A different landscape for housing in county Limerick

first_imgNewsLocal NewsA different landscape for housing in county LimerickBy admin – March 22, 2012 605 Print Email Previous articleNew look to the A5 and S5 series from AudiNext articleUlster Bank League Weekend Previews 24/3/12 admin Twitter Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp THE Minister of State for Housing has told a meeting of Limerick County Council that the country is in “a very different landscape” than it was in recent years as there is no longer money available for building. “We need to make provisions for the future that will sustain our communities”, Junior Minister Jan O’Sullivan, told a meeting of the housing and planning SPC’s (Strategic Policy Committees). She said that opportunities as well as constraints were being made available during the current climate.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “There are no longer huge numbers of planning applications being made so we need to set a good example to the rest of the country in sustainable planning.“I’m aware that the retail planning guidelines are ready to launch, particularly relating to protecting retail in city centres and we are putting a structure in place for planning so that local authorities will have a level of flexibility”.Speaking about the proposal to move the responsibility for rent supplements to local authorities, from the Department of Social Protection, Minister O’Sullivan said it would have to be done with care.“We’re trying to encourage councils to work with tenants so they don’t have anti-social behaviour problems and we will ensure that local authority houses are brought up to a standard to be re-let”.She added that the RAS (Rental Accommodation Scheme) is working well and gives people means to pay rent while also using the housing supply well.Concern was raised by Cllr James Collins FF in relation to the taking over of rent supplements by the council.“We all know of issues with anti-social behaviour and rent not being paid.“Our housing department is already stretched to the limit; I question whether we have the resources to manage this”. Linkedin Advertisementlast_img read more

Kinky elected Union President

first_imgJames Kingston has been elected President of the Oxford Union for Michelmas term.Kingston, who held the position of Librarian this term and Treasurer in Michelmas 2009, gained 669 votes, beating Ash Sanga’s 521.The Librarian’s seat will be filled next term by Will Chamberlain of Lincoln College, who was voted in with 739 votes. Secretary was won by Zara McGlone of Trinity, while the position of Treasuer-elect will go to Poppy Simister of Christchurch. Standing Committee for Trinity Term will consist of, in order of votes, Hasan Ali, Jack Sennett, Jocky McLean, Ben Ruddle and Ben Lewy.last_img read more

F-M ice hockey goes 1-1 on Albany trip; CBA/J-D blanked by Clinton

first_imgBen Hammond and Spencer Sansenbury each earned two assists, with Denton, Colin Debejian and Jason Tedeschi getting one assist apiece.Shen nearly matched the Hornets’ pace, but trailing by one in the third period, the Plainsmen couldn’t get a shot past Jake Johnston, the F-M goalie finishing the night with 26 saves.Now the Hornets had a chance to sweep the weekend when it went up against Saratoga Springs a day later. Off to a 1-3 start, the Fayetteville-Manlius ice hockey team sought to build some confidence through its trip to the Albany area in the weekend before the holiday break.Up against Shenendehowa last Friday night, the Hornets fought hard and defeated the Plainsmen 4-3, combining a potent attack with some clutch defensive play.All of the goals were secored in the first two periods. F-M saw John Manzi convert twice, helped by goals from Jackson Denton and Will Duncanson. This was not as successful, though as the Blue Streaks prevailed 4-1, bolting out to a 4-0 lead through two periods before Denton scored in the third period, assisted by Sasenbury. In goal, Johnston recorded 20 saves.This leaves F-M at 2-4 overall heading into another set of back-to-back games the following weekend in the Clinton Tournament.As for CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt, it had its own game at Clinton Arena last Friday, but the Brothers were unable to get on the board in a 3-0 defeat to the Warriors.Under attack most of the way, CBA/J-D goaltender Manuel Pineda made 38 saves. Yet he allowed two goals to Ethan Carr and another to Corbin Melie as all of the Brothers’ 18 shots were stopped by Dan Frank.Just like F-M, the Brothers plays twice on the last weekend of 2019, taking on Albany CBA and then having a game against Canisius, from Buffalo.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Tags: CBA/J-DF-Mice hockeylast_img read more