Councillors told to look at bigger picture

first_img TAGSFianna FáilLimerick CountyMichael CollinsNewspolitics Previous articleHomelessness is a real worry in AbbeyfealeNext articleRacing 92 prove too much for Munster in Paris Alan Jacques Twitter Michael Collins, Fianna Fáil. Photo: Cian ReinhardtCOUNCILLORS in the Adare-Rathkeale Municipal District have been accused of depriving Limerick people of a state-of-the-art Great Southern Greenway.Council members in Newcastle West Municipal District were informed at this Wednesday’s monthly meeting that the six councillors in Adare-Rathkeale had declined to match their €45,000 annual contribution towards the greenway from General Municipal Allocation (GMA) funding over the next five years.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Fianna Fáil councillor Michael Collins suggested that Adare-Rathkeale representatives should “look at the bigger picture”.“The greenway will have a huge positive impact, not only on Newcastle West and Rathkeale, but will benefit all of Limerick,” he told council members.Fine Gael councillor Liam Galvin said he was disappointed that council members in the neighbouring district had decided not to match their €45,000 annual funding allocation.“This is the single biggest thing to happen to Newcastle West and Adare-Rathkeale districts. They are depriving people of a state-of-the-art greenway. Do we need a special meeting on this?” he asked.Director of Services for Newcastle West Municipal District Gordon Daly said he did not want the wrong message to leave the council chamber. He was also conscious of respecting the decision of councillors in Adare-Rathkeale.“The project is not in jeopardy. The project is on target,” Mr Daly commented. Facebook Advertisement Linkedin NewsPoliticsCouncillors told to look at bigger pictureBy Alan Jacques – January 12, 2020 359 Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Vicky calls for right to die with dignity Limerick on Covid watch list WhatsApp Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Email Print Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Unstoppable Sean shows that all things are possiblelast_img read more

Virtual pub crawl comes to Binghamton

first_img“This started out to be a walking tour of breweries in Binghamton, and that was several months ago when coronavirus came along,” Luther said. “We had to change our plans and turned it into a virtual tour, but there is an advantage to that and that is that distance is not a problem.” BINGHAMTON (WBNG) – On the 100th anniversary of prohibition, the Preservation Association of the Southern Tier held a virtual pub crawl. Broome County Historian, Roger Luther, led the pub crawl via Zoom and Facebook, talking about the history of prohibition in Binghamton. center_img The demand was so high that there will be another pub crawl next Saturday at 4 p.m.last_img read more