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Womens’ Rugby World Cup trophy comes to Limerick

Womens’ Rugby World Cup trophy comes to Limerick

| July 27, 2017

Ireland Women’s Rugby captain Niamh Briggs was mobbed by young fans in Limerick today, Thursday, July 27 as she arrived in the city by boat for the Women’s Rugby World Cup trophy tour. The Limerick based Garda and Munster fullback was escorted on the River Shannon by Limerick Marine Search and Rescue along with Nevsail […]

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Claim consultants who upheld Irish Cement plan now working for them

Claim consultants who upheld Irish Cement plan now working for them

| July 27, 2017

AN Bord Pleanála will hold an oral hearing into appeals against Limerick City and County Council’s decision to approve plans by Irish Cement to change the type of fuel they burn at their factory in Mungret. The decision comes as it emerges that the consultancy firm hired by the council to advise them on the company’s […]

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ESB outages planned for broadband upgrades

ESB outages planned for broadband upgrades

| July 27, 2017

HOUSEHOLDS on the Ballinacurra Road are to expect electricity power outages over the coming days as part of a planned work to the service to facilitate line upgrades in the area. The ESB said that the work will be part of a number of planned outages in the coming days which are also aimed at […]

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Pots and pans supplying water to Hyde Avenue home

Pots and pans supplying water to Hyde Avenue home

| July 27, 2017

BASINS, milk jugs and pots filled with water are all around the Hyde Avenue home of a Limerick woman who has been left without running water since Saturday. Valerie McCormack says the issue first emerged when Irish Water and Limerick Council were carrying out works on houses in Prospect. “We’d come home in the evening, […]

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799 surgeries cancelled at Limerick Hospital

799 surgeries cancelled at Limerick Hospital

| July 27, 2017

CANCELLED surgeries have become a “fact of life” in Irish hospitals, with 62 operations being cancelled so far this year in the University Hospital Limerick (UHL) because there were no beds available. Limerick Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan said the cancelled surgeries are “the result of the cruelest of public spending cuts. “49 surgeries were […]

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Limerick job blackspots need help to create employment

Limerick job blackspots need help to create employment

| July 27, 2017

  PEOPLE living in Limerick City’s unemployment blackspots will never have a fair chance to succeed or improve unless State agencies offer support to help create jobs. That’s the view of Ray O’Halloran, the man behind Limerick City Build (LCB) who says that despite the latest job surge in the region, the economical divide is […]

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Limerick kidnapper jailed for not engaging with Probation Services

Limerick kidnapper jailed for not engaging with Probation Services

| July 26, 2017

  A YOUNG Limerick man who was sentenced to detention after he helped kidnap two men for a €500,000 ransom has been jailed for six months after he failed to engage with Probation Services after his release. Jonathan Blackhall (20) with addresses in Johnsgate Village and Grattan Court, had just turned 17 when he began a […]

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Limerick Father and son died in murder suicide crash

Limerick Father and son died in murder suicide crash

| July 26, 2017

  THREE-year-old Alex Velocci sat on his father’s lap in the driver’s seat of a car as it sped into an oncoming truck killing them both. That was the shocking evidence given at Limerick Coroner’s Court on Tuesday when an inquest returned verdicts of death by suicide in the case of Marco Velocci (28) of Hillside View, […]

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Better working conditions recommended for early childcare staff

Better working conditions recommended for early childcare staff

| July 26, 2017

LIMERICK TDs Jan O’Sullivan (Lab) and Tom Neville (FG) have recommended better working terms and conditions for early childcare workers as part of a major overhaul of the industry in the report published by the Oireachtas Children and Youth Affairs committee, that they sit on. The committee published its Report on the Working Conditions of […]

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‘Heart of Gold’ Michael to be laid to rest after Limerick accident

‘Heart of Gold’ Michael to be laid to rest after Limerick accident

| July 26, 2017

THE Limerick man tragically killed last Sunday night when he was knocked down on the Northside of the city will be laid to rest later this week as family remember him for having a “heart of gold”. Michael McNamara was walking home from his brother’s house when he was struck by a car on the […]

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