NEWS

Limerick armed robber with 180 convictions given another chance

Limerick armed robber with 180 convictions given another chance

  AN ARMED robber who used a knife to demand money at a Limerick betting shop had his case adjourned for five months after a circuit court said he was “in the best condition” he had seen. John Hayes, (43) of Hartigan Villas, Moyross, pleaded guilty to the attempted robbery of a bookie office on August […]

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Two Limerick sisters brawled outside family home

Two Limerick sisters brawled outside family home

TWO Limerick sisters who brawled outside their home will avoid a criminal conviction if they make a payment to Limerick District Court poor box to aid city charities. Amanda Casey (29) of Byrne Avenue and Leanne Casey (24) of Hyde Road pleaded guilty at Limerick District Court to their roles in a brawl at Byrne Avenue, […]

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Open verdict in inquest of missing Limerick man

Open verdict in inquest of missing Limerick man

  AN inquest into the death of a Limerick man who had been missing from his home for more than three months has returned an open verdict after the Clare Coroner found that it could not be determined what happened in the lead-up to the discovery of his body. Ross Minihane (37) was reported missing […]

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BREAKING NEWS

Sunshine could light up Shannon

Sunshine could light up Shannon

A €30 million commercial power plant, which could create dozens of jobs and provide enough energy to power more than one thousand homes has reached the planning stage. Plans for the project, along with an environmental impact statement, have been lodged with the local authority concerning the proposed project at Ballymorris, just off the Ennis-Limerick […]

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Ambulance can’t meet HIQA targets

Ambulance can’t meet HIQA targets

LESS than one in ten ambulance callouts for potentially life-threatening emergencies in rural areas arrive within the target time of eight minutes, a shocking new reporthas revealed. And while this increases to more than four in ten in the cases of less urgent calls – which have a target arrival time of 19 minutes – […]

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Jan never promised Kelly

Jan never promised Kelly

LIMERICK Labour Party Deputy, Jan O’Sullivan, has told the Limerick Post that she never promised to support Alan Kelly in his failed bid for leadership of the party. As the row over Brendan Howlin’s unopposed election as party leader continued this week, the former Education Minister said: “At no stage did I tell Alan Kelly […]

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SPORT

GAA – eir Announces Five Year Sponsorship of GAA Football All- Ireland Senior Championship

GAA – eir Announces Five Year Sponsorship of GAA Football All- Ireland Senior Championship

EIR commits to sponsor the GAA Football All-Ireland Championship in a deal spanning five years and representing a multi-million euro investment by Ireland’s largest telecommunications company (Tuesday, 31st May 2016) eir has today announced its intention to partner with the GAA until 2020 in what is a major sponsorship deal for both parties. The multi-million […]

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Rugby – Ireland launch new jersey as Vodafone come on board

Rugby – Ireland launch new jersey as Vodafone come on board

The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) and Vodafone Ireland yesterday announced a new four-year sponsorship of the Ireland team. The agreement, which commences on 1st June ahead of the summer tour to South Africa, will also see Ireland’s leading total communications provider become official telecoms partner to the IRFU. The new Canterbury manufactured Ireland jersey […]

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Swimming – Limerick’s Doyle wins Athlete of the year

Swimming – Limerick’s Doyle wins Athlete of the year

LIMERICK’S OLYMPIC  Games qualifier Fiona Doyle and Larne’s Conor Ferguson were last night named Senior & Junior Performance Athletes of the Year at the Swim Ireland Annual Awards at the Titanic Centre, Belfast.  Doyle, who qualified for the Olympic Games in July last year, had an outstanding year in 2015 and won the award based […]

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LIFESTYLE

30 countries share Tres Court Film Festival platform

30 countries share Tres Court Film Festival platform

Limerick’s third Tres Court Film Festival with Alliance Francaise will take place at Belltable on Friday June 3, 8pm with the screening of 40 international films, each of them under 3mins long. Animation, romance, adventure, documentary, violence, drama – there is no uniting theme or message, just fine filmmaking in a challenging 180 seconds. Entries […]

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Mentoring programme open to playwrights and directors @Belltable: Connect

Mentoring programme open to playwrights and directors @Belltable: Connect

AS PART of the artist development initiative Belltable:Connect, management of the venue Belltable and Fishamble: The New Play Company have come together to offer a 10-month mentoring programme for playwrights and directors. This is to support the development of emerging and established playwrights and directors who would benefit from a mentoring process – to investigate […]

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Limerick made films that screened at Cannes Film Festival 2016

Limerick made films that screened at Cannes Film Festival 2016

report by Aimee Graham of Richard Harris International Film Festival WITH a strong Limerick coterie of film makers returned from Cannes where two of their films were selected to platform in 2016’s Short Film Corner, let’s review the Limerick connection to this Rivera event over decades. It is no surprise that Richard Harris’s first trip […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

