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59 Limerick families now living in B&Bs: Facing the reality of life in a hotel room

59 Limerick families now living in B&Bs: Facing the reality of life in a hotel room

FIGURES from Limerick homeless services provider Novas Initiatives indicate that 59 families are living in B&B’s throughout the city and county. And, with Novas stating that the numbers of families living in B&Bs is “rising daily”, local Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan has accused the government of deserting Limerick families. “Despite all the promises and commitments made […]

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Asbestos contamination concern over Moyross houses

Asbestos contamination concern over Moyross houses

FEARS that Moyross residents could be at risk from exposure to asbestos in their homes have been raised as surveyors start taking air samples from local houses. City West councillor, James Collins (FF) said that concerned residents contacted him on Wednesday, having spoken to workers involved in a survey in connection with refurbishments in the […]

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Limerick is worst for crammed classrooms

Limerick is worst for crammed classrooms

OVERCROWDING in Limerick primary schools has reached the point that parents have called school principals from maternity wards to get their new born children on to their waiting lists. And the situation is set to get worse with primary schools in County Limerick ranked as the worst for overcrowded classes in Ireland with the highest percentage […]

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BUSINESS

Search on for Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneurs

Search on for Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneurs

  THE search is on for Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneurs (IBYE) with applications sought from Limerick business people. The 2018 edition of the competition, now in its fourth year, was launched recently by Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise and Innovation, Frances Fitzgerald TD and Minister of State for Business, Pat Breen TD. IBYE has an investment […]

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Survey by Limerick firm highlights job skills in demand and roles at risk

Survey by Limerick firm highlights job skills in demand and roles at risk

A GLOBAL survey led by a Limerick owned people management organisation has highlighted the job skills most in demand and the roles most at risk as “big data and the Internet of Things are drivers of change in industry. John Fitzgerald, MD of Harmonics, the Irish partner of OI Global Partners, conducted a survey of HR […]

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Hoteliers defend retention of 9% VAT rate for hospitality sector

Hoteliers defend retention of 9% VAT rate for hospitality sector

DESPITE a fall in the numbers of UK tourists, Limerick hoteliers are reporting a positive outlook for the Summer season as they defend the retention of the 9 per cent VAT rate for the hospitality industry. Hotels and guesthouses owners in Limerick and across the country have seen an increase in business levels during the […]

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SPORT

Monaleen GAA Club Lotto Results and Clubhouse Changes Announced

Monaleen GAA Club Lotto Results and Clubhouse Changes Announced

There was no winner of last week’s Monaleen GAA Club Lotto jackpot of €20,000 which was drawn on July 13. The numbers drawn were 13, 25, 28 and 36. The Quick Pick winners were D. Sheehan (Greenview Drive), G. O’Connell (c/o Club), P. Moloney (Glenroe GAA), P. Quinn/P. Maher (c/o) Club. The jackpot has now […]

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Munster Rugby Reveal Home Jersey for 2017/18 Season

Munster Rugby Reveal Home Jersey for 2017/18 Season

Munster Rugby have unveiled their home jersey for the 2017/18 season after showing off their new dark grey alternate kit last week. The all-red kit draws inspiration from the province’s rich heritage and shares the same Latin motto; ‘forte fideli nihil difficil’ or ‘to the brave and faithful nothing is impossible’, that once decorated the ancient battle shield of […]

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Old Christians GAA Suffers Second Straight Loss to St Patricks

Old Christians GAA Suffers Second Straight Loss to St Patricks

Old Christians GAA suffered their second straight defeat last Saturday night in Claughan when they played St Patricks’ GAA in the Junior A City Championship. St Patricks looked very strong in the first half, laying the foundations for a win with what was their best half of hurling so far this year, the highlight being […]

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LIFESTYLE

Musical flare to Angela’s Ashes

Musical flare to Angela’s Ashes

THE premier of ‘Angela’s Ashes – The Musical’ in Limerick was always going to be a tough call. The Pulitzer winning book by Frank McCourt is brilliant and divisive on home territory. Questions asked by those riled centre around ‘was life really that poverty stricken here? Nah’ and ‘how could he write about his mother […]

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Autism assistance dogs open up a world of possibilities

Autism assistance dogs open up a world of possibilities

  THE average cost of training a dog for a child with Autism is €15,000 but the benefits are priceless. Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland (AADI) has opened up a world of possibilities for children with autism by providing highly trained assistance dogs to help them achieve a level of independence that would be highly improbable […]

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Saara Aalto to headline Limerick Pride LGBTQ Festival 2017 Climax Party

