Archive for December, 2012

Man detained on burglary and theft charges

Man detained on burglary and theft charges

| December 31, 2012

GARDAI are questioning a man in connection with a spate of burglaries on the North Circular Road and O’Callaghan Strand area of the city. It is understood gardai suspected him of prowling numerous homes over the past few weeks.

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Further adult education for 2013

Further adult education for 2013

| December 31, 2012

LIMERICK College of Further Education provides flexible learning programmes in business and professional, computers, arts and crafts, hobby and leisure, childcare and care skills, languages and media studies. LCFE continues its tradition of developing more educational opportunities to reflect the diverse educational needs of the adult learner of the Mid-West.  Tuition takes place on Monday […]

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Local companies to host Engineers Week events

Local companies to host Engineers Week events

| December 31, 2012

THEMED ‘Bringing Dreams to Life, Engineers Week, running from February 25 to March 3, is an annual campaign to promote engineering as a career and the importance of the profession to Ireland and the participation of engineering professionals and educators is requested to make week long event the most successful one yet. Engineering is about […]

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Buy local and make the difference

Buy local and make the difference

| December 31, 2012

MACRA na Feirme have launched their campaign to promote local farmers and encourage consumers to make community focused purchases this festive period and beyond. Macra are working with the National Dairy Council to highlight the NDC Guarantee that assures consumers in the Republic of Ireland that the milk and cream they are purchasing has been […]

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Limerick home helps welcome cut reversal

Limerick home helps welcome cut reversal

| December 31, 2012

by Kathy Masterson     kathy@limerickpost.ie HOME help workers and their clients in Limerick have welcomed announcements that the budget for home help hours will be retained to 2012 levels. Confirming that the home help budget would be retained at the same level as 2012,  Minister of State Kathleen Lynch said this meant there would be no […]

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Former garda abused disabled young boys

Former garda abused disabled young boys

| December 31, 2012

A FORMER Garda and scout master abused young boys when he was in charge of a special scout troop for disabled children, Limerick Circuit Court has been told. John Joseph (Jack) Dunne, formerly based at Pearse Street Garda Station in Dublin pleaded guilty to 14 counts of indecent assault on young boys in Dublin on […]

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Airport strike unlikely

Airport strike unlikely

| December 31, 2012

INDUSTRIAL peace seemed likely at Shannon airport this week following a meeting between SIPTU and Transport Minister Leo Varadkar. Workers had voted for strike action, demanding guarantees on their terms and conditions under the new Shannon Airport Authority. SIPTU official Tony Carroll said he felt the meeting had gone quite well and they are expecting […]

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The Class of 2012

The Class of 2012

| December 30, 2012

Taking a look at some of Limerick’s musical highlights in 2012 Windings IN October Limerick band Windings released their third album ‘I am Not The Crow’. More than one year was spent on the recording of I Am Not The Crow, its A-side recorded in Montreal’s Hotel2Tango studio and the B-side in Donegal.

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Surprise cameos for Jack The Beanstalk

Surprise cameos for Jack The Beanstalk

| December 30, 2012

BELLTABLE’s ‘Jack & the Beanstalk’ became the first panto to open in Limerick this year and the show is running until January 5. Its eclectic cast has singer Raquel Rocca (Finola Ice Cream),  Jared Nadin (Jack) and Darren Shine (Dame Philippa Potty) with shadow puppetry by Emma Fisher and ‘walk on’ action by guest celebrities. […]

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Paddy Power to give evidence in poker player case

Paddy Power to give evidence in poker player case

| December 30, 2012

BOOKMAKER Paddy Power is due to give evidence at Limerick Circuit Court next month when a poker player seeks the return of €36,000 seized by Gardaí who claim the money was obtained through the proceeds of crime and not won at a poker tournament. Paul Carr from Moyross, but with an address at Vartry Avenue, […]

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