Home News Council Spate of objections to new Mountmellick housing NewsCouncil Normally the Council seeks to progress such projects on a consensus basis following consultation. However, if there is not unanimous approval it can be put to a vote seeking majority support. The issue is expected to come before the November monthly meeting of the Council which is scheduled for this morning, November 25 at 11am.The issue of the lengthy housing waiting list, the delays in providing new homes, the duration of the design and planning process and the impact of homelessness on children and families has dominated debates at Council meetings all year.Over 40 other households and residents are opposing these 6 new houses planned to be built on .19 hectares at Ballycullenbeg in Mountmellick. The houses would be accessed of the R422 road in the town via Kirwan Park and Silverwood estates.A variety of reasons for opposing the new houses are put forward by the residents from the neighbouring houses including the reduction of green space, the impact on the market value of their homes, that the proposed design is unsuitable, health and safety, social impact and inadequate sewerage system. The objections were all placed with the Council back in September at the time of the public consultation process.Setting out their objectives the local authority management state that the houses provide for the delivery of much needed new homes in Mountmellick and that the provision of such housing is a key objective of the local authority’s Development Plan 2017 to 2023.See Also: Housing tops the Council’s priority list for 2020See Also: Books, jerseys, hats – the Laois Today store is now open! Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Monday, November 25, 2019Next articleNew owner of O’Loughlin’s Hotel outlines his plans and sees great future for Portlaoise John WhelanJohn Whelan has been a journalist, commentator, columnist, political analyst, campaigner, politician and publisher ever since he was 17. Having been Editor of the Leinster Express, Offaly Express and the Leinster Leader he has also contributed extensively on a number of issues to all of the country’s flagship titles and programmes including the Irish Press, The Irish Independent, the Star, the Sunday Independent, the Sunday Business Post, The Sunday Times and Prime Time. He is founder of Communicate Ireland a PR, public affairs, event management and media services company.He is the author of the popular camping blog, Vanhalla – Camper Heaven. Facebook GAA WhatsApp GAA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Twitter Pinterest Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest There is a spate of opposition after being lodged against plans to provide new housing in Mountmellick.Dozens of objections have been made by other residents who oppose the provision of six modest social homes in the town.The plans for the 2-bedroom maisonette style dwellings is being put forward by Laois County Council and has the support of the local authority’s senior management team.However, the public consultation process has seen the proposal greeted with robust disapproval by other householders who live in the vicinity of the site for the suggested development.Also registering opposition to the planned new houses is local councillor Paddy Bracken.Cllr Bracken has cited parking spaces, road safety, the reduction of green area, bin space, the impact on the market value of other homes and that there is other vacant land available nearby, as the grounds for his opposition to the construction of these houses.However, in a report outlining the need for the houses to addresses the acute shortage of homes in the locality and the necessity to provide such houses to meet local demand on the housing list, the proposed development has the backing of David O’ Hara, senior executive planner; Michael Rainey, the Director of Services for Housing and the Council’s Chief Executive, John Mulholland.They have clearly set out their plans and basis for the 6-single-storey dwellings in a report issued to all councillors on November 15. TAGSBallycullenbegCllr Paddy BrackenhousingLaois County CouncilMountmelllick Housing Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Spate of objections to new Mountmellick housing By John Whelan – 25th November 2019 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin GAA
Huawei founder urges shift to software AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 05 JAN 2016 Justin manages the editorial content for the Mobile World Live portal and award-winning Mobile World Live TV service. In the last few years Justin has launched and grown a portfolio of premier media products, which include the Mobile World Congress… Read more LIVE FROM CES 2016: China’s Huawei revealed ambitions to become the world’s second-largest smartphone player by 2018 as the company unveiled new products this morning.