NEWS

Limerick man’s discharge of air rifle was a ‘naive frolic’

Limerick man’s discharge of air rifle was a ‘naive frolic’

  A LIMERICK man who shot an air rifle out his bedroom window avoided a prison sentence when a judge accepted that the incident was not linked to a feud. Suspending a two-year prison sentence, Judge Tom O’Donnell said he was satisfied that Thomas Hanrahan should not be jailed for the mandatory five year sentence. […]

Continue Reading

Limerick navigation will not reopen as expected this weekend

Limerick navigation will not reopen as expected this weekend

  THE navigation on the Shannon River between Parteen Weir and Limerick city will not reopen this weekend as previously indicated by Waterways Ireland as remedial works have been delayed, it has emerged this Thursday. Last April, the passage of water between the Parteen Weir and Limerick city was closed. In May, calls for it to […]

Continue Reading

Son of murdered Limerick gang boss admits to wasting Garda time

Son of murdered Limerick gang boss admits to wasting Garda time

  THE 26-year-old son of murdered gang boss Kieran Keane has admitted making a false statement about his car being stolen when it was involved in a head on collision that left an 80-year-old pensioner in a critical condition. In 2003, Kieran Keane was shot dead in one of the bloodiest periods of the Limerick […]

Continue Reading

BREAKING NEWS

Limerick navigation will not reopen as expected this weekend

Limerick navigation will not reopen as expected this weekend

  THE navigation on the Shannon River between Parteen Weir and Limerick city will not reopen this weekend as previously indicated by Waterways Ireland as remedial works have been delayed, it has emerged this Thursday. Last April, the passage of water between the Parteen Weir and Limerick city was closed. In May, calls for it to […]

Continue Reading

Limerick priest charged with indecently assaulting boy

Limerick priest charged with indecently assaulting boy

A SERVING Catholic priest has been charged with allegedly indecently assaulting a young boy during the 1980s in an East Limerick parish. The 60-year-old priest, who can not be named for legal reasons, is charged with eight counts of indecent assault on dates between September 1, 1988 and August 1, 1990. Appearing before Limerick District […]

Continue Reading

Limerick city merchant P.E.D ‘Bobby’ Kennedy dies

Limerick city merchant P.E.D ‘Bobby’ Kennedy dies

  AGED 86, Mr P.E.D. ‘Bobby’ Kennedy passed away at Milford Hospice this Tuesday July 26 of 2016 with family present. A high achieving business man, hotelier and banker throughout decades, he was founding father to a multiple of successful companies known throughout the Mid West and a loving family man. Everybody living in Limerick was […]

Continue Reading

SPORT

US Sports – Special Olympics Ireland named as College Football Charity

US Sports – Special Olympics Ireland named as College Football Charity

Special Olympics Ireland has been chosen as the official charity of the Aer Lingus College Football Classic 2016 between Boston College and Georgia Tech which takes place on Saturday, September 3rd at 12.30pm in the Aviva Stadium. The announcement was made at a photo call attended by Special Olympics Ambassador Jon Bon Jovi in Aviva […]

Continue Reading

GAA – Limerick Club Hurling fixtures confirmed

GAA – Limerick Club Hurling fixtures confirmed

THE FIRST rounds of the Senior and Intermediate hurling club championships since Limerick’s exit to Clare in the All Ireland qualifiers have been confirmed. See below for all dates, times and venues. Nick Grene Sportground Mgt County Intermediate Hurling Championship   Newcastlewest v Pallasgreen 12/08   Kilmallock       7.00pm Feenagh Kilmeedy v Mungret 13/08   Croagh             7.00pm […]

Continue Reading

Rugby – Ireland unveil new Canterbury jersey

Rugby – Ireland unveil new Canterbury jersey

AS SEEN on Ireland’s tour to South Africa and officially launched this week by Robbie Henshaw, the new Irish Rugby jersey is the most innovative and technically advanced rugby jersey ever worn by an Irish rugby team. Available in traditional green, featuring impeccable detail and contemporary touches, the new jersey tasted success when Ireland scored […]

Continue Reading

LIFESTYLE

Vocal Magic for performance artists, sings, creative healers

Vocal Magic for performance artists, sings, creative healers

DANCE Limerick on John’s Square is host to an unusual workshop on Saturday July 30 when international performer Andrea Goodman shows up for class. ‘Vocal Magic’ will be a day-long intensive for singers, performance artists, theatre practitioners and “anyone with an interest in using the voice within the context of ritual and healing”. The organiser […]

Continue Reading

#gigoftheweek Broken Up, Cracking Up – John Murry is now in a magical place

#gigoftheweek Broken Up, Cracking Up – John Murry is now in a magical place

IN 2012, Tupelo, Mississippi native John Murry released his critically acclaimed debut solo album ‘The Graceless Age’. It featured in the top 10 of end of year’s lists from Mojo, Uncut and The Guardian. The album chronicled his battles with drug addiction and his ultimate survival and is rightly regarded as a modern day classic. […]

