Archive for March, 2016

#recommended Willis Earl Beal plays Kasbah Social Club

#recommended Willis Earl Beal plays Kasbah Social Club

| March 31, 2016

FROM Chicago, Illinois, Willis Earl Beal produces futuristic lullabies and hypnotic lo-fi blues. His stripped down serene otherworldly sounds on 2015’s ‘Noctunes’ album (on Tender Lovin Empire records) won him multiple plaudits. Q Magazine published; “It’s a record of real heft and atmosphere, the lo-fi sparseness of his early music bulked out with expansive synths […]

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#Limerick families crippled by debt

#Limerick families crippled by debt

| March 31, 2016

  WITH more than 300 repossession cases listed before #Limerick circuit court so far this year, the frightening impact of financial stress on the mental well being of families has been revealed in a new survey conducted by the Irish Mortgage Holders Association. The survey concludes that that there is a sharp increase in risks […]

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#Limerick dog owners must have their pets microchipped by law

#Limerick dog owners must have their pets microchipped by law

| March 31, 2016

  STIFF fines or even a jail sentence awaits Limerick dog owners who fail to have their pets microchipped from this Friday, April 1. Failure to microchip and register dogs on an authorised database will carry the threat of prosecution that can lead to a fine of up to €5,000 and/or imprisonment. New laws were […]

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Launch of Limerick Film Festival draws multiple stakeholders

Launch of Limerick Film Festival draws multiple stakeholders

| March 31, 2016

GEORGE Boutique Hotel, a regular supporter of and site for arts activity, was host to Limerick Film Festival’s media launch on Wednesday 30. This seventh annual festival will open on Thursday April 14 for three days, operating mostly out of LIT in Moylish. Look forward to the Short Film Awards in partnership with Film Freeway, […]

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Munster poets take this year’s Éigse Michael Hartnett

Munster poets take this year’s Éigse Michael Hartnett

| March 31, 2016

JOINT winners for this years Michael Harnett Poetry Award will be honoured at opening night of Éigse in Newcastlewest on Thursday April 14. Listowel’s John McAuliff and  Doireann Ní Ghríofa from Kilnamona were recognised for their talented recent collections; each receive €4,000. The judges for this year were Rita Ann Higgins and Gerard Smyth.  In […]

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Limerick leads the way

Limerick leads the way

| March 31, 2016

LIMERICK is leading the way in an area fraught with difficulty for many families, that of how to deal with the cremated ashes of a loved one. Despite the growing popularity of cremation, many graveyards do not facilitate ash only interments. Urn Towers, a company set up by Limerick man Stephen Power provides a unique […]

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Local interests in The Voice of Ireland this weekend

Local interests in The Voice of Ireland this weekend

| March 31, 2016

Local interests in The Voice of Ireland LIMERICK/CLARE fans of talent search series The Voice of Ireland should look out for two local contestants competing in the Live Knockouts this weekend. #Limerick’s singing doctor Emmet Daly will be taking time out from the wards to sing Disclosure’s Omen for his coach Una Healy. Stephanie Anketell from […]

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Icon comes to Limerick

Icon comes to Limerick

| March 31, 2016

A VERY special procession of an icon blessed by Pope Francis in Rome is coming to Limerick next Monday. Fr Seamus Enright of the Redemptorist order in Limerick met with the Pope in Rome last Wednesday when the 79-year old pontiff blessed a replica of the image of Our Lady of Perpetual Help which is […]

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Moya Brennan’s concert with singers and harpist gives hope to Dóchas

Moya Brennan’s concert with singers and harpist gives hope to Dóchas

| March 31, 2016

MOYA Brennan of Clannad headlines a unique concert taking place in Dolan’s Warehouse this Saturday April 2, International Autism Day. It’s a fundraiser for the Limerick based Dóchas, the organisation that helps children and young adults with autism, and their families. Having sold 15million albums with her family band, whom Enya joined for a while, […]

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#Limerick customers to sue bank over tracker mortgage moves

#Limerick customers to sue bank over tracker mortgage moves

| March 30, 2016

  #LIMERICK customers of Permanent TSB who were removed from their tracker mortgages and later restored at higher rates are to join hundreds of others customers in a legal challenge on the bank’s compensation offers. The bank has admitted that some 1,400 customers still have to be restored to their tracker mortgages which are set at […]

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