“Huawei took the number three smartphone spot in 2015 with 9.7 per cent market share,” stated Richard Yu, CEO of the company’s Consumer Business Group. “Within two years we have a chance to be number two.”Apple has a 11.8 per cent market share, giving it the second spot behind Samsung (28.3 per cent share).Yu suggested that this objective is realistic due to recent growth. Last year its smartphone shipments jumped 44 per cent, with 108 million units shipped in 2015.Mate 8The flagship smartphone (pictured above) unveiled this morning was a device that has already been teased, the Huawei Mate 8. With a 6-inch screen, the device will launch across Europe, the Middle East, Southeast China, South Africa and Mexico at €599 for the 32GB model and €699 for the 64GB version. However, in the US the company is touting the Huawei GX8 (a version of the G8/G7 Plus already available in other markets), available in Q1 for $350.The Mate 8 comes with some impressive battery performance stats, with Huawei calling it the first smartphone that provides more than two days usage on a single charge, as well as powering 17 hours of HD video. A new Mocha Brown version is also available, in addition to Champagne Gold, Moonlight Silver and Space Gray.MediaPad M2Huawei’s new MediaPad M2 tablet was also thrown in to the works, featuring a 10.1-inch display and available in 4 versions (from $349 to $469). A partnership with Harman/Kardon is touted to provide a “rich sonic audio experience.”Huawei WatchBuilding on the launch of its first smartwatch unveiled at Mobile World Congress last February, Huawei unveiled two new versions targeting the female market: the Huawei Watch Jewel ($599) and Elegant ($499, pictured). The Chinese company is partnering with crystal retailer Swarovski on the two new editions.Nexus 6P and Google partnershipFinally, Huawei took time to talk up its high-profile partnership with Google via the Nexus 6P. The vendor announced a new colour for the device – Matte Gold. Strikingly, Kevin Ho, President of Huawei’s handset division at the Consumer Business Group, declared its alliance with Google as one of its most important and something the vendor wants to “enhance.”One notable exception to today’s product portfolio was any confirmation that Huawei plans to bring its mid-end Honor brand to the US. The Honor range has launched in Europe to a relative degree of success and earlier rumours suggested it could be about to cross the pond. Related Author HuaweiMate8MediaPadNexus6P Justin Springham Devices Xiaomi Q4 boosted by Huawei woes Previous ArticleInterview: CES’ Gary ShapiroNext ArticleAT&T looks for smart cities shift in IoT strategy Xiaomi ousts Huawei in Latin America smartphones HomeDevicesNews Huawei has eyes on No2 smartphone spot, unveils new devices Tags
The Overland Park Presbyterian Church sanctuary would be torn down to make way for a four-deck parking structure under plans submitted to the Overland Park Planning Commission.The partnership that purchased Overland Park Presbyterian Church in 2016 has filed plans for with the city of Overland Park that call for the construction of a five-story multi-use facility with space for office, retail and restaurant uses as well as an adjacent parking garage.The historic portion of the Overland Park Presbyterian Church building would be preserved.The plans show that the historic portion of the church that faces Overland Park Drive would remain intact, though the current sanctuary building would be demolished to make way for a four-level parking structure.The property went on sale in summer 2016 after the congregation determined it could not afford the approximately $150,000 in repairs needed to bring a functioning boiler and air conditioning system to the original building, which was completed in 1929. The sanctuary building that would be demolished under the developers’ proposal was completed in 1970.The new multi-use development, called Edison OP in the project submittals, would have its restaurant and retail operations oriented facing 80th Street and Marty Street. The current strip retail building at the southwest corner of 80th Street and Marty, which houses the Complete Traveler and Bambou Salon and Spa, among other businesses, would be torn down, though retail buildings at 80th Street and Overland Park Drive would remain.The five-story retail and office building would be the dominant structure in the development, but there would also be a two-story building to its west. That building is labeled the “Food Lab” in the project submittal. Those two buildings would have an interior courtyard between them.A floor plan drawing shows space for five retail or office tenants in the ground floor of the main building fronting 80th Street. The opposite side of the building would have space for three restaurants and another retail or office tenant.The plans are set to go before the Overland Park Planning Commission at its Nov. 13 meeting.Here’s a look at the project proposal from 80th Street looking south:And here’s are elevation drawings of the primary office/retail building, the parking structure, and the “food lab”:And here’s a look at the current layout of the block where the project would be developed (top) and what it would look like with the new buildings on it (bottom):
Midfielder Jaden Sancho, who has been heavily linked with a transfer from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester United, is in England, but not in this connection. The English national was spotted at a party with the famous rappers Crept and Conan.The midfielder has been training with Borussia since the end of June, and the team has already played its first control before the new season. However, he was released for the weekend to return to England, which was accepted as a positive sign by United fans.Fans of the “red devils” are extremely excited about Sancho’s presence at the party, which intensifies the speculations about the transfer of the football player. London rappers Crept and Conan are fans of Manchester United and have often been in the company of the team’s stars. It is also rumored that Sancho is already in the team’s group on WhatsApp, which may also be indicative of the long-awaited transfer.
