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This week’s Limerick Leader

David Raleigh, in The Irish Times, reports:

An investigation has begun into the death of a man in University Hospital Limerick last month, who was found on the floor next to his trolley.

The middle-aged male patient, who had been kept away from other patients because of an infection risk, was discovered by an emergency department nurse in an isolation cubicle [in mid-December], sources confirmed.

…The hospital did not comment on claims in a report in the Limerick Leader, by a “high-ranking medical source” that the patient suffered a broken neck.

It is not known whether the patient had sustained the alleged injury before or after he was admitted to the emergency department.

Investigation into death of man in Limerick hospital begins (David Raleigh, The Irish Times)

Peter Casey and Helen Casey at RTÉ Television studios on Tuesday

Readers of Iconic Newspapers websites, which include the Limerick Leader, have voted overwhelmingly in favour of Peter Casey in a Presidential Election Poll that has been running over the past few days.

Websites in the group include: limerickleader.ie; kilkennypeople.ie; leinsterexpress.ie; offalyexpress.ie; leinsterleader.ie; longfordleader.ie; leitrimobserver.ie; donegaldemocrat.ie; tipperarystar.ie; nationalist.ie; dundalkdemocrat.ie; carlowlive.ie and waterfordlive.ie.

Almost 10,500 votes were cast in the Presidential Election poll that ran on all 13 websites, including the Leader, in the Iconic Newspaper group, with Peter Casey winning the overall poll with 51.2% of the votes cast.

LEADER POLL: Landslide win for Peter Casey following Iconic Newspapers poll (Limerick Leader)

Thanks Eamon


A poll this afternoon on Boards.ie.


Via The Property Pin website.


Current odds at Paddy Power.

More as we get it.


Áine Fitzgerald, in the Limerick Leader, writes:

A bank’s effort to repossess the house of a woman in Limerick has been described as “scandalous, inhuman and an evil state of affairs”.

The woman in her 50s with one child owes just €16,000 on the property which is worth over €300,000. She was five months in arrears.

She ended up in Croom Hospital after an “extremely serious accident,” and contacted the bank to explain her situation and vowed to repay the money owed. She is incapacitated on ongoing basis.

But last week the Bank of Ireland brought an application at the Repossession Court to have the house repossessed, which was vehemently opposed by her solicitor, Ger O’Neill.

‘Evil move’ by bank to repossess home of sick Limerick mum (Limerick Leader)

3503338290Edmund Meehan.

Bridget is his cross.

A Bridget from Limerick answered an appeal by a Donegal man in last week’s Leader – but alas she wasn’t the girl he has been desperately seeking.
Edmund Meehan  contacted the [Limerick Leader] to locate a lady he fell for in Lisdoonvarna a year ago.
He told his story in last week’s Leader and asked Bridget to get in contact with him. One did.
“I got a lot of calls and texts after the story appeared. I did meet a Bridget from Limerick, but it wasn’t her,” he rued.
“I hung about with her, got her a drink and had bit of craic with her and her friend,” said Edmund.
But he only has eyes for his Bridget and Edmund hasn’t give up hope yet.
“Somebody was saying she might have emigrated because she was unemployed. I haven’t given up.”



Donegal man finds a Bridget from Limerick, just not the right one! (Donal O’Regan, Limerick Leader)

Thanks Niall O’M