National Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK.ke) 2005 Abridged Report

first_imgNational Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2005 abridged results.For more information about National Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK.ke)  2005 abridged results.Company ProfileNational Bank of Kenya (NBK) Limited is a financial services institution providing banking products and services for the retail, commercial corporate and Islamic banking sectors in Kenya. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional banking products to term deposits, personal loans and overdrafts, insurance premium finance, liquidity management, treasury services, custodial services and asset finance services. National Bank of Kenya offers mortgage products to salaried and business customers under the National Homes brand. The company also offers account relationship management and bancassurance products. It operates through a wide network of branches and ATMs in the major towns and cities of Kenya. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. National Bank of Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited (BIHL.bw) HY2009 Interim Report

first_imgBotswana Insurance Holdings Limited (BIHL.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2009 interim results for the half year.For more information about Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited (BIHL.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited (BIHL.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited (BIHL.bw)  2009 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBotswana Insurance Holdings Limited (BIHL Group) is a leading financial services group in Botswana which operates through three subsidiaries. Botswana Insurance Fund Management (BIFM) is an asset management company and wholly-owned by BIHL Group; managing in excess of P23.9 billion in assets across equity, fixed income, real estate, liquidity and alternative investments. The subsidiary company is also invested in non-traditional assets which include the healthcare industry, tourism sector and property development. Botswana Life Insurance Limited (BLIL) is the leading life insurer in Botswana; with an estimated market share of 80%. Legal Guard is a legal expenses insurer which provides clients with access to personal legal counseling and assistance with experienced attorneys based in 11 branches located in the major towns and cities of Botswana. Legal Guard represents clients in civil, criminal and labour matters.last_img read more

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Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) 2014 Abridged Report

first_imgPromotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu)  2014 abridged results.Company ProfilePromotion and Development Limited is a company based in Mauritius which deals in the shares investment, property development, and supply and provision of services associated with such activities in Mauritius. The company has property, shares, and security segments that it operates through. Promotion and Development Limited also rents properties and provides security and property protection services, as well as sells equipment. Promotion and Development Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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African Anglicans host discussion on how to support bishops in…

first_imgAfrican Anglicans host discussion on how to support bishops in their ministry Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Anglican Communion Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Africa, Featured Jobs & Calls Press Release Service Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Tags The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Press Release TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Hopkinsville, KY [Anglican Communion News Service] How can the church offer support and training to bishops as they both enter into and develop in their ministry? That was the question being discussed at a round-table meeting organized in Nairobi, Kenya, by the Council of Anglican Provinces in Africa and the Anglican mission agency USPG. The discussion arose from an impact report on work undertaken by USPG in its Episcopal Accompaniment program, which found that being a bishop can often be lonely and challenging.Read the full article here. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem center_img Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Martinsville, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit an Event Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Collierville, TN Posted Dec 5, 2017 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Bath, NC Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Knoxville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Events Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Albany, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJlast_img read more

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Charity Choice offers donated goods listing

first_imgCharity Choice offers donated goods listing Howard Lake | 10 June 2001 | News Charity Choice, “the encylopaedia of charities,” has launched Goodwill Gallery, a new service that allows the public and businesses to donate free goods and services to charities. Offers are listed for free.Charity Choice, “the encylopaedia of charities,” has launched Goodwill Gallery, a new service that allows the public and businesses to donate free goods and services to charities. Offers are listed for free.The site offers a simple listing in three categories – professional services, volunteering, and goods. The listings are not searchable by date or area, although each listing appears with a geographical description. Listings appear in chronological order, but there is no addition or expiry date for each item. Advertisement The idea for the gallery was originally conceived by Claudia Rios, Charity Choice editor: ‘I realised there was a real need for this type of notice board after receiving more and more e-mailed charitable offers from individuals and businesses around the UK,’ explained Claudia.Goodwill Gallery sends out e-mail notifications of new additions to all charities that are currently listed on Charity Choice. Other charities can ask to be added to the list.It has also contacted manufacturing companies and department stores asking them to donate goods online.Visit Goodwill Gallery. and read UK Fundraising’s examples of online fundraising through donated goods. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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British multinationals in politically controversial countries give more to charity

