Archive for July, 2012

Hijacked taxi driver tells court of panic attacks

Hijacked taxi driver tells court of panic attacks

| July 31, 2012

A LIMERICK taxi driver has told a court how he has trouble sleeping at night, fears being alone and cannot work in his taxi for more than three days at a time, after he was attacked, bundled into the booth of the car and held while a group of youths drove recklessly around the city. […]

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Home alone elderly woman confronted by 22-year-old

Home alone elderly woman confronted by 22-year-old

| July 31, 2012

A PROBATION report has been ordered for a convicted drug addict who kicked open the bedroom door of an old age pensioner in search of money while she slept.  Ray Tully of O’Donnoghue Avenue, Janesboro, pleaded guilty at Limerick Circuit Court to the burglary of the home of his 86-year-old neighbour on June 3, 2011. […]

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Stored over 90,000 cigarettes for ‘sinister group’

Stored over 90,000 cigarettes for ‘sinister group’

| July 31, 2012

THE storage of over 90,000 cigarettes for a “sinister group” led to a suspended sentence at Limerick Circuit Court. Christopher Mulqueen, an officer with Customs and Revenue, told Limerick Circuit Court that he was a member of a search team that found over 90,000 cigarettes at the home of 64-year-old George Molloy, at Naomh Ide, […]

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‘I will kill you – I’ll keep whatever dogs I want’

‘I will kill you – I’ll keep whatever dogs I want’

| July 31, 2012

ATTACKING a pensioner at the front door of his home with a large knife, resulted in the sentencing of a 44-year-old man at Limerick Circuit Court. Patrick Bermingham, with a current address on Mulcair Drive, Annacotty, but formerly of Castleconnell, was before Judge Carroll Moran at Limerick Circuit Court facing charges of assault and criminal […]

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Limerick talent sought for RTE show

Limerick talent sought for RTE show

| July 31, 2012

YOUNG Limerick talent is being sought to take part in the second series of RTE’s hit programme ‘Show Off or Get Off’.  The production team will be at Studio 21, O’Connell Street, Limerick on August 18 from 4pm to 7pm, and talented eight to 13 year olds are invited to attend.  Five acts from each […]

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‘Food Plate’ introduction could help tackle obesity

‘Food Plate’ introduction could help tackle obesity

| July 31, 2012

A LIMERICK deputy has called for the traditional food pyramid to be scrapped and replaced by a ‘food plate’, as is the practice in the United States.The food pyramid was designed to assist people in choosing how much food to consume from each group, with the lower, wider levels representing healthy foods, and the smaller, […]

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Concern at rise in suicide figures

Concern at rise in suicide figures

| July 31, 2012

Neville critical of neglect of mental health services THE 7% rise in suicide figures for last year has been described as extremely concerning, by Deputy Dan Neville. The latest figures from the CSO show that 525 people died by suicide in 2011; 439 of them were men and 86 were female.

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Fined for drug driving

Fined for drug driving

| July 31, 2012

A MAN who passed an intoxiliser test but failed a urine test has been convicted of drug driving at Limerick District Court. Christopher Curtin of 20 Salvia Court, was before judge O’Brien on several road traffic charges including a breach of section 49 of the Road Traffic Act 1961, where he was accused of driving […]

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Investment in northside youths reaps dividends

Investment in northside youths reaps dividends

| July 30, 2012

“The project is about putting trust in and giving control to young people.” AN investment in a group of northside youths has paid off for the fourth year running, resulting in several activity and lifeskills projects earmarked to receive funding. The Young Money Youth Bank, run through Limerick Youth Service (LYS), in partnership with Ballynanty […]

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Kilkenny topple Limerick in Thurles

Kilkenny topple Limerick in Thurles

| July 29, 2012

LIMERICK exited the All Ireland Hurling Championship this afternoon after a 4-16 to 1-16 loss to Kilkenny. Trailing by a single point at half time, Limerick played with a strong wind in the second half. The second 35 did not match the first however as goals from Aiden Fogarty and Colin Fennelly in the 54th […]

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