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Council criticised over treatment of Hermitage residents

Council criticised over treatment of Hermitage residents

LIMERICK City and County Council have been accused of treating the residents of The Hermitage in Corbally in an “appalling way by misleading them and failing to address the major problems with the street surface”. Limerick Fianna Fail TD Willie O’Dea, has made repeated representations to the local authority on residents’ behalf to have estate taken in […]

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Hope for Castleconnell floods

Hope for Castleconnell floods

CASTLECONNELL is to be reassessed for flood protection, members of Limerick City and County Council were told this week. During an Office of Public Works (OPW) presentation on the Draft Flood Risk Management Plan (DFRMP), councillors heard that Castlleconnel had not been originally one of the areas listed for flood management plans, but was now […]

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Tragic Rhodes trio remembered

Tragic Rhodes trio remembered

bernie@limerickpost.ie Limerick’s Mayor Kieran O’Hanlon is to travel to Greece this weekend for the unveiling of a plaque honouring three Limerick women who died when a fire spread through a restaurant on the Greek island of Rhodes. And the Taoiseach Enda Kenny has written to the family of one of the women,   commending their tireless […]

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BREAKING NEWS

Human shin bone found on banks of River Shannon

Human shin bone found on banks of River Shannon

GARDAI in Limerick and Clare have launched a major investigation after a suspected human shin bone was found on the banks of the River Shannon this Thursday The discovery was made at lunchtime on Thursday at Doonass in Clonlara and Gardai from the Limerick Division at Ardnacrusha were called to the scene. Technical examinations were […]

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#WATCH Fazzi founder heralds quality of Limerick people

#WATCH Fazzi founder heralds quality of Limerick people

INTERNATIONAL FDI, companies like Fazzi, who are looking to regionally locate are choosing Limerick because of the quality of the people, the connectivity with Europe via Shannon Airport and opportunities available. That is according to the founder and managing partner of Fazzi Healthcare Services, the latest US MedTech company to announce the creation of new jobs […]

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Property tax hiked

Property tax hiked

bernie@limerickpost.ie ELECTED COUNCILLORS have voted to increase the local property tax for next year by 10 per cent. After and hour and a half of meetings of party leaders in camera, Fianna Fail and Fine Gael formed a pact so support each other’s position, voting in favour of the increase by 25 votes to 9 […]

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SPORT

Rugby – Canterbury and IRFU unveil the new 2016/17 alternate kit

Rugby – Canterbury and IRFU unveil the new 2016/17 alternate kit

CANTERBURY and the IRFU have unveiled the new alternate kit for the 2016/17 season. Created by Canterbury, the kit features a contemporary design with a range of innovative technologies developed to enhance performance on pitch. The new alternate kit focuses on the heritage surrounding Irish rugby. Taking inspiration from Lansdowne Road, the oldest rugby ground […]

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Camogie – Limerick Camogie Notes 21/9

Camogie – Limerick Camogie Notes 21/9

THE latter stages of the Limerick Camogie Championship are fast approaching, with the final rounds of the Senior and Junior grades and the Intermediate semi-finals completed last weekend. In the Senior Championship Newcastle West recorded an impressive 3-8 to 0-7 win over champions Granagh Ballingarry. Killeedy and Ahane both also won against bottom clubs Cluain […]

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Rugby – Inside Munster Rugby’s New Centre of Excellence

Rugby – Inside Munster Rugby’s New Centre of Excellence

MUNSTER’S new purpose built High Performance Centre at the University of Limerick is open for business with the centre marking a new era for the province as the squad look to reap the rewards from their first ever single training base.   In its third week of operation the new facility also houses the Greencore […]

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LIFESTYLE

Darkmouth author Hegarty leads Bualadh Bos Children’s Festival

Darkmouth author Hegarty leads Bualadh Bos Children’s Festival

AN expanded Bualadh Bos Children’s Festival opens out from Tuesday October 11, running daily through into Friday 21 to close on screening ‘The Boxtrolls’. There’s plenty of excitement  in betwixt with Monster Music Improvisation, Family Fun days, workshops with writers such as Judi Curtin and a screening for ‘Ghostbusters’ for children attending Derek Landy’s workshop. […]

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Limerick ladies vie for Miss Ireland victory

Limerick ladies vie for Miss Ireland victory

  LIMERICK ladies, Aoife McNamara and Ciara Buckley will aim to impress the judges at the Miss Ireland competition in Dublin this Friday night. Aoife, (18) has just finished a year of pre-nursing at Limerick College of Further Education and hopes to study psychiatric nursing next year in UL. Ciara (17) is a part time model […]

