Archive for August, 2017

Elemental speaks to child-at-heart and child friendly

Elemental speaks to child-at-heart and child friendly

| August 31, 2017

ELEMENTAL Arts and Culture Festival opens citywide in all sorts of places, September 8 to 10. Limerick Post correspondent Jennifer Allen is co-founder of Elemental since established in 2012…she anticipates a wonderful, wild few days after the programme launch in The Hunt Museum. “In the short lifespan of Elemental, we have tried to programme events […]

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Cement plans hit objection wall in Limerick

Cement plans hit objection wall in Limerick

| August 31, 2017

“IT is not feasible that Irish Cement could be trusted to operate the burning of tyres in a fashion that would not present a risk to the local community.” That’s according to Limerick Green Party representative Rachel Birmingham, who welcomed a decision by An Bord Pleanala to hold an oral hearing in the city this […]

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Six left in Limerick Senior Hurling Championship

Six left in Limerick Senior Hurling Championship

| August 31, 2017

by Mal Keaveny sport@limerickpost.ie FAVOURITES Na Piarsaigh displayed no mercy as they dished-out a whopping 30-point (6-22 to 0-10) defeat to poor Knockainey in Caherconlish, a result that propelled Shane O’Neill’s side to top position in Group Two of the Credit Union Limerick Senior Hurling Championship. Limerick under 21s Peter Casey and Conor Boylan were […]

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Record numbers in last-ditch shelter in Limerick

Record numbers in last-ditch shelter in Limerick

| August 31, 2017

TWENTY-six people presented to Novas’ temporary emergency shelter in the city last Thursday — the highest number to date since opening its doors last winter. Opened last December, in collaboration with the Limerick Homeless Action Team, the temporary emergency provision on Lord Edward Street caters for homeless people who cannot access existing accommodation in the […]

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Councillors urged to review Limerick greenway

Councillors urged to review Limerick greenway

| August 31, 2017

THE Great Southern Trail Ltd say they are “extremely disappointed” with a decision by councillors in West Limerick to reject plans to extend the 40km greenway by a mere 3km to enable a link from Rathkeale to Ballingrane Junction. The board of directors for Great Southern Trail Ltd has rejected as a “spurious excuse” an […]

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Children going back to school homeless

Children going back to school homeless

| August 31, 2017

THE rise in rents in the city and county as seen in the recent Daft.ie report coupled with a shortage of housing is a major concern for Focus Ireland, with Limerick children severely impacted. with a one-bed apartment now renting at €678 per month — a near 14 per cent rise in 12 months. Available […]

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Limerick winners at Pure M Awards

Limerick winners at Pure M Awards

| August 31, 2017

THE annual Pure M awards has produced deserving winners from this parish. The entertainment news site provides music and film news and cultural debate since 2014. Singer/songwriter Emma Langford won the Best Female award and Best Venue 2017 went to Dolan’s. The award is timely recognition for the singer who has gigged constantly and impressed […]

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Win cinema tickets

Win cinema tickets

| August 30, 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 to competitions@limerickpost.ie by 9am on Monday September 4. Who directed ‘Detroit’? A.  Sofia […]

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Mungret getting well schooled

Mungret getting well schooled

| August 30, 2017

MUNGRET Community College opened its doors this week, the first secondary school in the area since the closure of Mungret College more than 40 years ago. School principal Liam O’Mahony described the day as a “very significant milestone” as the school begins its “journey to providing a high quality post-primary educational facility for the Mungret, […]

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THE OUTFIT are reunited – Just don’t call them Sea Urchins

THE OUTFIT are reunited – Just don’t call them Sea Urchins

| August 30, 2017

The Outfit led by Limerick songwriter Ger Costelloe went from unknown festival bill fodder to Sunday night festival headliners in a weekend, signed to one of Ireland’s most respected indie labels, played hundreds of shows, and was on the cusp of going international in the early eighties. 1980 – Ger and his young band The […]

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