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Visually impaired Limerick sailor begins challenge of a lifetime

Visually impaired Limerick sailor begins challenge of a lifetime

| April 28, 2017

A visually impaired sailor from County Limerick has begun the first leg of a challenge to sail around Ireland in two months. Chris Egan from Ardagh, is undergoing the journey to raise awareness and funds for Irish Guide Dogs and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). Chris, a member of Foynes Yacht Club, successfully circumnavigated Ireland with fellow […]

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Minister is overstating welfare fraud problem

Minister is overstating welfare fraud problem

| April 28, 2017

FIANNA Fáil Spokesperson on Social Protection, Willie O’Dea believes that Minister Leo Varadkar is overstating the problem of fraud in relation to Social Protection and that employment activation measures are being used to sanction people. The Limerick TD claims that, according to figures released to him, there has been a sharp rise in people being penalised for […]

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Win cinema tickets

Win cinema tickets

| April 28, 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 Tuesday May 2. Who directed ‘Unforgettable’? A. Denise Di […]

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Council respond to dust complaints in Raheen and Mungret

Council respond to dust complaints in Raheen and Mungret

| April 28, 2017

Limerick City and County Council has responded to complaints about dust deposition made by residents in Mungret and Raheen. The complaints described thick dust deposited on cars, roofs and windows, solar panels and garden furniture, with the belief being that the source of the dust was likely to be the nearby Irish Cement plant. In a […]

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Less spin and more housing

Less spin and more housing

| April 28, 2017

MANY working families in Limerick are now unable to secure a home. That’s according to Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan who has criticised the government’s “empty rhetoric” on the housing crisis. “Rents across Limerick are soaring with a three-bedroom house listed this week in Dooradolye for more that €1,500 a month. Young couples are forced to […]

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Limerick State solicitor retires amid glowing tributes

Limerick State solicitor retires amid glowing tributes

| April 27, 2017

DESPITE an escalation in serious crime during the years of the feud in Limerick, retiring State solicitor Michael Murray never flinched from his duties even in the face of serious threats, Judge Tom O’Donnell has said. Leading tributes to Mr Murray by barristers, solicitors, court staff and gardai, Judge O’Donnell said that the people of […]

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Councillors accused of stigmatising social housing residents in Limerick

Councillors accused of stigmatising social housing residents in Limerick

| April 27, 2017

NOVAS, the largest provider of homeless services in the Mid-West, believe that recent comments made by local councillors highlights the stigmatisation of social housing residents in Limerick. The voluntary agency said it was disappointed by a recent article in the Limerick Post on this month’s Adare-Rathkeale municipal district meeting. Novas accused local councillors of “debasing” […]

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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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Win cinema tickets

Win cinema tickets

| April 26, 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 Tuesday May 2. Who directed ‘Unforgettable’?   A. Denise […]

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Passenger numbers continue to increase at Shannon Airport

Passenger numbers continue to increase at Shannon Airport

| April 26, 2017

Shannon Airport has seen an increase in passenger numbers for the fourth year in succession, leading to a turnover of €67.2 in 2016, up by over 2% on 2015. Announcing his first annual results as CEO of Shannon Group following his appointment last year, Matthew Thomas said that a continuation of the company’s improving financial performance is […]

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