Gardaí appeal for witnesses after man armed with knife holds up youth in Limerick town

Gardaí said the victim was held up by the assailant after alighting from a bus in the early hours of last Monday morning.

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Man dies after getting into difficulty in Limerick river

Searches are being conducted along the Abbey River in Limerick city for a man who got into difficulty after going for a swim today.

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Women who died in horror Limerick collision named locally

The two drivers who died in the fatal road smash which claimed three lives in west Limerick on Thursday evening were both retired nurses, it has emerged.

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Hurling star's father fumes at 'disgusting' election loss

The father of Limerick hurling star Cian Lynch has launched an astonishing attack on his home parish, the GAA and Fianna Fáil.

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Shane Geoghegan's murderer's claim he didn't have fair trial rejected by ECHR

The gangland killer of Limerick rugby player, Shane Geoghegan, has failed in his attempt to get Europe’s top human rights court to overturn his conviction for murder.

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Limerick FC to meet with player's union after strike threat

Limerick FC have responded to their players’ threat of strike action by inviting officials from the footballers’ union to talks on Monday.

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'People are scared to go to the mosque': Gardaí investigating possible hate attack in Limerick

Gardaí have confirmed that they are investigating a possible hate or racist motive behind an alleged assault on two Muslim men in Limerick.

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Limerick mother's book describes journey through grief after death of son, 25

A Limerick mother who trekked across northern Spain to help her cope following the sudden death of her son has penned a moving book about her journey.

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Aughinish Alumina in line for 'major developments'

The ultimate owner of Aughinish Alumina in Limerick has said significant investment is planned for the facility, just months after US Government sanctions threatened the future of its 450-plus jobs.

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New strategy could bring over a million visitors to Limerick

A new strategy to develop tourism across Limerick city and county envisages that the total number of visitors to Limerick will reach 1.1 million per annum.

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300 new jobs in Limerick as Johnson & Johnson announce €100m expansion

Johnson & Johnson have announced they are to create an additional 300 jobs in a €100m expansion of the company’s Vision Care facilities, at the National Technology Park, Limerick.

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UL to purchase vacant 'eyesore' Dunnes Stores site for €8m

A vacant Dunnes Stores shopping centre in Limerick city is to be redeveloped into a modern city-centre third level college campus after the University of Limerick (UL) swooped in to purchase the “eyesore” building for €8m.

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Revenue seize drugs worth €50k in Limerick

Revenue has seized drugs worth €50,000 in Limerick today.

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Gardaí appeal for witnesses after horse transporter overturns in Limerick

Gardaí have appealed for anyone who may have dash cam footage of a horse transporter that overturned while travelling along the N24, just outside Limerick, last night.

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University Hospital Limerick to close 17-bed ward tomorrow

The most consistently overcrowded hospital in the country is to close a 17-bed ward from tomorrow.

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Limerick earl wins planning appeal for WWI memorial

An Anglo-Irish peer has emerged victorious in a planning row with his local council over plans for a memorial to honour Limerick people killed during the First World War.

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Planning application for Limerick Opera site lodged with An Bord Pleanála

The project is expected to employ up to 3,000 people and will be the largest inner-city commercial development outside of Dublin.

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Parcel bomb found at Limerick postal depot ‘identical’ to suspect packages in UK

Latest: A parcel bomb found at a Limerick postal depot appears identical to a series of devices sent to Great Britain, gardaí have said.

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Limerick pays tribute to former mayor Sadlier

Tributes have been paid to Dick Sadlier, a founding member of the Progressive Democrats, who showed “courage” in helping attempt to broker peace between rival gangs while he was mayor of his native Limerick.

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'Half mad' Limerick dads to brave icy waters in Russian lake for Ice Swimming Championship

Two 'half mad' Limerick dads are to brave freezing temperatures in a Russian lake in the hope of earning a top place at the forthcoming ice swimming World Championships, run by the International Ice Swimming Association (IISA).

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Man arrested after garda stabbed in Limerick

An on-duty officer was stabbed in the hand in Bruach na Sionna, Castleconnell shortly after 9pm.

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Tributes for 'good natured, kind child' seriously injured after boat capsized in Limerick river

The capsize of a boat in Limerick, in which a girl was seriously injured, is being referred to the Marine Casualty Investigation Board.

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Gardai investigating boat accident which left girl, 12, seriously injured

The incident occurred at the Thomond Salmon Weir, Limerick, around 10am, shortly after the row boat, carrying four girls, had set off from a local boat club.

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12-year-old girl remains in critical condition following Limerick boating incident

Gardaí have said they have formally requested the assistance of the Marine Casualty Investigation Board, after a 12-year old girl sustained serious injuries in a boating incident in Limerick yesterday.

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Limerick boating incident: 'I can still hear the girls screaming'

A 12-year-old girl is in critical condition in hospital after she was found trapped under a capsized rowing boat submerged in the River Shannon today.

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Girl in critical condition after hair becomes 'entangled' when boat overturned

A young girl has been rushed to hospital in a critical condition after a boating incident in Limerick this morning.

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Limerick's Troy Studios seeks to replace pulled ‘Nightflyers’

Troy Studios in Limerick said it is in talks to secure another major TV or film production after its first big-budget contract, Nightflyers, was cancelled by its US producers.

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Cannabis plants go up in smoke after fire at suspected 'growhouse'

A garda investigation is underway after a “significant” amount of suspected cannabis plants were found destroyed in a fire at a suspected “grow-house” in county Limerick, garda sources said.

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‘Nightflyers’ delivers tax credit for Troy Studios

The TV adaptation of George RR Martin’s Nightflyers qualified for corporate tax credits of between €10m and €30m from the Revenue Commissioners last year.

