Archive for June, 2010

Limerick unchanged for Munster Football Final

Limerick unchanged for Munster Football Final

| June 30, 2010

In a bid to bridge the 114 year gap since Limericks last Munster Senior Football title Mickey Ned OSullivan and his selectors have kept faith with the same fifteen that started v. Waterford in the semi-final four weeks ago for Sundays encounter against All-Ireland Champions Kerry in the Munster Senior Football Final in Killarney (2pm)  […]

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Cowen jeered over respite care cutbacks

Cowen jeered over respite care cutbacks

| June 28, 2010

A LARGE crowd gathered outside Kings Island Community centre this Monday to protest during a visit to Limerick by Taoiseach Brian Cowen. The Taoiseach was heckled by a group of protestors who were demonstrating against cuts in respite services.

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City gets new Mayor

City gets new Mayor

| June 28, 2010

FINE Gael Councillor Marie Byrne has been elected the 814th Mayor of Limerick. She beat Labour Councillor Gerry McLaughlin by 12 votes to five. Her eight Fine Gael colleagues including two independents and one Fine Fáil councillor supported her.

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Limerick students  prepare for art college

Limerick students prepare for art college

| June 28, 2010

Six students from the Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS), part of Limerick City Adult Education Service, have been offered places at Limerick School of Art and Design this Autumn. The students have recently completed the Art and Design course in the  Adult Education College.

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Follow past winners to Forecourt and Convenience retailers ‘Oscars’

Follow past winners to Forecourt and Convenience retailers ‘Oscars’

| June 28, 2010

THE search is now on for the key “talent” working in Ireland’s convenience retailing sector following the launch of the 2010 Ireland’s Forecourt and Convenience Retailer Awards this week. In 2008, after fighting off fierce competition, Chawke’s, Castletroy won three categories including Best Customer Service, Forecourt/Convenience Store of the Year 1,100 sq ft plus and […]

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Minister O’Keeffe announces €23m investment in innovation by Analog Devices

Minister O’Keeffe announces €23m investment in innovation by Analog Devices

| June 28, 2010

The Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation, Batt O’Keeffe TD, today [Monday] announced that the US electronics firm, Analog Devices, is to invest €23 million in research and development in the company’s plant in Raheen, Co Limerick.

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City Grand Prix returns to grid after 75 years

City Grand Prix returns to grid after 75 years

| June 25, 2010

IMAGINE the world’s fastest cars racing down O’Connell Street up William Street out Roxboro Road down Carey’s Road to Punches Cross back up O’Connell Avenue onto the home straight of O’Connell Street! In 1935, Limerick didn’t have to imagine it, as 50,000 spectators were treated to the inaugural Limerick Grand Prix, attended by the world’s […]

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Books for cooks

Books for cooks

| June 25, 2010

Cook up a feast “The answer to a prayer! This is an excellent, reliable guide to coping with larger numbers. Alongside advice on menu planning, plating and do-ahead tips is a collection of recipes for guaranteed crowd pleasers. Mary Berry is ultimately dependable and this is akin to having your mum (or better still your […]

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Grilled French goat’s cheese mini-log  and walnut pesto ciabatta

Grilled French goat’s cheese mini-log and walnut pesto ciabatta

| June 25, 2010

WHAT YOU NEED75g French goat’s cheese from a mini-log1 ciabatta roll1 handful rocket

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Wrecking ball poised for city eyesore

Wrecking ball poised for city eyesore

| June 25, 2010

AN unfinished building that has become one of the ugliest eyesores on the city landscape is to be demolished. Senior planner with Limerick City Council, Kieran Reeves, has confirmed that the building close to Ellen Street and Michael Street and in close proximity to the Milk Market, is set to be demolished within eight weeks. […]

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