was diverted elsewhere.Cllr Gilligan said: “It is unfair that the council has to carry the can for Waterways Ireland on this”. NewsLocal NewsCanal report fails to answer questionsBy admin – April 13, 2011 624 WhatsApp Twitter Emailcenter_img Linkedin Advertisement Print Previous articleAlan Quinlan retires from RugbyNext articleMark (26) in peak form to to conquer Everest adminlast_img read more

Coca Cola Zero bikes coming to Limerick

first_img TAGSbikesCoca Cola Zero BikescyclingFrank O’DonnellTransport Only re-integration will solve Shannon Airport crisis RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Public opinion gridlocked over new city traffic measures THE Coca Cola Zero Bikes scheme will come to Limerick on Monday December 8, the second stage of a three-pronged campaign which also takes in Galway and Cork on separate dates.As part of the scheme, 215 bicycles will be available to hire from 23 locations across the city, ranging from King John’s Castle to Mary Immaculate College and O’Callaghan Strand to St John’s Cathedral.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Bikes can be hired from any of these locations once customers are given a combination code to unlock their bike, which they can use for their desired length of time before returning to a specified location.The scheme is being made possible following an agreement by Coca Cola Ireland to partner with the Department of Transport, the National Transport Authority (NTA) and the cities involved and will be known as Coca-Cola Zero Bikes. Through the partnership agreement, Coca-Cola Ireland will invest €3million over five years in the project, supporting the operation of the bikes.Frank O’Donnell, General Manager of Coca Cola HBC Ireland and Northern Ireland, said: “We are delighted to be in a position to help bring the Coca Cola Zero Bikes Scheme to Limerick. Our investment in Coca Cola Zero Bikes is part of our wider commitment to help encourage active healthy lifestyles and we hope this scheme will enable more people integrate cycling into their everyday lives, with the option of a healthier and happier commute.”The NTA is calling on the people of Limerick to pre-register on www.bikeshare.ie so that the bikes can be availed of as soon as they are live on the streets.Customers who pre-register will get a 50 per cent discount, receiving a special offer of €5 for annual subscription.  This special offer extends to the end of 2014. When a customer registers for an annual subscription, they will receive a Welcome Pack in the post containing details of the scheme and a subscription card. NewsLocal NewsCoca Cola Zero bikes coming to LimerickBy Liam Togher – November 11, 2014 1541 Twitter Facebook Cabinet discuss potential €200m Limerick suburban rail line Printcenter_img Previous articleFree Shannon new duty free takes flightNext articleLimerick ‘Business thru the ages’ competition launched Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing. Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Limerick’s Oisin O’Callaghan Claims World Title In Salzburg WhatsApp Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Advertisement Email Linkedinlast_img read more

Lisa’s Lights

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Email TAGSArdscoil MhuireKatie WhelanlimerickLisa’s Lights Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin WhatsApp ARDSCOIL Mhuire in Corbally will host a garden fete this Sunday, May 10 from 2 to 4pm to raise funds for the Lisa’s Lights campaign. Katie Whelan, a Leaving Cert student in Ardscoil Mhuire, brought the project to fruition with light boxes erected on Thomond Bridge in the city. Monies raised from this weekend’s garden fete at the school hall will be used to fund the manufacture of light boxes and for further projects in awareness raising. Admission is €2.center_img Twitter Previous article469 Limerick lives lost to heart disease every yearNext articleNew trail showcases Lough Derg’s natural heritage Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival NewsLocal NewsLisa’s LightsBy Alan Jacques – May 8, 2015 876 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

