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Place of honour for ‘Honda Man’ Philip in family support centre

Place of honour for ‘Honda Man’ Philip in family support centre

THE Family Room at a newly-opened family support centre in Limerick city has been dedicated to the memory of the late Philip McCormack. Fondly known as ‘The Honda Man’, Philip who died in a road accident on January 8 last, was a big advocate of Familes, a support group for men and women going through a […]

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Limerick households with undrinkable water may face full charges

Limerick households with undrinkable water may face full charges

LIMERICK householders with contaminated water supplies caused by lead pipes may still have to pay the full water charge, it was revealed at a meeting between councillors and Irish Water this week. The Government recently announced that households with undrinkable water will receive a reduction in the Water tax, but according to Sinn Féin councillor […]

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Anthony brews up a spiritual storm in County Limerick

Anthony brews up a spiritual storm in County Limerick

SOMETHING is brewing in the County Limerick village of Ballysteen. The coffee pot is continually on the stove in the home of Anthony and Sylvia Moran from early morning each weekday, but it isn’t just the caffeine that’s stirring up the local community. Souls are now being jolted in the hinterland of Askeaton-Ballysteen, through open […]

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BREAKING NEWS

2,600 medical cards cut

2,600 medical cards cut

Figures released to Fianna Fáil have revealed that 2,600 medical cards have been cut in Limerick in 12 months, more than 770 of these for over 70s. The number of medical cards in Limerick has been cut by 2,609 from 80,895 in September 2013 to 78,286 last September, this includes a reduction in the number […]

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Investigations continue into fatal road crash

Investigations continue into fatal road crash

Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie INVESTIGATIONS are continuing into the circumstances that led to a fatal car crash on the Limerick Tipperary border last Thursday morning where the drivers of the two cars involved lost their lives. Shortly after 7:15am last Thursday morning, the two vehicles, driven by 43-year-old Mary O’Donnell originally from Limerick Junction, and John […]

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Judge said politician’s letter had no influence on drug dealer’s suspended sentence

Judge said politician’s letter had no influence on drug dealer’s suspended sentence

Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie A LETTER submitted to a drugs trial from Fianna Fail spokesperson for Justice Deputy Niall Collins was said to have had “no influence” on the decision of a Circuit Court judge to suspend a three year prison sentence for a convicted drug dealer. Stating that Hugo Porter, a widowed father of four […]

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SPORT

Limerick FC set for 2015 Markets Field return as Sligo beaten in Thomond farewell

Limerick FC set for 2015 Markets Field return as Sligo beaten in Thomond farewell

Limerick FC 1-0 Sligo Rovers AFTER a two-year stint of playing home games at Thomond Park, Limerick FC signed off from the Munster Rugby venue with a 1-0 win over Sligo Rovers on the night that chairman Pat O’Sullivan confirmed that the club would return to the Markets Field for the beginning of the 2015 […]

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Competition: Win a pair of tickets to Munster v Scarlets in Thomond Park!

Competition: Win a pair of tickets to Munster v Scarlets in Thomond Park!

Our friends at Specsavers and WHPR have given us a pair of tickets to giveaway to this Friday night’s Munster v Scarlets Guinness PRO12 game at Thomond Park. Kick off is Friday @ 7.35pm in Thomond Park and the tickets are courtesy of Specsavers, sponsors of the match officials. Simply answer the following question: Who captained Munster to their first Heineken Cup win? […]

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Goals galore as Limerick win at home

Goals galore as Limerick win at home

Limerick FC 4-2 Athlone Town TWO goals each from Rory Gaffney and Kieran Djilali ensured a first home win for Limerick FC in two months as they saw off Athlone Town 4-2 at Thomond Park on Friday night. The Super Blues spurned several good chances in a first half which ended 1-1, but they asserted […]

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LIFESTYLE

Bram Stoker’s Dracula starring Gerard McCarthy

Bram Stoker’s Dracula starring Gerard McCarthy

JUST in time for Halloween season, a new adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula sees Gerard McCarthy playing both Jonathan Harker, whose diaries chronicle the bloody tale, and the world’s best known vampire, Dracula. Gerard McCarthy is one of Northern Ireland’s most exciting and versatile young actors best known for TV roles in The Fall, Hollyoaks […]

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Power to the city for “embracing its historic designation” – Arts Minister Humphreys

Power to the city for “embracing its historic designation” – Arts Minister Humphreys

by Rose Rushe ON A VISIT to Limerick to appreciate highlights of our National City of Culture programme, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys has launched an archive project at UL. She was also privileged to witness an advance private performance of Gúna Nua’s play ‘The Unlucky Cabin Boy’* in Culture House, […]

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Spinning tales and waves for children

Spinning tales and waves for children

by Rose Rushe A BEDTIME storybook created by a local creative for her godson is the platform for a delightful puppet show. ‘SPUN’ will be part of Bualadh Bos children’s festival of theatre and books so set aside time for three dates at No. 69 O’Connell Street for its magic: on Tuesday October 14 at […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Bram Stoker’s Dracula starring Gerard McCarthy

