NEWS

€4.5 million boost from Great Limerick Run

€4.5 million boost from Great Limerick Run

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie THE Barrington’s Hospital Great Limerick Run — one of the largest mass participatory events in Ireland — is gearing up for its sixth year off the starting blocks on Sunday May 3 and is shaping up to be the biggest and best yet. Launched this Monday, the event is estimated to […]

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Speed vans are not covering Limerick accident blackspots

Speed vans are not covering Limerick accident blackspots

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie FINE Gael councillor for Newcastle West, Liam Galvin, has called for a full review to be carried out on the manner in which ‘go-safe’ vans are operating in County Limerick. Cllr Galvin said at this week’s local authority meeting that he was in favour of ‘go-safe’ vans being used, but claimed […]

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Limerick councillors urged to stick with ‘local items’ agenda

Limerick councillors urged to stick with ‘local items’ agenda

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie LIMERICK city Fine Gael councillor Daniel Butler has called on his fellow councillors across the party divisions to take greater responsibility for how they use council meetings. Cllr Butler made the plea on the back of concerns raised by members at last month’s Metropolitan District meeting, that some of the motions […]

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BREAKING NEWS

Limerick hero averts airline emergency

Limerick hero averts airline emergency

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie THE bravery of a quick-thinking County Limerick man prevented a major emergency aboard a flight from Hong Kong to Heathrow last weekend. The Kilcornan native was returning home from holidays last Saturday morning when the frightening incident occurred just 15 minutes into the 12-hour flight. The heroic farmer had to wrestle […]

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Million-gallon leak found

Million-gallon leak found

A LEAK which has seen millions of gallons of water going down the drain over a period of seven years has provided the answer to why Shannon man, Pat Madden’s new water meter was telling him he had used 1.6 million litres in less than two months. The water meter installed in his home home […]

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LCCR on FM

LCCR on FM

LIMERICK City Community Radio (LCCR) will be broadcasting on 99.9fm every Saturday and Sunday from 8am for 2015 beginning this Saturday January 31. The community radio station was awarded a pilot community radio licence from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI). With funding from Limerick Regeneration and Limerick Enterprise Development Partnership (LEDP) and a team […]

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SPORT

Something for the Weekend – TV Listings

Something for the Weekend – TV Listings

THE big games are on the big screen. (Or whatever size you watch) Here is a list of the main sporting action on TV this weekend. Soccer Thur-29-Jan CDR Getafe v Villarreal 7pm SS5 Thur-29-Jan JPT Bristol City v Gillingham 7.45pm SS1 Thur-29-Jan CDR Athletic Bilbao v Malaga 9pm SS5 Thur-29-Jan CDR Sevilla v Espanyol […]

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Limerick face Sligo in NFL

Limerick face Sligo in NFL

IT WOULD be easiest to begin a National Football League preview piece on the Limerick Footballers by listing off who is missing, more so than talking about who is going to be playing in Sunday’s opener against Sligo in Newcastlewest at 2pm. The season that was 2014 ended in defeat at the hands of Sligo, […]

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Pictures – Castletroy College defeat Glenstal in  Munster Senior Cup

Pictures – Castletroy College defeat Glenstal in Munster Senior Cup

Pictures from yesterday’s SEAT Munster Senior Cup clash between Castletroy College and Glenstal. Castletroy College won out 10-7 at Rosbrien. Pictures Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile Related posts: Castletroy College take to the catwalk After much anticipation, the Castletroy College Biannual Fashion Show is… Limerick Senior Football Final – In Pictures Pictures by Keith Wiseman… Crescent College face […]

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LIFESTYLE

#video CHANGING TRAINS – ‘Won’t Let You Down’

#video CHANGING TRAINS – ‘Won’t Let You Down’

LIMERICK’S Changing Trains is musician Paul O’Riordan and friends. His first single ‘Won’t let you down’ will be available from all the major online stores from Friday January 30. Changing Trains released a video, directed and produced by Peter Delaney, to accompany the single. The full album ‘Theory of Everything’ that O’Riordan has been working […]

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Perkins joins Schumann and Shostakovich

Perkins joins Schumann and Shostakovich

Irish Chamber Orchestra’s opening concert for the year falls on Thursday 5, between Dublin and Sligo gigs. Hungarian cellist Istvan Vardai will play Schumann’s Cello Concerto A minor; Schostakovich’s Scherzo and Prelude for strings follows.  The ICO commissioned Cork born Sam Perkins to create new work for them and the resulting composition ‘Nimbus’ will premier […]

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New album from Cathy Davey early 2015

New album from Cathy Davey early 2015

SINGER/SONGWRITER Cathy Davey will play a rare intimate show this weekend. It will be an opportunity to hear some of the new material that will form part of her fourth album due out early 2015. The new record, Cathy admits, is “a year overdue”. It has been four years since the release of ‘Nameless’ in […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

