NEWS

Limerick councillor rips up Irish Water contract

Limerick councillor rips up Irish Water contract

FORGET the Ice Bucket Challenge, Anti-Austerity Alliance councillor for Limerick City North, Cian Prendiville is spearheading a new craze whereby people will commit not to pay the water tax. Cllr Prendiville is hoping the ‘AAA Irish Water Challenge’ will take off and even ripped up the Irish Water application form sent to his household this Monday […]

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An out of this world event at Lough Gur

An out of this world event at Lough Gur

IT’S no secret to most Limerick people that Lough Gur is out of this world, but with the visit of US astronaut Al Worden this week, it’s now official! On October 10 and 11, a series of public lectures, talks, contemplative tours and live music will take place as part of the Spirit of Place […]

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Call for action on Limerick commercial rate valuation

Call for action on Limerick commercial rate valuation

LIMERICK City and County Council has been asked to send a clear message to the Government to enact emergency legislation that will set the annual rateable value of commercial properties at 2014 levels. Speaking ahead of a special Council meeting to debate the rateable valuation process this Friday, Independent councillor for Adare-Rathkeale, Emmett O’Brien also called for […]

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BREAKING NEWS

Buildings targeted by graffiti vandals

Buildings targeted by graffiti vandals

Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie BUILDINGS that were targeted in overnight attacks of vandalism are being examined as is CCTV footage, to try and ascertain the identity of the culprits involved. Gardai at Henry Street are reviewing the footage after a number of buildings in the Mount Kennett area, Dock Road and Henry Street were daubed in […]

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Make abuse a crime from the start – call

Make abuse a crime from the start – call

A LIMERICK group campaigning to have incidents of domestic violence treated as criminal from the outset say more needs to be done to deal with perpetrators and protect victims. The United and Strong group are about to launch a peer support service, having formed the lobby group after encountering each other in various services for […]

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Dutch flight diverted to Shannon

Dutch flight diverted to Shannon

Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie A DUTCH KLM flight carrying almost 300 passengers was forced to make an precautionary emergency landing at Shannon Airport this Wednesday morning. Bound for Amsterdam from South America, flight KL765 alerted air traffic control that it would be diverting to the co Clare airport. The plane landed safely in Shannon at 9.37am […]

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SPORT

Limerick-based rugby star named Sportswoman of the Month for August

Limerick-based rugby star named Sportswoman of the Month for August

LIMERICK-based rugby player Fiona Coghlan has been named as winner of The Irish Times/Irish Sports Council Sportswoman Award for August after her superb displays for Ireland in the Women’s Rugby World Cup in France. The UL Bohemian star was captain of the Irish team which reached the semi-finals of that tournament, in which they inflicted a […]

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Limerick duo play their part in Ireland under 19 victory

Limerick duo play their part in Ireland under 19 victory

TWO Limerick players featured in the Republic of Ireland under 19 side that recorded an impressive 1-0 victory over a highly-rated Netherlands side at Tallaght Stadium on Monday evening. Joel Coustrain, who is currently with English League One club Sheffield United, started the game and played for 84 minutes, giving a very good account of himself […]

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Win tickets to  The Guinness Pro12 Rugby Final

Win tickets to The Guinness Pro12 Rugby Final

To celebrate the Guinness PRO12 match between Munster and Edinburgh taking place in Thomond Park this Friday 5th September, The Limerick Post has teamed up with Specsavers, sponsors of the Guinness PRO12 rugby referees, to give you the chance to win one of two pairs of tickets to the final. To be in with the […]

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LIFESTYLE

Stitches in time for Limerick design students

Stitches in time for Limerick design students

by Aoife McLoughlin LIMERICK School of Art & Design (LSAD) students will have their dress designs inspired by gas masks, 18th century soldier’s helmets, rifles and a World War I parachute on display at the National Museum at Collins Barracks. The 12 garments, inspired by the museum’s award-winning exhibition ‘Soldiers & Chiefs’ were designed and made […]

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The Pigtown Fling: More than a one night stand

The Pigtown Fling: More than a one night stand

The largest music project of Limerick’s City of Culture year comes to fruition this weekend and promises to leave the city’s music industry with a lasting legacy by Eric FitzGerald eric@limerickpost.ie AS PART of Limerick City of Culture 2014 and its biggest musical event, over 60 Limerick musicians, producers, engineers and documentary makers have collaborated […]

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#video FOX JAW – ‘Falling Debris’

#video FOX JAW – ‘Falling Debris’

