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

Marco Benevento Takes Us On A Journey With New Live EP, “Woodstock Sessions” [Stream/Review]

first_imgThe venerable Marco Benevento has released his 7-song live Woodstock Sessions EP via Royal Potato Family and Woodstock Sessions today. The session was recorded in one take at Applehead Recording studio in Woodstock, NY in front of a live audience. Benevento, along with bassist Karina Rykman and drummer Andy Borger, performed a set that spanned the keyboardist’s entire solo catalog.The set starts off with three songs from his most recent studio album, The Story of Fred Short, including “Dropkick,” which sounds like a 50’s pop rock tune that could be heard on an old-school diner jukebox over a cheeseburger and some soda pop. The 22-minute opus “The Story of Fred Short” is a futuristic indie-sounding number, cut into various sections, that bears witness to a wild build segment of jamming from the trio, before making its way into a dance-inspired finale.“Bus Ride” from 2008’s Invisible Baby makes an appearance in the set with some heavy synth work from Benevento on keys, showcasing his masterful skills. He beseeches the crowd to “Make some noise….now or never” as the group goes into the 2014 track “At The Show” from Swift; never a boring moment at a live Benevento show. “Greenpoint” from 2010’s Between The Needles & Nightfall brings the album to a resounding close, finding some beautiful interplay between each member of the group. As always, Benevento and company take you on an incredible journey, and the Woodstock Sessions EP is keeps in that tradition.The album is currently streaming in full on Spotify, and you can take a listen below:last_img read more