“Clear strategy” in place for new Croom school

first_imgDeputy Patrick O’DonovanTHE Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board (LCETB) has “a clear strategy in place” to deliver a successful resolution to the proposed new secondary school in Croom, according to Limerick Fine Gael representatives.Deputy Patrick O’Donovan and Cllr Stephen Keary met with officials from the LCETB this week after requesting an update on the progress being made on the plans for the new school.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Deputy O’Donovan said he was “glad to have had the opportunity to discuss the issues which gave rise to the An Bord Pleanála decision to refuse the building of the school”.He added that the Department of Education is fully supportive of the project.Cllr Keary said that the project in Croom would see “a state-of-the-art school big enough for 1,000 students being constructed in the town”.This he said would be “a major stimulus to the area in terms of the construction project and fit out”.The Adare-Rathkeale councillor added he was anxious to see the school progressed for the students attending the existing Coláiste Chiaráin.Both Deputy O’Donovan and Cllr Keary say they are committed to helping to deliver the project and it is understood that work is continuing within the LCETB on the matter.Limerick Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins last week described the current conditions at the school as “third world-like” and said that parents have complained about students coming home “cold and sick” due to the prefab accommodation. Linkedin Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Common sense would light up Croom Previous articleAAA called to account over Limerick street collectionsNext article€366,953 spent on undeveloped council sites in Limerick John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie O’Sullivan urges Limerick people affected by flooding to attend briefing TAGSAn Bord PleanalaCllr Stephen KearyColaiste ChiarainCroomDepartment of EducationeducationlimerickLimerick and Clare Education and Training Boardniall collinsPatrick O’Donovan TD Email Printcenter_img WhatsApp Advertisement News“Clear strategy” in place for new Croom schoolBy John Keogh – February 12, 2015 871 Croom festival highlights plight of Maigue crayfish Sod turned on €15 million Croom school campus Facebook An Bord Pleanála grants permission for King’s Island Flood Relief Scheme Dawn of a new era for education in Croomlast_img read more

Lake-effect snow, Arctic air blast Midwest, Northeast

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — At least 7 inches of lake-effect snow had been reported in western New York as of early Thursday morning, with squalls coming off the Great Lakes and occasionally pushing snowfall rates to 1 to 2 inches per hour in northwest Pennsylvania and upstate New York. Additionally, wind gusts nearing 40 mph are causing near whiteout conditions on roadways affected by the snow squalls. This comes after a quick-moving storm dumped 7 to 8 inches of snow on Vermont and New Hampshire on Wednesday. In parts of New York state on Thursday, snow accumulations could exceed 1 foot. As the winter storm pulls away farther into Southeast Canada, lake-effect snow squalls should end later Thursday. Meanwhile, gusty winds are still an issue along the Appalachian Mountains and are extending into parts of the Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia metro areas. Wind gusts approaching 50 mph were reported on the New Jersey shore on Wednesday and others near 60 mph were reported in western North Carolina. New winter storm watches have been issued Thursday for parts of the Midwest as a new storm is forecast to develop on Friday. This storm already is pulling down an Arctic blast into parts of the Midwest Thursday morning, with single-digit wind chills greeting those waking up from Minneapolis to Chicago. This Arctic air will make its way into the Northeast on Friday, with wind chills across the entire region in the single digits and teens. The wind chill in New York City will be about 13 degrees Friday morning. There’s increasing confidence that a new winter storm will develop on Friday morning in the southern high Plains, bringing snow to parts of Colorado and northern New Mexico. On Friday and into Saturday, this storm will organize a bit more, boosted by a separate system from the north, potentially adding to snowfalls in the central Plains and along the Interstate 70 corridor from Kansas City to Indianapolis. Snow may just reach Chicago, with heavier snow seen in central Illinois and northern Missouri. The storm should slide into the Ohio and Mississippi river valleys on Saturday night. Forecasters have more confidence in what the storm does this weekend on the East Coast, however some aspects of this weather event remain unclear. On Sunday and Monday, the storm likely will become a little more energized and organized again as it moves towards the coast line near Virginia and North Carolina. However, a high pressure sitting in southern Canada should suppress the storm from making too much northern movement. The result of this is a snow shield wrapping around the cold side of the storm that likely brings impacts to parts of the mid Atlantic. There’s increasing potential for accumulating snowfall in the mid-Atlantic for the second half of the weekend and into early Monday. However, there’s still potential for the heaviest snow bands to slide a little north or be suppressed a little south. So it’s still too early to pinpoint where the heaviest snowfall will set up. Additionally, it seems the snow wouldn’t be particularly intense. It’s still too early to tell. There’s no sufficient evidence, despite reports on social media, to suggest a blockbuster winter weather event is in the offing.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more