Council Newsroom





Rediscover the Joy of Upcycling

October is Ireland’s National Reuse Month and to celebrate Limerick City and County Council is hosting a number of webinars aimed at getting more people to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. It’s about valuing our stuff, by using and reusing it for as long and as often as possible. This avoids the need to extract raw materials, manufacture and distribute new stuff, and avoids waste, thereby cutting down on greenhouse gas emissions.


Hurling superstar Cian Lynch inspires as he turns Bainisteoir for Limerick 50 Days of Summer top prize

Five young Limerick hurling fanatics went to school on a high this week after enjoying a once in a lifetime opportunity to train with All Ireland winning legend Cian Lynch. Nine year old Rory McCarthy, from Cappamore was entered into Limerick City and County Council’s 50 Days of Summer competition by his mum Miriam which saw him win a VIP training session for himself and some lucky friends.


Tree Diseases and the impact they can have

Latest Limerick European Green Leaf Seminar.

To coincide with the Tree Council of Ireland’s Tetra Pak Tree Day on Thursday 1st October, Limerick City and County Council is hosting a special webinar on the subject of Tree Diseases.


€281,000 boost for Sport and Physical Activity Measures in Limerick

Sport and physical activity in Limerick has received a welcome boost, with €281,005 being allocated to Limerick Sports Partnership (LSP) through the Dormant Accounts Fund. The allocation is part of a total investment package of €7.3m in Dormant Accounts Funding announced by Sport Ireland for a wide range of sport and physical activity measures countrywide.


No change in Limerick’s Local Property Tax for 2021

There will be no change in the levels of Local Property Tax (LPT) payable by Limerick homeowners for 2021 following a meeting of Limerick City and County Council this afternoon. Councillors voted in favour of increasing the LPT by 15% from the base rate for 2021, which means there will be no change to the LPT next year.


Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge

Competition recognises and rewards the resilience and innovation of micro, small and medium sized Irish businesses.

Limerick business are being encouraged to accept the challenge from the Design & Crafts Council Ireland to take part in the Irish Business Design Challenge 2020. 


Disability groups raising awareness of daily access difficulties

Groups working with the disabled or those with mobility issues in Limerick are calling on people to think about the needs of others when advertising their companies, parking on footpaths, parking cars or even not picking up after your dog. 


Virtual the way forward for Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival

The Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary and, for the first time, this year the festival is being delivered online. The theme for 2020 is Celebrating and Building Learning Communities and the festival is running from Monday 28 September to Sunday 4 October 2020.


Let’s Go Bats - Limerick’s Lesser Horseshoe Bats

Let’s Go Bats - Limerick’s Lesser Horseshoe Bats is the next webinar in the #EGLALimerick2020 series brought to you by Limerick City and County Council. This is a wonderful opportunity to find out more about this endearing protected bat species and learn why Limerick is so important to its survival in Ireland.


Learn about history of bicycle transport as part of Bike Week 2020

Take a trip down memory lane to learn more about the history of one of our greenest modes of transport the Bicycle as part of this year’s Bike Week thanks to Limerick Green Leaf City 2020. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the history of one of our oldest modes of transport and get a glimpse at some of the bicycles of yonder years, like an 1889 Penny Farthing!