NEWS

Booting up for Ballyhoura

Booting up for Ballyhoura

by Bernie Englishbernie@limerickpost.ie IRELAND’s first walking festival will celebrate its 21st anniversary when the Ballyhoura Walking Festival takes place from May 2 to 4. More than 1,000 walkers are expected at the international festival. Together, they will cover a total of 20,000km and burn 40 million calories over the May bank holiday weekend. That’s 200 […]

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Armed robbery at Limerick city bookies

Armed robbery at Limerick city bookies

Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie AN ARMED robbery at a Limerick City bookmakers on Friday evening last is under investigation after two people entered the Ladbrokes on Cecil Street and made off with a large quantity of cash. However, two people have been arrested by Gardai in the city following the theft at 6:45pm on Friday. Gardai […]

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Fraudster granny on the run after spell in Limerick

Fraudster granny on the run after spell in Limerick

Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie A FRAUDSTER granny living in County Limerick is on the run from the FBI, the PSNI and An Garda Siochana after she continued to ply her scamming trade under one of her 40 different aliases. Julia Holmes has been reported as living in the Askeaton area in recent times and Gardai say […]

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BREAKING NEWS

Armed robbery at Limerick city bookies

Armed robbery at Limerick city bookies

Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie AN ARMED robbery at a Limerick City bookmakers on Friday evening last is under investigation after two people entered the Ladbrokes on Cecil Street and made off with a large quantity of cash. However, two people have been arrested by Gardai in the city following the theft at 6:45pm on Friday. Gardai […]

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Fraudster granny on the run after spell in Limerick

Fraudster granny on the run after spell in Limerick

Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie A FRAUDSTER granny living in County Limerick is on the run from the FBI, the PSNI and An Garda Siochana after she continued to ply her scamming trade under one of her 40 different aliases. Julia Holmes has been reported as living in the Askeaton area in recent times and Gardai say […]

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Digital jobs on the way for Limerick

Digital jobs on the way for Limerick

NEW JOBS are on the way for Limerick, according to an announcement from Minister  Richard Bruton TD. Payback Loyalty, the digital consumer engagement technology, plans to double its workforce with the creation of 28 new jobs in Limerick’s National Technology Park. The new positions are part of a €2.5 million expansion programme by the company […]

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SPORT

Soccer – SSE Airtricity launch new Fantasy League App

Soccer – SSE Airtricity launch new Fantasy League App

SSE Airtricity is delighted to announce the launch of its brand new Fantasy 5 App, dedicated solely to the SSE Airtricity League. The new Fantasy 5 app is a unique concept in Ireland which allows football fans across the country to engage with the SSE Airtricity League on a whole new level. Fans will be […]

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GAA – Date and Times set for club championships

GAA – Date and Times set for club championships

THE CHAMPIONSHIP is coming. . . Limerick GAA have today released the dates and times for the upcoming club hurling and football championships. The first two weekends in May will be busy ones for all as the hurling (Senior/Premier Intermediate) throw in on the long weekend, with the football championships (Senior/Intermediate) throwing in the following […]

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Betting – Hurling ties set to produce thrillers

Betting – Hurling ties set to produce thrillers

THIS COLUMNIST probably wasn’t the only one who raised a wry smile at the headline “Seamus Callanan accepts his suspension” when it appeared in the National media a week ago, since it appeared after the Tipperary full forward had appealed the decision and lost that particular battle. No doubt the headline writers in question are […]

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LIFESTYLE

DruidShakespeare’s three wise kings

DruidShakespeare’s three wise kings

by Rose Rushe PLAYWRIGHT Mark O’Rowe is a scorch-hot ticket in Irish theatre. His most recent play ‘Our Few and Evil Days’ at the Peacock secured the Irish Times Theatre best actress for Sinead Cusack and was nominated for at least four other gongs, including best actor for Ciarán Hinds, best production and best play. […]

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Limerick art corps leads in Biennale

Limerick art corps leads in Biennale

by Rose Rushe A LIMERICK educated and based (largely) artist, Sean Lynch, is selected to represent Ireland at the 56th International Art Exhibition, the Venice Art Biennale 2015.  His work ‘Adventure: Capital’ is described as his most ambitious project to date, combining sculptural, video and archival elements. The Commissioner for the Irish Pavilion in 2015 is […]

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The dark side of Oliver!

