Call for Public Art Submissions for O’Connell Street, Limerick

first_imgAdvertisement Twitter WhatsApp Limerick City and County Council has announced details of a competition for a new public art installation on O’Connell Street in the heart of Limerick city centre.The commissioning of a new piece is part of the multi-million euro revitalisation project of O’Connell Street, that is currently going through the Part VIII (Part 8) planning process.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The new artwork will be in place on a permanent basis and is intended to reflect the current transformation of Limerick City and the region, while also taking into account the significant Georgian legacy that O’Connell Street retains, as well as its later Victorian and Edwardian interventions – styles which extended outwards as the city grew and prospered.Consideration must be given to visual impact on the street and positive impact on the environment.The commission must be no taller than the top of the adjacent building parapets.The selected artist or artist team must be open to future collaboration whereby the artwork may be shown on multimedia, as images of the commission may be used for marketing purposes.Consideration should also be given to the need to incorporate the selected commission into the larger O’Connell Street Revitalisation Project, and the need to coordinate the installation of the artwork.Proposals from individual artists, collaborations, collective responses, and interdisciplinary practices are sought and welcome in equal measure.The Public Art Competition is being run as part of the overall O’Connell Street Revitalisation Project which will see Limerick’s main thoroughfare transformed into a pedestrian priority area, with improved surfaces, more street furniture, a shared road surface and priority bus lane.A briefing meeting will be arranged for artists, curators and creative producers interested in the commission and will be held on 19th August 2019 in Istabraq Hall, Corporate Headquarters, Limerick City and County Council, Merchant’s Quay, Limerick, V94 EH90 at 4pm. The briefing session will be filmed and posted online.The closing date for Stage 1 submissions is 9 September 2019 at 12pm.Selection of the Commission will be announced in December 2019, with an anticipated completion date of artwork by end 2020.For more information about the Public Art competition please see eTenders website, RFT number 155363.For more information on the overall O’Connell Street Revitalisation project visit are available for viewing at Planning Department, Limerick City and County Council, Dooradoyle, Limerick V94 WV78 or Customer Services Department, Limerick City and County Council, Merchant’s Quay, Limerick V94 EH90 until 23 August 2019.Submissions either via MyPoint ( or by post to the Planning Department must be submitted/ received by 6 September 2019. Linkedin Printcenter_img Email Facebook NewsCommunityCall for Public Art Submissions for O’Connell Street, LimerickBy Staff Reporter – August 9, 2019 791 Previous articleArts and sports funding is now up for grabsNext articleLimerick Post Show, August 9, 2019 Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

New Home Secretary Sajid Javid has family links to lettings industry

first_imgIt’s now clear why former  Secretary of State for Housing Sajid Javid always seemed to be so well briefed about the private rental market.The  new Home Secretary, who was last week replaced by James Brokenshire at the Department of Housing, Communities and Local Government (DHCLG), has a brother who is a director of several property firms including a letting agency.Atif Javid was a lawyer in Bristol at legal firm Burgess Salmon before establishing a lettings agency in the city called Intire, which has been running for at least ten years.Atif (pictured) is a busy entrepreneur and is also developing a national lettings portal for landlords and tenants called Landlord First and a rooting app for android phones.But Intire is the largest of his businesses and has six staff and is based in the northern Downend area of Bristol.Atif has made a small fortune from both investing in property and running his various businesses, it was claimed by the Daily Mail over the weekend.43-year-old Atif has fingers in several other property pies including a landlord software company called Landlord Hub and a property development and investment firm called SA Capital.Housing policyAtif hasn’t always agreed with his brother on Tory housing policy, and in a blog published two years ago on his Intire website, one of his staff criticised the Tories for their clamp-down on landlords and in particular the additional Stamp Duty now due on investment and second homes.Sajid Javid has five brothers all of whom have excelled in their fields of expertise including, as well as Atif, a Chief Constable (Basit), a mortgage broker (Khalid) and a supermarket chain manager called Tariq.Sajid Javid, whose father and mother arrived almost penniless in the UK from the Punjab in 1961, took over from Amber Rudd at the Home Office after she resigned from her post after admitting to having “inadvertently” misled MPs over targets for removing illegal immigrants.housing letting agent atif javid Bristol Sajid Javid dhclg May 8, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » New Home Secretary Sajid Javid has family links to lettings industry previous nextAgencies & PeopleNew Home Secretary Sajid Javid has family links to lettings industryAtif Javid, a younger brother of Sajid based in Bristol, operates several property ventures including a lettings agency, it has been revealed.Nigel Lewis8th May 201803,708 Viewslast_img read more

Guided-Missile Destroyer Rescues Pakistani Fishermen

first_imgGuided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) assisted the crew of Pakistani flagged fishing vessel Al Sohail May 18…(navy)[mappress]Source: navy, May 23, 2011; View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Fishermen View post tag: Naval Guided-Missile Destroyer Rescues Pakistani Fishermen View post tag: Destroyer View post tag: Guided-missile Back to overview,Home naval-today Guided-Missile Destroyer Rescues Pakistani Fishermen View post tag: rescues View post tag: Pakistani May 23, 2011 Share this articlelast_img

Maria Ressa prepared for ‘worst’ as verdict in cyber libel case out today

first_imgMANILA – Rappler’s chief executive officer Maria Ressa is ready for the “worst-case scenario” as a Manila court is set to promulgate today the cyber libel case filed against her and the online news website.Ressa said she believes the cyberlibel charge, which could detain her for up to 12 years if the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 46 will rule her guilty, was the administration’s ploy to intimidate all critical voices.“I’m ready. I’m prepared for the worst. Rappler is prepared for the worst but we are desperately hoping for the best because we believe that the mission of journalism is extremely important today,” Ressa said in a virtual interview with the International Center for Journalists.“The attacks were four years in the making . . . I was arrested last year, not once but twice. As the verdict day came closer and closer, I know the possibility is there. I said this to the Princeton Class of 2020, the day we accomplish things is to embrace our fear,” she added.The cyber libel case against Ressa stemmed from a complaint by businessman Wilfredo Keng in 2017 over a Rappler story five years earlier about his alleged ties to a then Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona.Based on the news report of former Rappler reporter Reynaldo Santos Jr., Keng has allegedly lend his black Chevrolet Suburban to Corona, who was then facing an impeachment complaint.Rappler reported that the SUV, which bore the plate number ZWK 111, was registered under Keng at the Land Transportation Office. While Keng admitted ZWK 111 was his, he said that he doesn’t own the SUV Corona had been using.Lawyer Melisas Andaya, the legal counsel of Keng, remained confident, however, that they will get a favorable ruling from the judge of the Manila court.“We have faith that justice will be served. The reputation of our client Wilfredo Keng will be vindicated,” Andaya said. “We have shown that there is no evidence linking him to the drugs and murder allegations mentioned in the defamatory online article.”“This should serve as a lesson that no one is above the law. Everyone should be more judicious and circumspect before making accusations, especially when the reputation of a private individual is involved,” she added.Aside from the cyber libel case, Rappler and Ressa are facing charges of tax fraud, violating the Securities Regulation Code and the Anti-Dummy Law, among others./PNlast_img read more