Irish Examiner - Monday, February 08, 2010
is going nowhere
Woulfe, Mid-West Correspondent
TOMMY DALY is firmly
convinced the regeneration plan is "going nowhere"
as far as Moyross is concerned.
Tommy was one of
the first people to move into Moyross 23 years ago.
He owns his house
in Delmege Park as do his three sons who all reside in the estate.
Most of the people
he knows in Moyross are of the same frame of mind as Tommy
they have already lost faith in the regeneration plan.
Tommy, 56, said:
"The feedback I am getting is people believe nothing will
come of this regeneration plan and I dont think it is
Tommy chairs the
Moyross Residents Alliance formed over two years ago.
He said: "Knocking
houses will solve nothing. Theyll have to get the social
side right first and knocking houses wont change anything.
to us is people here in Moyross believe nothing has changed.
Houses and cars are being burned out still and vandalism remains
"Only last week,
all the windows in the house of an elderly woman who lives near
me were broken in.
being let down by the city council as well as the regeneration
and local government. The regeneration project has made things
worse by demolishing houses and not putting fencing around the
sites. Three bungalows were knocked and then the place was left
open to vandalism with young scuts coming in and
breaking into nearby houses.
changed and we have no faith in the regeneration nothing
will come out of it. I dont think it is going anywhere,
I dont think anybody thinks it is going anywhere.
"We know the
country is in a bad state but there is money there, but it wont
come to Limerick. All they are doing with the money received
for regeneration is giving it to the councils in Clare, Limerick
and county Limerick to buy houses to rent to people from Moyross
rather than use this money to build houses here for the people."