The main headlines: Here's what happened in Limerick this week

Fintan Walsh

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Fintan Walsh

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EVERY week, we bring you a round-up of all the highlights of news, sport and local life in Limerick over the past week. And what a week it was with Team Limerick Clean-up's fifth birthday celebrations!

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In news...

Over 21,000 people equipped themselves with a sweeping brush, gloves, high-vis and picker to give their communities a bit of a spring cleaning as part of the fifth Team Limerick Clean-up campaign. In a video interview with our journalist Ryan O'Rourke, sponsor JP McManus was asked: "Are you proud of Limerick?" to which he replied: "I always him." You can watch a video here featuring sports icons Paul O'Connell, Joy Neville and Roisin Upton. Have you got a nice picture of your TLC efforts? Send us your pics!

This week, Limerick Leader editor Eugene Phelan delivered a strong message to the public when announcing our #EnoughIsEnough campaign to highlight University Hospital Limerick's overcrowding crisis.

On Wednesday, the clinical directors of UHL issued a letter to the public, outlining the challenges facing the hospital. Hours later, TDs in the Mid-West wrote to Minister for Health Simon Harris, calling for an "urgent and robust" external investigation into the situation.  

Good Friday? More like Great Friday! It was the hottest day of the year as we experienced 22 degrees...but don't expect that to last for long! Meanwhile, Hermitage Green have announced a SECOND date for their King John's Castle gig this summer. 

How much is Limerick City and County Council spending on furniture in the old courthouse at Merchant's Quay? Our reporter David Hurley finds out in this piece...

A University of Limerick student was looking to end period poverty by making sanitary products more available to people.

In the housing market, €4m worth of new homes were sold in one afternoon in a County Limerick village

A secondary school in Limerick city has banned its students from using on-campus parking due to health and safety. But where will they park? 

Renowned writer Gerry Stembridge told RTE that if Michael Noonan and Margaret Thatcher were to have a love child it would have been Minister Patrick O'Donovan...what did he think of that remark? 


The gardai have launched a number of investigations this week:

Gardai are looking for witnesses in relation to a fatal road traffic collision in which a man in his 60s died in Killaloe

Gardai are appealing for witnesses after a popular Limerick city restaurant was broken into this week

Gardai are investigating an alleged sexual assault in the outskirts of Limerick city 

Robbers used a golf club to smash and grab takings from a Limerick village takeaway...
 

And finally, in sport...