Operation ‘Open City’ gets underway in Limerick

first_imgLinkedin Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Limerick on Covid watch list TAGSLimerick City and CountyNewstrafficTransport NewsCommunityTransportOperation ‘Open City’ gets underway in LimerickBy Staff Reporter – December 2, 2019 2406 Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? An Garda Síochána has commenced Operation ‘Open City’ to facilitate the movement of Public Transport and minimise traffic disruption to the general public, through high visibility and enforcement activity’ which will continue until Christmas Eve in Limerick.Operation ‘Open City’ involves a multi-agency approach between An Garda Síochána, The National Transport Authority, Local Authorities and transport providers.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up ‘Open City’ is a high visibility enforcement operation with Gardaí patrolling major arterial routes and link roads during core commuter hours.There will also be a particular focus on traffic management issues around car parks at major shopping areas.  During the operation enhanced communication will be provided to the public by An Garda Síochána and relevant stakeholders through the use of social media (@GardaTraffic), websites, smartphone apps and roadside variable message signs.The 197 newly attested Gardaí who graduated last Friday, November 29, take up operational duty today, with the 32 Gardaí assigned to Limerick City deployed to ‘Open City’.They will support Garda Roads Policing Units and local Garda patrols to help people get about their day’s business, and enjoy the seasonal festivities.Limerick is one of three cities taking part in operation ‘Open City’, with Dublin and Cork being the other two.Operation ‘Open City’ will be run alongside the Christmas Road Safety Enforcement Campaign with both operations focused on reducing road fatalities and keeping people safe.Safety advice during Christmas• Be careful when withdrawing money from cash machines and financial institutions.• Mind your belongings when in crowded areas. Use a handbag or shoulder bag that can be held securely.• Don’t leave bags or valuables visible inside a parked cars.• Park your car in a controlled car park and retain the parking ticket on your person.• Always lock your car securely when leaving it unattended, even for brief period.• Report any incident to Gardaí, immediately.For more on Crime Prevention visit Garda.ie https://www.garda.ie/en/Crime-Prevention/ Print Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Previous articleCoonagh earn dramatic FAI Junior Cup victoryNext articleMIC awarded €350k towards next-generation STEAM initiative Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! WhatsApp Twitter Advertisement Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat last_img read more

Italian PM tells EU to ‘show more ambition, unity, courage’

first_imgConte sounded unimpressed in his letter.”Dear Ursula,” he wrote. “I hear ideas [from you] not worthy of Europe.”He told her it was time for the EU “to show more ambition, more unity and more courage”.At issue is billions of euros that Italy wants from the European Union to help fight the novel coronavirus pandemic that has killed nearly 14,000 people in Italy and shattered the country’s economy. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Friday extended his feud about coronavirus money with EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen in the pages of a Roman newspaper.Conte wrote a letter to Italy’s La Repubblica in response to an apology that von der Leyen had published in the same paper on Thursday.”I am sorry,” von der Leyen had told Italians. “The EU is with you now.” Topics :center_img Conte wants the EU to start issuing lots of joint debt — dubbed “coronabonds” — that could let countries such as Italy address the crisis more cheaply.Von der Leyen has sided with Germany and some other northern European countries’ suspicion of pooled risk because it could raise their own borrowing costs at the expense of more indebted countries.Von der Leyen is backing an EU-wide guarantee that could raise 100 billion euros ($108 billion) to aid strained national unemployment schemes.She told Italians said these EU-backed loans were “demonstrating European solidarity”.Conte said he “welcomed” the EU’s unemployment initiative.But the Italian leader also made it clear that he still wanted the coronabonds.”When fighting a war, you must do everything possible to win and equip yourself with all the tools needed for the (subsequent) reconstruction,” he wrote.Conte said this required “innovative tools such as the European Recovery Bonds.”He said these bonds are “useful to finance the extraordinary efforts that Europe will have to put in place” and “are in no way aimed at sharing the debt that each of our countries has inherited from the past”.EU leaders failed to find a common response last week and gave finance ministers until next Thursday to draft a new strategy.Italy’s world-leading toll from the new disease reached 13,915 on Thursday.Its three-week lockdown to stop the spread has been extended through at least mid-April and its economy is expected to suffer its biggest peacetime shock since World War II.last_img read more