first_img British multinationals that operate in countries that lack basic human rights give around 70% more money to charity than firms that do not have a presence in such politically controversial nations, a new study has revealed.The findings are reported in the Journal of Management Studies. In ‘Corporate charitable giving, multinational companies and countries of concern’, Stephen Pavelin, Stephen J. Brammer, and Lynda A. Porter report that a corporate presence in one or more countries in which political rights and civil liberties are curtailed pushed up the average level of a company’s donations from £1.148m to £1.977m.The study looked at the charitable donations of 305 UK plcs, comprising around half of FTSE All-Share Index companies.The researchers suggest that this increased philanthropy could be seen as an attempt to “offset” negative connotations related to the companies’ operations in controversial countries such as China, Burma, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.The study drew information from the companies’ annual reports from 2002 and looked at presence in ‘countries of concern’, as defined by criteria established by the FTSE4Good Index – which aims to identify environmentally and socially responsible companies.Unable to separate out corporate giving by country, the team could not determine whether the higher levels of charitable donations were directed towards projects in the UK or in the host countries themselves.While political and civil rights issues were shown to stimulate charitable donations, the level of corruption in a country did not have a similar effect. “It appears that the salient feature of a country in this connection is a lack of political rights and/or civil liberties, rather than a presence of high levels of corruption,” said Dr Pavelin.www.interscience.wiley.com/journal/joms British multinationals in politically controversial countries give more to charity Tagged with: corporate Law / policy Research / statistics Howard Lake | 2 April 2009 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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New Jersey High School youth protest fracked-gas power plant

first_imgMay 18 — Hundreds of New Jersey high school students from Bergen and Hudson counties rallied and marched today in Ridgefield to protest the construction of the North Bergen Liberty Generating Station in neighboring North Bergen by the Japanese multinational Mitsubishi.  The estimated cost of the plant is $1.5 billion. The amount of greenhouse gases and particulate matter that would be emitted from the plant into the air of adjacent communities would be enormous.  Large numbers of Korean and Latinx people live in these communities.The action was organized with the help of Food & Water Watch and the Sierra Club.  Endorsers included the Bergen County Audubon Society, Central Jersey Coalition Against Endless War and Veterans For Peace.  The featured speaker at the rally was the anti-capitalist investigative author Prof. Naomi Klein of Rutgers University.But it was the high school students who gave most of the talks at the rally, and they gave them in three languages: Korean, Spanish and English.“Today we live in a world where we have to fight for the privilege to breathe clean air.  No amount of money is worth risking our lungs and our health,” said Yoon Yung Kim. “I am committed to protesting and marching until this project is finally rejected,” added Arturo Garcia.The action highlighted the growing activism of high school students — especially around environmental issues.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Amid Shutdown, USDA Extends Market Facilitation Program Deadline

first_img Facebook Twitter By NAFB News Service – Jan 8, 2019 SHARE The Department of Agriculture has extended the deadline for producers to apply for payments under the Market Facilitation Program. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the extension as the original deadline had been January 15, 2019, but farmers have been unable to apply for the program since the lapse in federal funding caused the closure of USDA Farm Service Agency offices at the end of business on December 28, 2018. The deadline will extend over the period equal to the number of business days FSA offices were closed, once the government shutdown ends.Farmers who have already applied for the program and certified their 2018 production have continued to receive payments. In a statement, Perdue urged lawmakers to “redouble their efforts to pass an appropriations bill that President Trump will sign and end the lapse in funding” so USDA may again provide full services to farmers and ranchers.Source: NAFB News Service SHARE Amid Shutdown, USDA Extends Market Facilitation Program Deadline Previous articleSummertime Use of E15 in Jeopardy as Shutdown ContinuesNext articlePurdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer Declines in December NAFB News Service Home Indiana Agriculture News Amid Shutdown, USDA Extends Market Facilitation Program Deadline Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Free Nabeel Rajab Immediately and Unconditionally

