Landmark planning decision to allow Limerick solar panels

first_imgNewsCrime & CourtLandmark planning decision to allow Limerick solar panelsBy Bernie English – July 25, 2019 767 Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Limerick centre needed to tackle environmental issues Twitter Previous articleWATCH: Nickie Quaid talks Kilkenny and the importance of the puck outNext articleGarda recovering from accidental shooting 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. Limerick on Covid watch list Linkedin TAGSCourtEnvironmentLimerick City and CountyNews center_img Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print WhatsApp Elzbieta Pasinska who was successful in her appeal to An Bord Pleanala. Photo: Liam BurkeA LANDMARK decision to allow a Limerick resident to keep the solar panels on the roof of her home in Dooradoyle has opened the way for more use of solar energy in homes across the country.An Bord Pleanala overruled its own inspector to allow Elzbieta Joanna Pasinska to retain 21 solar panels on the front roof of her home at Gouldavoher Estate in Dooradoyle.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Current regulations require planning permission for more than seven solar panels. Limerick City and County Council’s decision to refuse the application for 21 panels was appealed by Ms Pasinska to An Bord Pleanala.Senior Planning Inspector for the Appeals Bord, Mary Kennelly, had cited the character of the estate of similar style houses where the ‘scale and extent’ of the panels would affect the townscape.She advised that ‘the cumulative effect of additional roof slopes being covered by panels in the vicinity of the site would be likely to further alter the character of this part of the estate and result in visual disharmony and clutter’.Pointing out that no evidence had been produced to support the applicant’s statement that 21 panels were required to meet her home’s energy requirements, Ms Kennelly also noted that no alternatives were considered such as free-standing arrays, or any evidence provided that glint and glare would not be ‘give rise to detriment to residential amenity’.But the Board rejected all of the Inspector’s recommendations:‘In deciding not to accept the Inspector’s recommendation to refuse permission for retention, the Board considered that the development would not be visually obtrusive, would not give rise to nuisance from glint and glare, would not seriously injure the visual or residential amenities of the area, and would not establish an undesirable precedent.’Environmental groups Community Power, Friends of the Irish Environment, Friends of the Earth, and An Taisce, who had all made submissions supporting Ms. Pasinska, welcomed the decision.Ian Lumley, An Taisce’s Advocacy Officer, said that ’the case caused widespread concern in impeding the advancement of rooftop solar PV in Ireland and is an important precedent for accommodating domestic roof installations in the major part of the national housing stock outside of architectural heritage protected areas’.Tony Lowes of Friends of the Irish Environment said that the Minister should immediately amend the planning regulations by way of a statutory instrument.”And Kate Ruddock of Friends of the Earth welcomed the decision to support small scale renewable energy generation for Ireland, saying that “we need to see more people, communities, farms and businesses enabled to take part in this transition away from fossil fuels.” Email Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Advertisementlast_img read more

Clare champions wary of Sarsfields challenge.

first_imgThurles Sarsfields will this weekend attempt to move one step closer to repeating their provincial success of 2012.However to do that the Mid Tipp side will have to get past Cratloe in a Munster Club Hurling Semi-Final.The two sides meet this Sunday in Ennis; last weekend saw Sars regain the Dan Breen Cup, while Cratloe recently became the first club in Clare in a century to do the senior double.  Cratloe captain Liam Markham says they’re delighted to still be involved at the business end of the yearYou can hear Sunday’s game between Thurles Sarsfields and Cratloe live here on Tipp FM.Throw-in at Cusack Park is at 2 o’ clock, with our big-match build-up getting underway from 1:30 in association with Flanagan’s on the Lake, Ballina – Killaloe.last_img read more

July 14 2010 from upper left Preparations fo

first_imgJuly 14, 2010 [from upper left] Preparations for Italian Night started last Friday with Tomiaki Tamura going through all of the steps, with table arrangements and teams lined out on a whiteboard. Tables and chairs had to be taken out of storage and placed, programs were folded, table cloths had to be tied down, and as in most years past, it started sprinkling right then …. [photo & text: sue] [from upper left] ….. Tomiaki met with the serving teams, Joseph prepared beautiful flower arrangements, the serving team ready for action. [photo & text: sue] [from left] This years chef Nathan Hodgson prepared a delicious meal, and here is Paolo Soleri before the crowd arrived. [photo & text: sue] Part of this event is the serving of pasta from wheel barrows. The crew is waiting for Mary Hoadley to announce the entrance of the pasta … [photo & text: sue] … and Paolo Soleri, at 91 years, served pasta to the guests. [photo: Chihiro Saito & text: sue] Italian Night 2010 dinner in the Vaults. [photo & text: sue] This years entertainment was provided by virtuoso accordionist and composer Nick Ariondo, with guest artists multi-faceted musicians Larry Hughes on clarinet and soprano sax and Jean Sudbury on violin and mandolin. It was a high energy, excellent performance, received by the crowd with much enthusiasm. [photo: Youngsoo Kim & text: event program, sue] As a winner of Italy’s Ancona/Catelfidardo Prize in 1987 for his chamber music and two Grammy awards with the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, Nick Ariondo is “a brilliant success,” according to Zubin Mehta, and “a one-man force to be reckoned with” says Dianne Bates. Nick Ariondo has received 20 consecutive annual ASCAP awards for his compositions & arrangements as he continues to surprise audiences with his incomparable artistry. [photo: Youngsoo Kim & text: event program, sue]last_img read more