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Moves to sort out the sulky racers on Limerick roads

Moves to sort out the sulky racers on Limerick roads

| April 13, 2017

COUNCILLORS have been asked to amend horse control bye laws so Gardaí can have greater powers to police sulky racing on public roads. At this week’s Adare-Rathkeale Municipal District Meeting, independent councillor Emmett O’Brien said that in the event of an accident it is the taxpayer who must take the hit, as sulkies are not […]

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Council seeking site for new Abbeyfeale cemetery

Council seeking site for new Abbeyfeale cemetery

| April 13, 2017

LIMERICK City and County Council are actively looking at four potential sites for a new graveyard in Abbeyfeale. Senior executive engineer Ben Noonan told council members at this week’s Newcastle West Municipal District meeting that the local authority was “actively progressing” this issue. Four parcels of land have now been identified, which might be suitable […]

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Mayor praises ‘Limerick spirit’ ahead of big clean-up

Mayor praises ‘Limerick spirit’ ahead of big clean-up

| April 13, 2017

The Mayor of the City and County of Limerick is wishing the thousands of people who have volunteered for this year’s Team Limerick Clean-Up (TLC) the very best of luck this Good Friday. Cllr Kieran O’Hanlon said: “TLC is one of the best events ever devised.  It is all about community and the strength of […]

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New owners to renovate Bunratty Shannon Shamrock

New owners to renovate Bunratty Shannon Shamrock

| April 13, 2017

  FAMED in its heyday for hosting airline crews from around the world, Bunratty’s Shannon Shamrock could once again find itself back in the social limelight as plans are afoot to reopen the hotel. Crescent House Limited, whose directors include Patrick and Mary Hoare, are to seek planning permission from Clare County Council to carry […]

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Voluntary housing agencies in Limerick condemned as ‘parasites’

Voluntary housing agencies in Limerick condemned as ‘parasites’

| April 13, 2017

VOLUNTARY housing agencies that are buying up property across County Limerick in response to the homeless crisis have come under heavy fire from local councillors. Former Mayor of Limerick City and County, Cllr Kevin Sheahan claims that a number of properties have been purchased for social housing in Askeaton, Pallaskenry and Newcastle West by a […]

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MIC ‘taster sessions’ will help students make final CAO decisions

MIC ‘taster sessions’ will help students make final CAO decisions

| April 12, 2017

Mary Immaculate College is to welcome hundreds of students to its campus on Friday, April 28 (11am – 1pm) as part of its Taster Sessions event. The event will give students first-hand experience of a real lecture, a chance to tour the facilities at the college and an opportunity to meet faculty members. It is expected […]

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Abducted Limerick teen heard ‘two clicks’ and thought he was shot dead

Abducted Limerick teen heard ‘two clicks’ and thought he was shot dead

| April 12, 2017

A LIMERICK criminal has been jailed for eight years after he abducted a teenager at gunpoint and beat him with a hammer in a dispute over a “half bar” of cocaine. Michael Kirby (33) of Upper Marion Avenue, Janesboro pleaded guilty to the false imprisonment of an 18-year-old teenager in September 2015. Judge Tom O’Donnell […]

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Win cinema tickets

Win cinema tickets

| April 12, 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 April 18. Who does the voice of […]

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Painting of Jim Kemmy unveiled at UL

Painting of Jim Kemmy unveiled at UL

| April 12, 2017

A painting of Jim Kemmy, former mayor of Limerick, has been unveiled at the Kemmy Business School (KBS) in the University of Limerick. The powerful portrait, painted by Limerick Civic Trust’s in-house artist Marjorie Daly, was unveiled by Jan O’Sullivan, T.D. at a special ceremony with Dr Philip O’Regan, Dean of KBS.  Amongst the guests were […]

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Dream to travel the world ends in Limerick prison

Dream to travel the world ends in Limerick prison

| April 12, 2017

A MAN who had a dream to travel the world has been jailed for three years after he stabbed his flatmate during a psychotic trance when he was found naked and kneeling against a wall. The bizarre circumstances of the attack were heard at Limerick Circuit Court after Marek Kniezo (36) pleaded guilty to assault […]

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