Archive for April, 2012

To face trial on sexual and indecent assault charges

To face trial on sexual and indecent assault charges

| April 30, 2012

A 63-year-old man, from the southside of the city, is to face trial at Limerick Circuit Criminal Court on charges of sexual and indecent assault of two females on various dates over an 17- year period. He has been charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of indecent assault on one of […]

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Animal rescue service an endangered species

Animal rescue service an endangered species

| April 30, 2012

A LIMERICK organisation which rescues native and endangered animals may have to give up after 12 years, as money is running out. Animal Magic, based in Kilmallock, has rescued thousands of animals in its 12 years in operation but now Denis McCarthy and Rosie Cambell, the couple behind the service, may have to quit as […]

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Survivors call for reopening of Redress Board

Survivors call for reopening of Redress Board

| April 30, 2012

SURVIVORS of institutional abuse are calling for the reopening of The Redress Board and for more transparency on plans for a €110 million trust fund. The Right of Place/Second Chance Group believes that many people were not ready to come forward to the Board and apply for compensation while it was open, but they may […]

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Mayor vetoes comments on noise interference

Mayor vetoes comments on noise interference

| April 27, 2012

“All options to resolve the issue will be fully explored.” A MEMBER of the Board of the Belltable says he is disappointed that Mayor Jim Long refused to allow him speak on an issue pertaining to the city’s arts centre during a meeting of the city council this week. When Cllr Tom Shortt tried to […]

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Shannon green energy plant one step closer

Shannon green energy plant one step closer

| April 27, 2012

AN €85 million green energy plant is one step closer to being secured for the outskirts of Shannon town. An application for connection to the national grid has been completed and members of Clare County Council have voted through a motion to zone the proposed site for green industry. Carbon Sole, a wood burning, heat […]

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The Crushed Bull – National Prison Art Exhibition at Sarsfield Street

The Crushed Bull – National Prison Art Exhibition at Sarsfield Street

| April 26, 2012

Inspector of Prisons Judge Michael Reilly will speak at the public launch of a national prison art exhibition taking place tonight, Thursday April 26 in Limerick at 7pm. Raggle Taggle Consortium, at the former Benetton outlet in Sarsfield  Street, is host venue for The Crushed Bull exhibition right through RiverFest until Wednesday May 9.

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‘BOD’ best HC player ever? Accorinding to Heineken he is. .

‘BOD’ best HC player ever? Accorinding to Heineken he is. .

| April 26, 2012

Brian O’Driscoll has been voted the greatest Heineken Cup player of all time in a study by Heineken that analyses the latest opinions, habits and trends and of Irish Heineken Cup fans.In an all-Ireland study, when asked ‘who is the greatest Heineken Cup Player of all time?’, 76% of fans voted Brian O’Driscoll.  Team mate […]

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€75,000 sliced off businessman’s family law legal bill

€75,000 sliced off businessman’s family law legal bill

| April 26, 2012

A BUSINESSMAN involved in a family law case has had a legal bill of €115,000 cut to €40,000.Taxing master James Flynn ruled that O’Gorman Solicitors of O’Connell Street, Limerick, had not given the businessman an estimate of his legal costs before the divorce action began.

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Hickey returns as Limerick face Dublin

Hickey returns as Limerick face Dublin

| April 26, 2012

JOHN ALLEN’S Limerick hurlers will face Dublin this weekend in Cappamore. The game is being played to mark the 125 year anniversary of Cappamore GAA club as well as marking the opening of new dressing rooms in the club.

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Limerick FC face Waterford

Limerick FC face Waterford

| April 26, 2012

by Stephen KinsellaLIMERICK FC will be in search of revenge this Friday evening as they welcome Waterford United to Jackman Park. The SuperBlues lost 3-1 to their Munster rivals already this season and a loss this weekend would break a good run for Pat Scully’s side.

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