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Retention of low VAT rate for hospitality sector welcomed in Limerick

Retention of low VAT rate for hospitality sector welcomed in Limerick

FINE Gael councillor for City West, Maria Byrne, has welcomed the Government’s decision to maintain the nine per cent VAT rate for services in the tourism and hospitality sector, saying this will continue to boost trade in this industry. At the last meeting of Limerick City and County Council meeting, Cllr Byrne tabled a notice […]

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Garda probe into missing VEC money

Garda probe into missing VEC money

 Kathy Masterson kathy@limerickpost.ie CLOSE to €30,000 in tuition fees was misappropriated by a member of staff at the Limerick College of Further Education in 2012, according to a financial report published recently by the Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board (LCETB). The City of Limerick VEC (Vocational Education Committee), which was absorbed into the merged LCETB […]

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‘Loose lips’ fail to sink County Limerick leisure centre

‘Loose lips’ fail to sink County Limerick leisure centre

INDEPENDENT councillor Emmett O’Brien has described last week’s intervention on the future of Askeaton Leisure Centre by fellow Adare-Rathkeale representative Stephen Keary as “unfortunate” and said it was a classic case of “loose lips sinking ships”. Fine Gael councillor Keary had claimed that the future of the Askeaton centre was uncertain because of a proposed cut […]

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BREAKING NEWS

Pipe-bomb discovered on car in county Limerick

Pipe-bomb discovered on car in county Limerick

Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie GARDAI in Newcastle West, assisted by detectives in Henry Street and the serious crime unit, are investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a pipe-bomb at a housing estate in the county Limerick town this Wednesday evening. The device, which its viability is as of yet unknown, was found near a car […]

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2,600 medical cards cut

2,600 medical cards cut

Figures released to Fianna Fáil have revealed that 2,600 medical cards have been cut in Limerick in 12 months, more than 770 of these for over 70s. The number of medical cards in Limerick has been cut by 2,609 from 80,895 in September 2013 to 78,286 last September, this includes a reduction in the number […]

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Investigations continue into fatal road crash

Investigations continue into fatal road crash

Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie INVESTIGATIONS are continuing into the circumstances that led to a fatal car crash on the Limerick Tipperary border last Thursday morning where the drivers of the two cars involved lost their lives. Shortly after 7:15am last Thursday morning, the two vehicles, driven by 43-year-old Mary O’Donnell originally from Limerick Junction, and John […]

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SPORT

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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Goals galore as Limerick win at home

Goals galore as Limerick win at home

Limerick FC 4-2 Athlone Town TWO goals each from Rory Gaffney and Kieran Djilali ensured a first home win for Limerick FC in two months as they saw off Athlone Town 4-2 at Thomond Park on Friday night. The Super Blues spurned several good chances in a first half which ended 1-1, but they asserted […]

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LIFESTYLE

Simon Callow’s stunning portrayal of ‘The Man Jesus’ comes to Limerick

Simon Callow’s stunning portrayal of ‘The Man Jesus’ comes to Limerick

RENOWNED British stage actor Simon Callow comes to 69 O’Connell Street on Saturday November 1 to star in the play ‘The Man Jesus’. Written by Matthew Hurt and directed by Joseph Alford, this extraordinary play goes back 2,000 years to witness pivotal moments in the life of ‘the man Jesus’, through the eyes of the […]

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Richard Harris International Film Festival

Richard Harris International Film Festival

by Aoife McLoughlin aoife@limerickpost.ie THE second Richard Harris International Film Festival (RHIFF) takes place this weekend in Limerick’s well known 69 O’Connell Street. The brainchild of actor/producer and engineer Zeb Moore, the RHIFF will honour the late great legendary Limerick actor (among other things rugby player, singer and poet), Richard Harris. Although it is unfunded, […]

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Cassidy’s Calvary shortlisted for Discovery of the Year award

Cassidy’s Calvary shortlisted for Discovery of the Year award

NEWS in from Ronan Cassidy who heads up Film Limerick: composer Patrick Cassidy has been nominated for the Discovery of the Year Award, in the 14th World Soundtrack Academy programme. This accolade will be announced and presented during the World Soundtrack Awards and Concert this Saturday October 25 at the Kuipke Events Centre in Ghent, […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Cassidy’s Calvary shortlisted for Discovery of the Year award

