Archive for January, 2012

Limerick’s 187-year-old psychiatric hospital earmarked for closure

Limerick’s 187-year-old psychiatric hospital earmarked for closure

| January 31, 2012

THE number of patients at a Limerick psychiatric hospital will be reduced to 16 in the coming weeks, following a report which blasts facilities at the hospital and recommends closure.For the second year running, the Mental Health Commission has called for the winding down of St Joseph’s Hospital in Mulgrave Street, following an unannounced inspection […]

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Ireland Womens Rugby Side announced

Ireland Womens Rugby Side announced

| January 31, 2012

The Ireland Women’s Team to play Wales in their opening game of the Women’s RBS 6 Nations Championship in Ashbourne RFC on Friday has been named. The side has a new look and includes two new caps in the starting fifteen and a further four uncapped players in the replacements.

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Man shoots at gardai then turns gun on himself

Man shoots at gardai then turns gun on himself

| January 31, 2012

A 40-YEAR-old Limerick man died in a shooting incident in Newport on Monday night after gardai stopped him as part of a routine checkpoint under the suspicion of drink driving. The Limerick taxi driver was said to have been driving his signage decorated van in an “erratic manner” on the Briarfield stretch of the Thurles […]

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Ireland name 32 man squad for Six Nations

Ireland name 32 man squad for Six Nations

| January 30, 2012

The Ireland management have named a 32 man squad as preparations reach their final stages for Ireland’s opening game of the 2012 RBS 6 Nations Championship against Wales on Sunday, February 5th.

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Second man charged with murder

Second man charged with murder

| January 30, 2012

A 44-year-old man has also been charged with the murder of 43-year-old Gerard McMahon on January 18 last on Lenihan Avenue.Paul Colbert, Lenihan Avenue, appeared before a special sitting of Limerick District Court after his nephew Sean Flanagan, was charged last week.

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Future of Shannon to be known by Easter

Future of Shannon to be known by Easter

| January 27, 2012

THE future of Shannon Airport is to be known by Easter according to Minister Leo Varadkar who was addressing a Limerick Chamber breakfast meeting this Friday. Minister Vardakar said that he will appoint an interim board to deliver a business plan for the airport. He said that the “status quo” was not working and if […]

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Brothers appear in court over McMahon murder

Brothers appear in court over McMahon murder

| January 27, 2012

TWO brothers have appeared at Limerick District Court in connection with the murder of 43-year-old Gerard McMahon at Lenihan Avenue in Prospect on January 18 last. 26-year-old Sean Flanagan with an address of 105 Lenihan Avenue, is charged with the alleged murder of Gerard McMahon at 85 Lenihan Avenue on January 18 last contrary to […]

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Many threads to The Descendants

Many threads to The Descendants

| January 27, 2012

SEVEN years ago, director Alexander Payne hit the jackpot with ‘Sideways’, and now he follows up with The Descendants, tipped to bring further Academy Award success his way.The story is adapted from a novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings, who narrates from the point of view of a middle-aged man, Matt King (George Clooney), who hails […]

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The Grey- an emotional survival film

The Grey- an emotional survival film

| January 27, 2012

LIAM Neeson is very much the heavyweight in the remarkable The Grey, which tells us what it is like to be trapped in the frozen wilderness of Alaska, tracked by ravenous wolves.This is the story of John Ottway (Neeson), working for an oil refinery, keeping wolves and other predatory animals from attacking the oil drillers. […]

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Irish Wolfhounds side named to face Saxons

Irish Wolfhounds side named to face Saxons

| January 26, 2012

Ulster Back row Chris Henry will lead the O2 Ireland Wolfhounds in their game against the England Saxons this Saturday in Exeter. The side shows a balance between youth and experience, with nine of the match day 22 uncapped at senior level.

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