Overcrowding fears at Letterkenny halting site

first_imgDONEGAL COUNTY Council has been granted Circuit Court orders to remove unauthorised occupants from a Letterkenny halting some.Concerns were raised by the Chief Fire Officer about overcrowding, which prompted the action. Donegal County Council brought the matter to Letterkenny Circuit Court against Francis Crumlish, Dana Crumlish and Tom McDonagh, all of Canal Road Group Housing Scheme, Neil T Blaney Road, Letterkenny.The halting site has seven halts and eight houses, all of which have approved tenants.Gareth McGrory, BL, for Donegal County Council., said the site was ‘under strain with over occupancy’.“What has happened is a developing problem,” Mr McGrory said.“Unauthorised tenants turn up, park their caravans and occupy it. Significant fire safety concerns have been expressed.”Ms Dana Crumlish, speaking in court, said she resided at the address for eight years. Gardaí, she said, had seized her caravan and she had been placed in a house in Letterkenny. “I got my van back from the guards and released to the site,” Ms Crumlish who has two sons, aged 17 and 15, said.In October, Judge Eoin Garavan granted an order preventing the defendants from occupying the lands, but put a stay on the order to allow residents engage with DCC in an attempt to find emergency accommodation.Judge John Aylmer said he was not going to look behind the order made by Judge Garavan.“He has taken the view that an order should be granted in favour of the Council,” Judge Aylmer said.“He put a stay to allow them to engage with the Council for alternative accommodation. This is not a court of appeal. If you want to appeal, your will have to go to the High Court.”The defendants outlined a willingness to engage with the Council.Ms Crumlish said she did not want to leave the site. She claimed to have been offered accommodation for only one night and for one child, which was not suitable to her.Mr McGrory said he believed the defendants did not reside there on a permanent basis.“They come and go,” he told the Court.Judge Aylmer said Ms Crumlish would have to ‘haunt the place’ (the Council offices) looking for alternative accommodation.Overcrowding fears at Letterkenny halting site was last modified: November 25th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal County CouncilHalting SiteJudge John AylmerletterkennyLetterkenny Circuit Courtlast_img read more

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Feedly May be the Best Mobile Feed Reader Yet

first_imgFeed reading on the go is an unsolved problem, none of the available options really feels like they’ve nailed it yet. Feedly, the popular browser plug-in that turns your Google Reader subscriptions into an attractive magazine-style display, has just released an iPhone app that may be my favorite mobile feed reader I’ve tried. (iTunes link) When I’ve got free time and am looking for something good to read, I’ve been launching Feedly for the past few months that I’ve been testing it.The app, which sells for $2.99, offers an attractive folder-based navigation that’s easy to thumb through horizontally. Sharing, bookmarking, Tweeting and emailing are all very easy to do. There’s no limit to the number of feeds you can subscribe to in the app. It uses a popularity metric to surface key items in each folder of subscriptions that you should read if in a time crunch. It’s a great little app and well worth a few dollars.I do wish that Feedly scaled up better on the iPad. The horizontal navigation that it offers makes a huge difference, though, on the iPhone. What do you think of Feedly for iPhone? What’s your favorite way to read feeds on mobile? What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfacescenter_img The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Tags:#mobile#Product Reviews#web marshall kirkpatricklast_img read more

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Want to Go to Ghana for Free? Teach Reading with Digital Tools for Worldreader

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Nijoshree to fulfill lowermiddle class housing dreams Mamata

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first_imgKolkata: The Mamata Banerjee government has introduced “Nijoshree” project to help people from the lower-middle class groups to get their own dream homes at a minimum price.One with income below Rs 15,000 per month and Rs 30,000 per month will be eligible to get one BHK and two BHK flats respectively. A target of constructing 50,000 flats has been set under the project for which the state Housing department is the nodal agency.A one BHK flat will be of 378 sq feet carpet area and it would cost Rs 7.28 lakh while one has to pay Rs 9.26 lakh for a two BHK flat of 559 sq feet carpet area. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsFirhad Hakim, the state Urban Development and Municipal Affairs minister, announced the project at Nabanna on Wednesday after the Cabinet meeting. He said: “There are projects to extend support to people from the BPL group to get their own homes. But it came to our notice that there was nothing as such for the lower middle-class people. Keeping this in mind, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has decided to introduce “Nijoshree” under which flats will be allotted to people from the said group. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedHe said that a target has been set to give shape to the project within the next two years. “We have already identified some plots where construction of the building will begin soon. At the same time all the concerned departments, development authorities, municipalities, Corporations and panchayats have also been directed to identify plots for the project,” he said.The concerned departments, development authorities and civic bodies can also construct the buildings under the project on the lands they identify. But it will get distributed by the state Housing department. Each of the buildings will be five-storeyed ones. But there will be no elevators considering that it will increase the maintenance cost. One interested to get a flat in the five-storeyed buildings will have to apply for a flat through a website that the state Housing department will be launching soon. Subsequently, there will be a lottery to allot the flats. Assistance will also be provided to ensure bank loans for purchase. A person cannot apply for the second time if once a flat gets allotted against his or her name.last_img read more

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