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Winning recipe

Winning recipe

SIXTEEN-year-old County Limerick girl Laura Stack was joint third in the 2015 Munster Apprentice Chef final in Tralee. A Transition Year student at Hazelwood College, Dromcollogher, Laura’s dish was breast of duck with pommes anna, crispy vegetable wontons and sweet potato purée served with a honey and clove sauce. Laura, from Springfield, Dromcollogher, said, “I’m delighted […]

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Litter fines

Litter fines

ALMOST 800 litter fines were issued by Limerick City and County Council last year taking in a revenue of €36,575. Under the Litter Pollution Acts 1997-2009 an on-the-spot fine of €150 can be issued for any breaches of these Acts, or a fine of €4,000 may be imposed if legal proceedings are initiated. Of the 794 […]

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Mums and babies reunited

Mums and babies reunited

by Bernie English bernie@limerickpost.ie TWO sick babies who were separated from their mothers and brought to Cork because there was no room for them at the University Maternity Hospital’s neo-natal unit have been reunited. The two infants were taken to Cork as all 19 cots in the unit were occupied and they were in need […]

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BREAKING NEWS

Mums and babies reunited

Mums and babies reunited

by Bernie English bernie@limerickpost.ie TWO sick babies who were separated from their mothers and brought to Cork because there was no room for them at the University Maternity Hospital’s neo-natal unit have been reunited. The two infants were taken to Cork as all 19 cots in the unit were occupied and they were in need […]

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Limerick needs focus on sports tourism

Limerick needs focus on sports tourism

by Bernie English bernie@limerickpost.ie Ireland is underachieving in its sport tourism potential despite having the capacity to be a major global player, the Shannon Group European Sport Tourism Summit in Limerick has been told. According to one of the world’s leading experts on sport market intelligence, Mike Laflin of Sportcal, Ireland ranks just 60th in the […]

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Limerick’s housing crisis

Limerick’s housing crisis

by Bernie English bernie@limericpost.ie LIMERICK city and county is in the midst of a social housing crisis with just 180 house allocated this year so far, while there are 4,681 approved families and individuals waiting on the housing list. Taking a modest average cost of €190,00 per housing unit, that’s a massive €889 million plus would […]

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SPORT

Limerick needs focus on sports tourism

Limerick needs focus on sports tourism

by Bernie English bernie@limerickpost.ie Ireland is underachieving in its sport tourism potential despite having the capacity to be a major global player, the Shannon Group European Sport Tourism Summit in Limerick has been told. According to one of the world’s leading experts on sport market intelligence, Mike Laflin of Sportcal, Ireland ranks just 60th in the […]

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Limerick beaten in drab Munster derby

Limerick beaten in drab Munster derby

Limerick FC 0-1 Cork City KARL Sheppard’s header midway through the first half was enough to give Cork City all three points against Limerick FC in a drab Munster derby at Jackman Park on Saturday evening. The win pushed Cork to within four points of leaders Dundalk, but Limerick’s day was made all the worse after […]

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Handball – Limerick Handballer claims prestigious Team Ireland place.

Handball – Limerick Handballer claims prestigious Team Ireland place.

The curtain came down on the 40×20 handball season at the weekend with a massive weekend of Juniors action in the 2015 Irish Junior 40×20 Nationals. Six Limerick handballers went into the weekend with high hopes of a big showing and certainly did the county proud in what must rank as one of the most […]

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LIFESTYLE

Hitchers reunite for gruelling tour

Hitchers reunite for gruelling tour

AGEING punk rockers and the late John Peel’s favourite Limerick band, The Hitchers are to briefly reunite and undertake a Summer Tour. In what drummer Niall Quinn describes as a, “gruelling gigging schedule that takes them all the way to Galway, then Ennis, then Limerick, then home to bed”, The Hitchers revisit a couple of […]

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Rigour to Opera Theatre’s Rigoletto

Rigour to Opera Theatre’s Rigoletto

by Rose Rushe WARNING beyond PG tips. Opera Theatre Company’s ‘Rigoletto’ comes with a neon sign flash: ‘contains strong sexual content’ and ‘a considerable amount of simulated sex’. So in interview with conductor Fergus Sheil, also OTC’s artistic director, the exploration has to be, what else does this racy ‘Rigoletto’ have going for it? He […]

