Archive for December, 2012

Rates still backbone of council cash

Rates still backbone of council cash

| December 22, 2012

DESPITE a welcome cut to the commercial rates in the city for the second year running, Limerick still gets the majority of its funding from the charge. According to the city council’s annual budget report, 37 per cent of the money the city council has to spend comes from the rates paid by local businesses. […]

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Council shops for best bargains

Council shops for best bargains

| December 22, 2012

STAFF numbers in Limerick City Council have fallen from a high of 576 in 2004 to 450 in 2012.But other costs also have to be reduced, the Limerick local authorities manager, Conn Murray said in his annual report on the city budget for 2013. He told city councillors that there were a number of non-payroll […]

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Deal on the cards for Aer Lingus workers?

Deal on the cards for Aer Lingus workers?

| December 22, 2012

A DEAL between Aer Lingus and maintenance workers at its Airbus  hanger in Shannon was looking more likely this week as the company prepares to move the maintenace function from Shannon to Dublin.All but 13 of the 70 jobs at the maintenance hanger will transfer to the capital as only one of the airline’s seven […]

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Property tax and NPPR limits explained

Property tax and NPPR limits explained

| December 21, 2012

LIMERICK auctioneers Property Partners got in touch to explain some further minutiae on the Local Property Tax coming in for July 1 for the latter six months of next year, and there after. He looks at the tax tiered thresholds to residential and investment properties, and what is liable for collection by Revenue Commission. According […]

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Toyota crowned most valuable automotive brand 2012

Toyota crowned most valuable automotive brand 2012

| December 21, 2012

TOYOTA was named the world’s most valuable automotive brand in the recently published Best Global Brands 2012 by Interbrand. This year’s report sees Toyota’s brand valuation by Interbrand surge 9 per cent and securing an overall Top 10 spot across all industries. According to Interbrand, Toyota’s success is due largely to the continued customer loyalty, […]

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Aibhéil of Adare annual January sale 2013

Aibhéil of Adare annual January sale 2013

| December 21, 2012

FOR one day only, Aibhéil of Adare is holding its annual January sale on Saturday January 5, 2013. Doors open at 9am with no appointment required. A sale day at Aibhéil of Adare Bridal Boutique is the bridal sale not to miss if you are a bride-to-be looking for a stunning wedding dress for much […]

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How Nanny Twinkerbell broke the mould

How Nanny Twinkerbell broke the mould

| December 21, 2012

“THERE are two ways you can play the Fairy Godmother in ‘Cinderella’,” Adele King (Twink) says in her direct fashion. “You cast a ballerina in the role, put a nice dress on her and give her lines like ‘And you shall go to the ball, Cinderella!’ and she’s a tokenistic fairy godmother”. Bah, humbug. Or […]

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Prison warning for sulky racers and drivers

Prison warning for sulky racers and drivers

| December 21, 2012

A CLEAR message has been sent out to people who engage in or facilitate sulky racing on public roads – you can expect imprisonment if prosecuted. Judge Eugene O’Kelly was the man with the message at Limerick District Court last week when he heard evidence in a case where “support cars” were blocking a public […]

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Turkey for Christmas

Turkey for Christmas

| December 20, 2012

Limerick Post plucked Dustin The Turkey out of panto rehearsals for a grilling… Eric FitzGerald – eric@limerckpost.ie DUSTIN The Turkey will join the cast of Cinderella at UCH this Christmas starring alongside Ireland’s Panto Queen, Twink, and Richie Hayes (Voice of Ireland). Dustin The Turkey first appeared on our television screens on the Den in […]

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Foiled plot sparks new terror threat

Foiled plot sparks new terror threat

| December 20, 2012

AS DETAILS emerge of the foiled plot to murder a Limerick man serving in the British Army over the Christmas break, serious concerns have been raised over the increase in recruitment of members to a faction group of the Continuity IRA, led by a Limerick-based terrorist boss.

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