Limerick councillor's call to redecorate grey utility boxes

Nick Rabbitts

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Nick Rabbitts

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Limerick councillor's call to redecorate grey utility boxes

Motion: Cllr Elenora Hogan

FINE Gael councillor Elenora Hogan wants the council to restart a programme it had for redecorating grey, dull utility boxes.

Cllr Hogan, a businesswoman in William Street, is calling on the local authority to provide funding for the painting of these boxes city-wide “in line with past funding for artistic enhancement of the electricity boxes in Upper William Street and other areas around the city”.

She will raise the motion at this Monday’s metropolitan district meeting.

“They have been doing this in Dubllin for a couple of years and it seems very successful. I have a feeling it would enhance the appearance of the streets of our city, and create interest in the various designs,” Cllr Hogan added.

“​These are nice colourful images, and they will cheer people. They make people interested more in seeing what is around them in terms of decorations,” she added.

The councilor thinks the authority could link up with the Limerick School of Art and Design to engage artists there.

The metropolitan meeting kicks off at 9.45am.