Solidarity call on council to buy vacant sites

first_imgShannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Previous articleShannon Commercial Properties in line for national awardNext articleLISTEN: The Breakdown EP65 with Sporting Limerick and Three Red Kings Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] TAGSHousingLimerick CityNewspoliticsSolidarity Advertisement Linkedin Mortgage payment break for local authority home loan borrowers will be extended by a further three months Limerick on Covid watch list Limerick county house prices to rise 5% in 2021 MEMBERS of the Solidarity party are calling on Limerick City and County Council to make a compulsory purchase order on a vacant building on one of the main approaches to the city centre.The group held a demonstration outside the former Dunnes Stores building on Sarsfield Street on Tuesday to call on the local authority to purchase the vacant site for development.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We’re outside the old Dunnes [Stores] building which is on Sarsfield Street; it’s actually been vacant for ten years here in Limerick,” Seónaidh Ní Shíomóin, Solidarity City West candidate said.“On the housing list at the minute in Limerick, there are four and half thousand people waiting on accommodations. So we’re taking direct action today, we’re calling on Limerick County Council to make a compulsory purchase order on this building, where it could be turned into social and affordable housing,” the Solidarity local election candidate said.Ní Shíomóin explained this would be the first action taken by the group, as they plan to hold similar demonstrations at other vacant properties throughout the city.“Unfortunately, while we’ve been here in the last twenty minutes, it’s actually mostly homeless people coming up to us at the stall, and people who are staying in the hotels around the corner.“There’s a woman around the corner with a baby in the buggy asleep. She says that she can’t go back to her hotel until a certain time. There are so many harrowing stories. And direct action needs to be taken, and that’s what Solidarity intends to do,” she told the Limerick Post. Emailcenter_img Facebook Twitter Print WhatsApp Thefts of catalytic converters on the rise #crimeprevention RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick city house prices rise 4.9% as time to sell falls NewsHousingPoliticsVideoSolidarity call on council to buy vacant sitesBy Cian Reinhardt – October 31, 2018 2071 last_img read more