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Of particular concern for the parish, he said, is the fear that the chalice will end up being melted down.??A parish spokesperson told the Laois Nationalist: “It’s not so much the monetary value, but the value of it in terms of history.”
(Source: Leinster Express)
There was a strong reaction to this emotive topic with the finger of blame being pointed at the HSE, Fine Gael, the emergency services and air support.
The shock of the news of Meadhbh McGivern’s unsuccessful attempt to get to England for a liver transplant was expressed over the past week on the Leitrim Observer Facebook page where the question was asked, ‘Where does responsibility lie in relation to the blunder that prevented Meadhbh McGivern being transported to London for a liver transplant?’
(Source: Leitrim Observer)
JP McManus has put up a prize fund of €50,000 for a unique competition aimed at improving the appearance of neighborhoods all around Limerick city and its environs.
But Limerick’s richest man says the initiative is about more than prize money: he hopes the competition will be the first step in making the city a cleaner and better environment.
The Limerick Leader, along with our sister paper the Limerick Chronicle and Live 95FM, is fully behind the initiative and we are encouraging all our readers to embrace the idea and do their bit to help make Limerick Ireland’s cleanest city.
Twelve areas within Limerick city have entered the Tidy Towns 2011 with the help of Limerick City Council. They will now be competing for the prize money put up by the JP McManus Foundation in a competition that will involve a panel of judges as well as votes from readers of the Limerick Leader and Limerick Chronicle and listeners to Limerick’s Live 95FM.
Dozens of other areas who are not in the Tidy Towns event this year are being offered some financial support to play their part in the big clean-up.
The idea for the competition was the result of discussions between Limerick City Council and the JP McManus Foundation and Mr McManus was at City Hall last week to meet some of the residents who will be competing for the prize money.
“We want to start small and work up,” said JP. “This is about tidying up the neighbourhoods and the city generally and giving people a bit of help and encouragement to make good things happen. Rome wasn’t built in a day, but I hope we’ll get there with this over time. Have a look again in 12 months’ time and tell us if things are better.
(Source: Limerick Leader)
At present 89 local authority houses are lying empty in County Longford despite the fact that 1,322 people are currently on the waiting list, according to figures released by Longford Co Council. The Council attributed the discrepancy between the figures to “reduced funding being available to Longford County Council”.
Currently, it is taking an average of seven weeks to rehouse local authority housing tenants in County Longford. This is significantly lower than the national average which shows that some local authorities are taking up to five months to re-let council houses even though there are over 100,000 people on the list nationwide.
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