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Sunday 18 March 2018

€5m Limerick revamp

A €5M overhaul of Limerick's historic quay area is aimed at turning the city back towards the river Shannon "which forms the spine of the city".

The multi-million euro revamp, which took over 12 months to complete, included the upgrading of Bishop's, Howley's, and Harvey's Quays as well as Lower Cecil Street, Shannon Street and Lower Mallow Street in Limerick city centre. The redevelopment is regarded as a major stage in the City Riverside Improvement Strategy.


ALDI has recalled sausage rolls containing unlabelled sulphur dioxide that could pose a risk to consumers who are allergic to sulphites or sulphur dioxide.

The supermarket chain said that customers who had purchased Kelly's 8 Premium Mini Sausage Rolls 288g, Kelly's 16 Premium Cocktail Pork Sausage Rolls 288g and Kelly's 4 Jumbo Pork Sausage Rolls 320g could return them for a full refund. It said it had informed the Food Safety Authority of Ireland and was investigating the matter with its supplier.


THE next phase in the restoration of Killarney House and gardens is to start in the coming days following the allocation of €1.1m for landscaping. The awarding of the contract to Ned O'Shea and Sons will protect the jobs of the 15 staff at the Tralee firm as well creating temporary positions for specialists.

The total cost of the project is €2.175m. Killarney House was donated to the Irish State by its previous owners, the McShane family from the US.


THE removal of Glasnevin Cemetery historian Shane MacThomais, who died last week, has taken place in the graveyard's chapel. Dozens of friends, family and work colleagues of Mr MacThomais gathered from 4pm yesterday for the service.

A humanist funeral service will be held in the chapel this afternoon, followed by his burial. Among the mourners yesterday was RTE's Joe Duffy. Mr MacThomais is survived by his daughter Morgane, mother Rosaleen and siblings Orla, Meliosa and Damien.


THE History Channel has commissioned a third season of blood thirsty series 'Vikings' .

The drama was shot in the €22m Ashford Studios in Wicklow and has been a ratings hit in the US. It will go into production this summer with a 2015 release date.

Irish Independent

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