One hundredth site served with Compulsory Purchase Order by Limerick City…

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LIMERICK City and County Council has served its 100th Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) since a new unit to tackle derelict and vacant sites was set up two years ago.The 100th CPO was on an unfinished multi storey structure on Ellen Street close to the Milk Market in Limerick City Centre.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The milestone marks a significant intensification of work by the Council in recent weeks with the serving of orders on properties in Abbeyfeale, Askeaton, Bruff and Rathkeale.In addition to the Ellen Street property, the latest tranche of CPOs includes:A mid-terrace property in Main Street, ArdaghTwo commercial units in Main Street, ArdaghTwo residential properties in Main Street, BruffThe objective of the CPOs is to tackle dereliction will allow our towns and villages to be renewed and much needed affordable homes for people.Many of the CPOs already completed have been sold or are up for sale allowing for the rejuvenation of towns, villages and areas in the city to begin.This Ellen Street property is one of a trio of prominent derelict sites in the city centre that have been earmarked by the Council in the past 12 months.Last November the Council was granted consent by An Bord Pleanála for the compulsory acquisition of Nos 34-41 Catherine Street (opposite HSE Offices). However, the owners of the property have challenged the decision of An Bord Pleanala by way of a judicial review. The case is being contested by An Bord Pleanála and a ruling is awaited.The Council was also granted consent by An Bord Pleanála in November 2019 for the compulsory acquisition of Nos 43-45 (and the basement of No. 46), Cecil Street, Limerick.The owner of the property has challenged the decision of the Council to proceed to compulsory acquire the property. The Council has confirmed that it is fully contesting these judicial review proceedings in the High Court.A full list of sites currently on the Derelict Sites Register is on here. Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Previous articleMinister O’Brien launches 2019 Public Participation Network Annual ReportNext articleLimerick mother makes impassioned appeal for funds to include son (3) on US cancer trial Staff Reporter LimerickNewsOne hundredth site served with Compulsory Purchase Order by Limerick City and County CouncilBy Staff Reporter – November 20, 2020 306 Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Email Twitter Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash center_img Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement Print WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

USCGC Waesche starts structural enhancement work

first_img View post tag: USCGC Waesche September 14, 2017 Share this article US Coast Guard starts structural enhancement of second national security cutter Back to overview,Home naval-today US Coast Guard starts structural enhancement of second national security cutter Authoritiescenter_img The US Coast Guard’s second national security cutter (NSC), USCGC Waesche, arrived at Vigor Marine LLC’s Seattle shipyard on September 12 to begin structural enhancement work.The first NSC, USCGC Bertholf, also underwent structural enhancement work and is planned to depart the shipyard later this month.The enhancements take approximately a year to complete and are aimed at addressing fatigue life concerns identified in the original NSC design.It was determined during the early stages of NSC production that the cutters’ design would need structural modifications in some areas in order to achieve a 30-year design fatigue life.The Coast Guard and the shipbuilder completed additional analyses and engineering efforts to address the fatigue life concerns, resulting in the incorporation of structural enhancements into regular production during the construction of the third NSC, Coast Guard Cutter Stratton. Stratton and all subsequent NSCs have the enhancements already installed. Bertholf and Waesche were unable to receive the structural enhancements during production due to construction timelines.Bertholf and Waesche are two of the four NSCs based in Alameda, California. Two NSCs are based in Charleston, South Carolina, and the next two to enter service will be based in Honolulu. View post tag: NSC View post tag: US Coast Guard View post tag: Vigor Marinelast_img read more

Calls for Uni to introduce Oxford Living Wage

first_imgThe Oxford Living Wage Campaign have called on the University to introduce the Oxford Living Wage, as Oxford City Council announces it will introduce a higher minimum wage for its employees.The Council will pay its staff a minimum of £10.02 an hour from April 2019.The Oxford Living Wage is set at 95% of the London Living Wage, as calculated by the Living Wage Foundation, to reflect the high costs of living in Oxford.The council’s announcement has led to renewed calls for the University to adopt the measure.Chair of the Oxford SU Living Wage Campaign, Rebecca Durkin, told Cherwell: “The Living Wage Foundation’s National Living Wage simply isn’t enough in an Oxford context, and it’s unacceptable that some employers (including colleges) continue to only pay the government’s statutory minimum wage.“We hope that the university and its colleges will follow the City Council’s lead and introduce the Oxford Living Wage for all staff.”In February, Cherwell revealed that no Oxford colleges pay staff the Oxford Living Wage. Two permanent private halls, Blackfriars College and Campion Hall, pay the Oxford Living Wage.Councillor Martyn Rush, Living Wage Champion for Oxford City Council, said: “The Oxford Living Wage helps our employees afford to live with dignity. It also helps the council by improving staff motivation and retention, enabling us to provide better customer service.“A number of other local employers already pay the Oxford Living Wage, including Oxford Bus Company, Campion Hall, Blackfriars College and My Life My Choice. Oxford City Council encourages other employers in Oxford to follow their lead and adopt the Oxford Living Wage.”Eleven out of Oxford’s 38 colleges are currently paying the National Living Wage of £8.75 an hour, including Mansfield and Somerville.last_img read more