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Motorway closed following pedestrian accident

Motorway closed following pedestrian accident

Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie A PEDESTRIAN has been seriously injured after he was hit by a van on the M7 motorway at the Roxboro slip road down from the Maldon Hotel in Limerick this Saturday morning. Emergency services are at the scene and the road is closed to all traffic as a result of the incident. […]

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UL research centre benefits from €245 million boost

UL research centre benefits from €245 million boost

Kathy Masterson kathy@limerickpost.ie A SOFTWARE engineering research centre at the University of Limerick is to benefit from €245 million funding for the establishment of five new world-class SFI Research Centres in Ireland. Lero, the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre that is head-quartered at UL, will share the funding with four other centres based in Dublin and Galway. […]

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“We are not property developers,” warns councillor

“We are not property developers,” warns councillor

Kathy Masterson kathy@limerickpost.ie THE current work being undertaken by Limerick City and County Council on the Limerick 2030 economic and spatial plan is too focused on the acquisition of property, according to Fianna Fáil councillor James Collins. During a presentation to the Metropolitan District meeting this week by economic development director Dr Pat Daly, Cllr […]

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BREAKING NEWS

Motorway closed following pedestrian accident

Motorway closed following pedestrian accident

Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie A PEDESTRIAN has been seriously injured after he was hit by a van on the M7 motorway at the Roxboro slip road down from the Maldon Hotel in Limerick this Saturday morning. Emergency services are at the scene and the road is closed to all traffic as a result of the incident. […]

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€11,000 purse for 2014’s International Fashion Student Awards

€11,000 purse for 2014’s International Fashion Student Awards

by Rose Rushe “DEBATE was heated and tempestuous,” revealed Constance Harris of the judging panel for Limerick International Fashion Student Awards as she announced the winner last night (October 23) for the 2014 competition. Held in St Mary’s Cathedral, the catwalk ran the length under chandeliers as, from student collections from Ireland, Britain, Slovenia and […]

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Pipe-bomb discovered on car in county Limerick

Pipe-bomb discovered on car in county Limerick

Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie GARDAI in Newcastle West, assisted by detectives in Henry Street and the serious crime unit, are investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a pipe-bomb at a housing estate in the county Limerick town this Wednesday evening. The device, which its viability is as of yet unknown, was found near a car […]

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SPORT

Limerick FC set for 2015 Markets Field return as Sligo beaten in Thomond farewell

Limerick FC set for 2015 Markets Field return as Sligo beaten in Thomond farewell

Limerick FC 1-0 Sligo Rovers AFTER a two-year stint of playing home games at Thomond Park, Limerick FC signed off from the Munster Rugby venue with a 1-0 win over Sligo Rovers on the night that chairman Pat O’Sullivan confirmed that the club would return to the Markets Field for the beginning of the 2015 […]

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Competition: Win a pair of tickets to Munster v Scarlets in Thomond Park!

Competition: Win a pair of tickets to Munster v Scarlets in Thomond Park!

Our friends at Specsavers and WHPR have given us a pair of tickets to giveaway to this Friday night’s Munster v Scarlets Guinness PRO12 game at Thomond Park. Kick off is Friday @ 7.35pm in Thomond Park and the tickets are courtesy of Specsavers, sponsors of the match officials. Simply answer the following question: Who captained Munster to their first Heineken Cup win? […]

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Goals galore as Limerick win at home

Goals galore as Limerick win at home

Limerick FC 4-2 Athlone Town TWO goals each from Rory Gaffney and Kieran Djilali ensured a first home win for Limerick FC in two months as they saw off Athlone Town 4-2 at Thomond Park on Friday night. The Super Blues spurned several good chances in a first half which ended 1-1, but they asserted […]

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LIFESTYLE

Tales of Limerick man’s self sacrifice in The Unlucky Cabin Boy

Tales of Limerick man’s self sacrifice in The Unlucky Cabin Boy

‘THE Unlucky Cabin Boy’, which plays in the Lime Tree Theatre from November 5 to 8 at 8pm nightly, tells the poignant true story of Limerick man Patrick O’Brien’s self-sacrifice following an 1835 shipwreck. Another Limerick man, Paul Meade of Gúna Nua, directs Writer Mike Finn tells audience members to expect a “moving” historical story, […]

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As weather cools, City of Culture heats up

As weather cools, City of Culture heats up

By Oran Treacy NOVEMBER and December promise to excite and successfully draw to a close an already successful 10 months for National City of Culture 2014. The city has watched a Grandmother of gigantic proportions roaming the streets, entertainment from international class productions such as Fuerza Brute as well as our own ‘Carmen’ ballet with […]

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Women’s Christmas comes early

Women’s Christmas comes early

RECENTLY signed to Limerick label Out on a Limb is Women’s Christmas who play in the city this weekend. Women’s Christmas are Son Christmas, Boy Christmas and Kid Christmas of Dublin. Forming in June 2013, their aim was “to capitalise on The Replacements reunion and possible accompanying wave of nostalgia for scrappy out-dated boozy alt-rock” […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

