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Posted 5 years ago, 25 Jan 2012 by Martin Halloran Profile Martin Halloran

Where have all of our communities gone? Due to Mr. Kenny's regeneration of all our estates Mr. Kenny has killed off the spirit of the people in these areas all the schools are nearly empty all the houses are knocked nothing is built and he has the cheek him and brendan hayden second in command to ask the people not to leave these areas said Tom Daly community activist. It is bad when you hear government ministers calling it a scandal what happened here and other regeneration areas. We the people agree that there is 116 million gone with no new houses built and people displaced. All the promises about locals being hired that never materialized, home owners bought out for pittance, tenants tormented with anti-social behavior which is still rife in these areas. No drug addicts clinic where people can go in sit down talk and get advice which we were promised in the Fitzgerald report and that is why our suicide rate is so high. We hope the new regeneration committee whoever it may be will learn from mr. kenny's mistakes and work with the people of these areas said Martin O Halloran Vice Chairperson MRA.

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Posted 5 years ago, 14 Jan 2012 by Martin Halloran Profile Martin Halloran

What happens next Mr. Kenny? Mr. Kenny is asking people to stay one minute and the next minute he says that people are living in conditions that are not acceptable, this is a cause of negativity and he can understand why people in these areas are fed up as they know nothing has changed. Again he said that he and limerick city council are working with people of these areas to get them out. We the people of these areas want to stay. Brendan Kenny does not know what he is doing. You are in fact ruining our communities. People did not want you in the regeneration of the estates in Dublin then you were put down here you and your committee and spent all that money and tried to say that it worked. You must be crazy said Mr. Tom Daly Chairperson MRA. It was also promised in the building of the new apartments in moyross that locals will be employed. As far as we can tell there are only 4 people employed and the rest are not from regeneration areas. It also has come to light that a plastering contract of the cliona apartments has been granted to a cork company. Why in the honor of god can you not step in there and get our own carpenters and plasters working. Minister Jan O Sullivan made a vow to us the people left in the regeneration areas that she will stand by us. I hope her promises don't fall on deaf ears because god knows that we can do with being told the truth. At the moment Mr. Kenny is breaking every rule both in the E.U and Irish Constitution. We the people of the regeneration areas in limerick are going to bring a case to the court of european justice as we have people working on that at the moment. We are not going to have our rights taken away from us. There are decent hard working people in these areas and we want to do the work on our own areas and not to see strangers building our areas said Tom Daly Chairperson of MRA. I also remember going down to the school to collect my grand child and there would normally be lots of parents there and have chat. That is all gone now the parents and the kids are gone. That is all down to our regeneration committies and council's. We the people of moyross are trying to hold on to what we have. So I say to the people of all regeneration areas, Try make the best what you have because you can travel Ireland and you wont find community spirit like the spirits of the people in these regeneration areas said Martin O Halloran Vice Chairperson MRA.

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Posted 5 years ago, 12 Jan 2012 by Martin Halloran Profile Martin Halloran

The Regeneration Debate on Newstalk with George Hook, Brendan Hayden and John Gilligan. While it was great to hear Councilor John Gilligan of the Regeneration Committee St. Mary's Park on newstalk on Thursday 12th of January. He was talking to his second in command of the Regeneration Brendan Hayden. These people did not represent the views of the people of Moyross said Tom Daly Chairperson of the MRA. Mr. Brendan Kenny went on national radio and said all the good people are gone out of Regeneration areas, then he went back on it and said he did not mean that then he puts Mr. Hayden on national radio, another man who insulted the people of the regeneration areas of limerick Mr. Hayden the people who are representing residents in these areas by calling them ''Factions''' which in saying that he should be ashamed of himself. These people are working hard to make regeneration work, by writing letters to TD's and also working with Limerick City Council hand in hand to make the Regeneration project work. The hard facts about the agency is that they did not know what they were doing. We are nearly 5 years down the line now and there was not one house built. What happened the Fitzgerald Report and the Master plan in which they said you will see your new house being built and all you had to do was carry your cases across the road. As far as the people of Moyross are concerned the only thing that was built was the Delmege Park Community Garden in which that was built and funded by the people of Moyross. It cost a lot of money and Mr. Kenny did not contribute one brass cent. But a big question mark lies over Mr. Kenny and his committee, Where in the honor of god did the 116 Million go? The school in Moyross has gone way down in its pupils, half of the people are gone and the jobs promised for the locals where never materialized. As for the debate on the radio today between these two committee members there was no mention of any jobs. How in the honor of god could this work. All we are being fed is lies the whole time Regeneration Agency is around. We hope this changes when the new committee is formed. Tom Daly Chairperson of the MRA and Martin O Halloran Vice Chairperson of the MRA.