30 countries share Tres Court Film Festival platform

30 countries share Tres Court Film Festival platform

Limerick’s third Tres Court Film Festival with Alliance Francaise will take place at Belltable on Friday June 3, 8pm with the screening of 40 international films, each of them under 3mins long. Animation, romance, adventure, documentary, violence, drama – there is no uniting theme or message, just fine filmmaking in a challenging 180 seconds. Entries […]

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Mentoring programme open to playwrights and directors @Belltable: Connect

Mentoring programme open to playwrights and directors @Belltable: Connect

AS PART of the artist development initiative Belltable:Connect, management of the venue Belltable and Fishamble: The New Play Company have come together to offer a 10-month mentoring programme for playwrights and directors. This is to support the development of emerging and established playwrights and directors who would benefit from a mentoring process – to investigate […]

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Limerick made films that screened at Cannes Film Festival 2016

Limerick made films that screened at Cannes Film Festival 2016

report by Aimee Graham of Richard Harris International Film Festival WITH a strong Limerick coterie of film makers returned from Cannes where two of their films were selected to platform in 2016’s Short Film Corner, let’s review the Limerick connection to this Rivera event over decades. It is no surprise that Richard Harris’s first trip […]

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PHOTOS

Rugby – Tackle your feelings

Rugby – Tackle your feelings

The Irish Rugby Union Players’ Association (IRUPA) in partnership with Zurich hosted a free mental wellbeing panel discussion as part of its ‘Tackle Your Feelings’ campaign in Thomond Park recently. ‘Tackle Your Feelings’ is an all island mental wellbeing campaign which sees national and international rugby stars come forward to tell their own personal story […]

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Socials – UL Presidents Dinner 2016

Socials – UL Presidents Dinner 2016

In excess of 300 sports personalities, philanthropic and business leaders attended the annual University of Limerick President’s Gala Dinner organised by the UL Foundation. A new suite of Sports Scholarships were formally launched at the event, designed to support elite athletes in pursuing and excelling in their sport while also undertaking study at the University […]

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Music Generation National Schools Event

Music Generation National Schools Event

OVER 1,200 children attended the Music Generation Limerick City National School Event in the University of Limerick Arena on Monday May 16. It was Music Generation’s second National Schools Song Summit timed to coincide with and mark the end of the school year. Music Generation is Ireland’s National Music Education Programme funded in part by […]

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Other Recent Stories

30 countries share Tres Court Film Festival platform

30 countries share Tres Court Film Festival platform

| May 31, 2016

Limerick’s third Tres Court Film Festival with Alliance Francaise will take place at Belltable on Friday June 3, 8pm with the screening of 40 international films, each of them under 3mins long. Animation, romance, adventure, documentary, violence, drama – there is no uniting theme or message, just fine filmmaking in a challenging 180 seconds. Entries […]

Continue Reading

GAA – eir Announces Five Year Sponsorship of GAA Football All- Ireland Senior Championship

GAA – eir Announces Five Year Sponsorship of GAA Football All- Ireland Senior Championship

| May 31, 2016

EIR commits to sponsor the GAA Football All-Ireland Championship in a deal spanning five years and representing a multi-million euro investment by Ireland’s largest telecommunications company (Tuesday, 31st May 2016) eir has today announced its intention to partner with the GAA until 2020 in what is a major sponsorship deal for both parties. The multi-million […]

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Rugby – Ireland launch new jersey as Vodafone come on board

Rugby – Ireland launch new jersey as Vodafone come on board

| May 31, 2016

The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) and Vodafone Ireland yesterday announced a new four-year sponsorship of the Ireland team. The agreement, which commences on 1st June ahead of the summer tour to South Africa, will also see Ireland’s leading total communications provider become official telecoms partner to the IRFU. The new Canterbury manufactured Ireland jersey […]

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Limerick armed robber with 180 convictions given another chance

Limerick armed robber with 180 convictions given another chance

| May 31, 2016

  AN ARMED robber who used a knife to demand money at a Limerick betting shop had his case adjourned for five months after a circuit court said he was “in the best condition” he had seen. John Hayes, (43) of Hartigan Villas, Moyross, pleaded guilty to the attempted robbery of a bookie office on August […]

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Two Limerick sisters brawled outside family home

Two Limerick sisters brawled outside family home

| May 31, 2016

TWO Limerick sisters who brawled outside their home will avoid a criminal conviction if they make a payment to Limerick District Court poor box to aid city charities. Amanda Casey (29) of Byrne Avenue and Leanne Casey (24) of Hyde Road pleaded guilty at Limerick District Court to their roles in a brawl at Byrne Avenue, […]

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