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 Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie 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_imgRobert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters will hit this road for a number of dates this fall.The former Led Zeppelin frontman’s brief North American tour will include a trio of previously announced festival performances at Canada’s Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival (9/13), the Indianapolis stop on Willie Nelson‘s traveling Outlaw Music Festival (9/20), and Louisville, KY’s Bourbon & Beyond Festival (9/21) in addition to a co-headlining performance with Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats at Philadelphia, PA’s Mann Center on September 17th.The tour will continue from there with performances in Clear Lake, IA (9/23); Moorhead, MN (9/25); Missoula, MT (9/27); Spokane, WA (9/29); Salt Lake City, UT (10/1); and Bend, OR (10/3). Each of the tour’s non-festival performances will feature support from Lillie Mae.Fan ticket pre-sales will begin tomorrow, Wednesday, May 8th at 10 a.m. local time. You can sign up for access to the fan pre-sale here. Local pre-sales will follow on Thursday, May 9th at 10 a.m. local, with all pre-sales concluding that day at 10 p.m. local. All remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, May 10th at 10 a.m. local time.See below for a list of upcoming North American Robert Plant tour dates. For complete details and ticket availability, head to Plant’s website here.Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters – North American Tour 2019SEPTEMBER13 – Fredericton, NB – Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival *17 – Philadelphia, PA – The Mann Center #20 – Indianapolis, IN – Outlaw Music Festival *21 – Louisville, KY – Bourbon & Beyond Festival *23 – Clear Lake, IA – Surf Ballroom25 – Moorhead, MN – Bluestem Center For The Arts Amphitheatre27 – Missoula, MT – KettleHouse Amphitheater29 – Spokane, WA – First Interstate Center For The ArtsOCTOBER1 – Salt Lake City, UT – Eccles Theater3 – Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheater* FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE# CO-HEADLINE WITH NATHANIEL RATELIFF AND THE NIGHT SWEATSView Tour Dateslast_img read more

first_imgPreviousPittsburgh Pirates’ Pablo Reyes, right, scores on a double by Adam Frazier as Los Angeles Angels catcher Max Stassi waits for the ball during the seventh inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun, right, slides before being tagged out by Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Jacob Stallings while trying to score on a ball hit by Matt Thaiss during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Pittsburgh Pirates’ Josh Bell, right, is congratulated by Starling Marte after hitting a two-run home run during the fifth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Angels’ Luis Rengifo, left, is forced out at second as Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Adam Frazier throws out Max Stassi at first during the third inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Pittsburgh Pirates’ Josh Bell, left, rounds first as Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols stands near the bag Bell hit a solo home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Pittsburgh Pirates’ Bryan Reynolds is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after hitting a solo home run during the seventh inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Pittsburgh Pirates left fielder Bryan Reynolds can’t reach a ball hit for a triple by Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani during the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, scores on a single by Albert Pujols as Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Jacob Stallings stands at the plate during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, right, is safe at third for a triple as Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Colin Moran waits for a late throw during the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Pittsburgh Pirates’ Josh Bell is congratulated by teammates after scoring on a double by Colin Moran during the third inning of a baseball game agains the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, left, is safe at first as Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Jose Osuna takes a late throw during the inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun, right, slides before being tagged out by Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Jacob Stallings while trying to score on a ball hit by Matt Thaiss during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout watches a ball hit by Pittsburgh Pirates’ Bryan Reynolds go out for a solo home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Griffin Canning throws during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani watches his triple during the second inning of the team’s baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, right, of Japan, walks away after striking out as Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Jacob Stallings, center, and home plate umpire Laz Diaz gesture during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Pittsburgh Pirates’ Josh Bell, right, is congratulated by Jose Osuna after hitting a two-run home run during the fifth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Pittsburgh Pirates’ Pablo Reyes, right, scores on a double by Adam Frazier as Los Angeles Angels catcher Max Stassi waits for the ball during the seventh inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun, right, slides before being tagged out by Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Jacob Stallings while trying to score on a ball hit by Matt Thaiss during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)NextShow Caption1 of 17Los Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun, right, slides before being tagged out by Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Jacob Stallings while trying to score on a ball hit by Matt Thaiss during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ExpandANAHEIM — A night that began so well for the Angels ended up as yet another another ugly loss.Despite taking a four-run lead after two innings, the Angels lost 10-7 to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night, allowing 10 runs for the second night in a row to a team that came to Anaheim 21 games under .500.The good feelings from the Angels’ two-game winning streak over the weekend in Boston have vanished amid two straight nights of poor pitching, with a sprinkle of poor defense too.The hitters at least showed up, generating a quick 4-0 lead, with two of the runs coming home on a pair of extra-base hits by Shohei Ohtani. They scored two more in the ninth, when they were down by five, to finish with seven runs on 10 hits, including four from David Fletcher. Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros As the ball dribbled into foul territory, Bell went for second. Canning, who had been backing up third, chucked the ball into right field, allowing Reynolds to score and Bell to take third.Bell then scored on a clean hit by Colin Moran, which made all the runs earned.Canning bounced back to pitch a scoreless fourth, but then his night was over with 80 pitches, nearly his limit in his return from the injured list.“His stuff looked really good but the pitch count got up,” Manager Brad Ausmus said. “A little trouble locating the ball. Obviously the error really hurt him but overall more importantly he looked healthy, looked strong. Maybe too strong. Sometimes when you’re too strong you have trouble commanding the baseball.”Canning left with a 5-3 lead, but Cole then entered and allowed the Pirates to score four runs in the fifth. It marked the third time in his past five games that he’d allowed at least four runs in one inning or less.“It’s very frustrating,” Cole said. “It’s tough to swallow, a tough pill to swallow. I feel like I’ve thrown the ball a lot better than these last five games. It’s not one or two runs, it’s four or five. One of those is enough. To have three of them, obviously I just think I need to make an adjustment mentally when maybe guys get on or whatnot. Maybe subconsciously I’m doing something different that I’m not recognizing but I need to recognize it and figure out what it is.”Cole, who had worked an encourage 2-2/3 innings of scoreless baseball in two games in Boston over the weekend, gave up a single to Starling Marte and then a game-tying two-run homer to Bell.Related Articles Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros But it wasn’t enough to overcome the issues on the mound, mostly caused by Griffin Canning and Taylor Cole.Canning, who pitched six scoreless innings on July 30 in his last outing before being sidelined with elbow inflammation, struggled through the first inning, throwing 30 pitches before escaping without allowing a run.“I threw a lot of balls,” Canning said. “Just my first game back in a while, Just kind of getting back into that rhythm and that feel.”He had a 4-0 lead when he took the mound in the third, which included one particularly ugly sequence.Josh Bell dropped a bloop single into left, driving in the Pirates’ first run. Left fielder Justin Upton, who slid to attempt the catch, then threw to third to try to get Bryan Reynolds, but no one was covering the bag because Fletcher, the shortstop, and third baseman Matt Thaiss had also gone out to left to try to make the catch. Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter center_img Moran shot a single up the middle and he scored on Jose Osuna’s double down the left-field line. Cole got the next two outs, including a 100.7-mph lineout, before Pablo Reyes singled up the middle, putting the Pirates up 7-5.The Angels had a shot to get at least one run back, but Kole Calhoun was thrown out at the plate trying to score on a fly ball to center fielder Marte.The Pirates, who had 17 hits on the night, then added three insurance runs against Luís García and Jake Jewell. 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