Andrew Carey

Breaking news, crime and courts correspondent with the Limerick Post Newspaper. Also covering general news, business and food stories.
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Limerick garda emergency scheme is a real lifesaver

Limerick garda emergency scheme is a real lifesaver

| March 23, 2017

GARDA Paul Baynham is leading a life-saving scheme being trialed at Mayorstone Garda Station on the Northside of Limerick City. He explains to Andrew Carey how he became involved with the pilot programme and his hopes to have it rolled out nationwide.  In October 2013, Paul Baynham was on duty with colleague Niamh Kennedy when […]

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#WATCH Christian Brothers add insult to injury

#WATCH Christian Brothers add insult to injury

| March 22, 2017

THREATS of legal action by the Christian Brothers against the last pupil to be incarcerated at Glin Industrial School were described this week as “contemptible”. In 1952, when he was just three years old, Tom Wall was the last child to be sent to St Joseph’s Industrial School for Boys in Glin. In his book, ‘The Boy […]

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The Food Series comes to Workbench Limerick

The Food Series comes to Workbench Limerick

| March 22, 2017

AN EXCITING event aimed at supporting the Irish Food Industry has been planned for March 29 next in Limerick where leading experts will address local business. Running at Bank of Ireland’s Workbench Limerick, The Food Series is a monthly event to promote quality Irish produce and those passionate about our local and national Food Industry. […]

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UL media lecturer delivers lesson on protecting sources

UL media lecturer delivers lesson on protecting sources

| March 22, 2017

A UNIVERSITY of Limerick lecturer has warned that search for truth will be destroyed if journalists fail to protect their sources. In his inaugural lecture as Adjunct Professor of Journalism at UL, Gerard Colleran said truth is the only motivation of journalists, regardless of its source. The former editor of The Irish Daily Star said […]

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Limerick’s best advance to national RAI finals

Limerick’s best advance to national RAI finals

| March 22, 2017

LIMERICK’S best of the best have been recognised by the Restaurant Association of Ireland at the #foodoscars regional awards this week where the winners now advance to the national finals next May. There was triple delight for chef Wade Murphy at Adare’s 1826, when he scooped the best chef and best restaurant award while wife Elaine was […]

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Awards seek Limerick food hero and more

Awards seek Limerick food hero and more

| March 21, 2017

LIMERICK nominations are now being accepted for the first Irish Food Hero as part of the Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards for 2017. Designed to recognise the unsung heroes of the Irish food sector, the new award is part of the fifth instalment that recognise excellence in products available to Irish consumers. All retailers, […]

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Jail for Limerick father and son VAT fraudsters

Jail for Limerick father and son VAT fraudsters

| March 21, 2017

A FATHER and son who defrauded €225,000 in VAT payments to Revenue are to be jailed next Monday after the Court of Appeal overturned their previous suspended prison sentences in an ‘undue leniency’ application made by the DPP. Last year, William Slattery (64) and his son Jonathan (36) of 68, The Forts, Dooradoyle were convicted of […]

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Project to create therapeutic space for children of domestic abuse

Project to create therapeutic space for children of domestic abuse

| March 21, 2017

FUNDING from the Energia Get Ireland Growing Fund will help give a therapeutic space for children who experience domestic abuse at Limerick’s Adapt House. Four Limerick projects have received funding of between €500 and €2,000 from GIY (Grow It Yourself) to support food growing projects by community groups, schools and not-for-profit organisations all across the country. €70,000 […]

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Limerick TDs join in call to help regional job creation

Limerick TDs join in call to help regional job creation

| March 20, 2017

  THREE Limerick TDs have joined in a call for additional funding to State agencies that support job creation to help them mitigate against the impacts of Brexit. Niall Collins (FF), Tom Neville (FG) and Maurice Quinlivan (SF) are members of the Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation that published its “Report on the Likely […]

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West Limerick turbine project to create 15 new jobs

West Limerick turbine project to create 15 new jobs

| March 20, 2017

  TWO local companies GKinetic and Design Pro will create 15 new jobs in West Limerick after developing a new range of run-of-river hydrokinetic turbines. Rathkeale-based DesignPro Ltd and GKinetic Energy Ltd from Newcastle West will collaborate in the production of 25 kW and 60 kW prototype hydroturbine devices. The project has secured EU funding […]

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