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EVA International Director reacts to funding criticism

EVA International Director reacts to funding criticism

| August 12, 2017

THE newly-appointed director of the EVA International has responded to criticism of the amount of funding allocated to the biennial contemporary arts festival. At the July Metropolitan District meeting of Limerick City and County Council, concern was expressed that, in addition to Arts Council funding of €220,000, EVA had been allocated €5,000 from the local authority. A […]

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Justice for Jason

Justice for Jason

| August 10, 2017

by Cian Reinhardt and Bernie English [email protected]   JUSTICE for murdered Jason was what the Corbett family in Limerick had prayed and wished for and on Wednesday, justice is what they got. Molly Martens and her father Thomas were found guilty of the second-degree murder of Limerickman Jason Corbett when the verdict was returned by the […]

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Guilty Verdicts in Jason Corbett murder trial

Guilty Verdicts in Jason Corbett murder trial

| August 9, 2017

Molly Martens and her father Thomas have been found guilty of the second degree murder of Limerickman Jason Corbett. This week the Corbett family gathered in prayer as a jury retired to consider whether to convict the two people of the Limerick man’s murder. Heartbroken parents, John and Rita Corbett along with members of their […]

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Frustrated passengers could set their sights on Shannon

Frustrated passengers could set their sights on Shannon

| August 9, 2017

AIRPORT delays, that are crippling holiday-makers plans at larger European airports could be a blessing in disguise for smaller airports such as Shannon, the head of the Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) has said.  Pat Dawson said increased security in Europe happened to coincide with the busiest weeks of the year for holidaymakers and those […]

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Limerick Rose Kayleigh Maher set to bloom

Limerick Rose Kayleigh Maher set to bloom

| August 6, 2017

LIMERICK Rose Kayleigh Maher is rallying her supporters to join her in Kerry on Thursday, August 17 when she will be among 64 young women taking part in this year’s Rose of Tralee festival. The 24-year-old secondary school teacher from Kilcornan, said she was looking forward to the festival experience as she thoroughly enjoyed meeting new people […]

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Limerick news briefs – Charity fundraiser. Rhebogue plans. Men’s mass.

Limerick news briefs – Charity fundraiser. Rhebogue plans. Men’s mass.

| August 6, 2017

A LOOK at some Limerick news briefs this week. Mary’s Meals THE charity Mary’s Meals will hold a fundraising walk from Kilkee to Knock on Bank Holiday Monday, August 7 to feed starving children in Aleppo and other parts of Syria.The Kilkee walk will be one of three converging on the Marian Shrine with the […]

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Limerick news briefs Boots Night Walk, public procurement, US promotion

Limerick news briefs Boots Night Walk, public procurement, US promotion

| July 30, 2017

Night walk BOOTS Ireland is planning its fifth annual Boots Night Walks for Night Nurses in association with the Irish Cancer Society. The Limerick Night Walk will begin at the Crescent Shopping Centre on Monday, August 14. The walk will raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society’s Night Nursing Service which offers free end of life […]

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Alan’s Tour de Munster

Alan’s Tour de Munster

| July 30, 2017

LIMERICK man Alan Dooley will be taking part in the 17th Tour de Munster cycle in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland. Helping Alan in raising funds for Down Syndrome Ireland, Karibu Montessori organised a pyjama day on Wednesday, July 19, and, as Alan’s son Brynn attends the school, all the children and staff came to […]

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Limerick news briefs fuel allowance, tourism, need to diversify

Limerick news briefs fuel allowance, tourism, need to diversify

| July 30, 2017

Fuel Allowance FIANNA Fáil spokesman on Social Protection Willie O’Dea has welcomed confirmation that people in receipt of the fuel allowance will now be given the option to receive it in two lump sum payments. “I raised this possibility with the Minister and I welcome the move by the Department to allow the option for the […]

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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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