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Sister act claim €500,000 lottery prize

Sister act claim €500,000 lottery prize

Two lucky sisters who spent their day on a shopping spree in Limerick city got an unexpected bargain when they scooped €500,000 in the EuroMillions Plus draw on Friday 17 February. The two sisters, who wish to keep their identity private, purchased their winning Quick Pick selection ticket at Gleesons Newsagents on Henry Street in […]

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Community Day unites people of Limerick

Community Day unites people of Limerick

Limerick people got their chance to have their say on a range of local issues at a Community Day in Limerick city on Wednesday 22 February. The Community Participation Network, Limerick (CPN) organised the event to allow people to meet with their local Public Participation Network representatives to discuss the accessibility issues affecting them in […]

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Strong opposition to closure of Veterinary Lab

Strong opposition to closure of Veterinary Lab

Fine Gael TD Tom Neville has aired his concerns about the potential closure of Limerick’s Regional Veterinary Laboratory in Meelick. Speaking in Dáil Eireann, Deputy Neville said: “I have received representations from people in the County Clare side of Limerick relating to the veterinary laboratory there. We would strongly oppose its closure.” Fine Gael TD for […]

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BREAKING NEWS

#BREAKING Bridge strike forces Limerick road closure over chemical alert

#BREAKING Bridge strike forces Limerick road closure over chemical alert

A BRIDGE-strike has resulted in the closure of the Old Cork Road in Limerick as Emergency Services tend to a chemical alert associated with materials which were carried in a truck which crashed. Four units from the Limerick City and County Fire and Rescue Service are at the scene near the Kilmallock Road Roundabout where a […]

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€69 fares to US from Shannon announced

€69 fares to US from Shannon announced

bernie@limerickpost.ie TRANSATLANTIC flights for just €69 one way to the US from Shannon have just been announced. Norwegian lost no time after getting the go-ahead for flights between Ireland and the USA in announcing a twice weekly service from Shannon. The services will start on July 1 between Shannon and Stewart International Airport, Orange County – just […]

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#BREAKING Bomb found in car at Limerick city Garda station

#BREAKING Bomb found in car at Limerick city Garda station

  A HOMEMADE bomb was made safe during the early hours of Wednesday morning at the main Garda Station in Limerick City. The army bomb squad was dispatched to Henry Street Garda station after the explosive device was found in the back of a car that was impounded during an earlier Garda operation. Members of the […]

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SPORT

Opinion – Them’s the Rules

Opinion – Them’s the Rules

UNDER the current World Rugby regulations, if a person lives in this country, or any country for that matter, for three years, they are eligible to play for that country on the international stage. That is the rule. I don’t like the rule, but that is the rule. So what has baffled me in recent […]

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Young Munster face Cork Con in Senior Cup Final

Young Munster face Cork Con in Senior Cup Final

YOUNG MUNSTER’S will face Cork Constitution in this season’s Munster Senior Cup final, sponsored by Bank of Ireland. The tie, which is a repeat of last season’s showpiece, kicks off at Irish Independent Park at 2.30pm this Sunday afternoon. Last season’s final, saw Cork Con come out on top 14-7, claiming their fourth title in […]

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Limerick seek first NFL win in Carlow

Limerick seek first NFL win in Carlow

THE Limerick Senior footballers take on Carlow this Saturday night in round three of the Allianz National Football league. The tie, which throws in at 7pm in Netwatch Cullen Park, will see one of the contestants pick up their first win of the season. Limerick enter the game on the back of two losses to […]

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LIFESTYLE

Talking Heads screening makes sense for Millennium Film Club

Talking Heads screening makes sense for Millennium Film Club

MILLENNIUM Film Club at Millennium Theatre, Moylish continues its second season with a music documentary classic. Expect a major turnout to absorb ‘Stop Making Sense’, Talking Heads in Concert on Tuesday 28 next, 8pm. This David Byrne riot will be preceded by the City of Culture funded short film, ‘The Apparel’. Booking in advance at […]

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Before Monsters Were Made…

Before Monsters Were Made…

RARE that theatre leans to the genre of thriller. Welcome, heart in thump, to ‘Before Monsters Were Made’ at Lime Tree Theatre for one night on Saturday February 25, 8pm. This sombre mystery is about suspicion, accusations, morbidity and burst families. A girl goes missing from the village and the upstanding Colgans struggle in being […]

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Pat McCabe show for Transition student Youth Theatre

Pat McCabe show for Transition student Youth Theatre

TWENTY years a-growing, Limerick Youth Theatre is staging the Patrick McCabe play ‘Frank Pig Says Hello’, directed by LYT graduate Naomi O’Kelly. The students taking part as crew and cast belong to Transition Year Theatre and ‘Frank Pig’ is very much the Glasgow based director’s show of choice. “It is likely to be different from […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Talking Heads screening makes sense for Millennium Film Club

