The merging of Limerick city and county councils should have happened years ago, says founder of the Progressive Democrats Des O’Malley. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The impending merger of Limerick city and county councils is something that should have happened years ago, according to found(...)

Limerick City

The amalgamation of Limerick City Council and Limerick County Council will move one step closer as both local authorities prep(...)

Thousands lined the streets for Limerick’s St Patrick’s Day Parade. An Elvis lookalike was among those who participated in the festivities. Photograph: Alan Place/FusionShooters.

Giant buzzing bees, a 16-foot bear and plenty of lively performances from Limerick’s Filipino, Indian, Eastern European and African communities(...)

Winners of the best international band, the Acton-Boxborough Regional High School Marching Colonials from Massachusettes, USA. Photograph: Alan Place/FusionShooters.

With the theme music from hit movies like Superman and James Bond and even an appearance by ‘Jaws’ the killer shark, there was plenty to keep s(...)

‘We delivered’: Karl Wallace at Siama Tire in Tralee, of which he was director from 2008 to 2013. Photograph:  Eamonn Keogh/MacMonagle

There’s a telling feature in the preview catalogue for this year’s Limerick City of Culture celebrations. The glossy brochure opens with a message (...)

Central Bank Governor Patrick Honohan said: “Neglect at home and in Europe of the fact that euro members could still get into macro-economic trouble despite being part of the euro area was a major flaw in policy thinking in the early 2000s.” Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Assuming that being in the euro zone would save the country from macro-economic trouble was “a major flaw” in policy thinking, the Governor of the Cen(...)

Anna Kinsella shows off her award-winning lapel pin to JP McManus (left) and Paul O’Connell. Picture: Alan Place

An 11-year-old-girl is hoping her award-winning design will help spread pride in Limerick across the world.Anna Kinsella, from Rhebogue in the city, w(...)