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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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Garryowen a ‘hotspot’ for antisocial behaviour

Garryowen a ‘hotspot’ for antisocial behaviour

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie BLOCKING off alleyways and laneways in Garryowen could be one solution to reducing antisocial behaviour in the area. That’s the view of Garda Chief Superintendent David Sheahan who told members of Limerick City and County Council’s Joint Policing Committee at their meeting last Monday that this approach proved an efficient solution […]

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Limerick Council seeks to reduce Pallas Food job losses

Limerick Council seeks to reduce Pallas Food job losses

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie A MOTION calling on the management of Pallas Foods to engage with SIPTU to ensure the retention of the maximum number of jobs at their Newcastle West headquarters has been passed by Limerick City and County Council, despite opposition from Fine Gael councillors. The motion proposed by local Sinn Féin councillor […]

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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

2015 Basketball Ireland All-Stars revealed

2015 Basketball Ireland All-Stars revealed

Players and Coaches from across all four divisions of the National League voted for the inaugural awards and the successful first pick players will be presented with their All-Stars at the National League finals in Galway this weekend. League and Cup champions C&S UCC Demons claimed three of the five spots on the Men’s Premier […]

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Big weekend ahead for Limerick soccer

Big weekend ahead for Limerick soccer

IT’S set to be a huge weekend of soccer in Limerick on both senior and junior fronts, with pivotal matches taking place on Saturday and Sunday. Firstly, Limerick FC welcome FAI Cup winners St Patrick’s Athletic to Jackman Park in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division on Saturday evening (kick-off 6:30pm). The Super Blues are […]

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Local sides chase vital wins in Ulster Bank All Ireland League #UBL

Local sides chase vital wins in Ulster Bank All Ireland League #UBL

AFTER an extended break, the AIL finally makes its return this weekend with all Limerick sides searching for wins for very different reasons. In Division 1A, the solitary Limerick representative Young Munster play host to St Mary’s College. This game will have a huge bearing on the these sides seasons as Munster’s are currently two […]

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LIFESTYLE

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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Cloud Castle Lake bring soaring post-rock crescendos to Kasbah Social Club

Cloud Castle Lake bring soaring post-rock crescendos to Kasbah Social Club

CLOUD Castle Lake have been around for some eight or nine years now. Brendan William Jenkinson, Rory O’Connor, and Daniel McAuley played music together since their days in school but remarkably only released their debut the ‘Dandelion EP’ last September. Despite very little music being officially released by Cloud Castle Lake they have built up […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

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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Cloud Castle Lake bring soaring post-rock crescendos to Kasbah Social Club

Cloud Castle Lake bring soaring post-rock crescendos to Kasbah Social Club

CLOUD Castle Lake have been around for some eight or nine years now. Brendan William Jenkinson, Rory O’Connor, and Daniel McAuley played music together since their days in school but remarkably only released their debut the ‘Dandelion EP’ last September. Despite very little music being officially released by Cloud Castle Lake they have built up […]

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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

Feasibility study to get Limerick athletics project up and running

Feasibility study to get Limerick athletics project up and running

| March 27, 2015

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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Garryowen a ‘hotspot’ for antisocial behaviour

Garryowen a ‘hotspot’ for antisocial behaviour

| March 27, 2015

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie BLOCKING off alleyways and laneways in Garryowen could be one solution to reducing antisocial behaviour in the area. That’s the view of Garda Chief Superintendent David Sheahan who told members of Limerick City and County Council’s Joint Policing Committee at their meeting last Monday that this approach proved an efficient solution […]

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Limerick Council seeks to reduce Pallas Food job losses

Limerick Council seeks to reduce Pallas Food job losses

| March 27, 2015

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie A MOTION calling on the management of Pallas Foods to engage with SIPTU to ensure the retention of the maximum number of jobs at their Newcastle West headquarters has been passed by Limerick City and County Council, despite opposition from Fine Gael councillors. The motion proposed by local Sinn Féin councillor […]

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$10,000 international win for Limerick ‘horror’

$10,000 international win for Limerick ‘horror’

| March 27, 2015

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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Minister’s bluster will be met by water boycott in Limerick

Minister’s bluster will be met by water boycott in Limerick

| March 27, 2015

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie LIMERICK Anti Austerity Alliance (AAA) councillor Cian Prendiville has warned Environment Minister Alan Kelly that his bluster will be met with solid boycott and the sinking of Irish Water. With the Government now considering introducing legislation to recoup unpaid water charges from people’s income and social welfare payments, Cllr Prendiville said […]

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