Archive for January, 2016

Exit: Creative Limerick’s property scheme for the arts

Exit: Creative Limerick’s property scheme for the arts

| January 31, 2016

CREATIVE Limerick was Limerick City Council’s policy of supporting the (temporary) conversion of empty commercial space into valid art venue. Ormston House is one notable benefit to artists and their audiences – Limerick Print Makers, Culture Night, Ormston House artists have each accessed its stunning 2,100 sq ft. It is typical of street-front properties with […]

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Terry Wogan dies after battle with cancer

Terry Wogan dies after battle with cancer

| January 31, 2016

PRESIDENT Michael D Higgins has led tributes to the veteran broadcaster and much loved Limerick man Terry Wogan who has died at the age of 77 following his battle with cancer. Born in Limerick in August 1938, Sir Michael Terrence Wogan began his career at RTÉ as a radio presenter before taking to the screen […]

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Opinion – Nothing ‘Dodged’

Opinion – Nothing ‘Dodged’

| January 31, 2016

CROKE PARK tunnel, 2007. Limerick players depart the dressing room and make their way to the bus. The team had just been defeated by 7 points in the All Ireland final against Kilkenny. This hack holds his dictaphone, almost hoping that no one wants to speak to the media, but also aware that he has […]

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Ailish Tynan to sing Death and the Maiden

Ailish Tynan to sing Death and the Maiden

| January 31, 2016

Ailish Tynan is guest soloist for an Irish Chamber Orchestra special at UCH on Thursday February 11, 8pm. Under the banner of ‘Death and the Maiden’, Gabor Tákacs-Nagy conducts the orchestra in extracts from works by Pergolesi, Haydn, Mozart and Schubert. Book at box office and www.uch.ie Notes from the ICO sing: “Pergolesi’s exquisitely emotive Salve […]

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Rugby – Munster win in Italy

Rugby – Munster win in Italy

| January 30, 2016

MUNSTER secured a lacklustre 16-12 win over Zebre today in round 12 of the Guinness Pro12 competition. A Mark Chisholm try after six minutes set the Munster men on their way to a much needed four points in the league. With Ian Keatley swapping penalty goals with Zebre’s Kelly Haimona, the score at half time […]

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€12.5 million to be spent on Limerick city

€12.5 million to be spent on Limerick city

| January 30, 2016

by Bernie English bernie@limerickpost.ie A MASSIVE €12.5 million has been promised for roads and other infrastructure in Limerick by Transport Minister, Paschal Donohoe. Included in the works to be tackled is a new river crossing which will link Arthur’s Quay to King John’s Castle and €150,000 of the fund will be for this project. The […]

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Search on for missing Limerick teen

Search on for missing Limerick teen

| January 30, 2016

Gardai wish to seek the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 16 year old Darnell Price who is missing from Limerick. Darnell was last seen on the afternoon of January 26 on O’Connell Street, Limerick. He is described as being 5′ 6″ tall, of slight build and with brown hair. When last seen he […]

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Making Capital on centuries of Adventure

Making Capital on centuries of Adventure

| January 30, 2016

FROM the Irish Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale where it magnetised 400,000 visitors, at Pery Square we can finally journey with Sean Lynch’s ‘Adventure: Capital’. It’s open house at Limerick City Gallery of Art, eight days a week to his sprawling, varied works set up on plinths, alternating with video. Lynch, LSAD educated, represented […]

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Rugby – All Ireland League weekend previews #UBL

Rugby – All Ireland League weekend previews #UBL

| January 29, 2016

WITH just seven games remaining, things are beginning to get really serious for Limerick’s seven All Ireland league sides. With interest in the league at an all time high, (according to articles written during Munster’s recent run of form) Limerick sides at home this weekend (Garryowen and Shannon) are due to see a jump in […]

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Gortadroma talks behind closed doors?

Gortadroma talks behind closed doors?

| January 29, 2016

by Bernie English bernie@limerickpost.ie DISCUSSIONS about a controversial plan for a gasification plant at the former landfill site at Gortadroma in West Limerick will be held behind closed doors, without access for the media or other interested parties. Opponents of the plan who arrived at the council chambers to listen to the debate at this week’s […]

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