€107 500 awarded to brother and sister injured in Limerick crash

first_imgNews€107 500 awarded to brother and sister injured in Limerick crashBy Staff Reporter – February 26, 2016 1035 MIC Societies scoop four Board of Irish College Societies national awards Limerick Post Show shines at Digital Media Awards Previous article116 candidates take stand on military use of Shannon AirportNext articleDream indie line-up: Seoda Shows is three Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Children’s Hospital overspend impacting on most vulnerable Linkedin TAGSawardchildrencrashhigh courtinjuredJustice Brian McGovernlimerick Education and Training Board serves up award winning standards Email Advertisementcenter_img Adare Manor named on Condé Nast Traveler’s 2020 Gold List Facebook Twitter Print Mr Justice Brian McGovernAndrew [email protected] children injured in a Limerick car crash in June 2012 have been awarded €107,500 in High Court damages after their father expressed concerns over their condition more than three and half years after the accident.The West African father-of-two who has lived with his family in County Limerick for a number of years was giving evidence to Mr Justice Brian McGovern at the High Court in Limerick last week.The court had been told that Axa Insurance had made “substantial offers” to his 11-year-old son and nine-year-old daughter.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up As a result of the accident, the two children suffered serious injuries to their back and neck with the young girl suffering the more serious of injuries as the side of her nose was crushed.Expressing his concern over the condition of his children, the man said that he wanted to rule out all possible neurological injuries and was not fully convinced that his children would make a full recovery.He said that his daughter still had breathing difficulties and may require reconstructive surgery when she is 16 while the boy still suffers psychologically and is afraid to travel in cars.The man, who himself was severely injured in the accident and has difficulty standing, said his daughter gets headaches and would often “have blood just dripping from her nose”.Scans carried out on the children earlier this year revealed that there was “no structural or organic damage to the girl’s brain” and that “residual issues” for both would resolve in time.Mr Justice McGovern said that given the experience of the legal practitioners, the medical staff and their reports, together with his own experience at the bench and previously as a counsel acting for litigants in personal injury cases, he would approve the offers before the court.The young boy was awarded €42,500, €500 of which was paid out to replace a computer damaged in the crash while an award of €65,000 was approved for his sister, who had suffered more serious injuries. A similar payout of €500 was granted for her benefit with the remaining balances to be held in trust until both reach 18.A personal injury claim made by their father is to be heard before the High Court in April. WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Top employer award for Limerick engineering grouplast_img read more

Big increase in Limerick Covid cases

first_img Previous articleCity protests over sealing of Mother and Baby home recordsNext articleFoul play ruled out after body found in city 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. THE NUMBER of cases of Covid-19 in some areas of Limerick have more than tripled, according latest figures from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.Meanwhile the Central Statistics Office (CSO) has reported  ten deaths and 1,545 confirmed cases in the city and county between February 28 and October 16.Those worst hit are people who live in what are considered socially deprived areas, according to the CSO.Half of Limerick’s electoral areas have been affected, according to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre figures.There have been 600 cases of the virus reported across city and county in the last two weeks, with the overall incidence rate now standing at 300 per 1,000 head of population.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The highest incidence was in the Adare/Rathkeale electoral area where the incidence was doubled to 442 per 1,000 head of pollution.As of 8pm on Tuesday, the HSE reported that there were 19 confirmed cases and seven suspected cases being cared for at University Hospital Limerick (UHL).One of those hospitalised is being treated in intensive care and the hospital currently has two critical care beds and two general hospital beds free.There were 90 cases of Covid confirmed in Limerick over the last two weeks compared to just 21 between September 23 and October 5. Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Print WhatsApp ‘Everything tells us we are moving forward’ Advertisement Covid antibody testing opens to public at Shannon Airport center_img Institute of Public Health addresses loneliness as a challenge to national health in light of Covid-19 restrictions NewsHealthBig increase in Limerick Covid casesBy Bernie English – October 29, 2020 3299 Mass COVID testing to take place at University of Limerick following fresh outbreak of virus among student population Facebook TAGSCovid 19 Linkedin Government announces phased easing of public health restrictions Here is my bulls*it avoidance toolkit – Treat every day like it is April Fool’s Day! #AnnSteveTalk re-edit on vaccines, disinformation on Covid-19 and…last_img read more

ACEC Daddy Daughter Dance

first_img Facebook By admin – January 25, 2018 Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest ACECThe Antioch Christian Education Center, 4040 Maple Ave., has scheduled a Daddy Daughter Dance from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday.The event will include dancing, desserts and pictures.All ACEC fathers and grandfathers are invited to accompany their daughters or older/younger daughter who is not currently enrolled at ACEC.The cost is $10 per event ticket (good for 1 adult/1 child) or $5 for each additional ticket. ACEC Daddy Daughter Dance Twitter Previous articleReception and fundraiser set for JP candidateNext articleMuseum to host Community Art Day admin WhatsApp Local News Twitter Pinterestlast_img read more

McDonald released from jail

first_img WhatsApp Local News Facebook Previous coverageCBS7 reported Friday 23-year-old Grace McDonald, a woman charged with killing her adoptive parents in 2016, has bonded out of jail.McDonald’s bond was reduced from more than $2 million to $200,000 on Friday when she posted out of jail, records show. The judge’s decision to reduce her bond came after discussion during a pre-trial hearing last week.Bond conditions include an 8 p.m. curfew, an order to only live with a specific family in Ector County, and she must not injure herself or others. Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp CBS 7 logo center_img McDonald released from jail Twitter Pinterest By admin – February 3, 2018 Facebook Previous articleECISD not considering closing due to fluNext articleELDER: The great s—-hole hypocrisy adminlast_img read more

