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Limerick river walk gets new information signs

The Keale River Walk in Glenroe Ballyorgan received a big boost this week as 12 newly installed interpretive panels along the amenity were launched.

Following a blessing by Rev Fr Michael O’Shea, the green and white tapes were cut by Dr Allan Mee and Mr Tom Fox, who officially ...

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Group gets motoring for Limerick school

A SCHOOL in Adare is hosting a number of fundraising events to raise money to develop new facilities for pupils.

Shountrade Adare National School is hosting a tractor, truck, bike and car run to gather the money to develop the school's sports field.

The run will take place on Sunday, ...

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Evocative exhibition at arts centre in Limerick town

FARAWAY Hills and Other Stories is the evocative title artist Alison Barry has given to her first solo exhibition which will take place in the Rathkeale Arts Centre next week.

But Alison is no stranger to the exhibition trail. As an active member of both Art Limerick and Limerick Art ...

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Irish Times writer star attraction at 50 Plus Expo in Limerick

May 7 and 8 sees the return to Limerick and the South Court Hotel of the 50 Plus Expo, the lifestyle event for people who are about to, or already have, retired.

The event features over 50 displays, demonstrations and workshops covering fashion, food, consumer rights and entitlements, ...

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Gardai appeal for volunteers in search for missing elderly woman

A MAJOR search operation will take place for an elderly woman believed to be missing in County Limerick.

Gardai are appealing for volunteers to assist in a search for a woman believed to be missing on the grounds of Glenstal Abbey, Murroe

The search will commence this Saturday at ...

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Limerick person of month Browne makes mark at New York Times

HE may have arrived at journalism a little later than most, but Malachy Browne has made up for lost time.

Not alone has he landed a job with the most famous newspaper in the world, The New York Times, but he also played a key role in seeing the publisher land an Emmy award last ...

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Dry old time as pubs in Limerick village ordered to close for two days

LENT may be coming to an end this weekend but drinkers in one Limerick village are facing the prospect of having to go on the dry for two days in the middle of next month.

Three of the four pubs in Croom have been ordered to close on Monday, May 13 and Tuesday, May 14 after the licence ...

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Not a good Friday for Limerick FC at Shels'

LIMERICK FC fell to their first league defeat in seven games when suffering a comprehensive 2-0 defeat to Shelbourne in their SSE Airtricity League First Division tie at Tolka Park on Friday night.

Two goals in seven first half minutes saw improving Shels' inflict a first defeat on Tommy ...

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Former mayors’ war of words on moving Limerick statue

IT WAS the case of a moving statue, a 98-year-old woman and contradictory motions that led to a lively war of words between two former mayors at a meeting in the city hall this week.

In March, former Mayor of Limerick John Gilligan, who is set to retire from politics next month, ...

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League final spot is target for Limerick Ladies' footballers

A fifth league final appearance is the quest for the Limerick ladies footballers this Saturday (1pm). The 2018 All-Ireland junior championship winners face Fermanagh in Kinnegad, Co Westmeath with a Saturday May 4 final spot on offer.

The John Ryan managed Limerick won five of their seven ...

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The main headlines: Here's what happened in Limerick this week

EVERY week, we bring you a round-up of all the highlights of news, sport and local life in Limerick over the past week. And what a week it was with Team Limerick Clean-up's fifth birthday celebrations!

Have you got a nice pic to share with us? Follow us on Instagram and we'll tag ...

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Deaths in Limerick - April 19, 2019

The death has occurred of Richard Bermingham of Hyde Road, Prospect, late of Fulfex, Roxboro Road, Limerick City, Limerick. Richard Bermingham, Hyde Road, Prospect, Co. Limerick, late of Fulfex, Roxboro Road - 19th April 2019. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Frances, daughters Sandra, ...

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Judge commends quality of Limerick land as man appears in court for growing cannabis in field

A MAN who is accused of growing cannabis plants in a field near a public walkway was granted bail after he appeared in court to face drugs charges.

David Doran, 56, of Fairview House, Rathkeale, faces a number of charges in relation to a detection which was made at Ardnaveagh, Rathkeale, ...

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WATCH: Communities bursting with pride during mass Team Limerick Clean-up campaign

IT WAS a bright and cheerful morning as a record-breaking near 21,000 volunteers took to the streets of Limerick city and county to take part in Team Limerick Clean-Up 5.

Leading the charge on europe’s largest one-day tidy-up were the event’s sponsor JP McManus and ambassador Paul ...

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Race means road restrictions in Limerick this Saturday

STAGE Two of the Kerry Group Rás Mumhan, the first major stage race of the Irish Cycle Racing season will lead to some road restrictions in West Limerick this Saturday.

The race begins in Listowel at 11am with some 160 cyclists expected to be taking part. The route will take them ...

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'Shocking indictment': 110 houses sitting empty in Limerick during accommodation crisis

WHILE the disposal of land to make way for new homes was welcomed this week, the delay in reletting 110 homes currently “sitting empty” was condemned as a “shocking indictment during a housing crisis”.

At a meeting of the Metropolitan District of Limerick, councillors approved the ...

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Limerick FC seek to get back to winning ways with Shelbourne trip

THIRD-PLACED Limerick FC face a trip to pre-competition favourites Shelbourne in a crucial SSE Airtricity League First Division fixture at Tolka Park this Good Friday night, 7.45pm.

Limerick’s four-game winning run in the First Division was ended in their 1-1 draw with second-from-bottom ...

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Limerick steeplejill still shows head for heights aged 75

Angela Collins never saw the glass ceiling. A pioneer in the construction industry who became the first woman in Ireland to work on steeples, the 75-year-old Kilkishen lady is encouraging the people of Limerick to follow her footsteps up - and down - some of our iconic buildings.

To ...

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Community services in Limerick at risk as CE strike looms

DOZENS of Community Employment (CE) schemes throughout the city and county will be affected if a five-day national strike by CE supervisors and assistant supervisors goes ahead next month.

Meals on Wheels, Enable Ireland, Brothers of Charity, Tidy Towns groups, Voluntary Housing, GAA and ...

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Gardaí investigating alleged sexual assault on outskirts of Limerick city

GARDAÍ have launched an investigation into an alleged sexual assault reported to have taken place on Thursday evening on the outskirts of Limerick city. 

Gardaí are investigating the incident, reported to have taken place in the Corbally area on Thursday April 18 at ...

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Munster injury blow as line-up to face Saracens is confirmed

MUNSTER have been dealt a major blow ahead of Saturday's mammoth Heineken Champions Cup semi-final with winger Keith Earls ruled out of the game through injury.

Earls' place on the left wing for the clash with Gallagher Premiership giants Saracens at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 3pm, has ...

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