Cassidy’s Calvary shortlisted for Discovery of the Year award

NEWS in from Ronan Cassidy who heads up Film Limerick: composer Patrick Cassidy has been nominated for the Discovery of the Year Award, in the 14th World Soundtrack Academy programme. This accolade will be announced and presented during the World Soundtrack Awards and Concert this Saturday October 25 at the Kuipke Events Centre in Ghent, […]

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The haunting sound of Clannad makes its Limerick debut

The haunting sound of Clannad makes its Limerick debut

The Donegal family group is back on tour with their full original line-up, siblings Moya, Ciarán and Pól Brennan and their twin uncles Noel and Pádraig Duggan. Considered today as one of Ireland’s most successful musical family, singer Moya Brennan explained to Limerick Post this week that in their early days they could get a […]

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The Crude Mechanics of Boneyard Man

The Crude Mechanics of Boneyard Man

by Rose Rushe PAYDAY Productions, the outfit behind Theatre at the Savoy’s relentless trolley of shows, is rubbing chairs together to fit in three shows in one October day, Thursday 30. As ever the last Thursday and Friday in the month are programmed, this month’s being Thursday 30 at 1pm and 6pm for ‘Crude Mechanicals’ […]

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PHOTOS

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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Jason Donovan was Limerick’s Dream come true

Jason Donovan was Limerick’s Dream come true

Related posts: Jason Donovan’s Limerick Dream comes true University Concert Hall presents ‘Limerick’s Dream Will Do’, a gala… Limerick’s dream gala concert with Jason Donovan by Rose Rushe IRELAND loves Jason Donovan: five No. 1s… Jordan’s dream comes true A DREAM came true for little Jordan Perez (5) when… Dream team makes Limerick teenager’s wish […]

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Other Recent Stories

Retention of low VAT rate for hospitality sector welcomed in Limerick

Retention of low VAT rate for hospitality sector welcomed in Limerick

| October 23, 2014

FINE Gael councillor for City West, Maria Byrne, has welcomed the Government’s decision to maintain the nine per cent VAT rate for services in the tourism and hospitality sector, saying this will continue to boost trade in this industry. At the last meeting of Limerick City and County Council meeting, Cllr Byrne tabled a notice […]

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Garda probe into missing VEC money

Garda probe into missing VEC money

| October 23, 2014

 Kathy Masterson kathy@limerickpost.ie CLOSE to €30,000 in tuition fees was misappropriated by a member of staff at the Limerick College of Further Education in 2012, according to a financial report published recently by the Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board (LCETB). The City of Limerick VEC (Vocational Education Committee), which was absorbed into the merged LCETB […]

Continue Reading

‘Loose lips’ fail to sink County Limerick leisure centre

‘Loose lips’ fail to sink County Limerick leisure centre

| October 23, 2014

INDEPENDENT councillor Emmett O’Brien has described last week’s intervention on the future of Askeaton Leisure Centre by fellow Adare-Rathkeale representative Stephen Keary as “unfortunate” and said it was a classic case of “loose lips sinking ships”. Fine Gael councillor Keary had claimed that the future of the Askeaton centre was uncertain because of a proposed cut […]

Continue Reading

Simon Callow’s stunning portrayal of ‘The Man Jesus’ comes to Limerick

Simon Callow’s stunning portrayal of ‘The Man Jesus’ comes to Limerick

| October 23, 2014

RENOWNED British stage actor Simon Callow comes to 69 O’Connell Street on Saturday November 1 to star in the play ‘The Man Jesus’. Written by Matthew Hurt and directed by Joseph Alford, this extraordinary play goes back 2,000 years to witness pivotal moments in the life of ‘the man Jesus’, through the eyes of the […]

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Mungret park plan gets green light

Mungret park plan gets green light

| October 23, 2014

Kathy Masterson and Bernie English news@limerickpost.ie A PLAN to develop a neighbourhood park on the grounds of Mungret College was passed by members of the Limerick City and County Council Metropolitan District this week. The local authority is also looking at developing the historic building that is Mungret College as a community facility. The park […]

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