Limerick City and County councils to be merged

first_imgPrint The Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan T.D., today welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government that he intends merging Limerick City and County Councils into one integrated local authority in time for the 2014 Local Elections.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Minister Noonan said:“This decision will not only give a new impetus to Local Government in Limerick but will have a significant economic benefit for both the city and the county.  Limerick is a key gateway city and the merger of the two local authorities will position the city for the economic advances which are necessary for the benefit of the people of Limerick.”The Minister continued:“Significant economic regions are driven by thriving cities and the hinterland of Limerick city will now be sufficiently large and have the significant economic clout to drive the region forward.  Minister Hogan has followed closely the recommendations of the Brosnan Report and his step by step approach to the merger of the two local authorities by 2014 is to be welcomed.The integration of key services in the city and the county will give rise to significant savings. These savings should be used in the first instance to reduce the rates paid by the retail sector.”The Minister concluded by saying:“I have no doubt that the new initiative will provide the impetus for a more prosperous Limerick, which will be to the benefit of all residents in the City and the Council.” Linkedin Twitter WhatsApp Emailcenter_img Facebook NewsLocal NewsLimerick City and County councils to be mergedBy admin – June 28, 2011 629 Advertisement Previous articleLong takes the mayoral chainsNext articlePaul Tsang goes Italian style adminlast_img read more

Sevmash Shipyard to Deliver INS Vikramaditya to India on Time

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Sevmash Shipyard to Deliver INS Vikramaditya to India on Time View post tag: Navy Industry news View post tag: deliver The contract for repair and modernization of nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov (renamed into INS Vikramaditya) for Indian Navy is being executed up to schedule, said Anastasia Nikitinskaya, the press secretary of Sevmash Shipyard.“As was earlier planned, sea trials will start in May 2012“, Nikitinskaya told Interfax.According to her, the shipyard began preparations for the carrier’s sea trials. “Prior to that, all shipborne systems will be degaussed in April”, added Nikitinskaya.As was reported earlier on, the modernization contract for aircraft carrying cruiser Admiral Flota Sovetskogo Soyuza Gorshkov was tied with India in 2004. The contract provided allocation of $974 mln for the ship’s reconstruction and upgrading, and $530 mln for delivery of 16 deck-based fighters MiG-29K, ASW helicopters Ka-27, and radar picket helicopters Ka-31.In Jan 2007 India suspended contract payments. In Nov that year Russia raised a question of additional financing needed.After Russian president’s visit to India in Dec 2008, Indian governmental committee for defense approbated beginning of negotiations on new price for the cruiser’s modernization. At present, the contract cost is unofficially evaluated as $2.3 bln.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , March 02, 2012; Image: indiannavy View post tag: India March 2, 2012 Share this article View post tag: Vikramadityacenter_img View post tag: Sevmash View post tag: News by topic Sevmash Shipyard to Deliver INS Vikramaditya to India on Time View post tag: Naval View post tag: INS View post tag: shipyard View post tag: timelast_img read more