Jerry O Dea

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 The closed Shamrock bar on the Killarney road in Newcastle West, Limerick. Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22

“There were nine pubs in this street at one stage. Then it went down to one. Now it’s back up to four.” Patrick O’Kelly is standing on the street out(...)

On Wednesday, a Bill will be tabled in the Seanad to end the ban on Good Friday alcohol sales, and has every chance of making it into law.  File photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

One of my jollier assignments in 2010 was to roam around Limerick city pubs on Good Friday, chatting to rugby fans who were enjoying the fruits of the(...)

There has been growing pressure on Fianna Fáil councillor Jerry O’Dea,  the Metropolitan Mayor of Limerick,  to make a fuller statement on the circumstances surrounding a collision he was involved in last December. File photograph: Fianna Fáil

Fianna Fáil councillor Jerry O’Dea has confirmed he approached gardaí about the status of a car crash he was involved in before he was elected Metropo(...)

Michéal Martin: Has described the incident as “very serious”. Photograph: The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Michéal Martin has increased pressure on a party county councillor involved in controversy over the absence of a prosecution in a c(...)

Renua Ireland leader Lucinda Creighton has called on Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin to ‘calm public disquiet’ following controversy over the absence of a prosecution in a road traffic accident involving a Limerick Fianna Fáil councillor. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Renua Ireland leader Lucinda Creighton has called on Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin to “calm public disquiet” following controversy over the absenc(...)

The scene at Thomond Bridge in Limerick on Saturday evening as the cage structure was lifted out of the water. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

Tributes have been paid to two workers who died tragically on Thomond Bridge in Limerick at the weekend, as their families prepare for their funerals.(...)

The scene at Thomond Bridge in Limerick on Saturday evening as the cage structure was lifted out of the water. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

A candlelight vigil is to take place at the bridge where two men died in a work place accident in Limerick at the weekend. TJ Herlihy (36) from Castle(...)

Gardaí in Limerick are investigating an incident in which  an 89-year-old woman was mugged by a man as she returned home on Sunday night. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

An 89-year-old woman has suffered a broken pelvis after an attack outside her home in Limerick city, the second time a pensioner was assaulted in t(...)