(S)mash the Potato Market – Cllr Gilligan

first_imgEmail Linkedin Advertisement WhatsApp Twitter NewsLocal News(S)mash the Potato Market – Cllr GilliganBy admin – January 28, 2010 595 center_img 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 adminlast_img read more

Statewide Support for Gov. Wolf’s Gun Violence Reduction Executive Order

first_img Press Release,  Public Safety,  Round-Up Harrisburg, PA — Governor Tom Wolf took an unprecedented step Friday to reduce gun violence in Pennsylvania by signing an executive order addressing all types of gun violence in communities of every size. The executive order approaches gun violence from both public health and public safety angles through a multifaceted approach that includes boosting prevention programs, increasing data sharing and developing new training.The executive order was praised by local leaders, legislators and advocates, including the following:Rep. Stephen Kinsey, Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus Chair“I am grateful that Governor Wolf has broken the mold in this unprecedented move by jumping to action with this executive order to establish a comprehensive plan to save more lives and keep our communities safe. Governor Wolf laid the foundation with this executive order and it’s now on us as lawmakers to pass this legislation.”Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald“Governor Wolf’s actions today are common-sense steps that will allow us to address the growing amount of gun violence in our community. I support his efforts to ask the General Assembly to move forward on safe storage legislation, the red flag law, and institution of a state-level universal background check on all gun purchases. Legislative action, alone, isn’t enough and the Governor’s order recognizes that.“We look forward to supporting these efforts to share data, reduce community gun violence, combat mass shootings, and halt domestic violence-related and self-inflicted shootings. We stand ready to assist in any way we can and thank the Governor for this robust approach to an issue that continues to plague all of our communities.”Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto“Gun violence continues to take innocent lives across the United States. Enough is enough. No one in America wants a country where guns make our schools, places of worship and public spaces unsafe. I applaud Governor Wolf for taking executive action to protect Pennsylvanians in the face of opposition to sensible reforms in Harrisburg and in Washington, DC. I stand with the Governor and will continue to work every day to keep our residents safe.”Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney“I commend Governor Wolf for his recent executive order and his unwavering leadership to advance a much-needed gun reform agenda for the Commonwealth. The gun violence we saw last week in Philadelphia was horrific, and yet another testament to the need for gun control measures that can truly save lives. The City of Philadelphia is devoting tens of millions of dollars toward the implementation of a comprehensive gun violence prevention plan that focuses on the structural and societal issues that lead to violence. But cities cannot solve this epidemic alone. I urge the General Assembly to follow the Governor’s lead and do their part.”Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse“I fully support Governor Wolf’s executive order on reducing gun violence in the Commonwealth. The executive order takes a strong multi-faceted approach on this issue that is affecting our communities.”Shira Goodman, Executive Director of CeaseFirePA“Governor Wolf is taking much-needed action that will dedicate the power and resources of the Executive Branch to fighting gun violence and making PA safer. We appreciate his actions today and echo his call for the legislature to do its part and pass critical laws like Extreme Risk Protection Orders, background check expansion and granting cities the power to regulate firearms on city property.”Marybeth Christiansen, Volunteer Pennsylvania State Chapter Lead for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America“Gun safety advocates across our state have been calling for action to prevent gun violence, and we are so grateful that Governor Wolf listened. There is so much that we must do to keep our communities safe from gun violence, and this executive order is a huge step in the right direction. Now, it’s time for our state and federal lawmakers to listen to their constituents and commit to passing common-sense gun laws.” Statewide Support for Gov. Wolf’s Gun Violence Reduction Executive Order August 20, 2019center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Women’s Premier League kicks off tomorrow

first_imgThe Sherwin Williams Women’s Premier League is set to kick off tomorrow with a full slate of games, which will be highlighted by a double-header at the Barbican Complex.Boys’ Town will oppose Olympic Gardens in the opening game at 1 p.m. before champions Barbican take on G.C.Foster in the feature game at 3 p.m. In other games, Waterhouse host St James Women at Drewsland at 1:30 p.m, Arnett Gardens oppose Rangers at the Anthony Spaulding Complex and Trelawny Women face Los Perfectos at Elliston Wakeland Centre. Both matches will kick off at 3 p.m.The start of the league has been delayed by more than three months but although disappointed with the late start, coach of champions Barbican, Charles Edwards, was happy that the nation’s female footballers didn’t have to sit out a whole season.”I am a bit disappointed it is starting this late but based on the explanation we got it was unavoidable, so we just have to find a way to make this year’s league as entertaining as in the past,” he told The Gleaner.”They (JFF) just told us they were in dialogue with the sponsors and something delayed it and they were sorting it out.”It’s an unfortunate situation but at least we are going to have a league instead of idling for the whole year. We have to work with it as best as we can. Coaches will have to be smarter … week to week … so it’s going to be interesting,” he reasoned.Edwards expects the teams to start slow, with less than a full week of training. But he expects the usual contenders to try and break their three-year unbeaten run as they look to hold on to the three available trophies (League, Knockout and Mid-season titles).”The delay shut down some teams who were unable to mobilise again. So you are going to see a lot of unfit teams playing for the first few weeks, because no team had been training for a week.He added that he expects a tough opening match against G.C. Foster tomorrow.”I am expecting a keenly contested game. This is a game between two big guns … both teams should have the same fitness and unprepared level … so let’s wait and see,” he added..Ten teams will contest the league this year.last_img read more