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Limerick residents have no faith in factory self-monitoring

Limerick residents have no faith in factory self-monitoring

| May 14, 2017

LOCAL residents associations say they are less than impressed with the “slow, low impact reactions” of the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) in their approach to dealing with claims of dust blowouts from the Irish Cement factory in Castlemungret. Limerick Against Pollution (LAP) , made up of representatives of Sli Na Manach, Gouldavoher, Inis Lua, The […]

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Publish bill to ban zero hour contracts

Publish bill to ban zero hour contracts

| May 14, 2017

THE Government’s commitment to ending zero hours contracts will be measured by how quickly it publishes and enacts legislation, and not by commitments made by Ministers. That’s according to Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Niall Collins who was commenting after Minister Mitchell O’Connor brought forward proposals to Government aimed at strengthening workers’ rights […]

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Limerick Youth Service chill in the Arctic

Limerick Youth Service chill in the Arctic

| May 14, 2017

SUB-zero temperatures, reindeer and sledding were among the highlights for nine young Limerick people on their visit to the Arctic Circle. Limerick Youth Service recently visited the northern Swedish city of Boden, a mere 100km from the Arctic Circle, to participate in a youth exchange programme called The KEY. An acronym for Keep Educating Yourself, the […]

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Our Lady Queen of Peace splits the spoils

Our Lady Queen of Peace splits the spoils

| May 14, 2017

OUR Lady Queen of Peace Church in Janesboro is appealing for financial support to achieve its target of an estimated €68,000 to complete required works. This year Our Lady Queen of Peace Church is celebrating 75 years serving the community, since it was built in 1942. The Parish Council have proposed that the church be painted, […]

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Limerick rents go through the roof

Limerick rents go through the roof

| May 13, 2017

NEW figures show that rents rose by a staggering 12.6 per cent in Limerick City and 9 per cent in the county during the past 12 months. Responding to the latest Rental Price Report from the property website Daft.ie for the first quarter of 2017, homeless and housing charity — the Peter McVerry Trust — has […]

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New exhibition at Desmond Hall Castle

New exhibition at Desmond Hall Castle

| May 13, 2017

AN exhibition has opened in Newcastle West tracing Desmond Hall Castle’s links to 1916 Rising, Irish War of Independence and Civil War. Opened by Minister of State at the Department of Transport Tourism and Sport, Patrick O’Donovan TD, the exhibition of period uniforms, photographs, medals, artwork and other artifacts tells the story of people from West […]

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Text alerts could cut Limerick hospital lists

Text alerts could cut Limerick hospital lists

| May 13, 2017

LIMERICK Fine Gael TD Tom Neville has called for all hospitals to use a text alert system to remind patients of their hospital appointments. Speaking in the Dáil last week, he said that this would help avoid wasted hours due to non-communicated no-shows and contribute to a reduction in waiting lists. “In the private sector, […]

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Funding provided to tackle empty Limerick homes

Funding provided to tackle empty Limerick homes

| May 13, 2017

MORE than half a million euro in funding is being provided to Limerick City and County Council to refurbish 32 empty houses and apartments. The homes across Limerick will be brought back into use after €554,000 in funding has been provided to the local authority as part of a €24 million government housing investment programme.  “Under the […]

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Hospital waiting lists surge in Mid-West

Hospital waiting lists surge in Mid-West

| May 12, 2017

THE NUMBERS waiting for an appointment for more than 18 months at the University Hospital Limerick have increased fourteen-fold on last year, it has been revealed. Fianna Fáil TD for Limerick City Willie O’Dea said it is “totally unacceptable” that patients are not getting access to health services in the Mid-West that they clinically need. […]

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Win cinema tickets

Win cinema tickets

| May 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 Monday May 15. Which of the movies below […]

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