Clonmacken residents opposed to Council housing plan

first_imgTechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! WhatsApp Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Willie O’Dea TD, Fianna Fáil.Picture: Keith WisemanRESIDENTS in Clonmacken have raised concerns about Limerick City and County Council’s proposal to construct social housing at the site.The proposed development will consist of 43 residential units consisting of 23 two-storey units and a three-storey block comprising 20 units. The scheme proposes three one-bedroom units, 19 two-bedroom units, 17 three-bedroom units and four four-bedroom units. The dwelling types consist of 17 houses and 26 apartments/ duplexes.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Fianna Fail TD Willie O’Dea said he can think of many Limerick City and County Council owned sites, which would be infinitely more suitable for housing than the proposed site at Clonmacken.“I organised a meeting between local residents and Council officials last week where many concerns were raised by the residents. They have concerns over the development lacking a proper mix of houses and becoming a ghetto in the future. They feel that the proposed development lacks the kind of facilities and connectivity to services that a social housing scheme should have,” O’Dea explained.Chairperson of Clonmacken Residents Association, Pat O’Neill, who attended the meeting with Council officials, said residents feel its not a proper location as it stands totally isolated within a floodplain with no amenities within walking distance.“People of the area would welcome a proper housing development of mixed use of affordable and social housing. Local residents strongly oppose any development of just a stand-alone isolated site with just social housing,” Mr O’Neill said.“If history tells us anything, it does not work and we have seen by the councils very own actions that they too know it doesn’t work to isolate social housing and that the only way forward is integration.“Furthermore, the local amenity that is the river walk/cycle/run will be taken away with this proposal. This will impact on a lot of people and they will not want to lose this. Finally, this will be a social housing scheme with no amenities which in itself can lead to anti-social behaviour.”There was no response from Limerick City and County Council at the time of going to print.Read more housing stories here. Email Linkedin Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Printcenter_img Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Advertisement Twitter NewsHousingClonmacken residents opposed to Council housing planBy Alan Jacques – August 7, 2018 3483 Thefts of catalytic converters on the rise #crimeprevention Limerick on Covid watch list TAGSClonmackenLimerick CityLimerick City and County Previous articleThe Irish women’s Hockey side and Limerick’s Roisin Upton capture the heart of a nationNext articleGardaí appeal for witnesses to road traffic collision in Kilrush, Co Clare Alan Jacques last_img read more

Hughes slams Atkinson performance

first_imgStoke boss Mark Hughes hit out at referee Martin Atkinson after being sent to the stands as his nine men succumbed to a 5-1 drubbing at Newcastle. Hughes was particularly unhappy with Whelan’s treatment on an afternoon when little went right for his team. He said: “He booked Glenn Whelan, so he is saying, for kicking the ball away. Well, I didn’t hear the whistle, Glenn Whelan certainly didn’t hear the whistle, Cabaye didn’t hear the whistle because he carried on and went over the top on Glenn Whelan. That’s why he reacted. “The only person who knew, apparently, that the whistle had been blown was the referee, so he is saying he has kicked the ball away while play was still continuing, in my view. “An experienced referee, you expect them to understand the emotion of the game. Glenn made another challenge, which was an innocuous challenge, in my view. “Cabaye didn’t do him any favours and went down too easily, but Martin Atkinson is an experienced referee and he should read that. “In my view, he was too ready to give a second yellow.” Stoke, who were leading through Oussama Assaidi’s superb 29th-minute strike, were also aggrieved not to be awarded a penalty of their own for handball against Mike Williamson when the Magpies broke and levelled through Remy, who had failed to convert from the spot seconds earlier. In addition, Hatem Ben Arfa looked to have run the ball out of play before he set up Yoan Gouffran’s 48th-minute strike, and further goals from Remy, Cabaye and substitute Papiss Cisse, who scored his first Barclays Premier League goal since April, completed what became a rout. Manager Alan Pardew said: “It was a funny afternoon. It wasn’t a funny afternoon after 35 minutes or whatever because the change we made wasn’t quite working out for us and Stoke had a good foothold in the game. “We were struggling to get any rhythm to our play and if I am honest, I was just waiting to get to half-time. “Then in the second half, I asked the team to be clinical, to move the ball quickly, and it couldn’t have gone any better. We were very, very good in the second half. “I thought the Stoke players, all nine of them, conducted themselves very, very well considering the pressure of having to play against what we had on the pitch at that time.” The Welshman was ordered from the dug-out after he reacted in fury to the dismissal of midfielder Glenn Whelan, and he was still making his way to his new vantage point when defender Marc Wilson followed inside three dreadful first-half minutes at St James’ Park with the visitors leading 1-0. Whelan picked up two yellow cards, the first for kicking the ball away and clashing with Yohan Cabaye after being penalised for a foul on Moussa Sissoko, and the second for a foul on Cabaye. Wilson followed in short order for hauling down Loic Remy inside the box and although keeper Thomas Sorensen saved the resulting spot-kick, the writing was on the wall for the Potters. Asked if it had simply been one of those days, Hughes said: “One of those days? For certain individuals, I think. I think the referee needs to look at his performance. “From one of our arguably most senior referees, I was absolutely dismayed by his performance, to be perfectly honest. “Up to the point where the first sending-off was given, I thought we were totally in control of the game. “We were 1-0 to the good, Newcastle were finding it very difficult to really have an impact on the game. “We were very much in control of the game and then the referee makes a couple of decisions which change the course of the game. “We all say, managers, players, everybody, that you just want the referees to make decisions that are correct and make the key decisions that don’t have a direct impact on the result. “Unfortunately, some of Martin’s decisions today had a direct impact on the result.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Access Bank Makes Extra Donation to UNICEF, Takes Charity Shield to…

