Diving tragedy brothers: 'They were grand, ordinary fellas'

Diving tragedy brothers: 'They were grand, ordinary fellas'

Tributes were paid today to Laois brothers Fergus and Philip Brophy, who drowned in a diving incident at a quarry, in Co Tipperary, Sunday.

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Brothers who drowned in Tipperary tragedy named locally

Brothers who drowned in Tipperary tragedy named locally

Two brothers died yesterday in a diving incident in Co Tipperary. The tragedy unfolded at the Portroe Dive Centre at Portroe Quarry, around 1.30pm.

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Gardaí warn the lovelorn of online 'sea captain' romance scam

Gardaí warn the lovelorn of online 'sea captain' romance scam

Gardaí have warned people to be on the look out for a romance fraudster operating online who uses a fake “sea captain” profile to scam victims ...

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Boy, 10, dies following Carlow road collision

Boy, 10, dies following Carlow road collision

Forensic Gardai at the scene of a fatal crash on the Hyde road in Limerick where a cyclist and a motorist died in the early hours of Friday morning. Photograph Press ...

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Teenager being treated in hospital after suspected acid attack in Limerick

Teenager being treated in hospital after suspected acid attack in Limerick

A young man from Limerick city is recovering in hospital in Dublin after sustaining serious facial injuries in a suspected acid attack.

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Three arrested in connection with armed hijacking and robbery in Limerick

Three arrested in connection with armed hijacking and robbery in Limerick

Gardaí investigating an armed hijacking of a van carrying a large sum of cash and valuable car parts last year, are preparing a file for the Director of Public ...

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Two Limerick men seriously injured in 'unprovoked attack' with bayonet in France

Two Limerick men seriously injured in 'unprovoked attack' with bayonet in France

A French police investigation has begun after two Limerick men were allegedly assaulted by a man armed with a bayonet, in the west-central part of the country.

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Limerick Mayor opens online book of condolence in memory of George Floyd

Limerick Mayor opens online book of condolence in memory of George Floyd

This book will then be forwarded to the US Embassy in Dublin.

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Limerick hospitals chief expresses concern about rise in ED attendances

Limerick hospitals chief expresses concern about rise in ED attendances

The chief executive of one of the country’s largest hospital groups has said she is concerned about a recent rise in numbers of people attending the Emergency ...

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68-bed field hospital built in two weeks opens in UL Sports Arena

68-bed field hospital built in two weeks opens in UL Sports Arena

Colette Cowan, head of the UL Hospitals Group, said she expects there will be a “surge” of cases of Covid-19, flu and respiratory related illnesses at ...

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Mother of girl, 16, who took her own life after 'years of racial abuse' calls for everyone to be 'anti-racist'

Mother of girl, 16, who took her own life after 'years of racial abuse' calls for everyone to be 'anti-racist'

The mother of a teenage girl who took her life after being subjected to repeated racist slurs has appealed to Irish people to support the Black Lives Matter protest ...

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Gardaí find suspected cannabis plants growing in polytunnel at Tipperary house

Gardaí find suspected cannabis plants growing in polytunnel at Tipperary house

Gardaí are following “a definite line of enquiry” in relation to a seizure of €8,000 of suspected cannabis plants, which were being cultivated ...

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'Truly an angel from god': Tributes pour in for Ciara Brolly, the 'driving force' at Share A Dream Foundation

'Truly an angel from god': Tributes pour in for Ciara Brolly, the 'driving force' at Share A Dream Foundation

Tributes have poured in for Ciara Brolly, a Derry native, who was the “driving force” behind Irish charity, the Share A Dream Foundation.

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UL President to resign over 'personal' Covid-19 concerns

UL President to resign over 'personal' Covid-19 concerns

Dr Des Fitzgerald, is to tender his resignation over personal concerns the coronavirus pandemic would “limit” his ability to fully perform the role.

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Teenagers arrested after collision between Garda car and 'hot-wired' motorbike

Teenagers arrested after collision between Garda car and 'hot-wired' motorbike

A Limerick teenager is due to appear in court tomorrow following a collision between a garda patrol car and a “hot-wired” motorcycle.

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Ann McCabe watched 'moving' tribute to her husband online

Ann McCabe watched "moving" tribute to her husband online

The widow of Limerick Detective Garda Jerry McCabe, shot dead by the IRA during a botched robbery in Adare 24 years ago, has described how she and her family were ...

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Man arrested after gardaí target sale of drugs in Limerick and North Kerry

Man arrested after gardaí target sale of drugs in Limerick and North Kerry

Gardaí have arrested a man in connection with a seizure of more than €13,000 worth of suspected drugs, cash, and counterfeit cash, linked to a Munster ...

