Further deferral on sale of Cecil Street site

first_imgPrint The property on Cecil Street which was at the centre of a debate at Monday’s council meeting.Photo: Cian ReinhardtFORMER Mayor James Collins has compared a move by Limerick City and County Council to further delay a decision to sell three council-owned properties to that of a “dictatorship”.The disposal of 36 Cecil Street to Tait House Community Enterprise, along with a proposal for a second site at Galvone Industrial Estate to the community development co-operative were this week deferred for a fourth time since July.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The site at 36 Cecil Street is currently home to The Gaff — an artist-led, community-focused facility in the heart of the city.The disposal of another site at Galvone Industrial Estate to Limerick City Build was also further postponed at this Monday’s council.Mayor Michael Sheahan told council members that the items were to be deferred so the Council could look at all “possibilities”.“This will give the executive more time to discuss it and report back to the Metropolitan District,” the Fine Gael politician explained.Fianna Fáil councillor James Collins insisted on being allowed to discuss the items at Monday’s meeting and pointed out that the item had been proposed and seconded.“You are trying to silence us. You won’t even allow us speak on the matter,” Cllr Collins fumed.“It has been moved back to the Metropolitan District with a commitment from the executive to look at all possibilities,” Mayor Sheahan replied.“There are members here from The Gaff in the public gallery who want to know what’s happening,” Cllr Collins concluded. Email Facebook Advertisement NewsBusinessCommunityPoliticsFurther deferral on sale of Cecil Street siteBy Alan Jacques – November 28, 2019 490 center_img WhatsApp Twitter Linkedin Previous articleChild waiting list a ‘thundering disgrace’Next articleLimerick Post Show | Not Around Us Campaign Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

Assessing the effects of low temperature on the establishment potential in Britain of the non-native biological control agent Eretmocerus eremicus

first_imgEretmocerus eremicus is a parasitoid wasp that is not native to Britain. It is a biological control agent of glasshouse whitefly and has recently been released under licence in Britain for the first time. This study assessed the effect of low temperature on the outdoor establishment potential of E. eremicus in Britain. The developmental threshold calculated by three linear methods was between 6.1° and 11.6 °C, with a degree-day requirement per generation between 256.3 and 366.8° day−1. The supercooling points of non-acclimated and acclimated larvae were similar (approximately −25 °C). Non-acclimated and acclimated larvae were subject to considerable pre-freeze mortality, with lethal temperature (LTemp50) values of −16.3 and −21.3 °C, respectively. Lethal time experiments indicated a similar lack of cold tolerance with 50% mortality of both non-acclimated and acclimated larvae after 7 days at −5 °C, 10 days at 0 °C and 13 days at 5 °C. Field trials showed that neither non-acclimated nor acclimated larvae survived longer than 1 month when exposed to naturally fluctuating winter temperatures. These results suggest that releasing E. eremicus into British greenhouses would pose minimal risk because typical British winter temperatures would be an effective barrier against establishment in the wild.last_img read more