Archive for March, 2014

Collins wants Callinan letters to Shatter to be published

Collins wants Callinan letters to Shatter to be published

| March 31, 2014

PUBLICATION of the letter that was sent from Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan on March 10 asking that the Minister of Justice be made aware of the Garda recordings issue is being called for amid the ongoing saga with the embattled Alan Shatter. Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s Fianna Fáil motion of no confidence in the Minister, […]

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Pepper to create 50 new jobs in Shannon

Pepper to create 50 new jobs in Shannon

| March 31, 2014

Pepper Asset Servicing (“Pepper”) has today announced it is to create 50 new positions at its servicing centre at Westpark Business Campus in Shannon, after the company invested a further half a million in the significant expansion of the premises. The additional space provides capacity for another 80 staff on top of the 120 already […]

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Two-day jobs and advice fair in Limerick

Two-day jobs and advice fair in Limerick

| March 31, 2014

Andrew Carey [email protected] Tuesday April 1, from 2pm to 6pm and Wednesday April 2, from 10am to 3pm at the Limerick Strand Hotel THE Department of Social Protection is working in association with the Strand Hotel to organise a Regional/National and European Jobs and Advice Fair. The event is aimed at Irish and EU workers […]

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Tainted drugs cause five to be hospitalised

Tainted drugs cause five to be hospitalised

| March 31, 2014

Andrew Carey [email protected] “TAINTED” cocaine, it is understood, in circulation in county Limerick, caused five people to be hospitalised in the early hours of Sunday morning last. Gardai were called and emergency services attended the scene shortly after 4am on Sunday March 30 last where one person had become so ill that they were vomiting […]

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Nine new routes takeoff at Shannon

Nine new routes takeoff at Shannon

| March 31, 2014

  A MAJOR boost for tourism in the region is being predicted as Shannon airport sees the launch of nine new routes this week. And Ryanair’s Sales and marketing Manager for Ireland, Maria Macken, is predicting that there will be almost as many people interested in flying in to Ireland on the new routes as […]

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‘Personal Choice’ Exhibition Opens

‘Personal Choice’ Exhibition Opens

| March 31, 2014

By Joseph Chaplin Acclaimed Limerick and Irish artist John Shinnors’ ‘Personal Choice’ exhibition opened at the Limerick School of Art and Design (LSAD) last Friday, March 28. The event showcases 20 artists of Shinnors’ choice from the college’s 50-year history. Held on LSAD’s Clare Street campus, the show celebrates Limerick’s recent history of art, and […]

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Anti-Dog Foul Message Won’t Fall On Deaf Ears

Anti-Dog Foul Message Won’t Fall On Deaf Ears

| March 31, 2014

By Joseph Chaplin Dog owners will have no excuse for not cleaning up after their pets, should Limerick City and County Council’s novel approach to raising awareness prove a success. The council has installed two programmable audio systems, developed by NUI Maynooth company, Riteview Solutions, on either side of the Shannon in Limerick City. Dog […]

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Limerick’s Hermitage Green to headline Live at the Big Top

Limerick’s Hermitage Green to headline Live at the Big Top

| March 31, 2014

LIMERICK’S Hermitage Green will play Live at the Big Top, Limerick Milk Market on Sunday May 4 to celebrate Dolan’s 20 years in business and Limerick’s City of Culture year. It will be the Limerick bands biggest hometown show to the date. Hermitage Green will be supported by Hot Press cover stars The Riptide Movement who recently signed […]

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Limerick men man up and make up for cancer cause

Limerick men man up and make up for cancer cause

| March 31, 2014

by Andrew Carey [email protected] PROUDLY sporting their blush, gloss and lippy, Limerick men have tagged on to the women’s #nomakeupselfie craze that has swamped facebook in support of breast cancer research. The #manupandmakeup phase of the internet craze is gathering pace as the men of  Limerick join in support of their ‘no make up’ sisters. […]

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Gardaí confronting city centre crime wave

Gardaí confronting city centre crime wave

| March 31, 2014

by Andrew Carey [email protected] “IT won’t be long before there’s another murder here”. That was the stark prediction from a Limerick city centre resident who claims the area he is living in has descended into a “rundown ghetto”. The 36-year-old father of two is living in the Mount Kennett apartment complex and spoke to the […]

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