The dark side of Oliver!

by Rose Rushe STAGING two full productions this year, Cecilian Musical Society will open with Oliver! at Lime Tree Theatre on Wednesday April 29, running to May bank holiday Saturday 2. Work began in late 2014 on this project.  Rolling foward some months, an estimated 130 children showed up for auditions past as orphans, urchins […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

DruidShakespeare’s three wise kings

DruidShakespeare’s three wise kings

by Rose Rushe PLAYWRIGHT Mark O’Rowe is a scorch-hot ticket in Irish theatre. His most recent play ‘Our Few and Evil Days’ at the Peacock secured the Irish Times Theatre best actress for Sinead Cusack and was nominated for at least four other gongs, including best actor for Ciarán Hinds, best production and best play. […]

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Limerick art corps leads in Biennale

Limerick art corps leads in Biennale

by Rose Rushe A LIMERICK educated and based (largely) artist, Sean Lynch, is selected to represent Ireland at the 56th International Art Exhibition, the Venice Art Biennale 2015.  His work ‘Adventure: Capital’ is described as his most ambitious project to date, combining sculptural, video and archival elements. The Commissioner for the Irish Pavilion in 2015 is […]

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The dark side of Oliver!

The dark side of Oliver!

by Rose Rushe STAGING two full productions this year, Cecilian Musical Society will open with Oliver! at Lime Tree Theatre on Wednesday April 29, running to May bank holiday Saturday 2. Work began in late 2014 on this project.  Rolling foward some months, an estimated 130 children showed up for auditions past as orphans, urchins […]

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PHOTOS

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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Witches of Eastwick flying high

Witches of Eastwick flying high

by Rose Rushe AWARD winning Limerick Musical Society will open its 2015 production ‘The Witches of Eastwick’ at the concert hall on Thursday March 26 for three nights, 8pm. Directed by Des Henn, this is the first Witches to be staged in the city.  A cast of at least 50 are supported by a professional […]

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Other Recent Stories

DruidShakespeare’s three wise kings

DruidShakespeare’s three wise kings

| April 18, 2015

by Rose Rushe PLAYWRIGHT Mark O’Rowe is a scorch-hot ticket in Irish theatre. His most recent play ‘Our Few and Evil Days’ at the Peacock secured the Irish Times Theatre best actress for Sinead Cusack and was nominated for at least four other gongs, including best actor for Ciarán Hinds, best production and best play. […]

Continue Reading

Booting up for Ballyhoura

Booting up for Ballyhoura

| April 18, 2015

by Bernie Englishbernie@limerickpost.ie IRELAND’s first walking festival will celebrate its 21st anniversary when the Ballyhoura Walking Festival takes place from May 2 to 4. More than 1,000 walkers are expected at the international festival. Together, they will cover a total of 20,000km and burn 40 million calories over the May bank holiday weekend. That’s 200 […]

Continue Reading

Armed robbery at Limerick city bookies

Armed robbery at Limerick city bookies

| April 18, 2015

Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie AN ARMED robbery at a Limerick City bookmakers on Friday evening last is under investigation after two people entered the Ladbrokes on Cecil Street and made off with a large quantity of cash. However, two people have been arrested by Gardai in the city following the theft at 6:45pm on Friday. Gardai […]

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Fraudster granny on the run after spell in Limerick

Fraudster granny on the run after spell in Limerick

| April 18, 2015

Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie A FRAUDSTER granny living in County Limerick is on the run from the FBI, the PSNI and An Garda Siochana after she continued to ply her scamming trade under one of her 40 different aliases. Julia Holmes has been reported as living in the Askeaton area in recent times and Gardai say […]

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Limerick art corps leads in Biennale

Limerick art corps leads in Biennale

| April 18, 2015

by Rose Rushe A LIMERICK educated and based (largely) artist, Sean Lynch, is selected to represent Ireland at the 56th International Art Exhibition, the Venice Art Biennale 2015.  His work ‘Adventure: Capital’ is described as his most ambitious project to date, combining sculptural, video and archival elements. The Commissioner for the Irish Pavilion in 2015 is […]

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