Social Democrats cllr Elisa O’Donovan tweetz:
This is so depressing to see. Cars parked in space where a few months ago beautiful, mature trees had stood. There was such an opportunity to use this green space as a positive community amenity and space shame on previous Limerick Council councillors for voting for this.
Free lunchtime next Wednesday?
MASI (Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland) will hold a local election hustings on Direct Provision at Central Buildings at 51 O’Connell St in Limerick city from 1.05pm to 1.55pm.
“Find out where the political parties stand on Direct Provision at this lunchtime event in Central Buildings Limerick. Each party will be given a chance to outline their party’s position, and we will have time for questions at the end.”
Next Thursday, May 16, at 7.30pm in the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs.
The Irish Examiner will hold a debate involving the South candidates for the European Election on May 24.
The event will be moderated by Daniel McConnell, Irish Examiner Policial Editor, and Michael Clifford, Irish Examiner Special Correspondent.
Tickets for the event can be booked here
LE 2019 – Lunchtime Hustings on Direct Provision (Facebook)
Limerick’s CCTV project has technology to record the registration of every passing car 24 hours a day
Jess Casey, in the Limerick Leader, reports:
“Serious questions” remain unanswered in relation to a controversial €500,000 smart CCTV project, that has the technology to record the registration of every passing car 24 hours a day, and is installed across 14 Limerick towns and villages.
Limerick City and County Council (LCCC) plans to shortly roll out its Smart CCTV scheme to 13 new locations, although it has yet to receive the findings of a special investigation by the Data Protection Commissioner into its use of the scheme.
…When contacted by the Limerick Leader, a LCCC spokesperson said that CCTV systems in all 14 towns are currently recording footage live in test mode.
An Garda Siochana can access and download this footage “for the purpose of securing public order”, the spokesperson added.
‘Serious questions’ hang over €500k smart CCTV scheme in Limerick (Limerick Leader)
Tomorrow at 8pm.
At the Belltable at 69 O’Connell Street, Limerick.
There will be a reading of the play Displace by Katie O’Reilly.
A cyclical history of Ireland’s dark secrets. Spanning generations, Displace delves into the underworld of Irish institutionalisation. From the Magdalene Laundry to Direct Provision, we are brought with Molly and Fidda as they navigate through the labrynth of bureaucracy, violence and isolation and ask – how far have we come?
Following on from the work-in-progress last June, we are delighted to present a rehearsed reading of the final script of Displace, developed as part of Katie O’Kelly’s residency at Belltable, supported by Limerick Arts Office.
This reading will mark International Human Rights Week, and will be followed by a short post show discussion.
Tickets, for €8, can be bought here
Direct Provision Centre run by Barlow Properties , Mount Trenchard, Foynes, County Limerick.
A request for a comment from the Department of Justice has been made.
Previously: Mount Trenchard on Broadsheet
Ruairí McKiernan tweetz:
Cherish the children?
Last night in Direct Provision…
A testimony from Knockalisheen centre on outskirts of Limerick. Similar happening all over Ireland. This must end.
Donnah Sibanda Vuma (Facebook)
And living in Limerick?
Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland (MASI) are holding a fundraising night of music, dance and poetry in Dolans Warehouse in Limerick.
Tickets are €10 for general admission and €5 for residents of direct provision. They can be bought at the door or here.
Sounds Of Change Fundraiser For MASI – Movement Of Asylum Seekers In Ireland (Dolans)