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limerick / miscellaneous / press release Monday December 30, 2019 10:01 by David Lamont
Rathkeale, small Limerick town, is first in Ireland to adopt the American Challenge Coin concept to thank 52 of its citizens for making it a better place to be and to encourage others to lend a helping hand. read full story / add a comment
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limerick / housing / news report Friday May 06, 2016 21:09 by aetf   image 6 images
Today in Limerick Court, the Irish state on behalf of capitalism and property in favour of its own citizens
and the original ideals of the 1916 proclamation, was planning to use the resource of the state to
carry out 170 home evications throwing potentially hundreds more citizens onto the streets. read full story / add a comment
limerick / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Friday December 21, 2012 15:12 by realsinnfein
The New Year's statement for the Republican Movement, or Real Sinn Féin, to be distributed on New Year's Day. read full story / add a comment
Gentle hares...netted, injected, ear tagged,terrorised, hurt and killed for fun.
limerick / animal rights / opinion/analysis Tuesday July 24, 2012 22:00 by Bernie Wright   text 3 comments (last - thursday july 26, 2012 21:22)   image 4 images
Regarding Information about a coursing field that causes many hare casualties.

A Coursing supporter rang us today relaying a dispute in the ICC and Limerick Coursing Club as follows.

We received a call today from a disgruntled and annoyed Coursing supporter who was concerned about limerick Race track being used as a coursing venue. He must have ran out of options to resolve this scenario if he rang us.

We already knew that the Irish Coursing Club had decided last month to move the “Irish Cup” hare coursing event from Limerick Racecourse owing to its unsuitability as a coursing venue.
There is however a meeting this week of top coursing people on Thursday, July 26th,at the Horse and Jockey Pub? We are told ‘at which very powerful people within the greyhound industry will be pressing for a reversal of the ICC’s decision to move the “Irish Cup” event from Limerick Racecourse’.

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Shahed Kayes
limerick / environment / press release Friday February 24, 2012 12:06 by William Gomes   image 1 image   1 attached file
The constant removal of sand is now threatening the existence of the islanders. When the affected inhabitants of the islands observed the vulnerability and realized that the authorities were doing little to protect their land from the illegal sand-miners, hundreds islanders including women and children came out of their houses on 3 October 2011. They captured one dredger and six perpetrators while the remainder of the dredging workers and perpetrators fled the scene. read full story / add a comment
limerick / arts and media / news report Sunday September 25, 2011 17:19 by Dominic Taylor   1 attached file
Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan TD to Launch Luaithreach Angela.
Luaithreach Angela is a limited edition, Irish translation of Frank McCourt’s Pulitzer Prize winning book, Angela's Ashes
It will be launched by the Minister for the Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan TD, at the Frank McCourt Museum, Hartstonge Street, Limerick, at 4pm on Monday Oct 10th.
The translation was commissioned by The Limerick Writers’ Centre, from writer and translator Padraic Breathnach. read full story / add a comment
Fred Johnston
limerick / arts and media / press release Monday May 30, 2011 15:08 by Western Writers' Centre Galway   image 1 image
Fred Johnson will be guest poet on June 1st Born in Belfast and spending his childhood in Canada, in 1972 he received a Hennessy Literary Award. Fred Johnston was a co-founder of the Irish Writers' Co-operative in Dublin in the 'Seventies and founded Galway's Cúirt festival in 1986. Eight years ago he founded The Western Writers' Centre in Galway. read full story / add a comment
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limerick / elections / politics / press release Tuesday January 25, 2011 22:44 by Limerick Socialist Party   image 2 images
● United Left Alliance Limerick Launch Rally, Tuesday February 1st
● ULA will expose Fine Gael & Labour's conspiring with Fianna Fail to implement savage cuts in Finance Bill
● Call for the Finance Bill & economic policy to be the heart of the election debate read full story / add a comment
limerick / elections / politics / news report Wednesday November 03, 2010 13:01 by Jolly Red Giant
A packed public meeting in Limerick last night signalled the launch of the Socialist Party's General Election campaign in Limerick. read full story / add a comment
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limerick / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Monday October 25, 2010 13:58 by Cathal McCarthy   image 1 image
A petition calling on the Minister for Environment, John Gormley TD, to sack the CEO of Limerick’s Regeneration Agencies was launched this week. read full story / add a comment
Tree of Remembrance for Gaza & our recently deceased friends on the Flotilla
limerick / anti-war / imperialism / news report Saturday June 05, 2010 20:59 by Zoe Lawlor   text 1 comment (last - saturday june 05, 2010 21:02)   image 5 images
The Limerick branch of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign held a protest against the Israeli murder of humanitarian aid workers on Saturday 5th June in Arthur’s Quay Park. This was also be a vigil to remember the murdered aid workers and to show solidarity with the Flotilla, the people of Gaza and our friends aboard the MV Rachel Corrie which was hijacked just miles from Gaza. read full story / add a comment
limerick / anti-war / imperialism / news report Tuesday June 01, 2010 17:03 by Zoe Lawlor   text 3 comments (last - tuesday june 01, 2010 20:51)   image 4 images
Over 100 people came out at short notice in Limerick today to protest against the murder of humanitarian aid activists on their way to Gaza by Israel. read full story / add a comment
ringer'ing' in the greyhound awards
limerick / animal rights / press release Saturday March 06, 2010 22:09 by bernie wright   image 1 image
DEMONSTRATION AT THE GREYHOUND AWARDS GALA IN LIMERICK.

