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Housing crisis hits Limerick halting site

Housing crisis hits Limerick halting site

| August 17, 2017

NORA Harty has been living at the Killmurray View halting site on the outskirts of Limerick City for almost five years. But, with a baby due by the end of the year, she knows that there won’t be enough space in the small caravan she shares with her husband John and their three-year-old daughter Katie. With […]

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Win cinema tickets

Win cinema tickets

| August 16, 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 August 21. What film is the next […]

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Poverty is the reality of the recovery

Poverty is the reality of the recovery

| August 16, 2017

JOB security is scarce, wages are low, contracts are short, and quality of work is poor. That’s the reality of the much-heralded recovery, according to Social Democrats Limerick representative and party chairperson Sarah Jane Hennelly. Commenting on a recent homelessness statistic, which shows that 17 per cent of people experiencing homelessness are currently working, she accused the government of […]

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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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New measures to bring vacant properties back into use

New measures to bring vacant properties back into use

| August 16, 2017

LABOUR Party Housing spokesperson Jan O’Sullivan has welcomed Government moves to introduce measures that will bring vacant properties back into use across the country. “I welcome the fact that Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has finally woken up to the fact that there are nearly 200,000 empty homes across the country that could be used to […]

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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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Employers to help shape education sector

Employers to help shape education sector

| August 15, 2017

THE National Training Fund (NTF) is set to receive up to €200 million in funding over the next three years from Ireland’s biggest employers in order to “win the war for talent”. That’s according to Education Minister Richard Bruton who recently announced a comprehensive review of the funding of the NTF and that an extra […]

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Staff at UL Hospitals Run for Ghana

Staff at UL Hospitals Run for Ghana

| August 15, 2017

STAFF at University Hospital Limerick and across UL Hospitals Group are gearing up for their annual charity 5k run /walk to take place on Friday August 25th at 6.30pm. The event will see staff of all abilities taking part in a 5k run/walk around the Dooradoyle /Raheen area which, now in its third year, has […]

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People of Limerick invited to ‘Beat the Street’

People of Limerick invited to ‘Beat the Street’

| August 15, 2017

Thousands of people are expected to take to the streets of Limerick this Autumn as schools, community groups and businesses compete against each other through a walking, cycling and jogging challenge. Running from 13 September to 1 November, Beat the Street is a free, fun challenge which will turn Limerick into a massive game where […]

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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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