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People of Ireland make Sebastian’s Christmas wish come true

People of Ireland make Sebastian’s Christmas wish come true

EARLIER this week, the parents of four-year-old Sebastian McLoughlin from Ballina, Co. Tipperary appealed for help in recreating Christmas for their little boy this Saturday as he has just weeks to leave. The appeal, broadcast on the Ray D’Arcy Show on RTÉ Radio 1 on Monday, received a phenomenal response from people all over the […]

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The mystery of the missing West Limerick road

The mystery of the missing West Limerick road

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie A PUBLIC road in West Limerick has gone on the missing list. The L6029 in Kilfinny — an 80 km local road — is in much need of some love and attention but it seems to have slipped off the radar as far as the maintenance department of Limerick City and […]

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36 JobBridge placements in council over past year

36 JobBridge placements in council over past year

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie LIMERICK City and County Council has placed 36 JobBridge interns in different departments since April 2014. The interns have been assigned to various departments in the local authority including Archives; Environment; Health and Safety; City of Culture; IT; Housing; Smarter Travel; Laboratory; Economic Development; Museum Arts; Learning Hub Limerick; Ormston House; […]

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BREAKING NEWS

Irish Beatbox Championships comes to Limerick

Irish Beatbox Championships comes to Limerick

LIMERICK City will see an explosion of hip-hop in the coming weeks. A new type of festival happening in June will bring together like minded individuals from all disciplines of hip-hop. ‘Bringing it Back’ will renew the vibe of old-skool hip-hop, giving it a new and modern twist. The festival is the brainchild of dance […]

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Film studio plans advance as Council buys former Dell building

Film studio plans advance as Council buys former Dell building

by Kathy Masterson kathy@limerickpost.ie THE establishment of a major film studio in Limerick is one step closer following Limerick City and County Council’s announcement that it is to purchase the former Dell building in Plassey. The local authority revealed this morning that it is to purchase the 350,000 square foot building from businessman PJ Noonan […]

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More Heathrow flights announced

More Heathrow flights announced

Shannon Airport’s resurgence got another boost this week with the announcement by Aer Lingus that it is to increase capacity on Heathrow by 20%. The airline will restore the Airbus 320 to the service, replacing the A319, which will add 25,000 seats for the winter season alone. Welcoming the announcement, Shannon Group plc CEO Neil […]

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SPORT

Limerick needs focus on sports tourism

Limerick needs focus on sports tourism

by Bernie English bernie@limerickpost.ie Ireland is underachieving in its sport tourism potential despite having the capacity to be a major global player, the Shannon Group European Sport Tourism Summit in Limerick has been told. According to one of the world’s leading experts on sport market intelligence, Mike Laflin of Sportcal, Ireland ranks just 60th in the […]

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Limerick beaten in drab Munster derby

Limerick beaten in drab Munster derby

Limerick FC 0-1 Cork City KARL Sheppard’s header midway through the first half was enough to give Cork City all three points against Limerick FC in a drab Munster derby at Jackman Park on Saturday evening. The win pushed Cork to within four points of leaders Dundalk, but Limerick’s day was made all the worse after […]

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Handball – Limerick Handballer claims prestigious Team Ireland place.

Handball – Limerick Handballer claims prestigious Team Ireland place.

The curtain came down on the 40×20 handball season at the weekend with a massive weekend of Juniors action in the 2015 Irish Junior 40×20 Nationals. Six Limerick handballers went into the weekend with high hopes of a big showing and certainly did the county proud in what must rank as one of the most […]

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LIFESTYLE

Irish Beatbox Championships comes to Limerick

Irish Beatbox Championships comes to Limerick

LIMERICK City will see an explosion of hip-hop in the coming weeks. A new type of festival happening in June will bring together like minded individuals from all disciplines of hip-hop. ‘Bringing it Back’ will renew the vibe of old-skool hip-hop, giving it a new and modern twist. The festival is the brainchild of dance […]

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Spiegeltent spectacular this weekend in Limerick

Spiegeltent spectacular this weekend in Limerick

Limerick will again enjoy an action packed June bank holiday weekend as the Spiegeltent returns to Arthur’s Quay Park for Culture & Chips 2015. It’s a food and culture carnival with a difference, taking place in an authentic, specially transported 1920s’ Spiegeltent right in the heart of the city. by Eric FitzGerald eric@limerickpost.ie MICK Flannery, […]

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Rally for Visual Arts forum

Rally for Visual Arts forum

ORMSTON House will host the fourth Visual Arts Workers Forum at 69 O’Connell Street this Friday 29 from 10 to 5pm. It’s an invitation to “voice your criticality, inspire your peers, debate your concerns”. This forum is an opportunity to co-support the field of the visual arts in Ireland today so book tickets €10-€20, lunch […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Irish Beatbox Championships comes to Limerick

