Archive for February, 2014

Focus on Lough Derg in major tourism plan

Focus on Lough Derg in major tourism plan

| February 28, 2014

A MAJOR four-year plan outlining the future economic development and marketing of the Lough Derg area as a tourism destination has been launched by Minister Alan Kelly, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. Fáilte Ireland’s Plan for Lough Derg, entitled ‘A Roadmap for Experience Development and Destination Marketing 2014-2017’, includes […]

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Mary Immaculate College Hosts The 64th Annual Irish History Students’ Association Conference

Mary Immaculate College Hosts The 64th Annual Irish History Students’ Association Conference

| February 28, 2014

The 64th Annual Irish History Students’ Association Conference will be held for the first time in Mary Immaculate College (MIC) Limerick from the 28th of February to the 2nd of March. The conference, which is to be jointly hosted by the MIC History Society and the Department of History at MIC, will be the primary […]

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Fred and Alice, a celebration

Fred and Alice, a celebration

| February 28, 2014

  By Rose Rushe INTERNATIONAL Women’s Day falls next Saturday March 8 and typical of its versatile, busy calendar, Newcastle West Library is hosting two attractive events that are free of charge. The main dish is by Call Back Theatre who toured with ‘Fred and Alice’ to Theatre at the Savoy and other stations with […]

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GAA’s new facility in Dublin has sod turned

GAA’s new facility in Dublin has sod turned

| February 28, 2014

Development work at the GAA’s new facility at the National Sports Campus in Blanchardstown is set to commence and this milestone was marked today with the turning of the first sod at the site. Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael Liam Ó Néill and Ard Stiúrthóir Páraic Ó Dúfaigh were joined at the facility by the Minster […]

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In tourism’s top twenty

In tourism’s top twenty

| February 28, 2014

CITY and County Council members have praised the Great Limerick Run for putting the Mid-West region well and truly on the map. In a presentation to members of the two local authorities’ Cultural and Sporting committees, city councillor and event co-organiser Joe Leddin announced that the sporting event was listed in Failte Ireland’s ‘top 20 […]

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Minister told to speed up help for flood victims

Minister told to speed up help for flood victims

| February 28, 2014

LIMERICK Labour Party councillor Tom Shortt has called on Minister Joan Burton to speed up assistance for flood victims on King’s Island who own their own homes. Cllr Shortt has written to the Social Protection Minister calling for an urgent solution to problem facing private homeowners on King’s Island who were unable to insure their […]

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€1.3m approved for Flood Remedial Works

€1.3m approved for Flood Remedial Works

| February 28, 2014

REPAIR work to the tune of €1.3m will begin immediately on repairs to homes damaged by flooding in St Mary’s Park following the approval of the funding from the Department of the Environment, it has been confirmed by Limerick City Council. The funding was announced today (Friday) following discussions between Limerick City Council and the […]

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Anti Austerity Alliance opens Limerick base

Anti Austerity Alliance opens Limerick base

| February 28, 2014

THE Anti Austerity Alliance (AAA) geared up for the local elections at the weekend with the opening of their new Limerick headquarters which was attended by the group’s nine candidates for Limerick and Clare along with dozens of activists. Local pensioner Brian Hinchy, who made headlines when he confronted Taoiseach Enda Kenny claiming he robbed […]

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2014 Cheltenham Festival- Fields Taking Shape

2014 Cheltenham Festival- Fields Taking Shape

| February 28, 2014

As the 2014 Cheltenham Festival draws closer, the fields for the 27 races are beginning to fully take shape. Horses will be running their last races before the festival and trainers will be making their last minute plans, with hopes of winning some of the extensive prize money on offer. However, for some there will […]

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Latest hurling odds with Paddy Power

Latest hurling odds with Paddy Power

| February 28, 2014

A Limerick school (Árd Scoil Rís) is now odds on to win the Croke Cup, the main price for secondary schools’ hurling in the country, while at third level, Limerick IT go into this weekend’s Fitzgibbon Cup semi-final meeting with Waterford IT as the second favourites to be crowned kingpins of third level hurling in […]

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