Archive for April, 2017

Blood lust and regal deception: Radamisto

Blood lust and regal deception: Radamisto

| April 29, 2017

“A KING stops at nothing to satisfy his appetites, throwing the known world into bloody chaos.” You got to hand it to George Frideric Handel, he wrote some cracking stuff. Northern Ireland Opera joins in union again with Irish Chamber Orchestra to bring us his ‘Radamisto’, set to premier in Limerick at Lime Tree Theatre […]

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Visually impaired Limerick sailor begins challenge of a lifetime

Visually impaired Limerick sailor begins challenge of a lifetime

| April 28, 2017

A visually impaired sailor from County Limerick has begun the first leg of a challenge to sail around Ireland in two months. Chris Egan from Ardagh, is undergoing the journey to raise awareness and funds for Irish Guide Dogs and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). Chris, a member of Foynes Yacht Club, successfully circumnavigated Ireland with fellow […]

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Minister is overstating welfare fraud problem

Minister is overstating welfare fraud problem

| April 28, 2017

FIANNA Fáil Spokesperson on Social Protection, Willie O’Dea believes that Minister Leo Varadkar is overstating the problem of fraud in relation to Social Protection and that employment activation measures are being used to sanction people. The Limerick TD claims that, according to figures released to him, there has been a sharp rise in people being penalised for […]

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Win cinema tickets

Win cinema tickets

| April 28, 2017

ODEON Limerick is this week giving away one pair of tickets and two large combo meals for a film of your choice at their cinema at the Castletroy Shopping Centre. To be in with a chance, answer the following question and email your answer [email protected] 9am on Tuesday May 2. Who directed ‘Unforgettable’? A. Denise Di […]

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Council respond to dust complaints in Raheen and Mungret

Council respond to dust complaints in Raheen and Mungret

| April 28, 2017

Limerick City and County Council has responded to complaints about dust deposition made by residents in Mungret and Raheen. The complaints described thick dust deposited on cars, roofs and windows, solar panels and garden furniture, with the belief being that the source of the dust was likely to be the nearby Irish Cement plant. In a […]

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Recruitment Open Day For Project Engineering Technicians

Recruitment Open Day For Project Engineering Technicians

| April 28, 2017

Are you an engineering technician interested in taking your career to the next level? Canadian company Optel Vision is holding a series of recruitment open days in the West of Ireland. The company, which specialises in Track&Trace and vision inspection solutions for the manufacturing industries, has a number of positions available for project engineering technicians at […]

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Sharon’s Encounter… with a slimming group

Sharon’s Encounter… with a slimming group

| April 28, 2017

ST SAVIOUR’s Drama Group present their 10th original production at the Belltable on May 4 and 5, ‘Sharon’s Encounter’. Once more this show is devised in its entirety by this hard working group: script, soundscape, theatrical choices, cast and crew, all led by theatre practitioner Karen Fitzgibbon. “It has been a busy six years for St. […]

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Less spin and more housing

Less spin and more housing

| April 28, 2017

MANY working families in Limerick are now unable to secure a home. That’s according to Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan who has criticised the government’s “empty rhetoric” on the housing crisis. “Rents across Limerick are soaring with a three-bedroom house listed this week in Dooradolye for more that €1,500 a month. Young couples are forced to […]

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Mizdrea: new single launch

Mizdrea: new single launch

| April 28, 2017

LIMERICK indie/ dance outfit Mizdrea play Kasbah Social Club this weekend. Celebrating the release of their second single ‘Loser’s End’, the group will be part of an impressive line up of acts on stage for this year’s Riverfest weekend. ‘Loser’s End’ follows the electro/pop earworm ‘The Reason’ and this single is a trip hop ballad […]

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Beyond the neon runes

Beyond the neon runes

| April 27, 2017

Hell hath no fury There are many things in life which scare me. Enclosed spaces, owls, the music of Nathan Carter, the thought of dying alone. But one thing scares me like no other. And, unlike the aforementioned, there is no real way of avoiding this thing, of dealing with it or even escaping from […]

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