Archive for July, 2014

“Terrorist acts” endanger horse project (with Video)

“Terrorist acts” endanger horse project (with Video)

| July 31, 2014

by Bernie English [email protected] BALLINACURRA Weston residents have warned horse-owners who conducted destructive and violent protests last week that they are threatening the very thing they claim to cherish. The Ballinacurra Weston Residents Alliance have ben campaigning to have a horse project located in the area, so that people who own horses will learn to […]

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Changing face of city business

Changing face of city business

| July 31, 2014

LIMERICK city centre has undergone mixed fortunes this week as new businesses bring life to empty retail units, while two landmark retailers closed their doors for good.The positives for city centre retail include the opening of Ecco, as the Danish shoe manufacturer took over an empty unit on the junction of Thomas Street/Augustinian Lane, creating […]

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Limerick dole queues grow

Limerick dole queues grow

| July 31, 2014

THE NUMBER of people signing on the live register in Limerick has gone up by more than  thousand people since last month. According to figures just released by the Central Statistics Office, there were 32,970 people signing on between all offices in Limerick city and county in July. This compares to 31,867 the previous month. […]

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American bald eagle soars into Limerick resort

American bald eagle soars into Limerick resort

| July 30, 2014

THE impressive collection of birds of prey at Adare Country Pursuits (ACP) has been enhanced by the arrival of an extremely rare female American bald eagle. The nine-month-old bird is the first of its kind at any Irish resort and Adare Manor Hotel, on whose grounds ACP is situated, is running a Facebook competition where […]

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Country and rock legends rock out for charity

Country and rock legends rock out for charity

| July 30, 2014

ROCK ’n’ roll and country lead the way for the Legends in Concert night taking place at South Court Hotel on Friday August 15. Organiser Claire O’Brien has a terrific suite of professional acts booked, the audience is invited to arrive in 1950s dress and there are worthy beneficiaries to the €20 tickets – Pieta […]

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Urban Horse herd outside for People’s Park

Urban Horse herd outside for People’s Park

| July 30, 2014

by Rose Rushe SOME 800 people will have worked on the Urban Herd City of Culture project that will showcase on Culture Night, Friday September 19 in People’s Park. Arts page brought you news in June of the massive scale of works. A team of four professionals led by Limerick Corridor Art Co’s Angela Connelly […]

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Russell set for Thomond Park debut as Limerick boss

Russell set for Thomond Park debut as Limerick boss

| July 30, 2014

LIMERICK FC manager Martin Russell will take charge of his first home game with the club this Friday when the Super Blues welcome Shamrock Rovers to Thomond Park (kick-off 7:45pm). The recently-installed boss tasted defeat in his first competitive match with Limerick, who succumbed to two late goals away to Sligo Rovers last Sunday, and […]

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Counter culture on the shopfloor

Counter culture on the shopfloor

| July 30, 2014

by Rose Rushe SET aside lunch hour 1pm-2pm this Thursday July 31 and Friday August 1, or teatime 6pm on Thursday 31 only, to view the next Theatre at the Savoy presentation. ‘Counter Culture’ is written and performed by Katie O’Kelly and directed by her father, actor Donal O’Kelly. It is a savvy comedy that […]

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100 works for PROTOTYPES

100 works for PROTOTYPES

| July 30, 2014

By Rose Rushe SIX chambers of the ground floor of Limerick City Gallery of Art are host ‘PROTOYPES’, works in “sculpture, visual and spacial interventions”, as artist Denis McNulty puts it. There is even a digital sign in People’s Park to the rear signifying intent, ideology and by its merit, his skillset. It pulses in […]

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Limerick areas are ‘going for gold’

Limerick areas are ‘going for gold’

| July 30, 2014

Andrew Carey [email protected] ONCE again, Limerick areas are going for gold in the tidy towns competition and the residents of Caherdavin look forward to their involvement in this year’s competition. The annual National Tidy towns competition is underway and committee of Caherdavin Community Centre & Residents have been very active over the past few weeks engaging in numerous […]

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