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by Declan Rooney In her first year as a regular starter for the Tribeswomen, the Corofin attacker has carved a real reputation in the game as a lethal finisher and the 4-8 she has fired in the All-Ireland series suggests Dublin will have their hands full at Dr Hyde Park (Live TG4, 4.30pm).Two convincing wins over Mayo have bookended their championship campaign, but as the last team to defeat Mick Bohan’s Dublin – Galway’s Lidl national league win was avenged in the knock-out stages – Coen (19) knows they have a chance of reaching a first final in 13 years.“I think everyone has big ambitions of winning an All-Ireland and that’s our ambition for the year anyway,” said Coen.“It has been way to long since the county won it so hopefully we can try and change it this year.“I wasn’t involved last year for the quarter-final against Cork. I was brought in to the extended squad, so I got to see it.“But we hope it will be a different year this year for us. We’ve already got past the quarter-final, which hasn’t been done in a while, so we’re over the moon with that.”While Coen will be well marshalled in Galway’s inside line, equally, though, at the other end the Connacht champions will have their hands full if they want to quench the influence of Dublin playmaker Lyndsey Davey.The Skerries Harps star is one of Dublin’s more experienced players and she has experienced plenty of heartache in their three All-Ireland final defeats before last season’s success.The convincing manner of their wins against Mayo (twice), Westmeath and Waterford suggest Galway will take any chance presented to them, so Davey is keen to see the Galway attack silenced.“Yeah they were impressive (against Mayo). They are a very strong side, we know all about them. In the league semi final we kind of had a lucky win against them. but look, they are a very talented side and I have no doubt it is going to be a very challenging battle in the last four,” said Davey.“But look that’s what you want, you want those kind of tough games. It’s a big game and you never get anything easy at this stage of the competition they are a fantastic side.“They showed in their quarter final that they are dangerous in front of goal, they are good at getting goals and that’s something that we will have to work hard to negate. We have a lot of work to do in the forwards too as well.”There is no doubt that Dublin were the most impressive winners in the last eight and their 3-19 to 1-7 victory over Kerry was certainly convincing. Davey (28) is not totally satisfied though and thinks Dublin need to up their game this weekend.“I think we made a lot of mistakes throughout the game, giving away a couple of possession but every game you want to learn and improve from and hopefully we’ll look back on it and build on it for the semi-final.“I think our decision making improved as the game went on and we played with a bit of composure. Thankfully the scores started to go over. It is a work in progress though. If you can learn and build from every game that’s all you can do.”print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Facing the TG4 All-Ireland senior champions in the last four will be a massive test of Stephen Glennon’s Galway ladies, but one of his star attackers, Leanne Coen, is keen to shine against one of the country’s best sides tomorrow (SAT).
05.05.2019 (Sun) Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship – Quarter-FinalsLondain v Gaillimh (McGovern Park, Ruislip) 03.02.2019 (Sun) Allianz Hurling League – Round 2(All Games at 2pm unless otherwise stated)Roinn 1BCeatharlach v Gaillimh 24-25.08.2019 (Sat/Sun) Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling All-Ireland U20 Championship Final 22.06.2019 (Sat) GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 2Féile Skills Star Challenge (National Games Development Centre, Abbotstown) 15-16.06.2019 (Sat/Sun) Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship – Round 5Áth Cliath v Gaillimh 12.05.2019 (Sun) Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship – Quarter-FinalRos Comáin v Leitrim v (Dr Hyde Park) GAA Diary 2019 01-02.06.2019 (Sat/Sun) GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship – Preliminary Round (If Required) 02.02.2019 (Sat) Allianz Football League – Round 2(All Games at 7pm unless otherwise stated)Roinn 1Áth Cliath v