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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Limerick nurse has achievement set in Stone

Limerick nurse has achievement set in Stone

| September 2, 2017

A LIMERICK nurse has been named this year’s winner of the Stone Award, an accolade regarded as the highest achievement in dermatology nursing. Sheila Ryan, Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) in dermatology, UL Hospitals Group, was presented with the award at the annual conference of the British Dermatology Nursing Group (BDNG) in Belfast. It is […]

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Limerick people want advice in person

Limerick people want advice in person

| August 25, 2017

ALMOST half of all queries to the Limerick Citizen’s Information Service were about social welfare entitlements, according to a new report. One in six of the calls related to payments for families and children, including family income supplement, one-parent family allowance, child benefit or back to school clothing or footwear for example. And the vast […]

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Uptake of schoolgirl cancer vaccine plummets in Limerick

Uptake of schoolgirl cancer vaccine plummets in Limerick

| August 19, 2017

A STEEP drop in the number of Limerick schoolgirls being vaccinated against cancer is causing alarm, with dire warnings that they are at serious risk of developing the disease. Almost one in four girls have not received the vaccine and, judging by figures from the Irish Cancer Society, that figure could drop to just 50 per […]

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No Garda checks on Limerick fosterers

No Garda checks on Limerick fosterers

| August 18, 2017

CHILDREN in foster care in Limerick have been left at massive risk with 146 people either fostering or living with them who have not been approved by Gardaí. A report from HIQUA, the health services watchdog, highlighted significant shortfalls in the service, with 30 foster parents and 116 people over the age of 16 in […]

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Limerick man on Yemen front line

Limerick man on Yemen front line

| August 17, 2017

A LIMERICK aid worker is in the thick of a crisis in Yemen, trying to help people at risk of death from cholera. Irish Red Cross worker Ciaran Cierans has been working in Yemen with the International Committee of the Red Cross, since October 2016. A seasoned aid worker of 12 years, Limerick man, Ciaran says the […]

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UL founder to post his doctorate back

UL founder to post his doctorate back

| August 16, 2017

ONE of Limerick’s most esteemed academics has said he is posting his honorary doctorate back to the National University of Ireland after he received no response to his criticism of the same honour being given to former Taoiseach Brian Cowen. The founding president of the University of Limerick Dr Ed Walsh said he was surprised he […]

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Limerick artists angered over makeup of new cultural committee

Limerick artists angered over makeup of new cultural committee

| August 16, 2017

JUST weeks after Limerick City and County councillors voted to establish the country’s first council committee entirely dedicated to culture, local artists are claiming that the local authority has failed to ensure that people working in the cultural community are represented on the new group. The Professional Limerick Artists Network (PLAN) and Limerick Arts and […]

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Heroin file to the Director of Public Prosecutions

Heroin file to the Director of Public Prosecutions

| August 14, 2017

TWO men arrested following a Garda seizure of heroin in Limerick at the weekend have been released without charge. Gardai swooped to seize heroin with an estimated street value of €30,000 on Saturday afternoon in a house in Castleconnell. The seized substance is subject to testing and analysis. Two men, aged 24 and 28, were […]

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Shannon airport on the lookout for branding guru

Shannon airport on the lookout for branding guru

| August 14, 2017

SHANNON AIRPORT is looking for a bright business spark who will help it take flight in the competition stakes with other airports. The Shannon Group is seeking a business consultant to help create “a renewed commercial strategy and brand framework” to gain an increased spend from passengers and get travellers to give the airport repeat […]

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Limerick craftworkers needed for recycling project

Limerick craftworkers needed for recycling project

| August 13, 2017

LIMERICK craftworkers skilled in the area of repairing and recycling old items are needed to share their skill and knowledge with others through workshops, classes and presentations during ‘Reuse Month’ this October. The Southern Region Waste Management Office (SRWMO) is currently compiling a database of Limerick craftspeople from which they will engage key personnel for the […]

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