NEWS

300 new jobs on the way for Limerick city

300 new jobs on the way for Limerick city

by Bernie English Leading on-demand car service company Uber has announced it is to set up its first Centre of Excellence outside the US in Limerick. The centre will create 150 jobs in the city by the end of the year and around 300 when it is fully up and running. The company is also […]

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Rates cut to support tourism businesses

Rates cut to support tourism businesses

PLANS have been announced to cut rates for tourism businesses in Limerick city and county if business owners pay their full rates on time. Members of Limerick City and County Council heard that 420,000 visitors came to Limerick in 2013, generating revenue of €135 million. Under the new scheme, 92 businesses which have commercial rate […]

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Elderly woman dies following three car collision

Elderly woman dies following three car collision

AN ELDERLY Limerick woman has died as a result of a fatal road traffic collision in County Limerick this Sunday. The woman, understood to be aged in here 70s, died in a collision involving three cars on the Limerick to Tralee Road at Newcastle West in Co Limerick on Sunday evening last. The three car collision occurred […]

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BREAKING NEWS

Elderly woman dies following three car collision

Elderly woman dies following three car collision

AN ELDERLY Limerick woman has died as a result of a fatal road traffic collision in County Limerick this Sunday. The woman, understood to be aged in here 70s, died in a collision involving three cars on the Limerick to Tralee Road at Newcastle West in Co Limerick on Sunday evening last. The three car collision occurred […]

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Culture overspend still an issue

Culture overspend still an issue

by Bernie English bernie@limerickpost.ie THE LIMERICK city of Culture year is short funding to the tune of almost half a million euro. And it has been revealed that €1.5 million extra funding had to be allocated from the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and funded by the taxpayers. Questions were raised at a […]

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Two holiday flight emergencies at Shannon

Two holiday flight emergencies at Shannon

by Bernie English bernie@limerickpost.ie TWO planes carrying passengers to and from holiday destinations had to make emergency landings at Shannon airport on Thursday after passengers became ill on board. Both planes were flying routes for the Thompson’s holiday group. The first flight was en route from Cancun, Mexico, to Manchester. Air traffic control were alerted […]

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SPORT

Soccer – Limerick FC confirm Jason Hughes departure #loi

Soccer – Limerick FC confirm Jason Hughes departure #loi

LIMERICK FC’s search for a first win continues this Saturday at the Market’s Field and they will now have to plan without their talismanic midfielder Jason Hughes. In a statement which read “Limerick FC can confirm that midfielder Jason Hughes has left the club. We thank Jason and wish him well.” the club announced on […]

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Horse Racing – Two For Townend At Limerick On Thursday

Horse Racing – Two For Townend At Limerick On Thursday

FORMER champion jockey Paul Townend had mixed fortunes in the first two races on the card at Limerick on Thursday. He had an easy time of it when winning on the Des McDonogh-trained Little Haarth in the 2m4f maiden hurdle but was denied a second winner when Thanks For Tea, who was first past the […]

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Greyhounds – Limerick’s Ballyana Foxtrot in hunt for Irish Derby

Greyhounds – Limerick’s Ballyana Foxtrot in hunt for Irish Derby

BALLYANA Foxtrot is now destined for a shot at the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby after winning his 2015 Derby Trial Stakes at Limerick Greyhound Stadium on Saturday July 25th. The BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby is the most prestigious race in the Irish Greyhound Calendar and boasts a prize-fund of €240,000. Limerick Greyhound Stadium’s representative will […]

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LIFESTYLE

Music at St Mary’s Cathedral

Music at St Mary’s Cathedral

MUSIC, free and sweet, is ours to listen to in the gentle haven of St Mary’s Cathedral next Wednesday August 5 and again on Wednesday August 19 at 1.15pm. Resident organ player and director of music Peter Barley will play compositions by  Buxtehude, Hassler, Tunder, Weir and Mathias on Wednesday 5. A programme of Poulenc, […]

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Dream of a City; poem for the day

Dream of a City; poem for the day

KNUTE Skinner is an American of the elegant, bohemian and laid back variety who has made Ireland home and befriended Limerick. Published by Jessie Lendennie’s Salmon Poetry many times and others, there is also a memoir, ‘Help me to a Getaway’ (2010). To my shame I have not read it but this poem ‘Something in […]

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Ozark Stompin’ with The Ben Miller Band

