Meeting to discuss Castleconnell flooding to be held by end of…

first_imgLinkedin Print Advertisement University Hospital Limerick denies claim it ignored request by sister hospital over transfer of flu patients Previous articleFinance Minister to address Brexit at major public meetingNext articleMulti car collision on M7 outside Limerick claims one life Editor Twitter Long overdue work at Janesboro church Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsCommunityEnvironmentMeeting to discuss Castleconnell flooding to be held by end of monthBy Editor – March 1, 2017 1045 center_img Limerick Senator encouraging Limerick groups to apply for new €30m fund WhatsApp Email €8 million M20 tendering process gets underway Irish Cement should not be allowed compromise public health TAGSCastleconnell VillageMontpelierSenator Kieran O’Donnell Living City review to focus on poor response in Georgian Limerick Senator Kieran O’DonnellFlood relief plans for Castleconnell Village and Montpelier will be discussed before the end of March at a public consultation organised by The Office of Public Works (OPW).The consultation will take place in Castleconnell Village, with the venue likely to be the Castle Oaks Hotel, which was the location for the previous public consultation on 1st September last.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Discussing this announcement, Limerick Senator, Kieran O’Donnell said, “At the public consultation on 1st September last we were shocked to found no flood relief plans were provided for in respect of either Castleconnell Village or Montpelier.“I am now glad to report that the OPW Minister Canney and the OPW itself have confirmed to me that flood relief plans are now prepared for Castleconnell Village and Montpelier.“Furthermore, I have secured a commitment that these flood plans will be available for Public Consultation with local residents within the next few weeks. Arrangements are currently being finalised for a specific date, with the venue more than likely being the Castle Oaks hotel.“I would encourage all residents in the Castleconnell and Montpelier areas to attend and have their say. Over 100 people attended the previous Public Consultation on and this shows how important it is to everyone in the area.“Castleconnell Village and Montpelier were both flooded on the last two occasions and the fact that the original draft flood relief report did not include any measures for either location was crazy. This is now being rectified.”“Once the date and venue are fully finalised and confirmed for the Public Consultation, it will be advertised locally and I will also inform local residents,” Senator O’Donnell concluded.last_img read more

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Greggs takes delivery of three hybrid trucks

first_imgGreggs has taken delivery of three new hybrid refrigeration units designed to help lower its environmental impact of its logistics in central London.The new T- and UT-Series Hybrid refrigeration systems from Thermo King, a Trane Technologies brand, can switch between diesel and electric mode, allowing transporters to operate in inner cities, residential areas and low-emission zones with the unit’s diesel engine turned off.Greggs is one of the first customers in Europe to take delivery of the system.“We’re very conscious about the sustainability of our transport operations. It is paramount for us to operate in inner cities with as little noise and emissions as possible,” said Richard Penna, group logistics manager at Greggs.“It was a natural choice to work with Thermo King and equip our trucks with these new units that can easily switch from diesel operation to electric, reduce the sound level and eliminate emissions. On top of that we expect to benefit from the lower daily fuel consumption.”The new hybrid single- and multi-temperature solution for trucks feature Frigoblock alternator and inverter-drive technology. The nose-mount T-Series Hybrid and under-mount UT-Series Hybrid refrigeration automatically switches between electric and diesel operation as required or necessary.It added that the driver only needs to set the vehicle when leaving the depot and the system will switch electric and diesel modes during the working day depending on the unit’s requirements.The food-to-go and bakery specialist has used Thermo King units for several years, Penna added.“Thermo King Hybrid technology was designed to help transport and delivery companies’ future-proof their refrigerated operations and investments. With this solution they can stay ahead of regulations, control their total cost of ownership and achieve important sustainability goals,” added Colm O’Grady, product manager at Thermo King.last_img read more

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