Archive for August, 2016

Letter to the Editor – Time for Limerick to move on

Letter to the Editor – Time for Limerick to move on

| August 31, 2016

Sir, Our failed Limerick 2020 bid has left marks on the city, both good and bad. Good in the fact that we all pulled together in a bid to take on the super heavyweights of culture and event hosting. In a nearly-there attempt, we never got to realise our potential but at least, we know […]

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Limerick horse project in the running for €130 000 fund

Limerick horse project in the running for €130 000 fund

| August 31, 2016

  THE Limerick based ‘Jumping Hurdles Horse Project’ is in the running for a share of the €130,000 Coca-Cola ‘Thank You’ fund. The project, devised by Extern Limerick, provides young people across Limerick city with the competencies to seek employment in the equine sector. The ‘Thank You’ fund awards 13 grants to projects that inspire and support […]

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Airline passengers treated for cuts and bruises at UHL

Airline passengers treated for cuts and bruises at UHL

| August 31, 2016

ALL but one of the passengers admitted to UHL in Limerick from a diverted United Airlines flight have been released this Wednesday afternoon. One passenger remains in hospital for observation. 16 people were originally treated with 12 hospitalised after flight UA880 from Houston to Heathrow was diverted to Shannon following what the American airline described as “unexpected and […]

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In this week’s Limerick Post ….

In this week’s Limerick Post ….

| August 31, 2016

LIMERICK is very well represented at this weekend’s Electric Picnic Festival. Limerick acts are taking part in the Comedy Tent, Mindfield, Electric Side Show and on the Main Stage, Limerick Post talked to Hermitage Green, Fox Jaw, Rubberbandits and many others playing the Picnic and heard their favourite festival adventures, the highs and the lows, from playing […]

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Limerick Choral Union call out to new members for December’s Stella Natalis

Limerick Choral Union call out to new members for December’s Stella Natalis

| August 31, 2016

LIMERICK Choral Union (LCU) begins a new season with festivities in mind. The 120-strong choir that has been delighting audiences for more than 50 years now confirms Sunday December 4 in UCH Limerick for their next performance. Karl Jenkins’ ‘Stella Natalis’ and Patrick Hawes’ ‘Song of Songs’ will be the order of the day, each […]

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McManus plans halted by objecting Fair City actress

McManus plans halted by objecting Fair City actress

| August 31, 2016

THE wife of Limerick billionaire JP McManus has been halted in her plans to develop and extend a house owned on Millionaires’ Row in Dublin’s leafy suburbs. Last July, Noreen McManus lodged plans to Dublin City Council which would compromise of demolishing an 80sqm bungalow and replacing it with a 200sqm luxury linked building at the […]

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Limerick Pensioner targeted in rural armed raid

Limerick Pensioner targeted in rural armed raid

| August 31, 2016

  A MANHUNT is underway after three masked men forced their way into a pensioner’s house in rural County Limerick, attacked and assaulted him before stealing a large sum of cash and a shotgun. Gardaí at Bruff are investigating the aggravated burglary at Ballinahowen, Kilmallock between 11pm on Thursday night and the very early hours of Friday morning. […]

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Passengers hospitalised from diverted flight to Shannon

Passengers hospitalised from diverted flight to Shannon

| August 31, 2016

16 PEOPLE from a United Airlines flight have been hospitalised this Wednesday morning after their plane was diverted to Shannon due to a medical emergency onboard. It has been confirmed that 14 passengers and two crew were taken from the flight that was bound from Houston to Heathrow. UA flight 880 had 223 passengers onboard but was diverted […]

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FUEL from Druid Theatre Co for the artists’ road

FUEL from Druid Theatre Co for the artists’ road

| August 31, 2016

THREE years ago Druid launched an Emerging Artist Residency for theatre makers based in the West of Ireland, Limerick and Clare included. This so called FUEL programme has been revised year-on-year to respond to artists as their conditions and ideas change. Two plays that have emerged already are ‘Hostel 16’ by Fionnuala Gygax and ‘My […]

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Jigsaw pieces fall into place for young Limerick people

Jigsaw pieces fall into place for young Limerick people

| August 30, 2016

A NEW mental health service for children and young adults has begun the recruitment process for suitably qualified staff for their new Limerick office. Jigsaw provides free, confidential, brief mental health supports for young people aged 12-25. The service, currently available in ten locations throughout the country, will allow children and young adults struggling with anxiety, anger, social […]

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