Archive for December, 2009

Elderly man airlifted in rescue

Elderly man airlifted in rescue

| December 31, 2009

A 75-year-old man has been airlifted to hospital after being marooned in a field in Co Clare. A neighbour contacted gardai when he became concerned for the missing man yesterday evening.

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Gardai investigate fire

Gardai investigate fire

| December 31, 2009

GARDAI are investigating a fire at a city centre flat in which a man in his thirties died. The fire began in a Georgian building on Cecil Street at around 9pm on Tuesday night.

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Man injured in fire

Man injured in fire

| December 29, 2009

A MAN has been seriously injured in a fire which broke out in a city centre flat this evening. The fire started at around 9pm in a fourth floor flat in a building on Upper Cecil Street.

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Water tankers deployed in County

Water tankers deployed in County

| December 29, 2009

WATER supply has been badly affected by weather conditions in Co Limerick. Limerick County Council has deployed water tankers across West Limerick to deal with the problem.

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Roads remain hazardous

Roads remain hazardous

| December 27, 2009

MOTORISTS have been asked to be careful on the roads as the cold conditions continue to make driving dangerous.

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Two men detained following assault

Two men detained following assault

| December 27, 2009

GARDAI are questioning two men in connection with a serious attack on a man in Co Clare. The assault took place in the Heights area of O’Connell Street in Ennis just before midnight last night.

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Aer Lingus stands firm on Shannon decision

Aer Lingus stands firm on Shannon decision

| December 23, 2009

AER Lingus chief executive Chrisoph Mueller was not the bearer of good news when he met staff at Shannon Airport last week to brief them on the airlines plans. He told workers there was no change to the company’s plans to remove its US base at the airport, and the potential loss of 102 cabin […]

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Sombre mood at Cathedral as Bishop steps down

Sombre mood at Cathedral as Bishop steps down

| December 23, 2009

“A very sad day; very very sad for Limerick,” was how one elderly lady exiting St John’s Cathedral, described Bishop Donal Murray’s resignation on December 17. The bishop, who had been the centre of media attention since the Murphy Report, took to the podium at St. John’s Cathedral at 11am, to offer his resignation, as […]

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Christmas wishes from  Limerick soldiers in Chad

Christmas wishes from Limerick soldiers in Chad

| December 23, 2009

LIMERICK soldiers based in Chad celebrated Christmas early as they received packages from home. Corporal Tom McCarthy, who is stationed at Camp Ciara in the south of Chad, said: “We received our Christmas boxes from our families, which was a great boost for everyone. “It was like Christmas morning opening up presents and seeing the […]

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Something to be proud of

Something to be proud of

| December 23, 2009

AS we look back on another year of sport, our minds are filled with memories of great days and some not so great events. Over the last 12 months this column has covered thousands of topics and written many column inches. The 50 weeks previous to this one have been filled with highs, lows and […]

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