4 Jun
2021

Fake 50 euro notes in circulation

first_imgTwitter Print Advertisement Linkedin WhatsApp THE NUMBER of fake 50 euro notes circulating in Limerick was up this week, with seven incidents reported to Gardai.The duds were given in exchange for goods in various outlets across Limerick, mainly grocery stores, petrol stations, a pharmacy and a juice bar. In some of the instances the fraudsters managed to con staff, but in other cases, the forgeries were spotted and the notes were not accepted. On a couple of occasions staff held on to the fakes until gardai arrived.One of the culprits involved in trying to use these dud notes is described as a young red haired male of approximately 19 years and reported to have been wearing a navy tracksuit and runners at the time at the time of the attempted fraud.Gardai remind people to make sure and carry out essential security checks on euro notes. Obvious security features should be identified before accepting notes, these include; checking for the watermark, security thread, hologram patch and raised print. The value numeral on the 50 euro note will also change colour from purple to olive green or brown when tilted if the note is a genuine.By taking a few seconds to feel, examine and tilt euro notes, fraudsters can be prevented from passing off their fakes as the real thing.center_img Previous articleCollins family to march in honour of Roy’s deathNext articleLease Market’s Field for soccer, cllr pleads admin Email Facebook NewsLocal NewsFake 50 euro notes in circulationBy admin – May 7, 2009 2497 last_img read more

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4 Jun
2021

Gardaí criticised over investigation of teenager’s death

first_imgNo vaccines in Limerick yet by Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] family of a 16-year-old girl who was found submerged at the canal entrance to the Abbey river have accused Gardaí of not fully investigating the circumstances leading up to her deathCity coroner John McNamara had to call order to proceedings on a number of occasions when family members disrupted the inquest with questions and comments directed at gardai.The 16 year old girl, who was described as “level headed” and in good form, was last seen by her sister shortly after 11pm on the night before her body was discovered in the water by a passerby.Garda John O’Connell told the inquest there was no evidence that a minor assault on the girl earlier that night was linked to her death.At this point, the girl’s sister and brother asked why no other depositions were given as they were key to the circumstances on the night and could answer questions the family had about the girl’s death.The teenager was seen running from the High Street area of the city towards Denmark Street after her sister attempted to get her into a car to take her home.The family claimed that she was in the company of others when she ran from her sister.There were heated exchanges as family members told gardaí to tell the truth, claiming that they should have “further investigated” the circumstances and that there was a more sinister background to the girl’s death.Medical evidence indicated toxic levels of alcohol along therapeutic levels of diazepam and alprazolam. According to the pathology report, death was due to drowning.The coroner said that while he accepted that the girl did not have suicidal thoughts and there was no evidence of foul play, an open verdict would be the most appropriate one.One of the girl’s sisters responded: “Ye just want to open and shut this case so that it goes away – the questions will never go away for us”.Her mother said that “kids go to the canal for a drink, we all know that – they don’t go there to jump in the river. She was a happy girl and had the world in front of her. She didn’t know what she was doing but my daughter didn’t jump, I believe she was pushed.”Asked by Mr McNamara if there were any other lines of inquiry both Inspector Seamus Ruane and Garda John O’Connell said that the investigation had concluded and there was no other evidence.“Nobody saw her fall in. Nobody saw her jump in or nobody saw her being pushed so this inquest must return an open verdict”, the coroner said. Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL First Irish death from Coronavirus Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email TAGSfeaturedfull-image WhatsAppcenter_img Advertisement Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Linkedin NewsGardaí criticised over investigation of teenager’s deathBy Staff Reporter – November 14, 2013 616 Print Previous articleLimerick is ready to shuffle to Bombay Bicycle ClubNext articleMinister opens Red Door Business incubation centre Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Facebooklast_img read more

