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Condell Road development not the answer to housing crisis

first_imgLimerick on Covid watch list Advertisement TAGSLimerick City and CountyNewspolitics Facebook Linkedin Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow WhatsAppcenter_img TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Print Condell Road housing development, Pat O’Neill pictured at the proposed site by Limerick City and County Council for 43 Housing Units. Picture: Keith WisemanA standalone housing scheme on the outskirts of Limerick city with “no proper infrastructure and no facilities” will not work.That’s according to community activist Pat O’Neill who says there has been a huge outcry over the proposed housing scheme development on the Condell Road with 50 objections lodged, including one from Clonmacken Residents Association.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Pat, who represents the residents’ group, has coordinated meetings between residents and councillors following local concern over the proposed development.One of the main objections from the people of the Northside to this 43-unit social housing scheme, he explained, is the location of the development.He claims there are no facilities convenient to the proposed site and that it is “isolated and situated on a flood plain with no metropolitan bus stop nearby and no provision for one either as part of the proposal”.“We rallied together to challenge this knee-jerk idea of the council officials. If history tells us anything is that a sole housing scheme with no proper infrastructure and no facilities will not work.“Everything is wrong with this proposed development. We want to learn from the mistakes of the past. We welcome a new housing scheme for the area but not as a knee-jerk reaction to the current housing crisis. Let’s do it right and proper so that everyone stands to benefit,” he declared.A spokesman for Limerick City and County Council said it was incorrect to say that the houses would be built in a flood zone as the planned location was not subject to flooding.The site of the proposed development is located approximately 800 metres, around a ten-minute walk to the Jetland retail hub area, which is serviced by public transport.“The Council believes it is important to ensure that the future residents of this development have adequate social and community infrastructure within a reasonable walking distance of their homes.“The general area is a location of planned future development with an existing permission on adjoining lands for around 400 new housing units to be developed by commercial entities. New bus routes tend to follow demand, and as the population in this area increases, public transport links to the city may be developed by Bus Eireann,” the spokesman added. Email Previous articleDundalk earn hard fought win over a spirited Limerick FC teamNext articleLimerick to be first void free city in Ireland Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsHousingCondell Road development not the answer to housing crisisBy Alan Jacques – September 1, 2018 4224 Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon?last_img read more

Lakers fall to Minnesota Timberwolves

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error MINNEAPOLIS >> With their playoff fortunes nearly impossible and their injury list growing by the day, the Lakers’ trio of returning healthy point guards became the equivalent of musicians performing on the sinking Titanic.They may have brought better offensive rhythm and added more depth to a depleting roster. But it doesn’t change the Lakers’ circumstances. Their 109-99 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday at Target Center marked the Lakers’ seventh consecutive loss, their largest losing streak of the season. The Lakers (16-32) also suffered another rash of injuries in just one game.The Lakers earlier learned Pau Gasol will stay sidelined for at least two weeks because of a strained right groin. Kobe Bryant and Xavier Henry won’t return from a fractured left knee and bruised right knee, respectively, for at least another two weeks. But Lakers lost more bodies in bizarre ways. The only positive element entailed Nash, whoe back felt strong enough to throw an alley-opp lob to Wesley Johnson and fight through screens. After cosnidering limiting Nash to 5- to 8-minute bursts to open each half, Nash, who likened his first game since missing the previous 39 as a rookie debut, finished with seven points and nine assists and reported his back feeling the strongest it has all season. “I feel selfish that we lost, but I felt great just to play in the NBA again and be with my teammates,” said Nash, who will sit out tonight in Cleveland for precautionary reasons. “The game didn’t go as hope. But it’s pretty cool to be out there.”That didn’t solve the Lakers’ woes, though.The Lakers had no answer Kevin Martin (32 points) and Kevin Love (his 31 points and 17 rebounds marked his 25th game he posted at least 30 points and 15 rebunds, breaking Kevin Garnett’s franchise record). One fan, perhaps mindful Love can could leave Minnesota in 2015 via free agency, pleaded, “Don’t leave Kevin. Don’t leave!”The Lakers can only hope Love, a former UCLA standout, dons purple and gold. That’s because the Lakers have no answer to stop the persisting losing.“Maybe we were feeling sorry for themselves or for seeing their buddies go down,” D’Antoni said. “But there’s no excuse. It can’t happen.”center_img Guard Jodie Meeks left nearly 90 seconds into the game because of a sprained right ankle and won’t play tonight in Cleveland or Friday in Philadelphia. After accidentally bumping heads with Lakers center Chris Kaman, forward Jordan Hill headed toward the locker room with a headache and cervical strain. He will see a doctor today to ensure he didn’t receive a concussion. Hill didn’t talk to reporters but walked around the locker room clearly frazzled. Meanwhile, Steve Blake’s first game since nursing a hyperextended right elbow for two months featured plenty of feistiness and playmaking, including six assists. But he also ruptured his right eardrum after after colliding into Minnesota forward Dante Cunningham. Blake still will travel with the Lakers for today’s game in Cleveland and will see an ear, throat and nost specialist.“It doesn’t hurt,” Blake said, “but everything sounds funny.”The Lakers’ woes aren’t funny though. Plenty has changed since the Lakers beat Minnesota Dec. 20, providing hope they could stay above water in the first game without Bryant because of his knee injury. The Lakers have gone 3-21 since and conceded at least 100 points for 15 consecutive games. “We didn’t compete in the first half,” Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni said. “We’re not good enough to spot them a half. Hopefully we learn from that.”last_img read more