BIGGEST GANG IN MOYROSS
of the Moyross Residents' Alliance, Tommy Daly, has accused
Limerick's Regeneration Chief, Brendan Kenny, of engaging in
bullyboy tactics with Moyross residents.
vacant houses, No.'s 52, 53 & 54 Delemege Park, in the square
where Mr. Daly lives are being targeted for demolition next
week. The houses are in the middle of a terrace of five and
are not derelict.
I asked if the residents living at each end of the terrace had
been consulted I was told they don't matter, they're only tenants"
said Mr. Daly who is opposed to the demolition of the three
year, the Moyross Residents Alliance provided Limerick City
Council and the Northside Regeneration Agency with a list of
Moyross tenants who are willing to relocate to these houses.
These people are living next to actual derelict houses and are
enduring ongoing acts of anti-social behaviour," said Mr.
Daly "Our depopulation / repopulation proposal could save
the taxpayer millions of Euro, but the Northside Regeneration
Agency won't even acknowledge our existence", he said.
these houses is an attempt to run down our area and demoralise
the people living here. We are in the middle of a Community
clean up to make our area look normal. We're sick of 'poverty
tourists' coming in here and taking photos of the monk's graffiti.
The place looked a holy show, so decided to organise a clean
up and paint in windows and doors. We were only informed about
the demolition on Monday; when an engineer came down to examine
the houses. This will make the place look worse than ever and
leave residents vulnerable to anti-social behaviour," said
aren't they targeting derelict houses for demolition? Why target
these perfectly good houses when people are willing to live
in them? We were told we could wait while our new houses were
being built before any demolition would take place, that they
would only knock derelict houses. It should be obvious to everyone
that regeneration is nothing to do with people or Communities;
it's all about land grabbing," said Mr. Daly. "They
want to run the place down to run us out" he added.
Daly said that the majority of residents in Friars Square are
opposed to the demolition and will take a class action against
Limerick City Council and the Northside Regeneration Agency
should they proceed.
of our residents is elderly and has a heart condition and is
stressed out about the whole affair, no one from the Agency
or the Council bothered to consult with him because he is a
tenant. People are worried that houses will be knocked and the
Agency will walk away with nothing built. I hope common sense
prevails and people are put before profit. Our Community has
suffered a lot and survived two murders in the same square.
Now the Agency is trying to finish us of. As far as I'm concerned,
they're the biggest gang of all," he concluded.
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