Archive for December, 2014

Nurses to vote for industrial action

Nurses to vote for industrial action

| December 31, 2014

by Bernie English bernie@limerickpost.ie DANGEROUS levels of overcrowding at University Hospital Limerick (UHL) have been cited as the primary reason why members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation and SIPTU are to vote for industrial action on January 5. The ballot comes in the wake of continuous protests from members of the union about conditions […]

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Funding sought to allow homeless people sleep on the floor

Funding sought to allow homeless people sleep on the floor

| December 31, 2014

CALLS have been made to give Novas, the homeless support agency, enough money to employ an extra staff member so that homeless people can sleep on the floor in the reception area rather than brave freezing temperatures in squats. And an elected member of the Metropolitan District committee of the council has said that it […]

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Corbally mother-of-two is bodybuilding queen

Corbally mother-of-two is bodybuilding queen

| December 31, 2014

by Bernie English bernie@limerickpost.ie LIMERICK mother-of-two and nightshift carer Sophia McNamara is giving the world a run for its money as she forges ahead in the European and international body-building stakes. The 40 year-old Corbally woman has won the Miss Ireland body-building championships many times and is now ranked highly in the running for the […]

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EDITORIAL – Minister gets it wrong

EDITORIAL – Minister gets it wrong

| December 30, 2014

HEALTH Minister Leo Varadakar has said that it’s a disgrace that people in the midwest are waiting up to two years for access to the University Hospital Limerick’s only MRI scanner. His comments came on foot of a query from Deputy Niall Collins, which uncovered the information that 2,000 people have been waiting more than […]

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60,000 new Irish jobs now a real prospect – ISME

60,000 new Irish jobs now a real prospect – ISME

| December 30, 2014

Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie 2015 could see up to 60,000 jobs added to the SME sector as signs of a positive recovery to the economy continue to indicate that the sector is in a period of slight growth, according to a new quarterly report released. ISME’s (Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Assoc) survey shows that the […]

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More than 200 in need of emergency accommodation

More than 200 in need of emergency accommodation

| December 30, 2014

by Bernie English Bernie@limerickpost.ie MORE than 200 homeless people needed emergency accommodation in Limerick city and county every month since June, the latest figures have shown. In the first half of December alone, emergency accommodation was provided to 205 people, mainly in the city. Figures for seven-day periods during the previous months show 211 people […]

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Nursing body gets red card

Nursing body gets red card

| December 30, 2014

by Bernie English bernie@limerickpost.ie LIMERICK nurses and midwives have joined their colleagues from around the country to register total opposition to a 50 per cent increase in their registration fee with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI), for 2015. The NMBI issues licences to nurses and midwives to practice annually. In each of […]

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Farmer wins appeal over stolen goods jail sentence

Farmer wins appeal over stolen goods jail sentence

| December 29, 2014

by Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie A COUNTY Limerick part-time farmer, who works “day and night and all the hours that God gives” has won his appeal on a conviction for buying stolen goods at a “knock-down” price. At Limerick Circuit Court, Judge Tom O’Donnell heard that 39-year-old Malcolm Dick (39) of Riverfarm, Ballycarney, Clarina pleaded guilty to […]

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Post-Christmas sales discounts to be among the best on record

Post-Christmas sales discounts to be among the best on record

| December 29, 2014

Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie CONSUMER spending has been softer than expected and is only marginally up on the same period of 2013, but post Christmas sales spending is set to break records according to new reports published. Seán Murphy, Retail Excellence Ireland Deputy CEO, said, “Christmas 2014 will trade marginally up on Christmas 2013. It would seem […]

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Arsonist jailed for random act of recklessness

Arsonist jailed for random act of recklessness

| December 29, 2014

by Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie A CONVICTED arsonist has been jailed for four years for what was described as a “random and reckless act of arson” after he was “pissed off” after he was refused entry to a private party at a Limerick soccer club. Stephen Power (35), from The Path, Garryowen appeared before Judge Tom […]

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