Gaillimh Allianz Hurling League – Round 4(All Games at 2pm unless otherwise stated)Roinn 1BUíbh Fhailí v Gaillimh (1pm) 17.02.2019 (Sun) Allianz Hurling League Round 3(All Games at 2pm unless otherwise stated)Roinn 1BGaillimh v Áth Cliath 15.06.2019 (Sat) Handball and Rounders Féile (Corcaigh) 16.03.2019 (Sat) Allianz Football League – Round 6 (All Games at 2pm unless otherwise stated)Roinn 1Gaillimh v Ros Comáin 24.02.2019 (Sun) Allianz Football League – Round 4(All Games at 2pm unless otherwise stated)Roinn 1Gaillimh v Ciarraí Electric Ireland GAA Football All-Ireland Minor Championship Semi-Final Allianz Hurling League Roinn 1 – Semi-FinalsWinner Quarter-Final A v Winner Quarter-Final DWinner Quarter-Final B v Winner Quarter-Final C Important Dates19-20.01.2019 (Sat/Sun) AIB GAA Football All-Ireland Intermediate Club Championship Semi-FinalsConnacht v UlsterAIB GAA Football All-Ireland Junior Club Championship Semi-FinalsConnacht v UlsterAIB GAA Hurling All-Ireland Intermediate Club Championship Semi-FinalsConnacht v UlsterAIB GAA Hurling All-Ireland Junior Club Championship Semi-FinalsConnacht v Ulster Electric Ireland GAA Hurling All-Ireland Minor Championship Quarter-Final Round 2Winner of Round 1 v Gaillimh 10.02.2019 (Sun) AIB GAA Hurling All-Ireland Intermediate & Junior Club Finals (Páirc an Chrócaigh)Allianz Football League – Round 3(All Games at 2pm unless otherwise stated)Roinn 1Muineachán v Gaillimh 27.01.2019 (Sun) Allianz Football League – Round 1(All Games at 2pm unless otherwise stated)Roinn 1Gaillimh v An Cabhán (2.30pm) 26.05.2019 (Sun) Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship – Semi-FinalNua Eabhrac / Maigh Eo v Leitrim / Ros Comáin 24.03.2019 (Sun) Allianz Football League – Round 7(All Games at 2pm unless otherwise stated)Roinn 1Tír Eoghain v GaillimhAllianz Hurling League Roinn 1 – Final 16.02.2019 (Sat) AIB GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Club Championship Semi-FinalsConnacht v UlsterElectric Ireland Higher Education GAA Sigerson Cup Semi-Finals (Munster C.A. – Mallow Sports Complex, Corcaigh) 31.03.2019 (Sun) Allianz Football League Roinn 1 & 2 Final (Páirc an Chrócaigh) 17.03.2019 (Sun) AIB GAA All-Ireland Senior Club Football & Hurling Finals (Páirc an Chrócaigh) 03-05.08.2019 (Sat/Sun/Mon) GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final Group Stage Phase 3Group 1Connacht Runner-Up/Round 3 Winner v Ulster Provincial WinnerGroup 2Munster Runner-Up/Round 3 Winner v Connacht Provincial Winner 06-07.07.2019 (Sat/Sun)GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 4GAA Football All-Ireland Junior Championship Semi-FinalsConnacht v LeinsterBritain v Munster Bord Gáis GAA Hurling All-Ireland U20 Championship – Semi-FinalsLeinster Winner v Munster Runner-UpMunster Winner v Leinster Runner-Up 30.06.2019 (Sun) Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship FinalLeinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Final (Páirc an Chrócaigh) 25-26.05.2019 (Sat/Sun) Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship – Round 3AGaillimh v Loch Garman 13-14.07.2019 (Sat/Sun) GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final Group Stage Phase 1Group 1Munster Provincial Winner v Connacht Runner-Up/Round 3 WinnerGroup 2Connacht Provincial Winner v Ulster Runner-Up/Round 3 Winner GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-FinalsLeinster Runner-Up v Runner-Up Joe McDonagh Cup/3rd Placed Team Munster GroupMunster Runner-Up v Group v Winner Tier Joe McDonagh Cup/3rd Placed Team Leinster Group 01.09.2019 (Sun) GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final (Replay 14.09.2019 – Sat)Electric Ireland GAA Football All-Ireland Minor Championship Final 20-21.07.2019 (Sat/Sun) GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final Group Stage Phase 2Group 1Munster Provincial Winner v Ulster Provincial WinnerConnacht Runner-Up/Round 3 Winner v Leinster Runner-Up/Round 3 WinnerGroup 2Leinster Provincial Winner v Connacht Provincial WinnerMunster Runner-Up/Round 3 Winner v Ulster Runner-Up/Round 3 Winner 08-09.06.2019 (Sat/Sun) Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship – Round 4Loch Garman v CeatharlachCill Chainnigh v Gaillimh 11.08.2019 (Sun) GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Semi-Final (Replay 17.08.2019)Quarter-Final Group Winner v Quarter-Final Group Runner Up 03.08.2019 (Sat) Donnelly