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New O’Connell Street will put pedestrians first

New O’Connell Street will put pedestrians first

| June 21, 2017

Plans to rejuvenate O’Connell Street in Limerick will see pedestrians placed at the heart of a new Limerick city centre. The core principles in the re-imagining of this historic street will include putting pedestrians first,  adopting a smarter travel approach, reducing unnecessary car traffic, reducing road signage and improving the streetscape The plan promotes walking, cycling and public […]

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Limerick Social Democrats condemn mosque attacks

Limerick Social Democrats condemn mosque attacks

| June 10, 2017

The Social Democrats Limerick representative, Sarah Jane Hennelly, has pledged her support to those affected by separate incidents at two mosques in Limerick. Ms Hennelly said: “I wish to show my support for the city’s Muslim residents and the Imams of both mosques, who must have found the incidents very distressing. These acts of vandalism […]

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Shannon Airport will play a key role in redressing economic imbalance

Shannon Airport will play a key role in redressing economic imbalance

| May 26, 2017

Limerick Chamber has said that aviation must be one of the key focus areas for the government if it is to redress the current economic imbalance between the Dublin region and the rest of the country. In its submission to the National Planning Framework (NPF), ‘Ireland 2040 – Our Plan’, the Chamber said that in […]

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CJ made Honorary Ambassador for Limerick

CJ made Honorary Ambassador for Limerick

| May 25, 2017

Munster, Ireland and Lions Rugby star CJ Stander has been made an Honorary International Ambassador for Limerick. He is being recognised for his outstanding commitment, support and encouragement to the people of Limerick and to the promotion of Limerick at home and abroad. The flanker, has made Limerick his home since he signed for Munster […]

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Funding will help older people and disabled to participate in sport

Funding will help older people and disabled to participate in sport

| May 9, 2017

Limerick Sports Partnership (LSP) has been allocated more than €300,000 as part of a significant Government investment in the Local Sports Partnership Network Announcing the funding, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Patrick O’Donovan TD, said: “The vital work of the Local Sports Partnership Network in increasing participation, particularly among those sectors of society that are […]

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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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Protest against Chechnyan concentration camps at Bedford Row today

Protest against Chechnyan concentration camps at Bedford Row today

| April 22, 2017

Limerick Pride and Mr Gay Limerick, Christian G. Moretti are organising a demonstration on Bedford Row in Limerick city today at 1pm to protest the rounding up of gay men to concentration camps in Chechnya. Louise McCormack, Chairperson of Limerick Pride Festival 2017, said: “This is the first time since World War II that homosexuals have […]

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Quinlivan calls on Transport Minister to ‘come out of hiding’

Quinlivan calls on Transport Minister to ‘come out of hiding’

| March 25, 2017

Sinn Fein TD Maurice Quinlivan has called on Transport Minister Shane Ross to “come out of hiding” and intervene in the Bus Eireann Dispute. Members of both SIPTU and the National Bus and Rail Union placed pickets at Colbert Station early on Friday morning in response to a decision by Bus Eireann management to impose […]

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‘Fake news’ debate at King John’s Castle today

‘Fake news’ debate at King John’s Castle today

| March 25, 2017

Journalists and PR professionals will launch a blistering attack on ‘fake news’ in King John’s Castle this afternoon. Local and national media and public relations professionals will discuss, ‘The Truth in the News? The role of  Quality Journalism in the era of Fake News’ as part of the National Union of Journalists’ (NUJ) Local News Matters week, […]

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