NEWS

Council moves to stamp out prostitution

Council moves to stamp out prostitution

 by Kathy Masterson kathy@limerickpost.ie LIMERICK City and County Council has joined the fight against prostitution with a call on the Government to allocate more resources to help Gardaí tackle the sex trade. It follows a motion from retired detective Cllr Sean Lynch (FF) at this month’s meeting of the local authority that also called for legislation […]

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Fire at Stryker factory in Limerick

Fire at Stryker factory in Limerick

LIMERICK Fire and Rescue Service continue to deal with an incident at Stryker in Raheen Industrial Estate. The alarm was raised at 10.30am after one of the machines went on fire at the Limerick plant where 700 people are employed. Eight units of Limerick Fire Brigade are at the Stryker facility, which makes surgical orthopaedic implants. […]

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Children sign on to dating app

Children sign on to dating app

 by Kathy Masterson kathy@limerickpost.ie A SURVEY carried out by a national study aid website has found that 20 per cent of Limerick secondary school students are signed up to the Tinder dating app and 25 per cent of them have witnessed cyberbullying. The figures, compiled by Studyclix.ie, found that the number of Limerick teenagers on […]

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BREAKING NEWS

Two in custody over €80,000 heroin seizure

Two in custody over €80,000 heroin seizure

Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie A YOUNG couple remain in garda custody this Tuesday morning following the seizure of up to €80,000 worth of heroin in two areas of Limerick on Monday night. The drugs were seized following a Garda surveillance operation at an address in the city and a second loaction on the outskirts of Limerick. […]

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$10,000 international win for Limerick ‘horror’

$10,000 international win for Limerick ‘horror’

by Rose Rushe LIMERICK film maker Stephen Hall has won $10,000 dollars for a locally made thriller in a Canadian festival for horror/ fantasy. Shot over 72 hours in a city church, streets and his own apartment, ‘Sinners’ took top prize in the overall $20,000 Horror Black Short Film Festival 2015 that ran off the […]

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Opera Centre will do for Limerick what IFSC did for Dublin

Opera Centre will do for Limerick what IFSC did for Dublin

    THERE has been a rush of support for the unveiling of plans for the Opera Centre site in the city. Limerick Chamber has welcomed the announcement by Limerick City and Count Authority that expressions of interest are being sought for the €80m – €100m Opera Centre Site. Limerick Chamber CEO Dr. James Ring […]

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SPORT

Camogie – Limerick minors claim semi final spot

Camogie – Limerick minors claim semi final spot

Limerick beat Offaly by 2-8 to 1-9 in a tightly fought encounter in Birr on Sunday thereby securing their place in the All-Ireland Minor A championship semi-finals. In a game played in cold blustery conditions the defending champions lead throughout but were unable to shake off a dogged Offaly side. Early Limerick pressure lead to […]

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Limerick Ladies Continue on Winning Streak

Limerick Ladies Continue on Winning Streak

LIMERICK completed their final Round of the TESCO Homegrown National League with a hard fought win in Banagher over the weekend. Qualification for the semi-final was guaranteed before this game, but this team wanted to keep up their impressive run. Limerick started very well with excellent points from frees by Megan Kelleher. While Offaly got […]

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“Ireland will be even better at the Rugby World Cup” – Robbie Deans

“Ireland will be even better at the Rugby World Cup” – Robbie Deans

IRELAND will improve on their RBS 6 Nations title form and mount a major World Cup bid according to the next international coach aiming to outwit Joe Schmidt. Former Australia boss Robbie Deans takes charge of the Barbarians in Limerick on May 28 – when Ireland return to action for the first time since lifting […]

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LIFESTYLE

Soprano McFaddon for ICO’s new work

Soprano McFaddon for ICO’s new work

by Rose Rushe IRISH Chamber Orchestra’s next concert in Limerick falls on Friday April 10 at UCH, led by virtuoso Jörg Widmann, principal guest conductor/ artistic partner of the orchestra. Widmann has long established a dynamic synergy with these musicians. Audiences are enjoying his exploration of the many facets of Mendelssohn’s music alongside his own […]

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On the Nail gathering

On the Nail gathering

SET aside time for the next ‘On the Nail’ gathering of literary minded consumers and those with a creative bent. Tuesday April 7 at Loft Venue, overhead Locke Bar and Restaurant at George’s Quay, will welcome Cork poet Patricia Walsh and Irish/ English linguist Mícheál O’Siochrú as guests who will read and discuss their works. […]

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Rodrigo y Gabriela to play Limerick’s Big Top

Rodrigo y Gabriela to play Limerick’s Big Top

by Eric FitzGerald eric@limerickpost.ie ACOUSTIC guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela return to Ireland this Summer for a one off exclusive Irish show playing Live at the Big Top at Limerick Milk Market. It has been seven years since Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero played in Limerick. Neil Dolan of Dolans Warehouse told Limerick Post Newspaper, […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Soprano McFaddon for ICO’s new work

