Archive for March, 2012

Leinster defeat Munster by nine at Thomond Park

Leinster defeat Munster by nine at Thomond Park

| March 31, 2012

LEINSTER defeated Munster 18-9 tonight in Thomond Park. The Rabodirect Pro 12 fixture may have been the perfect build up for both sides to next weekend’s Heineken Cup quarter finals, but Munster will be hugely disappointed with their lackluster and blunt performance. For more on this game and more on Munster versus Ulster, see next […]

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Spring has sprung with lamb and lemon

Spring has sprung with lamb and lemon

| March 30, 2012

THESE two dishes and their accompanying pictures are as much focused on the food styling as the taste sensation that both bring. And, as you eat with your eyes as you read this, I thought it better to feed that satisfaction first and then explain the superb tastes that each plate brings. Below, you will […]

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Mayor disturbed by campaigners’ behaviour

Mayor disturbed by campaigners’ behaviour

| March 30, 2012

CLAIMS by a city councillor that a protest group against the Household Charge displayed a “mob mentality” in City Hall, have been dismissed by Cian Prendiville of the Limerick Campaign Against the Household & Water Taxes. Referring to their presence in City Hall on Monday, to register their official stand, Mr Prendiville insists: “It was […]

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Now is opportune to reinvent the city

Now is opportune to reinvent the city

| March 30, 2012

Incentives to build closer to the city centre EVIDENCE that Limerick City Council has sufficient land available to cater for the population growth projected for the city, has to be guaranteed. City planner, Kieran Reeves, advised city councillors that by 2022, the population of Limerick city will be in the region of 81,240.

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News bites

News bites

| March 30, 2012

Tender for Patrickswell sewerage scheme accepted THE government has approved funding to enable Limerick County Council to accept the tender of €2.798 million submitted by Conwell Contracts Ltd. for the Patrickswell sewerage scheme. The works involve the construction of a pumping station at Barnakyle together with the laying of some 5.46km foul sewers, 3.2km rising […]

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Council offices to open on Saturday

Council offices to open on Saturday

| March 29, 2012

LIMERICK city and county councils are to open this Saturday, March 31, from 10am to 4pm, to facilitate payments of the household charge. The deadline for payment of the €100 tax is midnight on Saturday.

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Children wait years for orthodontic treatment

Children wait years for orthodontic treatment

| March 29, 2012

LIMERICK children who have to wait three years for orthodontic treatment could be seen within six months. That is the view of consultant orthodontist for Limerick, Ted McNamara who is in charge of local lists and who claims that children are being bullied and are too shy to join in games and sports because of […]

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People have their say in city renewal

People have their say in city renewal

| March 29, 2012

THE personal viewpoints of Limerick people will have a significant bearing on the new strategic plan for Limerick City Centre, inclusive of the Opera Centre. Currently underway is a process of direct interaction with people from all age groups and walks of life, to access their ideas for a strategic review of Limerick city, which […]

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Market trading areas to expand city-wide

Market trading areas to expand city-wide

| March 29, 2012

“New stalls must bring an additional variety of attractions.” UNDER active consideration at the moment is an extension of street trading in the city. Following on the popularity and success of the Milk Market and an expanding number of applications for street trading space, it is envisaged to create similar facilities in Bedford Row, Cruises […]

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‘MILES’ charity rebrands as ‘FAMILIES’ to reflect demand

‘MILES’ charity rebrands as ‘FAMILIES’ to reflect demand

| March 29, 2012

LIMERICK’S only support group to assist those experiencing the trauma of separation has undergone a change of name to incorporate demand from a broader section of the community. Originally set up as MILES (Men in Limerick Experiencing Separation) in 2003, the group has now been rebranded under the name FAMILIES due to an increasing number […]

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