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4 Jun
2021

Dundon set to walk free

first_imgNo vaccines in Limerick yet Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Advertisement #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Previous articleBasketball Ireland weekend PreviewNext articleLimerick call-out for Good Samaritans admin Twitter Email Linkedin by Andrew Carey | [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up GER Dundon is due to walk free from prison on Monday after serving three years of a five year sentence, but the landscape of the Limerick underworld will be very different from the city he terrorised for most of a decade.In February 2011, he was sent to jail after pleading guilty to violent disorder and, as the once-feared McCarthy/Dundon family lost its grip on the Limerick criminal scene, he was badly beaten up in two separate prison attacks.The mother of his three children, April Collins, gave evidence that led to the conviction of his brothers John and Wayne for threatening to kill her and her mother. She also testified in the case that led to John Dundon’s conviction for the murder of Garryowen rugby player Shane Geoghegan.Wayne Dundon is currently on remand for the murder of businessman Roy Collins.April Collins left Ger Dundon and formed a relationship with gang rapist Thomas O’Neill, but it ended when he was jailed for a mugging.Another brother, Dessie, is serving a life sentence for the murder of Limerick gang boss Kieran Keane and his sister Annabel is on the run from gardaí in the UK for allegedly threatening to kill April Collins in 2011.While in prison, the McCarthy/Dundon gang was involved in an internal dispute which resulted in the Collins family, including April’s father and brother, splitting from the faction.Ger Dundon was hospitalised after being involved in a mass brawl and on another occasion after convicted killer and rapist Ian Horgan attacked him for threatening Thomas O’Neill’s sister, with whom he is involved in a relationship.Through what Chief Superintendent Dave Sheahan described as “targeted up front policing”, Limerick Gardaí have increased their control of the city streets.Last September, Ger Dundon failed in his bid to appeal against the severity of the sentence handed down by the Special Criminal Court.During his appeal hearing, lawyers argued that the 27 year-old who has 99 previous court convictions, knows that “there is no future for him in Limerick”.center_img TAGSApril CollinsfeaturedGerard DundonJohn DundonMusic LimerickShane GeogheganWayne Dundon Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsCrime & CourtDundon set to walk freeBy admin – January 16, 2014 2270 Facebook WhatsApp Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boylast_img read more

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4 Jun
2021

Give closed garda stations back to community

first_imgEmail by Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] Garda stations should be given back to the communities they served and not be sold off for “paltry sums”, according to a county Limerick barrister and local election candidate.Independent candidate for Limerick west, Emmett O’Brien said Garda Stations were like post offices and the Government should stop its assault on rural Ireland and offer them to community organisations for local activities until such time as they are re-opened for their intended use.The former Fianna Fáil national executive member said on his canvass in the Askeaton, Kilcornan and Adare areas he was alarmed at the amount of people asking why Askeaton Garda station was now only open for an hour a day.“It was totally wrong that Askeaton Garda station, serving such a large area, was reduced from a Garda district headquarters to a Garda station with no appointed sergeant. We led a successful campaign to keep Pallaskenry Garda station open and this was achieved by a strong community campaign”.He added that the people in the Askeaton area needed a strong Garda presence as there had been a spate of burglaries in the area in recent weeks and the elderly are living in fear.“The decline of rural Ireland is worrying. In Limerick alone, 11 banks, 116 pubs and 6 Garda stations have closed since 2008. We need active voices in our communities to stop this decline.“I have seen the loss of vibrancy in our communities. The feeling on the ground continues to be disappointment with the main political parties and the people are looking for an alternative”, he declared. Print Twitter TAGSgarda stationsjusticeMusic Limerickshatter Advertisement #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ NewsCommunityCrime & CourtGive closed garda stations back to communityBy Staff Reporter – April 7, 2014 1175 #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Linkedincenter_img Facebook Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick WhatsApp Previous articleLimerick roller girls get Ireland’s callNext articleSearch to resume for missing county Limerick woman Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR New Music: 40Hurtzlast_img read more

