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Optel (Limerick) reaches 100 mark milestone

Optel (Limerick) reaches 100 mark milestone

| May 19, 2017

A GLOBAL vison-tech firm based in Limerick has reached its 100 mark milestone after the firm hired its centurion employee at its Ballycummin site this week. Optel Group, a global leader in the development and integration of innovative machine vision inspection, verification, serialization, and traceability technologies, announced the landmark hire this week. With a headcount of over […]

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Something in the air at Irish Cement

Something in the air at Irish Cement

| May 18, 2017

FOLLOWING reports of the smell of burning rubber by people living in the Dooradoyle/Raheen/Mungret area last weekend, Limerick TD Willie O’Dea has questioned if Irish Cement are burning tyres at their Castlemungret plant in anticipation of being awarded a licence to incinerate waste materials. The Fianna Fail politician has accused the company of having an “appalling” safety […]

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Noonan to relinquish Finance role and retire at next election

Noonan to relinquish Finance role and retire at next election

| May 18, 2017

MICHAEL Noonan is to step down as Minister for Finance and will not seek a seat in the next General Election nor will he seek a seat at the next cabinet table. After Taoiseach Enda Kenny announced that he would be stepping down as leader of the Fine Gael party, the Limerick TD of 36 years […]

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‘Legendary visionary’ from Sixmilebridge honoured at Shannon Aiport

‘Legendary visionary’ from Sixmilebridge honoured at Shannon Aiport

| May 17, 2017

The man credited with spearheading a new era of economic development in Ireland has been celebrated with the unveiling of a bust at Shannon Airport. On the 100th anniversary of his birth, the late Dr. Brendan O’Regan was commemorated at a special ceremony at the airport. Among those in attendance were members of Dr. O’Regan’s family, Cathaoirleach […]

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Africa Day celebrations begin next Monday

Africa Day celebrations begin next Monday

| May 17, 2017

Limerick’s annual Africa Day celebrations will commence this Monday, May 22 running all the way through to the following Sunday. The week long Irish Aid supported and Limerick City and County Council led programme is now in its twelfth year and is a celebration of the wonderful fusion of African cultures that have merged into and become […]

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Win cinema tickets

Win cinema tickets

| May 17, 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 [email protected] 9am on Monday May 22. Who directed ‘Alien Covenant’? A. […]

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Limerick game designer scoops national award

Limerick game designer scoops national award

| May 17, 2017

A young Limerick game designer has had his creations recognised with a national award. James Corneille from LIT (Moylish campus) won in the Best Game/Mobile App category at this Eir Junior Spiders Awards which reward students and young adults, aged 4 to 19, for the innovative ways they use the internet, especially in the areas of […]

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Train services to be disrupted throughout month of June

Train services to be disrupted throughout month of June

| May 17, 2017

Train services to and from Colbert Station are set to be disrupted throughout the month of June due to a major resignalling project on the railway lines. Bus transfers will operate on all train services to/from Limerick’s Colbert Station from the evening of the June 4 to June 25 inclusive. The following service alterations will […]

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Court offers tributes, applause and a smile for the late John Devane

Court offers tributes, applause and a smile for the late John Devane

| May 17, 2017

A ROUND of applause followed tributes paid to the late John Devane at Limerick Circuit Court this Tuesday as colleagues and friends honoured the solicitor who died last weekend. After leading the tributes, Judge Tom O’Donnell said that he was going to take the unusual step for the court in asking those in attendance to […]

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Support urged for Limerick and Mid West financial hub

Support urged for Limerick and Mid West financial hub

| May 16, 2017

  THE MID West can become a thriving financial hub, a business leaders conference in Limerick has been told. Hosted by Financial Services Ireland (FSI), the Ibec group that represents the sector, the conference explored how the Mid-West can become a finance hub if the objectives of the Government’s International Financial Services (IFS2020) strategy are […]

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