Homeless families moving from Cork to Limerick in search of accommodation

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick on Covid watch list Twitter Print Facebook Limerick county house prices to rise 5% in 2021 Marion Browne and Edel Conlon at the launch of the Threshold advice clinic on Tuesday.Photo: Keith WisemanHOMELESS families from North Cork are migrating to Limerick in search of hotel and guesthouse accommodation due to a lack of available beds in their area, according to a senior manager with national housing charity Threshold.Unlike other areas, Limerick has seen a number of homeless service agencies set up in the city to provide relief to those caught up in the ongoing housing crisis.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up However, according to Threshold, local services are under pressure due to increased demand from across the province.The charity has expanded its outreach services to try to meet the growing demand at a weekly clinic, held every Tuesday, which is being facilitated at the Citizens Information Services building on Henry Street.Limerick is facing “huge issues in the private rented sector,” said Threshold’s Southern Regional Manager Edel Conlon.To help cope with demand for those seeking to get on the property ladder, Threshold expanded its outreach services to Limerick city on Tuesday.Based on the Limerick Citizens Information Services building on Henry Street, the charity is providing a weekly advice clinic for tenants facing difficulties renting in the private sector.Ms Conlon said that Threshold dealt with 175 cases in Limerick in the first five months of this year, adding that “59 of those related to tenancy termination cases, so this is concerning”.“We have unfortunately had to turn down a few requests to represent tenants in Limerick” due to demand, and “ideally we would like to have a full—time office here in Limerick”.She warned that there is “not enough places to meet the need” of families entering homelessness.And the problem is spreading.“There are people accommodated all around the Munster and the Limerick area, in hotels and B&Bs. I know in North Cork they are finding it very difficult to find hotels and B&Bs for families who have become homeless. Those families are actually even travelling to hotels in Limerick to be accommodated.”Citing the recent experience of a homeless family in Cork who had to vacate their hotel room as it was booked to accommodate people attending a concert, she added: “This is the time of the year where there is a lot happening over the summer months, and unfortunately, families are going to be moving from one B&B to the next.“It’s extremely stressful for people in the private rented sector at the moment, because of the fear of having to face into that,” she explained. TAGSHousingLimerick City and CountyNews TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! WhatsAppcenter_img Previous articleHow To Beat The 3pm Slump in WorkNext articlePodcast: Taking burlesque to the ‘Wild Atlantic Cabaret’ #WeAreLimerick David Raleigh Mortgage payment break for local authority home loan borrowers will be extended by a further three months Limerick city house prices rise 4.9% as time to sell falls NewsHousingHomeless families moving from Cork to Limerick in search of accommodationBy David Raleigh – June 17, 2019 599 Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Linkedin Email Advertisementlast_img read more

Luxury canal home with some serious wow features

first_imgThe custom-designed home has a two-storey void, statement lighting and an open library. Picture: supplied.This two-storey custom designed home sits on a big canal block with huge entertaining area, inground swimming pool, pool hut and pontoon. Owners Matt and Andrea Burgess have loved living in the waterside property at 3 Wildfire Ct, Newport with their three children.“The large deck overlooking the canal is probably our favourite part (of the home),” Mr Burgess said. “It’s a great place for entertaining and it has a good view. And even though it has a wide outlook, it is actually quite private.” The kitchen at 3 Wildfire Court, Newport. Picture: supplied.MORE NEWS: Record smashing suburbs of 2019 Designed by the award-winning Darren James, the house is spread across two levels and features European oak floorboards and a two-storey void with feature lighting and custom floor to ceiling bookshelves with rolling ladder.On the ground floor there is a double garage, carport, study and open-plan living spaces. The kitchen has a butler’s pantry and European appliances while bi-fold doors open the dining room to the big entertaining area and the family room to the poolside deck. The entertaining area overlooks the canal. Picture: supplied.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoThere is also a laundry and toilet off the living room. Upstairs the master bedroom has an ensuite, a custom bedhead that conceals the built-in wardrobes, and a private balcony overlooking the canal. The remaining bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and there is a family bathroom and separate toilet. The upstairs living space looks out over the void and water. Outside, the entertaining area has an outdoor kitchen, built-in seating, LED lighting, speakers and glass balustrading. In the pool yard there is a second deck and a pool hut with kitchenette, study and storage space.Mr Burgess said the home would be perfect for a family or anyone who loves to entertain. The property is on the market through Danny Mailer of LJ Hooker Redcliffe. Robin Bailey sells Queensland homecenter_img Southside stunner up for grabslast_img read more

Colombia win football gold medal at the 23rd Central American and Caribbean Games, beating Venezuela

first_imgBarranquilla (Colombia), Aug 1: Hosts Colombia have won the football gold medal at the 23rd Central American and Caribbean Games, beating Venezuela 2-1 in the final at the Romelio Martinez Stadium here.Honduras won the bronze-medal match after crushing Haiti 3-0 on Tuesday, reports EFE news agency.The hosts took the lead early in the final after a Luis Sandoval shot touched Venezuelan Jean Gutierrez for an own goal in the 11th minute.They scored again in the 32nd minute to make it 2-0 after Leonardo Castro fired home from on a free kick.However, the Venezuelans fought back with a goal four minutes later as Yohandry Orozco scored on a rebound. (IANS)last_img