Archive for December, 2013

Happy New Year – the only way is up

Happy New Year – the only way is up

| December 31, 2013

Editorial 2013 was a year of mixed blessings for Limerick but it began with news that Limerick and the rest of the Mid West had been waiting or – the granting of independence to Shannon airport. The freeing of the airport from the control of the Dublin Airport Authority was the beginning of a year […]

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Tonight will be Limerick’s biggest NYE party. More tickets released today

Tonight will be Limerick’s biggest NYE party. More tickets released today

| December 31, 2013

Only hours to go to Limerick’s New Years Eve Celebrations with The Strypes, The Coronas and Dolores O’Riordan. A limited number of tickets are available today, Tuesday 31, from the Box Office beside the Hunt Museum on Rutland Street. Important Information for the festivities ….. PAGEANT The Pageant starts at 5.30pm and leaves from Denmark […]

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Extra cash for local authorities

Extra cash for local authorities

| December 31, 2013

LIMERICK local authorities will get a boost to the funding they get from government to the tune of almost €6 million next year. Environment Minister Phil Hogan has announced General Purpose Grants of €14,625,159 to the Limerick local authorities for 2014. When taken with the water costs of some €31,226,411 that will be transferred from […]

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Council vows to control stray horses

Council vows to control stray horses

| December 31, 2013

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie CITY Manager Conn Murray has told Limerick City Council that a new director will be assigned in 2014 to tackle the ongoing issue of stray and abandoned horses in the city. Speaking at the annual budget meeting, Mr Murray also told councillors that the control of horses was a “very significant […]

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Limerick’s Markets Field reopening within touching distance

Limerick’s Markets Field reopening within touching distance

| December 31, 2013

by Bernie English bernie@limerickpost.ie THE redevelopment of the historic Markets Field sports ground is within touching distance, thanks to the announcement of €1.1m in funding for the project by Minister of State Jan O’Sullivan. Together with €400,000 raised by the Limerick Enterprise Development Partnership, which is the driving the project to develop the Garryowen facility, […]

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Foynes application to dump at sea

Foynes application to dump at sea

| December 30, 2013

by Brian McLaughlin news@limerickpost.ie THE Shannon Foynes Port Company has applied to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a permit to dump 200,000 tonnes of dredged material from construction work on the Port’s new east jetty into the sea. Construction on the jetty reclamation project is scheduled to start in the new year when the […]

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NYE events in Limerick

NYE events in Limerick

| December 30, 2013

Andrew Carey WITH all systems go and the switch about to be thrown on what could be a great year for Limerick, here’s a preview rundown of what will kick off Limerick’s year as City of Culture. NYE PAGEANT The procession begins at The Milk Market and will leave at 5.45pm. This family friendly participative […]

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The inspiring tale of Juno and El

The inspiring tale of Juno and El

| December 30, 2013

by Louise Harrison news@limerickpost.ie El Gleeson has just launched her first novel Halo I’m Juno, an inspiring book about hope and trust as she tells the story of her rescue dog who she has loved, cared for and helped to recover from abuse he received when he was a puppy. Originally from Kilmallock but now […]

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Limerick lights set to shine bright on New Year’s Eve

Limerick lights set to shine bright on New Year’s Eve

| December 30, 2013

Andrew Carey AS Limerick heralds the dawn of its year as City of Culture, preparations are well underway for tomorrow’s impressive New Year’s Eve events. The celebrations will include a NYE Pageant, NYE Sky and NYE Music will take place right across Limerick City from midday tomorrow (Tuesday 31) and will set the tone for […]

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Look what the best dressed mutts are wearing

Look what the best dressed mutts are wearing

| December 30, 2013

Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie PET retailer Maxi Zoo proved to have big hearts this Christmas with the donation of warm coats for the Limerick Animal Welfare organization to kit out 68 dogs in style. Maxi Zoo, which has 15 stores around the country, supports numerous local animal welfare charities as well as the Irish Guide Dogs […]

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