Bram Stoker’s Dracula starring Gerard McCarthy

JUST in time for Halloween season, a new adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula sees Gerard McCarthy playing both Jonathan Harker, whose diaries chronicle the bloody tale, and the world’s best known vampire, Dracula. Gerard McCarthy is one of Northern Ireland’s most exciting and versatile young actors best known for TV roles in The Fall, Hollyoaks […]

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Spinning tales and waves for children

Spinning tales and waves for children

by Rose Rushe A BEDTIME storybook created by a local creative for her godson is the platform for a delightful puppet show. ‘SPUN’ will be part of Bualadh Bos children’s festival of theatre and books so set aside time for three dates at No. 69 O’Connell Street for its magic: on Tuesday October 14 at […]

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Laughing at Men Without Souls

Laughing at Men Without Souls

By Aoife McLoughlin   aoife@limerickpost.ie TAKE a best-selling author –  slated by the critics, struggling to gain approval – an Estonian smuggler and a student writer dabbling in meditation. Put them together and what do you get? No, not a peek into life in a busy metropolis apartment block. This is ‘Men Without Souls’, the […]

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PHOTOS

Trick or Treat for Temple Street with the Orchard Bar

Trick or Treat for Temple Street with the Orchard Bar

by Aoife McLoughlin aoife@limerickpost.ie Fancy dressing up for a good cause this Halloween then “Trick or Treat for Temple Street” is just the ticket. The charity event will be held on the bank holiday weekend at the Orchard Bar. The Halloween fancy dress fundraiser is organised by local man Killian Fitzgerald to raise money for […]

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Launch of Light Moves festival of Screendance

Launch of Light Moves festival of Screendance

Related posts: International light to Richard Harris Film Festival 2014 HOW does a tiny core of film makers make an… Free music recital at the Hunt Museum A free concert by a Finnish singer and an Irish… Sing Out about €25,000 scholarships THE Irish Chamber Orchestra and Irish World Academy have announced… Limerick’s first ever […]

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Stars bright for Limerick Jazz Festival 2014

Stars bright for Limerick Jazz Festival 2014

Related posts: Inside story to Limerick’s Jazz Festival by Rose Rushe CONFIRMING that Van Morrison at the thousand-seater… Sensational start to Limerick Jazz Festival 2014 By Eric Fitzgerald eric@limerickpost.ie LIMERICK sways to the rhythm this… Electric atmosphere, full house fury for Limerick Jazz Fest by Rose Rushe LOOK back in elation.. with perhaps a… 30th […]

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Other Recent Stories

Place of honour for ‘Honda Man’ Philip in family support centre

Place of honour for ‘Honda Man’ Philip in family support centre

| October 20, 2014

THE Family Room at a newly-opened family support centre in Limerick city has been dedicated to the memory of the late Philip McCormack. Fondly known as ‘The Honda Man’, Philip who died in a road accident on January 8 last, was a big advocate of Familes, a support group for men and women going through a […]

Continue Reading

Limerick households with undrinkable water may face full charges

Limerick households with undrinkable water may face full charges

| October 20, 2014

LIMERICK householders with contaminated water supplies caused by lead pipes may still have to pay the full water charge, it was revealed at a meeting between councillors and Irish Water this week. The Government recently announced that households with undrinkable water will receive a reduction in the Water tax, but according to Sinn Féin councillor […]

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Anthony brews up a spiritual storm in County Limerick

Anthony brews up a spiritual storm in County Limerick

| October 20, 2014

SOMETHING is brewing in the County Limerick village of Ballysteen. The coffee pot is continually on the stove in the home of Anthony and Sylvia Moran from early morning each weekday, but it isn’t just the caffeine that’s stirring up the local community. Souls are now being jolted in the hinterland of Askeaton-Ballysteen, through open […]

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Bram Stoker’s Dracula starring Gerard McCarthy

Bram Stoker’s Dracula starring Gerard McCarthy

| October 19, 2014

JUST in time for Halloween season, a new adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula sees Gerard McCarthy playing both Jonathan Harker, whose diaries chronicle the bloody tale, and the world’s best known vampire, Dracula. Gerard McCarthy is one of Northern Ireland’s most exciting and versatile young actors best known for TV roles in The Fall, Hollyoaks […]

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Limerick FC set for 2015 Markets Field return as Sligo beaten in Thomond farewell

Limerick FC set for 2015 Markets Field return as Sligo beaten in Thomond farewell

| October 18, 2014

Limerick FC 1-0 Sligo Rovers AFTER a two-year stint of playing home games at Thomond Park, Limerick FC signed off from the Munster Rugby venue with a 1-0 win over Sligo Rovers on the night that chairman Pat O’Sullivan confirmed that the club would return to the Markets Field for the beginning of the 2015 […]

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