NEWS

Liverpool supporter Paddy gets the boot at Anfield

Liverpool supporter Paddy gets the boot at Anfield

ELEVEN-year-old Limerick schoolboy Paddy Mackessy visited Anfield last Sunday to see his beloved Liverpool FC secure Champions League qualification. It is a trip that is sure to live on in Paddy’s memory, and not only for the Reds’ thrilling 3-0 win over Middlesborough. After the game on Monday, the young Limerick lad and his mother […]

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The square will stay the square

The square will stay the square

A VOTE to change the name of The Square in Newcastle West to Con Colbert Square has been defeated.  The ballot box was opened this Wednesday in the Newcastle West District Office of Limerick City and County Council at Áras William Smith O’Brien. With 39 residents and ratepayers eligible to vote, it meant that when 22 […]

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UL President gravely concerned by RTÉ’s findings

UL President gravely concerned by RTÉ’s findings

The President of University of Limerick, Dr Des Fitzgerald, has said that RTÉ Investigates programme on governance at Irish universities raises issues “of grave concern.” Having already called for “a thorough, prompt and wholly independent review” and taken a series of actions to address governance failures at the university, Dr Fitzgerald current concerns centre around […]

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BUSINESS

Shannon Airport will play a key role in redressing economic imbalance

Shannon Airport will play a key role in redressing economic imbalance

Limerick Chamber has said that aviation must be one of the key focus areas for the government if it is to redress the current economic imbalance between the Dublin region and the rest of the country. In its submission to the National Planning Framework (NPF), ‘Ireland 2040 – Our Plan’, the Chamber said that in […]

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‘Legendary visionary’ from Sixmilebridge honoured at Shannon Aiport

‘Legendary visionary’ from Sixmilebridge honoured at Shannon Aiport

The man credited with spearheading a new era of economic development in Ireland has been celebrated with the unveiling of a bust at Shannon Airport. On the 100th anniversary of his birth, the late Dr. Brendan O’Regan was commemorated at a special ceremony at the airport. Among those in attendance were members of Dr. O’Regan’s family, Cathaoirleach […]

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Train services to be disrupted throughout month of June

Train services to be disrupted throughout month of June

Train services to and from Colbert Station are set to be disrupted throughout the month of June due to a major resignalling project on the railway lines. Bus transfers will operate on all train services to/from Limerick’s Colbert Station from the evening of the June 4 to June 25 inclusive. The following service alterations will […]

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SPORT

CJ made Honorary Ambassador for Limerick

CJ made Honorary Ambassador for Limerick

Munster, Ireland and Lions Rugby star CJ Stander has been made an Honorary International Ambassador for Limerick. He is being recognised for his outstanding commitment, support and encouragement to the people of Limerick and to the promotion of Limerick at home and abroad. The flanker, has made Limerick his home since he signed for Munster […]

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Munster reach Pro12 final with defeat of Ospreys at Thomond Park

Munster reach Pro12 final with defeat of Ospreys at Thomond Park

MUNSTER will face the Scarlets in the 2016/17 Pro12 final next weekend at the Aviva Stadium following their 23-3 win over the Ospreys at Thomond Park this evening. Tries from man of the match Francis Saili (26), Simon Zebo (61) and Andrew Conway (75) saw the regular season table toppers claim a final slot in […]

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Local rugby stars make UBL Awards shortlist

Local rugby stars make UBL Awards shortlist

THE ULSTER Bank League Awards make a welcome return to the Aviva Stadium for its fifth year on May 25th celebrating the best of club rugby in Ireland at the annual showcase event. Recognising the dedication and commitment shown across all divisions, the Ulster Bank League Awards celebrate the players, coaches and teams who continually […]

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LIFESTYLE

Fashion Knitwear collection showcases LSAD student’s talent

Fashion Knitwear collection showcases LSAD student’s talent

The first ever fashion knitwear show from students of Limerick’s School of Art and Design saw collections displayed to a packed house to raise funds for Limerick Suicide Watch. Introduced four years ago, this year saw the first ever group of students to graduate with a BA in Fashion Knitwear and Textile Design (FKT). The show […]

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‘Me, Myself and Them’

‘Me, Myself and Them’

Dan Mooney launches his award winning novel ‘Me, Myself and Them’ this Friday 26 at O’Mahony’s Booksellers, O’Connell Street at 6.30pm with a wine reception and Alan English officiating. Winner of the 2016 Luke Bitmead Bursary, the Limerick based work suggests a theme of emotional, social and romantic conflict. A major publisher has contracted it […]

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Making light of The Morning After

