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First time buyers seeing value in county towns reports Limerick auctioneer

THE AVERAGE three-bed semi detached property in County Limerick continues to build in price.

According to a national survey carried out by Real Estate Alliance, the most common home in Ireland costs €165,000 in the county. They have climbed by 3.1% in the last three months and ...

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Two drivers receive ‘serious injuries’ in triple car collision in County Limerick

GARDAI have launched an investigation into a triple car collision in County Limerick in which two drivers received serious injuries. 

The road traffic collision occurred at Wolfesburgess East, in Rathkeale, at around 4.30pm this Tuesday. 

Three vehicles were involved in the ...

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New sponsor confirmed for rugby's All-Ireland League

The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) today announced the signing of a five year partnership with Energia which will see the electricity and gas supply company become the official energy partner to Irish Rugby and title sponsor of both the Men’s and Women’s All-Ireland League (AIL) ...

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Limerick Council in line to acquire former tourist office

LIMERICK City and County Council look set to acquire the city’s former tourist office from Shannon Commercial Properties.

A spokesperson for the semi-state firm confirmed negotiations for the transfer of the old building to the local authority were at an advanced stage.

It comes ...

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EXCLUSIVE: Connor Ellis on his departure from Limerick FC

CONNOR ELLIS BELIEVES he can hold his head up high after his spell with Limerick FC ended prematurely due to the club’s ongoing financial difficulties.

The 22-year-old signed a two-year deal at the beginning of the 2018 Premier Division season with the Blues, but the deal was terminated ...

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WATCH: Limerick athletes impresses at European Games in Minsk

THE Ireland’s Athletics Team, featuring three Limerick athletes, made history this week becoming the first of just 24 countries to compete in Dynamic New Athletics at the European Games in Minsk.

In Tuesday night's quarter finals the team of 15 competed against Portugal, Cyprus, ...

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Order of Malta launches Limerick recruitment drive

THE Order Of Malta ambulance corps has launched a recruitment drive in Limerick.

Based out of its HQ in Davis Street, the Limerick Unit has a fleet of three vehicles at its disposal and is commonly seen in the city and county providing first aid and medical cover at both small and large ...

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Public sale confirmed for surplus tickets for Limerick v Tipperary Munster hurling final

THERE is to be a public sale of Munster hurling final tickets this Wednesday.

But only in Tipperary!

Tipperary GAA County Board have confirmed that they have a "surplus stock of Clare End Terrace tickets still available".

The tickets only go on public sale in ...

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Three accused of having ‘burglary kit’ for Limerick break-in

THREE men including a father and son were granted bail after they were charged in connection with a break-in at an accountants firm.

Paddy Brennan, 73, of An Grianan, Westbury; Brendan Wallace, 57, of Fernleigh, Westbury, and Travis Wallace, 25, also of Fernleigh, Westbury, are ...

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WATCH: Truck blindspots laid bare for Limerick cyclists and pedestrians at road safety event

GARDAI are appealing to cyclists and pedestrians to familiarise themselves with the blindspots which truck drivers face on a daily basis.

As part of Bike Week, a Share the Road event took place at O’Connell Street at the weekend.

Organised by the Roads Policing Unit in conjunction ...

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Inquest hears Limerick man with 'severe' back problems had 'multiple different drugs' in system

A LIMERICK father, who was suffering from “severe” back problems after experiencing three accidents, died after consuming “multiple different drugs”, an inquest into his death heard. 

The 42-year-old, was pronounced dead at his home after his brother found him in his bedroom ...

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WATCH: 'You have to make home advantage count' insists Limerick hurling manager John Kiely

LIMERICK hurling manager John Kiely has challenged his players to ensure they enjoy home comforts in Sunday's Munster Senior Hurling Championship final.

Limerick play Tipperary in the LIT Gaelic Grounds on Sunday (2pm) - just the eighth time ever Limerick have played for provincial honours ...

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Deaths in Limerick - June 25, 2019

The death has occurred (suddenly) of Tony Hackett of Janemount, Corbally.

Late of Hackett’s barber shop, High Street, Limerick and Castletroy Golf Club.

Beloved husband of Stephanie and dearly loved father of Robert, Barbara, Paula and Frank.

Cherished granddad to Ben, ...

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Love Island - Maura  a bit OTT? A bit loud? 

Having put their Hideaway drama behind them, Maura and Tom get on track, and seize a private moment to discuss their recoupling. 

Maura tells him: “Your speech was so cute. Did you not see I was trying not to smile too much. You did impress I have to say.” 

With ...

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Limerick road closed following 'serious' collision

A SECTION of the main N21, Limerick to Newcastle West Road remains closed to traffic following a serious road collision this Tuesday evening.

The collision, which involved a number of vehicles, happened outside Rathkeale shortly after 4pm. 

It’s understood at least one person ...

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New programme could kickstart building of 1,000 new houses in Limerick

LIMERICK City and County Council has launched a programme that could potentially kick-start inactive planning permissions of almost 1,000 new homes across the city and county.

The Turnkey programme will be open to all small builders and developers who have sites with full planning ...

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Limerick's Caherline National School win training session with Ireland's Johnny Sexton

Ireland rugby star Johnny Sexton visited Caherline National School, Limerick, to deliver a coaching masterclass to students as part of the MACE, “Going the Extra Smile” campaign. Caherline National School won the prize thanks to their random act of kindness in their local ...

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Loaded gun found in car stopped by Limerick gardai was cocked and ‘ready to be fired’

THE most important factor in the trial of two Limerick men accused of possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life is that the gun was cocked, loaded and ready to be fired, a prosecution barrister has told the Special Criminal Court.

The three-judge court also heard that both men ...

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Emergency services at scene of triple car collision in County Limerick

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

The incident occurred outside Foley’s Bar, outside Rathkeale on the N21 shortly after 4pm. 

Limerick Fire and Rescue Service was alerted to the incident at 4.26pm ...

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Bastille Day celebration at Limerick’s King John’s Castle

A SPECIAL event is to be held at King John’s Castle next month to commemorate Bastille Day.

The event will take place on July 14 and will remember the French Revolution, which a huge number of Irish men played a key role in. The news was revealed at a special event to celebrate the ...

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Limerick learn their opponents in All-Ireland Intermediate Ladies Football Championship

LIMERICK have learned their fate in the 2019 TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate Ladies Football Championship.

John Ryan's 2018 All-Ireland junior champions will play Kildare, Sligo and Down.

The groupings for the 2019 TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate Championship are taking shape, with 14 ...

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