Archive for April, 2016

Years of achievement defining Limerick Writers Centre and its works

Years of achievement defining Limerick Writers Centre and its works

| April 30, 2016

THE rose cornice to No. 12 Barrington Street was halo to achievement at Limerick Writers Centre, launching its review 2015, ‘Building an Ark of Culture’. As manager Dominic Taylor told the assembly at John Quinn’s Georgian build, the concept driving LWC is “an ark to survive the flood of time, that which engulfs everybody and […]

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Festival of fire and water

Festival of fire and water

| April 29, 2016

Ireland’s favourite May Bank Holiday family festival is underway in Limerick as the city opens its doors to over 40,000 people for Riverfest 2016 – Limerick’s hugely popular summer festival.  The majestic River Shannon will host some of the world’s top watersport performers this weekend as a full programme of action packed activities and events […]

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Horrific Limerick nightmare draws to a close for those left behind

Horrific Limerick nightmare draws to a close for those left behind

| April 29, 2016

THE HORRIFIC nightmare that two teenage boys woke up to on May 18, 2015 is finally at an end after details of the gruesome circumstances surrounding their father’s death in Limerick were read out at a coroners court. Ian Knight (18) and his brother Kelvin (15), sat side by side at Newcastle West coroner’s court during […]

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Limerick inquest told of suicide pact as past caught up with fraudster

Limerick inquest told of suicide pact as past caught up with fraudster

| April 29, 2016

  SERIAL fraudster Julia Holmes died in a suicide pact with her partner Thomas Ruttle at his home in Boolaglass, Askeaton, an inquest at Newcastle West coroners court concluded this week. Coroner Antoinette Simon BL, heard that the couple were found dead in their bed by a gang of burglars who stumbled on their decomposing bodies […]

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Limerick ’50 Shades of Grey’ trial told ‘sexting should not damage credibility’

Limerick ’50 Shades of Grey’ trial told ‘sexting should not damage credibility’

| April 29, 2016

  JUST because a woman engages in ‘sexting’, should not damage her credibility in making a complaint to gardai, the jury in the Limerick trial of man charged with sexual assaulting a mother of two has been told. However, following one hour and 48 minutes of deliberations, the five women and seven men returned a […]

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It costs a lot more to live in Limerick

It costs a lot more to live in Limerick

| April 29, 2016

  THE COST of living in Limerick is significantly higher than Dublin, Cork or Galway, according to the latest cost of living index. And shoppers in the Treaty City pay almost one-third more for their groceries than people living in Dublin or Cork and a massive 43 per cent more than it costs to fill […]

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Head down to Plan’s arty party at Friday Milk Market

Head down to Plan’s arty party at Friday Milk Market

| April 29, 2016

ESTABLISHED in 2014 with spur from Limerick City of Culture status, PLAN (Professional Limerick Artists Network) is the representative body for artists that acts as forum for issues to do with practice and management. Three years on, Riverfest this weekend presents the ideal platform for a public birthday party. Secretary Joanne Ryan, herself an actress/ […]

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Movies, music and mayhem at Limerick’s Theatre Royal

Movies, music and mayhem at Limerick’s Theatre Royal

| April 28, 2016

THE Eurovision episode of Father Ted was filmed in Limerick’s Theatre Royal. Patrick Pearse also roused volunteers in the same hall. Oscar Wilde delivered a talk on his personal impressions of America here and The Cranberries took to its stage after selling their first million records Stateside. There is now plans afoot for a four-screen […]

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Afghan who hates Irish people ‘incentivised to return home’ court told

Afghan who hates Irish people ‘incentivised to return home’ court told

| April 28, 2016

AN AFGHAN national who said he hates Irish and white people, has been remanded in custody after he was charged with assaulting a Garda at an immigration office in Limerick last Monday. Yusef Hashemi, (36) appeared before Limerick District Court this Tuesday charged with assaulting Garda Peter O’Grady at the Immigration office in Estuary House […]

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Dog used to intimidate Limerick robbery victims

Dog used to intimidate Limerick robbery victims

| April 28, 2016

GARDAI believe that a Limerick man used a German Shepherd dog to intimidate two teenagers during a robbery in the city last Sunday. Detectives at Henry Street are investigating an incident in which a mobile phone and cash was stolen from a 16-year-old boy and 15-year-old girl in Arthurs Quay Park. They were approached by […]

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