Archive for January, 2010

Shannon YouTube sensation is one to watch

Shannon YouTube sensation is one to watch

| January 30, 2010

Rebekah Commane meets Gary Carroll who has played his part in putting the county Clare town on the map Hilarious videos capture worldwide audience IF you find yourself suffering from the blues in the inclement weather, and are twiddling your thumbs looking for some entertainment, then get on YouTube and tune in to the videos […]

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Meaty debate as O’Hanlon questions Mayor

Meaty debate as O’Hanlon questions Mayor

| January 29, 2010

MAYOR Kevin Kiely’s Christmas gesture of providing 300 turkeys and hams to families in need has aroused the curiosity of Cllr Kieran O’Hanlon. O’Hanlon claims he was approached by some of his constituents, none of whom, he says, received the Christmas fare. However, Mayor Kiely said he was making no apologies for his use of […]

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Pipe bombs discovered behind Roxboro Shopping Centre

Pipe bombs discovered behind Roxboro Shopping Centre

| January 29, 2010

THREE pipe bombs were discovered behind Roxboro Shopping Centre late last night. The suspect devices were made safe by an army bomb disposal team this afternoon. An army spokesperson said the devices had been moved to another location for further examination. Two men have been arrested in connection with the discovery and are still being […]

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Benefit queues and waiting times soar

Benefit queues and waiting times soar

| January 29, 2010

New fast-tracking process introduced AS queues for social welfare benefits continue to grow in Limerick, with the number signing on for Jobseekers payments having shot up by 1,000 in December, the department has admitted that the processing time for claims is longer here than the national average. But is there anything being done about this?

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LIT students launch innovative website

LIT students launch innovative website

| January 28, 2010

An innovative project was launched this week by the Professional Cookery graduating class of 2009 from Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT). Foodle.ie has proved to be a truly successful department wide project for its team. Produced as both a book and available online at Foodle.ie it hosts a range of tried and tested recipes, suited […]

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City centre cinemas on agenda

City centre cinemas on agenda

| January 28, 2010

Catherine Street site proposed for multiplex AFTER numerous false alerts, city centre cinemas are back on the agenda. The Limerick Post is privy to information that local developers are to approach Limerick City Council about the possibility of securing planning permission for a multi screen complex in Catherine Street.

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New systems and technology inform the Astra

New systems and technology inform the Astra

| January 28, 2010

THE new Astra will launch with a complete line-up of eight engines ranging from 70 kW/95 hp to 132 kW/180 hp and will provide drivers with affordable, real-life efficiency. The Opel Astra’s line-up of powertrains with manual transmission provides impressive performance and overall cuts CO2 emissions by more than 12 percent compared with the current […]

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Arts briefs – explicatio, Special Olympics, On the Nail and Daghdha’s ROLLING

Arts briefs – explicatio, Special Olympics, On the Nail and Daghdha’s ROLLING

| January 28, 2010

Hunt Museum is hosting Explicatio, an exhibition of works by Sam Walsh. Judge Tom O’Donnell (right) launched the show on Friday 15. He’s pictured with Hunt director Dr Hugh Maguire (left) and Walsh, whose works remain at the museum gallery until February 7.

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Survey shows that financial worries still top the list

Survey shows that financial worries still top the list

| January 28, 2010

Financial Confidence for the year is linked to those who have done a financial planning exercise OVER 50 per cent of adults in Munster are worried that they will not be able to cope financially in 2010 according to a major new survey of 1,000 adults by Irish Life. The survey also highlights that those […]

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A noise to remember

A noise to remember

| January 28, 2010

LAST Friday night, Munster rugby supporters were treated to yet another unforgettable sporting occasion at Thomond Park. The Heineken Cup Pool 1 game against the Northampton Saints will live long in the memory of those that were there and also those who looked on through the medium of television. From early in the week the […]

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