New jobs announced for Limerick as technology firm expands
Limerick Leader
by Nick Rabbitts
47m ago
NEW jobs are being created in Limerick as a high-tech firm expands its headcount across Ireland. Viatel, which is headquartered in Dublin, and has its local base in Castletroy, has announced the creation of 50 new roles across the country over the next 18 months. The company exists to link businesse ..read more
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'Extended recall' of chicken products from Limerick stores due to Salmonella fears
Limerick Leader
by David Hurley
47m ago
CONSUMERS in Limerick are being advised the Food Safety Authority of Ireland has ordered the "extended" recall of a a range of raw chicken products due to the possible presence of salmonella. The products, which are being recalled by processor Western Brand, were on sale in Aldi, Lidl, Dunnes Stores ..read more
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Major breakthrough in the mystery of Irish patriot’s remains
Limerick Leader
by Frances Watkins
2h ago
THERE has been another twist in the fabled story of Staker Wallace which goes back over 200 years. Patrick Staker Wallace (or Wallis) was executed in Kilfinane by the British in the lead up to the 1798 rebellion. Wallace was commander of a local division of United Irishmen. He was arrested following ..read more
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Talks take place to ward off eviction of Limerick city club
Limerick Leader
by Frances Watkins
5h ago
TALKS have taken place in an effort to ensure a Limerick city kickboxing club can remain in the premises it’s operated for a decade. Limerick Combat Gym holds training sessions in Our Lady Queen of Peace in Roxboro on the city’s southside three times a week. The building is owned by the parish and l ..read more
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Limerick City and County Council secures funding for biodiversity officer
Limerick Leader
by Faye Dorgan
6h ago
FUNDING has been allocated to Limerick City and County Council for the creation of a new role as part of the Government's commitment to address the biodiversity crisis. The local authority is one of 11 local councils across the country which has been given the go ahead to appoint a new biodiversity ..read more
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Limerick's St John's Hospital to serve patients seeking emergency treatment
Limerick Leader
by Nick Rabbitts
7h ago
ST JOHN'S Hospital in Limerick city centre is to once again start accepting patients who are seeking emergency care. The hospital is to open a Medical Assessment Unit (MAU) following a trial in Ennis. A similar facility at Nenagh General Hospital will open first, with St John's following soon after ..read more
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Holy Communion preparation to end in divested Limerick schools
Limerick Leader
by Frances Watkins
7h ago
A PILOT process has commenced on the northside of Limerick city to divest school(s) from their Catholic patronage to a multi-denominational ethos. The Limerick Leader understands that representatives from nine schools – JFK, Parteen, Salesian Girls, Christ the King, Our Lady Queen of Ireland, Thomon ..read more
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Holy Communion preparation to end in Limerick schools to be divested
Limerick Leader
by Donal O'Regan
7h ago
A PILOT process has commenced on the northside of Limerick city to divest school(s) from their Catholic patronage to a multi-denominational ethos. The Limerick Leader understands that representatives from nine schools – JFK, Parteen, Salesian Girls, Christ the King, Our Lady Queen of Ireland, Thomon ..read more
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Limerick criminal who defiled teenage girl has prison sentence reduced on appeal
Limerick Leader
by David Hurley
8h ago
A CRIMINAL with 41 previous convictions who repeatedly defiled a teenage girl at locations in Limerick has had his six-year jail sentence halved on appeal. The sentencing court heard that in the aftermath of the offences the girl had suffered with anxiety, depression and had been suicidal, attemptin ..read more
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Improvements set for passage of fish at Limerick Weir
Limerick Leader
by Frances Watkins
10h ago
WORK to improve movement of fish through Annacotty Weir has taken a big step forward as consultants are to be appointed to report. The waterway on the edge of the city has been identified as a significant barrier to the free movement of fish, and it’s hoped this project will see species like Atlanti ..read more
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