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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Former weapons instructor jailed for threatening children with gun

Former weapons instructor jailed for threatening children with gun

| June 28, 2017

  A RETIRED army weapons instructor who drew a revolver at two children because he “lost the rag”, has been jailed for two years at Limerick Circuit Court. Denis O’Keeffe, (54), with an address at Ballynanty Road, pleaded guilty to possessing a Webley revolver in suspicious circumstances on November 3, 2015. The former soldier served with […]

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#WATCH Opera Site 3D plans unveiled as planning process begins

#WATCH Opera Site 3D plans unveiled as planning process begins

| June 28, 2017

  THE planning process for the Opera Site, the largest project in the Limerick Twenty Thirty programme, has commenced and if granted is expected to transform the city centre into a dynamic economic hub and living space. The planning application proposes the demolition of a number of buildings and structures including; 6 and 7 Rutland Street; 6, […]

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Limerick stopover for $26m Wabi Sabi superyacht – but was it really Elton’s

Limerick stopover for $26m Wabi Sabi superyacht – but was it really Elton’s

| June 28, 2017

  IS THE “Wabi Sabi” the first of a flotilla of super yachts to dock in Limerick as a watery extension to the Wild Atlantic Way? Probably not, but the arrival of the $26m super yacht at Limerick Docks last Sunday made for great speculation as to who might own this mammoth of luxury or […]

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Claims awards are too high – surveyed motorists say

Claims awards are too high – surveyed motorists say

| June 27, 2017

  TWO out of every three insured motorists believe that the value of compensation paid out in Ireland is too high while two per cent of 1,000 adults surveyed by the Irish Brokers Association (IBA) believe compensation awards are not high enough. The survey, which assessed adults views on the motor insurance industry, found that while […]

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Wood recalls Dr O’Regan’s kindness as leadership inspiration

Wood recalls Dr O’Regan’s kindness as leadership inspiration

| June 27, 2017

  WE watched him through his prolific rugby career, his media punditry and entrepreneurial careers and beyond, but to hear Keith Wood speak of the leaders who inspired him was a real insight for those who gathered at Dromoland Castle recently. Addressing the Shannon Chamber Mid Summer lunch, rugby legend and successful business man, Keith […]

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Recognition at Limerick Chamber awards will help underpin recovery

Recognition at Limerick Chamber awards will help underpin recovery

| June 26, 2017

  THE Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards will help underpin the recovery and create a sustainable future, the President of Limerick Institute of Technology has said as the awards were launched this Monday. Now in it’s seventh year, Dr Vincent Cunnane said that recognising success of business at all levels, which the Chamber awards do, […]

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Males who fled Adare crash being sought by Gardai

Males who fled Adare crash being sought by Gardai

| June 26, 2017

  GARDAI in Limerick are looking to speak with three males who left the scene of a road traffic collision outside Adare on Sunday afternoon last. Shortly before 2pm on Sunday, a 999 call was made to the emergency services notifying them that a car had rolled over on to its roof following a collision […]

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Soldier dies at Limerick barracks

Soldier dies at Limerick barracks

| June 23, 2017

AN ARMY investigation will be completed into the death of a Cork soldier who had been based with the 12th battalion in Limerick’s Sarsfield Barracks. The 23-year-old was found unresponsive at the Limerick Barracks on Thursday afternoon last. It is understood that two-star soldier was found at approximately 1.20pm on Thursday in his bed at Sarsfield […]

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Tourist wants to thank unknown Limerick hero

Tourist wants to thank unknown Limerick hero

| June 22, 2017

WHILE enjoying a coffee in Limerick city last Thursday, a woman tourist was distracted by an altercation and had her wallet robbed by an opportunist thief. A man who was also in the coffee shop, confronted the female thief who dropped the wallet as she ran from the premises. The man returned the wallet to the […]

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Limerick stab victim couldn’t identify attacker court told

Limerick stab victim couldn’t identify attacker court told

| June 22, 2017

THE SPECIAL Criminal Court has heard that the victim of an attack could not identify the person who stabbed him after he had agreed to accept €5,000 compensation for a collision with a motorcyclist. The evidence was given by Limerick man David Foran (33) of Cornmarket Villas, in the trial of Larry McCarthy (37) of […]

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