New mystery book takes place in Odessa

first_img Twitter New mystery book takes place in Odessa Local News Shelton Williams  Twitter Facebook By admin – February 9, 2018 Facebookcenter_img Pre-order the book hereMurder, Mexican gangs and Boston mobsters will all be featured in an upcoming book by Shelton Williams that takes place in Odessa, which Williams said is as much of a character in the book as any other.The fictional book, “Covey Jencks,” follows the eponymous main character on his return after a stint at a Washington D.C. law firm. Jencks is coming back to Odessa to solve the 1979 murder of a black employee at his family’s business. The book will also feature scenes in North Texas and Mexico as well.Williams himself is an Odessa native, now living in Washington D.C. and serving as president of the Osgood Center for International Studies, but he still sees himself as an Odessan.“I just see it as a fascinating place,” Williams said about Odessa. “And the characters are so large that you have to consider writing about Odessa even if you don’t know anything about it.”Growing up there in the ‘50s and early ‘60s, Williams said there were tons of people moving into Odessa, which brought along a lot of characters to the town.“Everything was sort of magnified, good and bad, and that carried with me,” he said. “I see West Texans themselves as storytellers, and I consider myself a West Texan, and so I identify.”Williams speculated that the reason so many West Texans are storytellers is because it’s generally a substantial tradition in the Texas oil industry.“People who gravitated to West Texas primarily to exploit the bounty of oil were fast talkers,” he said. “They lost a job in Missouri and find a job in Odessa, and maybe didn’t tell the same story about themselves in the same places.”Since he had moved to Odessa from California when he was in the third grade, he had always known Odessans to be talkers. Since he went by Shelly himself, what he said was a girl’s name, he said he developed a sense of humor quickly to get out of teasing and bullying.If the sales of “Covey Jencks” do well, Williams said he would like to turn the book into a series, telling more stories in the Permian Basin.“The thing I like about ‘Covey’ is you can go into it with ‘what does this guy have to say about us now,’” he said. “I still have family that works in the oil field there, so I know that there’s some interesting people and funny people and messed up people, and I think they make for good storytelling.”Williams previously wrote a true crime book also taking place in Odessa, “Washed in the Blood,” which details the 1961 murder of his cousin, Betty Williams. That story was later retold on Investigation Discovery’s series “A Crime to Remember,” which will be replayed on Investigation Discovery at 8 p.m. Saturday.“Covey Jencks” will be published Saturday, and is available for pre-order on Amazon. WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleSweethearts dinner and danceNext articleAlpine celebrates St. Valentine’s adminlast_img read more

Affidavit details indecency with minor

first_img Pinterest By admin – May 2, 2018 Francisco Rodriguez A probable cause affidavit detailed the reported solicitation and inappropriate touching of a 12-year-old girl by a man who was arrested Sunday.The OPD was first told of the accusations last December by the father of the victim, the affidavit stated. The father told police his daughter told him a family member had committed indecent acts toward her and solicited her for sex.He told police he had noticed a change in behavior in the victim, but she never told him what the suspect, 29-year-old Francisco Rodriguez III, was doing to her until the day of the incident, the report stated.Photos were taken of the text messages between Rodriguez and the victim, the affidavit detailed, as well as photos Francisco reportedly sent the victim, exposing himself to her.Officers interviewed the victim at a later date, the affidavit detailed, and she told police incidents had been going on for around two years, telling them that Rodriguez had fondled her breasts on one occasion and sent her several text messages telling her he wanted to have sex with her, and wanted her to perform oral sex on him.The victim further told police Rodriguez had sent her photos of his genitals and requested she send him nude photos of herself, the document stated.OPD charged Rodriguez Sunday with online solicitation of a minor under 14, and indecency with a child sexual contact, second-degree felonies.Jail records show Rodriguez was taken to the Ector County Detention Center Sunday and has two bonds totaling $100,000. Previous articleDAILY OIL PRICE: May 2Next articleEctor Theatre costs soar; venue could be torn down admin Affidavit details indecency with minor Pinterest Facebook Twitter Local NewsCrime Facebook WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more

OPD searching for H-E-B thief

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp By admin – May 30, 2018 Police are asking for anyone with information in reference to the identity of the suspect shown above is encouraged to contact Detective L. Gonzales at 432-335-3345 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and reference Case #18-14281. Police are searching for an unknown suspect who stole around $159 worth of merchandise from H-E-B.The theft was reported around 1:03 p.m. April 2 at H-E-B, 2501 W. University Blvd.An Odessa Police Department news release stated an unknown man took around $159 worth of merchandise from the store and left without paying.Photos of the suspect can be found at odessapd.com or on OPD’s Facebook page.Police are asking anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect to call Detective L. Gonzalez at 432-335-3345 or Odessa Crime Stoppers and reference case No. 18-14281. OPD searching for H-E-B thief Previous articleH-E-B issues ice cream and sherbet recallNext articleSix teens charged with nine shootings admin Local NewsCrime Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitterlast_img read more