Making light of The Morning After

READER, heads up on the Limerick-made world premier at Belltable, ‘The Morning After the Life Before’. Ongoing to Friday 26, 8pm, before a shift to Friars’ Gate in Kilmallock for Saturday 27, this two-woman play is a beautifully filtered look at the romance between a gay woman, and a hitherto straight woman who fell over […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Making light of The Morning After

Making light of The Morning After

READER, heads up on the Limerick-made world premier at Belltable, ‘The Morning After the Life Before’. Ongoing to Friday 26, 8pm, before a shift to Friars’ Gate in Kilmallock for Saturday 27, this two-woman play is a beautifully filtered look at the romance between a gay woman, and a hitherto straight woman who fell over […]

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Limerick welcome for London based Shyanne

Limerick welcome for London based Shyanne

Two years on from Ireland’s whole hearted YES vote in the Marriage Referendum, London based Garrii Bailey talks about the homophobic abuse that drove him from his native town. His drag act Shyanne O’Shea and special guests perform in the city this weekend. SHYANNE O’SHEA, London based international drag sensation, will bring her show to Limerick […]

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Mike O’Donovan to play the Library

Mike O’Donovan to play the Library

LIMERICK songwriter Mike O’Donovan released his debut album just last year. The album, ‘No Time Like the Present’, was produced by Dave Keary and received critical praise and national airplay. The record was “Album of the Week” on Shannonside Radio’s Arts Show presented by Charlie McGettigan. Hear Mike O’Donovan with Dave Keary and James Hanley play […]

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PHOTOS

CJ made Honorary Ambassador for Limerick

CJ made Honorary Ambassador for Limerick

Munster, Ireland and Lions Rugby star CJ Stander has been made an Honorary International Ambassador for Limerick. He is being recognised for his outstanding commitment, support and encouragement to the people of Limerick and to the promotion of Limerick at home and abroad. The flanker, has made Limerick his home since he signed for Munster […]

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DAA’s monopoly bad for the country

DAA’s monopoly bad for the country

LIMERICK Chamber has said that the DAA’s monopoly is bad for the country in its National Planning Framework submission. Allowing unregulated market domination by Dublin Airport is not in the national interest and will add further to its monopolistic position, one of the country’s largest business representative groups has stated. Limerick Chamber, the largest chamber in the […]

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First ever Rising Stars concert at UCH

First ever Rising Stars concert at UCH

UNIVERSITY Concert Hall introduced a new Rising Stars Concert on Thursday April 21 to its growing Education and Outreach programme. Director Sinead Hope invited a group of exceptional young artists to become its 2017 Rising Stars. With a panel shared with Lorcan Murray of RTE Lyric FM and Owen Gilhooley, tenor, she encouraged them to […]

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Other Recent Stories

Liverpool supporter Paddy gets the boot at Anfield

Liverpool supporter Paddy gets the boot at Anfield

| May 26, 2017

ELEVEN-year-old Limerick schoolboy Paddy Mackessy visited Anfield last Sunday to see his beloved Liverpool FC secure Champions League qualification. It is a trip that is sure to live on in Paddy’s memory, and not only for the Reds’ thrilling 3-0 win over Middlesborough. After the game on Monday, the young Limerick lad and his mother […]

Continue Reading

The square will stay the square

The square will stay the square

| May 26, 2017

A VOTE to change the name of The Square in Newcastle West to Con Colbert Square has been defeated.  The ballot box was opened this Wednesday in the Newcastle West District Office of Limerick City and County Council at Áras William Smith O’Brien. With 39 residents and ratepayers eligible to vote, it meant that when 22 […]

Continue Reading

UL President gravely concerned by RTÉ’s findings

UL President gravely concerned by RTÉ’s findings

| May 26, 2017

The President of University of Limerick, Dr Des Fitzgerald, has said that RTÉ Investigates programme on governance at Irish universities raises issues “of grave concern.” Having already called for “a thorough, prompt and wholly independent review” and taken a series of actions to address governance failures at the university, Dr Fitzgerald current concerns centre around […]

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#WATCH Limerick man charged over murder of Romanian

#WATCH Limerick man charged over murder of Romanian

| May 26, 2017

A 59-YEAR old Limerick man has appeared at Limerick District Court charged with the murder of a Romanian national in the city last Wednesday. Desmond Coyle, who is originally from Garryowen but with an address at Apartment 8, 10 Davis Street, Limerick, has been charged with the murder of 58-year-old Calo Carpaci at Roches Row, […]

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Fashion Knitwear collection showcases LSAD student’s talent

Fashion Knitwear collection showcases LSAD student’s talent

| May 26, 2017

The first ever fashion knitwear show from students of Limerick’s School of Art and Design saw collections displayed to a packed house to raise funds for Limerick Suicide Watch. Introduced four years ago, this year saw the first ever group of students to graduate with a BA in Fashion Knitwear and Textile Design (FKT). The show […]

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