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Yesterday’s News


Thursday 14 March, 2019

Student who engaged in 'extreme bullying' escapes conviction but told to donate €1,000 to poor box

The victim was stamped upon and repeatedly beaten by older pupils at the school.

Wednesday 6 March, 2019

Limerick man drowned after getting 'snagged' on car while swimming

An inquest into the incident on 30 June last year heard that the area was known for joyriding.

Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Student (19) died in 'freak accident' after 'domino effect' on stairwell

The pathologist told the Limerick inquest that due to Sophie Coll’s “very severe” injuries, nothing could have been done to save her.

Saturday 23 February, 2019

Young girl in critical condition after getting 'trapped under capsized boat'

The incident happened at 10am this morning.

Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Clare boys drowned in disused quarry despite 'valiant' rescue efforts of friends, inquest told

Details of the tragedy were heard at the victim’s inquest today at Limerick Coroner’s Court.

Tuesday 15 January, 2019

Limerick a place of 'pilgrimage' as fans gather to mark first anniversary of Dolores O'Riordan's death

A special day-long event called Piano for Dolores takes place today.

Monday 14 January, 2019

'All talk and no action': Vicky Phelan strongly criticises Varadkar over handling of CervicalCheck scandal

Taoiseach says women of Ireland have his commitment that changes will be made to the health service.

Sunday 13 January, 2019

Hundreds of fans attend first anniversary mass of Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan

O’Riordan died at the age of 46 in London on 15 January, 2018.

Monday 31 December, 2018

Gardaí investigate after teenager stabbed in Limerick takeaway

His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Wednesday 5 December, 2018

Limerick man's death was 'precipitated' by finding burglars at his home, inquest hears

Despite underlying health concerns, the State Pathologist said the circumstances prior to the man’s death couldn’t be discounted.

Fine Gael TD flying high after his latest film features on Aer Lingus in-flight movie list

The West Limerick TD plays the lead character in the Colour of Forgiveness.

Tuesday 20 November, 2018

'They showed little mercy': Cork priest describes how friend was shot dead in South Sudan

Father Victor-Luke Odhiambo was shot dead by unknown assailants last Thursday.

Saturday 10 November, 2018

'No longer frozen in time': Gussie Shanahan, who went missing 18 years ago, laid to rest in Limerick

Last month, remains found in 2001 were confirmed as belonging to the missing 20 year-old.

Wednesday 7 November, 2018

Remains of Gussie Shanahan, who went missing 18 years ago, to be laid to rest this weekend

Last month, remains found in 2001 were confirmed as belonging to the missing 20 year-old.

Tuesday 6 November, 2018

Vicky Phelan and family to switch on Christmas lights in Limerick

Vicky and her family were invited to be special guests at the Light Up Limerick event on 18 November.

Thursday 25 October, 2018

Ger Dundon jailed for four years for possession of a pump-action sawn-off shotgun

All Ger’s brothers are serving life in prison for murder.

'All I can remember is fear': Woman who was beaten, stabbed and scalded by partner speaks out

Colin Ryan was sentenced to nine-and-a-half years for his attack on Simone Lee yesterday.

Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Locals express disgust after fire at 'iconic' former parochial house in Limerick

A garda source said the fire was being treated as “suspicious”.

Friday 5 October, 2018

Limerick Garda station searched as part of fake insurance certificate probe

No arrests have been made, and a number of properties have been searched.

Sunday 30 September, 2018

'When I come home I am not allowed to cook for my children' - the harsh realities of Direct Provision in Ireland

Donnah Vuma is one of the lucky few in Direct Provision who have managed to access university education here.

Tuesday 25 September, 2018

Decision to grant Irish Cement licence to burn alternative fuels delayed after 3,500 objections

The number of objections from the public “continues to rise”, a spokesperson for the EPA said.

Sunday 9 September, 2018

Fire rages at city building formerly owned by the Limerick Leader newspaper

The building is located a few yards from the offices of the local newspaper.

Thursday 6 September, 2018

Nine people injured in crash between school bus and car in Limerick

The collision occurred at Ardvarna and the road in question in currently closed.

Monday 27 August, 2018

A huge fire is raging at a scrap metal recycling factory in Limerick

Nine fire trucks are at the scene.

Friday 13 July, 2018

Killing of young Limerick man 'brutal' and 'futile', funeral told

Canon Donal McNamara, St Munchin’s Church, offered the victim’s heartbroken family his “deepest heartfelt sympathies”.

Wednesday 11 July, 2018

Man charged with murder in crowded Limerick bar last weekend

Mark Crawford (41) is accused of the murder of Patrick ‘Pa’ O’Connor (24) in Fitzgerald’s Bar on Saturday.

Sunday 8 July, 2018

Murder investigation launched as victim of fatal Limerick stabbing named

Patrick O’Connor was stabbed to death last night.

Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Man says mother developed sepsis in 'torturous 42 degree' hospital ward

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said that hospital management “should be responding to the needs of their patients”.

Friday 15 June, 2018

Limerick teenager dies after falling from hotel balcony in Mallorca

He had travelled to Spain to celebrate after finishing a Leaving Certificate exam paper.

Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Husband and wife visiting from UK killed in Limerick crash

The road has been closed in both directions.

Tuesday 12 June, 2018

Limerick teenager in critical condition after falling 39 feet in Spanish resort

The seriously injured youth has been named locally as 19-year old Jack Walsh, from Askeaton.

Friday 18 May, 2018

Investigation launched into sudden death of teenager in wake of planned surgery

18-year-old Jessica Sheedy died last week following complications arising from an elective surgery at University Hospital Limerick.

Wednesday 11 April, 2018

Adults under 40 urged to get vaccinated against measles as 28 cases confirmed in mid-west

The majority of cases are in Limerick city.

Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Around 100 children moved to safety following Limerick crèche fire

Firefighters have brought the small fire under control and are remaining at the crèche as a precaution.

Monday 22 January, 2018

Cocaine worth over €70k discovered at Nenagh Fire Station

Gardaí said they believe the drugs to be cocaine, pending further testing.

Thursday 11 January, 2018

Second man arrested in connection with Martin Clancy murder

The 45-year-old was found dead at his apartment on Sunday.

Wednesday 10 January, 2018

Man arrested in connection with murder of Martin Clancy

Gardaí arrested a man in his 20s in Cork city tonight.

DCU lecturer (26) died from carbon monoxide poisoning during a house fire in Limerick

Grace McDermott died in a fire in Limerick last year.

Saturday 23 December, 2017

'Unfair, cruel and mind-boggling': Funeral takes place for pensioner murdered in her own home

Rosie Hanrahan’s family made an emotional appeal for information that would lead to her killer’s arrest.

Friday 22 December, 2017

Man who died after fire at derelict Tipperary pub may have been sleeping rough

Firefighters left the scene at 11.55am, nearly 12 hours after they first arrived to tackle the blaze.

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