Archive for October, 2012

Deadline approaches for CPA educational bursary competition

Deadline approaches for CPA educational bursary competition

| October 31, 2012

ASPIRING accountants in Limerick have just two weeks left to win €5000 towards their accountancy education in a competition run by The Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland. The competition, which can be accessed via the CPA’s facebook page, will draw to a close on the 9th November 2012. The judges, including Marc O’Dwyer, […]

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Wunderkind, celebrated by Irish Chamber Orchestra

Wunderkind, celebrated by Irish Chamber Orchestra

| October 31, 2012

LATER this month, Irish Chamber Orchestra will perform two great concerts with virtuoso Jörg Widmann, principal guest conductor/ artistic partner of the ICO.  WUNDERKIND will be a showcase of works by Mendelssohn, Mozart, Weber and Widmann himself taking place UCH on Thursday November 22, 8pm and Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford on Friday 23 November.

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The Unusual History of Ether

The Unusual History of Ether

| October 31, 2012

THE Unusual History of Ether is the songwriting partnership of Irish singer-songwriter Rebecca Collins and Danish guitarist Mikkel Ploug. The two met  years ago when they played at Dublin Fringe Festival and immediately forged a musical connection but were too busy  touring with their solo projects. Their collaboration only began in earnest last year.

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Mid West property under the gavel in national auction

Mid West property under the gavel in national auction

| October 31, 2012

A CHARTERED surveyor and auctioneering company has attracted 11 lots for its first Irish auction in Dublin on Thursday November 15, with reserves from as low as €16,000. The regions are well represented, Limerick city and Ennis included. Eddisons, the host company, has a long record of property auctions held throughout the UK. November 15’s […]

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Grant delays leave students in limbo

Grant delays leave students in limbo

| October 31, 2012

A SEVERE delay in processing student grants has left many Limerick students unable to access essential college services such as library and computer facilities. According to local Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea, students must provide proof that they are in receipt of a maintenance grant before being permitted to use college services. “I have spoken […]

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Editorial – Bullying by any other name

Editorial – Bullying by any other name

| October 31, 2012

THE grim and tragic outcome to another case of teenage bullying – in this case, cyberbullying underlines the need for a new review of the precautions and effective steps that have been taken by the relevant authorities to curtail this revolting cruelty. Bullying in any form is repellent but the very nature of cyberbullying, which […]

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Government advisor faces brothel charges

Government advisor faces brothel charges

| October 31, 2012

A CONSULTANT who advised the Government on a major transport project will face trial  on charges of operating and living off the profits of brothels in Limerick.Thomas Lyons (54), with an address at The Warrens, Malahide, Dublin, faces seven charges under the Criminal Law Sexual Offences Act as well as one count of making a […]

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Changes for Ireland as captain ruled out

Changes for Ireland as captain ruled out

| October 31, 2012

by Liam TogherIreland are set to be without the services of some key players ahead of the autumn international series in November. Captain Brian O’Driscoll and Ulster hooker Rory Best have both been ruled out after picking up injuries for their respective provinces in Rabo Direct Pro12 action last week.

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Limerick show for Owensie

Limerick show for Owensie

| October 31, 2012

FOLLOWING on from last year’s debut ‘Aliens’, Owensie returned this month with a new band, a new sound, and a new record to be launched. ‘Citizens’ may draw surprise from those familiar with the Dubliner’s classical guitar-based solo work to date as his new record kicks off with a heavier and more aggressive sound. The […]

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One in nine Irish men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer

One in nine Irish men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer

| October 31, 2012

OVER 2,800 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer in Ireland in 2010. After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men with one in nine Irish men being diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime. Prosta-Check is a new simple, one step home test that can help men to monitor their prostate […]

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