LIMERICK’S Fox Jaw have just released a new single from the eagerly anticipated second album due later this week. ‘Falling Debris’ is the third single from the upcoming sophomore album, ‘Ghost’s Parade’. The video directed and Edited by Shane Serrano features lots of cameo appearances of well known Limerick faces. ‘Falling Debris’ is a funny, […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

The Pigtown Fling: More than a one night stand

The Pigtown Fling: More than a one night stand

The largest music project of Limerick’s City of Culture year comes to fruition this weekend and promises to leave the city’s music industry with a lasting legacy by Eric FitzGerald eric@limerickpost.ie AS PART of Limerick City of Culture 2014 and its biggest musical event, over 60 Limerick musicians, producers, engineers and documentary makers have collaborated […]

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#video FOX JAW – ‘Falling Debris’

#video FOX JAW – ‘Falling Debris’

LIMERICK’S Fox Jaw have just released a new single from the eagerly anticipated second album due later this week. ‘Falling Debris’ is the third single from the upcoming sophomore album, ‘Ghost’s Parade’. The video directed and Edited by Shane Serrano features lots of cameo appearances of well known Limerick faces. ‘Falling Debris’ is a funny, […]

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Virtually There – arts, technology and childhood

Virtually There – arts, technology and childhood

‘VIRTUALLY There’, a national touring exhibition of work by artists, children and teachers created through online residencies, opened last week at Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road. The exhibition forms part of Lime Tree Theatre’s Bualadh Bos Children’s Festival, set for the month of October. Installed in the recaption area of the college and an […]

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PHOTOS

Limerick bids farewell to giant grandmother

Limerick bids farewell to giant grandmother

Despite a technical malfunction that resulted in a two hour delay and a change of route that left thousands of spectators disappointed, record crowds lined the streets and quays of Limerick to wish Grandma Giant farewell on one of the hottest days of the summer. According to Limerick City of Culture organizers, there were over […]

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Double vision at Abbeyfeale school

Double vision at Abbeyfeale school

It was a case of double vision when eight sets of twins turned up for their first day of secondary school in Colaiste Ide agus Iosef, Abbeyfeale on Wednesday.  They are: Luke and Holly Scannell, Orla and Maeve Quirke, Michelle and Noelle Curtin, Caoimhe and Shona Hickey, Jack and David O’Conner, Jamie and Gearoid Browne, […]

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The Giants Journey to Limerick

The Giants Journey to Limerick

In less than six weeks’ time, the biggest event of Limerick City Culture 2014 ‘The Giants Journey’ will take place 5th, 6th and 7th September . It will be the single biggest event in Limerick since the Pope visited in 1979 with over 100,000 visitors. Today the huge giant Grandmother that will be live on Limerick’s city streets […]

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Other Recent Stories

Limerick councillor rips up Irish Water contract

Limerick councillor rips up Irish Water contract

| September 18, 2014

FORGET the Ice Bucket Challenge, Anti-Austerity Alliance councillor for Limerick City North, Cian Prendiville is spearheading a new craze whereby people will commit not to pay the water tax. Cllr Prendiville is hoping the ‘AAA Irish Water Challenge’ will take off and even ripped up the Irish Water application form sent to his household this Monday […]

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An out of this world event at Lough Gur

An out of this world event at Lough Gur

| September 18, 2014

IT’S no secret to most Limerick people that Lough Gur is out of this world, but with the visit of US astronaut Al Worden this week, it’s now official! On October 10 and 11, a series of public lectures, talks, contemplative tours and live music will take place as part of the Spirit of Place […]

Continue Reading

Call for action on Limerick commercial rate valuation

Call for action on Limerick commercial rate valuation

| September 18, 2014

LIMERICK City and County Council has been asked to send a clear message to the Government to enact emergency legislation that will set the annual rateable value of commercial properties at 2014 levels. Speaking ahead of a special Council meeting to debate the rateable valuation process this Friday, Independent councillor for Adare-Rathkeale, Emmett O’Brien also called for […]

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Just the ticket for ‘cheeky’ Limerick councillor

Just the ticket for ‘cheeky’ Limerick councillor

| September 18, 2014

BETWEEN foreign junkets and travel expenses, councillors have plenty of perks to make their political lives more cushy. Alas, as this photograph taken by an irate by-passer shows, free on-street parking in the city is not one of them. Rather than pay the €2 to park his car in a disc parking zone in the […]

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Limerick residents raise concerns over gas meters

Limerick residents raise concerns over gas meters

| September 18, 2014

RESIDENTS in a Corbally housing estate are calling on Bord Gáis to remove gas meter boxes that have been on their front lawns for over 20 years. Householders in Abbeylock say that the boxes are causing an obstruction and could cause accidents. They now want the gas suppliers to remove the meters and put them on […]

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