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Limerick projects benefit from development fund

Limerick projects benefit from development fund

| July 29, 2017

PLANS to allocate €2 million to Limerick projects from the fund paid into by property developers were welcomed by members of Limerick City and County Council this week. But one councillor raised concerns that the fund has dwindled by €1 million. The total spend from this year’s Development Levy fund is €2 million and this […]

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Claim consultants who upheld Irish Cement plan now working for them

Claim consultants who upheld Irish Cement plan now working for them

| July 27, 2017

AN Bord Pleanála will hold an oral hearing into appeals against Limerick City and County Council’s decision to approve plans by Irish Cement to change the type of fuel they burn at their factory in Mungret. The decision comes as it emerges that the consultancy firm hired by the council to advise them on the company’s […]

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Limerick City trailing on transport

Limerick City trailing on transport

| July 25, 2017

DATA from the Central Statistics Office released this week revealed Limerick City has some catching up to do with Cork, Galway and Dublin in terms of people taking the bus or biking to work. Less than four per cent of people living in Limerick City commute to work by bus, while the figure is almost […]

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59 Limerick families now living in B&Bs: Facing the reality of life in a hotel room

59 Limerick families now living in B&Bs: Facing the reality of life in a hotel room

| July 20, 2017

FIGURES from Limerick homeless services provider Novas Initiatives indicate that 59 families are living in B&B’s throughout the city and county. And, with Novas stating that the numbers of families living in B&Bs is “rising daily”, local Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan has accused the government of deserting Limerick families. “Despite all the promises and commitments made […]

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Limerick Council requested to carry out fire safety reviews

Limerick Council requested to carry out fire safety reviews

| July 19, 2017

LOCAL Councils across Ireland, including Limerick Council, have been requested to carry out fire safety reviews on all multi-storey social housing blocks following the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in London. Following the tragedy, the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy has requested that all local authorities review their multi-storey social housing […]

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Limerick/Cork motorway moves ever closer

Limerick/Cork motorway moves ever closer

| July 14, 2017

Increased spending on infrastructure must pave the way for work to begin on the long-awaited M20 between Cork and Limerick. That’s according to members of both Limerick and Cork Chambers, both of whom have had their say on the matter. The Chambers were commenting a day after the publication of ‘Gearing up for the M20: […]

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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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