NEWS

Garda told to burn seized money

Garda told to burn seized money

by Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie “BURN that money”, was the response given by an unemployed man who was caught by Gardaí with almost €9,000 in cash in his hoody. David Sheehan (30) of Cliona Park, Moyross was stopped and searched on the Old Cratloe Road on June 19, 2012. This week at Limerick Circuit Court, the […]

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Dead expensive to late for your own funeral

Dead expensive to late for your own funeral

WHILE protests rage around the rest of the country about water charges for the living, people in Limerick are facing other charges – even after they die. The latest tax is one imposed for people being late for their own funerals. Limerick city and county council is the controlling authority for Mount St Laurence and […]

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Olive to saddle up for injured jockeys

Olive to saddle up for injured jockeys

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie LIMERICK cancer survivor Olive Murphy has been selected as one of the 12 riders to take part in the St Patrick’s Derby on the third day of the Cheltenham Festival next March. Olive (nee O’Brien) from Patrickswell, and originally from Clarina, has been selected from over 100 applicants. The mother-of-two said she […]

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BREAKING NEWS

Dead expensive to late for your own funeral

Dead expensive to late for your own funeral

WHILE protests rage around the rest of the country about water charges for the living, people in Limerick are facing other charges – even after they die. The latest tax is one imposed for people being late for their own funerals. Limerick city and county council is the controlling authority for Mount St Laurence and […]

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Four Limerick schools get funding

Four Limerick schools get funding

  FOUR Limerick schools will get funding to either build from scratch or improve their schools as part of a €2.2 billion plan.  The Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan, announced the 70 school projects nationally which are scheduled for construction in 2015.i In Limerick, Coláste Iosaf in Kilmallock will get an extension, Coláiste […]

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Opera centre decision pending

Opera centre decision pending

PLANS to transform Limerick city centre can go no further until the Government gives the city and county council approval to seek expressions of interest for the development of the Opera Centre site which is the centrepiece of the city revival strategy. Members of the Limerick Metropolitan District were told at their meeting on Monday […]

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SPORT

Ulster Bank league returns as Munster travel to Glasgow #UBL

Ulster Bank league returns as Munster travel to Glasgow #UBL

THE Ulster Bank League returns this weekend with two massive Limerick derbies on the cards. First up, in Division 1B, Shannon entertains Garryowen on Friday night at Thomond Park. Garryowen, Limerick’s best bet at promotion in this division, are favourites for this weekend’s clash by virtue of their higher position in the league and their […]

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Something for the weekend – TV Listings

Something for the weekend – TV Listings

HEADING out for the festive season?  Make sure to set the box to record for this weekend’s sporting action. Soccer Thu-18-Dec SA Caglilari v Juventus 6pm BT1 Thu-18-Dec CDR A Madrid v Hospitalet 7pm SS5 Thu-18-Dec SA Napoli v Parma 8pm BT1 Thu-18-Dec CDR Malaga v Deportivo 9pm SS5 Sat-20-Dec EC Derby v Norwich 12:15pm […]

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Musgrave Park To Host Munster Senior Challenge Cup Final

Musgrave Park To Host Munster Senior Challenge Cup Final

Musgrave Park, now known as Irish Independent Park, will host this year’s Munster Senior Challenge Cup final between Cork Constitution and Garryowen on Saturday, December 27 (ko 2:30pm). It’s a clash of the heavyweights in the competition as two of the province’s oldest clubs renew their historic and strong rivalry in a repeat of last […]

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LIFESTYLE

The Alvin Purple Experience brings Christmas Glam Rock hits and U2

The Alvin Purple Experience brings Christmas Glam Rock hits and U2

AFTER a mega welcome back party in Dolan’s last May, The Alvin Purple Experience returns to The Warehouse for Alvin Purple’s Christmas Party. Alvin ‘LoveGod’ Purple is back in all his noizy glamour to get Christmas 2014 started with your favourite 1970’s hits from T-Rex to ABBA and of course, all the classic Christmas Glam […]

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Win a DVD: Tommy Tiernan

Win a DVD: Tommy Tiernan

‘STRAY Sod’ is Tommy Tiernan in a field telling stories. No ordinary field. No ordinary stories. Tommy Tiernan performs live beneath the stars in Glebe Gardens, Baltimore in County Cork. There’s unlikely to be a more compelling stand-up out there today, with this show giving us all the sides of Tiernan, profound, dark, and silly […]

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Bressie’s Urban Dreamers in store debut EP signing tomorrow

Bressie’s Urban Dreamers in store debut EP signing tomorrow

LIMERICK hip hop R’n’B Urban Dreamers will do an EP signing in HMV/Xtra Vision in the Parkway Shopping Centre in Limerick this Wednesday December 17 at 12noon. The group was assembled by ex-Blizzards frontman Bressie for RTÉ’s Bressie’s Teenage Kicks reality show. Urban Dreamers launched their debut EP ‘Our Light’ last weekend on The Saturday […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