first_imgGMD/CEO, Access Bank, Herbert Wigwe (2nd right) and the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II (3rd right) presenting the Access Bank Charity Cup to the Captains of the two teams that played final of the Access Bank Cup, Babangida Hassan (4th left) and Adamu Atta (right), at the Guards Polo ground in Windsor, United Kingdom…last weekendAs part of its continued support of UNICEF, Access Bank Group, along with 5th Chukker, hosted the ‘Access Bank Polo Day’ at the Guards Polo Club, Windsor, United Kingdom last SaturdayThe annual event is the climax to the high-profile Access Bank/UNICEF Charity Shield Polo tournament, which is in its ninth year and is aimed at reaching out to and highlighting the plight of vulnerable children and orphans and internationally displaced persons. Based in Kaduna, it is the biggest charity polo tournament in Africa and stimulates support for the work of the UNICEF and Access Bank initiative across Africa. This year, the bank donated an additional N10million to UNICEF for its campaign against HIV/AIDS among Nigerian children.A new introduction to this year’s was the Emir’s Cup in honour of the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II who was in attendance in Windsor throughout the afternoon. For both polo games of the afternoon, the emir made a ceremonial throw-in to begin each game.The first game for the Emir’s Cup was between local team Delaney, patroned by Damian Duncan, and Keffi Ponies, patroned by Ahmed Wadada.It was a tightly fought game with Diego White for Keffi Ponies scoring the first goal, followed quickly with a return from Damian Duncan for Delaney.By half time the score was at 3-3 but Delaney quickly stormed ahead with a beautiful goal set up by Pite Merlos for Duncan to score taking their lead to 7-4. Keffi ponies came back strongly in the final chukka scoring two goals to take the final score to 7-6, with Delaney winning.For the second game of the afternoon, the Access Bank Charity Cup, guests were treated to something very rare in polo. Not only were all four members on the field of arguably the best polo team in the world, Adolfo Cambiaso’s La Dolfina, but they were also joined by Cambiaso’s son, Poroto (Adolfo Cambiaso Jr) and his daughter Mia Cambiaso.It was a fantastic game, showcasing the incomparable talents of the greats of Pelon Sterling, Pablo Macdonaugh, Juanma Nero and Adolfo. The teams were made up of Adamu Atta playing alongside Mia Cambiaso, Adolfo Cambiaso and Juanma Nero for Access Bank Fifth Chukker and Babangida Hassan alongside Adolfo Cambiaso Jr, Pelon Stirling and Pablo Macdonaugh.There was great team work from both teams, with flashes of brilliance from the young stars. It was another tightly fought game with the final score finishing at 4-4.Group Managing Director, Access Bank Plc, Herbert Wigwe explained the reasons behind the bank’s continued support for the Fifth Chukker UNICEF initiative.“We are conscious of our role as a change agent in Nigeria that can help institute socio-economic development through responsible business practice and environmental considerations,” he said. “In addition, we are continually seeking ways through which more resources can be pooled towards supporting the children. We are part of the community and as such should support its wellbeing.”Emir of Kano, Sanusi II, made the prize giving to the teams to bring an end to a very successful day for Access Bank and Fifth Chukker, at one of the most beautiful polo clubs in the world.Since the UNICEF/Access Bank initiative started, it has rebuilt two schools in Kaduna and, kept more than 8000 students in continuous education, while at the same time developing new school blocks and a computer literacy building all in a more secure and friendly school environment.The communities surrounding the schools are being supported with bore-holes for water, and sewing and grinding machines to secure employment and stimulate economic and social development.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Sky Bet and Fast Withdrawals allows customers access to immediate payments

first_img Share Customers of Sky Betting & Gaming and Barclays are the first ever to have money paid out to their cards immediately, thanks to the world-first innovation for winnings, Fast Withdrawals.The company has worked to fundamentally transform the existing 2-5 day wait that customers experience when withdrawing their winnings, with Fast Withdrawals taking just a matter of seconds.Head of Payments, Andy Sacre, who also led on the introduction of Apple Pay back in August 2016, said: “We’re really pleased to deliver a product that allows customers to access winnings quickly and securely. Slow withdrawal times is a key grievance for our customers and always ranks highly on industry research on what matters most to customers. It’s a first step in what we expect to be an exciting period ahead for us.”Sacre adds: “In today’s fast-paced payments space, we needed to close the gap on how long it took banks to credit winnings to customers. We put the customer first when coming up with the idea and it’s a great step forward in trying to solve what’s been an age old problem for our industry and in the wider FinTech space. The feedback from our customers has already been overwhelmingly positive.” Submit DCMS demands further ‘proactive steps’ to protect punters during lockdown April 21, 2020 Share UKGC – Credit ban applies across all technology verticals June 10, 2020 Related Articles Revolut suspends all UK gambling payments April 17, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more