Market rents rise 13.7% amid ‘chronic’ supply shortage – report

The most recent rental report from the real estate website reveals that rents being sought on the open market in the last three months of 2022 were 13.7% higher than those during the same time last year. The average rent was 126% higher at €1,733 per month at the end of 2022 compared to … Read more

Stripe to lay off 14% of global workforce

Stripe, the digital payments giant founded by Limerick brothers Patrick and John Collison, is to lay off 14% of its workforce globally. The business, which was valued at $95 billion (€97 billion) in its last funding round, will reduce its workforce, according to an email sent to employees on Thursday from the Collison brothers. The … Read more

New bus routes and increased capacity announced for Limerick

New and improved bus routes, as well as additional capacity, have been announced for Limerick and many other counties. Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan and Minister of State Hildegarde Naughton announced the routes, saying the new and improved routes link Limerick to its hinterland and nationally as part of the new Connecting Ireland Rural Mobility … Read more

New Limerick Film and Digital Media Centre announced

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, and Minister of State for Skills and Further Education, Niall Collins, have announced significant investment to support the establishment of a new Film and Digital Media Centre of Excellence in Limerick. This key project in Limerick forms part of a first phase of … Read more

Johnson & Johnson to invest €100m and create 80 new jobs at Limerick site

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Ireland has announced a €100m investment in Limerick. The firm, which is a division of Johnson & Johnson MedTech, will use the investment to expand its existing site in Plassey, Limerick. The company’s ongoing investment in Ireland will also result in the creation of up to 80 additional jobs. The … Read more

Three men arrested over fatal Monasterevin attack released without charge

Three men who were arrested following an assault that left a man dead in Monasterevin, County Kildare, have now been released without charge. The men all in their early 20s were all released on Tuesday night, the gardai said. After being taken into custody earlier on Tuesday, they were being held in a number of Garda … Read more

Boy, 3, dies in Co. Limerick after being hit by a vehicle

A three-year-old boy died following a tragic incident in Limerick on Friday. At before 10.30 am, a vehicle struck the kid, who was identified locally as Padraig Cunningham, in Ballyduhig, west Limerick, leaving him critically injured. The kid was treated by emergency personnel who arrived on the site, however, he was later declared dead at … Read more

House prices report: How much salary you need to buy a house in Ireland?

The cost of owning a home in Ireland is quickly on the rise alongside the cost of the necessities. The latest report found that nationally, housing prices rose 5.3 percent in the second quarter of 2022, 3.4% in Dublin, and 6.1% elsewhere around the country. According to a new report published by property website MyHome, … Read more

Three Ireland creates 175 new jobs at Limerick customer centre

Three Ireland announced a strong expansion of its operations at its Limerick customer experience centre, with the creation of 175 new jobs over the next 4 years as the Irish office begins to export services to Three UK business customers for the first time. The 175 new jobs will include both full-time and part-time positions … Read more

House prices in Ireland rise by average of 9.5% in a year

House prices in Ireland have risen by an average of 9.5 percent over the last year, according to a report by a property website. The latest sales report from Daft. ie shows that prices increased 3.8 percent on average between March and June, the largest three-month gain in almost two years. The report also showed … Read more

Warning over new email scam which claims user is being investigated for child sex offences

Gardai have warned the public to be aware of a new scam in which people receive an email claiming to be from gardaí. The fake email states that the individuals computer is to be seized in relation to investigations into “child pornography – paedophilia – cyber pornography – sex trafficking” or some similar claim. Officers … Read more

Defence Minister in Limerick to open €3.2m multi-sports facility

The Defence Minister Simon Coveney officially opened a new Gymnasium and Multi Sports facility at Sarsfield Barracks,Limerick. This new €3.2m facility is an important element of the Defence Force’s ongoing capital building programme, Minister said.  The building represents a significant upgrading of the facilities of Sarsfield Barracks and is one of a suite of new … Read more