Lack of security put Opera centre at risk

first_imgNewsPoliticsLack of security put Opera centre at riskBy Bernie English – July 19, 2018 3881 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Jenny Blake | #WeAreLimerick episode 46 Print Limerick Senator has beef with meat industry WhatsApp Twitter Email New parklet changes Catherine Street dining experience center_img Previous articleGavin James: always a hitNext articleGolf Notes Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. TAGSConstructionLimerick CityOpera Centrepoliticssecurity Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Vicky calls for right to die with dignity A LACK of security at the city’s Opera Centre site could have put the €170 million project and hundreds of jobs at risk, it has been claimed.City councillor Séighin Ó Ceallaigh has welcomed improved security measures for the site following a break in into the complex.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up But he said that such measures should have been in place “from day one”.‘I was on my way into the Sinn Féin Office on Denmark Street when I noticed that one of the wooden panels had been torn down and it was obvious that someone had entered the site.“Given the drought conditions that we have seen over the past few weeks, all it would have taken was a small spark to start a fire in the derelict site. Not only could this have destroyed the Opera site, but also neighbouring properties such as the City Library and the Limerick 2030 Offices.“I immediately contacted Limerick 2030 and informed them of the breach in security. The following day more secure panelling was installed bolstered together by metal.“This level of security should have been installed from day one, considering the amount of investment planned for the site. I would hope that security will be a priority for the project as it moves forward,” the City East councillor said.‘If anything had happened, it would have put hundreds of jobs at risk, and could have meant a significant delay in the project, if it would have went ahead at all.“I was glad that I spotted it and that security was restored quickly,” he concluded. Linkedin Facebook Thefts of catalytic converters on the rise #crimeprevention last_img read more