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Win cinema tickets

Win cinema tickets

ODEON Limerick is this week giving away one pair of tickets and two large combo meals for a film of your choice at their cinema at the Castletroy Shopping Centre. To be in with a chance, answer the following question and email your answer to competitions@limerickpost.ie by 9am on Monday August 21. What film is the next […]

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Limerick Rose Kayleigh Maher makes finals

Limerick Rose Kayleigh Maher makes finals

The Limerick Rose will appear on the televised Rose of Tralee Selection nights for the first time in 10 years. Kayleigh Maher (24) is one of 16 Roses who were announced as qualifiers for the TV selections with Dáithí Ó Sé in the Dome next Monday and Tuesday night. A total of 32 Roses will […]

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No Garda checks on Limerick fosterers

No Garda checks on Limerick fosterers

CHILDREN in foster care in Limerick have been left at massive risk with 146 people either fostering or living with them who have not been approved by Gardaí. A report from HIQUA, the health services watchdog, highlighted significant shortfalls in the service, with 30 foster parents and 116 people over the age of 16 in […]

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BUSINESS

Shannon airport on the lookout for branding guru

Shannon airport on the lookout for branding guru

SHANNON AIRPORT is looking for a bright business spark who will help it take flight in the competition stakes with other airports. The Shannon Group is seeking a business consultant to help create “a renewed commercial strategy and brand framework” to gain an increased spend from passengers and get travellers to give the airport repeat […]

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Breakfast briefing on digesting new knowledge

Breakfast briefing on digesting new knowledge

SHANNON Chamber, Atlantic Aviation Group and the University of Limerick (UL) are joining forces in an effort to encourage more business executives to perfect their management and leadership skills.  As part of its Skillnet undertakings, Shannon Chamber is hosting a breakfast briefing at the Oakwood Hotel in Shannon on Wednesday, August 16 at which details of […]

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Frustrated passengers could set their sights on Shannon

Frustrated passengers could set their sights on Shannon

AIRPORT delays, that are crippling holiday-makers plans at larger European airports could be a blessing in disguise for smaller airports such as Shannon, the head of the Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) has said.  Pat Dawson said increased security in Europe happened to coincide with the busiest weeks of the year for holidaymakers and those […]

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SPORT

UL Eagles basketball aim to soar back to top tier

UL Eagles basketball aim to soar back to top tier

FOLLOWING a tough season which ended in relegation last year, the University of Limerick (UL) Eagles are aiming to fly back to the top rank of the Irish men’s basketball league. The 2016/2017 season ended with heartbreak as the Eagles, having won two championships in the past decade, found themselves relegated from Ireland’s premier division. […]

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Limerick’s Shadowman is making a big impact

Limerick’s Shadowman is making a big impact

Limerick’s Shadowman continues to make a big impact in tackling sport injuries with a training aid that allows teams simulate real game situations. Having suffered injuries to both shoulders, a two-year break from the game saw Shadowman founder and chief executive JP Hartigan forced to leave his rugby playing days behind him at the young […]

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Limerick athlete James Quinlan rows on to double gold

Limerick athlete James Quinlan rows on to double gold

A LIMERICK teenager struck double gold in Belgium last weekend when he was a member of the Irish team at a prestigious European junior rowing tournament. 17 year old James Quinlan from Castleconnell was part of the Junior men’s quadruple rowing crew that secured two gold medals for Ireland at the Coupe de la Jeunesse […]

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LIFESTYLE

Fay Milton (Savages) DJ Set

Fay Milton (Savages) DJ Set

LONDON band Savages had their critically acclaimed debut (2013) and sophomore (2016) albums nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. Savages set at Electric Picnic last September was one of the highlights of the festival. Fay Milton, the band’s drummer, will play an exclusive DJ set in the Kasbah Club, Dolan’s on Saturday September 16. “Dolan’s […]

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Megacone & Zombie Picnic:  Prog Double Header

Megacone & Zombie Picnic: Prog Double Header

PROG Rockers Megacone from Dublin join forces with Limerick’s Zombie Picnic for a night of post-rock nuance and complexity that promises to both attack and soothe your eardrums, sometimes in the same 16 bars. The instrumental band from Limerick formed in the summer of 2012. In the line up, Jim Griffin (guitar), Dave Tobin (guitar), […]

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The Elation live show for Chez Le Fab

The Elation live show for Chez Le Fab

CORK group The Elation scored a Top 20 hit with debut single ‘XO’ and followed up with the equally catchy single Catch just two months later. The band’s blend of classic funk groove with modern dance floor production made XO a guaranteed party hit. The Elation can be heard on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play Store, […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Fay Milton (Savages) DJ Set

