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_imgIt’s no secret that John Lennon, The Beatles, and most other influential characters from the 1960s counterculture were exposed to drugs in their prime. In fact, many might make the argument that their experiences with these mind-altering substances are to thank for the glorious music left behind. It was a period of revolution, experimentation, and self indulgence. If you haven’t heard the story, John Lennon’s first experience with LSD is quite the “trip.”Watch this animated video of Lennon recounting this story in the video below:last_img read more

first_imgAirports recorded 1 thousand passengers or 404% more than in the same month last year.The largest passenger traffic was realized by Split Airport, with 472 thousand passengers (an increase of 17,6% compared to June 2017), followed by Dubrovnik Airport with 363 thousand passengers (an increase of 7,6% compared to June 2017) and Zagreb Airport with 331 thousand passengers (an increase of 6,6% compared to June 2017).RELATED NEWS:TWO BIDDERS ARE FIGHTING FOR THE CONTRACTOR OF THE STUDY OF THE ELECTRONIC TOLL COLLECTION SYSTEMCNTB IN COOPERATION WITH HAC WILL DISTRIBUTE COLD WATER AND PROMO MATERIALS AT BORDER CROSSINGS AND Toll STATION LUČKO In the period from January to July, the traffic on motorways amounted to 32 vehicles, which is 499% more than last year. With the increase in turnover, revenues to HAC and ARZ also grew.Thus, revenues this year are higher by 6,7% and amount to HRK 1,59 billion without VAT, while last year earnings from tolls on motorways brought revenue of HRK 1,49 billion. Also, this year it was decided that the summer toll tariff, which brought a 10% more expensive toll, started two weeks earlier, which certainly and further increased revenues.According to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), the number of passengers at seaports and airports increased in June.Thus, almost 9 million passengers were embarked and disembarked in Croatian seaports in the second quarter of 2018, which is the highest in that period in the last 5 years. Compared to the same period in 2017, this is an increase of 7,0%.The number of passengers on ferries and passenger ships in the second quarter of 2018 amounted to 8,5 million passengers, which is 6,8% more than in the same period in 2017. The number of passengers increased in ports with significant passenger traffic such as Split, Dubrovnik , Zadar, Cres and Supetar. 18,2% more passenger cars and 0,9% more buses were loaded and unloaded on ships compared to the same quarter of 2017.last_img read more