NEWS

Garda Reserve

Garda Reserve

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald is to be asked to ensure that applications for the Garda Reserve are processed, following a motion from Fianna Fáil Justice spokesman Niall Collins at last Monday’s meeting of Limerick City and County Council’s Joint Policing Committee. Deputy Collins said that many Limerick people were keen to get involved and give back to […]

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Limerick teddy bear takes in the sights of Europe

Limerick teddy bear takes in the sights of Europe

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie A COUNTY Limerick teddy bear has travelled around France, Germany, Belgium, Slovakia, Norway and Bulgaria, to engage the curiosity of students at Coláiste Chiaráin about the lives and cultures of their European neighbours. Over the past year, Tedd, a cuddly bear that looks sharp in his smart school uniform, has ventured […]

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Feasibility study to get Limerick athletics project up and running

Feasibility study to get Limerick athletics project up and running

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie COUNCILLORS in Newcastle West have unanimously supported a proposal to fund a feasibility study to get a €1million athletic facility in County Limerick up and running. At a special area meeting, local representatives agreed that €50,000 should be set aside from the General Municipal Allocation (GMA) for special projects to fund […]

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BREAKING NEWS

$10,000 international win for Limerick ‘horror’

$10,000 international win for Limerick ‘horror’

by Rose Rushe LIMERICK film maker Stephen Hall has won $10,000 dollars for a locally made thriller in a Canadian festival for horror/ fantasy. Shot over 72 hours in a city church, streets and his own apartment, ‘Sinners’ took top prize in the overall $20,000 Horror Black Short Film Festival 2015 that ran off the […]

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Opera Centre will do for Limerick what IFSC did for Dublin

Opera Centre will do for Limerick what IFSC did for Dublin

    THERE has been a rush of support for the unveiling of plans for the Opera Centre site in the city. Limerick Chamber has welcomed the announcement by Limerick City and Count Authority that expressions of interest are being sought for the €80m – €100m Opera Centre Site. Limerick Chamber CEO Dr. James Ring […]

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3,300 jobs as Opera Centre gets go-ahead

3,300 jobs as Opera Centre gets go-ahead

  The biggest city centre real estate project outside of Dublin over the next 10 years, which could also see the redevelopment of a site which has been the cause of much concern, has received the green light. The publication by Limerick City and County Council of an invitation for expressions of interest in the […]

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SPORT

Silver for Limerick native Hayes in National Duathlon Championships

Silver for Limerick native Hayes in National Duathlon Championships

OVER 200 senior athletes and some 80 juniors braved stormy conditions for the National Duathlon Championships on Sunday morning in Lees Road Sports Park, Ennis. The race attracted a top quality field but it was Killian Heery from Monaghan for the men and Heather Foley from Co. Down for the women who came out on […]

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Crescent Comp claim first All Ireland hockey crown

Crescent Comp claim first All Ireland hockey crown

FOLLOWING on from their Munster schools hockey victory two weeks ago, history was made on Friday 27th March as Crescent College Comprehensive claimed their first All Ireland senior hockey victory at the Kate Russell schools competition in Galway. This was the third year in a row that the school represented Munster in the inter provincial […]

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Pictures – Moyross lose on penalties in FAI Junior Cup

Pictures – Moyross lose on penalties in FAI Junior Cup

Action from Moyross FC’s penalty shoot out loss to North End United in the FAI Junior Cup quarterfinal yesterday. The game had finished 3-3 after a thrilling 90 minutes. Related posts: Pictures – Regional United v River Valley FAI Junior Cup Action from Regional United 2-0 loss to River Valley in… Pictures – Brave Bruff […]

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LIFESTYLE

Around the World in 80 Minutes

Around the World in 80 Minutes

WRITTEN and directed by Myles Breen, Limerick Youth Theatre will stage ‘Around the World in 80 minutes’ on Monday March 30 and Tuesday 31 at 8pm in Lime Tree Theatre. According to choreographer Angie Smalis who heads up LYT, this “is a comic family show with movement pieces performed by members of Limerick Youth Theatre, […]

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Voice of Ireland: Laura and Niall hope for knockout performances this Sunday

Voice of Ireland: Laura and Niall hope for knockout performances this Sunday

This Sunday night will see Voice of Ireland contestants Niall O’Halloran and Laura Enright take to the stage for their first live show performances. This series will see an exciting new twist with the introduction of the Live Knockouts – a nail biting format element which has been now adopted on The Voice worldwide. Three […]

