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Even the ‘Votegate’ controversy in the Dáil seems unlikely to hurt Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins in his re-election bid. File photograph: Alan Betson

Limerick County (three seats) Current: 2 FG, 1 FF If there is to be an upset in Limerick County, it will likely come from an Independent taking one (...)

The direct provision centre in Foynes, Co. Limerick. Photograph: Brian Gavin

The Limerick charity which called for the immediate closure of the Mount Trenchard direct provision centre has said additional steps must be taken to (...)

Officials have already started moving residents from Mount Trenchard in Foynes to a direct provision centre in Ennis, Co Clare. File photograph: Brian Gavin

A Limerick direct provision centre described in a recent report as similar to an “open-air prison” is to close its doors in February. Mount Trenchard(...)

The direct provision centre in Foynes, Co. Limerick. Photograph: Brian Gavin

A Limerick charity has called for the immediate closure of Mount Trenchard direct provision centre in Co Limerick, warning that residents face “the mo(...)

The new carriages will enter service by 2021, for the Kildare, Maynooth and Northern commuter lines.   Photograph: George Doyle/Getty

Extra carriages for commuter rail services for the greater Dublin area are to be purchased in an €150 million move announced on Wednesday by Minister (...)

 John Ford and Maureen O’Hara  circa 1955: director’s feelings for the actress are evident in a letter soon to be auctioned.  Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The professional relationship between Maureen O’Hara and the film director John Ford is among the most chronicled in Hollywood history. Together the (...)

Hook Head Lighthouse has been a guiding light to ships off these shores for almost 800 years, and their events calendar is worth keeping an eye on. Look out for the arrow ceremony.

Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum Ballynacragga North, Co Limerick; adult €12, child €6 (under-fives free); flyingboatmuseum.com(...)

The funeral mass of Mary Noonan took place at the Church of The Assumption, Loughill, Co. Limerick  The coffin leaves the Church followed by her brother Michael and other family members. Photograph: Press 22

Former Fine Gael leader and senior minister Michael Noonan has paid a tearful tribute at the funeral of his sister Mary, who was one of three wom(...)

Castlecomer Discovery Park, in Co Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

GET BACK TO NATURE Dublin City Farm St Anne’s Park, Raheny; free; dublincityfarm.com Dublin County Council’s first urban farm has only been open(...)

Former minister for finance Michael Noonan and his sister Mary Noonan. File photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

Former minister for finance Michael Noonan’s sister Mary was of the three women in their 70s killed in Thursday’s car crash in west Limerick. Mary N(...)

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