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Vacant Limerick houses to be brought back into use for homeless

Vacant Limerick houses to be brought back into use for homeless

| May 8, 2017

More than half a million euro is to be provided to Limerick City and County Council to refurbish 32 void and vacant housing units. Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government Simon Coveney announced the allocation of funding, stating that 32 homes across Limerick will be brought back into use after €554,000 in funding has been […]

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Unemployment in Limerick now lowest since 2008

Unemployment in Limerick now lowest since 2008

| May 8, 2017

The Live Register in Limerick has fallen by 15.6% since this time last year. Overall there has been a decrease of 47.2% since the launch of Fine Gael’s Action Plan for Jobs in February 2012. Commenting on these figures, Fine Gael Senator, Maria Byrne said: “The national unemployment rate now stands at 6.2 %, down […]

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Three year funding delay for LEADER projects

Three year funding delay for LEADER projects

| May 7, 2017

LIMERICK Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins has described the new LEADER programme as an absolute shambles and a bureaucratic nightmare. Deputy Collins, who is the party spokesman on Jobs and Enterprise, told the Limerick Post that although the latest scheme was launched in 2014, there has been no project expenditure to date. He said it […]

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Abbeyfeale woman gets hip with technology

Abbeyfeale woman gets hip with technology

| May 7, 2017

ABBEYFEALE physiotherapist Brid Aherne has won a top prize at a conference for aspiring surgeons in the UK for her e-learning tutorial that helps medical students train in orthopaedic surgery. Brid (35), who went back into education to become an orthopaedic specialist, helped develop software which has since been accepted as part of the curriculum […]

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Homelessness in Limerick going in wrong direction

Homelessness in Limerick going in wrong direction

| May 7, 2017

THE most recent homelessness figures show there were 267 adults homeless in Limerick last February with an estimated 76 children also in emergency accommodation in the city. Commenting on figures, which show that 7,421 people are now living in emergency accommodation across the country, Limerick Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan said “the housing problem is worsening”. “In […]

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Varadkar urged to spell out fraud saving initiatives

Varadkar urged to spell out fraud saving initiatives

| May 6, 2017

FIANNA Fáil Social Protection Spokesperson Willie O’Dea has called on Minister Leo Varadkar to spell out the basis for his claim that his initiatives tackling social welfare fraud will save half a billion euro. The call came amid claims that the actual figure could amount to significantly less than the Minister’s estimate. “As part of his […]

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Plans to monitor air quality near Irish Cement welcomed

Plans to monitor air quality near Irish Cement welcomed

| May 6, 2017

A DECISION by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) to install an air quality monitor near the Irish Cement plant in Castlemungret has been welcomed. Since the end of March this year, the EPA has received a significant number of complaints about dust deposition from residents of the Mungret and Raheen areas of Limerick City. Complaints […]

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Minister’s crocodile tears over eviction notices

Minister’s crocodile tears over eviction notices

| May 6, 2017

EIGHT families who were served with eviction notices at Grove Island in Corbally, would not be in the position they now find themselves if Housing Minister Simon Coveney acted to prevent mass evictions from occurring. That’s the view of Limerick Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea who feels it’s ridiculous to see Minister Coveney attempting to […]

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Call for investigation into Limerick planning decisions

Call for investigation into Limerick planning decisions

| May 5, 2017

FORMER Fine Gael city councillor Jim Long has called on Local Government Minister Simon Coveney to carry out an investigation on planning decisions made in the Limerick region. Mr Long has written to Minister Coveney raising concerns on a number of contrtoversial planning decisions including: the Peoples Park development; Aughinish Island; Irish Cement; Gortadroma and […]

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Win cinema tickets

Win cinema tickets

| May 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 May 8. Who plays the role of […]

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