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Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Limerick Quick Hits

This and that from here and there

:: Irish software engineering research centre Lero is to double its staff numbers from the current 22 staff it has at its University of Limerick base and in its partner universities and it now plans to recruit seven post-doctoral researchers and 16 graduate students.

:: The 15 year old Limerick youth who stole a car and drove it around a graveyard has been sentenced to 2 years detention in Trinity house. At the time of his arrest, Gardai claim he said, why should he “worry about somebody else’s car when he doesn’t have to pay for it”.

:: The Limerick historian Mannix Joyce was buried today. His funeral mass took place today at 12 o clock in Saint Peter and Paul’s Church in Kilmallock. Mr. Joyce was a well known historian and promoted the Irish language.

:: Limerick Youth service has received €219,000 from the Governments dormant account fund for a youth café for the Ballynanty area, according to the Limerick Leader tonight.

:: There were sketchy reports tonight of a traffic accident involving nine people somewhere in South East Clare this evening. Unfortunately the exact location cannot be established by the NewsWire; however it is under stood that a mother and her 4 children were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

:: The Limerick Fire service was pelted with stones and other objects tonight when they tried to put out a bonfire near a telegraph pole in Weston. The Gardai had to be called in.

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