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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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Pressure mounts on city mayor

Pressure mounts on city mayor

| October 8, 2015

Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie EMBATTLED Metropolitian Mayor of Limerick, Cllr Jerry O’Dea has been called upon to fully clarify his involvement in a road traffic accident last December that is now at the centre of an internal Garda investigation. Party leader Michéal Martin has added to the mounting pressure by calling on the Fianna Fáil councillor […]

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Limerick TD calls for urgent response to student accommodation crisis

Limerick TD calls for urgent response to student accommodation crisis

| August 28, 2015

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie A LACK of accommodation and rising rents are causing huge problems for students trying to set themselves up for the new academic year. That’s the view of Limerick Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins who has called for an urgent response from Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan on the “student accommodation crisis”. The […]

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Browne is Sinn Féin General Election choice for County Limerick

Browne is Sinn Féin General Election choice for County Limerick

| August 13, 2015

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie NEWCASTLE West councillor Seamus Browne was selected at a Sinn Féin party convention this week to contest the forthcoming General Election in County Limerick. Speaking after his selection, Cll Browne stated that a vote for Sinn Féin will be a vote for a “more humane and civilised society – one that looks […]

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O’Dea outlines Fianna Fáil social reform strategy

O’Dea outlines Fianna Fáil social reform strategy

| August 6, 2015

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie LIMERICK TD WILLIE O’Dea has proposed increasing the Respite Care Grant to €1,700, increasing lone parents’ supports by €30 million and reforming the Family Income Supplement (FIS) as part of wider reforms to “enhance our social fabric”. The Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Social Protection and Social Equality this week outlined the […]

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Party meeting in Limerick

Party meeting in Limerick

| July 11, 2015

THE Dunraven Arms Hotel and the scenic backdrop of Adare will play host to Fine Gael’s annual two day meeting for consultation, prior to resuming Dail and Seanad sittings after the summer recess on September 10 and 11 next. Limerick TD and chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party, Dan Neville commented, “This is the […]

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