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Limerick steelworker’s life changed forever after near fatal workplace accident

Limerick steelworker’s life changed forever after near fatal workplace accident

| April 12, 2017

A LIMERICK steelworker has been awarded €675,116 at the High Court for serious multiple and near fatal injuries sustained in a workplace accident. On August 9, 2012, John Gardiner was employed as a galvanising steel operator at Shannonside Galvanising at its factory premises at Drombanna. As part of his work, he was required to move […]

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Pensioner described moment she met armed raider in her home

Pensioner described moment she met armed raider in her home

| April 12, 2017

  AN elderly woman has described the very frightening incident she faced when she arrived home to find her house ransacked and man facing her armed with a knife demanding money. The incident which is under investigation by Roxboro Road gardai happened last Thursday evening when the woman aged in her 80’s returned home to discover […]

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#WATCH Video of man cutting steel CCTV pole in Limerick under investigation

#WATCH Video of man cutting steel CCTV pole in Limerick under investigation

| April 11, 2017

A FACEBOOK video capturing a man cutting down a steel CCTV pole in a Limerick city housing estate using a con saw is under investigation by Gardai in Limerick. The pole, erected in St Mary’s Park by Limerick City and County Council at a cost of €1,000 was to be used to house a CCTV camera to monitor […]

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Mid West businesses encouraged to invest in people

Mid West businesses encouraged to invest in people

| April 11, 2017

150 members of the Mid-West business community took part in the second of a series of leadership discussions at the Dell EMC Campus in Limerick as part of the Limerick Chamber Regional Leaders’ Programme. The programme is being delivered by Limerick Chamber in collaboration with Dell EMC and University of Limerick. The audience heard today […]

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Retrial ordered after ‘tiger kidnapping’ conviction quashed

Retrial ordered after ‘tiger kidnapping’ conviction quashed

| April 11, 2017

A LIMERICK man, found guilty of kidnapping of a post office mistress’ son and his friend, is now facing a retrial following a successful appeal. Zachary Coughlan Ryan (38) of Brennan’s Row, Catherine Place, pleaded not guilty to falsely imprisoning Stephen Cusack (19) and Niall Reddan (21) at Caisleann na hAbhainn, Castletroy, on August 19, 2012 and demanding a […]

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Works underway to conserve ‘Fireplace’ site on Nicholas Street

Works underway to conserve ‘Fireplace’ site on Nicholas Street

| April 7, 2017

Works are underway to conserve the historically significant ‘Fireplace’ site on Nicholas Street.  The site is known locally as ‘The Fireplace Site’ due to the presence of a significant fireplace feature at numbers 36-39 Nicholas Street, in the heart of medieval Limerick. A protective canopy has been placed around the entire structure to shield it […]

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Win cinema tickets

Win cinema tickets

| April 7, 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 April 10. Who is the leading lady […]

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Daughter of Limerick killer jailed over savage attack

Daughter of Limerick killer jailed over savage attack

| April 7, 2017

  THE daughter of a convicted killer has been jailed for 12 years at Limerick Circuit Court for a savage attack on acquired brain injury patient that left him unable to walk, talk or eat. Melissa Whelan (26) with addresses in Cecil Street, Ballynanty and Moyross was jailed by Judge Tom O’Donnell for 12 years, with the […]

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90 week schedule for rural broadband rollout

90 week schedule for rural broadband rollout

| April 7, 2017

RURAL premises and communities in County Limerick and around the country are to have access to high speed quality broadband within 90 weeks following a Government agreement made eir. The agreement between the broadband service provider and the department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and the department of Communications, Climate Action and […]

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Limerick man denied insurance payout over alleged criminal links

Limerick man denied insurance payout over alleged criminal links

| April 7, 2017

  AN INSURANCE company has won a court challenge to its decision not to pay out on an insurance policy over a fire at the home of a Limerick man who they say did not disclose that he was connected to alleged serious criminal matters. Justin Casey, (32) with a current address in Garryowen, had claimed […]

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