first_imgMortgage payment break for local authority home loan borrowers will be extended by a further three months Print Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Limerick on Covid watch list Previous articleVOTE An Ríocht for the Public Choice RIAI Architectural Award 2019Next articleFirst directly elected mayor vote could take place in 2021 Alan Jacques Email WhatsApp Linkedin Advertisement NewsJan calls time on “tenements”By Alan Jacques – May 30, 2019 236 center_img Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick county house prices to rise 5% in 2021 TAGSHousingJan O’Sullivan TDLabour PartyLimerick City and Countypolitics Facebook Labour Party Housing spokesperson Jan O’SullivanLIMERICK TD Jan O’Sullivan has called on Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy to rescind apartment guidelines that allow for shared accommodation, which has been labelled “21st-century tenements”.This follows cross-party, and industry, criticism of the plans to build large scale single-bed occupancy units with shared cooking facilities.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up O’Sullivan, Labour’s Housing Spokesperson, takes the view that if the Minister wants to genuinely address his “tone-deaf approach” to housing he must start by withdrawing the planning regulations he introduced that allow for co-living accommodation.“These units are being championed by speculators and developers and will result in cramped living conditions and new lows in standards for public housing. These modern tenements are ludicrous and not a solution to the housing crisis,” Deputy O’Sullivan declared.“I don’t know of anyone who would be excited to live in such a development.”Higher density living,  Jan believes, is the future of housing in Ireland. But she also maintains that Minister Murphy has “no ambition” for quality public housing.“There will be those who will seek apartments over houses for more long term living, especially in cities. But as we move towards this model of housing we still have to protect living standards. Just because someone is living alone, or in a smaller home, does not mean that they should need to be prepared to accept a one bedroom unit without living space or cooking facilities.“We need to solve this crisis by building quality homes in well-serviced communities. Jan went onto say that Labour recognise public housing is an “essential part of the solution to our current crisis”.“That is why we are committed to building 80,000 over five years which could be done for €16 billion if the ambition was there..”In response, a spokesman for the Department of Housing, explained that the guidelines set out policy in relation to a range of apartment types that are needed to meet the accommodation needs of a variety of household types and sizes – including households with children, students, older people and an increasingly mobile workforce.“This form of ‘niche’ development is not envisaged as an alternative or replacement to the more conventional apartment developments which are provided for elsewhere in the guidelines,” he added.Meanwhile, a spokesman for Minister Murphy expressed his disappointment to the Limerick Post “that the Labour Party is joining Sinn Féin in an attempt to cause confusion around CoLiving”.“They are attempting to destroy a concept, successful in other cities, by convincing voters that a planning application, which has not been granted, is Government policy. It’s dishonest. These guidelines were introduced 14 months ago and the Labour Party had no issue with them at that time. CoLiving is actually bringing vibrancy back into Georgian homes in Limerick City and I would urge Jan O’Sullivan to visit the development championed by LDA chairman John Moran and then speak to fact rather than political populism.” Limerick city house prices rise 4.9% as time to sell falls TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type!last_img read more

first_img Share Tweet Share Flag of Haiti. Image via: cia.govPORT AU PRINCE, Haiti — United Nations peacekeepers in Haiti have evacuated hundreds of families from their homes and placed them in temporary shelters as flood waters rise across the country’s south after more than four days of torrential rain.Blue helmets, working with local officials, helped rescue at least 330 families from Les Cayes, Torbeck, Chantal and Arniquet, according to the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).Those rescued join hundreds of others who have sought shelter as rising waters engulf or damage their homes.Several major rivers in the region have overrun their banks and much of downtown Les Cayes is under water, with more rain forecast for later this week.MINUSTAH said it remains on alert to assist authorities across the affected region in case they are need for further rescues or the distribution of aid.The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported on Tuesday that at least two people have been reported missing since the heavy rains began, and there are fears that the floods could lead to fresh outbreaks of cholera.Haiti has been hit hard by cholera over the past year, with nearly 6,500 people dying from the disease. But the death rate had been declining recently before the floods.Caribbean News Now Sharing is caring!center_img 11 Views   no discussions Share NewsRegional Flood waters engulf Haiti’s south by: – October 13, 2011last_img read more

first_img Doyle said: “I was a little concerned at halfway as he must have changed his legs four or five times at that point and he’s a horse that really needs to hear his feet rattle. But he’s very, very tough. “I could hear them all coming, but Sabrina and the team have done a great job with him. Pat Smullen also gave me some good advice about the horse.” Harty said: “It’s a lucky place for us. We were delighted with Kalann yesterday (third in the Doncaster Cup) and this fellow is the real deal over seven furlongs. “James said he would have won easier had the ground been quicker. He has a massive stride on him. “There was nothing on Irish Champions Weekend for him except over a mile and he’s better over seven. “We’ll just have to keep finding seven-furlong races for him and on good ground.” Ansgar gave Ireland a second consecutive victory in the OLBG Park Stakes at Doncaster. Last year it was Eddie Lynam and Viztoria, and this time it was trainer Sabrina Harty who made a successful raid on Town Moor, and the 7-2 chance was given a cool front-running ride by James Doyle. Better than ever at the age of six, Doyle had already partnered Ansgar for a recent Group Three success at Goodwood and they had just enough of an advantage by the line to thwart the charging 2-1 favourite Aljamaaheer by half a length. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

first_imgThe Ministry of Education (MOE) has disclosed that Rivercess County has the highest gender disparity in Early Childhood Education (ECE) enrollment in Liberia.According to the report, 54 percent of the 9,641 students in early childhood education in Rivercess County are male despite all attempts to encourage girls to enroll and remain in the classroom.The report also indicated that Nimba and Montserrado counties have the highest enrolment of early childhood education of over 40,000 each.  However, the lowest ECE enrollment is found in the Monrovia Consolidated School System (MCSS) the report indicates.Nationally, public schools carry the bulk of ECE students with nearly 215,000 enrollments while 36,000 are found in private schools in the country, according to the report which also shows that over 88 percent of ECE students are over-aged.  More than 90 percent of the over-aged students were identified in Sinoe, Rivercess, Grand Kru and Bong Counties, while Grand Gedeh has the lowest percentage of over-aged students in the country.The Education Ministry report also shows that there are more female than male students at the primary school level in Montserrado County.Most of the female students are found in the Monrovia Consolidated School system (MCSS).According to the report, there are 373,722 primary school students and 2,785 primary schools in Liberia, with persistent gender disparity, between 3,000 to 5,000 more males than females in each grade level.The report pointed out that more than 65,000 primary school students are found in Nimba and Montserrado Counties each, while there is a total of 35,000 in the other counties.The report also indicated that gender disparity of the students is present in counties such as Rivercess, Grand Kru, River Gee, Bong, Gbarpolu and Sinoe, where greater than 55%of primary school students are male.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more