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CIF sets out plan to save jobs

CIF sets out plan to save jobs

| March 21, 2009

A RECOVERY plan put forward by construction employers to save jobs, generate increased government revenues and kick start economic recovery has been backed by The Mid West Branch of the Construction Industry Federation.The CIF recently held an emergency meeting that brought together all of the major construction employers, including the major material suppliers, representatives of […]

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Dell to cut 100 more jobs in Limerick

Dell to cut 100 more jobs in Limerick

| March 20, 2009

DELL is to shed 230 jobs at their Limerick and Dublin operations over the next six months.Meetings were held with 2,300 workers at the two locations on Friday morning to announce the move.

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Former Mayor dies aged 87

Former Mayor dies aged 87

| March 20, 2009

FORMER Mayor of Limerick, Clem Casey died in the early hours of Friday morning.He was Mayor of the city in 1980/81 and was the oldest living former Mayor of the city.The well-known businessman ran the family’s fishmonger’s store where he grew up in Roches Street until his retirement. He was also a former president of […]

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Delays cause some residents to lose faith

Delays cause some residents to lose faith

| March 19, 2009

IN a period that sees the regeneration agencies strongly criticised by city councillors, they are being urged to act more speedily if they are to retain the confidence of local people. Labour councillor, James Houlihan, has been assured by regeneration chief, Brendan Kenny that CCTV cameras in Keyes Park will be up and running within […]

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News in briefs

News in briefs

| March 19, 2009

McInerney’s build for future DESPITE the downturn in the economy, McInerney’s have expressed a confidence in the future of the housing market with a planning application to Limerick County Council for a major development at Annacotty/ Monaleen, where they already have a strong presence.

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Planners told to ‘get real’

Planners told to ‘get real’

| March 19, 2009

Shop owner warned of 12m euro fine on conviction on indictment, for unauthorised signage A BUSINESSMAN who recently set up shop in Limerick, has been told to toe the line, or possibly face a fine exceeding euro 12,697,380.78, or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, or to both. Mayor John Gilligan has […]

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Plea to play ball with traders

Plea to play ball with traders

| March 19, 2009

Locals feel they are sidelined at Thomond Park THE casual traders that for over 20 years have been plying their wares outside the grounds of Thomond Park, are now meeting with “unfair competition” from traders within the stadium grounds, it has been claimed. This is according to local councillor, Kevin Kiely,

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Stabbed teenager dies

Stabbed teenager dies

| March 18, 2009

GARDAI are investigating the stabbing of a 17-year-old at a house in Moyross in the early hours of this morning. Gardaí were alerted to a quarrel at a house in Creavel Park just after 2am.

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Forget turbulent economy… have fun on Patrick’s Day

Forget turbulent economy… have fun on Patrick’s Day

| March 16, 2009

MAYOR John Gilligan’s appeal for a strong community spirit to celebrate the St Patrick festival has been taken on board by the people of Limerick. They are refusing to let the turbulent economy affect their celebrations.

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Mother pays heavy price for special needs cutbacks

Mother pays heavy price for special needs cutbacks

| March 16, 2009

Has already handed over 900 euro for professional assessments this year FEARS and frustrations with the government cutbacks in the area of special needs have been voiced by local woman and mother of five, Marie Coonan, Mulgrave Street.. Marie has three daughters dependent on her, and both Mikayla 16, and Saoirse 12, have special needs.

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