Archive for November, 2010

Legal advice sought on city development plan

Legal advice sought on city development plan

| November 30, 2010

A MEETING to consider a development plan for the city from 2010 to 2016 was postponed on Monday when the Fine Gael representation declared that legal concerns had arisen regarding the issue. The party refused to elaborate on the issue when Cllr Kieran O’Hanlon FF asked for further information. The city manager, Tom Mackey, said […]

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Heroin epidemic in city – Quinlivan

Heroin epidemic in city – Quinlivan

| November 30, 2010

SINN Féin’s Maurice Quinlivan, claims that Limerick City is experiencing a severe drugs crisis, one which is rapidly worsening. “More than one year ago my party launched a comprehensive document “Injecting Urgency” here in Limerick. If implemented, it would have had a significant effect on drug misuse.

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Sent for trial on possession of child pornography

Sent for trial on possession of child pornography

| November 29, 2010

A 43-year-old man has been served with the book of evidence in relation to alleged possession of child pornographic images. Having completed their investigations and the book of evidence, the State, through Detective Garda Michael Murphy, serviced the documents after the case had been marked peremptory against the prosecution.

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Operation handsfree to promote safety

Operation handsfree to promote safety

| November 29, 2010

Over 16,000 penalty points have been issued to Limerick motorists SINCE January 2010, over 1,160 motorists have been caught by Gardai using a mobile phone while driving in Limerick city and county. And with reaction time slower by up to 30 per cent, motorists are urged to think first with safety this Christmas and make […]

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IRFU cut ticket prices for 6 Nations

IRFU cut ticket prices for 6 Nations

| November 29, 2010

THE IRFU have slashed ticket prices for next year’s 6 Nations fixtures against France and England at the Aviva Stadium following strong criticism of pricing for the Autumn International Series. A new tiered pricing structure for the 2011 RBS 6 Nations fixtures versus France on Sunday, Feb 13 and England on Saturday, March 19.

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Grainne Murphy wins Bronze Medal for Ireland

Grainne Murphy wins Bronze Medal for Ireland

| November 26, 2010

Irish Swimming sensation Grainne Murphy has written herself into the record books again today by winning a Bronze medal in the women’s 800m Freestyle at the European short course Swimming Championships in Eindhoven. Murphy, in her first major competition since winning a silver medal in the European long course Championships during the summer, set a […]

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Stringer back at scrum-half for Argentina clash

Stringer back at scrum-half for Argentina clash

| November 26, 2010

DECLAN Kidney has named his Ireland team to play Argentina in the final game of the Guinness Series and back to scrum half comes Munster stalwart Peter Stringer together with four other changes to the starting team that took the field against New Zealand last Saturday. Geordan Murphy comes into the full back position in […]

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Budget fears grip unemployed – Malone

Budget fears grip unemployed – Malone

| November 26, 2010

Padraig Malone of Limerick’s Centre for the Unemployed, has never seen people as worried about the budget PEOPLE have never been as worried as they are about the upcoming budget, warns Padraig Malone of Limerick’s Centre for the Unemployed.“They are particularly annoyed that social welfare is set to be reduced, while there are unlimited funds […]

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Weekend local rugby fixtures

Weekend local rugby fixtures

| November 25, 2010

HERE are this week’s rugby fixtures which were absent from the paper as we didn’t receive them before we went to print. Highlights include the Magners League fixture between Munster and the Dragons and Paul O’Connell’s return to action for Young Munster against Shannon.

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Council and NRA prioritise N21 death trap

Council and NRA prioritise N21 death trap

| November 25, 2010

IT emerged this week that the Barnagh N21 Realignment Group secured 5,000 signatures in their campaign to have section of the road realigned, following a series of accidents in recent years.The group presented their findings at a packed county hall on this Monday, and expressed their disappointed that officials failed to attend a recent meeting […]

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