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Limerick Decides: Steady turnout at polling stations across city

TURNOUT in the council and European elections is steady ahead of the key evening period.

At present, boxes across the three metropolitan districts are averaging turnouts of between 20% and 30% – with a couple of outliers – as Limerick elects a new council, European

today 19:04
SLIDESHOW: Limerick prepares for Community Games festival

Limerick Community games are looking forward to a fantastic weekend in UL,  for the first weekend of National Community Games finals which run from Friday 24  to Sunday 26 of May. Limerick Community Games will be represented at the finals by a total of 195 competitors from areas

today 18:01
Limerick judge ‘annoyed’ at how some defendants treat Probation Service 

A JUDGE said she was “getting so annoyed” with how some defendants are treating the Probation Service.

Judge Marian O’Leary was speaking in Kilmallock Court during the case of Alan McCarthy, aged 24, of Cabra Court, Thurles who had breached his community service order.

In

today 18:01
Opinion: Munster fans need dose of realism over team's place - Colm Kinsella

THE curtain came down on Munster Rugby’s season last Saturday at the RDS as the province’s challenge for Guinness PRO14 honours petered out in the second half. Leinster were simply too good on the day, another reminder of the gulf that exists between the two provinces. It was a tough one to

today 15:55
Limerick man stole cash from jacket left on shop floor

A SERIAL offender who stole €120 in cash from a jacket which was left on the ground at a busy supermarket has been ordered to pay compensation.

Simon Scanlon, 29, of Marian Place, Glin, pleaded guilty, at Newcastle West Court, to stealing the money at Centra, St Mary’s Road, Newcastle

today 15:55
Limerick FC due to host Cabinteely after dramatic week

LIMERICK FC are due to return to league action this Friday night with a crucial SSE Airtricity League First Division fixture with Cabinteely at the Markets Field, 7.45pm.

Last week, the Limerick FC players voted unanimously to serve strike notice on the club. Through a PFAI statement it

today 13:49
Plans in place for Charleville’s agricultural bonanza 40th year

PREPARATIONS are well underway for Charleville’s 40th annual Agricultural Show, which will see more than 20,000 farmers, businesspeople and families descend on the showgrounds of the north Cork town for two days of special insights into country life in Ireland.

The Charleville

today 12:46
Limerick soccer sides considering legal recourse in FAI Junior Cup saga

Limerick Leader Sport understands that both Limerick Junior soccer sides Aisling Annacotty and Regional United are considering legal recourse in relation to this season's FAI Junior cup.

The Leader has learned legal representatives of Regional United have written to the FAI highlighting

today 11:43
WATCH: Man arrested following shooting incident in Limerick

A MAN has been arrested by gardai following a shooting incident on the southside of Limerick city.

The suspect, whose aged in his mid-20s, was detained shortly after the shooting which happened at around 6.15pm on Thursday evening.

“A shot was fired during an incident in the

today 11:43
Limerick river one of seven to be affected by crayfish plague

THE Maigue river has become the second river in Limerick to be affected by a disease which is threatening our native crayfish species.

The Crayfish Plague was detected in the Maigue, upstream from Adare, earlier this year and the prediction is that  the disease will wipe out crayfish

today 10:40
Betting: Djokovic can get better of Nadal to land the French Open

THE French Open Tennis Championship, the only Grand Slam event played on clay each year, begins in Paris this Sunday. The tournament, which dates back to 1891, will take place over the next two weeks from Sunday, May 26 to Sunday, June 9.

The winners of both the Men’s and Women’s

today 09:37
Limerick decides: Voting under way in council and European election

VOTING is now under way in Limerick in the elections for the council and European parliament, plus the divorce referendum and executive mayor plebiscite.

Polling booths opened right across the city and county at seven o’clock this morning and will remain open until 10 o’clock

today 07:31
Limerick village's 'Great Wall' is up for an award

THE SAYING goes that “If you build it they will come” and judges could be on their way to Ballyneety. 

The wall on the Limerick side of the village has gone from being an eyesore to being nominated for a national award. It had collapsed in places and looked terrible. But

today 05:25
Hospital director says Limerick people shortchanged and calls for ‘small army’ of activists

A CLINICAL director of the UL Hospitals Group has said “we need to raise a small army” of activists, as he claims the people of Limerick are being left “short-changed” over access to medical care.

Dr Gerry Burke, clinical director of maternal and child health at UL Hospitals

today 22:04
‘It’s unbelievably hard to get head around having to retire’ - Ronan O'Mahony

“I REMEMBER being in the crowd, the feeling of it, it was the first time I got shivers, the Munster boys coming out and doing the Haka. I went home that night and thought, whatever happens, whatever I do in my life, I want to play for Munster and that is that.”

Ronan O’Mahony was an

yesterday 21:01
OPINION: Restoring some power to local politics will rekindle our love for elections

AFTER decades of exercising the franchise in lathers of sweat, with the temperature soaring to 104 at times, we finally seem to have developed some kind of immunity to election fever. This is a great pity, because I’ve always rather enjoyed being laid low with the fever. Sometimes, it

yesterday 21:01
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Your complete guide to TheJournal.ie's election and referendum coverage this weekend
We’ll keep you covered as counts take place on Saturday and Sunday.
today 18:52
REA O'Connor Murphy Summer Auctions take place at Limerick Strand Hotel

THE FIRST of REA O’Connor Murphy’s Summer Auctions took place in The Limerick Strand Hotel, on Wednesday last 22nd May.

There were almost 40 lots under the hammer with nearly 78% success rate, with some properties selling in access of the AMV.

Some unsold lots are currently

today 15:55
Majority of Limerick garda leave cancelled as President Trump to visit Shannon

A MAJOR security operation will be put in place early next month for the visit of US President Donald Trump to County Clare.

