NEWS

Humanity of a lady was Det Garda’s outstanding quality 

Humanity of a lady was Det Garda’s outstanding quality 

   Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie A LADY and a professional is how many described Limerick’s longest serving Detective Garda who was sadly laid to rest this Monday following her battle with illness. Margaret Nagle, a notable figure attached to Henry Street Garda Station, died at the Beacon Hospital in Dublin last Friday. Det Gda Nagle, originally […]

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Registration closed for Great Limerick Run

Registration closed for Great Limerick Run

FOR the first time in the six year history of the annual Barrington’s Hospital Great Limerick Run registration has now closed with 13,000 participants in final preparations for race day next weekend. “It is not that long ago when the event accepted race registrations right up to race day which places huge pressure on the […]

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No shop and drop

No shop and drop

by Bernie English bernie@limerickpost.ie A SUGGESTION to have designated short-term car parking spaces for people who need to pop into city centre shops and leave again within a few minutes has been shot down. At this week’s meeting of the Metropolitan District meeting of the City and County Council, Fine Gael councillor Daniel Butler proposed that […]

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BREAKING NEWS

#VIDEO Latvian charged with Limerick murder

#VIDEO Latvian charged with Limerick murder

 Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie A 55-year-old Latvian man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a Lithuanian in the early hours of last Wedneaday. Arnis Labunskis, with an address at 87B Wolfe Tone Street in Limerick City is accused of the murder of 39-year-old Dainius Burba at the same address on a date between April […]

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Deel Manor takeover

Deel Manor takeover

LIMERICK City and County Council have revealed plans to advance Deel Manor in Askeaton for taking in charge when it has been completed to a “satisfactory standard”. Fianna Fail councillor and Askeaton native Kevin Sheahan this week asked the local authority for an update on the proposed council takeover of the estate. In response, director […]

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Dell announces 100 new jobs in Limerick

Dell announces 100 new jobs in Limerick

Dell has announced that it is creating 100 new  research and development jobs at its Limerick campus on the Raheen industral estate. Along with the creation of 60 commercial service roles created at the company’s R&D centre in Dublin, the latest expansion at Raheen will put Ireland as the central development hub for Dell’s Innovation […]

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SPORT

Handball – Limerick Handballer claims prestigious Team Ireland place.

Handball – Limerick Handballer claims prestigious Team Ireland place.

The curtain came down on the 40×20 handball season at the weekend with a massive weekend of Juniors action in the 2015 Irish Junior 40×20 Nationals. Six Limerick handballers went into the weekend with high hopes of a big showing and certainly did the county proud in what must rank as one of the most […]

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Rugby – Irish under 20 squad named for Junior World Cup

Rugby – Irish under 20 squad named for Junior World Cup

The Ireland Under-20 Squad, sponsored by PwC, has been announced for the World Rugby Under-20 Championship. The tournament is taking place in Parma, Italy from the 2nd – 22nd of June. Head Coach, Nigel Carolan, has named a squad of 28 with just two players who were not involved in the 2015 RBS 6 Nations […]

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Late equaliser denies Limerick FC first win

Late equaliser denies Limerick FC first win

Limerick FC 1-1 Shamrock Rovers AFTER sustained stubborn resistance, Limerick FC couldn’t quite hold on until the final whistle for a first league win of 2015, with Brandon Miele rescuing a point for Shamrock Rovers after Shane Duggan’s 13th-minute opener at Jackman Park on Saturday evening. The Super Blues withstood heavy pressure from the high-flying […]

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LIFESTYLE

Dream of a City; poem for the day

Dream of a City; poem for the day

by Rose Rushe EXAM mocks and the real thing are nigh for hundreds of thousands of students. Limerick based poet Edward O’Dwyer has penned a beaut of a poem, musing in an unvain way on the idea of his own works being placed on the  Leaving Certificate curriculum. The angst is wrapped sweetly: his as […]

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Creativity in age with Bealtaine

Creativity in age with Bealtaine

20 YEARS a national arts festival, Bealtaine will involve 120,000 participants and reach out to many more in its mission to stimulate and celebrate creativity in older citizens. More than 3,500 events will take place and for those just beginning the journey of expression, “it is a chance for the novice to discover a talent […]

