Archive for January, 2011

O’Dea, Power and Collins named on new front bench

O’Dea, Power and Collins named on new front bench

| January 31, 2011

Limerick TD Willie O’Dea returns to the front bench with the Communications, Energy and Natural Resources portfolio. “Pleased to be appointed to FF Front Bench,” Deputy O’Dea tweeted after the announcement.

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Young Munster lose out in Dublin

Young Munster lose out in Dublin

| January 31, 2011

In a new venture for the Limerick Post Sports section, young journalists are being given the chance to try their hand at match reporting. This week, Eoin Naughton provides the match report from last weekends Ulster Bank League Division 1A clash between St Mary’s and Young Munster.

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Limerick travel agent wins top industry ace

Limerick travel agent wins top industry ace

| January 28, 2011

LIMERICK agency Falcon Ace Travel proved a national winner at the 2011 Irish Travel Agents Association Awards held Thursday January 27 in the Mansion House, Dublin. Falcon Ace’s Breda Riordan, based at the city branch in Catherine Street, won Young Travel Professional of the Year 2011, beating at least  a dozen other nominees for the […]

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Kiely quits FG to run as Independent

Kiely quits FG to run as Independent

| January 28, 2011

THE Limerick North Fine Gael councillor and last year’s mayor, Cllr Kevin Kiely, will officially declare on Monday next that he will run as an Independent in the general election. Cllr Kiely, who had received the support of his eight FG colleagues on the city council, to run as a third candidate, had sought to […]

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Mary’s Limerick link to the King’s Speech

Mary’s Limerick link to the King’s Speech

| January 28, 2011

AS audiences continue to flock to the hotly tipped Oscar contender, The King’s Speech, it emerges that there is a connection between the real live Lionel Logue, who taught King George V1 of England to largely overcome his stammer, and a Limerick woman named Mary Reddan,

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More Job losses as Heiton Buckley shuts down

More Job losses as Heiton Buckley shuts down

| January 27, 2011

MORE doom and gloom for city today as it has emerged that well-established building supply company, Heiton Buckley, is to close its doors this Friday. The company located on the Dock Road was left with no choice but to cease operating after 40 years of trading. Their Heiton Buckley store located on the Ballysimon Road […]

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Residents hail ‘landmark’ win

Residents hail ‘landmark’ win

| January 27, 2011

Court rules against Ballinacurra bus laneIN what is hailed as “a landmark case,” the President of the High Court, Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns, this Wednesday, found in favour of the residents of Balilnacurra against Limerick City Council’s roll-out of bus lanes on Ballinacurra Road/O’Connell Avenue.The decision could have serious implications for the rest of the […]

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Brian crosses over to the big screen

Brian crosses over to the big screen

| January 27, 2011

Film in line for an OscarLIMERICK’S Brian Cross, AKA as B+ and now living in Los Angeles, woke to the news that a film in which he was one of four cameramen, had been nominated in the Best Documentary Feature category for the Oscars.

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European City of Sport launched at Thomond Park

European City of Sport launched at Thomond Park

| January 27, 2011

GUINNESS Book of Records attempts, sporting exhibitions, an iPhone app and four new sporting events were announced as Limerick was officially launched as European City of Sport 2011 this week.Familiar faces in Limerick sporting circles gathered.

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Injuries plague Irish preparations

Injuries plague Irish preparations

| January 27, 2011

THE Irish rugby squad made their annual trip to Limerick this week in preparation for the 2011 Six Nations. Head Coach Declan Kidney had to work with a shuffled deck this week as the squad was hit by several injuries.

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