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'Love you always': Limerick mother marks son's anniversary with fundraiser and red balloon tribute

'Love you always': Limerick mother marks son's anniversary with fundraiser and red balloon tribute

Sonia Aylmer’s 11-year old son Brooklyn Colbert was found dead in a house in Limerick on November 3 after he had sustained multiple injuries.

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Suicide Watch patrols continue in Limerick amid Covid-19 crisis

Suicide Watch patrols continue in Limerick amid Covid-19 crisis

Members of Limerick Suicide Watch are continuing their patrols, providing help to the city’s most vulnerable, despite the obvious threat posed by physically ...

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HSE staff can avail of free counselling to help them deal with Covid-19 trauma

HSE staff can avail of free counselling to help them deal with Covid-19 trauma

Frontline HSE staff involved in the fight against Covid-19 are being offered free counselling sessions.

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Man and woman released following arrest in connection with seizure of pipe bomb, firearm, and cash

Man and woman released following arrest in connection with seizure of pipe bomb, firearm, and cash

As part of the investigation last Monday, April 6, gardai seized €20,000 in cash at a house in Castleconnell, Co Limerick.

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Pensioner describers 'nightmare' attack with wooden paddle

Pensioner describers 'nightmare' attack with wooden paddle

A pensioner who was beaten with a wooden boat paddle at his home, by a man who demanded “twenty quid,” has described the attack as “a nightmare.” ...

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Mortuary for Covid-19 victims built on grounds of Limerick military barracks

Mortuary for Covid-19 victims built on grounds of Limerick military barracks

The Defence Forces barracks is home to the 12th Infantry Battalion, its reserves, as well as the Limerick Unit Naval Service Reserve (LUNSR).

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Viagogo reduces workforce in Limerick due to Covid-19 spread

Viagogo reduces workforce in Limerick due to Covid-19 spread

The company did, however, stress their commitment to the Limerick office.

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Man who is alleged to have coughed on shop worker telling him he had Covid-19 is granted bail

Man who is alleged to have coughed on shop worker telling him he had Covid-19 is granted bail

A man who denies assaulting a shop worker by coughing on him and telling him he had coronavirus has been granted bail provided a surety is paid to the courts.

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Gardai appeal after video emerges showing man being struck by car in Limerick

Gardai appeal after video emerges showing man being struck by car in Limerick

A man and woman arrested in connection with an incident in which a man was allegedly knocked down by a car and assaulted have both been released without charge.

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'We’ll be lost without it' - Elderly worried as Covid-19 pandemic threatens to close meals on wheels service

'We’ll be lost without it' - Elderly worried as Covid-19 pandemic threatens to close meals on wheels service

A Limerick meals on wheels service, which was operating on a shoestring due to financial pressures from Covid-19, is to close on April 5 unless it receives further ...

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Witness appeal after horse injured in Limerick collision involving illegal sulky race

Witness appeal after horse injured in Limerick collision involving illegal sulky race

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses, particularly motorists with dashcams, as they investigate a road traffic collision in which a horse was injured during ...

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Vulnerable toddler's family fear impact of Covid-19 infection

Vulnerable toddler's family fear impact of Covid-19 infection

A mother of a Limerick toddler who fears he may not be able to fight off Covid-19 due to his vulnerability to infections has made an impassioned plea for people ...

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'It’s very emotional': Ireland’s tiniest St Patrick’s Day Parade takes place in Limerick

'It’s very emotional': Ireland’s tiniest St Patrick’s Day Parade takes place in Limerick

Ireland’s tiniest, and perhaps, only St Patrick’s Day parade went ahead today in Limerick - with social distancing observed.

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UL 'likely' to play host to field hospital if hospitals become overwhelmed by Covid-19

UL 'likely' to play host to field hospital if hospitals become overwhelmed by Covid-19

University of Limerick (UL) is likely to become a location for a Covid-19 “field hospital” in the event that hospitals in the region become “overwhelmed” ...

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Four people being treated for Covid-19 in Limerick released from hospital

Four people being treated for Covid-19 in Limerick released from hospital

The two males and two females had tested positive for the virus earlier this month but were given the all clear a number of days ago, it has emerged.

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Gardaí: No foul play after woman’s body discovered in Limerick

Gardaí: No foul play after woman’s body discovered in Limerick

A garda spokeswoman confirmed gardaí are “investigating the discovery of a body of a female (late 30s) at a house on New Road, Thomandgate”.

