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Limerick is the only city to have voted in favour of a directly-elected mayor. Photograph: Getty

Two of the three Irish cities faced with the prospect of a directly-elected mayor have rejected the proposals. The plebiscite for a directly-elected (...)

The RTÉ Lyric FM team celebrate 20 years on air at the station’s Limerick studio headquarters. Photograph: David Raleigh

Twenty years ago, Limerick native and ex-2FM presenter Lorcan Murray broadcast from Cruises Street in Limerick to mark the opening of RTÉ’s Lyric FM, (...)

Burnt out vans and cars at  the house which was the scene of the  eviction in Strokestown. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan has told the Belgian-owned KBC bank that it will “not stand by” and see Irish people evicted from their homes following(...)

Aengus ‘Gussie’ Shanahan: disappeared, aged 20, on February 11th, 2000

The funeral of Aengus ‘Gussie’ Shanahan has heard he is “no longer frozen in time” from the day he disappeared more than 18 years ago. Gardaí confirm(...)

The Garda Armed Support Unit will be on duty throughout, along with the Traffic Corps. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Armed gardaí will be deployed on the streets of Rathkeale, Co Limerick, throughout Christmas and New Year, a senior garda has told councillors, along (...)

Bob Shanahan with  a photo of his late wife Nancy and their son Aengus. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22.

Gardaí investigating the disappearance of Limerick man Aengus “Gussie” Shanahan, who went missing 18 years ago, have begun a “complete review” of the (...)

Limerick team members celebrate their victory in the GAA All-Ireland senior hurling final, Croke Park, Dublin. Photograph: ©INPHO/James Crombie

The ticketed homecoming event planned for the newly crowned All-Ireland hurling champions Limerick on Monday evening has sold out. The event, which (...)

Leo Varadkar: “I don’t think I have said one personalised negative thing about Micheál Martin or made a personalised remark about him.” Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Tensions between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have continued to escalate after Micheál Martin described Taoiseach Leo Varadkar as a “prickly” man “with a(...)

In one incident, a man in his 40s who has yet to be named died while swimming near Portumna, Co Galway. Meanwhile, John Early (56), died suddenly after he had been swimming near Terryglass, Co Tipperary. Both locations are towards the north of Lough Derg, above. File photograph: Google Maps

Two men have died in separate incidents after swimming in different parts of Lough Derg. In one incident, a man in his 40s who has yet to be named d(...)

Burglary victims Gerry and Ann Garvey with their children, Gillian, Graham and Gordon.  Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22

Gerry Garvey, who was threatened at gunpoint along with his family, by a gang of burglars in his rural home six years ago, remembers it as if it was y(...)

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