NEWS

Hope is on the menu at Adare luncheon

Hope is on the menu at Adare luncheon

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie TICKETS are selling out fast for the International Women’s Day Luncheon in aid of The Hope Foundation on Friday March 6 at the Dunraven Arms Hotel in Adare. Nationwide presenter Mary Kennedy will MC at this unique event, hosted by JJ O’Toole Ltd, with former Bond girl Fiona Fullerton and Limerick […]

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Energy healing workshop in Limerick

Energy healing workshop in Limerick

ANGEL Times on Limerick’s Thomas Street will host a primordial energy healing workshop from Soulways Therapy on Thursday, March 5.  Primordial energy healing involves looking at beliefs that are intermeshed energetically with our inner maternal and paternal archetypes. This city workshop will use somatic meditation and energetic healing tools to clear old inherited belief systems. The […]

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Limerick hotelier sets sights on tourism growth targets

Limerick hotelier sets sights on tourism growth targets

LIMERICK hotelier Elaina Fitzgerald Kane, who is chairman of the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) Shannon branch, has called for the setting of more ambitious tourism growth targets. Speaking at the IHF annual conference this week, Ms Fitzgerald Kane said funding for the State’s tourism bodies was cut back substantially since the downturn and now needed […]

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BREAKING NEWS

€12 million for hospital locums

€12 million for hospital locums

Anger as over €12million spent on Locums by Limerick Hospitals in 2014 Sinn Féin Councillor Malachy Mc Creesh has blasted figures released by the HSE to representatives of the Regional Health Forum West this week. In documents released to the forum, a light was shone on the costs of agency staff for HSE Hospitals across […]

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€7 million contract for Shannon Heritage

€7 million contract for Shannon Heritage

by Bernie English bernie@limerickpost.ie An Post has appointed Shannon Heritage, part of the newly established Shannon Group plc, to operate and manage the €7m GPO Witness History Interpretive Exhibition Centre. The contract was awarded following a competitive tender process. The world-class visitor centre is currently under construction in the inner eastern courtyard of the iconic […]

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Call to back Aer Lingus takeover

Call to back Aer Lingus takeover

by Bernie English bernie@limerickpost.ie A LEADING Mid West businessman has said that the takeover of Aer Lingus should be supported. Meanwhile, speaking at the same event, the new CEO of the IDA, Martin Shanahan, said that the development company plans to drive growth of between 30 and 40 per cent into the region in terms of […]

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SPORT

O’Connell to lead Ireland against England

O’Connell to lead Ireland against England

The Ireland coaching staff has named the team that will take on England in the Round 3 RBS 6 Nations Championship clash at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday 1st March. Jordi Murphy is the only change to the starting line-up that began the game against France. Paul O’Connell, who wins his 99th cap for Ireland […]

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SSE Airtricity League 2015 launched

SSE Airtricity League 2015 launched

Players, managers and officials from all 20 teams were at the Aviva Stadium today for the launch of the 2015 SSE Airtricity League season. The SSE Airtricity League Premier and First Divisions will commence on Friday, March 6, and a total of 330 league and play-off games will be played in addition to matches in […]

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Camogie League Preview

Camogie League Preview

Limerick clubs are preparing for the start of the League Campaign gets underway this weekend. With 23 clubs involved across three grades these games are the backbone of Camogie in Limerick. The opening weekend of the League is throwing up some intriguing ties most notably the meeting of 2014 League Champions Newcastle West with beaten […]

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LIFESTYLE

Jean Leon dinner at Savoy celebrates era of La Scala

Jean Leon dinner at Savoy celebrates era of La Scala

Jean Leon – a man, a time, a wine Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie TASTES of La Scala, probably the most famous Italian restaurant on American shores that played host to the rich and famous of the silver screen and more, were on show in Limerick this week as part of an homage to a wine maker […]

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The Brothers Jablokov

The Brothers Jablokov

BROTHERS born into the a musically gifted Slovakian family chose opposite routes to outstanding skill, acclaim and recording deals. Music lovers in Limerick are familiar by now with Vladmimir Jablokov, the charismatic violinist who made his home alone in Dublin whilst still a teenager. He has regular concerts, ’A Viennese Christmas’, ‘Classical Twist’ at UCH […]

