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The penultimate battle round for Limerick’s Voice of Ireland Contestants

The penultimate battle round for Limerick’s Voice of Ireland Contestants

by Aoife McLoughlin aoife@limerickpost.ie THE penultimate battle round is upon us this Sunday and four of the five Limerick contestants will battle it out for a place in the Live Shows. Two minutes, two contestants but only one can win over their coach to make the live shows in the Helix on March 22. First […]

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Limerick planning applications down as construction slows up

Limerick planning applications down as construction slows up

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie LAST year saw planning applications in Limerick fall by 9 per cent and commencements increase by 29 per cent as growth in residential construction slowed down. Planning applications were up by 12 per cent nationally last year but Limerick was one of nine counties that recorded a fall in the number of […]

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Limerick TD accused of ‘empty political taunts’

Limerick TD accused of ‘empty political taunts’

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie NEWCASTLE West Sinn Féin councillor Seamus Browne has called on Limerick Fine Gael TD Patrick O’Donovan to explain why he disagrees with Garda statements over illegal fuel laundering. Deputy O’Donovan last week stated that some political parties are mysterious about their funding and could be getting revenue from illegal fuel smuggling. […]

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BREAKING NEWS

Terraced houses gutted in Limerick blaze

Terraced houses gutted in Limerick blaze

  Andrew Carey  andrew@limerickpost.ie A TERRACE of derelict houses on the south side of Limerick city was gutted and destroyed by fire early this Thursday morning.   The blaze broke out shortly after dawn and the alarm was raised to all emergency services with three tenders from Limerick City and County fire and rescue service arriving […]

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218 repossession cases on court list

218 repossession cases on court list

by Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie 218 applications for repossession of homes have been listed for this Friday’s sitting of Limerick Circuit Court. County registrar Pat Wallace is scheduled to hear the cases and one ex-parte application from a financial institution in his second repossession list for the current year which is one of the largest in […]

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Late night taxi torment for residents in Limerick City

Late night taxi torment for residents in Limerick City

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie DRUNK students having sex on doorsteps and taxi drivers urinating outside people’s homes are among the issues Limerick city residents say they have to deal with on college nights out. Families in Little Gerald Griffin Street claim they are kept awake until 5am every Thursday as noisy, intoxicated students pour on […]

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SPORT

Munster face Ospreys as local sides battle in #UBL

Munster face Ospreys as local sides battle in #UBL

MUNSTER face the Ospreys this Saturday in the Guinness Pro 12, knowing that a win is a must to maintain top spot in the league. Anthony Foley’s men have won their three games taking place during the Six Nations and a win this weekend would go along way to securing a home semi final with […]

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Sporting Limerick Podcast March 5 Edition

Sporting Limerick Podcast March 5 Edition

Liam Aherne, Jerome O’Connell, Andrew Cunneen and our own Donn O’Sullivan present this week’s Sporting Limerick Podcast. Topics covered this week include Limerick GAA, Limerick FC, Ireland Rugby and the Cheltenham Festival. Related posts: Sporting Limerick Podcast 6/3/14 THIS week’s Sporting Limerick Podcast features Hurling, Football, Soccer, Rugby… Sporting Limerick Podcast Week ending 23/11/14 THIS […]

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Something for the weekend – TV Listings

Something for the weekend – TV Listings

HAVING just about come back to earth following Ireland’s win over England in the Six Nations, there is another jam packed weekend of sport just around the corner. Soccer Thur-5-Mar CI Juventus v Fiorentina 7:45pm SS5 Fri-6-Mar SSE AL Sham’k Rvs v St Pats 7:40pm RTE2 Fri-6-Mar EC Fulham v Bournemouth 7:30pm SS1 Fri-6-Mar FL […]

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LIFESTYLE

Quarry’s Moment presents a stark challenge

Quarry’s Moment presents a stark challenge

by Rose Rushe “ONE of the most non-theatrical plays that I have ever done, which presents its own challenge,” is how John Anthony Murphy describes his latest project directing. He speaks of Deirdre Kinahan’s ‘Moment’ with Quarry Players, set to stage at No. 69 O’Connell Street from Tuesday March 10 to Saturday 14, 8pm show. […]

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Making sense of Lost and Found

Making sense of Lost and Found

by Rose Rushe LIMERICK town and country is backdrop to ‘Lost and Found’, one of two Film Limerick projects to scoop €15,000 from City of Culture. Carlow based Liam O’Neill and company Paradox Pictures won through the shortlist with this endearing tale of Charlie, a 10 year-old whose get-rich scheme is petnapping. He then sells […]

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Irish Chamber Orchestra’s Haydn with Hungary