As weather cools, City of Culture heats up

As weather cools, City of Culture heats up

By Oran Treacy NOVEMBER and December promise to excite and successfully draw to a close an already successful 10 months for National City of Culture 2014. The city has watched a Grandmother of gigantic proportions roaming the streets, entertainment from international class productions such as Fuerza Brute as well as our own ‘Carmen’ ballet with […]

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Women’s Christmas comes early

Women’s Christmas comes early

RECENTLY signed to Limerick label Out on a Limb is Women’s Christmas who play in the city this weekend. Women’s Christmas are Son Christmas, Boy Christmas and Kid Christmas of Dublin. Forming in June 2013, their aim was “to capitalise on The Replacements reunion and possible accompanying wave of nostalgia for scrappy out-dated boozy alt-rock” […]

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Airborne mystical céilí and ‘Dreams Under My Feet’

Airborne mystical céilí and ‘Dreams Under My Feet’

MUSICIANS will fly and dancers will soar through the air this weekend at ‘Dreams Under My Feet’, a Dance Limerick and Fidget Feet Aerial Dance presentation. ‘Dreams Under My Feet’ is described as a promenade performance featuring musicians and dancers flying through the air. With the support of Limerick City of Culture and the Irish […]

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PHOTOS

College Players and The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

College Players and The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

Related posts: The tenor revived by College Players     SEVENTEEN years after it was first staged in… Song for Syria   BARESPACE Theatre Company first presented the Broadway Baby hit… From Christmas Eve to eternity – The College Players PROBABLY Limerick’s oldest drama company,  The College Players stumble back… Cabaret des Frites by Rose […]

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Richard Harris International Film Festival launch

Richard Harris International Film Festival launch

Richard Harris Film Fest 2014 Related posts: International light to Richard Harris Film Festival 2014 HOW does a tiny core of film makers make an… Bigger and better – Richard Harris International Film Festival 2014 THAT Limerick is a constant hub of script writing and… Shorts Showcase at Richard Harris International Film Festival   IT […]

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Jason Donovan was Limerick’s Dream come true

Jason Donovan was Limerick’s Dream come true

Related posts: Jason Donovan’s Limerick Dream comes true University Concert Hall presents ‘Limerick’s Dream Will Do’, a gala… Limerick’s dream gala concert with Jason Donovan by Rose Rushe IRELAND loves Jason Donovan: five No. 1s… Jordan’s dream comes true A DREAM came true for little Jordan Perez (5) when… Dream team makes Limerick teenager’s wish […]

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Other Recent Stories

Motorway closed following pedestrian accident

Motorway closed following pedestrian accident

| October 25, 2014

Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie A PEDESTRIAN has been seriously injured after he was hit by a van on the M7 motorway at the Roxboro slip road down from the Maldon Hotel in Limerick this Saturday morning. Emergency services are at the scene and the road is closed to all traffic as a result of the incident. […]

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UL research centre benefits from €245 million boost

UL research centre benefits from €245 million boost

| October 24, 2014

Kathy Masterson kathy@limerickpost.ie A SOFTWARE engineering research centre at the University of Limerick is to benefit from €245 million funding for the establishment of five new world-class SFI Research Centres in Ireland. Lero, the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre that is head-quartered at UL, will share the funding with four other centres based in Dublin and Galway. […]

Continue Reading

Tales of Limerick man’s self sacrifice in The Unlucky Cabin Boy

Tales of Limerick man’s self sacrifice in The Unlucky Cabin Boy

| October 24, 2014

‘THE Unlucky Cabin Boy’, which plays in the Lime Tree Theatre from November 5 to 8 at 8pm nightly, tells the poignant true story of Limerick man Patrick O’Brien’s self-sacrifice following an 1835 shipwreck. Another Limerick man, Paul Meade of Gúna Nua, directs Writer Mike Finn tells audience members to expect a “moving” historical story, […]

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As weather cools, City of Culture heats up

As weather cools, City of Culture heats up

| October 24, 2014

By Oran Treacy NOVEMBER and December promise to excite and successfully draw to a close an already successful 10 months for National City of Culture 2014. The city has watched a Grandmother of gigantic proportions roaming the streets, entertainment from international class productions such as Fuerza Brute as well as our own ‘Carmen’ ballet with […]

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“We are not property developers,” warns councillor

“We are not property developers,” warns councillor

| October 24, 2014

Kathy Masterson kathy@limerickpost.ie THE current work being undertaken by Limerick City and County Council on the Limerick 2030 economic and spatial plan is too focused on the acquisition of property, according to Fianna Fáil councillor James Collins. During a presentation to the Metropolitan District meeting this week by economic development director Dr Pat Daly, Cllr […]

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