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Close encounters of the County Limerick kind

Close encounters of the County Limerick kind

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie “IT was a clear, dry night. It was really crisp and frosty — just beautiful. You could have read a book with the light off the night sky, but I wasn’t drawn by the light of the stars or the moon but by a bright, surgical, white light coming from the […]

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Jan promises better times for working Limerick families

Jan promises better times for working Limerick families

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie PUTTING more money in the wage packet of working families and investing in public services are the two key goals of the Labour Party’s economic plan. And Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan has promised that the plan will ensure that low and middle-income families benefit most from the growing economy. “75 per […]

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Concern over funding for Limerick community schemes

Concern over funding for Limerick community schemes

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie LIMERICK Fianna Fail TD Willie O’Dea has raised concerns about the ability of Community Service Programmes (CSP) to pay the increase in the national minimum wage without an increase in funding from the Department of Social Protection. Deputy O’Dea, who is his party’s spokesperson on Social Protection, highlighted the financial stress facing […]

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BREAKING NEWS

Molly Martens denies killing Limerick man Jason Corbett

Molly Martens denies killing Limerick man Jason Corbett

  MOLLY Martens and her father have pleaded NOT guilty this Wednesday to the charges of second degree murder and the voluntary manslaughter of Limerickman Jason Corbett at his North Carolina home last August. The 32-year-old second wife of Jason, together with her father, Thomas Martens (65) – a former FBI agent – were charged last […]

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Oil spill in Limerick

Oil spill in Limerick

Limerick City and County Council is advising motorists to exercise caution due to a 60 kilometre long oil spill from Abbeyfeale in West Limerick to Limerick City.  Council crews and Limerick Fire & Rescue Service are working to deal with the incident.

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Garda appeal for witnesses following fatal crash

Garda appeal for witnesses following fatal crash

GARDAI are appealing for witnesses following a fatal crash at Gooig in Castleconnell on Sunday morning last. Shortly after 6:15am on Sunday morning, a male pedestrian in his 40s was struck by a car and fatally injured at the scene. The driver of the car was uninjured and the man’s body was taken to the University […]

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SPORT

Paul O’Connell Statement on Retirement

Paul O’Connell Statement on Retirement

It is with deep regret that I have decided to retire from professional rugby following medical advice.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank all at Rugby Club Toulonnais for their understanding and support over the past few months. Since sustaining the injury at the World Cup I have been fully focused on […]

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Rugby – Zebo to stay at Munster for two more years

Rugby – Zebo to stay at Munster for two more years

MUNSTER and the IRFU have today confirmed that Simon Zebo has signed a two year deal that will see him remain with the province until at least June 2018. Zebo is the latest of an international trio to commit their future to the province with fellow backs Keith Earls and Conor Murray already putting pen to paper last […]

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Opinion – Nothing ‘Dodged’

Opinion – Nothing ‘Dodged’

CROKE PARK tunnel, 2007. Limerick players depart the dressing room and make their way to the bus. The team had just been defeated by 7 points in the All Ireland final against Kilkenny. This hack holds his dictaphone, almost hoping that no one wants to speak to the media, but also aware that he has […]

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LIFESTYLE

DJ Andy Smith

DJ Andy Smith

LONDON based DJ Andy Smith worked with Portishead as their International Tour DJ in the ’90s and supplied samples to the trip-hop legends. Smith was the first DJ to release a multi-genre mix album on a major label. His seminal hip-hop scratching mix album ‘The Document’ segued tracks from Tom Jones, Peggy Lee (used for […]

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The Early Romantics: ‘We are the dreamer of dreams’

The Early Romantics: ‘We are the dreamer of dreams’

Stuart O’Sullivan is giving a weekly series of recital lectures rooted in the Romantic era, at UCH. His first on Thursday February 18 is dedicated to The Early Romantics: ‘We are the dreamers of dreams’. Take your seat for 7pm having booked on www.uch.ie for Chopin, Schumann and more on piano. Stuart O’Sullivan is one […]

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Star-studded lineup for Limerick literary festival

