Council could lease ghost estate houses

first_imgNewsLocal NewsCouncil could lease ghost estate housesBy admin – March 31, 2011 748 Linkedin Email Facebook WhatsApp SOME houses lying vacant on unfinished estates in the city could be used for social housing, says Cllr Tom Shortt.He told a meeting of Limerick City Council this week that with 3,500 on the city’s waiting housing list, a special case could be put to the Department of the Environment that vacant properties be allocated to the council.“We should be negotiating for the sale or lease of some of these properties – some of them could be used for social housing – we should pursue this,” he urged.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Cllr John Gilligan pointed out that the council did not create the problem of ghost estates.“Water and sewerage is essential but we do not have the capacity to go in and finish all of the estates, but Cllr Ger Fahy said that Waller’s Close, which has 10 houses, requires just “some outside works remaining to be completed“As it is, we have vacant houses there which attract anti-social activity and become targeted”.Cllr Joe Leddin recommended that where there is a genuine problem with the provision of water and sewerage, the estates concerned should be categorised in terms of priority and value of the bonds outstanding, which in many cases, would not cover the costs involved.“We must ensure that we, as a local authority, are not out of pocket on this. Is there, I wonder, any provision for us to go in to these estates and carry out emergency works because as it is, we have people living on building sites, with fencing and hoardings torn down, and one unfinished estate has no bond – I thought this was essential to secure planning permission”.center_img Twitter Print Advertisement Previous articlePlea to bulldoze Hyde Road ‘eyesore’Next articleThomond Park to miss out on Inter Milan adminlast_img read more

Top independent film producer, Alicia Van Couvering, joins Film in Limerick…

first_imgLifestyleArtsNewsEducationTop independent film producer, Alicia Van Couvering, joins Film in Limerick for online masterclassBy Cian Reinhardt – April 23, 2020 826 INDEPENDENT film producer, Alicia Van Couvering will join Film in Limerick on Wednesday, April 29, for a free ‘creative producing’ online film masterclass through Innovate Limerick.The masterclass is the latest in the Wednesday Workshops series and is open to anyone in the Mid-West with an interest in filmmaking.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Ten years ago, at the age of 22, American film producer, Van Couvering got her big break as the producer on Lena Dunham’s first feature Tiny Furniture, which launched Dunham’s career and became the basis for the hit HBO series GirlsSince then she has continued to champion indie directors and collaborate with indie stalwarts including Joe Swanberg, Ry Russo-Young, and Olivia Wilde. Van Couvering has worked with some of the most exciting young actors in Hollywood including Rebecca Hall, Anna Kendrick, Greta Gerwig, and John Krasinski, as well as big stars like Julia Roberts and Kevin Bacon.Regional Film Manager Paul C. Ryan said Van Couvering is someone who built a “remarkable career” making personal films “with the best new talent in the industry”. “Alicia is someone who has built a remarkable career doing just that and continues to find and develop original exciting stories,” Said Mr Ryan, adding, “and I’m looking forward to hearing about her experiences and her advice for local producers looking to jump into making their own features”.In 2012 Van Couvering was listed as one of 10 producers changing Hollywood by The Wrap and her name continues to be attached to brave and original storytelling.  She is set to make her first feature with an Irish director this coming year as producer of ‘The New World’ – the feature directorial debut from Irish actor, writer, and director, Sharon Horgan (Pulling, Catastrophe, Divorce).With her extensive experience finding, developing, and producing indie hits, Van Couvering will share her journey and insights in to developing films with new directors and how to build a flourishing career as a creative producer.The session with Alicia Van Couvering is the third of 10 free online Wednesday Workshops events that Film in Limerick has developed for aspiring and practicing filmmakers in the Mid-West. The initiative is supported by Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board. Register for the event here Facebook Email Students in Limerick colleges to benefit from more than €1.5M funding to assist with online learning Limerick schools urged to get involved in STEM challenge Previous articleAbbeyfeale company getting back to workNext articleWATCH: Highlights of Limerick’s 1973 and 2018 All Ireland Wins Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] WhatsApp Print Linkedincenter_img Belltable:Connect invites applications for Translating Live to Online Workshops this Autumn Advertisement Film in Limerick Launches New Documentary Film Scheme Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19 TAGSartseducationfilm in limerickIrelandlifestyleLimerick City and County RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Limerick Senator has beef with meat industrylast_img read more

