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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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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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Bishop Leahy pays tribute to ‘inspirational’ Dara

Bishop Leahy pays tribute to ‘inspirational’ Dara

| March 17, 2017

The sense of heroism and mission displayed by St. Patrick is still very much evident in the acts of Irish Coast Guard pilot Dara Fitzpatrick and many others who sacrifice much, Bishop of Limerick Brendan Leahy stated today. In the now traditional St. Patrick’s Day Mass by the Bishop of Limerick for members past and […]

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Teddy Bear Hospital teaches kids about medicine

Teddy Bear Hospital teaches kids about medicine

| March 11, 2017

Approximately 500 children from across Limerick attended the fifth annual Teddy Bear Hospital (TBH) hosted by medical students from University of Limerick’s Graduate Entry Medical School (GEMS). Pupils from 10 schools across Limerick attended the 2017 event at UL Sport Arena on Wednesday with their beloved teddy bears. The Teddy Bear Hospital provides primary school […]

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Limerick Youth Service receives special award

Limerick Youth Service receives special award

| March 11, 2017

Limerick Youth Service Community Training Centre has received a specially-commissioned award from the Minister for Education for its achievements on behalf of young people. For the past four decades, Community Training Centres nationwide have been providing second-chance education to early school leavers, with over 100,000 young people supported in making the transition to work or further education. Fiona O’Grady, […]

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Limerick man made Order of the Star of Italy

Limerick man made Order of the Star of Italy

| March 9, 2017

ANOTHER prestigious accolade to Lisnagry man John Gilhooly OBE, running the Wigmore Hall in central London. He also chairs Britain’s Royal Philhamonic Society. John Gilhooly wa invested with the insignia of Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia by His Excellency Ambassador Pasquale Terracino at the Italian Ambassador’s residence in Belgravia (pictured) The Order of the Star […]

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Thomond student gives voice to the voiceless

Thomond student gives voice to the voiceless

| March 6, 2017

Toby Roys a student at Thomond Community College has been chosen as a finalist in the ActionAid Speech Writing Competition Over 100 students from more than 30 schools entered the competition, now in its third year. Toby is one of nine finalists selected to deliver their speech in Dublin on 22nd March. There were three topics to […]

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Maternity Hospital funding will provide dignity for grieving parents

Maternity Hospital funding will provide dignity for grieving parents

| March 3, 2017

University Maternity Hospital Limerick (UMHL) has been granted funding to refurbish their Rose Room as part of a scheme which transforms hospital spaces for patients at end of life. Approximately €7,200 has been provided – €5,003 of which is a Design & Dignity Grant with the remainder coming from UMHL. Marie Hunt, CMM2 Bereavement Counselling Midwife, […]

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Meeting to discuss Castleconnell flooding to be held by end of month

Meeting to discuss Castleconnell flooding to be held by end of month

| March 1, 2017

Flood relief plans for Castleconnell Village and Montpelier will be discussed before the end of March at a public consultation organised by The Office of Public Works (OPW). The consultation will take place in Castleconnell Village, with the venue likely to be the Castle Oaks Hotel, which was the location for the previous public consultation on […]

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Sister act claim €500,000 lottery prize

Sister act claim €500,000 lottery prize

| February 26, 2017

Two lucky sisters who spent their day on a shopping spree in Limerick city got an unexpected bargain when they scooped €500,000 in the EuroMillions Plus draw on Friday 17 February. The two sisters, who wish to keep their identity private, purchased their winning Quick Pick selection ticket at Gleesons Newsagents on Henry Street in […]

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