All-Ireland Poc Fada Finals (Annaverna Mountain, Ravensdale, Co Louth) 20.02.2019 (Wed) Electric Ireland Higher Education GAA Sigerson Cup Final 16.06.2019 (Sun) Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship Final 27.07.2019 (Sat) GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Semi-Final (Replay 03-05.08.2019)Provincial Winner v Quarter-Final Winner Electric Ireland GAA Football All-Ireland Minor Championship Quarter-FinalsConnacht Winner v Leinster Runners UpLeinster Winner v Connacht Runners Up 07-09.06.2019 (Fri/Sat/Sun) Féile na nGael (Corcaigh) Electric Ireland GAA Hurling All-Ireland Minor Championship Semi-Final 10.08.2019 (Sat) GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Semi-Final (Replay 17.08.2019)Quarter-Final Group Winner v Quarter-Final Group Runner Up 18.08.2019 (Sun) GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Final (Replay 07.09.2019 – Sat)Electric Ireland GAA Hurling All-Ireland Minor Championship Final GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Preliminary Quarter-FinalsWinner Joe McDonagh Cup v 3rd Placed Team Leinster GroupRunner-Up Joe McDonagh Cup v 3rd Placed Team Munster Group 06.04.2019 (Sat) Masita GAA All Ireland Football Post Primary Schools Finals (Páirc an Chrócaigh) Electric Ireland GAA Hurling All-Ireland Minor Championship Semi-Final 08.09.2019 (Sun) Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Camogie Championship Finals 29-30.06.2019 (Fri/Sat/Sun) Féile na nÓg (Connacht) The GAA have revealed its Master Fixture plan for 2019 with the national calendar beginning on the weekend of the 19th and 20th of January with the All-Ireland Intermediate and Junior Club Hurling and Football Semi-Finals. The Allianz National league for Galway’s Footballers and Hurlers will begin on Sunday the 27th with a home double header against Laois in the Hurling at 12.30 followed by the Footballers game with Cavan at 2.30. 29.06.2019 (Sat) GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 3 Eirgrid GAA Football All-Ireland U20 Championship Final 27-28.07.2019 (Sat/Sun) Eirgrid GAA Football All-Ireland U20 Championship Semi-FinalsConnacht v Leinster GAA Football All-Ireland Junior Championship Final 19.05.2019 (Sun) Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship – Semi-FinalSligeach v Londain / Gaillimh (Markievicz Park) 11-12.05.2019 (Sat/Sun) Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship – Round 1Gaillimh v Ceatharlach 23.06.2019 (Sun) Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship FinalLeinster GAA Football Senior Championship Final (Páirc an Chrócaigh) Electric Ireland GAA Hurling All-Ireland Minor Championship Quarter-Final Round 1Leinster Runner-Up v Munster Runner-Up Electric Ireland GAA Football All-Ireland Minor Championship Semi-Final 23.02.2019 (Sat) Electric Ireland Higher Education GAA Fitzgibbon Cup Final (Waterford I.T.) 09.02.2019 (Sat) AIB GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Club Championship Semi-FinalsConnacht v UlsterAIB GAA Football All-Ireland Intermediate & Junior Club Finals (Páirc an Chrócaigh) 03.03.2019 (Sun) Allianz Hurling League – Round 5(All Games at 2.00pm unless otherwise stated)Roinn 1BPort Láirge v Gaillimh Allianz Hurling League – Round 1(All Games at 2pm unless otherwise stated)Roinn 1BGaillimh v Laois (12.30pm) 01-03.06.2019 (Sat/Sun/Mon) Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta, Gallaras 10.03.2019 (Sun) Allianz Hurling League – Quarter-FinalsRoinn 1(A) Top Team 1A v 4th Team 1B(B) 2nd Team 1A v 3rd Team 1B(C) 3rd Team 1A v 2nd Team 1B(D) 4th Team 1A v Top Team 1B 28.07.2019 (Sun) GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Semi-Final (Replay 03-05.08.2019)Provincial Winner v Quarter-Final Winner GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Relegation Play-off (If Required) Electric Ireland GAA Hurling All-Ireland Minor Championship Quarter-Final Round 3Loser of Round 1 v Gaillimh 08.06.2019 (Sat)GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship – Round 1 30.03.2019 (Sat) Masita GAA All Ireland Hurling Post Primary Schools Finals (Semple Stadium, Thurles) 02.03.2019 (Sat) Allianz Football League – Round 5(All Games at 7pm unless otherwise stated)Roinn 1Maigh Eo v Gaillimh (7.15pm) 15.09.2019 (Sun) TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football Finalsprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email