A fascinating insight into Limerick’s social history has been unlocked with the transfer of almost two hundred years of records from St Joseph’s Hospital to Limerick City Archives. The St. Joseph’s Hospital Archive Collection has been transferred from the Health Services Executive (HSE) to Limerick City Archives on long term loan. The transfer of records [...]
FORTY construction jobs will be created in Limerick over the next 18 months, as the Brother Stephen Russell House is set to be demolished and replaced by a new €4m centre. Br Russell House on Mulgrave Street in Limerick has been providing care for homeless men in the city for more than three decades, but [...]
THE principal of a Limerick school that suspended 28 students after they ‘liked’ an offensive post on Facebook has called on the Data Protection Commissioner to carry out a full out a full investigation into the issues surrounding the case. Noel Malone, principal of Colaiste Chiarain, Croom, wants the Data Protection Commissioner and the Department [...]
MORE than 50,000 people lined the streets of Limerick city for this year’s Saint Patrick’s Day parade. The parade – the biggest outside Dublin – saw more than 100 different groups and organisations march from Sarsfield Barracks through the city centre to Island Road. A giant Saint Patrick led more than 4,000 participants, including 285 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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.