Archive for December, 2010

Sales fever replaces the icy weather

Sales fever replaces the icy weather

| December 28, 2010

THE lure of the sales brought crowds of shoppers back into stores around Limerick. The big chill had kept many shoppers out of the city over the Christmas with the fear of unsafe footpaths and icy roads.

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Limerick passes 7.30am inspection

Limerick passes 7.30am inspection

| December 28, 2010

RACING at Limerick Racecourse got the go ahead following a track inspection this morning showed a further improvement in ground conditions.

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Consumers asked to conserve water

Consumers asked to conserve water

| December 27, 2010

WITH the thaw well established across the country, many local authorities are now experiencing increased water demands arising principally from leaks. To assist local authorities to deal with this issue as speedily as possible, the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government asks property owners to check their premises for leaks, particularly premises that […]

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Broken mains cause water shortage

Broken mains cause water shortage

| December 27, 2010

LIMERICK County Council today said the ongoing thaw has resulted in extensive watermain breaks throughout County Limerick. The local authority has indicated that the public can expect periodic water shut-offs over the coming days.

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Good bye to 2010

Good bye to 2010

| December 26, 2010

THE vast majority of people in Ireland will not be sorry to see the back of 2010. Yes, it has been a difficult year right across the board.Many thought to have been in the super rich bracket lost their fortunes; local traders who had served the community for generations were forced to close their doors; […]

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Rubberbandits lose out to X-Factor winner

Rubberbandits lose out to X-Factor winner

| December 24, 2010

THE Rubberbandits have lost out to the marketing power of ‘The X-Factor’ as they have now conceded they will not now make the Irish Christmas number one spot. Newly crowned ‘X-Factor’ winner Matt Cardle’s single is outselling the internet hit ‘Horse Outside’ track by more than 25,000 units.

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Aerospace employees agree to restructuring plan

Aerospace employees agree to restructuring plan

| December 24, 2010

WORKERS at Shannon Aerospace the maintenance and engineering company based at Shannon have voted in favour of a restructuring programme for the company.  The details of the plan were agreed with employee representatives and SIPTU, during an extensive consultation phase under the auspices of the Labour Relations Commission, the company has said in a statement.

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Limerick County Council Expands Road Salting Programme

Limerick County Council Expands Road Salting Programme

| December 23, 2010

Following delivery of additional salt supplies in the last 24 hours, Limerick County Council has today extended the scope of its road salting programme. The Council has today commenced salting roads identified as Priority Two roads on the Winter Maintenance plan shown on the Limerick County Council website www.lcc.ie.

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Scrum problems might be window to more issues

Scrum problems might be window to more issues

| December 23, 2010

FOR Munster rugby, the last two weekends Heineken Cup fixtures were billed as season defining. How true it turned out to be. The loss at the Liberty Stadium last weekend showed cracks in Munster’s armour which were never really seen before. There have been weaknesses in the past, but this time, the Ospreys targeted the […]

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Tears of joy overtake big freeze

Tears of joy overtake big freeze

| December 23, 2010

THERE were emotional scenes at Shannon Airport this Wednesday as hundreds of disembarking passengers who feared they would  be victims of the big freeze,  were greeted with hugs and kisses from relieved family and friends.Ciara O’Meara, Monaleen Park, Monaleen, made it back from Toronto to be with her mum, Ursula.

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