State “incapable” of planning for flooding

first_imgTwitter Maurice Quinlivan appointed Chair of Enterprise, Trade and Employment Committee WhatsApp TAGSfloodingMaurice QuinlivenSinn Fein Facebook Advertisement Linkedin Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22A GENERAL election candidate has accused the State of being “incapable of strategic planning to protect families and businesses from this near-annual misery”.   James Gaffney, who is Green Party candidate for Limerick City says that climate change means that storms like Storm Frank will happen with greater frequency and intensity.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Floods cannot be avoided, but Ireland can certainly cope better”, he told the Limerick Post.  He added that for many years, maps showing where floods are likely to occur have been available to local authorities but added that these warnings “have often been ignored by the councils when they grant planning permission. Human construction, such as houses, industrial estates and shopping centres have all happened on the Shannon flood plain”.”It is unforgivable that climate change and flooding is not taken into account when planning our infrastructure and communities.“Afforestation can help – trees can mitigate water movements. Studies show that thanks to their roots, the soil under trees can absorb 67 times more water than soil under grass fields. We in the Green Party support the planting of forests bordering rivers and lakes to protect water quality and assist in managing flood risks.“Before longer term preventative measures are taken, we will continue to have to pour money into reactive measures, such as flood defences and barriers and clean-up operations. We will continue to need to provide emergency relief funds for residents”, he concluded. Email Previous article#WATCH Uber launch centre of excellence in LimerickNext articleSoccer – Grimes takes on Oscar Traynor role Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. center_img Sinn Fein plans for ‘all female’ election candidates are sexist and discriminatory, says male party member snubbed for election run Clonlara couple stuck in their marooned home Print Flood prevention measures continue across parts of Limerick NewsState “incapable” of planning for floodingBy Bernie English – January 11, 2016 785 Limerick Senator has beef with meat industry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pension issue is hot election topiclast_img read more

Letterkenny Gardai investigate alleged assault of woman

first_img Gardaí are investigating an alleged assault of a female which occurred at Speers Lane, Letterkenny.The alleged assault occurred in the early hours of this (Sunday morning.The scene was cordoned off as part of an investigation which Gardai say is ongoing.There are no further details available at present. By News Highland – August 20, 2017 Pinterest Facebook Twitter Homepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleMalin take first Championship win – Full Time Report & ReactionNext articleAppeal for information after shots are fired at house News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+center_img Pinterest Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Letterkenny Gardai investigate alleged assault of woman Twitterlast_img read more

GRiZ Announces 2-Night Return To Red Rocks In July

first_imgThe news comes somewhat as a surprise, following last week’s social media campaign that teased a big change for GRiZ aka Grant Kwiecinski. The electronic producer posted videos and images across his social media accounts with the messaging: “it’s about time we talked” and “I’m gonna miss u guysssss.” The cryptic clues had many fans in a panic about his retirement, though later, it seemed as though “it’s about time we talked” referenced a recently released animated video and spoken word poem. Regardless, after clearing his social media and updating his profile pictures to an image of a blank piece of paper, while retirement may not be in GRiZ’s future (as confirmed by these newly announced Red Rocks dates), it seems clear that the producer may still be looking for a clean slate and new direction.[Photo: Ali Baker] Today, GRiZ announced his return to the iconic Colorado amphitheater, Red Rocks, after teasing the announcement yesterday with a promotional video posted. Like last year, the Boulder-based electronic producer and DJ will perform two shows—one with his live band and one as a more traditional solo performer—though the dates have been moved from early September to mid-summer, on July 13th and 14th, 2018. Last year, during his Red Rocks run, the funk/electronica producer debuted his live band to the world.No support has been announced for the show as of yet, though a limited number of pre-sale tickets are on sale now here, with the fan password being “GRIZRRX18”.last_img read more