Archive for July, 2013

Síle seeks to win wedding competition

Síle seeks to win wedding competition

| July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

A KILDIMO woman who lost her father to cancer earlier this year is striving for success in a nationwide Win Our Wedding competition. Síle O’Grady, along with her American partner Seamus Bishop, entered the competition in the hope of winning a €20,000 wedding package for the couple. She said that she would dearly love to give […]

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Sophie spurs dad’s marathon effort

Sophie spurs dad’s marathon effort

| July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

A RHEBOGUE man whose daughter suffers from a life-threatening heart condition is in training for the Dublin Marathon in October to raise money for a proposed disabled park. Liam Mulcahy, along with his partner Stacey, established Cycling 4 Sick Children after their daughter Sophie overcame seven months of intensive surgery in Our Lady’s Childrens Hospital […]

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Chic’s Nile Rodgers is cancer free

Chic’s Nile Rodgers is cancer free

| July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Chic’s Nile Rodgers tweeted this week, “I’m all clear again”. Rodgers, had been suffering from prostate cancer since being diagnosed with the disease in 2010. The ’70s Disco legend responsible for ‘Good Times’, ‘We Are Family’ and Bowie’s ‘Let’s Dance’ stole the show at Glastonbury 2013 and produced Daft Punk’s summer hit, ‘Get Lucky’ and […]

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Anger over dumping outside shop

Anger over dumping outside shop

| July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

THE owner of a secondhand shop in Limerick city has expressed anger at the “terrible carry-on” of people who have dumped scrap waste outside his premises. JJ Suckling, proprietor of JJ’s Secondhand Store on John’s Street, arrived at his shop on Monday morning to find a Super Ser heater, a computer, a monitor, a printer, […]

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New law puts homes in firing line

New law puts homes in firing line

| July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

THE Limerick-based leader of the country’s newest political party has called for an ombudsman to step in between banks and people facing repossession of their homes. Thousands of struggling mortgage holders fear losing their family homes after the government this week passed legislation which overturns a court decision to put a block on repossessions. The […]

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Rhino horn charge

Rhino horn charge

| July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

A COURT has ordered that a Limerick man can be extradited to be extradited to Austria where he faces charges of stealing rhinoceros horns. Mr Justice Edwards in the High Court in Dublin refused bail and ruled that 31 year old John Quilligan of Roches Road, Rathkeale be remanded in custody at Cloverhll Prison while […]

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MEP to host cyberbullying forum in Limerick

MEP to host cyberbullying forum in Limerick

| July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

IRELAND South MEP Sean Kelly is to host a national cyberbullying forum in Limerick on September 27 to raise awareness and inspire action to prevent online bullying. The forum will be held in the Kilmurry Lodge from 9.30am to 12pm and is targeted at parents, school principals and teachers, youth groups, and community liaisons, as […]

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UL launches on-campus holiday enterprise

UL launches on-campus holiday enterprise

| July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

THE University of Limerick this week announced the launch of its new ‘Campus Holidays’ which has created 25 student jobs for the summer season. The new venture marks an expansion for UL’s Campus Life Services, a subsidiary company that manages and develops the campus and its facilities for accommodation and events. The new 25-person team […]

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Trial told of threat to Collins’ sister

Trial told of threat to Collins’ sister

| July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

  THE Shane Geoghegan murder trial heard evidence that accused, John Dundon, threatened to kill April Collins’ sister unless her boyfriend stole a car for him. Lisa Collins (29) told the Special Criminal Court that on the night of the murder, John Dundon arrived at the house she shared with her partner, Christopher McCarthy at […]

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Montpelier burglary

Montpelier burglary

| July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

GARDAÍ in Castleconnell are seeking information on a burglary that took place in Montpelier, O’Briens Bridge on Saturday July 27 between 4.10pm and 6pm. The culprit forced open a side window and entered the house through a side door. A number of items were taken along with car keys for a black 2005 Mazda 6 […]

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