Cash injection to help disabled tenants in Limerick

first_imgNewsLocal 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 Linkedincenter_img 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 last_img read more

Continue reading

Health Minister to face protesters during visit to Letterkenny General Hospital

first_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articlePolice officer struck in Derry by car stolen in DonegalNext articleFormer NI secretary says Bloody Sunday soldiers shouldn’t face prosecution News Highland Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest By News Highland – March 2, 2014 News Google+ The Health Minister is in Letterkenny tomorrow morning to official re-open the Emergency Department and Acute Medical Assessment Unit at Letterkenny General.Both facilities will be opened to the public on March the 12th.The Donegal Diabetes Parent Support Group intend to protest at the visit – the group is angry at the lack of progress in service provision for children with diabetes in Donegal.The group says a paediatric diabetes Clinical Nurse Specialist is essential in Letterkenny. Facebookcenter_img Health Minister to face protesters during visit to Letterkenny General Hospital Twitter Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApplast_img read more

Continue reading