Archive for October, 2016

Socials – Mid West Tourism Ball

Socials – Mid West Tourism Ball

| October 31, 2016

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Limerick man’s innovation wins Ireland’s first ever energy hackathon

Limerick man’s innovation wins Ireland’s first ever energy hackathon

| October 30, 2016

A LIMERICK city man has claimed the top spot at Ireland’s first ever energy hackathon after his team won the best innovative solution. Allen Wixted, from the Ennis Road, was one of an eight-person team that created an innovative cloud-based platform that alerts and coordinates emergency response units to potential risks on the electricity network […]

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Socials – Limerick Marine Search and Rescue 30th Anniversary

Socials – Limerick Marine Search and Rescue 30th Anniversary

| October 30, 2016

ONE of Limerick’s hardest working and best known charities reached a special milestone recently. Limerick Marine Search and Rescue has been serving Limerick for 30 years now providing crucial river based support to the gardaí, fire service and the coastguard. Back in 1986, sports divers Jimmy Connors and Tony Cusack founded Limerick Marine Search and […]

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College Players go all out for One Man, Two Guvnors

College Players go all out for One Man, Two Guvnors

| October 30, 2016

IN THE director’s chair for College Players, Dave Griffin foresees an LOL experience for audiences to their show, ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’. At the media launch in Clarion Hotel Limerick last week, Dave’s vow to all was: “You will laugh hysterically at this play, it is so clever, how it was devised and written”. He […]

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New Halloween Horror Events Unveiled At Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

New Halloween Horror Events Unveiled At Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

| October 30, 2016

SHANNON Heritage has added new features to its popular annual Halloween horror programme at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park this bank holiday Monday (31st of October) from 12 noon to 6pm. A special programme of chilling events with hair raising surprises await at this spooky fun filled bank holiday event, perfect for all the family. […]

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Adult children losing council homes

Adult children losing council homes

| October 29, 2016

THE ISSUE of adult children who live with their parents in local authority housing not being able to take over the tenancy when parents die was raised at a meeting of the local authority’s housing committee this week. Cllr Cian Prendiville (AAA) said that he is currently dealing with such a case. “He was not […]

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Brakes could be put on trains

Brakes could be put on trains

| October 29, 2016

bernie@limerickpost.ie TWO Limerick rail routes could be discontinued leaving only inter city services operating from Colbert Station. According to a report delivered this week to Transport Minister Shane Ross, Iarnród Éireann will have to take drastic action if it is not face insolvency. Funding shortages have left the rail networks needing a €600 million investment […]

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Top flight soloists, full orchestra and chorus for Aida

Top flight soloists, full orchestra and chorus for Aida

| October 29, 2016

AIDA, the grandest of all Ellen Kent’s operas, returns to University Concert Hall with a stunning traditional production. Next Saturday November 5’s Verdi at 8pm boasts an impressive set built by Set-Up Scenery in the UK, the company that builds admired backdrops for Royal Opera Covent Garden. In ‘Aida’, the splendour of Egypt is set […]

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Limerick businessman jailed for money laundering

Limerick businessman jailed for money laundering

| October 29, 2016

  A LIMERICK man whose business folded during the economic crash has been jailed for two years for laundering €73,000 and storing €53,000 worth of drugs in what Gardaí described as a “highly sophisticated grow house”. At Limerick Circuit Court this week, Kenneth Moore (46) of Portcrusha, Montpellier pleaded guilty to possessing cannabis and money laundering […]

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Last minute talks with WRC to avert policing crisis

Last minute talks with WRC to avert policing crisis

| October 28, 2016

  LIMERICK Gardaí will be asked to consider a last-minute pay offer during negotiations with the Work Relations Committee (WRC) in a bid to avert the planned withdrawal of services during the four Fridays in November. This Wednesday, Garda Frank Thornton, who is the Garda Representative Association’s Central Executive Committee Representative for the Limerick Division, said there […]

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