Archive for January, 2014

Teenager went into custody to gain street cred

Teenager went into custody to gain street cred

| January 31, 2014

by Andrew Carey [email protected] A SIXTEEN-year-old teenager insisted that he be taken into custody at the Oberstown Detention Centre to gain “street credibility”. The boy, who can not be named for legal reasons, was charged with the theft of a bicycle on St Patrick’s Day, a breach of the Public Order Act in July and […]

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Zach back behind bars for ten years

Zach back behind bars for ten years

| January 31, 2014

Andrew Carey [email protected] HAVING spent 19 of his 36 years in prison while still maintaining his “absolute innocence”, Limerick criminal Zachary Coughlan Ryan has been jailed for ten years for a tiger kidnapping. Last October, a jury found him guilty of kidnapping two teenage boys at knife and gun point in August 2012 and demanding […]

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O’Connell and Murray start for Ireland

O’Connell and Murray start for Ireland

| January 31, 2014

LIMERICK duo, Paul O’Connell and Conor Murray will start for Ireland against Scotland on Sunday in the opening game of the RBS Six Nations 2014. The Munster men will be joined on the starting XV by provincial colleague Peter O’Mahony. Brian O’Driscoll and Rob Kearney will both reach significant career milestones when they line out […]

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ACI dips into third level talent pool

ACI dips into third level talent pool

| January 31, 2014

A CASTLETROY-based US software company is building relations with third level students in Limerick as part of a major recruitment drive. ACI Software, located in the National Technology Park, currently employs around 60 staff with plans to grow that number to 100 in the future. As part of this expansion and to build relations with […]

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Limerick side named for NFL opener

Limerick side named for NFL opener

| January 31, 2014

THE Limerick senior football starting team that will face Sligo in the opening game of the National football league division 3 this Sunday has been named. Limerick manager John Broudair, who will take charge of his first competitive game, has named his starting fifteen that will see two players making their National football league debut. […]

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County Council seeks second seat on City of Culture board

County Council seeks second seat on City of Culture board

| January 31, 2014

THE Cathaoirleach of Limerick County Council was nominated to the City of Culture Board by council members at County Hall this Monday. At their monthly meeting, councillors supported the nomination of Cllr John Sheahan (FG) and also proposed a second nominee from its members be elected to the board. Cllr Liam Galvin (FG), proposing the […]

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Garda evidence at PAC focused on experience not names

Garda evidence at PAC focused on experience not names

| January 30, 2014

Andrew Carey THE garda whistle blower, Sergeant Maurice McCabe, has told The Committee of Public Accounts of his experience as a member of the Garda Siochána and the concerns he had around the penalty point system. Chairman of the Committee John McGuinness stated after the meeting that the Committee got a unique insight into the […]

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UL students seeking ‘sugar daddies’ to pay college fees

UL students seeking ‘sugar daddies’ to pay college fees

| January 30, 2014

WITH incremental increases in student fees and cuts to grants, austerity has forced some third level students at the University of Limerick to take drastic measures to pay for their education. UL this week topped a list of Irish colleges with students registering on a ‘sugar daddy‘ dating website, in the hopes of securing a […]

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Limerick council staff prepare for weekend storm

Limerick council staff prepare for weekend storm

| January 30, 2014

Limerick City and County Council says its outdoor staff and emergency crews are on standby to deal with any incidents arising from the high tide and stormy conditions forecast for the weekend. The Council also is urging members of the public to exercise caution in the vicinity of the Shannon river in Limerick City, and […]

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McMorrow’s Post Tropical air live in Limerick’s UCH

McMorrow’s Post Tropical air live in Limerick’s UCH

| January 30, 2014

THE critically acclaimed debut album ‘Early in the Morning’ from James Vincent McMorrow reached number 1, went platinum and picked up a Choice Music Prize nomination upon its release in 2010. The follow up album ‘Post Tropical’ was released in January. The new record heralds a change in musical direction for the songwriter who revealed, […]

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