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Newcastle West regional athletics hub nears starting block

Newcastle West regional athletics hub nears starting block

THE development of a regional athletics hub in Newcastle West came a step closer to the starting block this week with the publication of a feasibility study validating the need for the facility. The feasibility study, carried out by Garland Consulting Engineers, highlights the need for such a facility, and the case for a €1.3m regional athletics hub […]

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More resources needed to tackle housing crisis

More resources needed to tackle housing crisis

MAJOR resources are needed to tackle the housing crisis head on. That’s the opinion of Limerick Fianna Fáil TD, Niall Collins, who was reacting to the publication of a new report by the Dáil Committee on Housing and Homelessness. Deputy Collins, who is the party spokesman on jobs, enterprise and innovation, says major resources are needed to […]

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Mixed perceptions for Mixed Martial Arts

Mixed perceptions for Mixed Martial Arts

ASK any Irish parent to name the sport they fear most, the one sport they would never allow their child to take up, and chances are they’ll say MMA. Images of prone men being pummeled into submission, dragged away, semi-conscious, from the blood-stained canvas as their conqueror parades to a baying audience, have sent out […]

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BREAKING NEWS

Hungry families are turning to Limerick foodbanks

Hungry families are turning to Limerick foodbanks

  MORTGAGE holders and people in rented accommodation in Limerick are relying on charity food banks to feed their families as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads. The Simon Community is helping more than 500 people in Limerick city and county every week to cover household bills and they say that the […]

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Workers to protest at UL

Workers to protest at UL

LEONA O’Callaghan, the Castletroy wihistleblower who has gone public with her claims about the handling of expenses in the University of Limerick and two UL staff members who have been suspended plan to stage a protest outside the gates of the university tomorrow morning. Ms O’Callaghan, who is a former exmployee of UL, said they […]

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Limerick GSOC commissioner remains in coma

Limerick GSOC commissioner remains in coma

A COUNTY Limerick man, former journalist and current commissioner with the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission, (GSOC) remains in an induced coma in Spain after a fall from a wall caused him to suffer a serious back injury. Kieran Fitzgerald, from Glin in County Limerick had sailed in to Galicia in Northern Spain where he was to […]

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SPORT

Opinion – Here we go again

Opinion – Here we go again

‘INSANITY: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results’ – Albert Einstein. THIS composite picture was used in July last year under the same headline. Twelve months on, has anything improved for Limerick hurling? The Division 1B league title was the target this season; that has come and passed. What now? […]

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Soccer – SuperBlues return to action following break

Soccer – SuperBlues return to action following break

AFTER the mid-season break, Limerick FC return to league action on Friday evening when they make their inaugural visit to Stradbrook to take on Cabinteely (kick-off 7:45pm). The Super Blues travel to Dublin with a 14-point lead at the top of the First Division, having dropped only two points all season, that in their last […]

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Rugby  – Stander returns as Payne is ruled out

Rugby – Stander returns as Payne is ruled out

The Ireland coaching group have named the match day squad that will take on South Africa in the final Test of the Series at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Rory Best will captains the side and is re-joined in the front row by Mike Ross and Jack McGrath.  Devin Toner and Iain Henderson […]

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LIFESTYLE

International class David Cassan tunes in Limerick Pipe Organ Festival

International class David Cassan tunes in Limerick Pipe Organ Festival

HANDS up those among us familiar with Limerick Pipe Organ Festival? The truth is that this Festival embraces a suite of 15 dates and eight venues from May to October, with  recitals, a masterclass and music trail specific to August’s Heritage Week. Let Peter Barley, organist and choir master with St Mary’s Cathedral, introduce the span of […]

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Smoking out Cecilians’ centennial strategy 2019

Smoking out Cecilians’ centennial strategy 2019

NINETY seven years young, Cecilian Musical Society approaches its centenary as the admired elder lemon of societies in Ireland. Rolling into 2019 there are challenges ahead for this anniversary epoch – funding, profile, recruiting, audience numbers, awards. Reviewing their nine decades  and 143 shows thus far, this is exactly the stuff that makes Cecilians great, […]

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Music and words delight with Lunch Time Poetry at Hunt Museum