Ozark Stompin’ with The Ben Miller Band

FORMED in Joplin, Missouri about 2005, The Ben Miller Band grew out of an open-mic night hosted by Washington born Miller. The guitarist and banjo player began playing with musicians Doug Dicharry (percussion) and Scott Leeper (bass). The Ben Miller Band call their music ‘Ozark Stomp’, a gritty version of blues, bluegrass, folk and country. […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Music at St Mary’s Cathedral

Music at St Mary’s Cathedral

MUSIC, free and sweet, is ours to listen to in the gentle haven of St Mary’s Cathedral next Wednesday August 5 and again on Wednesday August 19 at 1.15pm. Resident organ player and director of music Peter Barley will play compositions by  Buxtehude, Hassler, Tunder, Weir and Mathias on Wednesday 5. A programme of Poulenc, […]

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Ozark Stompin’ with The Ben Miller Band

Ozark Stompin’ with The Ben Miller Band

FORMED in Joplin, Missouri about 2005, The Ben Miller Band grew out of an open-mic night hosted by Washington born Miller. The guitarist and banjo player began playing with musicians Doug Dicharry (percussion) and Scott Leeper (bass). The Ben Miller Band call their music ‘Ozark Stomp’, a gritty version of blues, bluegrass, folk and country. […]

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Love and marriage since Famine times

Love and marriage since Famine times

ENNIS is headquarters for Merriman Summer School 2015, operating out of glór arts venue in the town centre from August 12 to Saturday 15. Catherine McGuinness, the former Supreme Court judge, will open events on Wednesday 12 at 7pm, reflecting on some of the ways in which Irish society has redefined love and marriage in […]

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PHOTOS

40 years of Mexico-Ireland diplomacy celebrated

40 years of Mexico-Ireland diplomacy celebrated

SAVOY Hotel was after-party to a cultural evening of classical music, Mexican foods, dance and music by the Kinvara based Gringo Kings as Mexico and Ireland continued in a series of commemorative events. Each has celebrated 40 years of the establishment of formal relations between Mexico and Ireland, Mexico being eternally fond of us, especially […]

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Photographs from the Front; Fr Browne’s War

Photographs from the Front; Fr Browne’s War

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Glory be to AIMS for Limerick Musical Society

Glory be to AIMS for Limerick Musical Society

LIMERICK Musical Society celebrated its four Association of Irish Music Society (AIMS) awards for ‘The Witches of Eastwick’ in South’s Bar, having had a Mayoral reception with outgoing Mayor Kevin Sheahan previously. Their March musical in the concert hall won the coveted Best Overall Show plus Best Actor (David Griffin), Best Choreography (Niamh Twomey), Best […]

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Other Recent Stories

Music at St Mary’s Cathedral

Music at St Mary’s Cathedral

| July 28, 2015

MUSIC, free and sweet, is ours to listen to in the gentle haven of St Mary’s Cathedral next Wednesday August 5 and again on Wednesday August 19 at 1.15pm. Resident organ player and director of music Peter Barley will play compositions by  Buxtehude, Hassler, Tunder, Weir and Mathias on Wednesday 5. A programme of Poulenc, […]

Continue Reading

Dream of a City; poem for the day

Dream of a City; poem for the day

| July 28, 2015

KNUTE Skinner is an American of the elegant, bohemian and laid back variety who has made Ireland home and befriended Limerick. Published by Jessie Lendennie’s Salmon Poetry many times and others, there is also a memoir, ‘Help me to a Getaway’ (2010). To my shame I have not read it but this poem ‘Something in […]

Continue Reading

Soccer – Limerick FC confirm Jason Hughes departure #loi

Soccer – Limerick FC confirm Jason Hughes departure #loi

| July 28, 2015

LIMERICK FC’s search for a first win continues this Saturday at the Market’s Field and they will now have to plan without their talismanic midfielder Jason Hughes. In a statement which read “Limerick FC can confirm that midfielder Jason Hughes has left the club. We thank Jason and wish him well.” the club announced on […]

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300 new jobs on the way for Limerick city

300 new jobs on the way for Limerick city

| July 28, 2015

by Bernie English Leading on-demand car service company Uber has announced it is to set up its first Centre of Excellence outside the US in Limerick. The centre will create 150 jobs in the city by the end of the year and around 300 when it is fully up and running. The company is also […]

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Horse Racing – Two For Townend At Limerick On Thursday

Horse Racing – Two For Townend At Limerick On Thursday

| July 28, 2015

FORMER champion jockey Paul Townend had mixed fortunes in the first two races on the card at Limerick on Thursday. He had an easy time of it when winning on the Des McDonogh-trained Little Haarth in the 2m4f maiden hurdle but was denied a second winner when Thanks For Tea, who was first past the […]

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