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You can call him Al

You can call him Al

Comedian Al Porter has become a regular guest on national television and radio in 2015, his debut headline show in March at Vicar Street sold out so fast that a further two extra nights have been booked at the 1,000 seater venue. Established comedians have called him: “bleeding gas”- Jason Byrne, “actually makes me laugh” […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

The Brothers Jablokov

The Brothers Jablokov

BROTHERS born into the a musically gifted Slovakian family chose opposite routes to outstanding skill, acclaim and recording deals. Music lovers in Limerick are familiar by now with Vladmimir Jablokov, the charismatic violinist who made his home alone in Dublin whilst still a teenager. He has regular concerts, ’A Viennese Christmas’, ‘Classical Twist’ at UCH […]

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You can call him Al

You can call him Al

Comedian Al Porter has become a regular guest on national television and radio in 2015, his debut headline show in March at Vicar Street sold out so fast that a further two extra nights have been booked at the 1,000 seater venue. Established comedians have called him: “bleeding gas”- Jason Byrne, “actually makes me laugh” […]

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Karen Egan back in Ireland with a new album

Karen Egan back in Ireland with a new album

by Eric Fitzgerald SONGWRITER Karen Egan is back in Ireland after a three year absence to preview tracks from new album ‘Charlatanne’ with a five-stop tour of the country. She takes in Limerick this weekend, stopping at Dolan’s this Friday 27. Karen Egan originally qualifying as a barrister but was soon lured to The Abbey […]

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PHOTOS

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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Window dressing for Limerick Literary weekend of greats

Window dressing for Limerick Literary weekend of greats

O’Mahony Booksellers was appropriate host on Monday 9 to the launch of the 2nd Limerick Literary Festival, grown-up child to the Kate O’Brien Weekend of three decades. Playwright and O’Brien scholar Mary Coll rolled out news of the three days of seminar, readings, music with Sarah Dolan, interviews by Sean Rocks (Edna O’Brien) and Niall […]

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Other Recent Stories

Hope is on the menu at Adare luncheon

Hope is on the menu at Adare luncheon

| March 1, 2015

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie TICKETS are selling out fast for the International Women’s Day Luncheon in aid of The Hope Foundation on Friday March 6 at the Dunraven Arms Hotel in Adare. Nationwide presenter Mary Kennedy will MC at this unique event, hosted by JJ O’Toole Ltd, with former Bond girl Fiona Fullerton and Limerick […]

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Energy healing workshop in Limerick

Energy healing workshop in Limerick

| February 28, 2015

ANGEL Times on Limerick’s Thomas Street will host a primordial energy healing workshop from Soulways Therapy on Thursday, March 5.  Primordial energy healing involves looking at beliefs that are intermeshed energetically with our inner maternal and paternal archetypes. This city workshop will use somatic meditation and energetic healing tools to clear old inherited belief systems. The […]

Continue Reading

Limerick hotelier sets sights on tourism growth targets

Limerick hotelier sets sights on tourism growth targets

| February 28, 2015

LIMERICK hotelier Elaina Fitzgerald Kane, who is chairman of the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) Shannon branch, has called for the setting of more ambitious tourism growth targets. Speaking at the IHF annual conference this week, Ms Fitzgerald Kane said funding for the State’s tourism bodies was cut back substantially since the downturn and now needed […]

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Speedy capital funding needed

Speedy capital funding needed

| February 28, 2015

by Bernie English bernie@limerickpost.ie THE CHAIRMAN of Shannon Chamber of Commerce has called for the speedy allocation of capital funding for the implementation of the Shannon Free Zone Master plan to help speed up the process of job creation in the region. Kevin Thompstone was speaking as the IDA published its strategy for the region which […]

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Call for ban on zero hours contracts in Limerick

Call for ban on zero hours contracts in Limerick

| February 28, 2015

MINISTER for Business and Employment, Jed Nash responded to a call for an outright ban on zero hours contracts of employment during a visit to Limerick last week. He was speaking at a meeting organised by the Labour Party attended by trade union officials from Unite, SIPTU, Mandate and the Trades Council and said that […]

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