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“Employability skills” key for graduates

“Employability skills” key for graduates

THIRD level research has emphasised the need for a shift “from skills for employment towards skills for ‘employability’”, according to Limerick College of Further Education director Pat Maunsell. Speaking at the college’s annual graduation ceremony last week, he said: “Today, one has to be a lifelong learner. You must be good at learning. Recent research […]

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Limerick man seeks funding for ebola campaign

Limerick man seeks funding for ebola campaign

A LIMERICK man heading up an Irish charity fighting the ebola epidemic in West Africa is calling on the Government and the Irish people to provide urgent funding to help curb the spread of the disease. Raheen native David Dalton, chief executive of Plan Ireland, says that the number of people infected with ebola will […]

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Hollywood happenings for Harris film festival

Hollywood happenings for Harris film festival

by Rose Rushe THE band played on the packed opening night party for the Richard Harris International Film Festival in George Boutique Hotel as Harris Bros, Jared (‘Lincoln’, ‘Mad Men’) and Jamie (‘The Prestige’, ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’) held court. Richard’s sons are active supporters of the festival that platforms new work […]

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BREAKING NEWS

Rail line closed following discovery of body

Rail line closed following discovery of body

Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie RAIL commuters traveling in and out of Dublin’s Heuston Station will experience delays and disruptions to services on the main rail line following the tragic discovery of a body on the track between Newbridge and Sallins late on Wednesday night. Irish Rail are advising commuters of the major disruption expected to rail […]

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Farmers highlight beef price issue in protests

Farmers highlight beef price issue in protests

LIMERICK farmers are set to continuing their protest outside Rathekeale’s meat factory where up to 170 farmers turned up recently to highlight their issue with beef pricing in supplying the UK meat market. The farmers say that they are being paid up to €1 per kilo less than their UK counterparts and although they are almost […]

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€11,000 purse for 2014’s International Fashion Student Awards

€11,000 purse for 2014’s International Fashion Student Awards

by Rose Rushe “DEBATE was heated and tempestuous,” revealed Constance Harris of the judging panel for Limerick International Fashion Student Awards as she announced the winner last night (October 23) for the 2014 competition. Held in St Mary’s Cathedral, the catwalk ran the length under chandeliers as, from student collections from Ireland, Britain, Slovenia and […]

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SPORT

Top half finish for Limerick FC

Top half finish for Limerick FC

LIMERICK FC finished the 2014 SEE Airtricity League Premier Division in the top half of the table in sixth place, one higher than last season’s final position. The Super Blues even went into last Friday’s final round of games with a chance of finishing fifth, but a 1-0 defeat away to Shamrock Rovers prevented them […]

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Limerick FC set for 2015 Markets Field return as Sligo beaten in Thomond farewell

Limerick FC set for 2015 Markets Field return as Sligo beaten in Thomond farewell

Limerick FC 1-0 Sligo Rovers AFTER a two-year stint of playing home games at Thomond Park, Limerick FC signed off from the Munster Rugby venue with a 1-0 win over Sligo Rovers on the night that chairman Pat O’Sullivan confirmed that the club would return to the Markets Field for the beginning of the 2015 […]

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Competition: Win a pair of tickets to Munster v Scarlets in Thomond Park!

Competition: Win a pair of tickets to Munster v Scarlets in Thomond Park!

Our friends at Specsavers and WHPR have given us a pair of tickets to giveaway to this Friday night’s Munster v Scarlets Guinness PRO12 game at Thomond Park. Kick off is Friday @ 7.35pm in Thomond Park and the tickets are courtesy of Specsavers, sponsors of the match officials. Simply answer the following question: Who captained Munster to their first Heineken Cup win? […]

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LIFESTYLE

Treasure house of cinema memories

Treasure house of cinema memories

by John O’Shaughnessy “A FILM COLLECTOR’S DREAM,” is how Ballysheedy movie buff Michael O’Halloran describes Joe Coleman’s ‘House Full’, newly published. This book is an affectionate look back at Limerick’s array of cinemas and theatres and will be launched at The Granary Library, this Friday 31. It was appropriate that Joe Coleman should have embarked […]

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The Simon and Garfunkel Story

The Simon and Garfunkel Story

By Rose Rushe “HELLO, darkness, my old friend”… 50 years after its release, the music of those who gave soul and sound to silence will come to the concert hall on Wednesday 5. ‘The Simon and Garfunkel Story’ is more than a tribute show to the 1957-1970 partnership between schoolboy friends, Paul Simon and Art […]

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Party Time with Alvin Purple

