Limerick will benefit from new ten year 1 billion programme

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR €1.5 million boost for five County Limerick towns from Rural Regeneration and Development Fund Email Linkedin Minister Patrick O’ Donovan announces opening of Limerick heritage site to the public for the first time Twitter WhatsApp Print Speech of An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar with stricter guidelines Previous articleHappy feet take glory from GlasgowNext articleMost popular dog name in Limerick revealed Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie center_img Limerick Post Show | Latest Covid-19 Guidelines NewsPoliticsLimerick will benefit from new ten year 1 billion programmeBy Staff Reporter – May 3, 2018 919 Speech of An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar last night Patrick O’Donovan TDLimerick TD and Minister of State for Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, Patrick O’Donovan, has welcomed the announcement this morning that Limerick will benefit from a ten-year €1 billion Programme of Investment in Flood Relief Measures.The first tranche of €257m in funding for 50 new flood relief schemes to proceed to detailed design and construction phase was announced in Athlone by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran today (Thursday).The Flood Risk Management Plans published allows the Government to build on significant investment on previous flood defence schemes around the country. These schemes successfully provide protection to 9,500 properties and the economic benefit to the State in damage and losses avoided are estimated at €1.9 billion.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up There are currently also nine major schemes under construction and a further 24 at design/development which together will provide protection to a further 12,000 properties.Patrick O’Donovan said: “This is great news for people in County Limerick and in particular for the communities in Athea and Rathkeale. I’m delighted the Government has listened to the people here in County Limerick. This significant investment will benefit our communities for many years to come.“We all know the devastating impact flooding has on families and through these state of the art flood defences we will be able to give people some piece of mind.”As part of the initial phase of projects the following schemes have been selected – Limerick City & Environs, Athea, Castleconnell and Rathkeale.“A new website, www.floodinfo.ie has been launched where people can view the community risk, measures in place and those proposed to tackle flood risk in these 300 areas.”This map and plan viewer website is another important resource that supports planning, emergency response planning, and empowers people and communities to plan and respond to flood risk.Patrick added that “I have been working closely with my colleague and Minister for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran TD and his predecessor Sean Canney TD to advance funding in relation to the Athea and Rathkeale Schemes for some time now and I am delighted that funding has now been put in place for the scheme.”More about politics here. Facebook Patrick O’Donovan announces €420,000 in funding for Limerick Greenway TAGSKevin MoranLeo VaradkarPatrick O’DonovanProgramme of Investment in Flood Relief Measures.Rathkeale Advertisementlast_img read more

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Positives cases still on the rise statewide

first_imgPositive COVID-19 cases in the regionStatewide—The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) announced that 656 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 today.  A total of 13,680 Indiana residents have tested positive for the coronavirus.  To date, 75,553 tests have been reported to ISDH and a total of 741 Hoosiers have died to date.Locally, Decatur County has a total of 191 positive cases and 24 deaths (up 9 cases and 2 deaths, respectively), Franklin County has stayed at 92 positive cases and 7 deaths and Ripley County has stayed at 87 positive cases and 5 deaths. COVID-19 deaths in the regionlast_img

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On-campus robbery leads to two arrests

first_imgTaking advantage of almost every public safety resource in the school’s arsenal, a female student who was robbed on campus Monday was able to recover her property and see two suspects arrested.After nearly a month without a reported robbery at USC, a female student walking through the parking lot behind the University Park Health Center at 12:25 p.m. Monday was robbed by two juvenile males, who shoved her from behind and stole her property.Thinking quickly, the student followed the two teenagers, who fled the scene with her possessions.As she pursued the two into the North University Park area, just north of Jefferson Boulevard, she found a yellow-jacketed Contemporary Services Corporation security ambassador, whom she asked for help.The student and the security ambassador followed the two robbers to the area of Orchard Avenue and Jefferson. The security ambassador contacted the Department of Public Safety via radio, and DPS found the two teenagers in the area of Jefferson and Hoover Street. They were then taken into custody.DPS Capt. David Carlisle said this incident exemplifies how the CSC security force can help the USC community.“It is an example of how they can assist us by observing and assisting a citizen,” Carlisle said. “That’s what they’re there for … In this case, it worked out as it was supposed to.”Carlisle said the capture of the two suspects was also a good example of the type of teamwork DPS and other safety officers strive for.The CSC security ambassadors are new this semester, and Carlisle said he suspects their presence has contributed to the decrease in crime.Robberies in broad daylight, like the one Monday, are uncommon, Carlisle noted.“I might attribute to this act that these were juveniles, so maybe they were a little more bold,” he said. “Fortunately, they’re now in custody.”last_img read more

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