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Posted 5 years ago, 11 Jan 2012 by Martin Halloran Profile Martin Halloran

Yesterday chief executive of the Regeneration Agency Brendan Kenny said ''it is essential that the momentum of the work is kept going'' its a pity he didn't say that and start the work 3 years ago, he had the money and he still built on a green area so why in the honor of god did he wait so long. We the people of the regeneration areas hope to god that whoever takes the reigns when Mr. Kenny and his Dublin clique is finished that they look after the people properly and go as best they can with the Master Plan and the Fitzgerald Report and listen to the people of the regeneration areas, they are the people that has suffered through this regeneration committee. We asked Mr. Kenny years ago about his depopulation process and now he goes on the local paper and says that he hopes the people does not leave the areas. Too little too late. We the people of the regeneration have faith in our own councils and we know that they can form a powerful committee across Limerick and look after peoples needs in Limerick and the MRA and Limerick Regeneration Association are going to work hand in hand with the councils and whoever is involved in getting this regeneration process kept going strong. Vice Chairperson of MRA Martin O Halloran.

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Posted 5 years ago, 11 Jan 2012 by Martin Halloran Profile Martin Halloran

Due to demolition of houses at the end of December 2011, four houses in good condition were demolished in Delmege Park numbers 141 to 145. Two of these houses had brand new central heating installed only a few months prior to this demolition also insulation of the walls was done at the same time. About 18 months prior to this all these four mentioned houses had all windows and doors replaced with brand new double glazing. How in the honor of god can Regeneration justify this. There was no effort made to salvage these very expensive fittings. A complete waste of money. Whoever was in charge at the top for all these demolitions in Moyross and other areas should be held accountable for a waste of the tax payers money at a time when the country is suffering severe austerity budgets. This has come to light to the MRA and had to outline these issues to publicize the scandalous waste in a bankrupt country said Tom Daly Chairperson of the MRA.

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Posted 5 years ago, 10 Jan 2012 by Martin Halloran Profile Martin Halloran

A big congratulations to all the sporting stars, The Bobby Ryan's, Keith Earls, John Thorpe and a massive thanks to Tina O Gorman for all the money she raised for charity and a big thank you to James Daly and his committee for giving the residents of the regeneration areas all the happy events like, Monks V Gardai, Stars in the Hood, The Limerick Toy Show and a big thank you for the MRA and the Monks of Moyross who built the beautiful community garden in Delmege Park. We would also like to thank Philip Power, Dean Quinn, Jude Meaney, John Lyons, Hon Ryan, Val Ward, Kevin and all his helpers giving a hand with the soccer teams and their is an awful lot more we would like to thank. The book was wrote about Moyross '' The Story So Far '' Mr. Frank Prendergast and Fr. O Dea and whoever else was involved with this book should be ashamed of themselves for writing a book that did not represent the true issues and portray a good image that the people of Moyross Represent. So keep up the good work lads, it is the likes of you that keep the good name of Moyross up. Kind regards, Tom Daly Chairperson of the MRA and Vice Chairperson of the MRA Martin O Halloran.