Fay Milton (Savages) DJ Set

LONDON band Savages had their critically acclaimed debut (2013) and sophomore (2016) albums nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. Savages set at Electric Picnic last September was one of the highlights of the festival. Fay Milton, the band’s drummer, will play an exclusive DJ set in the Kasbah Club, Dolan’s on Saturday September 16. “Dolan’s […]

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Megacone & Zombie Picnic:  Prog Double Header

Megacone & Zombie Picnic: Prog Double Header

PROG Rockers Megacone from Dublin join forces with Limerick’s Zombie Picnic for a night of post-rock nuance and complexity that promises to both attack and soothe your eardrums, sometimes in the same 16 bars. The instrumental band from Limerick formed in the summer of 2012. In the line up, Jim Griffin (guitar), Dave Tobin (guitar), […]

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The Elation live show for Chez Le Fab

The Elation live show for Chez Le Fab

CORK group The Elation scored a Top 20 hit with debut single ‘XO’ and followed up with the equally catchy single Catch just two months later. The band’s blend of classic funk groove with modern dance floor production made XO a guaranteed party hit. The Elation can be heard on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play Store, […]

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PHOTOS

Limerick After Dark – Pig n Porter festival

Limerick After Dark – Pig n Porter festival

IT HAS evolved over the years from a small sporting event to an internationally renowned festival of sport, music and food. Now in its 16th year the Pig ’n’ Porter festival was back with a huge line up of events. Ireland’s biggest and most popular Tag Rugby Festival kicked off last Thursday hosted by Old […]

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We were the champions: Limerick Pipe Band

We were the champions: Limerick Pipe Band

Having piped their way to the glory of Munster (Junior) Champions on June 11, 1967 in Cork, members of the 20-strong Limerick Pipe Band saluted their audience in full dress. From left, standing: P Ryan, pipe major; C Leo, J McManus, T McMahon, V Lyons, S Kiely, J Williams, T Williams, T Moore. Front: Ge […]

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Limerick blogger discusses search for perfect partner in new TV ad

Limerick blogger discusses search for perfect partner in new TV ad

A blogger from Limerick makes her on-screen debut this month in a new campaign from car insurance brand its4women.ie. Sinead O’Brien from Patrickswell appears in a TV ad currently airing on RTE One which sees her share her experiences and insights into what it means to look for and find the perfect partner. Sinead beat off […]

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Other Recent Stories

Win cinema tickets

Win cinema tickets

| August 18, 2017

ODEON Limerick is this week giving away one pair of tickets and two large combo meals for a film of your choice at their cinema at the Castletroy Shopping Centre. To be in with a chance, answer the following question and email your answer to competitions@limerickpost.ie by 9am on Monday August 21. What film is the next […]

Continue Reading

Limerick Rose Kayleigh Maher makes finals

Limerick Rose Kayleigh Maher makes finals

| August 18, 2017

The Limerick Rose will appear on the televised Rose of Tralee Selection nights for the first time in 10 years. Kayleigh Maher (24) is one of 16 Roses who were announced as qualifiers for the TV selections with Dáithí Ó Sé in the Dome next Monday and Tuesday night. A total of 32 Roses will […]

Continue Reading

No Garda checks on Limerick fosterers

No Garda checks on Limerick fosterers

| August 18, 2017

CHILDREN in foster care in Limerick have been left at massive risk with 146 people either fostering or living with them who have not been approved by Gardaí. A report from HIQUA, the health services watchdog, highlighted significant shortfalls in the service, with 30 foster parents and 116 people over the age of 16 in […]

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Limerick public transport to drive anti-racism message

Limerick public transport to drive anti-racism message

| August 18, 2017

LIMERICK’S buses and trains will be getting a makeover next week, as part of a campaign to tackle racism on public transport, as Transport for Ireland launches its “We’re all made of the same stuff” campaign. Coordinated by the Immigrant Council of Ireland, it is the biggest anti-racism campaign in Europe with more than a thousand […]

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Fay Milton (Savages) DJ Set

Fay Milton (Savages) DJ Set

| August 18, 2017

LONDON band Savages had their critically acclaimed debut (2013) and sophomore (2016) albums nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. Savages set at Electric Picnic last September was one of the highlights of the festival. Fay Milton, the band’s drummer, will play an exclusive DJ set in the Kasbah Club, Dolan’s on Saturday September 16. “Dolan’s […]

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