Archive for October, 2014

Love/Hate used as guide to clean drug dealers gun

Love/Hate used as guide to clean drug dealers gun

| October 31, 2014

by Andrew Carey [email protected] A LIMERICK man watched the opening sequence of a Love/Hate DVD to see how to clean a Glock semi automatic handgun before he and his friends indulged in a “smorgasbord” of illegal drugs, a court has been told. Peter O’Flaherty (35) of College Avenue, Moyross was one of four men found […]

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The rise and fall? of Little Voice

The rise and fall? of Little Voice

| October 31, 2014

by Rose Rushe ‘THE Rise and Fall of Little Voice’ cut a dash as film (1998), with Michael Caine, Ewan McGregor and as Little Voice, Jane Horrocks. Now College Players, that estimable, award winning troupe, will premier a production in Lime Tree Theatre, November 11 to 15, directed by MIC’s Dr Mike Finneran and – […]

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€100,000 drug seizure made at Limerick estate

€100,000 drug seizure made at Limerick estate

| October 31, 2014

Andrew Carey [email protected] CANNABIS valued at €100,000 was seized by gardai attached to the divisional drugs unit from a car driven out of a Caherdavin Estate en route to distribution by a criminal gang. The occupants of the car, a 54-year-old male and a 40-year-old female, both from Limerick City, were arrested and are currently […]

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Shortlist for €15,000 bursary with Film Limerick

Shortlist for €15,000 bursary with Film Limerick

| October 31, 2014

By Oran Treacy THEN there was nine. This is the case with the final selected project proposals for the next stage of Film Limerick’s competition to create two short films to be made in Limerick with funding of €15,000. The partnership between City of Culture and film networking group Behind the Scenes issued its shortlist […]

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Athea cleans up on the double at Limerick in Bloom competition

Athea cleans up on the double at Limerick in Bloom competition

| October 31, 2014

THE West Limerick village of Athea is smelling of roses after being crowned overall winner of the Limerick In Bloom competition for the second year in a row. Forty five community groups throughout County Limerick were honoured for their participation in the annual competition, now in its seventh year, at an awards ceremony in the […]

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Researchers learn from Limerick care model

Researchers learn from Limerick care model

| October 31, 2014

A RESEARCH project to evaluate a Limerick based volunteer led, community model of palliative care has been awarded €161,000. Co-ordinator of Milford Care Centre’s Compassionate Communities Project in Limerick, Dr Kathleen McLoughlin, has received the Postdoctoral Fellowship Award from the All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC) and the Irish Cancer Society. The funding […]

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New Limerick cinema – not so washed up

New Limerick cinema – not so washed up

| October 31, 2014

by Rose Rushe €20,000 from City of Culture in funding was the entire budget for a new film, ‘All Washed Up’ which premiered – against the clock – at Richard Harris International Film Festival. Starring Jon Kenny as an old-school actor who has lost his way, ‘All Washed Up’ proved a strong opener in the […]

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Exploring Keisler’s spatial interrogations: the Endless House

Exploring Keisler’s spatial interrogations: the Endless House

| October 31, 2014

LIMERICK City Gallery of Art extends an open invitation this Saturday November 1 to attend 3-4pm when visual artist Elaine Byrne will discuss the work of Frederick Kiesler, her art practice and solo exhibition RAUMPLAN. RAUMPLAN, curated by former gallery director Helen Carey, occupies the first floor chambers of the Pery Square gallery. According to […]

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Fiona takes her place in European Parliament for Limerick businesses

Fiona takes her place in European Parliament for Limerick businesses

| October 31, 2014

FIONA Connolly flew the flag for Mid-West businesses on a recent visit to the European Parliament of Enterprises (EPE) in Brussels. Fiona, who is general manager of Lyons of Limerick and a member Limerick Chamber, was invited to join the Chambers Ireland delegation on a trip to the European Parliament of Enterprises (EPE) in Brussels. The […]

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White House campaign could help solve Limerick’s homeless crisis

White House campaign could help solve Limerick’s homeless crisis

| October 31, 2014

A WHITE House-backed campaign to end homelessness in the United States could be adapted to deal with the issue in Limerick. The ‘100,000 Homes’ campaign is a community-led movement that has led to permanent housing for over 105,000 homeless Americans in under four years. The campaign, a winner of the 2013 World Habitat Award, is now being […]

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