Coonagh to Knockalisheen Road Scheme allocated funding of €1.4m

first_imgNewsCommunityCoonagh to Knockalisheen Road Scheme allocated funding of €1.4mBy Staff Reporter – May 30, 2014 1640 Email Advertisement WhatsApp Linkedin The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has approved an allocation of €1.4 million for the Coonagh to Knockalisheen scheme to advance to full Tender Stage. On successfully completing the Tender Stage, the scheme should proceed to construction by the end of 2014.Limerick City and County Council has welcomed this allocation and is confident that construction should begin this year on the €40m Coonagh to Knockalisheen Road Scheme following this allocation of €1.4m for the project.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The scheme, a key element of the Moyross Regeneration Programme, will provide a new link road to Moyross, and a new 3km urban style dual carriageway between the R857 at the Coonagh roundabout and the Knockalisheen Road along the North West side of the city. As part of the project, the Knockalisheen Road will also be upgraded with new footpaths and cycle lanes resulting in improved access to communities, increased potential for development and reduced congestion in the city centre.The €1.4m funding is in addition to €1.5m already allocated at the start of 2014 and it has been allocated to complete the land acquisition and commence construction of the scheme.Brian Geaney, Home and Social Directorate, Limerick City and County Council described the allocation as ‘great news particularly for the people of Moyross.’“This road is a key element of the new infrastructure required to open up Moyross and should be the catalyst to drive on the remainder of the work required under the Regeneration Framework Implementation plans and attract in private investment,” he explained. “It’s a major project costed at €40m out of a total of €106m value of projects for the Moyross area and it will provide a great boost for the overall Regeneration process resulting in approx 100 plus construction jobs over a 30 month construction period.”Chairperson of the Moyross Regeneration Committee and Principal of Corpus Christi School, Moyross, Tiernan O’Neill described the announcement as “hugely welcome” by the community.“Moyross has been synonymous with being known as Ireland’s longest cul-de sac for many years,” he said. “The image of Moyross as a dead end has both physical and metaphorical connotations and this access route which opens Moyross to the surrounding communities is a very significant step in the Regeneration of the area. I would like to put on record the Regeneration Committees appreciation of the work officials from the Office of Regeneration have put into getting this proposal over the line. It would be a huge boost for the Regeneration Process if this project was shovel ready within the next 6 months.”The proposed Coonagh to Knockalisheen Road Scheme will provide an essential link road to the Moyross area. In the absence of the planned scheme traffic to Moyross is accessed from the Knockalisheen Road and Killeely Road and ends in a cul-de-sac at Delmege Park. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories center_img WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Facebook TAGSFundinglimerickRoad Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print Previous articleArts newsreel…..Next articleSlow down and stay safe on roads is garda message Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie last_img read more

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Mountain Jam Says They’re Shifting Their Focus “Back To The Jam” In 2019

first_imgAccording to a not-so-subtle hint posted to social media by Mountain Jam yesterday, fans of the jams are going to be pleased with the lineup for the 15th annual edition of the event in 2019. “We like our PB&J with lots of Jam. How ’bout you?” the post asks, along with the hashtag “#backtothejam”.Mountain Jam was founded by Warren Haynes, Gary Chetkof, and members of WDST/Radio Woodstock in 2005 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the local rock radio station. Named after the beloved Allman Brothers Band song, it began as a one-day event centered around jam-oriented music and continued that way for many years, hosting acts like Gov’t Mule, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Benevento/Russo Duo, Mike Gordon, Phil Lesh & Friends, Umphrey’s McGee, RatDog, Galactic, Dumpstaphunk, the Allman Brothers Band, The Derek Trucks Band, Les Claypool, My Morning Jacket, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Widespread Panic, and more. Co-founder Warren Haynes played the festival every year from its inception through 2016.In recent years, the look—and, more importantly, sound—of the festival’s lineup has changed considerably, shifting toward more mainstream, radio-friendly rock acts. In 2017, the first year without Warren on hand, the Mountain Jam lineup was led by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Peter Frampton, and Steve Miller Band, to name a few. The 2018 lineup, led by Jack Johnson, Sturgill Simpson, and Alt-J, marked the festival’s biggest departure yet from its jam roots.Many of Mountain Jam’s most loyal fans have been disheartened by its shift toward the mainstream in recent years, lamenting the fact that the beloved event had departed from its jam-centric roots as it tried to remain viable in the ever-changing festival climate. However, from this new hint, we can assume that the festival has heard the cries of its loyal fans. Mountain Jam is going #backtothejam in 2019, and we couldn’t be more excited.Who do you want to see play the 15th annual Mountain Jam in 2019? For more information on Mountain Jam, head to the festival website.last_img read more

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Napoli to submit £21m transfer offer for Lucas Torreira if Arsenal reject loan deal

first_imgNapoli to submit £21m transfer offer for Lucas Torreira if Arsenal reject loan deal Torreira wants to play more (Picture: Getty)‘When I arrived, I felt like I was lacking something, like the game was being played at a much faster pace.‘But I worked hard, showed dedication and with the help of everyone at the club, I got myself on par with my teammates and opponents. Now, I feel very comfortable.‘On a technical level, I think I’ve really improved and learned so many things. That’s mainly down to the calibre of players I have around me and train with every day.‘It’s also down to the standard of player I’m coming up against every weekend.’MORE: Owen Hargreaves predicts Man Utd and Arsenal will not finish in the Premier League top fourMORE: Ashley Cole defends Arsene Wenger and names his choice for next Arsenal manager Torreira has repeatedly been linked with a return to Italy (Picture: Getty)Napoli plan to offer £21million to Arsenal for Lucas Torreira if the Gunners turn down their loan offer for the midfielder, reports say.Torreira fell down the pecking order at Arsenal before Unai Emery’s sacking and was regularly played out of his favoured defensive midfield position.The Uruguayan has admitted this season has been difficult and he now has to prove himself to interim boss Freddie Ljungberg.Torreira has played 90 minutes in back-to-back Premier League games for the first time this season under Ljungberg, but Il Mattino claim Napoli will push forward with plans to sign him in January.ADVERTISEMENT Torreira remains a target for Napoli despite a change in manager (Picture: Getty)Napoli will first test Arsenal’s resolve with a loan offer and should that be rejected, the Italians are prepared to submit a £21m offer.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe pursuit of Torreira will continue despite the exit of Carlo Ancelotti as manager this week.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalNapoli named Gennaro Gattuso as their new coach and Torreira said his main goal for the future was to play.‘My goal for the future is to play. I’m 23. All footballers want to play, to compete, to fight for your club. I want to help my team-mates to achieve our aims this season,’ he said.‘The main thing for me to adapt to was the tempo here. Coral BarryThursday 12 Dec 2019 7:58 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link193Sharescenter_img Comment Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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