Friday 23 March 2018

Regeneration row sparks walk-out

THE board of one of the largest communities involved in consultative talks for the regeneration of Limerick has resigned in a row over the project's direction.

The nine-person St Mary's Park Community Group has resigned in a row with Limerick City Council, saying it has no confidence in the process.

At the beginning of the scheme, more than 200 homes were due to be demolished and replaced with new properties in the St Mary's Park estate.

However, because of the economic downturn, now it is planned to refurbish homes.

Former Limerick Mayor, John Gilligan, has backed the community group's stance.

The Independent city councillor said he shared the frustration felt by many in the estate, which he said was in a very poor condition.

Irish Independent

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