Star-studded lineup for Limerick literary festival

by Daragh Frawley daragh@limerickpost.ie INTERNATIONALLY acclaimed writers such as Louis de Bernières, Tim Pat Coogan, Claire Keegan and Kevin Myers feature in the impressive line-up for  this year’s Limerick Literary Festival. Now in its 32nd year, the festival, formerly known as the Kate O’Brien weekend is held in honour of the life and works of […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

DJ Andy Smith

DJ Andy Smith

LONDON based DJ Andy Smith worked with Portishead as their International Tour DJ in the ’90s and supplied samples to the trip-hop legends. Smith was the first DJ to release a multi-genre mix album on a major label. His seminal hip-hop scratching mix album ‘The Document’ segued tracks from Tom Jones, Peggy Lee (used for […]

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The Early Romantics: ‘We are the dreamer of dreams’

The Early Romantics: ‘We are the dreamer of dreams’

Stuart O’Sullivan is giving a weekly series of recital lectures rooted in the Romantic era, at UCH. His first on Thursday February 18 is dedicated to The Early Romantics: ‘We are the dreamers of dreams’. Take your seat for 7pm having booked on www.uch.ie for Chopin, Schumann and more on piano. Stuart O’Sullivan is one […]

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Full Set album launch

Full Set album launch

TRAD group FullSet will launch their new album at Dolan’s on Saturday February 13. FullSet have been touring around Europe and North America for the past 12 months. The sextet has a long affinity with Limerick, several members met while studying at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance. All are looking forward to […]

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PHOTOS

Launch of ‘Adventure: Capital’, home from Venice

Launch of ‘Adventure: Capital’, home from Venice

THE night of Thursday 21 at Limerick City Gallery of Art was a major one for visual arts, and for Limerick. This week saw the coming home of Ireland’s work for the 56th Venice Biennale which took place in Autumn. 400,000+ people took the time and interest to pursue its many parts in Italy – […]

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GAA – Donal O’Grady – A career in photos

GAA – Donal O’Grady – A career in photos

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The Alvin Purple Experience Christmas Party Part I

The Alvin Purple Experience Christmas Party Part I

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Other Recent Stories

DJ Andy Smith

DJ Andy Smith

| February 11, 2016

LONDON based DJ Andy Smith worked with Portishead as their International Tour DJ in the ’90s and supplied samples to the trip-hop legends. Smith was the first DJ to release a multi-genre mix album on a major label. His seminal hip-hop scratching mix album ‘The Document’ segued tracks from Tom Jones, Peggy Lee (used for […]

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Close encounters of the County Limerick kind

Close encounters of the County Limerick kind

| February 11, 2016

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie “IT was a clear, dry night. It was really crisp and frosty — just beautiful. You could have read a book with the light off the night sky, but I wasn’t drawn by the light of the stars or the moon but by a bright, surgical, white light coming from the […]

Continue Reading

The Early Romantics: ‘We are the dreamer of dreams’

The Early Romantics: ‘We are the dreamer of dreams’

| February 11, 2016

Stuart O’Sullivan is giving a weekly series of recital lectures rooted in the Romantic era, at UCH. His first on Thursday February 18 is dedicated to The Early Romantics: ‘We are the dreamers of dreams’. Take your seat for 7pm having booked on www.uch.ie for Chopin, Schumann and more on piano. Stuart O’Sullivan is one […]

Continue Reading

Jan promises better times for working Limerick families

Jan promises better times for working Limerick families

| February 11, 2016

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie PUTTING more money in the wage packet of working families and investing in public services are the two key goals of the Labour Party’s economic plan. And Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan has promised that the plan will ensure that low and middle-income families benefit most from the growing economy. “75 per […]

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Concern over funding for Limerick community schemes

Concern over funding for Limerick community schemes

| February 11, 2016

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie LIMERICK Fianna Fail TD Willie O’Dea has raised concerns about the ability of Community Service Programmes (CSP) to pay the increase in the national minimum wage without an increase in funding from the Department of Social Protection. Deputy O’Dea, who is his party’s spokesperson on Social Protection, highlighted the financial stress facing […]

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