NEWS

Film studio plans advance as Council buys former Dell building

Film studio plans advance as Council buys former Dell building

by Kathy Masterson kathy@limerickpost.ie THE establishment of a major film studio in Limerick is one step closer following Limerick City and County Council’s announcement that it is to purchase the former Dell building in Plassey. The local authority revealed this morning that it is to purchase the 350,000 square foot building from businessman PJ Noonan […]

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More Heathrow flights announced

More Heathrow flights announced

Shannon Airport’s resurgence got another boost this week with the announcement by Aer Lingus that it is to increase capacity on Heathrow by 20%. The airline will restore the Airbus 320 to the service, replacing the A319, which will add 25,000 seats for the winter season alone. Welcoming the announcement, Shannon Group plc CEO Neil […]

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Winning recipe

Winning recipe

SIXTEEN-year-old County Limerick girl Laura Stack was joint third in the 2015 Munster Apprentice Chef final in Tralee. A Transition Year student at Hazelwood College, Dromcollogher, Laura’s dish was breast of duck with pommes anna, crispy vegetable wontons and sweet potato purée served with a honey and clove sauce. Laura, from Springfield, Dromcollogher, said, “I’m delighted […]

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BREAKING NEWS

Film studio plans advance as Council buys former Dell building

Film studio plans advance as Council buys former Dell building

by Kathy Masterson kathy@limerickpost.ie THE establishment of a major film studio in Limerick is one step closer following Limerick City and County Council’s announcement that it is to purchase the former Dell building in Plassey. The local authority revealed this morning that it is to purchase the 350,000 square foot building from businessman PJ Noonan […]

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More Heathrow flights announced

More Heathrow flights announced

Shannon Airport’s resurgence got another boost this week with the announcement by Aer Lingus that it is to increase capacity on Heathrow by 20%. The airline will restore the Airbus 320 to the service, replacing the A319, which will add 25,000 seats for the winter season alone. Welcoming the announcement, Shannon Group plc CEO Neil […]

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Mums and babies reunited

Mums and babies reunited

by Bernie English bernie@limerickpost.ie TWO sick babies who were separated from their mothers and brought to Cork because there was no room for them at the University Maternity Hospital’s neo-natal unit have been reunited. The two infants were taken to Cork as all 19 cots in the unit were occupied and they were in need […]

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SPORT

Limerick needs focus on sports tourism

Limerick needs focus on sports tourism

by Bernie English bernie@limerickpost.ie Ireland is underachieving in its sport tourism potential despite having the capacity to be a major global player, the Shannon Group European Sport Tourism Summit in Limerick has been told. According to one of the world’s leading experts on sport market intelligence, Mike Laflin of Sportcal, Ireland ranks just 60th in the […]

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Limerick beaten in drab Munster derby

Limerick beaten in drab Munster derby

Limerick FC 0-1 Cork City KARL Sheppard’s header midway through the first half was enough to give Cork City all three points against Limerick FC in a drab Munster derby at Jackman Park on Saturday evening. The win pushed Cork to within four points of leaders Dundalk, but Limerick’s day was made all the worse after […]

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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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LIFESTYLE

Dream of a City; poem for the day

Dream of a City; poem for the day

by Rose Rushe RETURNING to work this Monday May 25 of 2015, three colleagues are dealing with sad and sensitive events in their individual lives. From Limerick City of Culture anthology, ‘Dream of a City’, this is Vivienne McKechnie’s ‘A Butterfly Wing’, a meditation on transience that hovers not in the well of dark. Longtime […]

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Hitchers reunite for gruelling tour

Hitchers reunite for gruelling tour

AGEING punk rockers and the late John Peel’s favourite Limerick band, The Hitchers are to briefly reunite and undertake a Summer Tour. In what drummer Niall Quinn describes as a, “gruelling gigging schedule that takes them all the way to Galway, then Ennis, then Limerick, then home to bed”, The Hitchers revisit a couple of […]

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Rigour to Opera Theatre’s Rigoletto

Rigour to Opera Theatre’s Rigoletto

by Rose Rushe WARNING beyond PG tips. Opera Theatre Company’s ‘Rigoletto’ comes with a neon sign flash: ‘contains strong sexual content’ and ‘a considerable amount of simulated sex’. So in interview with conductor Fergus Sheil, also OTC’s artistic director, the exploration has to be, what else does this racy ‘Rigoletto’ have going for it? He […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Dream of a City; poem for the day

