Email Linkedin Advertisement WhatsApp Twitter NewsLocal News(S)mash the Potato Market – Cllr GilliganBy admin – January 28, 2010 595 Could be developed into a plazaLIMERICK’S Potato Market, located on Merchant’s Quay, could soon face the wrecking ball-with Cllr John Gilligan the driving force in a plan to convert it into a plaza.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Regarded for some time now as the “Cinderella” market, it has been used in recent years solely as a car park and compared to the popular Milk Market, currently undergoing refurbishment and restoration.Cllr John Gilligan has submitted a notice of motion to City Council that the old, originally cobbled market square, be demolished.The councillor, who attended the recent Annual General Meeting of the Market Trustees, has also informed that body of his recommendation, which, he told the Limerick Post, was “very favourably received.”His move at this particular point in time is a calculated one as the market was on course to be made a protected structure and as such, it could not be demolished.“It has no architectural merit and has not been used adequately for years now – it is a fine space going to waste but would cost a fortune to do it up – I suggest that we take down the entire area and make it into a plaza, which would open up the whole square and make it a very attractive public area that could be used for a lot of civic events, public and open air concerts, exhibitions and significant happenings in the city”. Cllr Gilligan said that he would like to see the market structure removed “up to the river – this would provide a clear view of the river, the Sylvester O’Halloran Bridge, the Hunt Museum, the marina, etc.“There would be a clear view of the river quays between the County Courthouse and Athlunkard Boat Club, which is the very location the first Vikings to arrive in Limerick landed on and built a settlement on. We could use the cut stone of the pillars at the market’s entrance to build a commemorative stone to King Brian Boru, who built his palace on the site of St Mary’s Cathedral – we’ve no suitable or impressive monument to him”.Confirming that the entrance from the market to the Sylvester O””Halloran Bridge and walkway is now coming away from the wall, Cllr Gilligan said it would “cost a small fortune” to rebuild it.“This is an opportune time to seriously consider demolishing the Potato Market and from what I gather, the idea is receiving favourable consideration in City Hall,” he said. Print Facebook Previous articleHigh rates a deterrent, argue property agentsNext articleA noise to remember admin
All It Takes held their 4th Annual Hoop-Life star studded charity basketball tournament this past Sunday, hosted by Stevie Wonder, Kai Milla along with their son Kailand Obasi Morris, Youth Ambassador for All It Takes, at USC’s Galen Center.The annual youth basketball tournament was MC’d by actor/comedian Affion Crockett with featured guests such as retired NBA pro’s John Salley, Cuttino Mobley, Mitch Richmond; actors Quinton Aaron, Dale Godboldo, Benjamin Onyango, Brely Evans, Kelly Perine, Paige Hurd, a fun half-time exchange between Black-ish actor/comedian Anthony Anderson and Stevie Wonder, followed by a surprise performance by Stevie Wonder with featured guest from R&B/Soul songstress Goapele and an inspiring presentation by acclaimed actress Shailene Woodley.The unique fan-favorite tournament remains one of AIT’s most anticipated events, talented athletes were coached by Pro-Players during a four-team basketball tournament. From beginning to end, guests experienced a fun-filled family day with music by DJ Mal-ski, giveaways, and half time performances by Empire actress/singer V. Bozeman and dance phenomena WillldaBeast Adams’ ImmaBeast Dance Crew. Shailene Woodley presented the All It Takes Hoop-Life Inspiration Award to Pop Rock Band, R5, and 7 extraordinary youth who have made life-changing contributions since participating in All It Takes programs. This year, AIT is set to serve over 6,000 youth with over 60% from underserved populations.All It Takes (AIT), co-founded in 2010 by Lori and Shailene Woodley, is a non-profit organization created to teach youth at a critical life stage to practice honor, acceptance, compassion and respect such that they become the solution to many of the risk factors they face. “Our youth are our future and they deserve to be safe and free to pursue any and all dreams they have. It is our job to set them up to do this for them while looking out for others and our planet. All It Takes teaches our youth to ‘look out for each other rather than go after each other.’ When this happens love and inclusion grows, and our schools and communities are safer and more connected.” says founder Lori Woodley.Partners: Stevie Wonder and Kai Milla, Iris and Michael Smith, Global Green, WG&S, Torches Design Studio, HeilBrice and ProTrending.
Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Georges Durst is Quebec’s most prolific restaurateur having conceived, since the sixties, multiple successful bars and thematic restaurants including the Cage aux Sports chain. His originality and passion for entertainment, outstanding antiques, musical and visual arts earned him the title of ‘King of Nightlife’.The first House of Jazz opened in Montreal in 1981 at 2060 Aylmer Street. The second was inaugurated at 1630 Boulevard de l’Avenir in Laval, 3 years ago; newly appointed Chef Robert Lapaj proudly introduces innovative southern flair dishes. Both venues present nightly a wide variety of local and international Jazz, R & B Soul artists.Welcome to the House of Jazz by Oliver Jones!www.houseofjazz.ca Login/Register With: A few months ago, in front of a very emotional crowd, Oliver Jones ended his last public performance at the Montreal House of Jazz with this revelation: “My career really took off on this stage, thanks to Georges and Charlie (Biddle); this is why I wanted my last show to take place here.”Upon learning about this tribute, the world renowned pianist said with his traditional modesty: “It was such a privilege to perform at the House of Jazz for three decades! I have the greatest admiration for Georges because, for more than 50 years, he supported so many singers and musicians. Now, I enjoy returning there because they serve the best ribs in town in a very creative ambience. I deeply cherish this homage.”