Vacant shops to relieve Limerick housing shortage

first_imgTwitter Families move into new €18.5m housing development in Limerick’s O’Malley Park RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Minister to address chamber on national plans 127 Mid West children homeless NewsHousingVacant shops to relieve Limerick housing shortageBy Editor – December 16, 2017 6514 WhatsApp Advertisement TAGScommercial premisesconversionDailDamien Englisheoghan murphyHousinglimerickMaria Byrneover the shopplanning permissionvacant shops Printcenter_img Over the shop accommodation in Limerick City.Vacant shops could soon be turned into homes to help tackle the housing shortage in Limerick.Proposals were brought to Government this week for vacant commercial premises to be made into housing units without the need for planning permission.Limerick Fine Gael Senator Maria  Byrne said: “These draft regulations will allow the conversion of certain vacant commercial premises here in Limerick such as empty retail units and “over the shop” type spaces to homes without the need for planning permission.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “This will have the dual benefit of creating urgently needed housing supply in high demand areas, while at the same time breathing new life into our towns and urban areas- many of which have been adversely affected by the economic downturn.“Fine Gael is fully committed to bringing as many vacant properties as possible back into use and maximising the use of existing resources.”“These new regulations brought forward by Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy and Minister of State Damien English will make it easier for property owners to re-imagine the use of vacant and under-used buildings without having to go through the planning process.“These are the first of a series of measures to streamline the various regulatory requirements relating to the conversion of vacant spaces for residential use,”.“We want to once again show how the planning system can be responsive to current needs and demands, by removing the need for planning consent where appropriate and thereby provide greater efficiencies in the system.“All elements of the three sets of proposals brought forward today have the potential to have a very real and positive impact on the people of Limerick”“The Joint Oireachtas Committee will discuss these proposals in early 2018 so that the new provisions can be brought into operation as soon as possible,” she explained.More housing news here Facebook Call for rent controls and a ban on economic evictions Linkedin Email Previous article‘Farcical’ failure to confirm drug prevention spending for 2018Next articleMissing man’s body found in Limerick Editor Limerick TD calls for more resources for mental health services Minister for Housing and Urban Development visits Southilllast_img read more

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Umphrey’s McGee Debuts “Dark Brush” (The Song & The Beer) At Tour Closer In Tampa [Videos]

first_img“Dark Brush” was on the menu in more ways than one when Umphrey’s McGee wrapped up their winter tour with a performance at Whigfest in Tampa, Florida, on Sunday night. The closing track off the band’s new album it’s not us got its live debut during the show’s second set, while a beer of the same name—the Dark Brush Imperial Stout brewed in partnership with 7venth Sun Brewing and Hidden Springs Ale Works—was sold for the first time at the festival.With the exception of those big debuts, last night’s show was a fairly normal one for Umphrey’s McGee. The first set featured a mixture of live favorites like “Rocker Part 2,” “Higgins” and “Nothing Too Fancy” as well as offerings from the band’s two most recent albums. Among those were “No Diablo” and “The Linear” off of 2014’s Similar Skin, and “Half Delayed” and “The Silent Type” from 2017’s it’s not us.“Nothing Too Fancy”The title track from 2007’s The Bottom Half opened the second set before the band delivered the night’s big debut of “Dark Brush”. That surprise was followed by one of the night’s biggest jams—a delicious “In The Kitchen” that acted as the bread to a “Utopian Fir” > “Den” sandwich. “Crucial Taunt”—a tune that returned to regular rotation in 2017—was next up before giving way to the “Nothing Too Fancy” reprise that ended the set. Finally, the band returned for a typically-blissful “Glory” that jammed into Van Halen’s “Panama” to close out the show.Umphrey’s McGee will return to the road in a few weeks when they head to Colorado for a three-night run at the Belly Up Aspen to kick off their March tour.The Band Enjoys A Refreshing Dark Brush Imperial StoutSetlist: Umphrey’s McGee | Whigfest | Tampa, FL | 2/18/18Set I: Rocker Part 2, Higgins, No Diablo, Nothing Too Fancy > Half Delayed, The Linear, The Silent TypeSet II: The Bottom Half, Dark Brush*, In the Kitchen > Utopian Fir > Den > In the Kitchen, Crucial Taunt > Nothing Too FancyEncore: Glory > Panama*live debutlast_img read more

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NZ’s longest-married couple reveal secret to happiness

first_imgNewsHub 14 February 2018Family First Comment: Nice coverage on Newshub As couples across the country celebrate their love on Valentine’s Day, New Zealand’s longest married couple says the secret to their own union is tolerance.For the third year running Auckland’s Jeram and Ganga Ravji are the longest married couple in New Zealand – and possibly the world record holders too – as they celebrate their 83rd anniversary.Family First announced the couple – who are turning 102 this year – continue to be the longest-running marriage in New Zealand and are checking up on whether they are world record holders.Mrs Ravji said the couple had their ups and downs “but you have to live with it and work through it”.She said her parents had instilled in them the importance of marriage and she was concerned that young couples were incapable of making sacrifices.Mr and Ms Ravji have six children, 15 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.The second longest marriage in New Zealand is Mosgiel couple Eric and Lillian Brinsdon, both 99, who celebrated their 80th anniversary in January.http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2018/02/nz-s-longest-married-couple-reveal-secret-to-happiness.htmllast_img read more

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