Sauce for Adare must be spread across other districts

first_imgAdvertisement Previous articleA properly Christmassy concert from Irish Chamber OrchestraNext articleWorks to facilitate new water connection on Mulgrave Street tonight Alan Jacques NewsPoliticsSauce for Adare must be spread across other districtsBy Alan Jacques – December 1, 2019 3178 TAGSAdareLiam GalvinLimerick CountyNewspoliticsRathkeale RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Adare Manor unveil plans to launch The Padel Club this Autumn Printcenter_img WhatsApp Limerick on Covid watch list Cllr Liam GalvinTHE sauce for the goose needs to be the sauce for the gander when it comes to affordable housing across County Limerick.This was the message from Fine Gael councillor Liam Galvin at County Hall on Monday, who called for people in all districts to be treated equally when it comes to having the opportunity to secure affordable housing.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Cllr Galvin was responding to concerns raised by Cllr Stephen Keary at this month’s full meeting of Limerick City and County Council about conditions imposed for eight serviced sites on a 14-acre development on the Rathkeale Road in Adare.Cllr Keary pointed out that young people in the area would be precluded under the terms of the scheme.Fianna Fáil councillor Bridie Collins also raised concerns that the cost of the sites in Adare would fall outside the limit of affordability to most people. She regarded €250,000 as an affordable price.Party colleague Cllr Kevin Sheahan took the view that affordable housing is a necessary part of addressing the housing crisis. He also said he would like to see more affordable housing and less social housing.Cllr Liam Galvin (FG) told the council executive he was “kind of worried” after hearing this discussion.“We need to be very careful what we are doing. All districts need to be treated the same. Adare is not treated the same as any other town when it comes to social housing. Sauce for the goose needs to be sauce for the gander,” the Abbeyfeale man commented.“€250,000 is not affordable to a lot of people. You’d need two nice incomes coming in to pay off that.“Adare is no different to any other village. The tourists come in and see the thatched cottages and turn around and head straight back to town. I would expect that all districts be treated the same,” he concluded.The Council’s Director of Services for Housing Development, Aoife Duke assured Cllr Galvin that all districts would be treated equally in relation to affordable housing. Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Irish Water and Limerick City & County Council are working to restore water supply to customers in Adare following a burst water main Linkedin Email Brendan O’Connor announced as new General Manager of Adare Manor last_img read more

Jamie Carragher compares Alexis Sanchez to Chelsea flop Fernando Torres ahead of Leicester clash

first_img Comment Carragher has compared Sanchez to Torres (Picture: Getty)‘It wasn’t about being too deep but it will be slightly different now. He’s got to do more himself.‘Looking at him in a Manchester United shirt, I felt like I was looking at Fernando Torres in a Chelsea shirt.‘Where we’ve seen this blistering pace and power, one of the stars of the Premier League and it just seemed to go.‘Is that a loss of confidence, manager’s instructions or the amount of football the lad’s playing?’ Advertisement Alexis Sanchez started against Leicester at the King Power Stadium (Picture: Getty)Jamie Carragher has compared Alexis Sanchez’s underwhelming spell at Manchester United to that of Fernando Torres at Chelsea.Sanchez, 30, has only managed five goals for United since completing a move from Arsenal in January 2018 and makes his first start under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer away at Leicester.Solskjaer has spoken out in support of Sanchez and is confident the Chilean can return to form under his stewardship, but Liverpool legend Carragher has his doubts.The former defender, who played alongside a talismanic Torres on Merseyside, is reminded of Spaniard’s disappointing four-year stay at Stamford Bridge.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CitySpeaking about Sanchez on Sky Sports, Carragher said: ‘He hasn’t had enough football since Jose Mourinho and you’re left wondering whether Solskjaer can have that effect on him. In the FA Cup game he got the goal away at Arsenal.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘When I used to watch him under Jose Mourinho, I couldn’t blame the manager. We would do games and he’d consistently lose possession. It doesn’t matter what manager you’ve got. Metro Sport ReporterSunday 3 Feb 2019 2:28 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1kSharescenter_img Advertisement Jamie Carragher compares Alexis Sanchez to Chelsea flop Fernando Torres ahead of Leicester clash Sanchez scored against Arsenal in the FA Cup (Picture: Getty)Gary Neville believes Sanchez must work on adapting his game after losing some of the pace he possessed in his early career.‘They’re stuck with him, Alexis Sanchez. They’ve got him now for two or three years,’ the ex-United defender said.‘I always think with Alexis Sanchez that he’s lost a bit of his spark, a bit of his pace.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘If he has can he adapt his game… some great players can adapt from being someone who can run in behind and beat a man to someone who can become more of an assist player, hold the play up.‘I wonder if he can adapt in the next 12 months, if he has lost a bit of that spark and dynamism to get in behind. Can he do that?’MORE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer explains Manchester United team changes as Anthony Martial is benchedlast_img read more

Redskins win seals playoffs

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonThe Redskins play Tampa Bay (11-5) in an NFC wild-card game next Saturday in their first playoff game since losing 14-13 to the Buccaneers in a second-round matchup six years ago. Washington, just as it did against the Eagles, relied heavily on its running game behind Portis and a strong defense to turn things around after losing three in a row to fall to 5-6. “The basics start with playing smart football, not turning it over and also running the football and playing solid defense,” quarterback Mark Brunell said. “That’s how you win. We’ve been doing those things. The first part of the year we weren’t.” Mike McMahon threw two touchdown passes to Reggie Brown as Philadelphia (6-10) completed its first losing season since `99 after reaching the Super Bowl last February. “We’ll go back through and look at all of it,” coach Andy Reid said. “We’ve got to look at ourselves first, if we’re putting guys in the right position to make plays and did they make the plays.” PHILADELPHIA – Going back to the basics put Joe Gibbs and the Washington Redskins back in the playoffs. Clinton Portis ran for 112 yards and two touchdowns, leading the Redskins to a hard-fought, 31-20 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Washington (10-6) clinched the NFL’s final playoff spot and its first postseason berth since 1999 with its fifth consecutive win. The victory also eliminated Dallas from contention. “Looking back to 5-6, we talked at that time that if we lost another game we’d be out,” Gibbs said. “Trying to win five straight is a tough deal, but our guys seemed to understand what it would take. We went back to the basics.” center_img Portis broke Stephen Davis’ franchise rushing record of 1,432 yards set in 2001, and Moss topped Bobby Mitchell’s 42-year-old receiving mark of 1,436 yards. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Ex-A’s fan favorite Doolittle finds touching way to honor late grandmother

first_imgAs one of baseball’s more big-hearted players, it’s not surprising Nationals reliever Sean Doolittle came up with a thoughtful way to pay tribute to his grandmother this season.Two weeks after helping the Nationals win their first World Series title, Doolittle finally revealed the reason why he changed his jersey number from 62 to 63.It was a subtle but meaningful way to show appreciation for his grandmother, Jan “MeMe” Urban, who passed away at age 84 during spring training. Noting that his …last_img read more