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New Nestlé plant in Co Limerick to focus efforts on newborns' nutritional needs

Scientists at Nestlé's first Irish Research and Development (R&D) centre, which was officially opened today, are to focus their efforts on investigating nutritional solutions for the first 1,000 days of the lives of newborns.

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'Chaos' for motorists as Christmas lights fall on traffic in Limerick city

It is understood a crane attached to a truck, that had been delivering materials to a premises at the time, made contact with the overhead festive lighting structure causing it to fall down.

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UL team lead €8m electric car charge

A team at the University of Limerick (UL) is to lead a €8m EU-funded research project to help improve the performance of electric cars.

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Lecturer: Women who experience “trauma” of concealing pregnancy should not be “pathologised”

Women who experience a concealed pregnancy or birth should not be “pathologised” or criminalised, a leading midwifery lecturer at the University of Limerick (UL) has said.

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Gardaí appeal for witnesses after 'nasty' Limerick assault

A man in his 40s was found injured by gardaí in Augustinian Lane, an alleyway situated off Roches Street, around 2.30am.

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Four arrested after garda operation targeting sale of vintage cars released without charge

Four men are in custody after an arrest and search operation in Rathkeale, county Limerick, the gardaí have confirmed.

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Former nurse 'considering' making garda complaint over alleged treatment at Limerick hospital

A former nurse has said she is “considering” making a complaint to gardaí and contacting her solicitor, after claiming she received an anonymous text message warning her not to speak to the media about her experiences as an in-patient at University Hospital Limerick (UHL).

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Munchin’s glad to back ‘respect the ref’ drive

There will be as much notice taken of the sidelines at St Munchin’s College in Limerick this morning as of the action on the pitch as the Corbally school unveils signage designed to make schools rugby games more respectful towards match officials.

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Limerick's Digital Collaboration Centre set for €2.2m development

A €2.2m grant to enhance the development of Limerick's Digital Collaboration Centre (DCC) has been announced.

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Limerick Council installs CCTV cameras in 14 towns to deter anti-social behaviour

CCTV cameras have been put up in towns and villages across Limerick in a bid to curb anti-social behaviour.

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Jobs boost for Limerick as 100 posts to be added at software development company

Nearly 100 new jobs have been announced for Limerick today.

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Man charged in connection with possession of firearm in Limerick

A man has been charged in connection with the possession of a firearm in Limerick.

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10 years on from Geoghegan murder gardaí hailed as Limerick's 'unsung heroes'

The gardaí that smashed the Dundon gang were the “unsung heroes” of Limerick’s dramatic image transformation.

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Partial remains of Gussie Shanahan, a Limerick man missing for 18 years, to be laid to rest

Partial remains belonging to Aengus ‘Gussie’ Shanahan who was declared missing for the past 18 years will be laid to rest this weekend.

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Planning permission granted for International Rugby Experience in Limerick

Planning permission has been granted for a rugby museum backed by JP McManus and Paul O'Connell

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Gardaí confirm remains found 17 years ago belong to missing Aengus 'Gussie' Shanahan

The father of missing Limerick man Aengus ‘Gussie’ Shanahan has described “being struck by a thunderbolt” after receiving confirmation from gardaí that skeletal remains found 17 years ago are that of his son.

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Union calls for increase in women in apprenticeships in trades

The Connect Trade Union has voted to seek to increase the number of women taking up apprenticeships in the trades.

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Residents in Limerick warned not to drink tap water

Irish Water issued a do not drink notice to customers of Rathkeale public water supply on Friday evening.

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'They won't let us get carried away' - Seán Finn insists Limerick will keep their feet on the ground

Seán Finn is confident that Limerick manager John Kiely will keep his young All-Ireland winners grounded once the celebrations come to a close and the focus turns to the county's bid to retain the Liam MacCarthy Cup.

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“I just got out”: Driver has lucky escape after van engulfed in fireball

The driver of this small van had a lucky escape tonight after the vehicle exploded into a fireball.

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Fr Aidan Lehane honoured at €1.25m Rockwell Pavilion unveiling

One of the most admired and respected figures in Irish schools sports was honoured over the weekend at the official opening of the superb €1.25 million Fr Aidan Lehane CSSp. Pavilion at Rockwell College.

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Ann McCabe: ‘I’ll never get over losing Jerry’

The widow of murdered detective Jerry McCabe has still not got over his horrific death 22 years later and says she misses him every day.

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Limerick boss Lee supports second-tier championship

Limerick manager Billy Lee is in favour of a second-tier All-Ireland senior football championship, stressing the need for players from the lower-ranked counties to have an achievable goal to target.

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Troy Studios eyes major growth after ‘Nightflyers’ success

Troy Studios in Limerick has announced plans to bag further television or film productions from several of the world’s major content streaming companies, according to its CEO, Siún Ní Raghallaigh.

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Former Limerick Leader premises destroyed by fire

Latest: Firefighters spent several hours tackling a major fire at a building which previously housed the old Limerick Leader newspaper printing press works.

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Warm tributes paid 'beautiful man' killed in Co Limerick hit and run

Tributes have been paid to a pensioner killed in a “hit and run” in Co Limerick.

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Limerick deadlifter, 53, breaks two world records; credits hypnosis

After winning a gold medal and breaking two world records earlier this month, Limerick deadlifter Liam Beville credits his success to the use of hypnosis.

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Limerick hotel set to adopt hurler's winning formula

JP McManus has set out his formula for how to operate a five-star hotel using the winning team culture centred around sports.

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Praise the Lord - Gospel choir release song celebrating Limerick GAA

Our Father, who art in Croke Park, the Liam Murphy Cup be thy name.

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Taxpayer has spent €91,000 euthanizing horses in Limerick this year

The taxpayer has spent €91,000 euthanizing horses in Limerick so far this year.

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