Irish Chamber Orchestra’s Haydn with Hungary

A GENTLE reminder as to the Irish Chamber Orchestra’s return with Hungarian maestro Gábor Takács-Nagy this Friday March 6. This conductor/ artistic partner with the orchestra will end his current journey with Haydn with two sensational violin concerti. He introduces compatriot and extraordinary violinist 36 year-old Kristóf Baráti who performs these gems from Esterhazy. At […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Quarry’s Moment presents a stark challenge

Quarry’s Moment presents a stark challenge

by Rose Rushe “ONE of the most non-theatrical plays that I have ever done, which presents its own challenge,” is how John Anthony Murphy describes his latest project directing. He speaks of Deirdre Kinahan’s ‘Moment’ with Quarry Players, set to stage at No. 69 O’Connell Street from Tuesday March 10 to Saturday 14, 8pm show. […]

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Making sense of Lost and Found

Making sense of Lost and Found

by Rose Rushe LIMERICK town and country is backdrop to ‘Lost and Found’, one of two Film Limerick projects to scoop €15,000 from City of Culture. Carlow based Liam O’Neill and company Paradox Pictures won through the shortlist with this endearing tale of Charlie, a 10 year-old whose get-rich scheme is petnapping. He then sells […]

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Irish Chamber Orchestra’s Haydn with Hungary

Irish Chamber Orchestra’s Haydn with Hungary

A GENTLE reminder as to the Irish Chamber Orchestra’s return with Hungarian maestro Gábor Takács-Nagy this Friday March 6. This conductor/ artistic partner with the orchestra will end his current journey with Haydn with two sensational violin concerti. He introduces compatriot and extraordinary violinist 36 year-old Kristóf Baráti who performs these gems from Esterhazy. At […]

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PHOTOS

€12 million locum spend was for all Limerick hospitals

€12 million locum spend was for all Limerick hospitals

by Alan Jaques and Bernie English news@limerickpost.ie MORE than €12 million was spent on short-term locum medical staff in the University Hospital Limerick (UHL) hospitals group last year. According to documents released this week by the HSE to members of the Regional Health Forum West, spending on agency workers in Limerick has risen “drastically”, with the cost […]

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Limerick leads call to rule out sale

Limerick leads call to rule out sale

Fianna Fáil Social Protection spokesman Willie O’Dea is leading calls on the Government to firmly rule out the sale of the State’s shareholding in Aer Lingus now that the Minister for Transport appears to have finally recognised its strategic importance. The Limerick TD’s intervention comes in the wake of a statement from Transport Minister Pascal […]

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Lessons learned from Carambola Kidz whiz

Lessons learned from Carambola Kidz whiz

Limerick based Colm O’Brien award built up his Carambola Kidz Healthy School Lunch Business to produce 100,000 lunches weekly. Annacotty based in industry, O’Brien is also a motivational speaker, was key to Limerick Local Heroes profile and activity, founded PayDay Productions to bring professional theatre here and .. is now publisher. He  has written a […]

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The penultimate battle round for Limerick’s Voice of Ireland Contestants

The penultimate battle round for Limerick’s Voice of Ireland Contestants

| March 6, 2015

by Aoife McLoughlin aoife@limerickpost.ie THE penultimate battle round is upon us this Sunday and four of the five Limerick contestants will battle it out for a place in the Live Shows. Two minutes, two contestants but only one can win over their coach to make the live shows in the Helix on March 22. First […]

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Munster face Ospreys as local sides battle in #UBL

Munster face Ospreys as local sides battle in #UBL

| March 6, 2015

MUNSTER face the Ospreys this Saturday in the Guinness Pro 12, knowing that a win is a must to maintain top spot in the league. Anthony Foley’s men have won their three games taking place during the Six Nations and a win this weekend would go along way to securing a home semi final with […]

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Quarry’s Moment presents a stark challenge

Quarry’s Moment presents a stark challenge

| March 6, 2015

by Rose Rushe “ONE of the most non-theatrical plays that I have ever done, which presents its own challenge,” is how John Anthony Murphy describes his latest project directing. He speaks of Deirdre Kinahan’s ‘Moment’ with Quarry Players, set to stage at No. 69 O’Connell Street from Tuesday March 10 to Saturday 14, 8pm show. […]

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Limerick planning applications down as construction slows up

Limerick planning applications down as construction slows up

| March 6, 2015

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie LAST year saw planning applications in Limerick fall by 9 per cent and commencements increase by 29 per cent as growth in residential construction slowed down. Planning applications were up by 12 per cent nationally last year but Limerick was one of nine counties that recorded a fall in the number of […]

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Limerick TD accused of ‘empty political taunts’

Limerick TD accused of ‘empty political taunts’

| March 5, 2015

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie NEWCASTLE West Sinn Féin councillor Seamus Browne has called on Limerick Fine Gael TD Patrick O’Donovan to explain why he disagrees with Garda statements over illegal fuel laundering. Deputy O’Donovan last week stated that some political parties are mysterious about their funding and could be getting revenue from illegal fuel smuggling. […]

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