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Coal fires are welcoming but remember ‘smoky’ coal is illegal!

Limerick City and County Council and the Health Service Executive wish to remind the public that the distribution, marketing, sale and burning of bituminous coal known as ‘smoky’ coal is illegal in Limerick City and the surrounding hinterland. The burning of ‘smoky’ coal can result in severe smog in calm winter weather conditions which can have serious consequences for the very young, the elderly and those with respiratory conditions.


New scheme to support under-represented groups to work in Film & TV launched by Innovate Limerick

Innovate Limerick through Film in Limerick has partnered with Gorm Media to launch a new diversity initiative to attract new workers to the film and TV industry. Supported by Screen Skills Ireland, the initiative responds to the under-representation of people from culturally and ethnically diverse communities working in Irish filmmaking, and the barriers faced by such individuals as they try to launch and progress their careers.


Limerick Celebrates Learning with Irish Network

The Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr Daniel Butler, will take part in the annual ‘Celebration of Learning Day’ on Thursday 30th September as part of the Irish Network of Learning Cities. This network is a joint initiative with four other cities across Ireland.


Make Way in my 5K!

Limerick welcomes the annual access awareness day which is #MakeWayDay21.

Tomorrow, 24 September sees the return of the Make Way Day campaign where access issues are highlighted in Limerick and across the country.


Mayor of Limerick city and county pays tribute to the late Thomas Ryan, RHA

The Mayor of Limerick city and county has paid tribute to the late artist, Thomas Ryan, RHA who has died.

Thomas Ryan was born in St. Joseph’s Street, Limerick in 1929 and grew up in Davis Street in the city. He was educated in the Limerick School of Art and what is now the National College of Art and Design in Dublin.


Land Development Agency launches plans for Colbert Station Quarter

The Land Development Agency (LDA) has today launched a public consultation on plans for a major urban development and rejuvenation project in the heart of Limerick City. The Colbert Station Quarter project will transform this part of Limerick city, incorporating new urban districts to be developed over time delivering potentially 2,800 homes in addition to commercial space, public spaces alongside sustainable transport options.