Archive for October, 2015

Rachel raising temperatures in Barna

Rachel raising temperatures in Barna

| October 31, 2015

STAFF, pupils and parents at Barna national school in Pallasgreen, are preparing a warm welcome for celebrity chef Rachel Allen to Limerick’s Strand Hotel. With her latest cookery book and her new ‘Rachels’ Coastal Cooking’ television series attracting nationwide attention, the Ballymaloe chef will present an evening of recipes and entertainment in aid of the […]

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Revival of The Unlucky Cabin Boy

Revival of The Unlucky Cabin Boy

| October 31, 2015

A BIG hit with houses for its tenure at Lime Tree Theatre last year, ‘The Unlucky Cabin Boy’ returns for November, running from Wednesday 4 to Saturday 7. It’s a theatrical retelling set to music of a true Limerick story: that of one Patrick O’Brien who signs up to work on the freight ship Francis […]

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Limerick hospital staff help Pieta House save lives

Limerick hospital staff help Pieta House save lives

| October 30, 2015

  SUICIDE and self-harm service Pieta House have received a donation of almost €2,500, which was raised by UL Hospitals staff. The donation was made after 200 people, predominantly UL Hospitals staff, participated in the ‘From Couch to 5k’ run/walk around Dooradoyle and Raheen last August. It was one of a series of initiatives to promote […]

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Tax breaks to breathe new life into Limerick city centre

Tax breaks to breathe new life into Limerick city centre

| October 30, 2015

IT is predicted that Living Cities, an innovative new scheme of property tax incentives designed to regenerate both historic buildings and other buildings in Limerick, will “bring families back into the city centre”. Launched this week, the initiative first announced by Finance Minister Michael Noonan in May 2015, includes participating cities Limerick, Dublin, Galway, Cork, Waterford […]

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Element 6 jobs to go

Element 6 jobs to go

| October 30, 2015

THERE was bad news for a Shannon business this week with confirmation that up to 70 jobs could go at the Element 6 industrial diamond manufacturing plant. But despite the immediate effects of the job losses, there are no fears in the long-term for the future of the former De Beers operation, with the company […]

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Mary Immaculate leading way for students with disabilities

Mary Immaculate leading way for students with disabilities

| October 30, 2015

THIS week’s conferring ceremonies at Mary Immaculate College marked the first graduation of students from the Certificate in General Learning and Personal Development, a programme for people with intellectual disabilities. Prof Michael A Hayes, President of MIC said he hoped one day the State would provide “core funding” to allow more people with intellectual disabilities […]

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PUNCH Engineers up for Ireland Excellence Award 2015

PUNCH Engineers up for Ireland Excellence Award 2015

| October 30, 2015

PUNCH Consulting Engineers of Henry Street in Limerick is front runner for its structural engineering work on St Mel’s Cathedral in Longford for an Ireland Excellence Award 2015. Having been considered for the short list of greats by their peers, PUNCH is up for public judgement and favourable vote until Thursday November 5. You can vote […]

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Time to recognise Limerick’s butchers

Time to recognise Limerick’s butchers

| October 30, 2015

A CAMPAIGN is currently underway to seek recognition for the role that Limerick’s legendary pork butchers played in the city’s history and economy. The Limerick Pork Butchers Society is seeking donations and support to place a monument in William Street in honour of the city’s four major meat processors. The factories – Shaws, Mattersons, O’Meara’s, […]

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Adams unveils Con Colbert monument in County Limerick

Adams unveils Con Colbert monument in County Limerick

| October 30, 2015

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie SINN Féin President Gerry Adams spoke of the importance of remembering those who have died in the cause of Irish freedom as he unveiled a new monument in County Limerick to 1916 hero Con Colbert. The Louth TD visited Athea last Saturday for the unveiling of the monument to Colbert, who was executed after […]

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Limerick professor to head global technology group

Limerick professor to head global technology group

| October 30, 2015

A LIMERICK professor has become the first Irish person to be elected president of international ICT organisation IFIP (the International Federation for Information Processing), which has more than 500,000 members. Professor Mike Hinchey, director of Lero – the Irish Software Research Centre headquartered at the University of Limerick – will also retain his role there. […]

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