Rodents on the run from derelict sites

first_imgNewsLocal NewsRodents on the run from derelict sitesBy admin – March 1, 2011 939 Advertisement THE sight of rodents scurrying past long-standing derelict sites is terrifying people, according to election candidate Cllr Joe Leddin, responding to a complaint from a young Limerick woman who had such an experience on the Ballinacurra road. It is claimed that rats and rodents are terrifying people, especially our senior citizens who walk in the area of the former Moloney Garage site.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This week, the Limerick Post received a call from a young woman who said she is now terrified to be anywhere near the site.“I was wheeling my child in her buggy and two rats ran across my path – it was obvious they were coming from the site, which attracts lots of illegal dumping – it’s a disgrace that this is being allowed fester so close to where people are living and walking”.Cllr Joe Leddin, who has requested an immediate inspection of a number of the city’s most offensive derelict sites and properties from City Hall’s Planning Department, said that on his election canvass throughout the city he has received numerous complaints from people and the business sector who are living close to derelict sites.“They have outlined to me their concerns with the continued deterioration of these sites. All kind of rubbish is being dumped illegally, and as a result, increases anti-social behaviour.“There are also serious health and safety concerns surrounding the proposed Opera Centre – many of the buildings involved are over 100 years and in a poor physical state”.Pointing out that the issue is of a more serious nature than many people perceive, he also referred to the many unoccupied derelict houses and sites scattered in Hyde Road, Quins Cottages, Janesboro and Prospect, that are causing huge concern for locals.“Urgent action, such as compulsory purchase orders by the city council are now required, and while there may be difficulties pertaining to title deeds with certain houses, the major strategic sites on main artery roads into the city can’t be left unattended – either the owners or the city council must carry out appropriate works to clean and secure these sites”. Print Linkedin Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Previous articleOutlaw Concy hot on trail of RubberbanditsNext articleRugby fans to benefit from ticket price reduction admin Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Manufacturing Solutions 2018 will return to Limerick Institute of Technology

first_imgNewsEducationManufacturing Solutions 2018 will return to Limerick Institute of TechnologyBy Staff Reporter – March 29, 2018 1710 Limerick’s Student Radio Station Wired FM Celebrates 25 Years on Air Limerick colleges recognised at Irish Games Fleadh 2020 TAGScook medicalexhibitorsGTMAJulia MooreLimerick Institute of TechnologyManufacturing SolutionsShannonVicent Cunanne Limerick Institute of Technology researcher calls for ban on cigarette vending machines Twitter Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Limerick Institute of Technology launch new app to facilitate energy renovation upskilling center_img Previous articleNew guide by Limerick City and County Council to help public plan for main summer festivalsNext articleNews in briefs and round-ups Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick Institute of Technology awarded €750,000 capital grant towards works on its five campuses Facebook Pictured are, from left, Maria Kyne, Head of Department of the Built Environment Management, LIT, Professor Vincent Cunnane, President, LIT, Julia Moore, Chief Executive Officer, GTMA, and David Beattie, General Manager, GTMA.Picture: Diarmuid GreeneManufacturing Solutions 2018, hosted by GTMA* and LIT, returns to the Limerick Institute of Technology this June, and is set to break all previous records with the number of exhibitors increasing by 25%.The tool technologies trade association hosted the first ever manufacturing supply chain roadshow outside of the UK in association with LIT in 2017, with the largest ever number of people in the 75 year history of the GTMA in attendance.Manufacturing Solutions 2018 promises to surpass the success of the 2017 event, as all exhibition spaces for 2018 were sold out by the end of last year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In total more than 100 of the most advanced providers of metrology, inspection, machine tools, work holding, cutting tools, and Cad/Cam/PLM manufacturing software and ancillary products and services will be exhibiting in LIT’s Moylish Campus on Wednesday June 13, 2018 as part of Manufacturing Solutions 2018.New sponsors – Shannon IASC and Cook Medical – and supporters have also come on board for an event that has proven to be a conduit for creating closer relations and profitable opportunities between companies in the UK and Ireland, as well as introducing customers and suppliers to each other.Presentations from leading industrialists and keynote speakers will focus on lean, medical and aerospace, with time allocated for question and answer sessions.GTMA Chief Executive Officer, Julia Moore, said “Last year when we brought Manufacturing Solutions to LIT we were very aware of the importance of creating strong working relationships between Irish and UK companies post Brexit, but what we achieved far surpassed those hopes.“On the back of that successful event, and with the continuous expansion of the manufacturing industry in the Mid West of Ireland, it does not surprise us that this year’s event is growing beyond anything we could have envisaged 12 months ago.LIT President Professor Vincent Cunanne said, “It is fitting that GTMA and LIT continue this successful relationship and bring Manufacturing Solutions 2018 back to Limerick. The Mid West region is central in the Irish manufacturing sector, and has been for much of the history of the state.“LIT plays a leading role in ensuring that manufacturing in this region continues to have the ability to adapt and to change and remain at the cutting edge when it comes to technology. Meanwhile GTMA brings all the leading technology suppliers together, so that industry can also benefit from their knowledge, products and technology.”“LIT is therefore delighted to be part of this event that not only allows us to build strong partnerships but facilitates an exchange of ideas,” added Prof Cunnane.Manufacturing Solutions 2018 is also supported by Enterprise Ireland, Fáilte Ireland, Limerick Chamber, Shannon Chamber and Regional Skills.The event will take place in LIT, Moylish Campus on Wednesday June 13, 2018 from 8.30am to 5pm.For more information and to register for the showcase, please visit www.manufacturingsolutions.ie.More about education here. Advertisement Limerick Institute of Technology president takes up office as Chair of THEA board for 2020 Print Linkedinlast_img read more