It was confirmed on Tuesday night that Mr Trump will arrive on Air Force One to Shannon Airport on June 5 with the majority of gardai told that holiday leave has

today 13:49
Limerick decides: Gardai called to polling station after complaint against candidate

GARDAI were called to a polling station in Limerick City this morning after receiving a complaint that a candidate had broken electoral rules by canvassing voters inside the exclusion zone.

Voting is well under way now in the elections for the council and European parliament, plus the

today 13:49
Poll: Will you be voting today?
Polls close at 10pm.
today 09:25
Suspended jail term for Limerick man who had cocaine for sale or supply

A COUNTY Limerick man was given a three month suspended sentence for having cocaine for sale or supply.

James O’Donnell, aged 43, of Ballygibba, Kilmallock  pleaded guilty to having drugs at Holycross, Bruff last February.

Sergeant Michelle Leahy said on March 13, 2018,

today 07:31
Oola is a ‘forgotten village’ says County Limerick local election runner

LOCAL election candidate Noreen Stokes said she has been “very disheartened” to hear on the canvass trail that Oola has been “forgotten about”.

The village, located on the N24 Limerick to Waterford Road, is 12 kilometres from Tipperary Town.

today 05:25
Munster duo make Guinness PRO14 Dream Team 2019

The Guinness PRO14 Dream Team for the 2018/19 season was revealed on Premier Sports and eir sport after a media vote determined the best performing players from the current campaign, with Munster's Peter O'Mahony and Tadhg Beirne the only men in red to make the cut. 

In total, 11

yesterday 21:01
Latest news from Limerick
today 19:04 Limerick Decides: Steady turnout at polling stations across city
today 18:52 Your complete guide to TheJournal.ie's election and referendum coverage this weekend
today 18:01 SLIDESHOW: Limerick prepares for Community Games festival
today 18:01 Limerick judge ‘annoyed’ at how some defendants treat Probation Service 
today 15:55 REA O'Connor Murphy Summer Auctions take place at Limerick Strand Hotel
today 15:55 Opinion: Munster fans need dose of realism over team's place - Colm Kinsella
today 15:55 Limerick man stole cash from jacket left on shop floor
today 13:49 Majority of Limerick garda leave cancelled as President Trump to visit Shannon
today 13:49 Limerick decides: Gardai called to polling station after complaint against candidate
today 13:49 Limerick FC due to host Cabinteely after dramatic week
today 12:46 Plans in place for Charleville’s agricultural bonanza 40th year
today 11:43 Limerick soccer sides considering legal recourse in FAI Junior Cup saga
today 11:43 WATCH: Man arrested following shooting incident in Limerick
today 10:40 Limerick river one of seven to be affected by crayfish plague
today 09:37 Betting: Djokovic can get better of Nadal to land the French Open
today 09:25 Poll: Will you be voting today?
today 07:31 Suspended jail term for Limerick man who had cocaine for sale or supply
today 07:31 Limerick decides: Voting under way in council and European election
today 05:25 Oola is a ‘forgotten village’ says County Limerick local election runner
today 05:25 Limerick village's 'Great Wall' is up for an award
today 22:04 Hospital director says Limerick people shortchanged and calls for ‘small army’ of activists
yesterday 21:01 Munster duo make Guinness PRO14 Dream Team 2019
yesterday 21:01 Limerick City: Positive odds, but councillors to fight hard to retain City East seats
yesterday 21:01 Limerick priest expresses disappointment over Pope’s comments on women deacons 
yesterday 21:01 Limerick City: Predictions tough as largest number lines out in City North  
yesterday 21:01 ‘It’s unbelievably hard to get head around having to retire’ - Ronan O'Mahony
yesterday 21:01 OPINION: Restoring some power to local politics will rekindle our love for elections
yesterday 19:58 County Limerick: Tight contest in Adare-Rathkeale
yesterday 19:58 County Limerick: Local issues to the fore in stiff contest for Newcastle West votes
yesterday 19:58 Nerves fray as Limerick heads to the polls
yesterday 19:58 Limerick City: Pitch battle widely expected in village on the edge of City West
yesterday 18:55 Deaths in Limerick - May 23, 2019
yesterday 18:55 County Limerick: Battle royale for seats in Cappamore-Kilmallock
yesterday 17:52 Election posters vandalised in Limerick city
yesterday 16:49 Limerick's Lawson Cup Final the highlight of final weekend
yesterday 16:49 Limerick candidate complains of blackguarding after posters are ‘torched’
yesterday 15:46 Limerick GAA chairman Cregan leads tributes to Bruff life president
yesterday 15:46 Limerick gardai appeal for information in relation to whereabouts of missing Cork man
yesterday 15:46 Gardai raid a property in County Limerick town
yesterday 14:43 Friesian breeders hold field evening in County Limerick this Friday night
yesterday 13:40 Handball alley in Limerick village a ‘hub of drug use’, says candidate
yesterday 12:37 When life gives you huge lemons, make a gin and tonic laughs green-fingered Limerick man
yesterday 12:37 Man who shot Limerick man Shane Geoghegan loses appeal to European Court of Human Rights
yesterday 12:37 Opinion: Limerick hurlers need to go back to basics - Jerome O'Connell
yesterday 12:37 All trains from Limerick to Dublin for Spice Girls concert sold out
yesterday 10:31 Limerick GAA weekend fixtures
yesterday 10:31 Limerick council’s horse control sub-committee yet to meet
yesterday 08:25 Charlie O'Neill named President of Old Crescent as McGovern is given life membership
yesterday 07:22 FAI top job for Limerick man Noel but he’s never forgotten Cappamore 
yesterday 05:16 Louise Loves: Limerick cafe at your service after TV appearance!
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