#video CHANGING TRAINS – ‘Won’t Let You Down’

#video CHANGING TRAINS – ‘Won’t Let You Down’

LIMERICK’S Changing Trains is musician Paul O’Riordan and friends. His first single ‘Won’t let you down’ will be available from all the major online stores from Friday January 30. Changing Trains released a video, directed and produced by Peter Delaney, to accompany the single. The full album ‘Theory of Everything’ that O’Riordan has been working […]

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Perkins joins Schumann and Shostakovich

Perkins joins Schumann and Shostakovich

Irish Chamber Orchestra’s opening concert for the year falls on Thursday 5, between Dublin and Sligo gigs. Hungarian cellist Istvan Vardai will play Schumann’s Cello Concerto A minor; Schostakovich’s Scherzo and Prelude for strings follows.  The ICO commissioned Cork born Sam Perkins to create new work for them and the resulting composition ‘Nimbus’ will premier […]

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New album from Cathy Davey early 2015

New album from Cathy Davey early 2015

SINGER/SONGWRITER Cathy Davey will play a rare intimate show this weekend. It will be an opportunity to hear some of the new material that will form part of her fourth album due out early 2015. The new record, Cathy admits, is “a year overdue”. It has been four years since the release of ‘Nameless’ in […]

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PHOTOS

Triple show launch at Limerick City Gallery of Art

Triple show launch at Limerick City Gallery of Art

by Rose Rushe AS ever, Carnegie Building on Pery Square magnetised lovers of art and architecture with its seasonal launch of new shows. The first three for 2015 opened on Thursday January 22 and current installations will run daily to March 13. The evening was topped by the announcement, months in the making, of a […]

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Pictures – Action from Killester’s  68-67 win over UL Huskies in Women’s National Cup

Pictures – Action from Killester’s 68-67 win over UL Huskies in Women’s National Cup

Killester pulled off a last gasp win over UL Huskies to reach their first Women’s National Cup Final since 2006. There was only 40 seconds left when they found themselves in a winning position – UL Huskies had led for most of the game but missed their last eight shots from play in a nervy […]

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Pictures – Action from UCD Marian’s  81-70 win over  UL Eagles in National Cup

Pictures – Action from UCD Marian’s 81-70 win over UL Eagles in National Cup

UCD Marian withstood a third quarter comeback from UL Eagles to book their place in the Men’s National Cup Final on January 24th. The Dubliners took an early lead with Preston Ross dominating in the post and helping himself to an 8-0 run as Marian led by 13 points after 10 minutes. UL Eagles found […]

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Other Recent Stories

€4.5 million boost from Great Limerick Run

€4.5 million boost from Great Limerick Run

| January 29, 2015

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie THE Barrington’s Hospital Great Limerick Run — one of the largest mass participatory events in Ireland — is gearing up for its sixth year off the starting blocks on Sunday May 3 and is shaping up to be the biggest and best yet. Launched this Monday, the event is estimated to […]

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Speed vans are not covering Limerick accident blackspots

Speed vans are not covering Limerick accident blackspots

| January 29, 2015

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie FINE Gael councillor for Newcastle West, Liam Galvin, has called for a full review to be carried out on the manner in which ‘go-safe’ vans are operating in County Limerick. Cllr Galvin said at this week’s local authority meeting that he was in favour of ‘go-safe’ vans being used, but claimed […]

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Limerick councillors urged to stick with ‘local items’ agenda

Limerick councillors urged to stick with ‘local items’ agenda

| January 29, 2015

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie LIMERICK city Fine Gael councillor Daniel Butler has called on his fellow councillors across the party divisions to take greater responsibility for how they use council meetings. Cllr Butler made the plea on the back of concerns raised by members at last month’s Metropolitan District meeting, that some of the motions […]

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Something for the Weekend – TV Listings

Something for the Weekend – TV Listings

| January 29, 2015

THE big games are on the big screen. (Or whatever size you watch) Here is a list of the main sporting action on TV this weekend. Soccer Thur-29-Jan CDR Getafe v Villarreal 7pm SS5 Thur-29-Jan JPT Bristol City v Gillingham 7.45pm SS1 Thur-29-Jan CDR Athletic Bilbao v Malaga 9pm SS5 Thur-29-Jan CDR Sevilla v Espanyol […]

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#video CHANGING TRAINS – ‘Won’t Let You Down’

#video CHANGING TRAINS – ‘Won’t Let You Down’

| January 29, 2015

LIMERICK’S Changing Trains is musician Paul O’Riordan and friends. His first single ‘Won’t let you down’ will be available from all the major online stores from Friday January 30. Changing Trains released a video, directed and produced by Peter Delaney, to accompany the single. The full album ‘Theory of Everything’ that O’Riordan has been working […]

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