Party Time with Alvin Purple

GLAM ROCK troubadours The Alvin Purple Experience are back on the road after a long break up. Alvin ‘LoveGod’ Purple is back in all his noizy glamour to get your party started with your favourite 1970s’ hits from T-Rex, Bowie, ABBA, Slade and Sweet. The Alvin Purple Experience Christmas Show has all the classic Glam […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Treasure house of cinema memories

Treasure house of cinema memories

by John O’Shaughnessy “A FILM COLLECTOR’S DREAM,” is how Ballysheedy movie buff Michael O’Halloran describes Joe Coleman’s ‘House Full’, newly published. This book is an affectionate look back at Limerick’s array of cinemas and theatres and will be launched at The Granary Library, this Friday 31. It was appropriate that Joe Coleman should have embarked […]

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The Simon and Garfunkel Story

The Simon and Garfunkel Story

By Rose Rushe “HELLO, darkness, my old friend”… 50 years after its release, the music of those who gave soul and sound to silence will come to the concert hall on Wednesday 5. ‘The Simon and Garfunkel Story’ is more than a tribute show to the 1957-1970 partnership between schoolboy friends, Paul Simon and Art […]

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Party Time with Alvin Purple

Party Time with Alvin Purple

GLAM ROCK troubadours The Alvin Purple Experience are back on the road after a long break up. Alvin ‘LoveGod’ Purple is back in all his noizy glamour to get your party started with your favourite 1970s’ hits from T-Rex, Bowie, ABBA, Slade and Sweet. The Alvin Purple Experience Christmas Show has all the classic Glam […]

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PHOTOS

Premier night party for film festival

Premier night party for film festival

Related posts: Hollywood happenings for Harris film festival by Rose Rushe THE band played on the packed opening… Richard Harris International Film Festival launch Richard Harris Film Fest 2014… International light to Richard Harris Film Festival 2014 HOW does a tiny core of film makers make an… Film competition links Limerick’s Harris Film Fest to […]

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College Players and The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

College Players and The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

Related posts: The tenor revived by College Players     SEVENTEEN years after it was first staged in… Song for Syria   BARESPACE Theatre Company first presented the Broadway Baby hit… From Christmas Eve to eternity – The College Players PROBABLY Limerick’s oldest drama company,  The College Players stumble back… Cabaret des Frites by Rose […]

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Richard Harris International Film Festival launch

Richard Harris International Film Festival launch

Richard Harris Film Fest 2014 Related posts: International light to Richard Harris Film Festival 2014 HOW does a tiny core of film makers make an… Bigger and better – Richard Harris International Film Festival 2014 THAT Limerick is a constant hub of script writing and… Shorts Showcase at Richard Harris International Film Festival   IT […]

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Other Recent Stories

Treasure house of cinema memories

Treasure house of cinema memories

| October 30, 2014

by John O’Shaughnessy “A FILM COLLECTOR’S DREAM,” is how Ballysheedy movie buff Michael O’Halloran describes Joe Coleman’s ‘House Full’, newly published. This book is an affectionate look back at Limerick’s array of cinemas and theatres and will be launched at The Granary Library, this Friday 31. It was appropriate that Joe Coleman should have embarked […]

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Editorial: Sophie’s legacy

Editorial: Sophie’s legacy

| October 30, 2014

LAST Thursday morning, eight-year-old Sophie Mulcahy emitted her final breath after battling courageously with rare medical disorder, 1Q43 Deletion, since her birth in July 2006. Sophie’s story touched the hearts of not just her local community in Rhebogue, but all across County Limerick and even overseas. Her father Liam put in a tireless fundraising effort to […]

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“Employability skills” key for graduates

“Employability skills” key for graduates

| October 30, 2014

THIRD level research has emphasised the need for a shift “from skills for employment towards skills for ‘employability’”, according to Limerick College of Further Education director Pat Maunsell. Speaking at the college’s annual graduation ceremony last week, he said: “Today, one has to be a lifelong learner. You must be good at learning. Recent research […]

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Premier night party for film festival

Premier night party for film festival

| October 30, 2014

Related posts: Hollywood happenings for Harris film festival by Rose Rushe THE band played on the packed opening… Richard Harris International Film Festival launch Richard Harris Film Fest 2014… International light to Richard Harris Film Festival 2014 HOW does a tiny core of film makers make an… Film competition links Limerick’s Harris Film Fest to […]

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Limerick man seeks funding for ebola campaign

Limerick man seeks funding for ebola campaign

| October 30, 2014

A LIMERICK man heading up an Irish charity fighting the ebola epidemic in West Africa is calling on the Government and the Irish people to provide urgent funding to help curb the spread of the disease. Raheen native David Dalton, chief executive of Plan Ireland, says that the number of people infected with ebola will […]

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