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Limerick areas to be studied for flooding

Limerick areas to be studied for flooding

by Bernie English bernie@limerickpost.ie SHANNON airport and fifteen locations in Limerick have been identified as areas that need to be looked at as possible flood risk areas in a study to be completed next year. The flood risk management plans have not yet been prepared but, as part of a preliminary study, certain areas have […]

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Working hours penalty for hospital

Working hours penalty for hospital

by Bernie English bernie@limerickpost.ie MANAGEMENT at the University Hospital in Limerick has defended its record on having staff work excess overtime after the hospital was fined for breaching the European directive on working hours. The hospital was fined €135,415 between January and May for breaches of the European Working Time Directive which states that no employee […]

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BREAKING Two die in major accident at Limerick bridge

BREAKING Two die in major accident at Limerick bridge

Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie TWO men are feared dead after the suspended safety platform they were working in fell from a crane off Thomond Bridge and in to the River Shannon this Saturday afternon. The cagedsafety platform was being used for the last week to lower men on to the outside of the bridge to carry […]

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BREAKING NEWS

Limerick areas to be studied for flooding

Limerick areas to be studied for flooding

by Bernie English bernie@limerickpost.ie SHANNON airport and fifteen locations in Limerick have been identified as areas that need to be looked at as possible flood risk areas in a study to be completed next year. The flood risk management plans have not yet been prepared but, as part of a preliminary study, certain areas have […]

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Working hours penalty for hospital

Working hours penalty for hospital

by Bernie English bernie@limerickpost.ie MANAGEMENT at the University Hospital in Limerick has defended its record on having staff work excess overtime after the hospital was fined for breaching the European directive on working hours. The hospital was fined €135,415 between January and May for breaches of the European Working Time Directive which states that no employee […]

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BREAKING Two die in major accident at Limerick bridge

BREAKING Two die in major accident at Limerick bridge

Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie TWO men are feared dead after the suspended safety platform they were working in fell from a crane off Thomond Bridge and in to the River Shannon this Saturday afternon. The cagedsafety platform was being used for the last week to lower men on to the outside of the bridge to carry […]

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SPORT

Opinion – Crossing the line

Opinion – Crossing the line

IT DOESN’T matter what age you are reading this, be you in your teens, twenties or of retired age, you can all remember watching sport as a kid. Those glass-eyed days when everything was magical. When sport was just that, sport. For me it started with the 1986 World Cup; the Seoul Olympics followed, before […]

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Raheen student takes off for Olympic training

Raheen student takes off for Olympic training

by Bernie English bernie@limerickpost.ie IT’S full speed ahead for Limerick’s Olympic swimming qualifier Fiona Doyle who departed this week for the University of Calgary in Canada where she will begin a gruelling training schedule in preparation for next August’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Fiona secured her place in the Olympics last month when she […]

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GAA – Limerick club games refixed

GAA – Limerick club games refixed

THE LIMERICK County Board came under fire this week as club fixtures in the county have been refixed to accommodate the Limerick Under 21 hurlers’ All Ireland final against Wexford on September 12. The biggest change on the club scene is in the County Football championships which were due to have been played next week, […]

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LIFESTYLE

Meet Patricia Routlege

Meet Patricia Routlege

PERHAPS best known to audiences today as Hyacinth Bucket in ‘Keeping Up Appearances’, it’s a surprise to realise what an outstanding career Patricia Routlege has had in musicals. She took a Tony in 1968 for Best Actress in ‘Darling of the Day’, New York and 20 years later, an Olivier in London for ’Candide’. Another […]

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Parallel platforms for UCH on Culture Night

Parallel platforms for UCH on Culture Night

UNIVERSITY Concert Hall has operated its Culture Night out of Hunt Museum for the past three years. Come Friday September 18, this waltz gathers more partners as the Opera Delights recitals claim an expanded list of performers. Created with voice coach Olive Cowpar, we have a choice of 7pm, 8pm and 9pm songburst for when […]

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Fortnight arts fest for Roches Street

Fortnight arts fest for Roches Street

DETAILS of Roches Street Traders Arts Festival 2015 opening next Monday 7 at Lily’s at 6pm were announced by chairman Roy Finucane of Tax Assist and guest, Colm O’Brien of Carambola Kidz. 60 artists will show mixed media works in 30 companies along the street. At least 25 per cent of sale proceeds will benefit […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Meet Patricia Routlege

Meet Patricia Routlege

PERHAPS best known to audiences today as Hyacinth Bucket in ‘Keeping Up Appearances’, it’s a surprise to realise what an outstanding career Patricia Routlege has had in musicals. She took a Tony in 1968 for Best Actress in ‘Darling of the Day’, New York and 20 years later, an Olivier in London for ’Candide’. Another […]

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Parallel platforms for UCH on Culture Night

Parallel platforms for UCH on Culture Night

UNIVERSITY Concert Hall has operated its Culture Night out of Hunt Museum for the past three years. Come Friday September 18, this waltz gathers more partners as the Opera Delights recitals claim an expanded list of performers. Created with voice coach Olive Cowpar, we have a choice of 7pm, 8pm and 9pm songburst for when […]

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Fortnight arts fest for Roches Street

Fortnight arts fest for Roches Street

DETAILS of Roches Street Traders Arts Festival 2015 opening next Monday 7 at Lily’s at 6pm were announced by chairman Roy Finucane of Tax Assist and guest, Colm O’Brien of Carambola Kidz. 60 artists will show mixed media works in 30 companies along the street. At least 25 per cent of sale proceeds will benefit […]

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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

Limerick areas to be studied for flooding

Limerick areas to be studied for flooding

| August 30, 2015

by Bernie English bernie@limerickpost.ie SHANNON airport and fifteen locations in Limerick have been identified as areas that need to be looked at as possible flood risk areas in a study to be completed next year. The flood risk management plans have not yet been prepared but, as part of a preliminary study, certain areas have […]

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Working hours penalty for hospital

Working hours penalty for hospital

| August 30, 2015

by Bernie English bernie@limerickpost.ie MANAGEMENT at the University Hospital in Limerick has defended its record on having staff work excess overtime after the hospital was fined for breaching the European directive on working hours. The hospital was fined €135,415 between January and May for breaches of the European Working Time Directive which states that no employee […]

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Meet Patricia Routlege

Meet Patricia Routlege

| August 30, 2015

PERHAPS best known to audiences today as Hyacinth Bucket in ‘Keeping Up Appearances’, it’s a surprise to realise what an outstanding career Patricia Routlege has had in musicals. She took a Tony in 1968 for Best Actress in ‘Darling of the Day’, New York and 20 years later, an Olivier in London for ’Candide’. Another […]

Continue Reading

BREAKING Two die in major accident at Limerick bridge

BREAKING Two die in major accident at Limerick bridge

| August 29, 2015

Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie TWO men are feared dead after the suspended safety platform they were working in fell from a crane off Thomond Bridge and in to the River Shannon this Saturday afternon. The cagedsafety platform was being used for the last week to lower men on to the outside of the bridge to carry […]

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Seniors gear up for election

Seniors gear up for election

| August 29, 2015

by Bernie English bernie@limerick post.ie LIMERICK senior citizens are being invited to be part of a pre-budget submission that will outline the needs and struggles of people working with fixed incomes. The Limerick Seniors Forum, an independent advocate group for older people, is planning a meeting to highlight the issues and to develop a strong submission […]

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