Dream of a City; poem for the day

by Rose Rushe RETURNING to work this Monday May 25 of 2015, three colleagues are dealing with sad and sensitive events in their individual lives. From Limerick City of Culture anthology, ‘Dream of a City’, this is Vivienne McKechnie’s ‘A Butterfly Wing’, a meditation on transience that hovers not in the well of dark. Longtime […]

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Hitchers reunite for gruelling tour

Hitchers reunite for gruelling tour

AGEING punk rockers and the late John Peel’s favourite Limerick band, The Hitchers are to briefly reunite and undertake a Summer Tour. In what drummer Niall Quinn describes as a, “gruelling gigging schedule that takes them all the way to Galway, then Ennis, then Limerick, then home to bed”, The Hitchers revisit a couple of […]

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Rigour to Opera Theatre’s Rigoletto

Rigour to Opera Theatre’s Rigoletto

by Rose Rushe WARNING beyond PG tips. Opera Theatre Company’s ‘Rigoletto’ comes with a neon sign flash: ‘contains strong sexual content’ and ‘a considerable amount of simulated sex’. So in interview with conductor Fergus Sheil, also OTC’s artistic director, the exploration has to be, what else does this racy ‘Rigoletto’ have going for it? He […]

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PHOTOS

Season triple launch in City Gallery

Season triple launch in City Gallery

by Rose Rushe IT was a crowded house for Limerick City Gallery of Art on Thursday May 21 for Ramon Kassam’s ‘Gallery’ on the ground floor and Gavin Hogg’s ‘Shadow Light’ occupying upper chambers and atrium. Siobhan O’Reilly, who has care of collections here, chose Drawings 11 as the third chapter, this absorbing and varied […]

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Year long show by LCFE Photography students

Year long show by LCFE Photography students

ANOTHER occasion on the Limerick College of Further Education events calendar will take place this Thursday May 27, 7.30pm in Absolute Hotel. Photography students launch their 13th annul exhibition, put together by 1st and 2nd Year photography learners from course work done this preceding academic year. They exhibit a selection of prints, fully titled. Spain […]

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Opening night for Music on the Water

Opening night for Music on the Water

By Rose Rushe Corbally artist Maurice Quillinan’s new show, Music on the Water, launched in Dooradoyle’s County Hall the night of May 18, with Mayor Kevin Sheahan doing the honours. In fact the exhibition is in two parts, with a parallel running simultaneously at City Hall in Merchant’s Quay. According to the artist, ‘Music on the […]

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Other Recent Stories

Season triple launch in City Gallery

Season triple launch in City Gallery

| May 25, 2015

by Rose Rushe IT was a crowded house for Limerick City Gallery of Art on Thursday May 21 for Ramon Kassam’s ‘Gallery’ on the ground floor and Gavin Hogg’s ‘Shadow Light’ occupying upper chambers and atrium. Siobhan O’Reilly, who has care of collections here, chose Drawings 11 as the third chapter, this absorbing and varied […]

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Dream of a City; poem for the day

Dream of a City; poem for the day

| May 25, 2015

by Rose Rushe RETURNING to work this Monday May 25 of 2015, three colleagues are dealing with sad and sensitive events in their individual lives. From Limerick City of Culture anthology, ‘Dream of a City’, this is Vivienne McKechnie’s ‘A Butterfly Wing’, a meditation on transience that hovers not in the well of dark. Longtime […]

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Film studio plans advance as Council buys former Dell building

Film studio plans advance as Council buys former Dell building

| May 25, 2015

by Kathy Masterson kathy@limerickpost.ie THE establishment of a major film studio in Limerick is one step closer following Limerick City and County Council’s announcement that it is to purchase the former Dell building in Plassey. The local authority revealed this morning that it is to purchase the 350,000 square foot building from businessman PJ Noonan […]

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Year long show by LCFE Photography students

Year long show by LCFE Photography students

| May 25, 2015

ANOTHER occasion on the Limerick College of Further Education events calendar will take place this Thursday May 27, 7.30pm in Absolute Hotel. Photography students launch their 13th annul exhibition, put together by 1st and 2nd Year photography learners from course work done this preceding academic year. They exhibit a selection of prints, fully titled. Spain […]

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More Heathrow flights announced

More Heathrow flights announced

| May 25, 2015

Shannon Airport’s resurgence got another boost this week with the announcement by Aer Lingus that it is to increase capacity on Heathrow by 20%. The airline will restore the Airbus 320 to the service, replacing the A319, which will add 25,000 seats for the winter season alone. Welcoming the announcement, Shannon Group plc CEO Neil […]

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