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

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first_img20 Sep 2015 Champion club Birstall will seek Euro glory The three-man team from Birstall Golf Club made up nine shots to claim the title of English Champion Club – and set a date to seek European glory.Chris Webb, Jack Merry and Steve Sansome beat the halfway leaders, City of Newcastle, on countback after both teams finished on 11-over par at Brancepeth Castle in Durham. Birstall’s second round total was just four-over par, while their rivals were 13-over.Now they will represent England in the European Champion Club tournament in Cyprus in October.Keith Marston, president of the Leicestershire & Rutland club, said: “This is the biggest thing that has happened to Birstall in our 114-year history. I’m very, very proud of them, it’s been a very special and emotional day.”After the first round, the team were a combined seven-over par and nine shots behind the City of Newcastle – but they weren’t daunted. “We knew if we played well we would have a good chance,” said Sansome, who is a past winner of the English mid-amateur championship.He and Merry duly obliged with rounds of two-under 68 and 67 respectively, but Webb feared he had let the team down when he scored 79. However, his par on the last proved crucial.“I had the biggest sigh of relief when we found we had actually won. It was a very, very long 45 minutes and I couldn’t look at the scoreboard,” he said.Merry, meanwhile, had the low-score of the day with his three-under 67. “I played quite solid and then had three birdies in the last five holes,” he said. “I’ve never played competitively overseas so it will be fantastic to go to Cyprus.”Sansome summed up for them all when he said: “We are really thrilled, absolutely delighted. We knew we had a good team – but there’s a lot of other good teams here.” All three players hold plus handicaps.City of Newcastle, Northumberland, had to settle for the runners-up spot, just as they did in 2009. One shot behind them, on 12-over, were third placed Workington from Cumbria.City of Newcastle’s Phil Ridden, who went round in one-over par today, had the compensation of topping the individual leaderboard on four-under, one ahead of Merry. Joshua McMahon of Redditch also beat par for 36 holes, finishing on one-under.Click here for full scoresCaption: (from left) Chris Webb, Jack Merry and Steve Sansome with the English Champion Club trophy (image © Leaderboard Photography)last_img read more