NEWS

Quinlivan slams “vindictive” lone parent cuts

Quinlivan slams “vindictive” lone parent cuts

CITY North councillor Maurice Quinlivan has described cuts to the Lone Parent Family allowance, which take effect next week, as “vindictive and unfair”, noting that it would affect women and children significantly and the disadvantaged most of all. “Thursday June 25 was the last day that lone parents with the youngest child aged seven received […]

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Mary I student to research mental health promotion in schools

Mary I student to research mental health promotion in schools

A MARY Immaculate College PhD research student has won a Government of Ireland Postgraduate scholarship, which will enable her to research how mental health programmes can combat suicide among adolescents. Maryanne Lowney from Ennis Road will focus on how mental health programmes can be created and sustained to combat adolescent alienation, self-harm, attempted suicide and […]

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River search stood down

River search stood down

 A SEARCH for a person reportedly seen entering the water at Sarsfield Bridge was stood down in the early hours of the morning, with rescue personnel describing it as “a good intent” call rather than a hoax call. Limerick Marine Search and Rescue, Limerick City Fire and Rescue and the Shannon-based rescue helicopter began conducting […]

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BREAKING NEWS

Woman arrested over Limerick attempted murder

Woman arrested over Limerick attempted murder

Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie GARDAI in Limerick investigating the attempted murder of convicted drug dealer Christy Keane have arrested a woman in her 20s this Thursday evening. The woman, who was brought into custody at 8:30pm, is currently detained for questioning at Roxboro Garda Station under section 30 of the Criminal Justice act. Last Monday morning, […]

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Stray horses raise injury concerns in Limerick’s Carew Park

Stray horses raise injury concerns in Limerick’s Carew Park

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie PEOPLE in Carew Park fear it is only a matter of time before someone is injured by a stray horse or by sulkies racing up and down the roads of the Limerick city housing estate. A local parent told the Limerick Post this week that elderly people are terrified to leave […]

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Suspect further detained as 80 gardai investigate shooting

Suspect further detained as 80 gardai investigate shooting

Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie A 37-YEAR-old man arrested in connection with the shooting of a convicted drug dealer in Limerick earlier this week can be detained until this Saturday a court has ordered after a Judge was told that 80 gardai are involved in the investigation. A special sitting of Limerick District Court heard details of […]

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SPORT

GAA – Limerick name side to face Westmeath

GAA – Limerick name side to face Westmeath

THE LIMERICK senior hurling management team have released their starting fifteen for the senior hurling qualifying game against Westmeath on Sunday at 2pm in Mullingar. Nickie Quaid returns in goal, while Wayne Mc Namara also returns to the half backline alongside Paudie O’Brien and Gavin O’Mahony. Paul Browne will partner James Ryan in midfield, while […]

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Basketball – Irish Wheelchair Basketball squad set for European Championships

Basketball – Irish Wheelchair Basketball squad set for European Championships

IRELAND’S Senior Wheelchair Basketball team departs for the European Championships – C Division in Lisbon, Portugal on Sunday Jul 5. Together with Portugal, Greece, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia and Finland, Ireland will compete for one of two automatic qualification slots to the B European Championships in 2016. Ireland has not competed at this level since […]

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GAA – Limerick minors secure third Munster final appearance in a row

GAA – Limerick minors secure third Munster final appearance in a row

THE HUNT for Limerick minor’s third Munster hurling title in a row is well and truly still on, following a 1-14 to 0-14 point win over Cork last night at the Gaelic Grounds. Limerick will now face Tipperary on July 12 in Thurles, in what will be the curtain raiser to the Senior hurling final […]

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LIFESTYLE

Traditional tales drive Bualadh Bos

Traditional tales drive Bualadh Bos

A FULL summer camp for “all age groups guaranteeing great fun, creativity and confidence building” is promised by the team behind Bualadh Bos. A series of five-day week camps will operate out of Mary Immaculate College’s handsome campus on a Monday to Friday basis, with the age groups catered for, 1st class primary school to […]

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Saving the House of Delmege

Saving the House of Delmege

‘SAVING The House of Delmege’ sounds like a blast almighty. This is “a melodramatic comedy in two acts” devised by a new community group working out of the area of Moyross. The Hunt Museum will be performance venue on Friday July 10 at 7pm, Saturday July 11 at 3pm. Monica Spencer, herself an actor, writer […]

