NEWS

€57 million social housing boost for Limerick

€57 million social housing boost for Limerick

by Kathy Masterson kathy@limerickpost.ie A €57 million Government investment in social housing in Limerick is to provide 753 houses and reduce the existing housing list by 27 per cent. Speaking at the former Tait’s Clothing Factory in Lord Edward Street on Wednesday, Environment Minister Alan Kelly said that €1.5 billion is to be provided for […]

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Tesco step up safety measures after Limerick killer spider scare

Tesco step up safety measures after Limerick killer spider scare

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie TESCO have introduced rigorous safety measures to ensure their bananas do not pose a safety risk to customers after concerns were raised that killer spiders could have infected a consignment of bananas at one of their Limerick stores. A customer at the Tesco store in the Crescent Shopping Centre reported that […]

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Limerick dad runs marathons to raise funds for premature babies

Limerick dad runs marathons to raise funds for premature babies

by Kathy Masterson kathy@limerickpost.ie A MURROE man gave up smoking two years ago and started running to raise funds for premature babies, after being inspired by the work of the staff in Limerick Maternity Hospital’s Neo Natal unit. Ger Thompson (36) is set to run the London Marathon on April 26 for Bliss, a UK-based […]

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BREAKING NEWS

Two in custody over €80,000 heroin seizure

Two in custody over €80,000 heroin seizure

Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie A YOUNG couple remain in garda custody this Tuesday morning following the seizure of up to €80,000 worth of heroin in two areas of Limerick on Monday night. The drugs were seized following a Garda surveillance operation at an address in the city and a second loaction on the outskirts of Limerick. […]

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$10,000 international win for Limerick ‘horror’

$10,000 international win for Limerick ‘horror’

by Rose Rushe LIMERICK film maker Stephen Hall has won $10,000 dollars for a locally made thriller in a Canadian festival for horror/ fantasy. Shot over 72 hours in a city church, streets and his own apartment, ‘Sinners’ took top prize in the overall $20,000 Horror Black Short Film Festival 2015 that ran off the […]

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Opera Centre will do for Limerick what IFSC did for Dublin

Opera Centre will do for Limerick what IFSC did for Dublin

    THERE has been a rush of support for the unveiling of plans for the Opera Centre site in the city. Limerick Chamber has welcomed the announcement by Limerick City and Count Authority that expressions of interest are being sought for the €80m – €100m Opera Centre Site. Limerick Chamber CEO Dr. James Ring […]

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SPORT

Limerick FC under 19s win Southern Elite Division

Limerick FC under 19s win Southern Elite Division

LIMERICK FC clinched the Under 19 Southern Elite Division title after a 1-0 win away to Cobh Ramblers on Tuesday night. Substitute Liam McCartan scored midway through the second half to secure the crown for the Super Blues on a windy night at St Colman’s Park. Limerick came closest to scoring in the first half […]

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Camogie – Limerick minors claim semi final spot

Camogie – Limerick minors claim semi final spot

Limerick beat Offaly by 2-8 to 1-9 in a tightly fought encounter in Birr on Sunday thereby securing their place in the All-Ireland Minor A championship semi-finals. In a game played in cold blustery conditions the defending champions lead throughout but were unable to shake off a dogged Offaly side. Early Limerick pressure lead to […]

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Limerick Ladies Continue on Winning Streak

Limerick Ladies Continue on Winning Streak

LIMERICK completed their final Round of the TESCO Homegrown National League with a hard fought win in Banagher over the weekend. Qualification for the semi-final was guaranteed before this game, but this team wanted to keep up their impressive run. Limerick started very well with excellent points from frees by Megan Kelleher. While Offaly got […]

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LIFESTYLE

Changing Trains reach destination

Changing Trains reach destination

The four year journey making debut album ‘Theory of Everything’ by Eric FitzGerald eric@limerickpost.ie LIMERICK act Changing Trains is musician Paul O’Riordan and friends. The new album ‘Theory of Everything’ is the fruit of over three years of songwriting and recording at Music Hub Studios in Thomondgate. The lineup of Changing Trains is Paul O’Riordan, […]

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Invitation to ‘craft your network’

Invitation to ‘craft your network’

LIMERICK Chamber in association with Limerick Chamber Skillnet and the Limerick Craft Hub is hosting a Business After Hours Networking evening in Limerick Craft Hub, Lower Cecil Street at 6pm on Wednesday April 8. Limerick Craft Hub showcases craft and design handmade locally and is a vibrant addition to the city’s creative culture. Inside is the […]

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Soprano McFaddon for ICO’s new work

Soprano McFaddon for ICO’s new work

by Rose Rushe IRISH Chamber Orchestra’s next concert in Limerick falls on Friday April 10 at UCH, led by virtuoso Jörg Widmann, principal guest conductor/ artistic partner of the orchestra. Widmann has long established a dynamic synergy with these musicians. Audiences are enjoying his exploration of the many facets of Mendelssohn’s music alongside his own […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Changing Trains reach destination

