Archive for May, 2011

Councillor – Minister must opt for boundary extension

Councillor – Minister must opt for boundary extension

| May 31, 2011

“The city is strangled and our commercial rate base is too small.” WITH an announcement on the Limerick city boundary issue due from the Minister for the Environment any day now, Limerick northside councillor, Maurice Quinlivan is urging the minister to reject the recommendation of the Brosnan Report and disregard its proposal of a merger […]

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Increased security measures at Anglo Irish Bank

Increased security measures at Anglo Irish Bank

| May 31, 2011

ANGLO Irish Bank has refused to comment on security arrangements in place at the Henry Street branch of the bank. In recent months security guards have manned the entrance to the Anglo Irish Bank premises. As of last week the doors entering the branch have been locked and security personnel are now managing the entrance […]

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OSPI’s network of supports

OSPI’s network of supports

| May 31, 2011

A NATIONAL campaign to raise awareness of depression, how to support and treat it, and the prevention of suicide is running until Sunday June 12. The local campaign is known as OSPI-Limerick, OSPI standing for ‘Optimising Suicide Prevention Programmes and their Implementation’. OSPI was created in response to our high rates of deliberate self-harm and […]

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Strong line up for Doonbeg Festival

Strong line up for Doonbeg Festival

| May 31, 2011

DOONBEG Jazz Festival should be the most fun anyone can have over the June bank holiday weekend. From Friday June 3 to Monday 6, at least 28 live band and jazz performances will take place in this homely Clare village for the 12th annual festival. Arrive any time and don’t expect to leave until late […]

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Limerick’s LaCucina is best in Ireland – again

Limerick’s LaCucina is best in Ireland – again

| May 31, 2011

FOR the second year running, Limerick and LaCucina have the best casual dining restaurant in Ireland. The duo behind the ever popular Castletroy based eatery, Lorraine Fanneran and Bruno Coppola, beat of some very stiff competition to take the crown at the gala awards night last week in Dublin.

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Judge Tom’s new chapter begins

Judge Tom’s new chapter begins

| May 31, 2011

Reporter Andrew Carey pays tribute to a much respected Limerick judge. THE last two weeks for Judge Tom O’Donnell have been filled with emotional highs and lows for the man, who for over the past three decades has been an intrinsic part of the fabric of court and the law in Limerick but now takes […]

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Castle development – a catalyst for investment

Castle development – a catalyst for investment

| May 30, 2011

“Nicholas Street and King John’s Castle are intrinsically linked.” IT’S official – construction crews will be on site by August to commence work on a radical refurbishment of King John’s Castle.With just one exception, city councillors have voted in favour of the project, which is also the catalyst for a redevelopment of Nicholas Street.

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NAMA move could bring price certainty

NAMA move could bring price certainty

| May 30, 2011

Negative equity proof mortgages to be introduced in autumn NAMA will release residential and commercial properties in Limerick for sale in the autumn.Welcoming NAMA’s introduction of a mortgage scheme, James Collins a lecturer in property valuation at Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT), says it will bring certainty to the property market.

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Munster win the Magners League

Munster win the Magners League

| May 28, 2011

MUNSTER are the 2011 Magners League champions after a 19-9 win over Leinster at Thomond Park. The game was played at a blistering pace from start to finish with Munster outscoring the Heineken Cup champions by three tries to nil.

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Munster and Leinster names sides for Final

Munster and Leinster names sides for Final

| May 27, 2011

MUNSTER and Leinster have named their teams for tomorrow night’s Grand Final of the Magners League. For Munster, David Wallace will win his 200th cap in an unchanged starting XV. While for Leinster, There are three changes in all to the starting XV from last weekend’s Heineken Cup final

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