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A touch of the poet

A touch of the poet

by Rose Rushe THE Limerick Writers’ Centre will host May’s On The Nail literary gathering on Tuesday 5 at is its usual haunt for this calendar faithful, The Locke Bar. Show up at 8pm to meet invited guests, poets Ann Marie Kennedy and Evan Costigan and writers for the open-mic session. Anne Marie Kennedy has […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Dream of a City; poem for the day

Dream of a City; poem for the day

by Rose Rushe EXAM mocks and the real thing are nigh for hundreds of thousands of students. Limerick based poet Edward O’Dwyer has penned a beaut of a poem, musing in an unvain way on the idea of his own works being placed on the  Leaving Certificate curriculum. The angst is wrapped sweetly: his as […]

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Creativity in age with Bealtaine

Creativity in age with Bealtaine

20 YEARS a national arts festival, Bealtaine will involve 120,000 participants and reach out to many more in its mission to stimulate and celebrate creativity in older citizens. More than 3,500 events will take place and for those just beginning the journey of expression, “it is a chance for the novice to discover a talent […]

Continue Reading

A touch of the poet

A touch of the poet

by Rose Rushe THE Limerick Writers’ Centre will host May’s On The Nail literary gathering on Tuesday 5 at is its usual haunt for this calendar faithful, The Locke Bar. Show up at 8pm to meet invited guests, poets Ann Marie Kennedy and Evan Costigan and writers for the open-mic session. Anne Marie Kennedy has […]

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PHOTOS

Portrait of a Lady

Portrait of a Lady

OUR Shannon Rowing Club est. 1870 was site for a portrait sitting by reigning Rose of Tralee, Maria Walsh. Eight artists painted her likeness simultaneously over a four hour period, while the festival queen sat in sash at the bow window overlooking Currahgower Falls. According to Pat O’Neill of the Festival, there are plans to […]

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Launch night for Limerick Film Festival 2015

Launch night for Limerick Film Festival 2015

by Rose Rushe APRIL 23 to 25 are dates for this year’s Limerick Film Festival, its schedule and participants announced at George Boutique Hotel on Tuesday 31. Fusing the lead into this three days of shorts, awards and industry leader talks/ workshops, festival director Simon McGuire addressed the legacy of City of Culture investment and […]

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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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Other Recent Stories

Humanity of a lady was Det Garda’s outstanding quality 

Humanity of a lady was Det Garda’s outstanding quality 

| April 27, 2015

   Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie A LADY and a professional is how many described Limerick’s longest serving Detective Garda who was sadly laid to rest this Monday following her battle with illness. Margaret Nagle, a notable figure attached to Henry Street Garda Station, died at the Beacon Hospital in Dublin last Friday. Det Gda Nagle, originally […]

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Handball – Limerick Handballer claims prestigious Team Ireland place.

Handball – Limerick Handballer claims prestigious Team Ireland place.

| April 27, 2015

The curtain came down on the 40×20 handball season at the weekend with a massive weekend of Juniors action in the 2015 Irish Junior 40×20 Nationals. Six Limerick handballers went into the weekend with high hopes of a big showing and certainly did the county proud in what must rank as one of the most […]

Continue Reading

Rugby – Irish under 20 squad named for Junior World Cup

Rugby – Irish under 20 squad named for Junior World Cup

| April 27, 2015

The Ireland Under-20 Squad, sponsored by PwC, has been announced for the World Rugby Under-20 Championship. The tournament is taking place in Parma, Italy from the 2nd – 22nd of June. Head Coach, Nigel Carolan, has named a squad of 28 with just two players who were not involved in the 2015 RBS 6 Nations […]

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Registration closed for Great Limerick Run

Registration closed for Great Limerick Run

| April 27, 2015

FOR the first time in the six year history of the annual Barrington’s Hospital Great Limerick Run registration has now closed with 13,000 participants in final preparations for race day next weekend. “It is not that long ago when the event accepted race registrations right up to race day which places huge pressure on the […]

Continue Reading

Dream of a City; poem for the day

Dream of a City; poem for the day

| April 27, 2015

by Rose Rushe EXAM mocks and the real thing are nigh for hundreds of thousands of students. Limerick based poet Edward O’Dwyer has penned a beaut of a poem, musing in an unvain way on the idea of his own works being placed on the  Leaving Certificate curriculum. The angst is wrapped sweetly: his as […]

Continue Reading