Bernie English

Bernie English

Bernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news.

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Claim consultants who upheld Irish Cement plan now working for them

Claim consultants who upheld Irish Cement plan now working for them

| July 27, 2017

AN Bord Pleanála will hold an oral hearing into appeals against Limerick City and County Council’s decision to approve plans by Irish Cement to change the type of fuel they burn at their factory in Mungret. The decision comes as it emerges that the consultancy firm hired by the council to advise them on the company’s […]

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799 surgeries cancelled at Limerick Hospital

799 surgeries cancelled at Limerick Hospital

| July 27, 2017

CANCELLED surgeries have become a “fact of life” in Irish hospitals, with 62 operations being cancelled so far this year in the University Hospital Limerick (UHL) because there were no beds available. Limerick Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan said the cancelled surgeries are “the result of the cruelest of public spending cuts. “49 surgeries were […]

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Asbestos contamination concern over Moyross houses

Asbestos contamination concern over Moyross houses

| July 20, 2017

FEARS that Moyross residents could be at risk from exposure to asbestos in their homes have been raised as surveyors start taking air samples from local houses. City West councillor, James Collins (FF) said that concerned residents contacted him on Wednesday, having spoken to workers involved in a survey in connection with refurbishments in the […]

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Limerick is worst for crammed classrooms

Limerick is worst for crammed classrooms

| July 20, 2017

OVERCROWDING in Limerick primary schools has reached the point that parents have called school principals from maternity wards to get their new born children on to their waiting lists. And the situation is set to get worse with primary schools in County Limerick ranked as the worst for overcrowded classes in Ireland with the highest percentage […]

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Limerick flood defence ‘Toblerone’ topping is not to everyone’s taste

Limerick flood defence ‘Toblerone’ topping is not to everyone’s taste

| July 16, 2017

SOME have compared it to a Toblerone chocolate bar but it’s definitely not to everyone’s taste – that’s the verdict of residents of Verdent Crescent in King’s Island on the new flood defence wall recently erected by Limerick City and County Council. High tides caused havoc in the area in recent years with home owners […]

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No faker bakers at Limerick Youth Service – Trainees win big at inetnational competition

No faker bakers at Limerick Youth Service – Trainees win big at inetnational competition

| July 15, 2017

LIMERICK Youth Service trainees have proved they’re not faker bakers by collecting no less than eleven medals including five first places at the Alliance of Bakery Students and Trainees (ABST) annual conference in Alton Towers, England. Trainees from the Limerick Youth Service Bakery Project on Henry Street joined their peers from across the globe at […]

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A new sensation at Dochas Limerick

A new sensation at Dochas Limerick

| June 23, 2017

A NEW centre for children with autism and their families was officially opened amid great celebration this week by Dochas Limerick. Dóchas officially opened their building at 14 Parnell Street Limerick and renamed it the John Ryan Resource Centre for Autism in honour of a past member who had worked tirelessly for the group over […]

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Death of well-known Limerick journalist

Death of well-known Limerick journalist

| May 11, 2017

bernie@limerickpost.ie A LEADING figure in the world of journalism in Limerick was laid to rest this week. John O’Shaughnessy gave the lion’s share of his journalistic career to Limerick, working in recent years at the helm of news gathering as news editor of the Limerick Post and previously for many years as a sports journalist […]

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Simon steps up to save tenants

Simon steps up to save tenants

| April 27, 2017

bernie@limerickpost.ie THE LIMERICK social housing agency which found itself at the centre of a storm for buying apartments where families would have to be evicted, has resolved the issue for many concerned tenants. And the good news for those who qualify for housing by the agency is that they now have homes for life. Simon […]

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Carrot approach gets rates in

Carrot approach gets rates in

| April 1, 2017

bernie@limerickposrt.ie COMMERCIAL rates arrears payable to Limerick city and county council have been massively reduced, with collection of rates and arrears reaching 77 per cent of what was due. The percentage represented a significant portion of the total rates bill of €72.37 million for 2016. The outstanding €18.8 million includes a significant share of old […]

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