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On the Nail for July

On the Nail for July

MORE from the powerhouse that is Limerick Writers’ Centre, again off site at a welcoming venue, The Loft overhead The Locke Bar & Restaurant on George’s Quay. On the Nail’s next gathering of literary folk is on Tuesday July 7 at 8pm and is free to all comers. According to organiser Dominic Taylor, the guests […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Traditional tales drive Bualadh Bos

Traditional tales drive Bualadh Bos

A FULL summer camp for “all age groups guaranteeing great fun, creativity and confidence building” is promised by the team behind Bualadh Bos. A series of five-day week camps will operate out of Mary Immaculate College’s handsome campus on a Monday to Friday basis, with the age groups catered for, 1st class primary school to […]

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Saving the House of Delmege

Saving the House of Delmege

‘SAVING The House of Delmege’ sounds like a blast almighty. This is “a melodramatic comedy in two acts” devised by a new community group working out of the area of Moyross. The Hunt Museum will be performance venue on Friday July 10 at 7pm, Saturday July 11 at 3pm. Monica Spencer, herself an actor, writer […]

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On the Nail for July

On the Nail for July

MORE from the powerhouse that is Limerick Writers’ Centre, again off site at a welcoming venue, The Loft overhead The Locke Bar & Restaurant on George’s Quay. On the Nail’s next gathering of literary folk is on Tuesday July 7 at 8pm and is free to all comers. According to organiser Dominic Taylor, the guests […]

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PHOTOS

#Pictures – Action from Limerick versus Tipperary

#Pictures – Action from Limerick versus Tipperary

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Photos of the Limerick Novena

Photos of the Limerick Novena

Scenes at Mount Saint Alphonsus Redemptorist Church, Limerick as The Annual Novena started in honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

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Witches of Eastwick sweep AIMS Awards

Witches of Eastwick sweep AIMS Awards

ASSOCIATION of Irish Musical Societies (AIMS) had its annual awards ceremony on Saturday 13 at the Gleneagles/ INEC with 1300 members attending, each supportive of its own troupe’s ambition. Limerick Musical Society in the Sullivan section was principal winner, scooping four awards for ‘The Witches of Eastwick’. The individual trophies were for Best Choreographer, Niamh Twomey; […]

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Other Recent Stories

Traditional tales drive Bualadh Bos

Traditional tales drive Bualadh Bos

| July 4, 2015

A FULL summer camp for “all age groups guaranteeing great fun, creativity and confidence building” is promised by the team behind Bualadh Bos. A series of five-day week camps will operate out of Mary Immaculate College’s handsome campus on a Monday to Friday basis, with the age groups catered for, 1st class primary school to […]

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Saving the House of Delmege

Saving the House of Delmege

| July 3, 2015

‘SAVING The House of Delmege’ sounds like a blast almighty. This is “a melodramatic comedy in two acts” devised by a new community group working out of the area of Moyross. The Hunt Museum will be performance venue on Friday July 10 at 7pm, Saturday July 11 at 3pm. Monica Spencer, herself an actor, writer […]

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GAA – Limerick name side to face Westmeath

GAA – Limerick name side to face Westmeath

| July 3, 2015

THE LIMERICK senior hurling management team have released their starting fifteen for the senior hurling qualifying game against Westmeath on Sunday at 2pm in Mullingar. Nickie Quaid returns in goal, while Wayne Mc Namara also returns to the half backline alongside Paudie O’Brien and Gavin O’Mahony. Paul Browne will partner James Ryan in midfield, while […]

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Basketball – Irish Wheelchair Basketball squad set for European Championships

Basketball – Irish Wheelchair Basketball squad set for European Championships

| July 3, 2015

IRELAND’S Senior Wheelchair Basketball team departs for the European Championships – C Division in Lisbon, Portugal on Sunday Jul 5. Together with Portugal, Greece, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia and Finland, Ireland will compete for one of two automatic qualification slots to the B European Championships in 2016. Ireland has not competed at this level since […]

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Quinlivan slams “vindictive” lone parent cuts

Quinlivan slams “vindictive” lone parent cuts

| July 3, 2015

CITY North councillor Maurice Quinlivan has described cuts to the Lone Parent Family allowance, which take effect next week, as “vindictive and unfair”, noting that it would affect women and children significantly and the disadvantaged most of all. “Thursday June 25 was the last day that lone parents with the youngest child aged seven received […]

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