Saara Aalto to headline Limerick Pride LGBTQ Festival 2017 Climax Party

LIMERICK Pride LGBTQ Festival 2017 is in full swing with this weekend’s programme featuring a multitude of events from workshops, support meetings and discussions to evenings of music and club nights, with X-Factor star Saara Aalto headlining the Pride Climax Party. The Limerick Pride Parade on Saturday will bring an extra burst of colour and music […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Musical flare to Angela’s Ashes

Musical flare to Angela’s Ashes

THE premier of ‘Angela’s Ashes – The Musical’ in Limerick was always going to be a tough call. The Pulitzer winning book by Frank McCourt is brilliant and divisive on home territory. Questions asked by those riled centre around ‘was life really that poverty stricken here? Nah’ and ‘how could he write about his mother […]

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Saara Aalto to headline Limerick Pride LGBTQ Festival 2017 Climax Party

Saara Aalto to headline Limerick Pride LGBTQ Festival 2017 Climax Party

LIMERICK Pride LGBTQ Festival 2017 is in full swing with this weekend’s programme featuring a multitude of events from workshops, support meetings and discussions to evenings of music and club nights, with X-Factor star Saara Aalto headlining the Pride Climax Party. The Limerick Pride Parade on Saturday will bring an extra burst of colour and music […]

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#Win tickets to Townlands Carnival

#Win tickets to Townlands Carnival

WIN tickets for Townlands Carnival. Electro party crew and one of the best live acts on the circuit King Kong Company (pictured) have just been added to the bill along with Cork’s Lords of Strut who were recent Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalists. There is a strong contingent of Limerick talent on the bill too led […]

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PHOTOS

We were the champions: Limerick Pipe Band

We were the champions: Limerick Pipe Band

Having piped their way to the glory of Munster (Junior) Champions on June 11, 1967 in Cork, members of the 20-strong Limerick Pipe Band saluted their audience in full dress. From left, standing: P Ryan, pipe major; C Leo, J McManus, T McMahon, V Lyons, S Kiely, J Williams, T Williams, T Moore. Front: Ge […]

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Limerick blogger discusses search for perfect partner in new TV ad

Limerick blogger discusses search for perfect partner in new TV ad

A blogger from Limerick makes her on-screen debut this month in a new campaign from car insurance brand its4women.ie. Sinead O’Brien from Patrickswell appears in a TV ad currently airing on RTE One which sees her share her experiences and insights into what it means to look for and find the perfect partner. Sinead beat off […]

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10th year anniversary for Limerick’s Complete Laser Care

10th year anniversary for Limerick’s Complete Laser Care

Congratulations to Complete Laser Care and its ten successful years in the high tech and highly competitive world of advanced skin care. CATERING for men and women equally, owner/ laser and skin specialist Catherine Waters has moved the company to luxurious new premises at No. 35 Cecil Street, affording even more privacy to clients within […]

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Other Recent Stories

59 Limerick families now living in B&Bs: Facing the reality of life in a hotel room

59 Limerick families now living in B&Bs: Facing the reality of life in a hotel room

| July 20, 2017

FIGURES from Limerick homeless services provider Novas Initiatives indicate that 59 families are living in B&B’s throughout the city and county. And, with Novas stating that the numbers of families living in B&Bs is “rising daily”, local Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan has accused the government of deserting Limerick families. “Despite all the promises and commitments made […]

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Musical flare to Angela’s Ashes

Musical flare to Angela’s Ashes

| July 20, 2017

THE premier of ‘Angela’s Ashes – The Musical’ in Limerick was always going to be a tough call. The Pulitzer winning book by Frank McCourt is brilliant and divisive on home territory. Questions asked by those riled centre around ‘was life really that poverty stricken here? Nah’ and ‘how could he write about his mother […]

Continue Reading

Asbestos contamination concern over Moyross houses

Asbestos contamination concern over Moyross houses

| July 20, 2017

FEARS that Moyross residents could be at risk from exposure to asbestos in their homes have been raised as surveyors start taking air samples from local houses. City West councillor, James Collins (FF) said that concerned residents contacted him on Wednesday, having spoken to workers involved in a survey in connection with refurbishments in the […]

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Limerick is worst for crammed classrooms

Limerick is worst for crammed classrooms

| July 20, 2017

OVERCROWDING in Limerick primary schools has reached the point that parents have called school principals from maternity wards to get their new born children on to their waiting lists. And the situation is set to get worse with primary schools in County Limerick ranked as the worst for overcrowded classes in Ireland with the highest percentage […]

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Bubu’s death is a damning indictment of systematic failures of homeless

Bubu’s death is a damning indictment of systematic failures of homeless

| July 19, 2017

  SHE had a heart of gold, but Louise ‘Bubu’ Casey’s death on one of the main streets of the city is a damning indictment of the system and its failures to address the homeless crisis in Limerick. Those were the sentiments of coroner John McNamara at the inquest of the 31 year-old Limerick woman […]

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