Archive for December, 2015

Council continue to monitor Shannon water levels

Council continue to monitor Shannon water levels

| December 31, 2015

WATER levels on the Lower River Shannon at Castleconnell and Montpelier maintained the same levels overnight according to Limerick City and County Council. Council staff are continuing pumping operations in Castleconnell and Montpelier while flood defences are being maintained in flood prone locations along the river. The Council is also monitoring water levels on the […]

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#BREAKING Limerick hotel damaged in fire

#BREAKING Limerick hotel damaged in fire

| December 30, 2015

Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie A TUMBLE dryer is thought to have been the cause of a fire which broke out a Limerick city Centre hotel this Wednesday evening. Shortly after 6:45pm this Wednesday, Limerick City & County Fire & Rescue Service were alerted to a fire at a hotel on Denmark Street. Three appliances from Limerick […]

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€40,000 cannabis haul lands 36-year-old in custody

€40,000 cannabis haul lands 36-year-old in custody

| December 30, 2015

GARDAI have discovered €40,000 worth of cannabis this Wednesday as part of an intelligence led joint operation between Officers of the Revenue Commissioners Customs Service, the Garda Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau. Members from the Nenagh Divisional Drugs Unit, carried out the search operation in Nenagh, Co Tipperary. The search resulted in the seizure of […]

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Robbery accused charged with intimidating witness

Robbery accused charged with intimidating witness

| December 30, 2015

A LIMERICK man charged with an alleged robbery has been further charged with intimidating a witness in the same case. Noel Price (37) with addresses at Kileely Road and Cross Roads, Thomondgate is accused of of a robbery at an off-licence on the northside of the city on August 25 last. The directions of the […]

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City prison and courts development to bring hundreds of jobs

City prison and courts development to bring hundreds of jobs

| December 30, 2015

Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie CONTRACTS for the development of the new city courthouse adjacent to Limerick Prison were signed this week as the Prison Service confirmed that it is planning a new women’s prison as part of the redevelopment of the Mulgrave Street jail. The two new construction builds are expected to bring hundreds of jobs […]

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Former cleric jailed for sexually abusing Limerick schoolboys

Former cleric jailed for sexually abusing Limerick schoolboys

| December 30, 2015

Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie A SCHOOLBOY who was sexually abused by a former cleric told a judge that he couldn’t hold his dying mother’s hand because of the effects the abuse had on him. Following a nine day trial at Limerick Circuit Court, a jury of seven men and five women convicted the 73 year-old retired […]

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Teen charged with St Stephen’s day burglary

Teen charged with St Stephen’s day burglary

| December 30, 2015

A YOUNG Limerick man has been charged with a burglary at a Limerick home on St Stephen’s night, a court has heard. 19-year-old Lee Whelan of no fixed abode was arrested and charged with the alleged burglary of a house in Monaleen last Saturday night. Whelan has been remanded in custody after the court refused him […]

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10 years of Ennis Book Festival

10 years of Ennis Book Festival

| December 29, 2015

THE Ennis Book Club Festival will celebrate 10 years of loving books from March 4 to 6 with “literary, musical and poetic treats, all preceded by a special programme for young readers. 2016 will be a year for the curious, designed to give audiences plenty of food for thought as the Festival reflects on the […]

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The Class of 2015

The Class of 2015

| December 28, 2015

Limerick Post looks back and celebrates another productive and exciting year in music. IMRO Venue of the Year for Dolan’s, UCH takes Munster. February 2015: The award for National Live Music Venue of the Year via public vote went to Dolan’s, Limerick. The University Concert Hall won the Best Munster Venue award. Slow Riot ‘Cathedral […]

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Rugby – Munster suffer 24-7 loss to Leinster at Thomond Park

Rugby – Munster suffer 24-7 loss to Leinster at Thomond Park

| December 27, 2015

MUNSTER slumped to their fifth competitive defeat in a row tonight as they lost out 24-7 to Leinster at Thomond Park. Tries from Isa Nacewa (4), Jack Mc Grath (55) and Zane Kirchner (80) secured an emphatic victory in a game Munster failed to get a foothold in. Anthony Foley’s men did cross the white […]

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