Previous articleHave your say: Should Sarsfield’s statue be moved?Next articlePride of place needed to clean up city admin “We certainly don’t want a repeat of what happened in Cork a few years ago when a disused building collapsed on to the street killing an innocent person,” he said.“Because these buildings are not currently being used for either residential or commercial use there is a greater danger that they will deteriorate at a faster pace, leading to possible structural concerns and safety issues, and as the city council is the local statutory agency with responsibility for planning and building control, we must carry out a complete structural and safety audit without delay.“Once this report is completed we can consider its findings and formally instruct the owners to comply with the recommendations made, so as to ensure that no member of the public is in any way in danger from walking close to the buildings involved”.Cllr Leddin has been informed that the City Hall management have had a number of discussions with the owners of the site.“The sooner we consider and agree alternative options for this site – such as a city centre transport hub for cars and buses, the better”. Twitter NewsLocal NewsWarning sounded over dangerous buildingsBy admin – October 2, 2010 592 Linkedin Facebook WhatsApp Email CONCERN that one or a number of buildings located in the area designated to the stalled Opera Centre might collapse on to a street, has been voiced by Cllr Joe Leddin, who has called on Limerick City Council to instigate an inspection of all the buildings included in the original proposed development. Pointing out that many of the buildings are over 100 years old and have not been occupied for many years, the Labour councillor said that many front on to streets with high levels of pedestrian traffic.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Print Advertisement
Moran met her girlfriend, Rosy Cobb, through their shared activities within the Liberal Democrats. Cobb was the Party’s Head of Press, before being suspended during the general election campaign for forging an email. Moran decided to make the relationship public following an approach by journalists. Layla Moran, the Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for OxfordWest and Abingdon, has revealed she identifies as pansexual, announcing she isin a “reallycommitted, loving, supportive, relationship” with another woman. Moran had previously only dated men, but during 2019 came to therealisation that she was pansexual, meaning that she is attracted to people irrespectiveof their sex or gender identity. Moran’s announcement makes her the first MP to openly identify aspansexual. She has acknowledged that “the reason I’m speaking out is because I want to proveit’s not a detriment. It’s a great thing.” Moran becomes not only the first openly pansexual MP, but the soleopenly LGBT+ Liberal Democrat MP in the new parliament. The reaction to her announcement has been broadly positive within the House of Commons, though there has been a lack of understanding of pansexuality on the part of some politicians. Moran said, “When I’ve spoken to people about it, the first thing they ask is, ‘So you’re gay then?’ ‘Well, I don’t know if that’s how I identify…’” The SNP has the highest proportion of LGBT+ representation of any party in the new parliament, standing at 21% of all their MPs, next to the Tories’ 5.5% and Labour’s 7.4%. Though, according to Moran, Parliament is a “weird, backwardsplace,” she has looked to other female LGBT+ politicians, such as Ruth Davidsonand Justine Greening, as role models. Explaining her decision, Moran told PinkNews: “…as an MP I spend a lot of my time defending our community and talking about our community. I want people to know I am part of our community as well.” In December’s election, excluding Moran, 45 openly LGBT+ MPs were elected nationwide, the same result as in 2017. Of these 45, 20 were elected for the Conservatives, 15 for Labour, and 10 for the Scottish National Party. “The way Iwould have said it to people is, ‘Actually I’m probably bi,’ because that’s aterm they understand. But when I’ve looked at the definitions of whatI’m comfortable with – pan is more about the person, and less the gender. That,if I was going to force myself to have a label, that would be how I wouldidentify.” Moran’s announcement comes after she significantly increased her majority in the election to 8,943, up from 816 in 2017. Speculation is mounting that Moran will launch a bid for leader of the Liberal Democrats, after Jo Swinson, the previous leader, lost her seat last month.