Archive for August, 2015

Corbetts reject ‘deluded propaganda’ of Martens family

Corbetts reject ‘deluded propaganda’ of Martens family

| August 31, 2015

Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie MOLLY Martens has vowed to take “ever legal step” to regain custody of Jason Corbett’s children, Jack and Sarah, but the family of the deceased Limerick man say that the Texan, who is  “person of interest” in the murder investigation is embarking, with the Martens family, on a campaign of deluded and very […]

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Candle light vigil to be held at Limerick bridge where workers died

Candle light vigil to be held at Limerick bridge where workers died

| August 31, 2015

A CANDLE light vigil for the two men who died in an work place accident at Thomond Bridge is to take place this coming Saturday night at 8.30pm. TJ Herlihy (36) from Castleisland Co Kerry and Brian Whelan (29) from O’Briens Bridge, Co Clare, were killed when the safety cage they were working on collapsed into the River […]

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Limerick areas to be studied for flooding

Limerick areas to be studied for flooding

| August 30, 2015

by Bernie English bernie@limerickpost.ie SHANNON airport and fifteen locations in Limerick have been identified as areas that need to be looked at as possible flood risk areas in a study to be completed next year. The flood risk management plans have not yet been prepared but, as part of a preliminary study, certain areas have […]

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Working hours penalty for hospital

Working hours penalty for hospital

| August 30, 2015

by Bernie English bernie@limerickpost.ie MANAGEMENT at the University Hospital in Limerick has defended its record on having staff work excess overtime after the hospital was fined for breaching the European directive on working hours. The hospital was fined €135,415 between January and May for breaches of the European Working Time Directive which states that no employee […]

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Meet Patricia Routlege

Meet Patricia Routlege

| August 30, 2015

PERHAPS best known to audiences today as Hyacinth Bucket in ‘Keeping Up Appearances’, it’s a surprise to realise what an outstanding career Patricia Routlege has had in musicals. She took a Tony in 1968 for Best Actress in ‘Darling of the Day’, New York and 20 years later, an Olivier in London for ’Candide’. Another […]

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BREAKING Two die in major accident at Limerick bridge

BREAKING Two die in major accident at Limerick bridge

| August 29, 2015

Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie TWO men are feared dead after the suspended safety platform they were working in fell from a crane off Thomond Bridge and in to the River Shannon this Saturday afternon. The cagedsafety platform was being used for the last week to lower men on to the outside of the bridge to carry […]

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Seniors gear up for election

Seniors gear up for election

| August 29, 2015

by Bernie English bernie@limerick post.ie LIMERICK senior citizens are being invited to be part of a pre-budget submission that will outline the needs and struggles of people working with fixed incomes. The Limerick Seniors Forum, an independent advocate group for older people, is planning a meeting to highlight the issues and to develop a strong submission […]

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Opinion – Crossing the line

Opinion – Crossing the line

| August 29, 2015

IT DOESN’T matter what age you are reading this, be you in your teens, twenties or of retired age, you can all remember watching sport as a kid. Those glass-eyed days when everything was magical. When sport was just that, sport. For me it started with the 1986 World Cup; the Seoul Olympics followed, before […]

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Pulitzer winning Ford to read at UL

Pulitzer winning Ford to read at UL

| August 29, 2015

THE Creative Writing programme at UL will present a public reading from Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Richard Ford at UL on Tuesday 15 September at 7pm. This will be his first visit to UL and his first reading in County Limerick.Ford is one of the most widely acclaimed American novelists. His best known works are the […]

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Parallel platforms for UCH on Culture Night

Parallel platforms for UCH on Culture Night

| August 29, 2015

UNIVERSITY Concert Hall has operated its Culture Night out of Hunt Museum for the past three years. Come Friday September 18, this waltz gathers more partners as the Opera Delights recitals claim an expanded list of performers. Created with voice coach Olive Cowpar, we have a choice of 7pm, 8pm and 9pm songburst for when […]

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