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Frustrated passengers could set their sights on Shannon

Frustrated passengers could set their sights on Shannon

| August 9, 2017

AIRPORT delays, that are crippling holiday-makers plans at larger European airports could be a blessing in disguise for smaller airports such as Shannon, the head of the Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) has said.  Pat Dawson said increased security in Europe happened to coincide with the busiest weeks of the year for holidaymakers and those […]

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Limerick Rose Kayleigh Maher set to bloom

Limerick Rose Kayleigh Maher set to bloom

| August 6, 2017

LIMERICK Rose Kayleigh Maher is rallying her supporters to join her in Kerry on Thursday, August 17 when she will be among 64 young women taking part in this year’s Rose of Tralee festival. The 24-year-old secondary school teacher from Kilcornan, said she was looking forward to the festival experience as she thoroughly enjoyed meeting new people […]

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Limerick news briefs – Charity fundraiser. Rhebogue plans. Men’s mass.

Limerick news briefs – Charity fundraiser. Rhebogue plans. Men’s mass.

| August 6, 2017

A LOOK at some Limerick news briefs this week. Mary’s Meals THE charity Mary’s Meals will hold a fundraising walk from Kilkee to Knock on Bank Holiday Monday, August 7 to feed starving children in Aleppo and other parts of Syria.The Kilkee walk will be one of three converging on the Marian Shrine with the […]

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Government has failed to solve Limerick homeless crisis

Government has failed to solve Limerick homeless crisis

| August 5, 2017

FIANNA Fáil Social Protection spokesman Willie O’Dea is of the view that the Government strategy for tackling homelessness in Limerick is not working and needs a root and branch revision. The Limerick TD was commenting on the most recent homelessness report by the Department of Housing, which shows that the number of families who are accessing […]

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Limerick news briefs – Afternoon tea. Limerick bakes. Projects funding.

Limerick news briefs – Afternoon tea. Limerick bakes. Projects funding.

| August 5, 2017

A look at some local news stories in brief this week. Afternoon tea TOPAZ will raise a teacup to the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation this August Bank Holiday weekend, by donating 50c of the ‘Add a pastry for €1’ offer in its Re.Store retail outlets to the children’s charity from August 5 to 7. The […]

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Kileely residents furious at plans to build houses on parking spaces

Kileely residents furious at plans to build houses on parking spaces

| August 5, 2017

RESIDENTS in Kileely are furious at a proposal by Limerick City and County Council to build two social housing units on 12 parking spaces, which they say are used for visitors to St Munchin’s Community Centre. A spokesman for residents in Kileely Court this week described the move as “ridiculous”. Residents claim that when the […]

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Win cinema tickets

Win cinema tickets

| August 4, 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 August 7. Who directed ‘Dunkirk’? A. Oliver […]

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Whispers of a Limerick horse project get louder

Whispers of a Limerick horse project get louder

| August 4, 2017

Limerick horse-lovers are hoping that the success of a Dublin-based community stables project can be replicated in the Treaty City. City North councillor Cian Prendiville (Solidarity) and Anna Gallagher, chairperson of the Horse Education Limerick Project Southside (HELPS) were joined on a visit to Clondalkin in Dublin by young members of the project to see […]

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Complaints against Rubberbandits’ ‘haunted bread’ comment rejected by BAI

Complaints against Rubberbandits’ ‘haunted bread’ comment rejected by BAI

| August 4, 2017

11 COMPLAINTS made against the Rubberbandits over their “haunted bread” comment on the Late Late Show have been rejected by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. However, the Limerick comedy duo of Blindboy Boatclub and Mr Chrome have accused members of the Catholic Church of fuelling a campaign against them. In a tweet posted by the […]

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Talking lamp posts to test Limerick dog owners

Talking lamp posts to test Limerick dog owners

| August 4, 2017

THE NEXT time a Limerick dog cocks a leg to a lamp-post, their owners may be surprised when the lamp-post talks back. It’s all part of a campaign by the City and County Council to persuade pet owners to clean up after their dogs.  The new campaign, involving talking ‘lamp posts’ and teaming up with Limerick’s […]

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