Talking Heads screening makes sense for Millennium Film Club

MILLENNIUM Film Club at Millennium Theatre, Moylish continues its second season with a music documentary classic. Expect a major turnout to absorb ‘Stop Making Sense’, Talking Heads in Concert on Tuesday 28 next, 8pm. This David Byrne riot will be preceded by the City of Culture funded short film, ‘The Apparel’. Booking in advance at […]

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Pat McCabe show for Transition student Youth Theatre

Pat McCabe show for Transition student Youth Theatre

TWENTY years a-growing, Limerick Youth Theatre is staging the Patrick McCabe play ‘Frank Pig Says Hello’, directed by LYT graduate Naomi O’Kelly. The students taking part as crew and cast belong to Transition Year Theatre and ‘Frank Pig’ is very much the Glasgow based director’s show of choice. “It is likely to be different from […]

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Playing out the Cold War in Chess

Playing out the Cold War in Chess

‘ONE NIGHT in Bangkok’: Limerick Musical Society will transport you there on its ‘Chess’ board, production of choice this Spring. University Concert Hall is the venue, booking in advance for Thursday March 30 to Saturday April 1, 8pm at www.uch.ie Gerry Ryan, treasurer and PRO for this AIMS-laden troupe, outlines the tension riven story set […]

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PHOTOS

After Dark – Munster Heart Foundation Ball

After Dark – Munster Heart Foundation Ball

IF you are a fan of black tie social occasions and you would like to support a fantastic cause, then look no further than the upcoming Munster Heart Foundation Ball. Organisers gathered last week at The Savoy in the centre of Limerick to unveil the line up for what will be the inaugural event for […]

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After Dark –  ‘this is an Irish dance’ at Lime Tree Theatre

After Dark – ‘this is an Irish dance’ at Lime Tree Theatre

IRISH dance enthusiasts were in for a real treat last Friday evening as the Lime Tree Theatre hosted ‘this is an Irish dance’ at the popular venue on the South Circular Road. Legendary Riverdance star Jean Butler created this unique new show with Belfast based cellist Neil Martin, delighting audiences with her return to the […]

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Game on for Chess moves by Limerick Musical Society

Game on for Chess moves by Limerick Musical Society

A STRONG lineup of energetic and enthusiastic principals and chorus has been assembled for ‘Chess’, the eagerly awaited musical from Limerick Musical Society playing out at UCH March 30 to April 1. Cast and crew gathered for the media shindig in  Dolan’s front bar on Wednesday 22 to roll out news of roles, songs, dates […]

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Other Recent Stories

Sister act claim €500,000 lottery prize

Sister act claim €500,000 lottery prize

| February 26, 2017

Two lucky sisters who spent their day on a shopping spree in Limerick city got an unexpected bargain when they scooped €500,000 in the EuroMillions Plus draw on Friday 17 February. The two sisters, who wish to keep their identity private, purchased their winning Quick Pick selection ticket at Gleesons Newsagents on Henry Street in […]

Continue Reading

Community Day unites people of Limerick

Community Day unites people of Limerick

| February 26, 2017

Limerick people got their chance to have their say on a range of local issues at a Community Day in Limerick city on Wednesday 22 February. The Community Participation Network, Limerick (CPN) organised the event to allow people to meet with their local Public Participation Network representatives to discuss the accessibility issues affecting them in […]

Continue Reading

After Dark – Munster Heart Foundation Ball

After Dark – Munster Heart Foundation Ball

| February 26, 2017

IF you are a fan of black tie social occasions and you would like to support a fantastic cause, then look no further than the upcoming Munster Heart Foundation Ball. Organisers gathered last week at The Savoy in the centre of Limerick to unveil the line up for what will be the inaugural event for […]

Continue Reading

After Dark –  ‘this is an Irish dance’ at Lime Tree Theatre

After Dark – ‘this is an Irish dance’ at Lime Tree Theatre

| February 25, 2017

IRISH dance enthusiasts were in for a real treat last Friday evening as the Lime Tree Theatre hosted ‘this is an Irish dance’ at the popular venue on the South Circular Road. Legendary Riverdance star Jean Butler created this unique new show with Belfast based cellist Neil Martin, delighting audiences with her return to the […]

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Strong opposition to closure of Veterinary Lab

Strong opposition to closure of Veterinary Lab

| February 25, 2017

Fine Gael TD Tom Neville has aired his concerns about the potential closure of Limerick’s Regional Veterinary Laboratory in Meelick. Speaking in Dáil Eireann, Deputy Neville said: “I have received representations from people in the County Clare side of Limerick relating to the veterinary laboratory there. We would strongly oppose its closure.” Fine Gael TD for […]

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