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Six-year jail term for Limerick businessman who defiled young girl

Six-year jail term for Limerick businessman who defiled young girl

| April 7, 2017

  A LIMERICK businessman has been jailed for six years for sexually abusing and defiling the 13-year-old daughter of a man he knew. After a four day trial last January, Michael Casey, (71) of Cois Roiga, Caherconlish, County Limerick was found guilty of 16 counts of the defilement of a child under the age of […]

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Jail for man who viciously beat his pregnant ex partner in Limerick

Jail for man who viciously beat his pregnant ex partner in Limerick

| April 6, 2017

  A MAN who violently beat his pregnant ex partner in front of their three children has been jailed for two and half years after a court heard details the children tried to stop the vicious assault by hitting their father with toys. Details of the attack carried out by Hugh Carson (40) were heard […]

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#BREAKING Student kayakers aid Limerick river rescue

#BREAKING Student kayakers aid Limerick river rescue

| April 6, 2017

STUDENT kayakers with local adventure company Nevsail, assisted in the rescue of a man who had entered the Abbey River in Limerick this Thursday lunchtime. The alarm was raised shortly after 1:30pm when a a man, believed to be aged in his 30s entered the Abbey River behind Sarsfield House in Limerick city. Nevsail, a Limerick owned and […]

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Ringleader in attack on pizza delivery man jailed

Ringleader in attack on pizza delivery man jailed

| April 6, 2017

  A WESTMEATH man who stabbed and robbed a pizza delivery man in Limerick has been jailed for four years. Ciaran Heffernan (26), of Dalton Drive, Mullingar, was arrested after a high speed chase in the delivery car he stole from the delivery man. He admitted stealing two pizzas and unlawfully taking a vehicle on […]

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Recruitment drive on for Garda Reserves

Recruitment drive on for Garda Reserves

| April 6, 2017

RUNNING with the theme of ‘Give Something Back’, a new campaign to recruit garda reserves, a number of which are to be stationed in Limerick, is underway. People of various nationalities, skill sets, ages and backgrounds are being urged to join the Garda Reserve as part of a fresh recruitment drive as the organisation seeks to diversify […]

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Shannon Foynes Port Company on the right track, say EU

Shannon Foynes Port Company on the right track, say EU

| April 5, 2017

A leading representative for the European Commission’s programme that funds major EU transport infrastructure projects has said that Shannon Foynes Port Company’s current investment programme (SFPC) is taking it in the right direction in a post-Brexit EU. Professor Péter Balázs, European Coordinator for the North Sea-Mediterranean Core Network Corridor, was welcomed at Foynes by SFPC CEO Pat […]

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Win cinema tickets

Win cinema tickets

| April 5, 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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#WATCH UL cements reputation as Ireland’s Sports Campus with launch of 25m Diving Pool

#WATCH UL cements reputation as Ireland’s Sports Campus with launch of 25m Diving Pool

| April 5, 2017

Two new sports buildings worth almost €15m were officially opened at the University of Limerick yesterday by Minister of State, Patrick O’Donovan, Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.  The Munster Rugby High Performance Centre and the new UL 25m Diving Pool are adjacent to and connected with the existing UL Sport Arena. The new 25m x […]

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Record number of UL journalism students nominated for national awards

Record number of UL journalism students nominated for national awards

| April 5, 2017

A record number of journalism students from the University of Limerick have been nominated for national media awards. Limerick Voice, the newspaper and website produced by the fourth year and MA in Journalism and New Media classes has received three separate nominations, for newspaper of the year, website of the year, layout and design of […]

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#WATCH LIT students break world record with ‘Scrum for Axel’

#WATCH LIT students break world record with ‘Scrum for Axel’

| April 5, 2017

The late Anthony Foley’s legacy shone bright again on a global stage yesterday as the students of LIT entered the Guinness World Records with their ‘Scrum for Axel’. Held at the Institute’s headquarters at Moylish – where Foley himself attended before taking up a professional career in rugby – the event saw the existing World […]

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