The Alvin Purple Experience brings Christmas Glam Rock hits and U2

The Alvin Purple Experience brings Christmas Glam Rock hits and U2

AFTER a mega welcome back party in Dolan’s last May, The Alvin Purple Experience returns to The Warehouse for Alvin Purple’s Christmas Party. Alvin ‘LoveGod’ Purple is back in all his noizy glamour to get Christmas 2014 started with your favourite 1970’s hits from T-Rex to ABBA and of course, all the classic Christmas Glam […]

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Win a DVD: Tommy Tiernan

Win a DVD: Tommy Tiernan

‘STRAY Sod’ is Tommy Tiernan in a field telling stories. No ordinary field. No ordinary stories. Tommy Tiernan performs live beneath the stars in Glebe Gardens, Baltimore in County Cork. There’s unlikely to be a more compelling stand-up out there today, with this show giving us all the sides of Tiernan, profound, dark, and silly […]

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Bressie’s Urban Dreamers in store debut EP signing tomorrow

Bressie’s Urban Dreamers in store debut EP signing tomorrow

LIMERICK hip hop R’n’B Urban Dreamers will do an EP signing in HMV/Xtra Vision in the Parkway Shopping Centre in Limerick this Wednesday December 17 at 12noon. The group was assembled by ex-Blizzards frontman Bressie for RTÉ’s Bressie’s Teenage Kicks reality show. Urban Dreamers launched their debut EP ‘Our Light’ last weekend on The Saturday […]

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PHOTOS

Opening out the Wild Watery Heart of Pigtown

Opening out the Wild Watery Heart of Pigtown

An exceptional painting exhibition by County Limerick artist John Collins, created in response to Mike Finn’s play ‘Pigtown’, staged by Island Theatre Company first in the summer of 1999, opened this week. Journey to Bourn Vincent gallery at the University’s Foundation Building to see the light.  22 oil on canvas/ board works are inspired by […]

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Pics – Andy Lee wins WBO World Middleweight Title

Pics – Andy Lee wins WBO World Middleweight Title

Related posts: Andy Lee to fight for World title in Las Vegas Andy Lee (33-2, 23KO’s) is a fighter on a mission,… Andy Lee Lands World Title Fight Irish Kronk Middleweight star Andy Lee (28-1, 20KOS), ranked WBC… In Pics – 2013 Bord Gais Energy Munster GAA Awards … Andy Lee looks for title fight […]

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Big Beautiful Woman makes an entrance

Big Beautiful Woman makes an entrance

Magic Roundabout Theatre Company’s City of Culture production, ‘Big Beautiful Woman’, had its media launch at a friendly, foodie night in Dolan’s Bar. Darren Maher’s play will open at No. 36 Cecil Street, The Hub, on December 10 at 8pm, running to Saturday 13. Niamh Bowen, Frances Healy and Jared Nadin are cast; book on […]

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Other Recent Stories

Garda told to burn seized money

Garda told to burn seized money

| December 18, 2014

by Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie “BURN that money”, was the response given by an unemployed man who was caught by Gardaí with almost €9,000 in cash in his hoody. David Sheehan (30) of Cliona Park, Moyross was stopped and searched on the Old Cratloe Road on June 19, 2012. This week at Limerick Circuit Court, the […]

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Dead expensive to late for your own funeral

Dead expensive to late for your own funeral

| December 18, 2014

WHILE protests rage around the rest of the country about water charges for the living, people in Limerick are facing other charges – even after they die. The latest tax is one imposed for people being late for their own funerals. Limerick city and county council is the controlling authority for Mount St Laurence and […]

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Olive to saddle up for injured jockeys

Olive to saddle up for injured jockeys

| December 18, 2014

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie LIMERICK cancer survivor Olive Murphy has been selected as one of the 12 riders to take part in the St Patrick’s Derby on the third day of the Cheltenham Festival next March. Olive (nee O’Brien) from Patrickswell, and originally from Clarina, has been selected from over 100 applicants. The mother-of-two said she […]

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Two Limerick waste water plants fail to meet required standards

Two Limerick waste water plants fail to meet required standards

| December 18, 2014

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie TWO Limerick waste water treatment plants failed to meet primary treatment standards, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Sites in Castletroy and Kilmallock were among 38 Irish treatment plants where the treatment process did not achieve the required standard in 2013. A spokeswoman for Limerick City and County Council explained: […]

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Limerick Council inspects more than 1,500 rented accommodation units

Limerick Council inspects more than 1,500 rented accommodation units

| December 18, 2014

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie THERE have been 1,540 inspections of private rented accommodation carried out by Limerick City and County Council over the past three years. As a result of the inspections between January 2012 and November 2014, the local authority has issued 934 notice of works and improvement notices. So far in 2014, 330 […]

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