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Vullnet Halimi, Halal Hussain, Sarah O’Gorman, Sean Nolan, Saoirse Cooney and Luke Brennan celebrate Limerick’s All-Ireland victory outside Katie Daly’s bar in Limerick. Photograph: David Raleigh

Supporters blew car horns as they travelled through the Treaty city on Sunday night as anthems like Limerick You’re A Lady and The Cranberries song Dr(...)

Residents are concerned about potential damage to the health of people living in the area near the plant and the environment, and have held a number of protest marches in recent years. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

There is no link between proximity to the Irish Cement plant in Limerick and the high rate of respiratory deaths in the city, the State’s health watch(...)

Among the high-profile objectors to the Irish Cement plans are the businessman JP McManus. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced four days of oral hearings into Irish Cement’s controversial €10 million plans to burn waste a(...)

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 2019  Rose of Tralee is Limerick Rose Sinéad Flanagan. Photograph:   Domnick Walsh

The 2019 Rose of Tralee is the favourite, Limerick Rose Sinead Flanagan. The 27-year-old junior doctor succeeds Waterford Rose Kirsten Mate Maher. M(...)

Louise O’Brien, corporate social responsibility manager, Boots Ireland; Averil Power, chief executive, Irish Cancer Society; Mary Attridge-Jones, night nurse; and Teresa Mannion, Night Walks for Night Nurses ambassador. Photograph: Conor McCabe

1) The annual Boots Night Walks for Night Nurses take place in Dublin and Cork this month. The walks aim to raise much needed funds for the Irish Canc(...)

Ann Gilmore closes the door for on the last day of business at the Post Office in Ballindine, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

The chief executive of An Post has said he is not attacking rural Ireland but is ensuring the viability of the company. “What we are doing is the opp(...)

An aerial view of the Irish Cement facility at Platin, Co Meath. Photograph: Aerial Eye

Heavy industries using intense heat in their manufacturing face the hardest task in trying to decarbonise and wean off large amounts of fossil fuels. (...)

The Mungret decision has been criticised by Limerick Against Pollution, which was critical of  a proposal to burn used tyres in kilns used in the manufacturing process at an oral hearing last September

An Bord Pleanála has granted permission for replacement of fossil fuels use at two of Irish Cement’s manufacturing facilities – at Mungret on the outs(...)

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 (...)

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