NEWS

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Home alone

FINANCE Minister Michael Noonan, who underwent eye surgery last month, will be left holding the purse strings on St Patrick’s Day as the Limerick Fine Gael TD’s ministerial colleagues take part in over 100 business events and 100 high-level political meetings in 27 countries. The Government’s St Patrick’s Day ‘Promote Ireland’ programme of international activity […]

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Public to have say on Foynes road improvements 

Public to have say on Foynes road improvements 

 The Public Consultation process on route corridor options for the Foynes to Limerick Road Improvement Scheme will start next week, the local authority has confirmed. Limerick City and County Council, through the Mid West National Road Design Office, and in consultation with the National Roads Authority are working to progress the Foynes to Limerick […]

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End bank veto call

End bank veto call

by Bernie English bernie@limerickpost.ie LIMERICK Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea, who is his party’s spokesman on Social Protection, has put his weight behind a bill which would stop banks having a veto on debt settlement proposals drawn up by Personal Insolvency Practitioners. Deputy O’Dea has claimed that there is “a clear strategy on the part of […]

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BREAKING NEWS

Terraced houses gutted in Limerick blaze

Terraced houses gutted in Limerick blaze

  Andrew Carey  andrew@limerickpost.ie A TERRACE of derelict houses on the south side of Limerick city was gutted and destroyed by fire early this Thursday morning.   The blaze broke out shortly after dawn and the alarm was raised to all emergency services with three tenders from Limerick City and County fire and rescue service arriving […]

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218 repossession cases on court list

218 repossession cases on court list

by Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie 218 applications for repossession of homes have been listed for this Friday’s sitting of Limerick Circuit Court. County registrar Pat Wallace is scheduled to hear the cases and one ex-parte application from a financial institution in his second repossession list for the current year which is one of the largest in […]

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Late night taxi torment for residents in Limerick City

Late night taxi torment for residents in Limerick City

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie DRUNK students having sex on doorsteps and taxi drivers urinating outside people’s homes are among the issues Limerick city residents say they have to deal with on college nights out. Families in Little Gerald Griffin Street claim they are kept awake until 5am every Thursday as noisy, intoxicated students pour on […]

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SPORT

Munster face Ospreys as local sides battle in #UBL

Munster face Ospreys as local sides battle in #UBL

MUNSTER face the Ospreys this Saturday in the Guinness Pro 12, knowing that a win is a must to maintain top spot in the league. Anthony Foley’s men have won their three games taking place during the Six Nations and a win this weekend would go along way to securing a home semi final with […]

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Sporting Limerick Podcast March 5 Edition

Sporting Limerick Podcast March 5 Edition

Liam Aherne, Jerome O’Connell, Andrew Cunneen and our own Donn O’Sullivan present this week’s Sporting Limerick Podcast. Topics covered this week include Limerick GAA, Limerick FC, Ireland Rugby and the Cheltenham Festival. Related posts: Sporting Limerick Podcast 6/3/14 THIS week’s Sporting Limerick Podcast features Hurling, Football, Soccer, Rugby… Sporting Limerick Podcast Week ending 23/11/14 THIS […]

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Something for the weekend – TV Listings

Something for the weekend – TV Listings

HAVING just about come back to earth following Ireland’s win over England in the Six Nations, there is another jam packed weekend of sport just around the corner. Soccer Thur-5-Mar CI Juventus v Fiorentina 7:45pm SS5 Fri-6-Mar SSE AL Sham’k Rvs v St Pats 7:40pm RTE2 Fri-6-Mar EC Fulham v Bournemouth 7:30pm SS1 Fri-6-Mar FL […]

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LIFESTYLE

Quarry’s Moment presents a stark challenge

Quarry’s Moment presents a stark challenge

by Rose Rushe “ONE of the most non-theatrical plays that I have ever done, which presents its own challenge,” is how John Anthony Murphy describes his latest project directing. He speaks of Deirdre Kinahan’s ‘Moment’ with Quarry Players, set to stage at No. 69 O’Connell Street from Tuesday March 10 to Saturday 14, 8pm show. […]

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Making sense of Lost and Found

Making sense of Lost and Found

by Rose Rushe LIMERICK town and country is backdrop to ‘Lost and Found’, one of two Film Limerick projects to scoop €15,000 from City of Culture. Carlow based Liam O’Neill and company Paradox Pictures won through the shortlist with this endearing tale of Charlie, a 10 year-old whose get-rich scheme is petnapping. He then sells […]

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Irish Chamber Orchestra’s Haydn with Hungary

