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Our most read stories of 2016 in news

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In a most-read series we take a look at our top stories of each section of the Limerick Voice website.

Today, we look at our most read news stories.

1. Over 300 attend Mental Health talk with Dr. Fergus Heffernan at LIT

Cathy Jones, Dr, Fergus Heffernan and Patrick Fitzgerald

Known for his inspirational talks, Dr. Heffernan holds qualifications as a psychologist, a psychotherapist, a family therapist, a scientist and a biologist, but says in reality, he is an educationalist.

 

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2. Irish filmmaker criticises government’s approach to mental health

Director Terry McMahon speaking at the Belltable. Photo: Cillian Sherlock

“What we’re talking about, essentially, is a state intervention, or an intervention where somebody in power is allowed to determine your destiny simply because they have been given the authority to do so.”

 

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3. Lower income families in Limerick to go from paying €85 per week to €4 for childcare in today’s budget announcement

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Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone, said that lower income families in Limerick will benefit dramatically from today’s budget announcement.

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4. Young couple walk from Dublin to Limerick for suicide prevention

Tegan and Darren Milton

This is part two of three challenges set by the couple to raise vital funds for two charities, Corbett Suicide Prevention Limerick and Mission Mexico.

 

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5. Limerick Mental Health week launches series of events to highlight importance of support and awareness

TD Jan O'Sullivan, Karl Spain (Limerick Mental Health week 2016 ambassador) and Dr Jennifer McMahon, (Limerick Mental Health Association Chairperson.)

Speaking about the upcoming budget and funds allocated to mental health, Ms O’Sullivan said that she would like to see a focus on spending in areas like mental health and childcare, services that “we don’t spend enough on in Ireland.”

 

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6. Body of woman in early twenties discovered in Limerick city apartment

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The body was discovered just after midday on Tuesday, November 8.

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7. Political cartoonist Aseem Trivedi speaks at the University of Limerick

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The 29-year-old’s arrest sparked outrage on media platforms worldwide, which he felt put pressure on the Indian government to release him five days after his arrest.

 

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8. Camogie player airlifted to hospital after collapsing on pitch

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The game between Newcastle West Camogie Club and Tournafulla GAA Club in Coolyroe was called off when the girl fell unconscious shortly after the second half had started.

 

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9. New bus route for Limerick’s public transport network

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The 304 service operates from Raheen to the University of Limerick but the new route will no longer pass by the train station. Instead, it will accommodate the large residential areas of Raheen and Ballycummin.

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10. Limerick city and county councillors pay tribute to late Munster rugby head coach Anthony Foley

Tributes pour in for late Munster rugby head coach Anthony Foley

“It’s so difficult to be here today with his loss. He was a pleasure to play with, a man amongst the boys.”

 

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