Council to look at reasons behind city business closures

first_imgCllr Daniel ButlerLIMERICK City and County Council has been asked to carry out consultation and research on the reasons behind business closures in the city.Fine Gael councillor Daniel Butler told members of the council’s economic development, enterprise and planning Strategic Policy Committee (SPC) on Monday, that this would inform the development of a more effective policy of supporting city centre business.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We need to go out and develop clear coherent supports for businesses that will help bring them back to life. Rather than suggesting reasons why they are failing we need to engage with them so we can then come up with a policy to support them and rejuvenate the city,” Cllr Butler explained.Seconding the motion, Sinn Fein councillor Séighin Ó Ceallaigh pointed out that this year’s Riverfest and St Patrick’s Festival had bought huge footfall into the city.“We need to make sure we are on the right track. We need to see what we can do, but also what they can do,” Cllr Ó Ceallaigh declared.“You have to wonder why shops are remaining empty when there was huge footfall throughout the year. On St Patrick’s Day some shops in the city wouldn’t even put up a bit of shamrock. You can bring a horse to water but you can’t make it drink. We need to encourage them to do more.”Fianna Fail councillor James Collins said he wanted to see the city centre busy “all day every day”.“Riverfest and St Patrick’s Day are only two events in the year. We need to provide a vibrant city centre with footfall seven days a week,” he said.Labour Party councillor Joe Leddin felt more consistency was needed.“We need people living in the city centre. We have been very active as a council but we need a town centre manager to liaise with businesses, to engage with them on the supports available and also to help with marketing and customer engagement events,” he suggested.Independent councillor John Loftus said Limerick city centre was the only city centre he had ever seen with “no one living there”.“The Crescent Shopping Centre is busy every day, that’s the biggest problem,” he claimed.Cllr Butler thanked councillors for supporting his motion and agreed there were many issues including parking and traffic management that needed to be looked at.“Lets inform ourselves first. It is our role to support the city centre,” he added.Mayor Stephen Keary suggested that students at Limerick’s third-level colleges conduct the survey on an annual basis.“There’s no point waiting till the horse has bolted,” he said.Eamon Ryan of Limerick Local Enterprise Office raised concerns about the “commercial sensitivities” that would be involved in the collection of such data but agreed that consultation was needed.“We will sit down with all the parties,” he assured councillors.Read more politics stories here. NewsPoliticsCouncil to look at reasons behind city business closuresBy Alan Jacques – June 15, 2018 1310 Advertisement TAGSCllr James CollinsCllr Joe LeddinCllr John LoftusCllr Séighin Ó CeallaighDaniel ButlerFianna FáilFine GaelIndependentLabour PartypoliticsSinn Fein Print O’Connell Street revitalisation plans lack ambition Concerns raised over Punches Cross student development Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 900 homes with go-ahead still on drawing board center_img Previous articleSuzanne Murphy headlines Limerick Summer Music festivalNext articleETB announces appointment of main contractor for construction of new Coláiste Chiaráin, Croom Alan Jacques Councillor’s show and tell of Limerick litter problem Limerick responding to its FDI potential TV producers filming at Troy Studios urged to employ Limerick people Linkedin Email Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more

Rockland-Bergen Music Festival Announces 2019 Lineup: John Prine, Steve Earle & The Dukes, More

first_imgThe sixth annual Rockland-Bergen Music Festival will return to Tappan, NY’s German Masonic Park, set to go down on June 22nd and 23rd, 2019.On Monday, the festival announced their 2019 lineup, including headlining performances by John Prine and Steve Earle & The Dukes. Rockland-Bergen Music Festival’s lineup also features Donna The Buffalo, Joe Purdy, Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan,Williams Honor, Willie Nile Band, James Maddock Band, Guy Davis, Jeffrey Gaines, The Roues Brothers, Miss Emily, Anthony D’Amato, Tim O’Donohue & TMU, Johnny Markowski, David Frye, Christine Martucci, Chihoe Hahn, and Adam Falcon.Rockland-Bergen Music Festival’s mission is to host a week of music that connects the local community with great artists, as well as charities including Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels, WhyHunger, Light of Day, and many more. There will be 16 charities on site each day under the banner of “Active’s Circle of Hope” once again sponsored by Active International.Festival organizer Joe D’Urso explains,When I first started this festival five years ago on my 50th birthday, I hoped to see it grow and bring in many of the world’s best songwriters as well as involve more local charities and communities in both Rockland and Bergen counties.Both counties have been underserved with outdoor entertainment/national talent over the years. I had a few “goal” songwriters in mind when I started and I am extremely proud to present John Prine and Steve Earle this year as they were part of the “goal” writers I was thinking about.Early bird tickets are now on sale here for Rockland-Bergen Music Festival.Head to the festival’s website for more information.last_img read more

Trojans Lose Squeaker to Hawks

first_img Bio admin Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 Hitting the dirt for the Mount Desert Island High School Trojans, Sam Stewart gets back to first in time to beat the tag from Hermon Hawk Brian Day in a game on April 27.— JEFF WALLSBAR HARBOR —In the home opener at Bar Harbor on Monday the Trojans came out on fire, then fizzled against the Hermon Hawks, losing 11-10 on Monday.The Trojans looked as though they were going to cruise through their game against the Hawks as they got out to an 8-0 lead by the third inning. The Hawks got a big rally in the fifth, putting eight runs across the plate due to hot bats and mishaps.MDI tacked on one more in the bottom of the fifth inning when Nick Shaw scored from a single by Sam Stewart and another by Dennis O’Neil. That gave the Trojans the lead, 9-8.In the top of the sixth inning, Hawk Cody Veilleux nailed a double that drove Ryan McGinley home, tying the score at 9. Two more runs came in on a fly ball from Hermon’s Tyler Fournier and an error by MDI’s Stewart.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textTrojan Nolan Hall got on first when the Hawk’s Fournier dropped Hall’s shot to centerfield. Hall stole second and scored when Jasper Cousins drilled a line drive to third. That would be all the Trojans would get as the Hawks eked out the win. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of the Mount Desert Islander. Latest posts by admin (see all)center_img State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Latest Posts House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014last_img read more