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New measures to bring vacant properties back into use

New measures to bring vacant properties back into use

| August 16, 2017

LABOUR Party Housing spokesperson Jan O’Sullivan has welcomed Government moves to introduce measures that will bring vacant properties back into use across the country. “I welcome the fact that Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has finally woken up to the fact that there are nearly 200,000 empty homes across the country that could be used to […]

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Limerick artists angered over makeup of new cultural committee

Limerick artists angered over makeup of new cultural committee

| August 16, 2017

JUST weeks after Limerick City and County councillors voted to establish the country’s first council committee entirely dedicated to culture, local artists are claiming that the local authority has failed to ensure that people working in the cultural community are represented on the new group. The Professional Limerick Artists Network (PLAN) and Limerick Arts and […]

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Employers to help shape education sector

Employers to help shape education sector

| August 15, 2017

THE National Training Fund (NTF) is set to receive up to €200 million in funding over the next three years from Ireland’s biggest employers in order to “win the war for talent”. That’s according to Education Minister Richard Bruton who recently announced a comprehensive review of the funding of the NTF and that an extra […]

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Staff at UL Hospitals Run for Ghana

Staff at UL Hospitals Run for Ghana

| August 15, 2017

STAFF at University Hospital Limerick and across UL Hospitals Group are gearing up for their annual charity 5k run /walk to take place on Friday August 25th at 6.30pm. The event will see staff of all abilities taking part in a 5k run/walk around the Dooradoyle /Raheen area which, now in its third year, has […]

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People of Limerick invited to ‘Beat the Street’

People of Limerick invited to ‘Beat the Street’

| August 15, 2017

Thousands of people are expected to take to the streets of Limerick this Autumn as schools, community groups and businesses compete against each other through a walking, cycling and jogging challenge. Running from 13 September to 1 November, Beat the Street is a free, fun challenge which will turn Limerick into a massive game where […]

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Heroin file to the Director of Public Prosecutions

Heroin file to the Director of Public Prosecutions

| August 14, 2017

TWO men arrested following a Garda seizure of heroin in Limerick at the weekend have been released without charge. Gardai swooped to seize heroin with an estimated street value of €30,000 on Saturday afternoon in a house in Castleconnell. The seized substance is subject to testing and analysis. Two men, aged 24 and 28, were […]

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Limerick’s forgotten Orange heritage

Limerick’s forgotten Orange heritage

| August 14, 2017

With the marching season under way in Northern Ireland, few realise that it was once a cause for celebration in Limerick where Orange Lodges operated across the county. Armagh historian Quincey Dougan takes a look at this little known element of Limerick’s heritage.   In 1875, Number 97 George Street in Limerick, now better known […]

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UL President has a house to spare

UL President has a house to spare

| August 13, 2017

THE UNIVERSITY of Limerick has come under fire for having two official homes for its president and spending money to maintain them while one is not lived in. The first Presidential home at Ballycuggeran in Killaloe was purchased at a cost of almost €500,000 in 1998, but it has remained largely unoccupied since. The property, […]

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Limerick craftworkers needed for recycling project

Limerick craftworkers needed for recycling project

| August 13, 2017

LIMERICK craftworkers skilled in the area of repairing and recycling old items are needed to share their skill and knowledge with others through workshops, classes and presentations during ‘Reuse Month’ this October. The Southern Region Waste Management Office (SRWMO) is currently compiling a database of Limerick craftspeople from which they will engage key personnel for the […]

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Opera Centre not the answer to Limerick’s housing crisis

Opera Centre not the answer to Limerick’s housing crisis

| August 12, 2017

WE need to be vigilant to ensure that the growing number of jobs in our city corresponds with an increase of accommodation. Otherwise, rent and house prices will continue to spiral, warns Social Democrats general election candidate for Limerick City, Sarah Jane Hennelly. She was responding to comments made by Solidarity councillor Cian Prendiville on the proposed […]

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