A JUDGE has “reluctantly” dismissed a theft charge against a Newcastle West man accused of burgling the rural home of two elderly brothers, after his defence argued that he had been allowed in to the residence, and was not trespassing.
WHAT BETTER location to place a wedding ring on your bride’s finger than her family’s Bronze age ring fort.
KERRY county councillor Danny Healy-Rae has appeared in court in Newcastle West over an unpaid speeding fine, which he claimed he should not be responsible for because it was his wife driving the car.
COURT proceedings have been launched against Limerick County Council after a number of complaints were made about excessive odours at the Gortadroma landfill in West Limerick.
A THIRTY-year-old man who is accused of starting a fire which destroyed an old section of a County Limerick hospital tried to quench the blaze with cans of alcohol, a court has heard.
THE family of a man who died from an aneurysm will take legal action against the HSE after the delay of his scans caused his premature death.
A LIMERICK man who groomed a young girl and sexually abused her over a five year period has been sentenced to five years imprisonment.
LIMERICK accountant Brian McEnery has been appointed by Minister for Health James Reilly as the new chairperson of the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA).
A MAN who tied up a “terrified” County Limerick woman in her home and stole her money and jewellery has been sentenced to three years in prison.
A HEARTBROKEN Limerick father was this week supported by thousands of mourners including several members of the Munster rugby team as he bid a fond and final farewell to his only son, the much loved Donal Walsh.2 comments
A PRISON officer, who was viciously assaulted by a female inmate at Limerick Prison more than two years ago has described how she thought she was going to die during the incident.
THE owners of horses seized by Limerick City Council will no longer have to pay an up-front fee in order to secure the release of their animals.4 comments
A UNIVERSITY of Limerick researcher has developed a new mathematical technique to predict social phenomena in large populations.
ONE of the developers behind a stalled plan to build a private hospital on the Dock Road is seeking to build a day clinic on the adjacent site.
GARDAI are investigating allegations that a woman was abducted and held captive at a flat in the city for almost a week.
JOHN Dundon who is accused of murdering rugby player Shane Geoghegan called a senior judge a “big fat pig” when he appeared before the Special Criminal Court this afternoon.
AN underage hurling match had to be cancelled after a member of the Travelling community threatened players and their coaches with a slash hook.8 comments
A MEMORIAL mass will take place in the city tomorrow for the young Polish man whose remains were found near Condell Road last week.
SUICIDE prevention services in Limerick have experienced a big upsurge in demand in the past year as more and more people seek their help.
LIMERICK company Fleming Medical aims to raise thousands of euro for the care of sick children by making a donation every time a pharmacy cash register rings a sale of their plasters.
A LIMERICK man has pleaded guilty to six sexual assaults dating back more than 20 years ago.
INVESTIGATIONS are underway follwing a road accident which resulted in four people being hospitalised.
THEY ARE the “walking wounded”.
THE Health Service Executive (HSE) has apologised after a man had to receive emergency treatment in an ambulance as the Accident and Emergency department of the Mid Western Regional Hospital was full.
A 13 year-old boy was left “traumatised” after he was punched in the face and had his phone stolen from him after going to the cinema with friends in the Crescent Shopping Centre, Limerick Circuit Court has heard.
MARY Immaculate College has seen its first crop of students graduate from a programme designed to empower people with intellectual disabilities.
THE landlord of an apartment complex has played down residents’ concerns of drug usage in the building.
A SEA of red is the normal colour flowing into Thomond Park as thousands of loyal Munster fans head for the northside.
TRIBUTES have been pouring in from the world of sport for inspirational teenager Donal Walsh who lost his battle with cancer on Sunday night.
SKELETAL remains discovered in Limerick have been confirmed as those of a Polish man who went missing nearly a year ago.
THE HSE is facing legal action after a coroner found a blockage in a breathing tube had contributed to the death at the Mid-Western Regional Hospital of a 69-year-old woman from Foynes.
A POLISH man who was acquitted of dangerous driving causing the death of a father-of-two on the outksirts of the city almost three years ago says his thoughts are with family of the deceased man.
A YOUNG man who admitted storing drugs worth more than €140,000 in a ditch near his rural home was sentenced to three years imprisonment.
PARENTS in Limerick city have plenty of choice when it comes to school patronage, according to the Bishop of Limerick Brendan Leahy.
Ann DOHERTY, chief executive of the Mid-Western Acute Hospitals Group, vowed to clear those on waiting lists for over four years in Croom Orthopaedic Hospital by November.
A NEWCASTLE West man responsible for illegally storing hundreds of thousands of litres of paint on his property may be forced to mortgage his land to pay for the clean-up costs, which are now expected to be in excess of €150,000.
A UNIVERSITY of Limerick researcher has been selected to undergo two days of “gruelling” tests in London this summer to determine if she has what it takes to go into space.
THE draft Shannon Estuary Framework Plan came in for sharp criticism at a meeting of the county council’s Strategic Policy Committee on Planning.
THEY took the pressure, held their nerve and emerged triumphant. The successful trio of Patrick O’Shaughnessy, Patrick Brynes and Aaron Coughlan lifted the trophy in the national Junior Achievement Awards and brought it back to their school, the Salesian College in Pallaskenry, for the second year in a row.
THE finishing touches are being put to Staker Wallace GAA club grounds ahead of next week’s celebratory party to mark the official opening of the sports facility.
SOME 47 high achieving UL business and management students have been honoured with outstanding scholar awards at the annual Kemmy Business School awards ceremony.
PENNED in beautiful handwriting and featuring perfect spelling and impeccable manners, over 50 letters sent to and from Bruff between the 1920s and 1970s will go on display in the town this summer.2 comments
A DRIVER who engaged gardai in a pursuit on narrow roads around County Limerick was found hiding in dense undergrowth a number of fields away from the road outside Newcastle West where he had abandoned the car.
MANAGEMENT at Limerick Racecourse have been applauded by Horse Racing Ireland for spearheading a fundraising fixture – the entire proceeds of which will go to the Jockeys Emergency Fund.
A CAMPAIGN for mass cardiac screening of young people, which is being led by a group of students from Newcastle West, could be incorporated into Government health policy in the near future, a local TD believes.1 comment
SUCH was the success last weekend of the reunion of the descendants of the Abbey fishermen in the city that already future events are being contemplated to ensure their memory will never be forgotten.
A PURPOSE-BUILT, state of the art training facility is to be put in place for the Munster rugby squad at the University of Limerick, after confirmation today that it has won the race to be the team’s new training base.
A WEST Limerick woman who was hit with a bill of over €1,500 for a call to the fire service that she did not even make has accused fire fighters of engaging in “a ploy” to justify their wages.
FIANNA Fail justice spokesman Deputy Niall Collins has voiced his support for proposals to criminalise the purchase of sex.
A HIGH Court injunction is to be sought preventing the removal of a number of caravans illegally parked in a Kilmallock housing estate.
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