Soprano McFaddon for ICO’s new work

by Rose Rushe IRISH Chamber Orchestra’s next concert in Limerick falls on Friday April 10 at UCH, led by virtuoso Jörg Widmann, principal guest conductor/ artistic partner of the orchestra. Widmann has long established a dynamic synergy with these musicians. Audiences are enjoying his exploration of the many facets of Mendelssohn’s music alongside his own […]

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On the Nail gathering

On the Nail gathering

SET aside time for the next ‘On the Nail’ gathering of literary minded consumers and those with a creative bent. Tuesday April 7 at Loft Venue, overhead Locke Bar and Restaurant at George’s Quay, will welcome Cork poet Patricia Walsh and Irish/ English linguist Mícheál O’Siochrú as guests who will read and discuss their works. […]

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Rodrigo y Gabriela to play Limerick’s Big Top

Rodrigo y Gabriela to play Limerick’s Big Top

by Eric FitzGerald eric@limerickpost.ie ACOUSTIC guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela return to Ireland this Summer for a one off exclusive Irish show playing Live at the Big Top at Limerick Milk Market. It has been seven years since Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero played in Limerick. Neil Dolan of Dolans Warehouse told Limerick Post Newspaper, […]

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PHOTOS

Witches of Eastwick flying high

Witches of Eastwick flying high

by Rose Rushe AWARD winning Limerick Musical Society will open its 2015 production ‘The Witches of Eastwick’ at the concert hall on Thursday March 26 for three nights, 8pm. Directed by Des Henn, this is the first Witches to be staged in the city.  A cast of at least 50 are supported by a professional […]

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Press push for Quarry Player’s ‘Moment’

Press push for Quarry Player’s ‘Moment’

AN intelligent cast pulled together by Quarry Players does justice to ‘Moment’, the Deirdre Kinahan play current at No. 69 O’Connell Street until Saturday 14. John Anthony Murphy directs. Book at box office or go online to venue manager ww.limetreetheatre.ie for this 8pm show. Flannery’s Bar was occasion for the recent media launch:     […]

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Window dressing for Limerick Literary weekend of greats

Window dressing for Limerick Literary weekend of greats

O’Mahony Booksellers was appropriate host on Monday 9 to the launch of the 2nd Limerick Literary Festival, grown-up child to the Kate O’Brien Weekend of three decades. Playwright and O’Brien scholar Mary Coll rolled out news of the three days of seminar, readings, music with Sarah Dolan, interviews by Sean Rocks (Edna O’Brien) and Niall […]

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Other Recent Stories

Soprano McFaddon for ICO’s new work

Soprano McFaddon for ICO’s new work

| March 31, 2015

by Rose Rushe IRISH Chamber Orchestra’s next concert in Limerick falls on Friday April 10 at UCH, led by virtuoso Jörg Widmann, principal guest conductor/ artistic partner of the orchestra. Widmann has long established a dynamic synergy with these musicians. Audiences are enjoying his exploration of the many facets of Mendelssohn’s music alongside his own […]

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On the Nail gathering

On the Nail gathering

| March 31, 2015

SET aside time for the next ‘On the Nail’ gathering of literary minded consumers and those with a creative bent. Tuesday April 7 at Loft Venue, overhead Locke Bar and Restaurant at George’s Quay, will welcome Cork poet Patricia Walsh and Irish/ English linguist Mícheál O’Siochrú as guests who will read and discuss their works. […]

Continue Reading

Camogie – Limerick minors claim semi final spot

Camogie – Limerick minors claim semi final spot

| March 31, 2015

Limerick beat Offaly by 2-8 to 1-9 in a tightly fought encounter in Birr on Sunday thereby securing their place in the All-Ireland Minor A championship semi-finals. In a game played in cold blustery conditions the defending champions lead throughout but were unable to shake off a dogged Offaly side. Early Limerick pressure lead to […]

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Limerick Ladies Continue on Winning Streak

Limerick Ladies Continue on Winning Streak

| March 31, 2015

LIMERICK completed their final Round of the TESCO Homegrown National League with a hard fought win in Banagher over the weekend. Qualification for the semi-final was guaranteed before this game, but this team wanted to keep up their impressive run. Limerick started very well with excellent points from frees by Megan Kelleher. While Offaly got […]

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Council moves to stamp out prostitution

Council moves to stamp out prostitution

| March 31, 2015

 by Kathy Masterson kathy@limerickpost.ie LIMERICK City and County Council has joined the fight against prostitution with a call on the Government to allocate more resources to help Gardaí tackle the sex trade. It follows a motion from retired detective Cllr Sean Lynch (FF) at this month’s meeting of the local authority that also called for legislation […]

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