Irish Beatbox Championships comes to Limerick

LIMERICK City will see an explosion of hip-hop in the coming weeks. A new type of festival happening in June will bring together like minded individuals from all disciplines of hip-hop. ‘Bringing it Back’ will renew the vibe of old-skool hip-hop, giving it a new and modern twist. The festival is the brainchild of dance […]

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Spiegeltent spectacular this weekend in Limerick

Spiegeltent spectacular this weekend in Limerick

Limerick will again enjoy an action packed June bank holiday weekend as the Spiegeltent returns to Arthur’s Quay Park for Culture & Chips 2015. It’s a food and culture carnival with a difference, taking place in an authentic, specially transported 1920s’ Spiegeltent right in the heart of the city. by Eric FitzGerald eric@limerickpost.ie MICK Flannery, […]

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Rally for Visual Arts forum

Rally for Visual Arts forum

ORMSTON House will host the fourth Visual Arts Workers Forum at 69 O’Connell Street this Friday 29 from 10 to 5pm. It’s an invitation to “voice your criticality, inspire your peers, debate your concerns”. This forum is an opportunity to co-support the field of the visual arts in Ireland today so book tickets €10-€20, lunch […]

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PHOTOS

Southside pitches Pirates against Mermaids

Southside pitches Pirates against Mermaids

SOUTHSIDE Stage School embraces city children  – 50 for these shows – in creating theatrical and musical platforms that are fun and educational. Look ahead to two shows coming up in Our Lady Queen of Peace school hall on Tuesday June 2 at 7pm,  ‘Pirates versus Mermaids’ and then ‘Alice in Wonderland’. Tickets at the […]

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Season triple launch in City Gallery

Season triple launch in City Gallery

by Rose Rushe IT was a crowded house for Limerick City Gallery of Art on Thursday May 21 for Ramon Kassam’s ‘Gallery’ on the ground floor and Gavin Hogg’s ‘Shadow Light’ occupying upper chambers and atrium. Siobhan O’Reilly, who has care of collections here, chose Drawings 11 as the third chapter, this absorbing and varied […]

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Year long show by LCFE Photography students

Year long show by LCFE Photography students

ANOTHER occasion on the Limerick College of Further Education events calendar will take place this Thursday May 27, 7.30pm in Absolute Hotel. Photography students launch their 13th annul exhibition, put together by 1st and 2nd Year photography learners from course work done this preceding academic year. They exhibit a selection of prints, fully titled. Spain […]

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Other Recent Stories

People of Ireland make Sebastian’s Christmas wish come true

People of Ireland make Sebastian’s Christmas wish come true

| May 28, 2015

EARLIER this week, the parents of four-year-old Sebastian McLoughlin from Ballina, Co. Tipperary appealed for help in recreating Christmas for their little boy this Saturday as he has just weeks to leave. The appeal, broadcast on the Ray D’Arcy Show on RTÉ Radio 1 on Monday, received a phenomenal response from people all over the […]

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The mystery of the missing West Limerick road

The mystery of the missing West Limerick road

| May 28, 2015

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie A PUBLIC road in West Limerick has gone on the missing list. The L6029 in Kilfinny — an 80 km local road — is in much need of some love and attention but it seems to have slipped off the radar as far as the maintenance department of Limerick City and […]

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36 JobBridge placements in council over past year

36 JobBridge placements in council over past year

| May 28, 2015

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie LIMERICK City and County Council has placed 36 JobBridge interns in different departments since April 2014. The interns have been assigned to various departments in the local authority including Archives; Environment; Health and Safety; City of Culture; IT; Housing; Smarter Travel; Laboratory; Economic Development; Museum Arts; Learning Hub Limerick; Ormston House; […]

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Limerick TDs accused of being cowardly in marriage campaign

Limerick TDs accused of being cowardly in marriage campaign

| May 28, 2015

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie SINN Féin councillor Maurice Quinlivan believes his recent comments about Fianna Fáil’s lack of involvement in the marriage equality referendum campaign in Limerick have been vindicated by the resignation of Senator Averil Power. The City North representative this week claimed that the “cynical and cowardly” nature of Fianna Fáil was exposed by […]

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Irish Beatbox Championships comes to Limerick

Irish Beatbox Championships comes to Limerick

| May 27, 2015

LIMERICK City will see an explosion of hip-hop in the coming weeks. A new type of festival happening in June will bring together like minded individuals from all disciplines of hip-hop. ‘Bringing it Back’ will renew the vibe of old-skool hip-hop, giving it a new and modern twist. The festival is the brainchild of dance […]

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