Changing Trains reach destination

The four year journey making debut album ‘Theory of Everything’ by Eric FitzGerald eric@limerickpost.ie LIMERICK act Changing Trains is musician Paul O’Riordan and friends. The new album ‘Theory of Everything’ is the fruit of over three years of songwriting and recording at Music Hub Studios in Thomondgate. The lineup of Changing Trains is Paul O’Riordan, […]

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Soprano McFaddon for ICO’s new work

Soprano McFaddon for ICO’s new work

by Rose Rushe IRISH Chamber Orchestra’s next concert in Limerick falls on Friday April 10 at UCH, led by virtuoso Jörg Widmann, principal guest conductor/ artistic partner of the orchestra. Widmann has long established a dynamic synergy with these musicians. Audiences are enjoying his exploration of the many facets of Mendelssohn’s music alongside his own […]

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On the Nail gathering

On the Nail gathering

SET aside time for the next ‘On the Nail’ gathering of literary minded consumers and those with a creative bent. Tuesday April 7 at Loft Venue, overhead Locke Bar and Restaurant at George’s Quay, will welcome Cork poet Patricia Walsh and Irish/ English linguist Mícheál O’Siochrú as guests who will read and discuss their works. […]

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PHOTOS

Launch night for Limerick Film Festival 2015

Launch night for Limerick Film Festival 2015

by Rose Rushe APRIL 23 to 25 are dates for this year’s Limerick Film Festival, its schedule and participants announced at George Boutique Hotel on Tuesday 31. Fusing the lead into this three days of shorts, awards and industry leader talks/ workshops, festival director Simon McGuire addressed the legacy of City of Culture investment and […]

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Witches of Eastwick flying high

Witches of Eastwick flying high

by Rose Rushe AWARD winning Limerick Musical Society will open its 2015 production ‘The Witches of Eastwick’ at the concert hall on Thursday March 26 for three nights, 8pm. Directed by Des Henn, this is the first Witches to be staged in the city.  A cast of at least 50 are supported by a professional […]

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Press push for Quarry Player’s ‘Moment’

Press push for Quarry Player’s ‘Moment’

AN intelligent cast pulled together by Quarry Players does justice to ‘Moment’, the Deirdre Kinahan play current at No. 69 O’Connell Street until Saturday 14. John Anthony Murphy directs. Book at box office or go online to venue manager ww.limetreetheatre.ie for this 8pm show. Flannery’s Bar was occasion for the recent media launch:     […]

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Other Recent Stories

€57 million social housing boost for Limerick

€57 million social housing boost for Limerick

| April 2, 2015

by Kathy Masterson kathy@limerickpost.ie A €57 million Government investment in social housing in Limerick is to provide 753 houses and reduce the existing housing list by 27 per cent. Speaking at the former Tait’s Clothing Factory in Lord Edward Street on Wednesday, Environment Minister Alan Kelly said that €1.5 billion is to be provided for […]

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Tesco step up safety measures after Limerick killer spider scare

Tesco step up safety measures after Limerick killer spider scare

| April 2, 2015

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie TESCO have introduced rigorous safety measures to ensure their bananas do not pose a safety risk to customers after concerns were raised that killer spiders could have infected a consignment of bananas at one of their Limerick stores. A customer at the Tesco store in the Crescent Shopping Centre reported that […]

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Limerick dad runs marathons to raise funds for premature babies

Limerick dad runs marathons to raise funds for premature babies

| April 2, 2015

by Kathy Masterson kathy@limerickpost.ie A MURROE man gave up smoking two years ago and started running to raise funds for premature babies, after being inspired by the work of the staff in Limerick Maternity Hospital’s Neo Natal unit. Ger Thompson (36) is set to run the London Marathon on April 26 for Bliss, a UK-based […]

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This week’s Post

This week’s Post

| April 2, 2015

EVERY Thursday we will bring you seven top stories from the week to keep you up-to-date until you the time sit down, relax and have a read of this week’s Limerick Post. #LimerickPost #LP7 1.  Spiders going bananas: Killer spiders found in banana. #News 2. Lets pay: Letting agent warn tentants to pay water charges. […]

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Changing Trains reach destination

Changing Trains reach destination

| April 1, 2015

The four year journey making debut album ‘Theory of Everything’ by Eric FitzGerald eric@limerickpost.ie LIMERICK act Changing Trains is musician Paul O’Riordan and friends. The new album ‘Theory of Everything’ is the fruit of over three years of songwriting and recording at Music Hub Studios in Thomondgate. The lineup of Changing Trains is Paul O’Riordan, […]

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