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4 Jun
2021

All roads lead to City for newly merged local authority in…

first_imgPedestrian crossing falls ‘out of the sky’ in Pallaskenry Email Ballyneety Community Development Association (BCDA) ‘Sod turning’ held on June 12 TAGSAdare-Rathkeale municipal districtCllr Ciara McMahonCllr Kevin SheahanCllr Richard O’DonoghueCllr Stephen KearyCllr Tom NevillelimerickLimerick City and County Council Facebook NewsPoliticsAll roads lead to City for newly merged local authority in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – June 12, 2014 797 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Advertisement Previous articleRed Ribbon offers free HIV rapid tests in LimerickNext articleLimerick clamper wants no bonus from Special Olympics Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie center_img Council row over funding for Ballingarry and Askeaton Rathkeale fundraiser for vital Cancer services Twitter Print WhatsApp Cllr Stephen KearyCOUNCILLORS in the new municipal district of Adare-Rathkeale have proposed that the newly merged Limerick City and County Council reconsider moving its planning, environment and roads departments back to the County Hall in Dooradoyle.Speaking at the first Adare-Rathkeale area meeting this Tuesday, Cllr Stephen Keary (FG) expressed disappointment over the recent “carving up” of the three related services, with the relocation of the planning department to new city offices on Patrick Street.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Cllr Keary called on the Council to reconsider reversing its decision and move all the departments back to County Hall to facilitate people from County Limerick with planning issues.“There was a triangle that worked well between these three departments in Dooradoyle. Planning, roads and environment go hand in hand and now it’s been made more difficult for people from the County by carving them up,” said Cllr Keary.“It’s disgraceful that there isn’t even a public toilet for customers at the new Council office in Patrick Street. Ye talk about putting people first, but ye are putting them last,” he said.The Fine Gael councillor also stated that he had “major difficulty” that promises made by the Council executive 18 months ago, before the merger, to bring all services under the one roof in Rathkeale, had not been honoured.“We were told it would be like a mini County Hall, but the office hasn’t changed,” said Cllr Keary.Cllr Richard O’Donoghue (FF) seconded Cllr Keary’s motion to have the three planning departments reinstated in County Hall. The first-time councillor reminded the Council executive that it was tasked with serving the people of County Limerick and not just the city.“The County has looked after the City long enough. You’ve made it harder now for people in the country to get to ye. The system that was in place in Dooradoyle was perfect and its time to put it back the way it was,” he said.Cllr Ciara McMahon (SF) agreed that all the local authority offices were based in the City and did not serve those living in rural areas.“A return journey from Ballyhahill into the city is 74 miles. What happens if I don’t drive and need to conduct business with the planning department?” she asked.Council director of finance and director of the new municipal district of Adare-Rathkeale, Tom Gilligan told councillors that he was “disappointed” to hear their comments. He said that the newly merged local authority was at the “birth stage” and insisted that “putting people first” was at its core.Cathaoirleach of Limerick City and County Council, Cllr Kevin Sheahan (FF), told council members that there was nothing said at the historic first meeting that he didn’t disagree with. He also predicted that teething problems within the newly merged local authority would “come right eventually”.Newly elected Cathaoirleach of the Adare-Rathkeale municipal district, Cllr Tom Neville (FG), said it was vitally important that all services were retained in the area. Calls to clean the River Deel in Rathkeale Proposal for Adare affordable housing pilot projectlast_img read more

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4 Jun
2021

New Irish citizens prepare for election day in Limerick

first_imgNewsLocal NewsNew Irish citizens prepare for election day in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – February 24, 2016 730 Linkedin Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGSDoras Luimnígeneral election 2016limerick Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” center_img WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebook Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live DORAS Luimní has been working with new Irish citizens in Limerick ahead of the election to encourage voter awareness and registration, and reminding new citizens that there is power in their vote.Aideen Roche, Doras Luimní, commented, “New Irish citizens now make up a considerable proportion of the electorate, which could go a long way towards influencing Ireland’s next Government. Despite the size of this population, political parties continue to disregard immigration and migrant related issues in their manifestos.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “There has been a significant increase in awareness of refugee protection concerns and the scandal of Direct Provision among the general public too, and we hope that the next Government will take swift and effective action on these areas as a matter of priority.”Voter participation among new communities and other marginalised groups can often be very low, said Ms Roche. In an attempt to boost participation, Doras Luimní have been implementing a project that aims to increase voter registration and participation through targeted outreach and voting information sessions.“While many new citizens living in Limerick are well aware of the process, there are a growing number of new eligible electors that benefit from tailored information and assistance. Ireland has a complicated and unique election process, not helped by the usage of Irish language terminology in politics. For people with limited social networks and non-native English speakers, the process of registration and the election system itself can be challenging.”Over 300 people have registered to vote with Doras Luimní’s assistance over the past few months and are looking forward to participating in the election this Friday, February 26. Previous articleLimerick Garda’s hunch led to capture of betting shop thiefNext articleIndiependence 2016: First announcement for music festival Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

