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Hi-tech report will lead to better services for Limerick’s elderly

Hi-tech report will lead to better services for Limerick’s elderly

| March 26, 2017

A report by top experts at IBM has made fifteen recommendations which enable Limerick City and County Council to respond to the needs of older people through better use and management of shared information. Some of its recommendations include: Create and implement a master data management system to better analyse available data from various agencies involved […]

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Quinlivan calls on Transport Minister to ‘come out of hiding’

Quinlivan calls on Transport Minister to ‘come out of hiding’

| March 25, 2017

Sinn Fein TD Maurice Quinlivan has called on Transport Minister Shane Ross to “come out of hiding” and intervene in the Bus Eireann Dispute. Members of both SIPTU and the National Bus and Rail Union placed pickets at Colbert Station early on Friday morning in response to a decision by Bus Eireann management to impose […]

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Gardaí investigating fatal road accident at Abbeyfeale

Gardaí investigating fatal road accident at Abbeyfeale

| March 25, 2017

Gardai are investigating a two vehicle fatal road traffic collision that occurred on the N21 at Wards Cross on the Limerick side of Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick at approximately 7.40pm yesterday evening. A 19 year old male was fatally injured when the vehicle he was driving was involved in a collision with a truck. The 18 year […]

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‘Fake news’ debate at King John’s Castle today

‘Fake news’ debate at King John’s Castle today

| March 25, 2017

Journalists and PR professionals will launch a blistering attack on ‘fake news’ in King John’s Castle this afternoon. Local and national media and public relations professionals will discuss, ‘The Truth in the News? The role of  Quality Journalism in the era of Fake News’ as part of the National Union of Journalists’ (NUJ) Local News Matters week, […]

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Examiner gives UL journalism students national platform

Examiner gives UL journalism students national platform

| March 25, 2017

University of Limerick and the Irish Examiner have announced a partnership which will allow coursework produced by UL journalism students to be broadcast to a national audience. Speaking to students at the university this week, Irish Examiner digital editor Dolan O’Hagan and editorial manager Diane McDermott revealed details of the competition, which will see 10 videos […]

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Get in Top Gear for Blue Box

Get in Top Gear for Blue Box

| March 24, 2017

WANT to release your inner petrol head or feel like James Bond for a bit? Limerick’s more politically correct answer to Top Gear is coming to the Eastway Plaza on April 2 and, apart from handing out thrills without the spills, it will also be raising money for a great cause. The Irish Festival of […]

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Win cinema tickets

Win cinema tickets

| March 24, 2017

ODEON Limerick is this week giving away one pair of tickets and two large combo meals for a film of your choice at their cinema at the Castletroy Shopping Centre. To be in with a chance, answer the following question and email your answer to competitions@limerickpost.ie by 9am on Monday March 27. Who directed ‘Get Out’? A. […]

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Online intervention programme will help students moderate their drinking

Online intervention programme will help students moderate their drinking

| March 24, 2017

An online alcohol intervention programme, which aims to encourage third-level students to reflect on their drinking behaviour, is to be rolled out across colleges in Limerick.   Entitled Electronic Personal Use Barometer or e-PUB, the programme will be  implemented in all three third level institutions in the Mid-West region as part of a collaborative initiative between […]

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Online book of condolences opened for Martin McGuinness

Online book of condolences opened for Martin McGuinness

| March 23, 2017

Limerick City and County Council has opened an online book of condolence for the late Martin McGuinness in recognition of his contribution to the advancement of peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland. The book is available at www.limerick.ie/council/martin-mcguinness-book-condolence. A facility to assist those without online access to sign the book is available at Limerick City […]

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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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