Archive for October, 2011

Alarm that medical card holders could be hit

Alarm that medical card holders could be hit

| October 29, 2011

“It is important to note that these are merely proposals,” – HSEMEDICAL card holders in Limerick and people in need of home help/personal assistants, could be hit under a raft of measures being considered by the HSE nationally.There are currently 51,365 people under the age of 65 in Limerick who are covered by medical cards […]

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News bites

News bites

| October 28, 2011

Pressure on council to purchase KOB House by Marie HobbinsSHOULD the owners of the Mulgrave Street ancestral home of the author, Kate O’Brien like to donate the property to Limerick City Council, the local authority would be very glad to accept it.Director of services, Pat Dowling has told a meeting of the Cultural and Sporting […]

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Through a Glass Darkly

Through a Glass Darkly

| October 28, 2011

ZEITGEIST is an odd phenomenon. That which was faded or taboo in times before gains a new weighting as culture calibrates in discovery. Trending high for 2011 is Swedish filmography (Girl with…; Wallendar; The Killing) and our recent embrace of mental distress. Mental Health Week in October had us singing in choral harmonies at the […]

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‘Tom Crean Antarctic Explorer’

‘Tom Crean Antarctic Explorer’

| October 28, 2011

LIMERICK Regeneration Agency is taking cultural responsibilities seriously with the backing of ‘Tom Crean Antarctic Explorer’ in Moyross Corpus Christ School next week. On Tuesday November 8, Aidan Dooley’s multi award winning show will entertain the community for a sneeze at €5 each. ‘Tom Crean Antarctic Explorer’ is the one-man show created by Dooley that […]

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Arts news in brief

Arts news in brief

| October 28, 2011

40 craft workers for Castleconnell CASTLECONNELL will host its 22nd annual craft fair on Sunday October 30, Monday 31 from 12noon to 6pm each day.“All profit from this fair goes back to help the local community,” reports painter Dorothy Hogan, who specialises in flowers and landscapes in oils and acrylics. “It will be held in […]

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Puppy found outside Limerick Post

Puppy found outside Limerick Post

| October 28, 2011

THIS puppy was found outside the Limerick Post offices on Friday lunch time. Please contact us on 061 413322 for more details.

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Sentenced for social welfare fraud

Sentenced for social welfare fraud

| October 28, 2011

A MAN, currently serving a seven year sentence handed down at the Central Criminal Court for threatening to kill or cause serious harm to anther man in October 2009,  has appeared at Limerick District Court on charges of defrauding the Department of Family and Social Affairs out of over €27,000 in welfare claims.  47-year-old Jimmy […]

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Taxi driver jailed for having illegal pepper spray in car

Taxi driver jailed for having illegal pepper spray in car

| October 28, 2011

But released pending an appeal to the Circuit Court A LIMERICK taxi driver who had a can of pepper spray in his car for his own protection over “fear of attack” has been given a custodial sentence at Limerick District Court for breaching the Firearms and Offensive weapons act.

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Last game, Last Chance for Limerick FC

Last game, Last Chance for Limerick FC

| October 27, 2011

IT’S down to the wire. After 29 games, the first division of the Airtricity League as well as the playoff spots have yet to be decided.Limerick FC go into their final game against Waterford United knowing that a win is a must and results elsewhere need to go their way.

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World Cup Stars Return

World Cup Stars Return

| October 27, 2011

Keith Earls, Conor Murray, Ronan O’Gara, Donnacha Ryan, Paul O’Connell and Denis Leamy are all named in the Munster  starting XV, (v Aironi, Musgrave Park tomorrow 8.30pm)  for the first time this season while Donncha O’Callaghan is listed among the replacements alongside Tomas O’Leary who is also set to make his seasonal senior debut having […]

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