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Limerick grandmother at 'wits end' as house floods five times in 72 hours

Limerick grandmother at 'wits end' as house floods five times in 72 hours

An exhausted Limerick grandmother whose home flooded five times in 72 hours, said she was on the verge of a “nervous breakdown” unless something was ...

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Limerick homes flooded twice in a day

Limerick homes flooded twice in a day

A number of homes in Limerick flooded for the second time in 24 hours due to an 8m-high tide on the River Shannon. The river is in flood in recent days due to increased ...

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'Why did he carry that sign? Because Frank Hogan was born again': Man famous for John 3:7 sign laid to rest

'Why did he carry that sign? Because Frank Hogan was born again': Man famous for John 3:7 sign laid to rest

GAA preacher Frank Hogan who took his famous yellow Bible sign JOHN 3:7 to matches across the country, was laid to rest today.

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Homes in Limerick and Clare flooded after Shannon bursts banks

Homes in Limerick and Clare flooded after Shannon bursts banks

A number of homes in Limerick flooded this morning after the River Shannon burst its banks during a eight-meter high tide.

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Fall in trolley numbers linked to less GP referrals due to Covid 19

Fall in trolley numbers linked to less GP referrals due to Covid 19

As the numbers of coronavirus rise, levels of patient overcrowding in hospitals have reduced dramatically, according to the latest statistics published by the Irish ...

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Oral hearing into Irish Cement plans to burn waste at Limerick base

Oral hearing into Irish Cement plans to burn waste at Limerick base

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) it is to hold oral hearings into concerns raised in Limerick over plans by Irish Cement to burn waste at its production ...

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Gardaí investigating report of suspicious approach to male teenager in Limerick

Gardaí investigating report of suspicious approach to male teenager in Limerick

The man was acting suspiciously in the area and approached the boy when he was walking a very short distance from his home to a friend’s house.

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Murder victim's mother asks why it has taken eight years to open son's inquest

Murder victim's mother asks why it has taken eight years to open son's inquest

Robert Sheehan, 21, was shot and critically wounded at Bunratty Castle Hotel in Co Clare, in the early hours of September 2, 2012, and died the following day at ...

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Clare couple condemn 'thugs' who turned hose at flood-risk homes

Clare couple condemn 'thugs' who turned hose at flood-risk homes

The allegedly deliberate flooding of part of a housing estate which was already under threat of being flooded, was an act of ”mindless thuggery”, according ...

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Clare braced for more damage as Jorge hits hard

Clare braced for more damage as Jorge hits hard

A status-red wind warning for Clare has flood-hit families situated along the lower River Shannon basin braced for the worst, as Storm Jorge blows in from the Atlantic ...

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'It’s a nightmare' - Couple marooned in middle of a mile of floods must stay at home for sake of autistic son

'It’s a nightmare' - Couple marooned in middle of a mile of floods must stay at home for sake of autistic son

A couple whose home is marooned by a mile radius of deep floodwater said they will not evacuate to temporary accommodation as it would prove too overwhelming for ...

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'Buy us out' - Flood-hit families call on Govt to relocate them to dry land

'Buy us out' - Flood-hit families call on Govt to relocate them to dry land

Families in flood-hit Clonlara have called on the Government to buy them out of their swamped homes.

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Elderly man knocked down and killed by son in tragic accident

Elderly man knocked down and killed by son in tragic accident

Gardaí are treating the death of an elderly man who was knocked down and killed at his home this evening, as a tragic accident.

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Flood hit residents in Clare frustrated with delay in mitigation scheme

Flood hit residents in Clare frustrated with delay in mitigation scheme

As they battle rising floodwater, residents in Clonlara, Co Clare are frustrated a proposed flood defence in the area has so far been set back by 15 months after ...

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Clare man 'ready for battle' as River Shannon slowly submerges homes twice hit by floods

Clare man 'ready for battle' as River Shannon slowly submerges homes twice hit by floods

Battle-weary but standing firm, Pat Mason declared the only way he’ll be leaving his flood-hit, Co. Clare home is in a coffin.

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‘It’s hell again. Politicians don’t care’: Flooding nightmare on the Shannon, with more rain on the way

‘It’s hell again. Politicians don’t care’: Flooding nightmare on the Shannon, with more rain on the way

For the residents of Springfield, Clonlara, Co Clare, the nightmare of flooding has returned.

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Clare locals fear the worst as Shannon bursts its banks

Clare locals fear the worst as Shannon bursts its banks

Thousands of sandbags have been delivered to homes in south-east Clare after the River Shannon burst its banks between the ESB-operated Parteen Weir and Limerick.

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