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Limerick can be a counterbalance to Dublin, says Chamber

Limerick can be a counterbalance to Dublin, says Chamber

| February 7, 2017

Limerick Chamber has said that the commencement of strategic planning and development framework for Ireland between now and 2040 paves the way to bring about economic balance across the nation. Director of Policy with Limerick Chamber, Caroline Kelleher, said: “We welcome the recognition by the Government of the need to tap the underutilised potential of […]

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Fianna Fáil leader saddened by O’Malley’s passing

Fianna Fáil leader saddened by O’Malley’s passing

| February 4, 2017

Micheál Martin, leader of Fianna Fáil, has expressed his sadness at the passing of Pat O’Malley, wife of former Limerick Minister, Des. “I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Pat O’Malley,” said Deputy Martin, “wife of former Minister Des O’Malley, and mother of former TD and Senator, Fiona Ó’Malley.” “Pat was a […]

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Great Limerick Run 2017 launched by Minister O’Donovan

Great Limerick Run 2017 launched by Minister O’Donovan

| February 1, 2017

One of Ireland’s largest mass participatory sporting events, The Barrington’s Hospital Great Limerick Run, was launched in Limerick this week by Minister of State with responsibility for Tourism & Sport Patrick O’Donovan T.D. Following a Sport Social & Economic Impact report it was estimated the event will deliver a €5m boost to the local economy […]

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Shannon Airport prepares for Brexit

Shannon Airport prepares for Brexit

| February 1, 2017

With the Government currently hosting All-Ireland Sectoral Dialogues to assess how the UK’s decision to exit the EU may impact Ireland at many levels, Shannon Chamber is taking a similar approach to the aerospace sector by inviting the CEO of the Irish Aviation Authority to address members at a breakfast briefing in the Inn at […]

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Anti-racism groups condemn immigration ban at Shannon Airport

Anti-racism groups condemn immigration ban at Shannon Airport

| January 30, 2017

Irish peace and anti-racism groups have congregated in Shannon Airport to denounce the implementation of a US Immigration ban on Muslims at pre-clearance facilities US President Trump has signed an order which means people from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen travelling to the US via Ireland are likely to be detained. “Shannon and […]

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Lighting the way for displaced people

Lighting the way for displaced people

| December 17, 2016

CHRISTIAN AID is asking Limerick people to mark the UN International Day for Migrants, on December 18, by helping the millions of refugees and displaced people fleeing conflict, war and violence around the world. The overseas aid charity recently launched its ‘Light The Way’ Christmas appeal to raise funds so they can continue to provide […]

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Willie O’Dea welcomes end of Job Bridge scheme

Willie O’Dea welcomes end of Job Bridge scheme

| October 28, 2016

FIANNA FAIL’S Social Protection Spokesperson, Willie O’Dea TD has welcomed the announcement by Minister Leo Varadkar that no new applications will be accepted onto the Government’s Job Bridge scheme from today, Friday October 28. “This is a welcome decision by the Minister. It has been clear for some time that the scheme wasn’t working the […]

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New political party will speak for voiceless animals

New political party will speak for voiceless animals

| August 4, 2016

A new political party was launched in Limerick city this week, a party whose primary focus will be on protecting those who cannot speak for themselves. The Irish Animal Welfare Party (IAWP) held its first convention in the bowels of Pery’s Hotel on Glentworth Street on Bank Holiday Monday. Headed up by former Green Party […]

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#WATCH Pride from Sinn Fein’s first Limerick TD in over 90 years

#WATCH Pride from Sinn Fein’s first Limerick TD in over 90 years

| March 10, 2016

At Leinster House THE last time a Sinn Fein TD from Limerick entered Dáil Éireann, the political landscape in Ireland was a very different place, Ireland was a very different place – it was the early 1920s. Yeats won the Noble Prize for Literature, orders were signed creating the Revenue Commissioners, deValera is arrested and […]

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#WATCH Labour’s Jan O’Sullivan – it’s a good day to be back for #Limerick

#WATCH Labour’s Jan O’Sullivan – it’s a good day to be back for #Limerick

| March 10, 2016

At Leinster House LIMERICK’s only female elected TD Deputy Jan O’Sullivan, who was in a “dog fight” to retain her seat said that she is delighted to be back at Dáil Éireann to serve and do the most she can for the people of Limerick despite the gruelling that her party received nationally in the […]

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