4 Jun

Common sense would light up Croom

first_imgTwitter Facebook Previous articleListen: The Last Post News Roundup April 13, 2019Next articleNo sex assault unit in Limerick despite rise in number of victims Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Call to extend Patrickswell public sewer line Email €110,700 for four Limerick Projects under Town and Village Renewal Scheme Richard O’Donoghue, Independent. Photo: Cian ReinhardtINDEPENDENT councillor Richard O’Donoghue has urged Limerick City and County Council to use “common sense” and light up the public road in front of apartments off High Street in Croom.He maintains that the area has suffered a number of ongoing issues because of the lack of public lighting,Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “This is a public area serviced by a public road. The ongoing issues are anti-social behaviour, especially at holiday time, constant break-ins in the area, with two more house break-ins and one break-in to a car again this week,” he told the Limerick Post.“The lights are there, wired and working, as agreed with Limerick City and County Council at the time that the apartments were built. Residents signed a petition to block off a roadway at the back of High Street and a light was erected to light the public roadway and agreed with the Council.“Thousands upon thousands have been wasted on investigations by the Council and others when hundreds will fix this. Lives and properties can be saved if common sense is used.“I have made countless representations on this matter. I have met on-site with Gardaí due to anti-social behaviour in the area. Countless man-hours have been wasted in an attempt to resolve this issue and my representations are going around in circles.”Cllr O’Donoghue met on-site last week with residents and the owner of the apartments.“Three poles were erected in the area to light up the public road. I discovered yesterday that the power at the main pillar box at High Street, feeding these three poles, has been disconnected,” he said.He is now calling on the local authority to restore, without any further delay, the power to the three poles lighting this public roadway.“The resources of the Gardaí and the Council can be better spent. Common sense must be used in this instance. For an outlay of little more than €200 per annum this public area could be lit and made safe,” Cllr O’Donoghue declared.There was no response from Limerick City and County Council at the time of going to print. Linkedin Heartbroken publicans call time on their Covid lockdown Printcenter_img Advertisement Patrickswell women get to the heart of the matter Limerick people will have their say on ‘bigger picture’ issues WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsPoliticsCommon sense would light up CroomBy Alan Jacques – April 11, 2019 779 TAGSCroomIndependentLimerick CountyLocal Elections 2019local newsNewspoliticsRichard O’Donoghue RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick cafe owner calls for injection centres to tackle on-street drug use last_img read more

7 May

Countrywide CFO Jim Clarke retires, replaced by former G4S finance chief

first_imgCountrywide’s long-serving Chief Financial Officer Jim Clarke is to retire in July, making way for Himanshu Raja, who joins the company’s board on Monday and will take up position in August.Jim Clarke (pictured, left), who has in the past also taken the role of media commentator for Countrywide and recently led a share placement of nearly £40m to fund the company’s hybrid estate agency roll-out, has been with the company since 2007.His background before joining was in the hospitality and fitness sectors first at pub chain JD Wetherspoon and before that at David Lloyd Leisure.His retirement comes almost exactly two years to the day since two of his former colleagues, Bob Scarff and Nick Dunning, resigned from the company just nine months after Group Chief Executive Alison Platt took the helm.Clarke was also one of eight senior management figures who sold shares options worth millions in 2015 following the company’s return to the stock market in 2013, in his case worth £2.4 million.He is being replaced by Himanshu Raja who until last year was Group Chief Financial Officer of security firm G4S where he earned £1.7 million a year. He has been on sabbatical since October last year after retiring from its board.The Times described Raja’s departure from G4S as an “ousting” after he departed a few days after presenting G4S’s half-year 2016 results.He started his career at accountancy firm Arthur Andersen before joining the telecoms industry and then IT giants Logica and Mysys before moving to G4S in 2013.Career backgroundHis background might point to CEO Alison Platt’s plans for the future; Raja’s CV says he has extensive experience in “restructuring, large-scale mergers and acquisitions, and building strong relationships with the investor community”.Raja’s appointment will be subject to approval by the Financial Conduct Authority and he will serve as an Executive Director on the Countrywide board.“I am delighted to welcome Himanshu to Countrywide. His skills, knowledge and experience are a perfect fit for the Group and will be invaluable as we continue to build our future,” says Alison Platt.“Jim has been a stalwart in the Countrywide group for over 10 years and leaves the business in a strong position to build for its future in the coming years.I have really enjoyed working closely with Jim, and will continue to do so as he hands over to his successor.”Peter Long, Chairman of Countrywide, welcome Himanshu to the board and thanked Jim for his “dedication to the Group over many years. His knowledge and experience has served Countrywide very well and we wish him all the best in his retirement.”Himanshu raja jim clarke Alison Platt Countrywide June 7, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Countrywide CFO Jim Clarke retires, replaced by former G4S finance chief previous nextAgencies & PeopleCountrywide CFO Jim Clarke retires, replaced by former G4S finance chiefOutgoing “stalwart” CFO leaves after a decade at the financial helm just months after helping raise £40m to fund digital roll-out.The Negotiator7th June 201703,755 Viewslast_img read more

19 Sep

Cricket News Shoaib Akhtar slams Archer for not checking up on Smith

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar on Sunday slammed Jofra Archer for not showing the basic courtesy of checking on Steve Smith after the Australian batsman was felled on the ground by a nasty bouncer from the England fast bowler during the second Ashes Test.During his fiery spell on the fourth day of the second Ashes Test at Lord’s on Saturday, Archer struck Smith twice—first on his forearm and then on the unprotected back of his neck by a bouncer clocking 92.4 miles per hour.“Bouncers are a part & parcel of the game but whenever a bowler hits a batsman on the head and he falls, courtesy requires that the bowler must go & check on him. It was not nice of Archer to just walk away while Smith was in pain. I was always the first one to run to the batsman,” Akhtar tweeted on Sunday.The body blow forced Smith to retire hurt while batting at 80. After a concussion test, Smith, however, returned in less than an hour to take the crease even as a section of English crowd booed the batsman.The former skipper was eventually dismissed when he shouldered arms to a straight ball from Chris Woakes, just eight runs short of a century. last_img read more