Email Advertisement Facebook NewsLocal NewsFAI flash red card to local newspaper for ‘very negative comment’By admin – February 24, 2011 678 Twitter Previous articleFriars’ generous gift remains unopenedNext articleMixed fortunes for Limerick admin Linkedin WhatsApp THE Football Association of Ireland (FAI) has criticised a Limerick newspaper (not the Limerick Post) for “addressing in such a negative manner, the work done by the association throughout the country”.City Council’s director of services, Pat Dowling, told councillors this week that the FAI had written to city council, following an address given in City Hall by businessman, Pat O’Sullivan, owner and chairman of Limerick FC, last December.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Not reading directly from the four page letter, Mr Dowling said the FAI voiced their concern that the newspaper’s coverage of Mr O’Sullivan’s presentation had included “very negative comment, rather than the good work done by the FAI throughout the country.“The FAI is at the very centre of things on the ground in Limerick to break down social barriers in the city,” the letter stated.“I and my colleagues can present to the Strategic Policy Committee the work done by us in Limerick,” the FAI executive wrote.Cllr Tom Shortt said he had been very impressed with Mr O’Sullivan’s contribution to the December meeting“Since then he has got a number of very good projects going, including training for young people with apraxia, which is very positive and while there was some unhappiness regarding the Barcelona match for Limerick, there was a perception that it could have gone ahead here – however, discussion is healthy, especially regarding the Market’s Field arena for soccer and other positive developments. I hope we see more people glad to crack the nut that is the Market’s Field,” he said.Emphasising the importance of the FAI playing a central role in the playing of soccer in Limerick city, Mr Dowling said he will be organising a meeting with the FAI and other key players in the development of the Market’s Field, including City of Limerick VEC. Print
The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) on June 10 will begin reconstructing Springfield’s Community Center Bridge, which is located at the intersection of South Street, Clinton Street and Route 11 (Main Street) at the south end of Springfield village. Eastbound traffic, as a result, will be detoured away from the bridge.Beginning June 10, cars and light trucks eastbound on Route 11 will be detoured from the intersection of Main and Park Streets to the intersection of South and Clinton Streets. The detour will use Park, Mineral and South Streets as a replacement for Route 11 East, but this detour will have a weight restriction of 24,000 pounds.Westbound traffic on Route11 will continue to use the bridge and Main Street during the reconstruction. A sidewalk will be provided for pedestrians throughout the duration of the project.The affected streets and changes to them are:The southbound lane of Main Street south of Park Street will be closed. All Route 11 East (Main Street south) traffic must turn right onto Park Street and follow the detour. The left turn onto Summer Street will still be available. Park Street will be one-way between Main Street and Mineral Street with a stop sign on Park at that intersection. Park Street traffic will be required to stop and turn right onto Mineral Street, and follow the detour to Main Street. Mineral Street will be one-way for its entire length and become a through street with no stop signs at Grove or South Streets. Grove and School Streets will have stop signs where they intersect with Mineral Street, Motorists will not be allowed to make left turns off those streets onto Mineral Street.South Street will also have a stop sign where it intersects with Mineral Street. As the detoured traffic approaches the intersection with Clinton Street, a left turn lane will be provided to turn onto Main Street while through traffic and South Street traffic will merge into the right-hand lane.Unless they have permits to use local streets, all trucks weighing over 12 tons will not be allowed to use the local street detour. Those trucks must use a regional detour or find another alternate route. VTrans will sign the regional detour requiring Eastbound trucks to use Route 11 West to Route 103 East. VTrans anticipates that these detours will be required until mid-November of this year. At that time, two-way traffic will be restored on the Community Center Bridge, and traffic patterns will return to usual conditions.