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Delays following incident in Limerick Tunnel

THE Limerick Tunnel is closed southbound following an incident this evening.

The closure affects traffic planning to travel between junction three at Coonagh and junction two at the Dock Road on the N18 motorway.

It's unclear at this stage what the incident is, but the fire service ...

yesterday 21:46 open_in_new
SLIDESHOW: FAI honour Ballynanty Rovers stalwart Tony Fitzgerald’s 65 years of service to the club

IT was standing room only at Fitzgerald’s Pub in Thomondgate as the sterling service Tony Fitzgerald has given to Ballynanty Rovers was recognised. FAI General Manager Noel Mooney was on hand to present the lifelong clubman with the John Sherlock contribution to football award. Tony was one ...

yesterday 21:46 open_in_new
Limerick addict accused of robbery refused bail

A DRUG addict who is accused of robbing cash from an off-licence on the northside of the city was refused bail following a garda objection.

Frederick Walters, 32, of no fixed abode, has been charged with robbing €550 in cash from Fine Wines, Thomondgate on October 13, last.

It is ...

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WATCH: Standoff at Limerick halting site as council moves to recover illegally occupied bay

A MOTHER-of-eight who is facing eviction from a halting site in Limerick city says she and her family will have nowhere to go if the eviction proceeds.

Leanne Casey claims she was given ten minutes to gather her personal belongings when enforcement officers, acting on behalf of the local ...

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Limerick man who broke another's nose in fast food fight given community service

A MAN who assaulted two people during a fight at a takeaway in the city centre has been told he will avoid a prison sentence if he completes 200 hours of community service.

Thomas Hehir, 41, of Deer Court, John Carew Park, Southill had pleaded guilty to a number of charges ...

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Munster Rugby Weekly fixtures confirmed

Kick off 2.30pm unless otherwise stated.   

Wednesday 23rd October                        ...

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SLIDESHOW: County Limerick town looks forward to really big Halloween horror show

WITH ten successful musicals to their credit, the Newcastle West Musical Society is stepping up the challenge this year with their production of Jekyll and Hyde.

“This is a big show. This is a seriously big show and is a big take-on for any amateur group,” co-producer Tom Madigan said ...

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Road closed following double car crash in County Limerick

EMERGENCY services are at the scene of a double car collision in County Limerick this Monday evening. 

The incident occurred at Ardnaveigh, Castlematrix near Rathkeale on the Newcastle West side. 

The road is fully closed, according to sources. 

Four units of the ...

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Revenue seizes over €21,000 worth of herbal cannabis in Clare

A MAN in his early 20s has been arrested after Revenue seized more than €21,000 worth of herbal cannabis in County Clare this Monday. 

Revenue officers seized just over a kilogram of herbal cannabis, following a search, under warrant, of a premises in the Shannon area of ...

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Challenge brought against Limerick Council's decision to issue proceedings against retailer

A HIGH Court challenge has been brought against Limerick City and County Council's decision to bring proceedings over a retail store's alleged breach of its planning permission.

The application has been brought by Centz Retail Holdings, Centz Stores 7 Limited and the firm's director and ...

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Limerick-based company’s €40k social entrepreneur award

TWO LIMERICK entrepreneurs have been awarded €40,000 in funding for their personalised tutoring programme, which is improving State Exam results across the country. 

David Neville, from Castleconnell along with business partner Pádraic Hogan, were announced as one of the ...

yesterday 16:31 open_in_new
Limerick man wins €32k for father on Winning Streak

A LIMERICK man won €32,000 for his father on the popular RTE TV show Winning Streak at the weekend. 

Standing in for his father John Enright from Bruff, Brian Enright, who is a publican in Fermoy, County Cork, definitely brought home the goods last Saturday night. 

The ...

yesterday 15:28 open_in_new
One Limerick player makes Ireland Nations Cup play off squad

The FAI have named two squads for the UEFA Regions Cup 2021 Play-Off game between Region 1 (Connaught/Ulster) and Region 2 (Leinster/Munster) which will be played on Saturday November 2 with a 2pm kick-off. Just one Limerick player makes the cut, as Pike Rovers net minder Gary Neville is ...

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Limerick Catholic order buys historic Presbyterian church in Belfast

A LIMERICK-based Roman Catholic church has bought a historic former Presbyterian church in north Belfast. 

The Institute of Christ the Sovereign Priest has purchased Fortwilliam and Macrory Presbyterian Church for an undisclosed sum. 

The church, which shut its doors in ...

yesterday 14:25 open_in_new
Judge surprised at sizeable compensation offer for Limerick girl who fell off hydrant

A SCHOOLGIRL who sustained severe injuries when she fell off a fire hydrant has been awarded more than €35,000 in damages.

Through her father, the now eight-year-old, initiated a legal action against both Irish Water and Limerick City and County Council – even though neither was ...

yesterday 13:22 open_in_new
Horse Racing Ireland News: Limerick's Billy Lee notches 55th win

Billy Lee matched his best season in terms of winners ridden in Ireland when he shared success with Madeline Tylicki at Gowran Park on Monday. He notched up his 55th winner of the season, equalling his total for the 2016 season, when We’ll Go Again landed a 7/1 victory in the 8f handicap. ...

yesterday 13:22 open_in_new
Limerick gardai seize luxury car which was operating as ‘unlicenced taxi’

LIMERICK gardai have seized a luxury car which was allegedly being operated as an unlicenced taxi.

The Mercedes E200 was seized on Friday night during a joint operation involving members of the divisional Roads Policing Unit and inspectors from the National Transport Authority ...

yesterday 13:22 open_in_new
LISTEN: Munster Rugby's Johann van Graan on Ireland players return, new signings and injuries

Munster Rugby head coach Johann van Graan spoke to the media this afternoon ahead of their meeting with the Ospreys on Friday night in Cork (7.35pm) The South African native has a block of 14 weeks of games ahead of him, while also being tasked with integrating the dozen Ireland players and new ...

yesterday 13:22 open_in_new
Making Cents with Liam Croke: Investment scheme could help reduce your tax bill

We all want to pay less tax, but it has become increasingly difficult to do this over the past number of years, because of the tax reliefs that were available, most have been withdrawn. The amount that can be claimed against those that remain has been reduced to a paltry sum.

One of the ...

yesterday 12:19 open_in_new
Justice minister says voting controversy involving Limerick TD is 'very serious issue'

THE Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has written to the Ceann Comhairle following revelations that Limerick TD Niall Collins voted on behalf of a colleague in the Dail last week.

Speaking this Monday morning, the minister told Newstalk what happened is “very serious” ...

yesterday 11:16 open_in_new
SLIDESHOW: Camogie All-Stars dominated by champions Galway

All-Ireland Senior champions Galway dominated the 2019 Camogie All-Stars team sponsored by Liberty Insurance, taking seven places on this year’s selection presented by Camogie Association President Kathleen Woods at the Citywest Hotel on Saturday October 19th.  

All-Ireland ...

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