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Thursday, October 05, 2006

An Taoiseach to visit Moyross Friday

An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern is to visit Limerick City Friday.

It comes as a new community action plan has been drawn up for the area after a number of meetings between Gardai , residents and local councilors in the last few weeks. It follows a violent last few months in the area.

The scandal hit TD’s first port of call is apparently going to be Moyross where he is expected to see the situation for himself and get a first hand impression of the troubles Limerick is facing.

Local TD and minister for Defence Willie O’Dea said today that the Taoiseach wants to be personally involved. Willie spoke to Live95FM saying,

"The Taoiseach is coming tomorrow to Moyross to get a "first hand idea of the situation". He will be speaking to senior people up there who are involved in providing community services in Moyross so that they can give him their ideas. He has an interest in Moyross. He goes to a lot of areas like Moyross in Dublin so you can be sure that what ever is being done in Moyross by the Government, it will be kept under observation at the highest level of government."

Moyross holds its breath.

Bertie Visit Timeline

:: Arrive in Shannon at (9.30am)
:: Visit Moyross Enterprise Centre (10am)
:: Visit Castleconnell Community Centre and national school (11am)
:: Visits Scoil Carmel (1.20pm)
:: Visit Presentation and the Model School(I.35pm)
:: Officially open Limerick's newest school, the Gaelcholaiste at Harry's Mall.

In the afternoon he will concentrate on Clare.

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