Archive for January, 2015

Business fears loss of slots

Business fears loss of slots

| January 31, 2015

by Bernie English [email protected] BUSINESS concerns have been added to calls from politicians to ensure that any sale of Aer Lingus will not mean the loss of connectivity to Heathrow. A joint statement by the Chambers of Commerce from Limerick, Shannon, Ennis and Galway says the potential loss of the Heathrow slots are “at odds with […]

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More jobs for Limerick

More jobs for Limerick

| January 30, 2015

by Bernie English [email protected] ONE HUNDRED new high-end jobs are on the way for Limerick with news that clinical research company, Icon, is expanding. Based in the National Technology Park, Icon this week announced that it was creating 200 jobs through a new global innovation hub with 100 jobs to be created in Limerick and Dublin […]

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New critical care unit “a milestone”.

New critical care unit “a milestone”.

| January 30, 2015

by Bernie English [email protected] PROTESTS greeted health minister Leo Vardkar as he arrived to open the new Critical Care block at the Uiniversity Hospital in Limerick this week. The unit has been credited with saving more than 180 lives since it began operstions a year ago, according to the new hospital CEO, Professor Colette Cowan. […]

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Major rally against water charges planned for Limerick

Major rally against water charges planned for Limerick

| January 30, 2015

by Alan Jacques [email protected] THE We Won’t Pay campaign is gearing up for a day of action in 12 locations tomorrow with community protests taking place in Abbeyfeale, Croom, Newcastle West and right across the city. Anti Austerity Alliance councillor Cian Prendiville, one of the organisers of this Saturday’s protests, commented, “Given the massive movement […]

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Young offenders benefit from restorative justice in Limerick

Young offenders benefit from restorative justice in Limerick

| January 30, 2015

by Alan Jacques [email protected] A STUDY of Le Chéile’s Restorative Justice Project in Limerick has shown that restorative justice should be a preferred option for young offenders. Ireland’s first and only non-statutory youth restorative justice service provides a range of services to young people who have been involved in crime and are engaged with the Probation Service. […]

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Limerick Council hears passionate call for marriage equality

Limerick Council hears passionate call for marriage equality

| January 30, 2015

by Alan Jacques [email protected] LIMERICK’s youngest councillor Lisa Marie Sheehy has urged local politicians to commit to supporting and actively campaign for marriage equality in the run up to the upcoming referendum on same-sex marriage. In an impassioned speech during this month’s Council meeting, Cllr Sheehy called on all public representatives as individuals to work […]

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Local businesses benefit from €760,000 grant aid

Local businesses benefit from €760,000 grant aid

| January 30, 2015

 by Kathy Masterson [email protected] LIMERICK City and County Council’s Local Enterprise Office (LEO) approved funding of €764,374 for 37 business proposals last year. The grants are designed to help with innovation costs, labour research, consultancy and other related costs. To qualify, businesses must employ less than ten staff and show indications of growth. “I am delighted […]

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No sense of urgency to fund Limerick City flood defences

No sense of urgency to fund Limerick City flood defences

| January 30, 2015

by Alan Jacques [email protected] CITY North councillor Maurice Quinlivan has condemned the continuing absence of any proper government response to an application by Limerick City and County Council for funding for flood defences. The Sinn Féin politician pointed out that an application was made in February 2014 by Limerick City Council for funding to develop, maintain […]

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Thrills of The King’s Singers

Thrills of The King’s Singers

| January 30, 2015

by Rose Rushe THE concert hall has secured the entertainment services of half a dozen of Britain’s best looking men for a February concert, each of them in possession of glorious voice. Together, The King’s Singers are admired to the magnitude of having premiered some 200 works, most of them dedicated commissions and having a […]

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Limerick to pilot €16 million energy conservation project

Limerick to pilot €16 million energy conservation project

| January 30, 2015

by Kathy Masterson [email protected] A NEW €16 million energy conservation programme – the first of its kind in the country – was launched by the Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board (LCETB) at the Limerick College of Further Education this week. Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan launched the energy initiative ‘Let’s Conserve Energy Together Better’, […]

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