Great photographs from The Great War

first_imgTwitter NewsGreat photographs from The Great WarBy Rose Rushe – June 17, 2015 1224 Previous article€100 million investment for Vistakon in PlasseyNext articleFilm Trilogy’s last shoot for July Rose Rushehttp://www.limerickpost.ieCommercial Features and Arts Editor at Limerick Post Facebook WhatsApp Printcenter_img Ypres WW1 Battlefield Cavalry transporting artillery shells through muddy terrainAN exhibition by pioneering Irish photographer Fr Francis Browne depicting the lives of soldiers on battlefields of the First World War will be launched by Kevin Myers at Hunt Museum on Thursday, July 9, 6pm.This will be followed on Friday July 10 at 1pm by Myers, authority on WWI, giving a talk on ‘Fr Browne, Limerick and Ireland’s Great War’. No. 69 O’Connell Street is venue.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Speaking of the priest who took the last photographs on board Titanic and later served as army chaplain, winning the Military Cross with the Irish Guards, Myers said that he “came from a Cork merchant family, longstanding grandees who had lots of money. This enabled them to spend a fortune on photographs and photography collections, which was a very expensive business then”.Fr Francis Browne was awarded the Military Cross while army chaplain“Fr Browne had the most uncanny eye and he was a genius behind the camera. He had a wonderful sense of life, sense of perspective and his work looks as if he had been painting”.“He was an Irish man, a warrior, a Jesuit and much loved by his men. His other great ability was to conjure a work of art out of nothing”.Upwards of 5,000 photographs have survived; some 38 will exhibit in Limerick, in collaboration with Cavan County Museum. Email Linkedin Advertisementlast_img read more

Attorney General awards Tompkins County $900K for affordable housing

first_imgIthaca, N.Y. –– A new grant gives Tompkins County $900,000 to boost affordable housing.New York State Attorney General Letitia James announced on Thursday, during a press conference in Ithaca, that nine cities and counties throughout the state are receiving part of a $7.8 million state initiative to address what James called a “housing crisis.” The program was created by the Office of the New York State Attorney General in conjunction with the non-profit Enterprise Community Partners. The grantees include the cities of Albany, Buffalo, New York City, Rochester, Schenectady and Ithaca, along with Broome, Nassau, and Suffolk counties.“New Yorkers need real and permanent solutions that allow them to have the stable economic housing that they deserve,” James said.According to the 2016 Tompkins County Housing Needs Assessment, which projects county needs through 2025, there is high demand in the community for long-term affordable housing for sale. The assessment states “in recent years, single-family home construction has averaged 165 units per year primarily costing above $200,000, and there has been negligible condominium construction.”This is disproportionate to county needs which according the report are, “313 units annually, with 28% needed in the $150,000 to $199,999 price range.” Additionally, “the estimated demand for condominiums is 80 units annually, with 41% needed in the $150,000 to $199,999 price range.” In Tompkins County, the money is being awarded to the Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services Community Housing Trust. INHS works in the community to provide affordable housing both by building new homes, and renovating existing ones on land they lease to customers. INHS drives down costs to lower and middle income families by selling homes at prices that are up to 50% below market value and eliminating the cost of the land from the price of their homes.Tompkins County Legislature Chair Martha Robertson, who also oversees a committee involved with INHS, spoke at the press conference on the importance of INHS projects in keeping housing affordable for multiple generations.“These homes are going to be permanently affordable,” Robertson said. “The value of the land is held in perpetuity by INHS in their community housing trust so that when somebody goes to sell the house they’re selling the value of the house without the land price. That’s how is remains affordable forever.”According to a press release, INHS, “plans to use these funds to support two developments that will result in the creation of 18 new affordable homes, as well as establish working capital revolving funds to be used for land acquisition.”INHS Executive Director Johanna Anderson said that there are several active projects right now that could benefit from the new funding, but that there are no definite plans yet for the location or structure of the 18 new units.“We are exploring all options available,” Anderson said. “Some are stand alone, single family. We’re looking at duplexes, we have four units coming on at 402 South Cayuga. It really depends on the site and the community.”Anderson said INHS will have a better idea of what projects will be developed with the funds by the end of the year. Anna Lamb is a reporter for the Ithaca Voice.Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] More by Anna Lamb Tagged: affordable housing, grant, housing, ithaca, New York Attorney General center_img Anna Lamb Your Economy & Development news is made possible with support from: last_img read more