Archive for July, 2017

Alleged Limerick gang boss jailed for six years

Alleged Limerick gang boss jailed for six years

| July 31, 2017

  THE alleged leader of the McCarthy Dundon criminal gang has been jailed for six years this Monday for violent disorder and assault charges he had denied at the Special Criminal Court. Larry McCarthy jnr, (37), with an address at Tower Lodge, Crossgalla, Old Cork Road, Limerick was found guilty of being amongst a gang […]

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Limerick FC Drop 3 Points With 3-0 Loss to Derry City in Airtricity League

Limerick FC Drop 3 Points With 3-0 Loss to Derry City in Airtricity League

| July 31, 2017

Two goals in the opening nine minutes led Derry City to a comfortable 3-0 win over Limerick FC in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division game at Maginn Park in Buncrana on Sunday evening. Limerick manager Neil McDonald made just one change to the side that was held scoreless against Sligo Rovers last week as […]

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Does Limerick have the greatest carvery in the country?

Does Limerick have the greatest carvery in the country?

| July 31, 2017

  WELL it is a question that many in the Treaty county can answer themselves as nominations are being sought for ‘The Great Carvery of the Year competition’. The competition has reached the shortlist stage with the country’s best vying for the title. One hotel and one pub from Limerick are in the running to […]

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Third level students want apprenticeships not loans

Third level students want apprenticeships not loans

| July 31, 2017

ACADEMIC qualifications that include an apprenticeship module are not getting enough support at a time when Institutes of Technology are floundering financially, members of Limerick City and County Council were told. Councillors were briefed by student leaders, Michelle Byrne of the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) students’ union and Philip Desmond of the Union of […]

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Half a million 2015 #marref tweets investigated by UL researchers

Half a million 2015 #marref tweets investigated by UL researchers

| July 31, 2017

  THE SENTIMENTS contained in tweets posted during a two-week run-up to the 2015 marriage referendum are the subject of investigation by two University of Limerick researchers. David O’Sullivan and Professor James Gleeson at the Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry (MACSI) at UL joined Dr Guillermo Garduño-Hernández Sinnia, Mexico and Dr Mariano Beguerisse-Díaz […]

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UL at centre of drive to manufacture ships of the future

UL at centre of drive to manufacture ships of the future

| July 31, 2017

  THE University of Limerick is at the centre of a European research project to revolutionise shipbuilding by replacing steel with composite materials for longer and more efficient ships. FIBRESHIP is an ambitious project to enable the construction of oceangoing vessels more than 50 meters in length using fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composite materials. It […]

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#BREAKING Limerick man found guilty of biker murder

#BREAKING Limerick man found guilty of biker murder

| July 31, 2017

ALAN ‘Cookie’ McNamara has been found guilty by unanimous verdict of the murder of Andrew O’Donoghue outside the Road Tramps’ clubhouse in Limerick over two years ago. After two hours and 43 minutes of deliberations, the jury returned its verdict this Monday contrary to the Murroe man claiming he was acting in self defence. McNamara, […]

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Ireland’s Captain Niamh Briggs Ruled Out of Women’s Rugby World Cup

Ireland’s Captain Niamh Briggs Ruled Out of Women’s Rugby World Cup

| July 31, 2017

Ireland’s captain Niamh Briggs has been ruled out of the Women’s Rugby World Cup through injury. The experienced Munster full-back and Limerick Garda had successfully recovered from the hamstring injury that had ruled her out of the Six Nations but suffered an injury to her Achilles in training. The injury comes just a week after […]

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Mungret Music Festival Returns for Second Year in a Row

Mungret Music Festival Returns for Second Year in a Row

| July 31, 2017

There are only 5 weeks left until the Mungret Music Festival kicks off at Mungret St Pauls GAA club, with huge names like Nathan Carter set to hit the stage. Mungret St Pauls GAA club will once again host the Mungret Music Festival this year to help raise funds for the club. Nathan Carter will […]

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Limerick rural recreational projects receive support funding

Limerick rural recreational projects receive support funding

| July 31, 2017

  15 RURAL Limerick projects are amongst the 200 approved for funding by the department of rural and community development this week. A number of walks, loops and trails throughout the county have been approved by Minister Michael Ring as part of an €11m support hand out given to recreation projects. The Scheme is part of […]

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