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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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Online book of condolences opened for Martin McGuinness

Online book of condolences opened for Martin McGuinness

| March 23, 2017

Limerick City and County Council has opened an online book of condolence for the late Martin McGuinness in recognition of his contribution to the advancement of peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland. The book is available at www.limerick.ie/council/martin-mcguinness-book-condolence. A facility to assist those without online access to sign the book is available at Limerick City […]

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Finance Minister to address Brexit at major public meeting

Finance Minister to address Brexit at major public meeting

| March 1, 2017

The Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan TD, will address a major public meeting on Brexit at the Castletroy Park Hotel this Thursday at 8pm, as part of a series of meetings being organised by the Fine Gael Brexit Response Group, which was established in Autumn 2016 by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD. Minister Noonan is just […]

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Demonstration to repeal the eighth amendment to be held in Limerick on March 8

Demonstration to repeal the eighth amendment to be held in Limerick on March 8

| February 28, 2017

Pro-Choice groups and individuals from across Limerick and neighbouring Clare have come together to organise a demonstration in Limerick city to coincide with the National Strike 4 Repeal Movement, which takes place on March 8th. Strike 4 Repeal is a campaign based on non-traditional strike actions for human rights. People are being asked to: take […]

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Tesco workers shouldn’t lose Family Income Supplement, says O’Dea

Tesco workers shouldn’t lose Family Income Supplement, says O’Dea

| February 24, 2017

Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea has called upon the Minister for Social Protection to ensure that no Tesco worker loses their Family Income Supplement (FIS) as a result of engaging in legal, official strike action. “There is now a very real possibility of the Department of Social Protection cutting off Tesco workers’ FIS payment as […]

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Jobpath preventing people from taking work

Jobpath preventing people from taking work

| February 24, 2017

Deputy Maurice Quinlivan has criticised the Jobpath scheme, stating that it “does not make sense, economically, morally or socially.” Speaking in the Dáil chamber the Sinn Féin TD said,“JobPath is undermining the viability of other schemes such as Community Employment (CE) and Local Employment Services and in a number of cases is preventing people from taking work.” He […]

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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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