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Housing crisis worsens in Limerick despite €3.75m spend

Housing crisis worsens in Limerick despite €3.75m spend

| May 27, 2017

DESPITE Limerick City and County Council spending €3.75 million on homeless services this year, the local housing crisis continues to worsen. That’s the view of Sinn Fein TD Maurice Quinlivan who told the Limerick Post that 95 per cent of those calling to his party’s office in Denmark Street are affected by the housing crisis. […]

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Sinn Féin vow to fight Irish Cement’s ‘toxic’ waste plans

Sinn Féin vow to fight Irish Cement’s ‘toxic’ waste plans

| May 27, 2017

IRELAND South MEP Liadh Ní Riada this week outlined how she and her party colleagues plan to combat Irish Cement’s bid to burn waste materials at their plant in Castlemungret. The Sinn Féin politician outlined her action plan at a public meeting in the South Court Hotel this Monday, attended by over 200 people. Chaired […]

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Council opt for consultants ahead of its own engineers

Council opt for consultants ahead of its own engineers

| May 27, 2017

IT is a poor reflection on the local authority when it has to pay out €2,000 in consultancy fees for a design to repair Ballysteen flood embankment while there are senior engineers in-house who are perfectly capable of doing the job. This was the view expressed by Fianna Fail councillor Kevin Sheahan at this month’s Adare-Rathkeale […]

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JFK centenary to be marked at council meeting in Bruff

JFK centenary to be marked at council meeting in Bruff

| May 27, 2017

LIMERICK City and County Council is to host a special meeting in Bruff next Monday to mark the centenary of the birth of the 35th President of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Bruff has significant links to the Fitzgerald Kennedy family. In 1852 a young Thomas Fitzgerald left Bruff for the United States. He settled in […]

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Use of trolleys in new Emergency Department ‘unacceptable’

Use of trolleys in new Emergency Department ‘unacceptable’

| May 26, 2017

Limerick city TD, Maurice Quinlivan has questioned the Minister for Health about concerns raised by nurses in relation to the new Emergency Department in University Hospital Limerick. Speaking in Leinster House, Deputy Quinlivan said: “Nurses working in UHL have raised some serious issues in relation to the new facility. The INMO (Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation) […]

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Win cinema tickets

Win cinema tickets

| May 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 Monday May 29. Which actress plays the role […]

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Liverpool supporter Paddy gets the boot at Anfield

Liverpool supporter Paddy gets the boot at Anfield

| May 26, 2017

ELEVEN-year-old Limerick schoolboy Paddy Mackessy visited Anfield last Sunday to see his beloved Liverpool FC secure Champions League qualification. It is a trip that is sure to live on in Paddy’s memory, and not only for the Reds’ thrilling 3-0 win over Middlesborough. After the game on Monday, the young Limerick lad and his mother […]

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The square will stay the square

The square will stay the square

| May 26, 2017

A VOTE to change the name of The Square in Newcastle West to Con Colbert Square has been defeated.  The ballot box was opened this Wednesday in the Newcastle West District Office of Limerick City and County Council at Áras William Smith O’Brien. With 39 residents and ratepayers eligible to vote, it meant that when 22 […]

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UL President gravely concerned by RTÉ’s findings

UL President gravely concerned by RTÉ’s findings

| May 26, 2017

The President of University of Limerick, Dr Des Fitzgerald, has said that RTÉ Investigates programme on governance at Irish universities raises issues “of grave concern.” Having already called for “a thorough, prompt and wholly independent review” and taken a series of actions to address governance failures at the university, Dr Fitzgerald current concerns centre around […]

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#WATCH Limerick man charged over murder of Romanian

#WATCH Limerick man charged over murder of Romanian

| May 26, 2017

A 59-YEAR old Limerick man has appeared at Limerick District Court charged with the murder of a Romanian national in the city last Wednesday. Desmond Coyle, who is originally from Garryowen but with an address at Apartment 8, 10 Davis Street, Limerick, has been charged with the murder of 58-year-old Calo Carpaci at Roches Row, […]

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