There are 6 electoral areas in Limerick. Limerick City East, North and West with 8, 6 and 7 seats respectively. Adare-Rathkeale and Newcastle West each have 6 seats, while Cappamore-Kilmallock has 7 seats.
There are 4 electoral areas in Kerry. Killarney (8 Seats), Listowel (7 Seats), South and West Kerry (9 Seats) and Tralee (9 Seats)
There are 7 electoral areas in Cork City. Cork City North Central (5 seats), Cork City North East (4 Seats), Cork City North West (4 Seats), Cork City South Central (5 Seats), Cork City South East (7 Seats) and Cork City South West (6 Seats).
There are 9 electoral areas in Cork. Ballincollig-Carrigaline (10 seats), Bandon-Kinsale (6 Seats), Blarney-Macrooom (6 Seats), Cobh (7 Seats), East Cork (6 Seats), Fermoy (6 Seats), Kanturk-Mallow (6 Seats) and West Cork (8 Seats).
Waterford County Council's Arts Office has announced details of their annual Molly Keane Creative Writing Award. This is the 17th year of the award. The award is aimed at unpublished short stories to a maximum of 2000 words. Closing date for entries is Friday the 14th of March 2014.
Local artist Gerard Fenniman is to have an Exhibition of his work in the Clare County Museum from the 14th of Jan to 31st of Jan 2014. The artist was born in New York but grew up in County Clare, he attended the Limerick School of Art and Design. He move to London in the 1990s and return to Ireland in 2008 after a period in New York. He uses wood as his main material exploring concepts through his woodworking process.
The Arts Office at Waterford County Council in association with the ArtLinks Partners in Carlow, Kilkenny and Wexford are now taking applications for the ArtLinks Bursary Awards 2014. This is the 8th year of the bursary, which supports artists in Waterford, Kilkenny, Carlow and Wexford.
The HSE and the GAA in cork are joining forces to tackle stress. Minister of State, Kathleen Lynch, launched the joint initiative in Páirc Uí Rinn in Cork. Stress Control courses are to begin on Wednesday, January 29th at Midleton and St. Finbarr's GAA clubs, the courses will last six weeks. This is the first time in Ireland that a sports and health care partnership is to tackle stress in the community.
A hijacking occurred on the M20 in Limerick, in which a man in his 30s was forced off the road as he was travelling southbound in his car. He was threatened at knife point and money was taken from him. He was taken to Limerick Regional Hospital, his injures were not life threatening and he was later released. Two men and two women have been arrested in connection with the Hijacking.
Ennis will host the annual Irish Christmas Tree Throwing Championship on Sunday, 5th January 2014 from 13:00 until 16:00 at Active Ennis Tim Smyth Park, Ennis, Co. Clare. The event is organised by Ennis Town Council and Clare County Council and the proceeds of the event will go to the Clare Branch of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland. The event is common across Germany and Austria. Last years winner was John O'Dea from Co. Limerick who launched his Christmas tree 10.2 metres, just 2 metres short of the world record held by German Klaus Pubnaz. The contestants must throw a standard 1.5 meter tree.
Gardaí are investigating an armed robbery that took place in a service station in Waterford City on Tuesday 17th December 2013. The robbery occurred at 19:15 at a service station in Park Road. Two raiders entered the premises and threatened staff and customers, the raiders were in a possession of a knife. The left the service station with a sum of cash. One customer was injured during the raid and was taken to Waterford Regional Hospital, his injuries are not life threatening.
Two men have been arrested following a Garda search operation in Co. Limerick on Saturday (14/12/13). The operation was part of an ongoing investigation into criminal activate in the Limerick area. Cash was discovered at a property in Portcrusha near Castleconnell. The Divisional Drugs and Crime Units searched the property and found €1million in cash. The men are aged in their 40s and 50s.
Gardaí at Roxboro Road Garda Station are investing a shooting incident, which occured at Byrne Avenue, Prospect, Limerick. A 26 year old man was shot in the stomach. He was taken to University Hospital Limerick with non life threatening injuries. The shooting took place at 21:30 on Thursday 12/12/13. A man aged 28 has been arrested.
Kerry's Eoin Brosan (33) has called it a day. The senior football player with Kerry announced his decision on the Radio Kerry Sport show on Monday. He line out for with Dr Crokes as they claimed a 3-in-row win against Cratoe to hold on to the provincial crown on Sunday. He will remain with Dr Crokes but will not continue with County football. He made his senior début for the county in 2000.
Work on Bandon's drainage system was due to take place in 2011 and 2012. The work was suspended in 2013 by Cork County Council. Town Councillors were told this week that the Bandon scheme would have to look for funding through the newly established Uisce Éireann.
Gardaí in Co. Tipperary are investigating an aggravated burglary at a house in Killenaule, Thurles. The incident occurred in the early hours of the morning (21/11/2013). A family of five were at home at the time when it is believed that up to seven men entered their home. .