Message to the IGB
This year we will be‘ringing’ in the GREYHOUND OF THE YEAR awards in limerick.

Limerick Strand Hotel , Ennis Road, Limerick City
at 12.30 on Sunday 7th March.

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limerick / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday December 28, 2009 14:35 by Sean Clinton   text 2 comments (last - tuesday december 29, 2009 16:51)   image 5 images
On Sunday 27th December the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign erected a memorial tree in Limerick city centre to mark the first anniversary of Israel’s genocidal assault on Gaza last winter, The names of the 1415 people who were killed during the 22 day assault were printed on colour-coded cards for the public to attach to the tree - blue for men, pink for women and white cards for the over 300 children killed. A detailed list of the names, addresses, gender, ages, and occupation of those murdered was displayed on large laminated sheets for the public to study and see for themselves the fact that the overwhelming majority of the victims were innocent civilians.

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limerick / worker & community struggles and protests / news report Wednesday November 18, 2009 12:28 by Tom   text 2 comments (last - friday december 18, 2009 06:54)
THE Polish community in Limerick has withdrawn an invitation to the Mayor of Limerick, Kevin Kiely to officially open a Polish festival in the city this week, following his controversial remarks in relation to deporting unemployed foreign nationals. read full story / add a comment
Willie O'Dea admits lying to High Court
limerick / crime and justice / news report Sunday November 01, 2009 16:16 by Limerick Born   text 2 comments (last - monday november 02, 2009 14:10)   image 3 images
Willie O'Dea,Irish Minister for Defence admits giving false evidence to High Court after tape of what he really said emerged. Makes you wonder he much truth he is telling about Irish neutrality. read full story / add a comment
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limerick / worker & community struggles and protests / feature Tuesday August 04, 2009 13:34 by Cian Prendiville   text 2 comments (last - thursday july 30, 2009 20:23)   image 1 image
Element Six/De Beers’ plan to shut their Shannon plant, sacking 370 workers, and move production elsewhere is a disgusting stab in the back of the workers whose hard work has made them billions in profits over the years.

After huge sacrifices, including working part time on the promise that this would save jobs, the company now want to pack up and jump ship, with only a pittance of a redundancy. The entire cost of the redundancy scheme to the company is only €6.6m, about one week’s turnover for the factory, according to the Irish Independent!

Note: This article was written before management started discussing an "alternative" proposal saving "some" jobs, probably only a stay of execution, and demanding much reduced wages and terms and conditions. Therefore, the need for a fight still very much stands. read full story / add a comment
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limerick / worker & community struggles and protests / press release Friday July 24, 2009 16:33 by Limerick Socialist Party   image 2 images
The announcement by Element Six that it is to close its manufacturing base in the Shannon Free Zone has been slammed as “a disgusting stab in the back” and the redundancy package was called "derisory", by the Limerick Socialist Party this morning. read full story / add a comment
limerick / miscellaneous / news report Tuesday June 30, 2009 14:37 by Irate Murroevian   text 4 comments (last - thursday july 02, 2009 23:13)
Despite no mention on the company website this customer can confirm that the Ice Broadband service in East Limerick has been down for the past nine days and the company is stil not able to give any indication of when the service will be reinstated. read full story / add a comment
Stop funding the Greyhound Industry
limerick / animal rights / opinion/analysis Wednesday June 03, 2009 16:36 by John Fitzgerald   text 10 comments (last - sunday september 26, 2010 18:50)   image 1 image
The finding of three mutilated greyhound carcasses this week at a popular seaside resort (Kilteery Pier in County Limerick) shows just how expendable these animals are deemed by their owners once their performance days are over.

The likelihood that they were greyhounds bred for hare coursing, judging from their build, should serve as yet another reminder that we are one of the few remaining countries that still permit this depraved and viciously cruel blood sport.

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