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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

Sabic opens new office in South Africa

first_img22 September 2010 Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic), one of the world’s top six petrochemical companies, has opened a new office in Cape Town, both to strengthen its business in South Africa and to improve its sales performance in the southern African region. Monday’s opening was attended by Sabic chairman Prince Saud bin Abdullah bin Thunayan Al-Saud, Sabic CEO Mohamed Al-Mady, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait ambassadors to South Africa, and senior South African government officials. The opening of the new office was “a clear reflection of the national, regional and global market’s growing importance as consumers of chemicals, polymers and fertilizers,” Prince Saud said. “This new facility will not only strengthen Sabic’s existing business relationships in South Africa, but will also improve the company’s sales performance in neighbouring countries.” “We are not new to this market,” Prince Saud added, “and have serviced customers here for over a decade. We are confident that, based on our reputation as well as on the first-class infrastructure and banking institutions in South Africa, we will see increasing use of our products by local businesses.” Al-Mady said the new facility demonstrated Sabic’s faith in the future growth prospects of South Africa and the entire sub-Saharan region. “Moreover, this new office will be the perfect complement to our storage and distribution centre which already exists in Durban. The Cape Town office launch is a logical step forward for Sabic, and ideally positions us to take the sales of chemicals, polymers and fertilizers to a whole new level in the region.” Western Cape MEC for Finance and Economic Development Alan Winde said the new facility would attract more investments into the province. “By putting systems in place that make it pleasurable to do business here, we will attract the investments we need to drive growth and job creation,” Winde said. “Sabic’s arrival has reinforced this strategy.” SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Calisaan tows San Sebastian to rout of St. Benilde

first_imgView comments Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo ST. BENILDE 71 – Naboa 17, Dixon 15, Leutcheu 12, Pili 8, Sta. Maria 8, San Juan 6, Suarez 3, Castor 2, Domingo 0, Velasco 0.Quarters: 28-21, 51-35, 74-53, 101-71. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Vince Carter biopic to be shown at Toronto film fest Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games “At least for us, we got a good shooting percentage today. St. Benilde is giving us a lot of three-points and we’re making them. That’s the key to our game, that we made our threes,” he said, noting of his side’s 10-of-27 shooting from beyond the arc.Unique Naboa led St. Benilde (2-5) with 17 points, three rebounds, and two assists, while Edward Dixon got 15 markers and seven boards.Clement Leutcheu just missed out on a double-double as he racked 12 points and nine rebounds.The Scores:SAN SEBASTIAN 101 – Calisaan 20, Gayosa 15, Bulanadi 13, David 9, Mercado 8, Calma 8, Navarro 7, Baetiong 6, Capobres 5, Ilagan 4, Costelo 3, Baytan 3, Are 0, Quipse 0, Valdez 0.ADVERTISEMENT San Sebastian leaned on Calisaan’s offensive surge in the fourth quarter, before Kevin Baytan’s trey erected a lead as high as 36, 96-60, late in the game.The lengthy forward dropped 14 of his 20 points in the payoff period, to go with his six rebounds to help the Golden Stags even their slate at 3-3.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAlfren Gayosa added 15 markers, 13 coming in the first half, on top of six boards, while Allyn Bulanadi got 13 points as San Sebastian dominated the lowly Blazers.Coach Egay Macaraya expressed satisfaction with the way his side dominated the game.center_img For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLeaning on Michael Calisaan, San Sebastian finally strung its first winning streak in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament with a 101-71 whacking of St. Benilde Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.With their guns ablaze from the get-go, the Golden Stags showed their full potential on the offensive end, converting 54-percent of their shots from the field and became the first squad to break the century mark this year.ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his sidelast_img read more