Irish Chamber Orchestra’s Haydn with Hungary

A GENTLE reminder as to the Irish Chamber Orchestra’s return with Hungarian maestro Gábor Takács-Nagy this Friday March 6. This conductor/ artistic partner with the orchestra will end his current journey with Haydn with two sensational violin concerti. He introduces compatriot and extraordinary violinist 36 year-old Kristóf Baráti who performs these gems from Esterhazy. At […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Quarry’s Moment presents a stark challenge

Quarry’s Moment presents a stark challenge

by Rose Rushe “ONE of the most non-theatrical plays that I have ever done, which presents its own challenge,” is how John Anthony Murphy describes his latest project directing. He speaks of Deirdre Kinahan’s ‘Moment’ with Quarry Players, set to stage at No. 69 O’Connell Street from Tuesday March 10 to Saturday 14, 8pm show. […]

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Making sense of Lost and Found

Making sense of Lost and Found

by Rose Rushe LIMERICK town and country is backdrop to ‘Lost and Found’, one of two Film Limerick projects to scoop €15,000 from City of Culture. Carlow based Liam O’Neill and company Paradox Pictures won through the shortlist with this endearing tale of Charlie, a 10 year-old whose get-rich scheme is petnapping. He then sells […]

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Irish Chamber Orchestra’s Haydn with Hungary

Irish Chamber Orchestra’s Haydn with Hungary

A GENTLE reminder as to the Irish Chamber Orchestra’s return with Hungarian maestro Gábor Takács-Nagy this Friday March 6. This conductor/ artistic partner with the orchestra will end his current journey with Haydn with two sensational violin concerti. He introduces compatriot and extraordinary violinist 36 year-old Kristóf Baráti who performs these gems from Esterhazy. At […]

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PHOTOS

€12 million locum spend was for all Limerick hospitals

€12 million locum spend was for all Limerick hospitals

by Alan Jaques and Bernie English news@limerickpost.ie MORE than €12 million was spent on short-term locum medical staff in the University Hospital Limerick (UHL) hospitals group last year. According to documents released this week by the HSE to members of the Regional Health Forum West, spending on agency workers in Limerick has risen “drastically”, with the cost […]

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Limerick leads call to rule out sale

Limerick leads call to rule out sale

Fianna Fáil Social Protection spokesman Willie O’Dea is leading calls on the Government to firmly rule out the sale of the State’s shareholding in Aer Lingus now that the Minister for Transport appears to have finally recognised its strategic importance. The Limerick TD’s intervention comes in the wake of a statement from Transport Minister Pascal […]

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Lessons learned from Carambola Kidz whiz

Lessons learned from Carambola Kidz whiz

Limerick based Colm O’Brien award built up his Carambola Kidz Healthy School Lunch Business to produce 100,000 lunches weekly. Annacotty based in industry, O’Brien is also a motivational speaker, was key to Limerick Local Heroes profile and activity, founded PayDay Productions to bring professional theatre here and .. is now publisher. He  has written a […]

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Other Recent Stories

Home alone

Home alone

| March 6, 2015

FINANCE Minister Michael Noonan, who underwent eye surgery last month, will be left holding the purse strings on St Patrick’s Day as the Limerick Fine Gael TD’s ministerial colleagues take part in over 100 business events and 100 high-level political meetings in 27 countries. The Government’s St Patrick’s Day ‘Promote Ireland’ programme of international activity […]

Continue Reading

Public to have say on Foynes road improvements 

Public to have say on Foynes road improvements 

| March 6, 2015

 The Public Consultation process on route corridor options for the Foynes to Limerick Road Improvement Scheme will start next week, the local authority has confirmed. Limerick City and County Council, through the Mid West National Road Design Office, and in consultation with the National Roads Authority are working to progress the Foynes to Limerick […]

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End bank veto call

End bank veto call

| March 6, 2015

by Bernie English bernie@limerickpost.ie LIMERICK Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea, who is his party’s spokesman on Social Protection, has put his weight behind a bill which would stop banks having a veto on debt settlement proposals drawn up by Personal Insolvency Practitioners. Deputy O’Dea has claimed that there is “a clear strategy on the part of […]

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Limerick volunteers celebrate twelve months serving the city

Limerick volunteers celebrate twelve months serving the city

| March 6, 2015

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie IT’S one year since voluntary organization ‘Serve the City’ was set up to help the poor and marginalised in Limerick. To celebrate their landmark birthday last weekend, ‘Serve the City’ leaders from across Ireland joined local volunteers to reflect on the achievements of the past twelve months and outline their ambitions for […]

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Limerick’s newest music-making den

Limerick’s newest music-making den

| March 6, 2015

THE Park Kiosk is to become a music-making den this month. Filled with specially made instruments, the aim of sound artist Ed Devane’s Kiosk residency is to encourage creativity through music making and collaboration. Visitors will be able to play three types of mechanical, electroacoustic musical instruments: bowed strings, plucked strings, and a three-voice mechanical drum […]

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