NewsLocal NewsCash injection to help disabled tenants in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – August 14, 2014 542 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSCllr Joe LeddinCommunity and Local GovernmentLabour PartylimerickLimerick City and County CouncilMinister of State at the Department of EnvironmentPaudie Coffey TD RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Linkedin Print Previous articleLimerick radio enthusiasts ham it up at Loop HeadNext articleEndurance Challenge aims to raise €500,000 Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Cllr Joe LeddinLABOUR councillor for City West Joe Leddin this week welcomed news that more than €300,000 has been awarded to Limerick City and County Council as an additional top-up to help adapt homes for tenants living with a disability.Minister of State at the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government, Paudie Coffey TD, approved the sanction of €315,356 for local authority housing adaptions to meet needs of tenants with disabilities in Limerick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up According to Cllr Leddin, this “cash injection” will be put to good use in Limerick and will help secure more comfortable accommodation for local authority residents with a disability.“Living with a disability often requires modifications to a standard family home. The Council can get to work on jobs such as widening doors, fitting wheelchair accessible bathrooms, and installing chairlifts, all small things which can make a huge difference,” said Cllr Leddin.“These essential works make the difference between living at home or becoming a long term patient in hospital. At a time when the housing budget is stretched to capacity, it is especially welcome that this money has been prioritised for this usage,” he added.Cllr Leddin also went on to urge Limerick City and County Council, where possible, to prioritise the services of local tradespeople in carrying out these new adaptions, so that the whole county can benefit from this cash announcement.Limerick Fine Gael TD, Dan Neville, also welcomed the funding.“Where new houses can’t be identified for tenants with disabilities, we must do everything we can to ensure that their houses are easier to live in and that is what this funding is intended to do”, said Deputy Neville. WhatsApp Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival
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Gov. Ron DeSantis provided an explanation Thursday for the sudden spike in the number of coronavirus cases in the state.He attributed the numbers to “another big dump of test results: more than 50,000 results with roughly 1,300 new cases.”Palm Beach County ended up matching its record for most reported new COVID-19 deaths in a single day, and represents the state’s largest increase, according to data released on Thursday by the Florida Department of Health.The 17 deaths in the county were among 48 statewide. That brings the total number of deaths in Palm Beach County to 308, with 4,968 positive cases.Florida received another big dump of test results: more than 50,000 results with roughly 1,300 new cases. For this batch: Statewide Positivity: 2.5%Positivity for initial Phase I counties: 1.66% pic.twitter.com/5ouT6Mb599— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) May 21, 2020 DeSantis added that the percentage of positive cases among the counties that were the first to reopen across the state is 1.66%.The state’s health department reported 48,675 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across Florida on Thursday morning, with 2,144 deaths and 8,946 hospitalizations since the pandemic began.Miami-Dade has 16,367 cases of COVID-19 and 602 deaths, the highest numbers in the state. Meanwhile, Broward has 6,514 cases and 286 deaths.