first_img October 10, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Free Nabeel Rajab Immediately and Unconditionally Follow the news on Bahrain News Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives Organisation BahrainMiddle East – North Africa The undersigned more than 100 organisations call for the immediate, unconditional release of detained human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, arrested on 1 October 2014 in Bahrain.Nabeel Rajab, the President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), Director of the Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR) and Deputy Secretary General of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), was summoned on 1 October 2014 to attend an investigation at the Criminal Investigation Directorate, specifically the General Directorate of Anti-corruption and Economic and Electronic Security. The investigation session lasted about 45 minutes and focused on two tweets that the authorities claim have offended the Ministry of Interior. One tweet, from 28 September 2014, said: “many #Bahrain men who joined #terrorism & #ISIS have come from the security institutions and those institutions were the first ideological incubator.”Rajab was detained until the following day when the public prosecution ordered his detention be extended for seven days pending investigation. On 9 October, no hearing took place and his case was instead transferred to the Lower Criminal Court for a hearing on 19 October, thus extending his detention a further ten days. It should be noted that he is no longer under pre-trial detention as he has now been charged. In addition, a new complaint was filed by the Bahraini Defense Forces in relation to the same tweet about ISIS. The BDF claims it was insulting to both security and military institutions of Bahrain. It’s feared that the government of Bahrain may try to imprison Rajab for a long time. Under Article 216 of the Bahraini Penal Code, this crime is punishable with up to three years in prison. Article 216 provides that: “A person shall be liable for imprisonment or payment of a fine if he offends by any method of expression the National Assembly, or other constitutional institutions, the army, law courts, authorities or government agencies.”Rajab was imprisoned several times in the past few years. On 9 July 2012, the 5th Lower Criminal Court sentenced him to three months in prison, in a case that is linked to six tweets he posted on 2 June 2012. He had served almost the full sentence before that conviction was overturned on 23 August 2012. However, on 16 August 2012, the Lower Criminal Court also sentenced Rajab to three years’ imprisonment for “participation in illegal gatherings and calling for a march without prior notification.” That sentence was reduced on 11 December 2012 to two years, and he was released on 24 May 2014. During his previous imprisonment, Rajab has been subject to discrimination and ill-treatment in prison, including being placed in solitary confinement with a dead animal, being isolated from other political detainees for his entire detention period and being prevented from contacting his family on occasion, including after he reported violations that he had witnessed in prison. He was not permitted to see his family on the Eid this past week.The undersigned organisations consider the detention of Rajab since 1 October to be a clear act of discrimination. Last month, another citizen was accused of a crime under the same article of the law, “offending the army”; however while that person was released within 24 hours, Rajab was denied release, presumably due to his reputation as a well-known human rights defender with a lot of influence on twitter, both locally and internationally.We believe strongly that Nabeel Rajab has been targeted solely due to his peaceful and legitimate human rights work and in particular his recent successful missions to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva and the European Union in Brussels. He is being detained for merely exercising his rights of freedom of expression and freedom of assembly, as guaranteed under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.The undersigned over 100 organisations call for:1. The immediate and unconditional release of Nabeel Rajab and all other human rights defenders who have been detained in Bahrain solely as a result of their legitimate human rights work;2. The Bahrain authorities to take all necessary measures to guarantee the physical and psychological integrity and security of Nabeel Rajab;3. The Bahrain authorities to guarantee in all circumstances that all human rights defenders in Bahrain are able to carry out their legitimate human rights activities without fear of reprisals and free of all restrictions including judicial harassment. We further urge the UN, US administration, the UK government, as well as other governments that have influence in Bahrain, the EU and leading human rights organizations to put real pressure on the government of Bahrain in order to immediately stop the judicial harassment of human rights defenders; drop all charges against them and release all detained human rights defenders and political prisoners, including Nabeel Rajab, Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, founder of BCHR and GCHR, and Naji Fateel of the Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights.Signed,1. Activist Organization For Development And Human Rights, Yemen 2. Agencia EFE, Spain 3. Albadeal centre for studies and research, Jordan 4. Alkarama, Switzerland 5. All Youth Organization, Yemen 6. AMAL Human Development Network, Pakistan 7. AMAN Network for Rehabilitation and Defending Human Rights 8. Amel Association, Lebanon 9. Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) 10. Arab Digital Expression, Egypt 11. Arab Institute For Human Rights, Lebanon 12. Arab Lawyers Union, Egypt  13. Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) 14. Article 19, Bahrain 15. Association Dea Dia  Serbia 16. Association de la Réinsertion des Prisonniers et le Suivi des Conditions des Prisons, Tunisia17. Association Tunisienne de Defense des Droits de L’Enfant, Tunisia18. Avocats Sans Frontières (ASF) Network19. Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) 20. Bahrain Human Rights Society 21. Bahrain Human Rights Observatory (BHRO) 22. Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) 23. Bahrain Interfaith 24. Bahrain Rehabilitation & Anti Violence Organisation (BRAVO) 25. Bahrain Salam for Human Rights 26. Bahrain Transparency 27. Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights 28. BRAC, Bangladesh 29. Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) 30. CARAM-Asia, Malaysia 31. Caritas Migrant Center, Lebanon 32. Center for Transitional Justice, Tunisia 33. CIVICUS, South Africa 34. Coalition of Tunisian Women35. Community Development Services (CDS), Sri Lanka 36. Defending Justice and Rights, USA 37. Dewany Civil Office of Ombudsman, USA 38. Egyptian Organization For Human Rights (EOHR)    39. English PEN40. European Saudi Organizations for Human Rights, Germany 41. European-Bahraini Organisation for Human Rights (EBOHR)  42. Filastiniyat, Palestine 43. Fondation Chokri Belaid Contre la Violence, Tunisia 44. Forum des Alternatives Maroc, Morocco 45. Fraternity Center for Democracy and Civil Society 46. Freedom House 47. Front Line Defenders 48. Gesr Center for Development (GESR) 49. Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR) 50. Human Right Information And Training Centre, Yemen 51. Human Rights and the Ahwazi Arabs, UK 52. Human Rights Information And Training Centre, Lebanon53. Humanitarian Rights Center, Yemen54. Independent Commission for Citizens Rights, Palestine   55. Index on Censorship 56. International Awareness Youth Club, Egypt57. International centre for supporting rights and freedom, Egypt 58. International Civil Society Network   59. International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) 60. International Media Support (IMS), Denmark 61. International Press Institute (IPI) 62. International Service for Human Rights 63. INTERSOS, Italy 64. Islamic Non Violence Organization, USA 65. Jordanian Commission for Democratic Culture 66. Justice for Iran (JFI),UK 67. Khiam Rehabilitation Center for Victims of Torture, Lebanon 68. Kuwait Institute For Human Rights 69. Kuwait Society For Human Rights 70. Lawyer’s Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) 71. Ligue algerienne pour la defense des droits de l’homme (LADDH), Algeria 72. Ligue Tunisienne pour la Défense des Droits de l’Homme (LTDH), section Sfax sud, Tunisia73. Lualua centre for human rights (LCHR), Lebanon 74. Maharat Foundation, Lebanon 75. Martin Ennals Award, Switzerland 76. MENA monitoring group, Tunisia 77. Monitoring of Human Rights in Saudi Arabia 78. Network of Algerian Human Rights Lawyers  79. New Bakkah Foundation, Switzerland 80. Nidal Tagheer Organization for Defending Rights, Yemen 81. No Peace Without Justice (NPWJ), Italy 82. Nonviolent Radical Party, Transnational and Transparty (NRPTT), Italy 83. Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO), Norway  84. Organisation marocaine des droits humains, Morroco 85. Palestinian Institute for Human Rights 86. Peace Mission of the International Council for Human Rights, Yemen 87. PEN International 88. Rafto Foundation, Norway 89. Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF), France  90. Réseau des avocats algérien pour défendre les droits de l’homme, Algeria 91. RO’YA Association for a Better Syria, France 92. Shia Rights Watch, USA 93. Sudanese Development Initiative (SUDIA) 94. Syrian Center for Democracy and Civil Rights 95. Syrian Nonviolence Movement 96. Tunisian Initiative for Freedom of Expression 97. Tunisian National Council for Liberties (CNLT) 98. Un ponte per, Italy   99. Vivarta 100. Volunteers Without borders, Lebanon 101. Women Research and Training Centre 102. World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) 103. Youth for Humanity, Egypt 104. Youth Transparency & Building, Yemen News Receive email alerts March 17, 2021 Find out more RSF_en center_img October 14, 2020 Find out more News Tenth anniversary of Bahraini blogger’s arrest And the family of Nabeel Rajab:Sumaya, Adam and Malek Rajab to go further Help by sharing this information German spyware company FinFisher searched by public prosecutors BahrainMiddle East – North Africa News June 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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A bridge too far for Limerick residents

