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Gardaí, ambulance and fire services attended the scene. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A man in his early 50s has died after a road-traffic collision on the N24 Tipperary-to-Limerick road involving a van and three motorbikes. It is under(...)

A total of 117 mature plants were seized in a converted garage unit. Photograph: Garda Síochána/Facebook

Gardaí have seized cannabis plants with an estimated street value in excess of €90,000 following the discovery of a grow house in Limerick. The seizu(...)

Richie Tuohy and Orlagh Eichholz behind the flag that made headlines in 2012. Photograph: Ronan Palliser

The Co Limerick man who captured the German nation’s hearts and the Irish public’s imagination with a cheeky flag has now captured the heart of a Germ(...)

The Shannon near Athlone: the OPW and local authorities have completed 12 flood relief schemes protecting towns in the wider Shannon catchment, including Athlone. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

There are some 20 State agencies from the ESB to Waterways Ireland charged with protecting aspects of the Shannon river. In addition, a number of ot(...)

People on bridge despite road closed to Wooden bridge in Dollymount, ahead of Hurricane Ophelia hitting Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Hurricane Ophelia has caused widespread disruption on the country’s roads, with fallen trees making many impassable. A Roadwatch has released a list (...)

Gerry Adams has claimed every political party faces rows and resignations after a councillor left Sinn Féin after claiming she was subjected to “toxic(...)

Aer Lingus said it had informed the undertaker of the change of plan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/File

The family of a woman whose funeral was delayed after her remains failed to arrive at Shannon airport on time have expressed dismay at the decision to(...)

Emergency services pump water from Bengal Terrace after a water mains burst on Saturday morning. Photograph: Press 22

Several homes in Limerick city were badly damaged overnight when sewage and water flowed through homes after a water mains burst. Residents along the(...)

US-based Irish businessmanTom McCarthy supports “fair and legal” immigration. “Let people in. People who want to come here want to work, they want to make money and that will drive the economy. Immigration is good for business.” Photograph: John Breen

Tom McCarthy, from Limerick, lives in Babylon, Long Island, and runs a bakery in Brooklyn. The day we meet he has to push back our appointment becau(...)

Limerick farmer David Thompson: “In rural Ireland we are scared. It’s bad enough when the gardaí aren’t on strike because the criminals know there aren’t enough gardaí on the beat anyway.” Photograph: Brian Gavin

Limerick farmer David Thompson, who holds a licensed firearm, has said he may have to use force to protect himself if his farm is targeted by criminal(...)

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