A COMPREHENSIVE plan aimed at addressing the homeless problem in the region has been published. The Mid-West Regional Homeless Action Plan 2013 to 2018 contains a variety of measures to try to make sleeping rough unnecessary. It looks at a wide range of issues which causes people to fall into homelessness, including mental health problems, [...]
A SCORING record of 137 goals for the Blues, league and cup winning medals in 1980 and 1982 and the distinction of scoring European Cup home and away goals against Real Madrid make Des Kennedy Limerick’s best ever centre forward. Indeed, his achievements are unlikely to be matched although he surprised us this week by [...]
A PLAYGROUND planned at the Crescent Shopping Centre is “an essential amenity” for the Dooradoyle area, according to Deputy Kieran O’Donnell, who has welcomed Limerick County Council’s decision to grant permission for the development. The Fine Gael TD said he would now press the council on the “provision of a neighbourhood park” for Dooradoyle/Raheen, a [...]
DESPITE objections from four residents associations, Limerick City Council has given the go-ahead to plans to hold concerts in the Gaelic Grounds. The GAA has received conditional planning permission to hold concerts, which could see crowds of up to 49,000 people in Pairc na nGael. The proposals have proven unpopular with residents, and formal objections [...]
The University of Limerick had real cause to celebrate International Women’s day, as it is leading the way in the country with almost double the average number of female professors. On average in Ireland, 18% of professors are female, whereas 34% of UL professors are women. As a result of this, UL has recently been [...]
DARRAGH Graham of Limerick band Hermitage Green played the performance of a lifetime in proposing to long-term girlfriend Jessika Zebo live on stage on Saturday night.
LIMERICK City Council is being asked to right a historical wrong by supporting plans to erect a memorial to the Limerick men who volunteered to fight Franco and fascism during the Spanish Civil War.
Steven Miller talks to Tony Ward about his memories of playing with Limerick FC. He played on a Munster team that beat the All Blacks in 1978, was European rugby player of the year in 1979 and scored 18 points for the Lions in the first test game against South Africa in 1980. It’s no [...]