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Our Field of Dreams

Our Field of Dreams

by Rose Rushe MORE excitement from Irish Times Theatre Award nominee Marie Boylan, whose company Wildebeest is behind a performance project shaping up on the Isle. She is working with director Joan Sheehy, playwright Mike Finn and general factotum Monica Spencer to plant a theatrical ‘Field of Dreams’ with stories true and tall from King’s Island […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Hitchers reunite for gruelling tour

Hitchers reunite for gruelling tour

AGEING punk rockers and the late John Peel’s favourite Limerick band, The Hitchers are to briefly reunite and undertake a Summer Tour. In what drummer Niall Quinn describes as a, “gruelling gigging schedule that takes them all the way to Galway, then Ennis, then Limerick, then home to bed”, The Hitchers revisit a couple of […]

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Rigour to Opera Theatre’s Rigoletto

Rigour to Opera Theatre’s Rigoletto

by Rose Rushe WARNING beyond PG tips. Opera Theatre Company’s ‘Rigoletto’ comes with a neon sign flash: ‘contains strong sexual content’ and ‘a considerable amount of simulated sex’. So in interview with conductor Fergus Sheil, also OTC’s artistic director, the exploration has to be, what else does this racy ‘Rigoletto’ have going for it? He […]

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Our Field of Dreams

Our Field of Dreams

by Rose Rushe MORE excitement from Irish Times Theatre Award nominee Marie Boylan, whose company Wildebeest is behind a performance project shaping up on the Isle. She is working with director Joan Sheehy, playwright Mike Finn and general factotum Monica Spencer to plant a theatrical ‘Field of Dreams’ with stories true and tall from King’s Island […]

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PHOTOS

Opening night for Music on the Water

Opening night for Music on the Water

By Rose Rushe Corbally artist Maurice Quillinan’s new show, Music on the Water, launched in Dooradoyle’s County Hall the night of May 18, with Mayor Kevin Sheahan doing the honours. In fact the exhibition is in two parts, with a parallel running simultaneously at City Hall in Merchant’s Quay. According to the artist, ‘Music on the […]

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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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Other Recent Stories

Winning recipe

Winning recipe

| May 23, 2015

SIXTEEN-year-old County Limerick girl Laura Stack was joint third in the 2015 Munster Apprentice Chef final in Tralee. A Transition Year student at Hazelwood College, Dromcollogher, Laura’s dish was breast of duck with pommes anna, crispy vegetable wontons and sweet potato purée served with a honey and clove sauce. Laura, from Springfield, Dromcollogher, said, “I’m delighted […]

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Litter fines

Litter fines

| May 23, 2015

ALMOST 800 litter fines were issued by Limerick City and County Council last year taking in a revenue of €36,575. Under the Litter Pollution Acts 1997-2009 an on-the-spot fine of €150 can be issued for any breaches of these Acts, or a fine of €4,000 may be imposed if legal proceedings are initiated. Of the 794 […]

Continue Reading

Hitchers reunite for gruelling tour

Hitchers reunite for gruelling tour

| May 22, 2015

AGEING punk rockers and the late John Peel’s favourite Limerick band, The Hitchers are to briefly reunite and undertake a Summer Tour. In what drummer Niall Quinn describes as a, “gruelling gigging schedule that takes them all the way to Galway, then Ennis, then Limerick, then home to bed”, The Hitchers revisit a couple of […]

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Rigour to Opera Theatre’s Rigoletto

Rigour to Opera Theatre’s Rigoletto

| May 22, 2015

by Rose Rushe WARNING beyond PG tips. Opera Theatre Company’s ‘Rigoletto’ comes with a neon sign flash: ‘contains strong sexual content’ and ‘a considerable amount of simulated sex’. So in interview with conductor Fergus Sheil, also OTC’s artistic director, the exploration has to be, what else does this racy ‘Rigoletto’ have going for it? He […]

Continue Reading

Mums and babies reunited

Mums and babies reunited

| May 22, 2015

by Bernie English bernie@limerickpost.ie TWO sick babies who were separated from their mothers and brought to Cork because there was no room for them at the University Maternity Hospital’s neo-natal unit have been reunited. The two infants were taken to Cork as all 19 cots in the unit were occupied and they were in need […]

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