Oly Fed Announces Employees of the Quarter

first_imgFacebook20Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Olympia Federal SavingsOlympia Federal Savings is proud to announce that Kara Mayo and Carissa Palmer have been named Employees of the Quarter. Mayo works as a Saving Counselor at Oly Fed’s Hawks Prairie Branch and Palmer is a Loan Servicing Manager at Oly Fed’s Main Office in downtown Olympia.Mayo was honored because of her exceptional customer service and banking expertise. “Kara is an optimistic, upbeat person who brings positive energy to those around her and always brings a smile and a laugh to the customers who visit the branch,” Lori Drummond, Olympia Federal Savings President & CEO said.Palmer was selected for this award because she consistently goes above and beyond in carrying out the duties of her job. “While she has only been with Oly Fed for a year, Carissa quickly learned our systems and was an asset to the team right away. Her encouraging spirit is contagious,” Drummond said.Carissa PalmerKara Mayolast_img read more

Former teammates reveal instance when MS Dhoni totally lost composure and threw his bat!

first_imgImage Courtesy: AFPAdvertisement 609ahdNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsxrkWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eb0xb( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) hxjtrWould you ever consider trying this?😱7zfCan your students do this? 🌚2z4oRoller skating! Powered by Firework It has been more than fifteen years since Mahendra Singh Dhoni marked his place in the Indian cricket team. From numerous personal achievements to captaining India to the ultimate glory in the 2011 World Cup win, the former skipper earned the nickname of ‘captain cool’ for his level headed approach to even the trickier situations in the game. However, sometimes the nerves got better of even the cool captain, and there have been instances when Dhoni’s angry side was revealed, and his former teammates Gautam Gambhir and Irfan Pathan reveal one such incident during his playing career.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AFPThe two retired cricketers were present in the latest episode of Star Sports’s ‘Cricket Connected’, where Gautam Gambhir recalled the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup days. It was Dhoni’s first World Cup as the Indian captain, just a couple of months prior to the historial World T20 victory in the same year.Speaking about the world cup, Gambhir memorised that there were a number of incidents when the calm and composed Mahi was seen throwing a fit towards his teammates for bad performance.Advertisement “People say that they have never seen him (Dhoni) lose his cool, but I have on a couple of times. It was during the 2007 World Cup and in other World Cups, when we haven’t done well,” Gambhir said on the show.And it was not just the Men in Blue, the Chennai Super Kings squad also experienced the angry side of Dhoni for doing silly mistakes in a match, Gambhir, the former Kolkata Knight Riders captain went on: “He’s human and he’s bound to react as well. It’s absolutely fair enough to do that. Even at CSK, if there’s a misfield or if someone has dropped a catch.” Advertisement “Yes, he’s cool, he’s probably much cooler than the rest of the other captains. Much cooler than me for sure!” Gambhir, who himself was known for his composed attitude on the 22 yards added.One particular incident that Irfan Pathan still promptly remembers during 2006-07 when he saw the rage of a young Mahi during training .“During the warm-up, we had a game where the right-handed batsman would bat with the left-hand and vice-versa. After we finished the warm-up, we used to get into our practice.” Pathan recalled a practice drill.“So, during the warm-ups, there were 2 teams. Once MS Dhoni was given out which he didn’t think he was. He threw his bat and made a dash to the dressing room and came late for the practice. So, he does get angry,” the former all rounder added.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-ABD reveals who are the Federer and Nadal of modern day cricket!Mithali Raj reveals what she needs to accomplish before retiring from international cricket! Advertisementlast_img read more