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Sounds out of Park Kiosk

Sounds out of Park Kiosk

A SERIES of weekly works are taking place at the useful red and white kiosk at People’s Park. Under the auspices of City of Culture, a visual arts legacy project curated by Ed Devane, ‘KIOSK: Mechanised Music Making’, is ongoing. Park Kiosk has become a temporary music-making den. Filled with specially made instruments, the aim […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Around the World in 80 Minutes

Around the World in 80 Minutes

WRITTEN and directed by Myles Breen, Limerick Youth Theatre will stage ‘Around the World in 80 minutes’ on Monday March 30 and Tuesday 31 at 8pm in Lime Tree Theatre. According to choreographer Angie Smalis who heads up LYT, this “is a comic family show with movement pieces performed by members of Limerick Youth Theatre, […]

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Voice of Ireland: Laura and Niall hope for knockout performances this Sunday

Voice of Ireland: Laura and Niall hope for knockout performances this Sunday

This Sunday night will see Voice of Ireland contestants Niall O’Halloran and Laura Enright take to the stage for their first live show performances. This series will see an exciting new twist with the introduction of the Live Knockouts – a nail biting format element which has been now adopted on The Voice worldwide. Three […]

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Sounds out of Park Kiosk

Sounds out of Park Kiosk

A SERIES of weekly works are taking place at the useful red and white kiosk at People’s Park. Under the auspices of City of Culture, a visual arts legacy project curated by Ed Devane, ‘KIOSK: Mechanised Music Making’, is ongoing. Park Kiosk has become a temporary music-making den. Filled with specially made instruments, the aim […]

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PHOTOS

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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Press push for Quarry Player’s ‘Moment’

Press push for Quarry Player’s ‘Moment’

AN intelligent cast pulled together by Quarry Players does justice to ‘Moment’, the Deirdre Kinahan play current at No. 69 O’Connell Street until Saturday 14. John Anthony Murphy directs. Book at box office or go online to venue manager ww.limetreetheatre.ie for this 8pm show. Flannery’s Bar was occasion for the recent media launch:     […]

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Window dressing for Limerick Literary weekend of greats

Window dressing for Limerick Literary weekend of greats

O’Mahony Booksellers was appropriate host on Monday 9 to the launch of the 2nd Limerick Literary Festival, grown-up child to the Kate O’Brien Weekend of three decades. Playwright and O’Brien scholar Mary Coll rolled out news of the three days of seminar, readings, music with Sarah Dolan, interviews by Sean Rocks (Edna O’Brien) and Niall […]

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Other Recent Stories

Silver for Limerick native Hayes in National Duathlon Championships

Silver for Limerick native Hayes in National Duathlon Championships

| March 30, 2015

OVER 200 senior athletes and some 80 juniors braved stormy conditions for the National Duathlon Championships on Sunday morning in Lees Road Sports Park, Ennis. The race attracted a top quality field but it was Killian Heery from Monaghan for the men and Heather Foley from Co. Down for the women who came out on […]

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Crescent Comp claim first All Ireland hockey crown

Crescent Comp claim first All Ireland hockey crown

| March 30, 2015

FOLLOWING on from their Munster schools hockey victory two weeks ago, history was made on Friday 27th March as Crescent College Comprehensive claimed their first All Ireland senior hockey victory at the Kate Russell schools competition in Galway. This was the third year in a row that the school represented Munster in the inter provincial […]

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Pictures – Moyross lose on penalties in FAI Junior Cup

Pictures – Moyross lose on penalties in FAI Junior Cup

| March 30, 2015

Action from Moyross FC’s penalty shoot out loss to North End United in the FAI Junior Cup quarterfinal yesterday. The game had finished 3-3 after a thrilling 90 minutes. Related posts: Pictures – Regional United v River Valley FAI Junior Cup Action from Regional United 2-0 loss to River Valley in… Pictures – Brave Bruff […]

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Limerick FC undone by St Pat’s rub of the Greene

Limerick FC undone by St Pat’s rub of the Greene

| March 29, 2015

Limerick FC 1-2 St Patrick’s Athletic DESPITE a creditable performance, Limerick had to accept defeat to St Patrick’s Athletic at Jackman Park on Saturday night, a result that leaves the Super Blues still seeking a first league win of 2015 going into April. Two goals either side of half-time from Aaron Greene secured the points […]

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Around the World in 80 Minutes

Around the World in 80 Minutes

| March 28, 2015

WRITTEN and directed by Myles Breen, Limerick Youth Theatre will stage ‘Around the World in 80 minutes’ on Monday March 30 and Tuesday 31 at 8pm in Lime Tree Theatre. According to choreographer Angie Smalis who heads up LYT, this “is a comic family show with movement pieces performed by members of Limerick Youth Theatre, […]

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