Major Construction Jobs boost for Limerick after Barrack Obama Style Plaza gets the green light
Local TD Maurice Quinlivan, who has been busy meeting with the developer Liam Carroll has compared the development to Kildare’s junction 14, presumably hoping it will be as successful as the M7 stop situated outside Monasterevin in County Kildare., perhaps overlooking the location of Junction 14, which is located almost an hours drive from Dublin. “It will bring much needed job opportunities to the northside of the city,” Mr Quinlivan said, “Its location will serve motorists commuting to and from Ennis and Galway and for tourists coming from Shannon.”
Developers are planning to construct a service station, 650metre sq Restaurant with drive thru facility and childrens play area, including a significant forecourt. The premises would operate on a 24/7 basis, with the restaurant being open during the day and will provide electric car charging points for the eco friendly drivers amongst us. He further states ‘These facilities are currently few and far between in Limerick, serving as a barrier for those wanting to switch to a more environmentally friendly move of transport.”
Pat O’Neill, one of the men associated with the development stated that it would represent a landmark development for Limerick, stating, ”It’s an exciting project, and one which will hopefully complement the whole area and the entrance to our beautiful city.” He remarked on its similarities to the much famed Barrack Obama plaza in Moneygall, though perhaps without its presidential ties.
During the planning application, a total of 4 objections were received by An Bord Pleanala, one of these from the Petrogas Group, which operate another forecourt, a short distance from the site of the new development.