At the Limerick Person of the Year Awards: Joanne McMahon, whose remarkable courage prompted a fundraising endeavour that raised €120,000 for the burns unit in St James’ Hospital congratualtes Olive Foley, wife of the late Anthony Foley, who received a Lifetime Achievement award on behalf of her husband. Photograph: Seán Curtin/True Media.

A Limerick boy, who inspired children around the world to stand up to online bullies has been named Limerick Person of the Year. Luke Culhane, (14), (...)

Assistant chief fire officer at Limerick City & County Fire Service, Seamus Barrett, who issued the general barbecue safety warning, said people should “never use accelerants ” to start or reignite a barbecue.

A senior fire officer has warned people they face an “invisible threat” when dealing with barbecues, especially in Summer months.The warning was issue(...)

Three sisters were burned, two badly, at a family barbecue in Ardagh, Co Limerick, when a gust of wind caught the flames. File photograph: Getty Images

A mother is in a critical condition in hospital after being engulfed in flames at a family barbecue. Joanne McMahon (46), from Castlemahon, Co Limeric(...)