first_imgAdvertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Previous articleSystematic vandalising’ of pro-choice posters condemnedNext article‘Choose Arts’ is the message from Trainspotter Tom Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WhatsAppcenter_img Print TAGSCllr John CostelloelimerickLimerick City and County CouncilSinn FeinThomond Weir NewsA bridge too far for Limerick residentsBy Alan Jacques – July 2, 2016 790 Email Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Linkedin SINN Fein councillor John Costello says he has been inundated with calls from concerned residents from both sides of the river regarding Limerick City and County Council’s proposal for a footbridge at Thomond Weir.The local authority recently acquired Thomond Weir and the associated fish packing building from the ESB for an undisclosed sum and now plans to develop the site, 500 metres north of Thomond Bridge, as a bridge for pedestrians and cyclists.But, according to Cllr Costello, representations on the matter, from concerned residents, have increased after his recent motion calling for a public meeting between local residents and council officials was passed at a Metropolitan council meeting.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “People are genuinely puzzled as to how this came to be a priority project for the council given all of the pressing issues that urgently need to be addressed on both sides of the river. The fact that there has been no consultation to date with residents is very disheartening. People are concerned as to how this new bridge will be policed — we already know how stretched Garda resources are in the city,” Cllr Costello told the Limerick Post.“The general feeling amongst residents that I have spoken to is that this bridge is not needed. The council’s priorities should be investment in housing, roads, footpaths, and social and recreational facilities – not a vanity project dreamed up by council officials. Where is the democratic mandate for this project?”A Sinn Fein motion for a public meeting between council officials and residents was passed Cllr Costello is now calling on the council to arrange for this meeting to take place as a matter of urgency.“I’m all for building bridges, but our council’s priorities should match the real needs of the communities in the area. It’s time the voices of ordinary residents from both sides of the Shannon were listened to!” he concluded.by Alan [email protected] Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live last_img read more

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