Continue Reading

Pat Lawless: master of the seas and solo circumnavigator

Pat Lawless: master of the seas and solo circumnavigator

THE Hunt Museum was site for the launch of an interesting portal that honours the extraordinary achievement of a Limerick man, the late Pat Lawless. He sailed the Atlantic solo several times over and went on to circumnavigate the globe alone. Keith Wood was the sporting lion who officiated at the Lawless family’s public delivery […]

Continue Reading

ENTERTAINMENT

Vocal Magic for performance artists, sings, creative healers

Vocal Magic for performance artists, sings, creative healers

DANCE Limerick on John’s Square is host to an unusual workshop on Saturday July 30 when international performer Andrea Goodman shows up for class. ‘Vocal Magic’ will be a day-long intensive for singers, performance artists, theatre practitioners and “anyone with an interest in using the voice within the context of ritual and healing”. The organiser […]

Continue Reading

#gigoftheweek Broken Up, Cracking Up – John Murry is now in a magical place

#gigoftheweek Broken Up, Cracking Up – John Murry is now in a magical place

IN 2012, Tupelo, Mississippi native John Murry released his critically acclaimed debut solo album ‘The Graceless Age’. It featured in the top 10 of end of year’s lists from Mojo, Uncut and The Guardian. The album chronicled his battles with drug addiction and his ultimate survival and is rightly regarded as a modern day classic. […]

Continue Reading

Pat Lawless: master of the seas and solo circumnavigator

Pat Lawless: master of the seas and solo circumnavigator

THE Hunt Museum was site for the launch of an interesting portal that honours the extraordinary achievement of a Limerick man, the late Pat Lawless. He sailed the Atlantic solo several times over and went on to circumnavigate the globe alone. Keith Wood was the sporting lion who officiated at the Lawless family’s public delivery […]

Continue Reading

PHOTOS

After Dark – At the ‘Climax Party’ for Limerick Pride

After Dark – At the ‘Climax Party’ for Limerick Pride

FOLLOWING another brilliant Pride festival in Limerick, organisers and supporters were able to unwind after all their hard work and partying at the after show party Climax. As usual the party was hosted at the official Limerick Pride Festival nightclub venue Dolan’s with the festivities taking place throughout the three rooms at this award winning […]

Continue Reading

After Dark – Summer screening of Mamma Mia

After Dark – Summer screening of Mamma Mia

OUTDOOR screenings of movies at the Milk Market have proved very popular with everything from ‘Dirty Dancing’, ‘Grease’ and ‘Footloose’ shown there in the past. Last Saturday evening there was another treat in store for movie fans with the Fresh Film Festival fundraising screening of ‘Mamma Mia’. This film version of the much loved musical, […]

Continue Reading

Socials – Permanent TSB Opening at Castletroy Limerick

Socials – Permanent TSB Opening at Castletroy Limerick

Continue Reading

Other Recent Stories

Vocal Magic for performance artists, sings, creative healers

Vocal Magic for performance artists, sings, creative healers

| July 29, 2016

DANCE Limerick on John’s Square is host to an unusual workshop on Saturday July 30 when international performer Andrea Goodman shows up for class. ‘Vocal Magic’ will be a day-long intensive for singers, performance artists, theatre practitioners and “anyone with an interest in using the voice within the context of ritual and healing”. The organiser […]

Continue Reading

Limerick man’s discharge of air rifle was a ‘naive frolic’

Limerick man’s discharge of air rifle was a ‘naive frolic’

| July 28, 2016

  A LIMERICK man who shot an air rifle out his bedroom window avoided a prison sentence when a judge accepted that the incident was not linked to a feud. Suspending a two-year prison sentence, Judge Tom O’Donnell said he was satisfied that Thomas Hanrahan should not be jailed for the mandatory five year sentence. […]

Continue Reading

Limerick navigation will not reopen as expected this weekend

Limerick navigation will not reopen as expected this weekend

| July 28, 2016

  THE navigation on the Shannon River between Parteen Weir and Limerick city will not reopen this weekend as previously indicated by Waterways Ireland as remedial works have been delayed, it has emerged this Thursday. Last April, the passage of water between the Parteen Weir and Limerick city was closed. In May, calls for it to […]

Continue Reading

Son of murdered Limerick gang boss admits to wasting Garda time

Son of murdered Limerick gang boss admits to wasting Garda time

| July 28, 2016

  THE 26-year-old son of murdered gang boss Kieran Keane has admitted making a false statement about his car being stolen when it was involved in a head on collision that left an 80-year-old pensioner in a critical condition. In 2003, Kieran Keane was shot dead in one of the bloodiest periods of the Limerick […]

Continue Reading

Limerick priest investigates Argentinian corruption claims

Limerick priest investigates Argentinian corruption claims

| July 28, 2016

A west Limerick priest has been tasked with getting to the bottom of the corruption scandal that has rocked the Argentinian political establishment to its core. Father Tom O’Donnell, from Templeglantine, is heading up the Catholic Church’s investigation into a case which involves claims that a former Argentinian government minister tried to stash US$9 million […]

Continue Reading

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close