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4 Jun
2021

Details of free summer camps at LIT and MIC revealed

first_imgLinkedin Mary Immaculate College (MIC) and Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) have announced details of their FREE ‘EMPOWER’ Summer Camps, which will take place this July and will be open to second-level students in transition year, fifth year and sixth year.The 5 day ‘EMPOWER’ Summer Camp programme in entrepreneurship, creativity, design skills and innovation, is funded by the HEA and is being run collaboratively between MIC and LIT in both their Limerick and Tipperary Campuses :  Limerick: 10th to 14th July and Tipperary: 17th to 21st JulyThe programme has been designed with the aim of developing skills in young people to embrace innovation, enhance and develop creativity, problem solving and critical thinking skills, through a variety of hands-on collaborative scientific thinking and entrepreneurial thinking activities, and projects. There will also be a focus on developing effective leadership and communication skills and providing the students with the opportunity to meet and network with a variety of inspirational leaders and innovators during the 5 days.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up According to Dr Maeve Liston, Director of Enterprise and Community Engagement, MIC, “The camps will also further compliment the principles of the Junior and Senior Cycles in our second level education system through high quality hands-on interactive informal learning experiences, promoting innovation, communication, personal effectiveness, critical and creative thinking, and working with others all of which are prioritised in the Framework for Junior and Senior Cycle Education.”Gillian Barry, Head of Innovation & Enterprise at LIT stated that, “This is very much a collaborative effort in enhancing the skills needs in the region where LIT and MIC are working with Entrepreneurs and academics together with organisations like Junior Achievement Ireland, Foroige, Coder Dojo, Local Enterprise Offices, and a wide variety of community groups, organisations, schools, business’ and industry. We have collaborated specifically with entrepreneurs and experts in the fields of enterprise & innovation, education, youth development, community development, creativity and leadership on the design and delivery of what is ensured to be a high quality educational programme.” She added that the programme is designed to have a high impact it will be an immersive, social and fun experience for the week with opportunities to create skills and friendships for life. Facebook MIC Lecturer Elected to Board of International Society for Music Education Limerick Post Show | FOLM Project MIC Student Experience Virtual Sessions RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsEducationDetails of free summer camps at LIT and MIC revealedBy Editor – June 10, 2017 1809 Twitter Email Print TAGSEMPOWER summer campsLITMIC International Women’s Day LIT Interested parties can register via Eventbrite.https://www.eventbrite.com/e/empower-summer-limerick-region-tickets-34948387568Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.For further info contact: [email protected] and/or [email protected] Advertisement New Report from MIC Reveals the Reality of Human Trafficking in Ireland WhatsApp MIC Teams Up with GPA on New Scholarship Scheme for Postgraduate Students Previous articleLimerick baritone for Lyric Opera WeimarNext articleLimerick Social Democrats condemn mosque attacks Editor last_img read more

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4 Jun
2021

Biology students get hands-on experience at University of Limerick

first_imgJennifer Frawley, Ailish Cramer and Amy Crawford from Ardscoil Mhuire, Corbally, Limerick at the University of Limerick biology workshop..Photo: Sean Curtin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement 1 of 5 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival At the UL Biology workshop wereNaomi Hannon and Emma Healy from Ardscoil Mhuire.Photo: Sean Curtin Previous articleHousing units were proposed for Limerick Opera Centre siteNext articleLimerick students will be able to track their academic progress Editor TAGSBiological Sciencesbiology studentsengineeringLeaving CertificatelimerickMunsterpractical experimentsProfessor Sean Arkinsscienceteacherstechnical teamUniversity of Limerick Erin Fitzgerald and Hannah Purcell, Ardscoil Mhuire at the biology workshop in University of Limerick.Photo: Sean Curtin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Zoe Roche, Ardscoil Mhuire conducting practical experiments at the University of Limerick.Photo: Sean Curtin 450 Leaving Certificate biology students from all over Munster are getting hands-on experience of the state-of-the-art laboratories at the University of Limerick this week.The Department of Biological Sciences at UL are giving the students an opportunity to conduct the laboratory practical experiments set on the Leaving Certificate Biology curriculum in a third level environment.The Leaving Certificate Biology Practical Sessions were first presented by the Department of Biological Sciences at UL eleven years ago.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Many biology leaving cert students throughout the country do not get the opportunity to actually carry out and practice the experiments included in their course work and a lot of secondary school laboratories simply don’t have the facilities to allow this” explained Professor Sean Arkins of the Department of Biological Sciences, UL.“Our biology laboratories have the most up to date experimental equipment to facilitate in depth research and experimentation.  It’s also a great opportunity for secondary school students to practically engage with the University. NewsEducationBiology students get hands-on experience at University of LimerickBy Editor – January 8, 2018 3099 Facebook WhatsApp Linkedin Amy Noonan and Ciara Clancy from Ardscoil Mhuire, Corbally at the UL biology workshop.Photo: Oisin McHugh Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Ben Heinz, Newport College conducting laboratory practical experiments at the UL biology workshop.Photo: Oisin McHugh Twitter “The departments technical team as well as post graduate students and final year BSc Ed students who will be qualified as second level biology teachers at the end of this semester, will be present in the laboratories to assist students throughout the week and instruct them in conducting the experiments.The biology students will also be given information on programmes offered by the Biological Sciences Department and the Faculty of Science and Engineering at UL.More education news here Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

