NEWS

50 jobs to go as Newcastle West SuperValu closes

50 jobs to go as Newcastle West SuperValu closes

 SOME 50 jobs will be lost in Newcastle West this week following the closure of the town’s SuperValu branch, it was announced today. The Garvey Group, which operates the SuperValu store in Market Yard, released a statement revealing that the store is to cease trading this Saturday, April 25 due to “difficult trading conditions”. The […]

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Grass roots spending cut

Grass roots spending cut

by Bernie English bernie@limerickpost.ie Elected councillors have called into question plans to spend €13,000 on a promotional video for Limerick when just €30,000 has been allocated for grass cutting is estates across the city. A major row erupted in City Hall at a meeting of the Metropolitan council, when proposals for spending the cash which councillors voted […]

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Booting up for Ballyhoura

Booting up for Ballyhoura

by Bernie Englishbernie@limerickpost.ie IRELAND’s first walking festival will celebrate its 21st anniversary when the Ballyhoura Walking Festival takes place from May 2 to 4. More than 1,000 walkers are expected at the international festival. Together, they will cover a total of 20,000km and burn 40 million calories over the May bank holiday weekend. That’s 200 […]

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BREAKING NEWS

50 jobs to go as Newcastle West SuperValu closes

50 jobs to go as Newcastle West SuperValu closes

 SOME 50 jobs will be lost in Newcastle West this week following the closure of the town’s SuperValu branch, it was announced today. The Garvey Group, which operates the SuperValu store in Market Yard, released a statement revealing that the store is to cease trading this Saturday, April 25 due to “difficult trading conditions”. The […]

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Armed robbery at Limerick city bookies

Armed robbery at Limerick city bookies

Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie AN ARMED robbery at a Limerick City bookmakers on Friday evening last is under investigation after two people entered the Ladbrokes on Cecil Street and made off with a large quantity of cash. However, two people have been arrested by Gardai in the city following the theft at 6:45pm on Friday. Gardai […]

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Fraudster granny on the run after spell in Limerick

Fraudster granny on the run after spell in Limerick

Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie A FRAUDSTER granny living in County Limerick is on the run from the FBI, the PSNI and An Garda Siochana after she continued to ply her scamming trade under one of her 40 different aliases. Julia Holmes has been reported as living in the Askeaton area in recent times and Gardai say […]

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SPORT

Cycling – Limerick Cycling Club continue an active Spring Campaign

Cycling – Limerick Cycling Club continue an active Spring Campaign

After a highly successful Rás Luimní and a plethora of strong racing results nationwide,  Limerick CC keep their wheels turning this spring and into summer with a host of activities for all ages and interests. The Youth Cycling Academy recommences at Limerick Racecourse on Wednesday’s at 6.30pm, the first session is on 22nd of April. […]

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Soccer – Martin Russell eager for tonight’s clash with Derry

Soccer – Martin Russell eager for tonight’s clash with Derry

LIMERICK manager Martin Russell says his players have “regrouped” and are “eager for the game to come” as they prepare for tonight’s visit of Derry City to Jackman Park for another important SSE Airtricity League Premier Division clash (kick-off 7.45pm). The Shannonsiders continue their search for a first win of the season in their ninth […]

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Camogie – Action from Limerick’s Division 1 League semi final defeat to Cork on Sunday

Camogie – Action from Limerick’s Division 1 League semi final defeat to Cork on Sunday

Related posts: Camogie – Action from Limerick’s league semi final loss to Dublin … Pictures – Limerick defeat Cork in Waterford Crystal Cup Final Action from Limerick’s  3-20 to 1-16 win over Cork at… Limerick County Hurling Final Action pics by Keith Wiseman… Pictures – Limerick FC defeat Cork City in Munster Senior Cup …

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LIFESTYLE

Original jazz artist’s swing, rock and blues

Original jazz artist’s swing, rock and blues

by Rose Rushe LIMERICK Jazz strums on with a busy Spring 2015 season this Wednesday 22. Tommy Halferty pays a return visit with his trio to Dolan’s Upstairs, this incredible guitarist here with this latest project. Count in Dave Redmond on double bass and Kevin Brady on drums, each of these boys being touring and […]

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DruidShakespeare’s three wise kings

DruidShakespeare’s three wise kings

by Rose Rushe PLAYWRIGHT Mark O’Rowe is a scorch-hot ticket in Irish theatre. His most recent play ‘Our Few and Evil Days’ at the Peacock secured the Irish Times Theatre best actress for Sinead Cusack and was nominated for at least four other gongs, including best actor for Ciarán Hinds, best production and best play. […]

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Limerick art corps leads in Biennale

