first_imgNewsLocal NewsMayor demands action on former landfill siteBy admin – September 24, 2009 820 Previous articleShots fired at houseNext articleConcern at access denial to city admin Print Facebook Advertisement IMMEDIATE action at the former landfill site on the Longpavement, is being demanded by Mayor Kevin Kiely.He wants it converted into a top class recreational facility.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Following a directive by the EU some years ago, the site was cleared of the landfill dump for the city’s litter. Currently being rehabilitated under licence from the Environmental Protection Agency, the objective is to minimise the uncontrolled spread of landfill gas and landfill leachate beyond the site.While the rehabilitation works will continue to the end of this year, it is expected that the site will be redesigned for a number of recreational activities, although to-date, no specific details have been confirmed.This week, however, Mayor Kiely said the time is now opportune to move the project ahead.“Eight years ago, I was told that we’d have a golf course and soccer pitches on the site, as well as a riverside walk, possibly a playground, seating, lighting, etc. – all of which would fit in very well with the regeneration plans we have for that area of the city – now is the opportune to move on this”.The mayor enquired about the present levels of methane gas on the site and was told by City Hall executive, Caroline Curley, that monitoring of the site had revealed that the production of landfill gas was relatively low and therefore, ruled out the possibility of generating energy.“The Environment Protection Agency licence required that a landfill gas collection and treatment system be installed on the site and to comply with this, a gas drainage membrane was placed on top of the landfill,” she said.The mayor and councillors were told that pumping trials were carried out to estimate the amount and quality of gas that would be produced.“The results from the trials predict sustainable capacity at the site until 2040, and that the landfill gas will continue to be produced at a lower quantity and quality for the following 20 – 30 years”.Explaining that while the rehabilitation work on the site will be completed by the end of this year and that monitoring will continue to ensure a reduction of land fill gas, city council says that a system, comprising vertical wells, collection pipework, pumping plant, storage tank, methane stripper and a rising main to the main drainage system will be installed.“Landfill gas will also be reduced by the placing of a liner layer and the surface water liner layer over the entire landfill body, which will prevent water going into the site.Mayor Kiely said that the recreational facilities planned for the site, when the rehabilitation work finishes at the end of this year, will be discussed at the first full meeting of the new city council, at the end of September.center_img WhatsApp Linkedin Email Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email Twitter Previous articleMeasles cases increaseNext articlePatients can avoid long waits by going to units Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook WhatsApp TAGSbus linksIrish RaillimerickNewbridgetrains Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” NewsBreaking newsRail worksBy Bernie English – March 21, 2018 1720 100s of employees and contractors will be involved as Iarnród Eireann undertakes major works at various locations across the network over the Easter weekend.  The company is also facilitating Kildare County Council in road underbridge works at Sallins. These works will result in bus substitutions on some services. Bus transfers will operate between Heuston Station in Dublin and Newbridge, with a train service taking over in Newbridge to bring passengers to Limerick, Cork and KerryFor more breaking news click here Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York This dome-shaped house right on the Great South Bay — giving it both stellar views and a private beach — is listed for sale at 10 Windward Walk in Davis Park on Fire Island.Built in 1965, this completely renovated four-bedroom Contemporary with one-and-a-half bathrooms is move-in ready with all the furniture and televisions included.The house comes equipped with an eat-in kitchen, living room/dining room combo and a large loft. Outside it has a wrap-around deck.It’s located in the Ocean Ridge section of Davis Park — that’s the easternmost neighborhood of the easternmost community on FI, which is only accessible via ferry or private boat. The secluded area has one restaurant and one general store, with other resort areas offering additional shops and eateries within walking distance down the beach.The asking price is $729,900, not including the annual property taxes of $3,504.The real estate agent listed for the property is Nancy Bush of H&G Realty New York. She can be reached at 631-345-5600.last_img read more

first_imgDeery Brothers Summer Series rookie of the year honors went to Cayden Carter (left). He is pictured with IMCA President Brett Root. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography)OSKALOOSA, Iowa ­– Already a two-division star, Cayden Carter impressed in a third IMCA class this season.Five top-five finishes figured in his run to rookie of the year honors in the Deery Brothers Summer Series for Late Models.“Everybody is good in this series. Just about anybody can win on a given night,” said Carter, who qualified for all 16 series main events and finished as runner-up in just his fourth tour start, at Quad City Speedway.That May 15 showing preceded three more top five’s in the next four series events.“Rookie of the year was our goal from the start of the season. We struggled in the first couple of races. The biggest challenge for us was dialing the shocks in and learning what to change and what not to change,” Carter said. “I led 32 of 40 laps at Quad City and while it was disappointing not to win, it was still a big confidence booster.”He followed with top five’s at Marshalltown Speedway, Independence Motor Speedway and Kos­suth County Speedway.“We got the car going pretty good and when you make the redraw, everything seems to go pretty good, too,” Carter said. “That was a pretty good stretch for us.”Wheeling a Joe and Sharon Ferguson-owned 2016 Barry Wright Chassis, Carter was ninth in Deery Series point standings. The Oskaloosa, Iowa, driver sharpened his Late Model skills with five weekly starts at West Liberty Raceway, where he finished second twice.“You race against tough competition in the Deery Series so you need to race against tough competition every week,” he reasoned. “It’s hard to win at West Liberty.”Carter was the tough competition in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car division, winning 11 of 13 regular season starts driving for Roger Kelderman. He qualified for both Late Model and Stock Car main events at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s coming up one spot short in the Modified.He also had 16 Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified starts in the Team Jimmy’s #10c LG2, winning once.Starts: 16Wins: 0Top Five Finishes: 5HIS CREW: Joe and Sharon Ferguson, and Roger Kelderman.HIS SPONSORS: Ferguson Family Farms; Precision Performance of Oxford; Performance Bodies of Cedar Falls; Karl Performance of Des Moines; Eibach Springs of Corona, Calif.; Barry Wright Race Cars of Cowpens, S.C.; and Channel Seeds.last_img read more