Music and words delight with Lunch Time Poetry at Hunt Museum

LIMERICK Writers’ Centre had an attractive hit with its lunchtime poetry series in The Hunt Museum last year. To be weekly from Thursday July 7, this joint venture will present two poets between 1pm and 2pm in the Captain’s Room to read their works in the four weeks of July, preceded by music performed live […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

International class David Cassan tunes in Limerick Pipe Organ Festival

International class David Cassan tunes in Limerick Pipe Organ Festival

HANDS up those among us familiar with Limerick Pipe Organ Festival? The truth is that this Festival embraces a suite of 15 dates and eight venues from May to October, with  recitals, a masterclass and music trail specific to August’s Heritage Week. Let Peter Barley, organist and choir master with St Mary’s Cathedral, introduce the span of […]

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Smoking out Cecilians’ centennial strategy 2019

Smoking out Cecilians’ centennial strategy 2019

NINETY seven years young, Cecilian Musical Society approaches its centenary as the admired elder lemon of societies in Ireland. Rolling into 2019 there are challenges ahead for this anniversary epoch – funding, profile, recruiting, audience numbers, awards. Reviewing their nine decades  and 143 shows thus far, this is exactly the stuff that makes Cecilians great, […]

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Music and words delight with Lunch Time Poetry at Hunt Museum

Music and words delight with Lunch Time Poetry at Hunt Museum

LIMERICK Writers’ Centre had an attractive hit with its lunchtime poetry series in The Hunt Museum last year. To be weekly from Thursday July 7, this joint venture will present two poets between 1pm and 2pm in the Captain’s Room to read their works in the four weeks of July, preceded by music performed live […]

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PHOTOS

Socials – Civic Reception for Fionn O’Sullivan McCarthy

Socials – Civic Reception for Fionn O’Sullivan McCarthy

The Mayor of the Metropolitan District of Limerick Cllr. Jerry O’Dea on Wednesday hosted a Civic Reception for Fionn O’Sullivan McCarthy from Ballysimon to present him with a Scroll to honour his achievement at winning the World Irish Dancing Championship in the Boys u-11 Group.

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Socials – Limerick Shannon Rotary Club President’s Dinner

Socials – Limerick Shannon Rotary Club President’s Dinner

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Socials – Murroe/Boher GAA Club Greyhound Night

Socials – Murroe/Boher GAA Club Greyhound Night

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Other Recent Stories

Newcastle West regional athletics hub nears starting block

Newcastle West regional athletics hub nears starting block

| June 24, 2016

THE development of a regional athletics hub in Newcastle West came a step closer to the starting block this week with the publication of a feasibility study validating the need for the facility. The feasibility study, carried out by Garland Consulting Engineers, highlights the need for such a facility, and the case for a €1.3m regional athletics hub […]

Continue Reading

International class David Cassan tunes in Limerick Pipe Organ Festival

International class David Cassan tunes in Limerick Pipe Organ Festival

| June 24, 2016

HANDS up those among us familiar with Limerick Pipe Organ Festival? The truth is that this Festival embraces a suite of 15 dates and eight venues from May to October, with  recitals, a masterclass and music trail specific to August’s Heritage Week. Let Peter Barley, organist and choir master with St Mary’s Cathedral, introduce the span of […]

Continue Reading

Opinion – Here we go again

Opinion – Here we go again

| June 24, 2016

‘INSANITY: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results’ – Albert Einstein. THIS composite picture was used in July last year under the same headline. Twelve months on, has anything improved for Limerick hurling? The Division 1B league title was the target this season; that has come and passed. What now? […]

Continue Reading

Soccer – SuperBlues return to action following break

Soccer – SuperBlues return to action following break

| June 24, 2016

AFTER the mid-season break, Limerick FC return to league action on Friday evening when they make their inaugural visit to Stradbrook to take on Cabinteely (kick-off 7:45pm). The Super Blues travel to Dublin with a 14-point lead at the top of the First Division, having dropped only two points all season, that in their last […]

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A holy show

A holy show

| June 23, 2016

With the Ulster Bank calculating that €836 is spent on the average First Communion day, Simon Bourke wonders where we should draw the line on such conspicuous consumption.   THEY all tried it. Whether through a misplaced duty to the Almighty or a hapless attempt to impress the neighbours, they sent us out the door […]

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