Limerick art corps leads in Biennale

by Rose Rushe A LIMERICK educated and based (largely) artist, Sean Lynch, is selected to represent Ireland at the 56th International Art Exhibition, the Venice Art Biennale 2015.  His work ‘Adventure: Capital’ is described as his most ambitious project to date, combining sculptural, video and archival elements. The Commissioner for the Irish Pavilion in 2015 is […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Original jazz artist’s swing, rock and blues

Original jazz artist’s swing, rock and blues

by Rose Rushe LIMERICK Jazz strums on with a busy Spring 2015 season this Wednesday 22. Tommy Halferty pays a return visit with his trio to Dolan’s Upstairs, this incredible guitarist here with this latest project. Count in Dave Redmond on double bass and Kevin Brady on drums, each of these boys being touring and […]

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DruidShakespeare’s three wise kings

DruidShakespeare’s three wise kings

by Rose Rushe PLAYWRIGHT Mark O’Rowe is a scorch-hot ticket in Irish theatre. His most recent play ‘Our Few and Evil Days’ at the Peacock secured the Irish Times Theatre best actress for Sinead Cusack and was nominated for at least four other gongs, including best actor for Ciarán Hinds, best production and best play. […]

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Limerick art corps leads in Biennale

Limerick art corps leads in Biennale

by Rose Rushe A LIMERICK educated and based (largely) artist, Sean Lynch, is selected to represent Ireland at the 56th International Art Exhibition, the Venice Art Biennale 2015.  His work ‘Adventure: Capital’ is described as his most ambitious project to date, combining sculptural, video and archival elements. The Commissioner for the Irish Pavilion in 2015 is […]

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PHOTOS

Portrait of a Lady

Portrait of a Lady

OUR Shannon Rowing Club est. 1870 was site for a portrait sitting by reigning Rose of Tralee, Maria Walsh. Eight artists painted her likeness simultaneously over a four hour period, while the festival queen sat in sash at the bow window overlooking Currahgower Falls. According to Pat O’Neill of the Festival, there are plans to […]

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Launch night for Limerick Film Festival 2015

Launch night for Limerick Film Festival 2015

by Rose Rushe APRIL 23 to 25 are dates for this year’s Limerick Film Festival, its schedule and participants announced at George Boutique Hotel on Tuesday 31. Fusing the lead into this three days of shorts, awards and industry leader talks/ workshops, festival director Simon McGuire addressed the legacy of City of Culture investment and […]

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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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Other Recent Stories

Original jazz artist’s swing, rock and blues

Original jazz artist’s swing, rock and blues

| April 20, 2015

by Rose Rushe LIMERICK Jazz strums on with a busy Spring 2015 season this Wednesday 22. Tommy Halferty pays a return visit with his trio to Dolan’s Upstairs, this incredible guitarist here with this latest project. Count in Dave Redmond on double bass and Kevin Brady on drums, each of these boys being touring and […]

Continue Reading

50 jobs to go as Newcastle West SuperValu closes

50 jobs to go as Newcastle West SuperValu closes

| April 20, 2015

 SOME 50 jobs will be lost in Newcastle West this week following the closure of the town’s SuperValu branch, it was announced today. The Garvey Group, which operates the SuperValu store in Market Yard, released a statement revealing that the store is to cease trading this Saturday, April 25 due to “difficult trading conditions”. The […]

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Grass roots spending cut

Grass roots spending cut

| April 20, 2015

by Bernie English bernie@limerickpost.ie Elected councillors have called into question plans to spend €13,000 on a promotional video for Limerick when just €30,000 has been allocated for grass cutting is estates across the city. A major row erupted in City Hall at a meeting of the Metropolitan council, when proposals for spending the cash which councillors voted […]

Continue Reading

Cycling – Limerick Cycling Club continue an active Spring Campaign

Cycling – Limerick Cycling Club continue an active Spring Campaign

| April 20, 2015

After a highly successful Rás Luimní and a plethora of strong racing results nationwide,  Limerick CC keep their wheels turning this spring and into summer with a host of activities for all ages and interests. The Youth Cycling Academy recommences at Limerick Racecourse on Wednesday’s at 6.30pm, the first session is on 22nd of April. […]

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Soccer – Martin Russell eager for tonight’s clash with Derry

Soccer – Martin Russell eager for tonight’s clash with Derry

| April 20, 2015

LIMERICK manager Martin Russell says his players have “regrouped” and are “eager for the game to come” as they prepare for tonight’s visit of Derry City to Jackman Park for another important SSE Airtricity League Premier Division clash (kick-off 7.45pm). The Shannonsiders continue their search for a first win of the season in their ninth […]

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