Archive for December, 2012

Mixed fortunes in city and county budgets

Mixed fortunes in city and county budgets

| December 20, 2012

LIMERICK County Council is to cut spending across the board by more than €3.4million this year, according to the 2013 draft budget estimate.City Councillors are also due to vote on their 2013 budget this week, with a five per cent drop in business rates being the main item of change.Cutbacks will be imposed on the […]

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Industrial unrest looms as Shannon staff vote for action

Industrial unrest looms as Shannon staff vote for action

| December 20, 2012

STAFF at Shannon Airport and Shannon Development have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action if there are any attempts to change their terms and conditions of employment when the planned transfer of staff to a new Shannon Airport Authority takes place at the end of the month. 94 per cent of staff at Shannon […]

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Household charge assurances were ‘a bag of porkies’

Household charge assurances were ‘a bag of porkies’

| December 19, 2012

FIANNA Fáil Councillor Kevin Sheahan has said that the public was “sold a bag of porkies” after he asked Council officials how many new footpaths, parks and public lighting projects had been planned since the introduction of the household charge. Speaking at this month’s County Council meeting, Cllr Sheahan said: “I want to know what […]

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Council concern over new driving licence arrangements

Council concern over new driving licence arrangements

| December 19, 2012

LIMERICK city councillors have expressed concern at plans to have all driver licences issued by one central licencing authority. At their meeting this week, members were told that from next September, the issuing of licences will be the responsibility of the Road Safety Authority and future licences will take the form of a plastic card […]

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New Shannon route

New Shannon route

| December 19, 2012

Shannon Airport received a major boost on Wednesday with confirmation that United Airlines is to operate a new service to Chicago from next summer. The new route will be in addition to the hugely successful daily service to Newark that United operate on a year round basis at Shannon. It is estimated that the Chicago […]

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Bus driver avoids prison in bestiality case

Bus driver avoids prison in bestiality case

| December 19, 2012

A BUS driver has been given a three-year suspended sentence in a buggery case described by Circuit Court Judge Carroll Moran as “socially repugnant – even in these tolerant times”.Sean McDonnell (58) of Churchill Meadows, Raheen, was convicted of the charge of buggery with an Alsatian on October 7, 2008 after a woman was “found […]

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Sunday ties for Munster in Heineken Cup

Sunday ties for Munster in Heineken Cup

| December 19, 2012

With clubs already crunching numbers in the aftermath of last weekend’s captivating series of Heineken Cup matches, qualification for the quarter-finals of the world’s most competitive club rugby tournament will be on the line when the pool stages come to a dramatic conclusion in the new year.

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Limerick FC confirmed for Thomond Park move

Limerick FC confirmed for Thomond Park move

| December 19, 2012

LIMERICK FC will make their long-awaited return to Premier Division football on Friday March 8 with a home fixture against Munster rivals Cork City. With the official Airtricity League fixture list scheduling the game for Thomond Park, the Blues can expect to draw a large crowd for their first top flight fixture since 1994.

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Munster announce partnership with Life Style Sports

Munster announce partnership with Life Style Sports

| December 18, 2012

Munster Rugby today announced a new partnership with Life Style Sports, Irelands largest sports retailer, whereby Life Style Sports will become the Official Retail Partner of Munster Rugby commencing on the 1st of July 2013.

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Rail commuter feedback sought on service changes

Rail commuter feedback sought on service changes

| December 17, 2012

@IrishRail – IARNROD Eireann is inviting its customers to provide feedback on proposed changes to its inter-city and regional services following the publication of a draft timetable for 2013.The proposed changes to the rail timetable will see faster journey times on inter-city routes and improved connections on regional routes, but several routes are set to […]

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