Archive for April, 2015

Editorial – Garda tribute

Editorial – Garda tribute

| April 30, 2015

IT HAS already been commended by several security experts and will be imitated by many more. And when Limerick city and county council meet on this Thursday evening to recognize the success of Limerick Gardaí in tackling the city’s criminal gangs, it will mark another milestone in the restoration of normality to a once-fractured community. […]

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Afghan ‘golden boy’ claims crash ruined his life

Afghan ‘golden boy’ claims crash ruined his life

| April 30, 2015

by Andrew Carey [email protected] A MAN who described himself as a model and a ‘golden boy’ in his native Afghanistan was accused of exaggerating the extent of the injuries he sustained in a car crash during a personal injuries claim at the High Court in Limerick last week. Former Afghan international volleyball player Mishtaba Abdul […]

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‘Stand up and fight’ to bring Limerick military history to life

‘Stand up and fight’ to bring Limerick military history to life

| April 30, 2015

by Alan Jacques [email protected] FLOWERS sent to a Limerick mother from her son on the front lines of the First World War and an oar from one of the Lusitania’s lifeboats are just two of the rare artefacts that will go on display at City Hall next week. ‘Stand Up and Fight’, an exhibition supported […]

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AAA join the fight for ‘full equality’ in Limerick

AAA join the fight for ‘full equality’ in Limerick

| April 30, 2015

by Alan Jacques [email protected] THE Anti Austerity Alliance kickstarted its campaign in Limerick this week for a Yes vote in the Marriage Equality referendum on May 22, hailing it as the “first step in a broad struggle to achieve full equality for the LGBTQ community”. Speaking at the campaign launch,  AAA councillor for City North, […]

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More than 800 appointments at Limerick mental heatlhcare centre

More than 800 appointments at Limerick mental heatlhcare centre

| April 30, 2015

by Alan Jacques [email protected] THE MyMind Centre for Mental Wellbeing has provided over 800 appointments to clients since opening its doors in Limerick last year. A not-for-profit provider of accessible mental health care in the community, MyMind is based at 66 O’Connell Street. In its first year, the Limerick hub has provided fast, affordable and accessible mental […]

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Limerick politicians accuse each other of speaking through their anatomies

Limerick politicians accuse each other of speaking through their anatomies

| April 30, 2015

by Alan Jacques [email protected] SINN Féin councillor Maurice Quinlivan has hit out at Willie O’Dea accusing him of “talking out of both sides of his moustache” in relation to his views on the Horizon Mall. But the Fianna Fáil social protection spokesman responded by asking that if he was speaking out of both sides of his […]

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Co-ordination unit to deal with major emergencies in Limerick

Co-ordination unit to deal with major emergencies in Limerick

| April 30, 2015

by Alan Jacques [email protected] A NEW on-site co-ordination unit has been launched by Limerick City and County Council to help in the response to major incidents that take place in the region. As part of the Major Emergency Management programme, the new mobile co-ordination unit will provide local authority personnel with an on-site facility to […]

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New primary health care centre for Limerick

New primary health care centre for Limerick

| April 30, 2015

by Alan Jacques [email protected] LIMERICK is to benefit from the European Investment Bank’s decision to invest €70 million in 14 Irish primary care centres with the announcement of a new facility at Lord Edward Street in the city centre. Work on the centre is due to start next January and it is hoped that construction work […]

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French plant was ‘not working’ for Limerick council visit

French plant was ‘not working’ for Limerick council visit

| April 30, 2015

by Alan Jacques [email protected] RESIDENTS living near the Gortadroma landfill site in West Limerick are angry that a gasification plant in France was not fully operational when it was visited by a delegation from Limerick city and county council last March. Councillors from the Adare-Rathkeale municipal district asked to visit the Morcenx plant following a […]

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Air rage incident cost airline thousands as disruptive passenger fined in court

Air rage incident cost airline thousands as disruptive passenger fined in court

| April 30, 2015

Andrew Carey [email protected] AN AIR rage incident forced a US bound passenger plane to dump €20,000 worth of fuel and make an emergency landing at Shannon Airport, a court has heard. Jody Bocher (28), a barman and native of Miami, Florida was arrested when the Norwegian Air flight landed at Shannon following the disturbance just […]

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