Archive for August, 2009

Swim abandoned over safety concerns

Swim abandoned over safety concerns

| August 31, 2009

THE Thomond Swim had to be cancelled over weekend when organizers of the event decided to call off the swim due to bad weather and safety concerns. Following an absence of 20 years, the swim had been revived and was due to take place on Saturday afternoon.

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Missing teen’s body found

Missing teen’s body found

| August 30, 2009

DIVERS have found the body of a 17-year-old girl missing for nearly a week. The girl’s body was discovered near Barrington’s Pier soon after 1pm on Saturday.

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Roads upgraded to Motorways

Roads upgraded to Motorways

| August 28, 2009

A TOTAL of 294km of national roads gained motorway status today. Transport minister, Noel Dempsey signed the official orders changing the status of the existing dual carraigeways earlier this year.

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Element Six unions in talks

Element Six unions in talks

| August 27, 2009

TALKS aimed at resolving the dispute over the future of Element Six took place at the Labour Relations Commission in Limerick today. The unions, SIPTU, the TEEU and Unite have said they want to secure decent redundancy terms for workers being let go and save as many jobs as possible.  

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Effective new treatments for migraine

Effective new treatments for migraine

| August 27, 2009

EITHER you or someone you know is a migraine sufferer. Up to 15 per cent of the population are estimated to be migraine sufferers and that percentage is based only on formal reports filed – we cannot calculate for sufferers who have not sought medical attention for this problem. Migraines were once thought to be […]

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Busy lunch with hospitable touch

Busy lunch with hospitable touch

| August 27, 2009

LUNCH specials at the Texas Steakout Restaurant present wonderful choice and speedy service for the working day. There’s a selection of 13 dishes cooked on Monday to Saturday basis from 12noon to 4pm, allowing for a flexible lunch-hour and late meetings. This 116 O’Connell Street restaurant is drawing robust trade from locals and visitors because […]

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My perfect market pesto

My perfect market pesto

| August 27, 2009

TRADITIONALLY made with basil, crushed garlic olive oil and pine nuts, pesto or pesto alla genovese is a sauce originating in Genoa in the Liguria region of northern Italy. Although a north African herb that first came out of India, the Ligurians around Genoa took the dish and adapted it, using a combination of basil, […]

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Pomegranate wine, is this a super wine from the super fruit?

Pomegranate wine, is this a super wine from the super fruit?

| August 27, 2009

FOR centuries, the pomegranate has been recognised as a super fruit, containing A, B, and C vitamins as well as being rich in antioxidants but for the last six years the Nachmias family, have been producing the only pure 100 per cent pomegranate wine in the world! Rimon is the exclusive producer of the world’s […]

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CAO points surge signals career preferences

CAO points surge signals career preferences

| August 27, 2009

LIT reports surge in science, engineering and IT courses WITH the deadline for first round CAO acceptances passing this week and despite the increase in points, which follows the national trend for most programmes, first round acceptances look promising for the coming academic year in Limerick’s third level institutions. “I am delighted to see that […]

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Happy Days for a Southill coup

Happy Days for a Southill coup

| August 27, 2009

SOUTHILL is warming for its first visit from an international class theatre company in the form of Argentina’s La Compania. This Buenos Aires group is staging Samuel Beckett’s classic Happy Days in Southill Area Centre on Friday September 4, at 8pm for the song of a fiver in and the hope of planting a cultural […]

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