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Preparing Lough Derg Blueway

THE Blueway concept is coming to Lough Derg in the summer of 2018. This will provide an opportunity to showcase the lake area, increase the recreational use of the lake by residents and visitors, generate additional tourism into the area and add value to the existing tourism services. A recent series of Blueway capacity building workshops, for local tourism providers and communities, have helped to shape this local Blueway initiative. These workshops were well attended and a lot of valuable information was gathered from this consultation process.  There will be one more Blueway Development workshop on  June 20 at the Abbey Court Hotel in Nenagh at 7pm.

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A big day for Banner camogie

THE fact that Clare beat Galway in the opening round of the All-Ireland Minor A Camogie Championship back in February will “count for nothing” when they face each other in Saturday’s All-Ireland final, according to manager Dervilla Moloney. Speaking to The Clare Champion, after watching her charges complete a training session, she stressed “that win means nothing now”. “Both sides are going into the final with a clean sheet and what happens on Saturday is what it is all about.” She confirmed there is a clear bill of health and “all are raring to go and ready for action”. “It’s a big day for Clare camogie and we are hoping that there will be a big crowd to support the team. The girls deserve it. They are a group with great skill and great movement on the field. They are fine hurlers. This is the one that will count, the one that has led to all the hard work since …

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University Hospital Limerick.

Extra measures sought to tackle UHL overcrowding

Extra measures are being sought by a nursing union to tackle overcrowding at University Hospital Limerick (UHL) after the emergency department (ED) recorded the highest number of patients on trolleys earlier this week. According to the INMO Trolley Watch, there were 55 patients on trolleys in wards and the ED in UHL on Tuesday, compared to 46 in Beaumont Hospital. The UHL figure had increased dramatically from 34 on Monday before it reduced to 39 again on Wednesday. INMO industrial relations officer, Liz Curran, urged the HSE to eliminate any red tape that could delay the hiring of an extra 70 nurses for the UHL Hospital Group, so that new nurses can start working as soon as possible. Ms Curran called for an increase in the number of community intervention teams in the region, as she said this would assist with the earlier discharge of patients and would also help reduce the number of patients who require hospitalisation. Nurses in …

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High Court settlement in ‘house demolition’ case

A couple whose home was demolished without any prior notice to them while a new dual carriageway was being constructed between Limerick and Nenagh have settled their High Court damages action. Brian and Mary O’Shaughnessy claimed the last eight and a half years had been a nightmare after their single storey two bedroom old Irish farmhouse, at Annaholty, Birdhill, was razed to the ground and the site cleared on September 6th 2006. The site was never used for the new road. As a result of the loss of their home,which the couple was renovating at the time, they sought damages for alleged negligence from a number of parties including from Limerick County Council and The National Roads Authority, who it was claimed were both responsible for the operation, design and acquisition of land, and oversaw construction of the N7 dual carriageway scheme. They also sued RPS Consulting Engineers Ltd and EGIS Route Scetauroute SA (which was a joint venture in …

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Clare players inspire Ard Scoil Rís

  By Seamus Hayes   Ard Scoil Ris 2-19 Our Ladys Templemore 1-8   Backboned by six Clare players, Ard Scoil Rís, Limerick justified favouritism when beating Our Lady’s Templemore in the quarter final of the Dr. Harty cup, Munster colleges senior hurling championship at McDonagh park in Nenagh this Friday. The winners laid the foundations for this win in the opening half at the end of which they were 2-11 to 1-4 in front after playing with the aid of a slight wind. They led by the odd point in seven when Colin Crehan (O’Callaghans Mills) struck for their first goal. Four minutes later Micheál O’Loughlin (Clonlara) had their second goal. Templemore fought back in the second half and cut the deficit to seven points (2-12 to 1-8) but the Limerick city side finished strongly and pulled away to seal their place in the semi-final where they will take on either Hamilton High school from Cork or Dungarvan who …

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