Archive for May, 2014

Slow down and stay safe on roads is garda message

Slow down and stay safe on roads is garda message

| May 31, 2014

AS thousands of motorists travel throughout the country on one of the busiest weekends of the year, Gardai are asking everyone to slow down and take care when driving. Over the 24 hours of Operation Slowdown 124,818 vehicles have been checked and 974 motorists detected speeding. The highest speed recorded was 147km/h in a 80 […]

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Coonagh to Knockalisheen Road Scheme allocated funding of €1.4m

Coonagh to Knockalisheen Road Scheme allocated funding of €1.4m

| May 30, 2014

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has approved an allocation of €1.4 million for the Coonagh to Knockalisheen scheme to advance to full Tender Stage. On successfully completing the Tender Stage, the scheme should proceed to construction by the end of 2014. Limerick City and County Council has welcomed this allocation and is confident […]

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Arts newsreel…..

Arts newsreel…..

| May 30, 2014

Creative Expo 2 SET aside time on Saturday June 7 to enjoy Creative Expo 2 on city centre streets from 1pm to 3pm. Organised by Limerick Arts Collective Forum (LACF) we are promised, according to John O’Regan, the “vibrant colourful and imaginative aspects of artistic life in Limerick. “Musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, poets, actors, stilt-walkers […]

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Patrick prays new Limerick councillors will deliver their promises

Patrick prays new Limerick councillors will deliver their promises

| May 30, 2014

HE didn’t win a seat in the local election but born-again christian Patrick McCarthy is now praying that the 40 newly-elected councillors do the right thing for the people of Limerick. Mr McCarthy, this week took defeat in his stride, happy that he has God in his heart, and wished the newly elected public representatives […]

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Limerick Gateway workers worse off than unemployed

Limerick Gateway workers worse off than unemployed

| May 30, 2014

AFTER travel expenses and before they even buy their lunches, some of those drafted in to work on the Gateway job scheme in Limerick have less money in their pockets than before they joined the Government’s back-to-work initiative. According to Sinn Fein councillor Maurice Quinlivan, one unemployed man living in Moyross is spending €20.20 for […]

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Limerick animal rights campaigners to stage protest over circus tigers

Limerick animal rights campaigners to stage protest over circus tigers

| May 29, 2014

ANIMAL rights campaigners in Limerick are up in arms over a visit to the city by Courtney Brothers Circus, who they claim keep tigers in cramped, filthy and tiny cages. Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN) is planning a protest at the Castletroy Shopping Centre this Saturday at 3pm, to disrupt Courtney Brothers Circus’s current run at […]

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Stroke of genius for Limerick student

Stroke of genius for Limerick student

| May 29, 2014

COUNTY Limerick student Conor Foy has made huge ripples at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Los Angeles after winning first prize for a device to improve performance times for rowing crews. Conor, a fifth year student at Coláiste Chiaráin, has scooped the top prize of $2,500 in mechanical and experimental engineering at Intel […]

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Suicide patrol volunteer sings life-affirming tune in Limerick

Suicide patrol volunteer sings life-affirming tune in Limerick

| May 29, 2014

‘LIFE’S For Living’ is the message from Limerick singer Rachy P with her new charity single in aid of the Corbett Suicide Prevention Patrol (CSPP). Known to passport control as Rachel Prior, the 30-year-old budding star has just released her anthem for suicide awareness and prevention with the backing of the Limerick Gospel Choir. All […]

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Search for missing Limerick teen continues

Search for missing Limerick teen continues

| May 29, 2014

THE SEARCH continues for 17-year-old Catherine O’Connell who is missing in Limerick. GardaI are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing her whereabouts Catherine, from Limerick City, was last seen in Glentworth Street, Limerick, on Thursday morning May 15 last. She is described  is described as 5ft 8 inches in height, of medium build, with long […]

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AAA voters urged to help build a new political voice in Limerick

AAA voters urged to help build a new political voice in Limerick

| May 29, 2014

HOT on the heels of their election breakthrough in Limerick after winning three council seats, the Anti Austerity Alliance are organising a major public meeting next Tuesday, June 3 to launch a campaign against water charges Newly elected councillor Cian Prendiville maintains that the Anti Austerity Alliance is now a major force in Limerick politics and […]

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