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Coeliac Society of Ireland and SuperValu host free Limerick 

Coeliac Society of Ireland and SuperValu host free Limerick 

THE Coeliac Society of Ireland in association with SuperValu, will host a series of in-store information and sampling events that will kick off in County Limerick, aimed at assisting and informing those with gluten intolerances. October’s event kicks off in county Limerick next week before heading to Tuam, Cork, Mullingar and Dublin. Participants can look forward to sampling […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Darkmouth author Hegarty leads Bualadh Bos Children’s Festival

Darkmouth author Hegarty leads Bualadh Bos Children’s Festival

AN expanded Bualadh Bos Children’s Festival opens out from Tuesday October 11, running daily through into Friday 21 to close on screening ‘The Boxtrolls’. There’s plenty of excitement  in betwixt with Monster Music Improvisation, Family Fun days, workshops with writers such as Judi Curtin and a screening for ‘Ghostbusters’ for children attending Derek Landy’s workshop. […]

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Friars’ Gate’s welcome for Fred and Alice

Friars’ Gate’s welcome for Fred and Alice

NOW made into a radio play by Ocean FM and supported by the Broadcasting Association of Ireland, ‘Fred & Alice’ is shortlisted for a PP1 National Radio Award. See this theatre show at Friars’ Gate, Kilmallock by CallBack Theatre on Saturday October 1 at 8pm. More than 130 performances have been seen around the country […]

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#jazz Guitar Jazz Masters

#jazz Guitar Jazz Masters

As four of the Ireland’s finest exponents of jazz guitar will assemble at this weekend’s Limerick Jazz Festival, all the players will quietly remember Ireland’s most famous jazz guitarist Louis Stewart who departed the world stage in August. NOW in its fifth year Limerick Jazz Festival again brings together an exciting line up of home produced […]

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PHOTOS

The numbers are up for Stella Bingo

The numbers are up for Stella Bingo

THE last time I visited a Bingo Hall I was eight years-old and spent the night being fawned over by kindly ladies and eating bag after bag of Taytos. Despite my protestations, I wasn’t allowed to play and instead had to content myself with watching the women, silently moving closer to those who’d just won. […]

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Socials – Charity Fundraiser at Limerick Greyhound Stadium

Socials – Charity Fundraiser at Limerick Greyhound Stadium

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Socials – Coffee morning for Milford Hospice

Socials – Coffee morning for Milford Hospice

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Other Recent Stories

Council criticised over treatment of Hermitage residents

Council criticised over treatment of Hermitage residents

| September 24, 2016

LIMERICK City and County Council have been accused of treating the residents of The Hermitage in Corbally in an “appalling way by misleading them and failing to address the major problems with the street surface”. Limerick Fianna Fail TD Willie O’Dea, has made repeated representations to the local authority on residents’ behalf to have estate taken in […]

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Hope for Castleconnell floods

Hope for Castleconnell floods

| September 24, 2016

CASTLECONNELL is to be reassessed for flood protection, members of Limerick City and County Council were told this week. During an Office of Public Works (OPW) presentation on the Draft Flood Risk Management Plan (DFRMP), councillors heard that Castlleconnel had not been originally one of the areas listed for flood management plans, but was now […]

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Tragic Rhodes trio remembered

Tragic Rhodes trio remembered

| September 24, 2016

bernie@limerickpost.ie Limerick’s Mayor Kieran O’Hanlon is to travel to Greece this weekend for the unveiling of a plaque honouring three Limerick women who died when a fire spread through a restaurant on the Greek island of Rhodes. And the Taoiseach Enda Kenny has written to the family of one of the women,   commending their tireless […]

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Pieta cycle gets underway this weekend

Pieta cycle gets underway this weekend

| September 24, 2016

THE PIETA 100 charity cycle gets underway in Limerick from Mungret/ St Paul’s GAA Club at 9am this Sunday, September 25. After a successful debut last year, the Pieta 100 has expanded from three locations to nine in 2016. Last year, the cycles raised nearly €100,000, funds that help to keep Pieta’s life-saving counselling services […]

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Funding for St Paul’s redevelopment must be confirmed

Funding for St Paul’s redevelopment must be confirmed

| September 24, 2016

LABOUR Party councillor Joe Leddin has called on Education Minister Richard Bruton to confirm a €4.8 million funding package to secure plans for the future of St Paul’s Primary School in Dooradoyle. Speaking to the Limerick Post last week, Cllr Leddin explained, “I have met many parents who have raised the problems faced by St […]

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