Commuters should have a say on Limerick’s transport strategy

first_imgTechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Email Limerick on Covid watch list Linkedin Advertisement Print Previous articleWATCH: Limerick’s dreams of second All-Ireland title end after one-point defeatNext articleCommunity support gives Kevin a chance to live 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. Cllr Elisa O’Donovan who is calling for public involvement in the Transport Strategy.Photo: Pat Clarke-BrowneCOMMUTERS who will be using public transport should ensure they have an input into the new Limerick Shannon Metropolitan Area Transport Strategy.That’s according to Limerick City West Social Democrats Councillor Elisa O’Donovan who has raised concerns about what she claimed was the exclusion of commuters from early consultations.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “There has been real disappointment with similar strategies in both Cork and Galway,” Cllr O’Donovan stated. “In Galway we saw the Road Safety Authority (RSA) as a major contributor to the strategy, while grassroots commuter groups were excluded from consultations.“This is very concerning considering the RSA are essentially a lobbying group for the car industry. The strategies for both Galway and Cork fail to meet several targets laid out in the Government’s Smarter Travel policy for 2009 – 2020, which sets a target of ten per cent  for cycling for 2020. The strategies for Cork and Galway have a very unambitious target of only four per cent by 2040.“We need public consultation as early as possible, as national organisations have repeatedly shown they do not appreciate, understand or care for Limerick’s transport needs.“There must be a proportionate amount of funding for all modes of transport, and that has not been reflected in other cities’ plans.”Cllr O’Donovan met with Limerick Council’s Director of Services, Brian Kennedy last week to lobby for public involvement in the early stages of the strategy, something she also called for at this month’s Metropolitan District meeting of Limerick City and County Council.“I have now received commitment that key local stakeholders will be invited to consult with the National Transport Authority and the Local Authority on the draft strategy. This is likely to be done through the Public Participation Network.“I urge interest groups and citizens in Limerick to contact the NTA and Limerick Council requesting to be involved at the start of what is a crucial process for the city and county.” WhatsApp TAGSLimerick City and CountyNewspolitics center_img Twitter NewsPoliticsTransportCommuters should have a say on Limerick’s transport strategyBy Bernie English – July 28, 2019 414 Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Facebook Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon?last_img read more

SSS Molo office ensures social distancing via number coding

first_imgOn the other hand, those filing retirement claims or death claims may drop these into boxes specifically designed for these displayed just outside the SSS Molo office. * Thursday – 7 and 8 “As of now payment pa man lang gina-accept nga makasulod sa aton office,” said Genova. * Tuesday – 3 and 4 The number coding scheme would control the number of clients visiting the Social Security System’s Molo, Iloilo City office thereby ensuring physical distancing, says Amiel Genova, acting senior communications analyst of the Social Security System, Visayas West 2 Division. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN ILOILO City – To ensure social distancing among its clients and prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Social Security System (SSS) office in Molo district is observing number coding. * Wednesday – 5 and 6 SSS Molo office serves clients from the 1st District of Iloilo (Oton, Tigbauan, Guimbal, Igbaras, Miag-ao, Tubungan, and San Joaquin), those from Leon and Alimodian towns; and those from the Iloilo City districts of Molo and Arevalo./PN The number coding would control the number of clients visiting the office, thereby ensuring physical distancing, Genova stressed. * Friday – 9 and 0 The SSS Molo office is visited by an average of 300 clients daily. As for those with inquiries or apply for loans, Genova said, they were being encouraged to do these online or call SSS Molo office cellphone numbers 09557309432 or 09208073231. * Monday – 1 and 2 Those applying for an SSS number should do it online, too, while those submitting employer’s reports should first call 09557309432. SSS Molo office headed by Leila Ferroris, M.D, set the following appointment schedules for clients based on this number coding: Other minimum health safety protocols being enforced by SSS Molo office is the wearing of facemask and body temperature check. According to Amiel Genova, acting senior communications analyst of SSS, Visayas West 2 Division, under this scheme the office entertain clients based on the last digit of their SSS number.last_img read more

GHPL: Bechem United coach Kweku Danso, 2 others fined for misconduct

first_imgHead Coach of Bechem United Kwaku Danso has been fined GHc5000 and suspended from the Club’s next three league games after pleading guilty to misconducts in the Ghana Premier League Match day 8 against Medeama.Two other team officials of the Club, Collins Osei Bonsu and Godfred Yeboah Berko, have all been handed fines and suspensions after pleading guilty to the charges against them.Below is the GFA’s charge against Danso:Danso was slapped with a GHS 5,000 fine by the FA and was suspended for three league matches. He was also asked to be of good behaviour in subsequent matches.The GFA also detailed Collins Osei Bonsu and Godfred Yeboah Berko’s offences.This what the FA said of Collins Osei Bonsu:He was given a 2-game suspension and a GHS 2,000 fine.This is what the GFA said of George Yeboah Berko:George Yeboah Berko was given a 2-game suspension and a GHS 2,000 fine. Source: Ghana FAlast_img read more