first_imgThe Parteen basin on Lough DergTHE COST of a controversial pipeline to take water from the River Shannon near Limerick City and deliver it Dublin is set to go over budget.The project is now likely to exceed the estimated €1.3 billion cited in the National Development Plan (NDP), according to Irish Water.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Plans for the Shannon pipeline to abstract water from the Parteen Basin have been met with fierce opposition from concerned environmentalists, farmers and tourism operators in Limerick, Clare and Tipperary.Irish Water has informed the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government that rising costs may put the project over budget but has not yet given any revised costings.The company plans to start construction of the pipeline in 2023 and estimates it will take up to four years to completeThe project was chosen as the viable option from a number of possible solutions to the growing demand for water in Dublin, including a seawater desalination plant.However, the River Shannon Protection Alliance (RSPA) says that Dublin could solve its water problems if it just tackled the leaks.Gerry Siney of the RSPA points out that Dublin is awash with water that needs to be filtered and purified regardless of its source.“They should insist that Irish Water implement a strategic plan for the replacement of Dublin’s ancient, corroded and leaking pipes. The replacement of these pipes is unavoidable and the taxpayer cannot be expected to finance a flawed pipeline scheme which represents the wrong solution,” he said. Previous articleWoman arrested and €72,000 seized in WestburyNext articleTalking Points: Early statements of intent and absences prove costly Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Twitter Facebook Advertisement WhatsAppcenter_img Linkedin Email Print NewsEnvironmentShannon pipeline would leak cashBy Bernie English – August 18, 2020 552 last_img read more


first_img Tags: Chittenangovolleyball Carolyn Myka led the way, not only getting five aces, but recording six assists. Olivia Fawcett also had five aces as Savannah Penoyer and T Foran each got three aces. Bayla Cutrie had four kills and Sarah Martin added three kills.The Bears then faced Port Byron Friday night and endured far tougher competition from the Panthers, though it won the first two sets by equal 25-22 margins and then took the third set 25-17.Martin, with 10 kills, three aces and eight digs, paced the Bears. Penoyer and Lily Callahan had four kills apiece, with Jada Masciat and Bayla Cutrie each earning three kills. Cutrie and Myka both finished with eight assists, Callahan getting four assists and Myka earning three aces. Penoyer also contributed seven digs. After a tournament Saturday in Beaver River, Chittenango would host Cortland Tuesday and then have a big showdown with main Onondaga High School League challenger Tully on Thursday night.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Though many of its neighbors have gone to a fall schedule to battle for state honors, the Chittenango girls volleyball team remains a winter program, with few peers.Dominant runs to Section III Class B titles in recent years are something the Bears want to continue in 2019-20, and after last Monday’s scheduled season opener with CBA got snowed out, the work began later in the week.Against Manlius-Pebble Hill Thursday night, Chittenango served up 22 aces, accounting for nearly a full set’s worth of points on the way to sweeping the Trojans 25-5, 25-11, 25-4.last_img read more


first_imgWorks on the 35 million dollar new Cape Coast Stadium Project is almost done.The China-aided stadium being constructed by the China Jiangxi Corporation for International Economic and Technical Corporation will have the capacity to accommodate 16,000 spectators.Watch Photos as the new stadium takes shape: –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img