Warning over bogus collections in Limerick

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The Dominican Church held services that were organised by The Limerick Easter Rising Commemoration Committee.
The Dominican Church held services that were organised by The Limerick Easter Rising Commemoration Committee.

AN ORGANISATION that represents ex-service men and women of the armed forces has warned of a person collecting money in Limerick under false pretences.

Oglaigh Naisiunta na hEireann (ONE) contacted the Limerick Post after hearing that a person carrying a ONE identification badge had been collecting money and claiming it was on their behalf.
“Our collectors do not stop people on the street and ask for money. We have our annual collection in July which is licenced and the approved by the Gardaí. We have heard that someone is collecting and saying it is for us but we have no collection at this time,” a spokesman for ONE said.

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Meanwhile, on Easter Sunday, a service of commemoration was held at the ONE Monument in Pery Square which was organized by the Patrick Sarsfield Branch who were be joined by their colleagues from the Lower Ormond Branch in Nenagh and representatives of the Naval Association.

In previous years, the ceremonies were organised by The Limerick Easter Rising Commemoration Committee of whom the late Frank Prendergast and the late Peg Morgan were dedicated members.

Services started at 10am Mass in The Dominican Church, during which military honours were be rendered. Following Mass, the colour party marched to the ONE Monument in Pery Square where there was a service of remembrance during which wreaths were be laid and The Last Post sounded.

The final respects of the day were offered at The Republican Plot at Mount Saint Laurence’s cemetery.