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

Four more Sampdoria players test positive for coronavirus

first_imgRelatedPosts Italy introduces compulsory virus testing for travellers from France Nigeria records new COVID-19 infections, more deaths as figures rise to 57,242 I was in best of forms before Tokyo Paralympics was postponed — Powerlifter Ejike Italian Serie A club Sampdoria on Friday said four of its players have tested positive for coronavirus, one day after forward Manolo Gabbiadini was also confirmed to have caught the virus. Sampdoria said the players – Norwegian Morten Thorsby, Swede Albin Ekdal, Gambian Omar Colley and Italian Antonino La Gumina – and team doctor Amedeo Baldari were all doing well. “They are all in good health and in their homes in Genoa,” said the club in a statement. “Sampdoria reiterates that it has immediately applied all the procedures stipulated by the regulations: all club premises are closed, the team, managers and employees potentially involved are in voluntary home isolation,” it added. “Everything will go well. Together we will make it. Stay at home.” Thorsby, Ekdal and Colley have all been regulars this season while La Gumina has made one first-team appearance. Sampdoria’s last game was on Sunday against Verona who have gone into self-isolation. Serie A has been suspended until at least April 3 amid a general ban on sports events in Italy, the European country which has been worst-affected by the coronavirus. Reuters/NAN.Tags: Amedeo BaldariCoronavirusLa GuminaManolo GabbiadiniMorten Thorsbylast_img read more