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4 Jun
2021

Wood burning stoves put thatched homes at risk

first_img TAGSfireLimerick City and County CouncilTom Cassidytraditional thatched cottages Call to extend Patrickswell public sewer line Advertisement WhatsApp Facebook New parklet changes Catherine Street dining experience Email Previous articleComptroller and Auditor General’s office to report on UL auditNext articleWin cinema tickets Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. NewsLocal NewsWood burning stoves put thatched homes at riskBy Bernie English – February 24, 2018 2266 Printcenter_img Linkedin Limerick’s O’Connell Street Revitalisation Works to go ahead Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Thatched cottage The owners of traditional thatched cottages who install wood-burning stoves are running a serious risk of having a house fire.That was the message from the Conservation Officer of Limerick City and County Council this week, when he told a meeting of elected members of the council that a number of the county’s thatched cottages had been lost to fire.Conservation Officer, Tom Cassidy was addressing a request to members of the KIlmallock and Cappamore district of the council to remove a listed thatch cottage from the record of protected structures.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He told the meeting that ten buildings have been lost lost to fires from the protected structures record in Limerick in the last five years.“In many cases, the fires can be attributed to wood-burning stoves being installed. The problem is that in Ireland, we’re not very good at seasoning our wood for two years,” Mr Cassidy told the meeting.“Wood that hasn’t been properly seasoned still contains sap and this adheres to the inside of the flues and catches fire. A wind lifts the material and the thatch goes up.“This happens around two years after a wood burning stove has been installed,” he explained.Mr Cassidy said that the high heat generated by burning wood in a stove can contribute to the hazard.“People should be aware that installing a wood-burning stove in a protected structure requires planning permission. There’s a reason we require people to do these things. Installing a wood burning stove can be the death-knell of a thatched house,” he told the meeting.Asked whether it was possible to control such modifications, Mr Cassidy said his department “does not have enough staff to go around knocking on doors and asking people if they have installed a wood stove”.He told members of the area committee that there are currently more than 200 thatched cottages in county Limerick.More local news here. Ireland’s First Ever Virtual Bat Walk to take place in Limerick Limerick city centre gets a deep clean O’Donnell Welcomes Major Enhancement Works for Castletroy Neighbourhood Park last_img read more

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4 Jun
2021

Online book of condolence for the late Jack Charlton

first_imgLimerickNewsSportSoccerOnline book of condolence for the late Jack CharltonBy Editor – July 16, 2020 168 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebook TAGSJack CharltonKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Advertisement Previous articleGuiding the city out of lockdownNext articleStephen Kenny’s selection headache: Ireland’s fantastic front four Editor Email Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash center_img Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Linkedin WhatsApp Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live MAYOR Michael Collins has opened an online book of condolence for the late Jack Charlton which will remain open until Tuesday, July 21st when it will be collated and sent to the FAI who will forward it to the Charlton family.Mayor Collins said that Jack Charlton held a special place in the hearts and minds of Irish people, thanks to his time as manager of the Irish Football Team and the success he brought in steering the team to their first ever finals appearances in the World Cup and European Championships.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “I would like people to sign the book and leave their tributes to the late football manager,” he added. The book of condolence can be accessed through the council website www.limerick.ie Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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