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Limerick councillor opposed to rigorous testing on vintage vehicles

Limerick councillor opposed to rigorous testing on vintage vehicles

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie FIANNA Fail councillor Richard O’Donoghue is all revved up about vintage tractors. The Government jump-starting plans to introduce mandatory testing on all trucks and vehicles, costing €200 per vehicle, regardless of age, has the Adare-Rathkeale representative firing on all cylinders. He believes this test totally disregards the fact that vintage vehicles are […]

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Bishop welcomes new school year

Bishop welcomes new school year

BISHOP of Limerick Brendan Leahy has welcomed newcomers to primary and secondary school education this week as the doors of schools across the diocese reopened after the summer break. Bishop Leahy said it’s a precious but emotional time, marking a very important new beginning in the child’s young life. “The commencement of the new school […]

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Call for remedial action at dangerous County Limerick junction

Call for remedial action at dangerous County Limerick junction

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie FINE Gael councillor Tom Neville is calling on Limerick City and County Council to upgrade road markings and warning signs at a dangerous junction in Croom to prevent a serious accident. The junction is the main intersection where the main street and high street meet and Cllr Neville says the road […]

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BREAKING NEWS

Workplace accident fatality named as local publican

Workplace accident fatality named as local publican

THE man who died as a result of a workplace accident at a garage in outside Limerick on Wednesday night has been named locally as a 60-year-old John Ahern. Mr Ahern’s body was discovered at a garage at the rear of a public house on the Newport Road, near Annagh on the Limerick Tipperary border. The […]

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#BREAKING – Man dies following garage accident

#BREAKING – Man dies following garage accident

A MAN has died following a workplace accident at a garage in County Limerick this Wednesday night. The discovery of the man, thought to be in his late 50s or early 60s was made at a garage on the Newport Road, near Annagh in County Limerick. The alarm was raised shortly after 9:30pm and Gardai […]

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Mounting numbers at ED

Mounting numbers at ED

THERE were 43 people waiting for admission on trolleys and wards at the University Hospital Limerick on Wednesday of this week, the highest number in the country, including Dublin. 15 were waiting for a bed in wards and 28 on trolleys in the hospital’s emergency department. This is the third week running that the Limerick […]

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SPORT

Junior soccer – Shock as Wembley withdraw from Limerick junior scene

Junior soccer – Shock as Wembley withdraw from Limerick junior scene

LIMERICK junior soccer was rocked on Tuesday night by the shock news that Wembley Rovers, one of the most iconic clubs in the region, pulled out of the Premier League, leaving the club with no representation in the league. Wembley had won promotion to the top flight last season but the glow of that success […]

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Opinion – Crossing the line

Opinion – Crossing the line

IT DOESN’T matter what age you are reading this, be you in your teens, twenties or of retired age, you can all remember watching sport as a kid. Those glass-eyed days when everything was magical. When sport was just that, sport. For me it started with the 1986 World Cup; the Seoul Olympics followed, before […]

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Raheen student takes off for Olympic training

Raheen student takes off for Olympic training

by Bernie English bernie@limerickpost.ie IT’S full speed ahead for Limerick’s Olympic swimming qualifier Fiona Doyle who departed this week for the University of Calgary in Canada where she will begin a gruelling training schedule in preparation for next August’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Fiona secured her place in the Olympics last month when she […]

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LIFESTYLE

The Real Inspector Hound

The Real Inspector Hound

QUAY Players return to the stage in Quay Arts Centre, Ballina Quay this Friday September 4 with the Tom Stoppard play, ‘The Real Inspector Hound’. Following a successful three day run last week, demand is there for the “brilliantly zany one-act comedy” that is directed by Richard Hansom. We hear that “‘The Real Inspector Hound […]

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The Flag Listeners for Kasbah Social Club

The Flag Listeners for Kasbah Social Club

LIMERICK group The Flag Listeners play the Kasbah Social Club, Dolan’s on Friday September 4. The Flag Listeners are Eamonn Hehir, former frontman with well-known Limerick band, Toucandance on vocals and guitar, John Steele on electric guitar and former Toucandance members, Sean Fox on bass and Tony Brennan on drums. The hard working band have […]

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Limerick Electric Picnic acts

Limerick Electric Picnic acts

LIMERICK acts Rubberbandits, Iron Mountain and Bleeding Heart Pigeons will play Electric Picnic this weekend. The Rubberbandits will return to the Comedy Stage again this year which runs on Saturday September 5 and Sunday September 6 and opens from 1.15pm both days. Instrumental post rock/trad collective Iron Mountain play the Body & Soul stage at […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

The Real Inspector Hound

The Real Inspector Hound

QUAY Players return to the stage in Quay Arts Centre, Ballina Quay this Friday September 4 with the Tom Stoppard play, ‘The Real Inspector Hound’. Following a successful three day run last week, demand is there for the “brilliantly zany one-act comedy” that is directed by Richard Hansom. We hear that “‘The Real Inspector Hound […]

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The Flag Listeners for Kasbah Social Club

The Flag Listeners for Kasbah Social Club

LIMERICK group The Flag Listeners play the Kasbah Social Club, Dolan’s on Friday September 4. The Flag Listeners are Eamonn Hehir, former frontman with well-known Limerick band, Toucandance on vocals and guitar, John Steele on electric guitar and former Toucandance members, Sean Fox on bass and Tony Brennan on drums. The hard working band have […]

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Limerick Electric Picnic acts

Limerick Electric Picnic acts

LIMERICK acts Rubberbandits, Iron Mountain and Bleeding Heart Pigeons will play Electric Picnic this weekend. The Rubberbandits will return to the Comedy Stage again this year which runs on Saturday September 5 and Sunday September 6 and opens from 1.15pm both days. Instrumental post rock/trad collective Iron Mountain play the Body & Soul stage at […]

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PHOTOS

40 years of Mexico-Ireland diplomacy celebrated

40 years of Mexico-Ireland diplomacy celebrated

SAVOY Hotel was after-party to a cultural evening of classical music, Mexican foods, dance and music by the Kinvara based Gringo Kings as Mexico and Ireland continued in a series of commemorative events. Each has celebrated 40 years of the establishment of formal relations between Mexico and Ireland, Mexico being eternally fond of us, especially […]

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Photographs from the Front; Fr Browne’s War

Photographs from the Front; Fr Browne’s War

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Glory be to AIMS for Limerick Musical Society

Glory be to AIMS for Limerick Musical Society

LIMERICK Musical Society celebrated its four Association of Irish Music Society (AIMS) awards for ‘The Witches of Eastwick’ in South’s Bar, having had a Mayoral reception with outgoing Mayor Kevin Sheahan previously. Their March musical in the concert hall won the coveted Best Overall Show plus Best Actor (David Griffin), Best Choreography (Niamh Twomey), Best […]

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Other Recent Stories

Limerick councillor opposed to rigorous testing on vintage vehicles

Limerick councillor opposed to rigorous testing on vintage vehicles

| September 3, 2015

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie FIANNA Fail councillor Richard O’Donoghue is all revved up about vintage tractors. The Government jump-starting plans to introduce mandatory testing on all trucks and vehicles, costing €200 per vehicle, regardless of age, has the Adare-Rathkeale representative firing on all cylinders. He believes this test totally disregards the fact that vintage vehicles are […]

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Bishop welcomes new school year

Bishop welcomes new school year

| September 3, 2015

BISHOP of Limerick Brendan Leahy has welcomed newcomers to primary and secondary school education this week as the doors of schools across the diocese reopened after the summer break. Bishop Leahy said it’s a precious but emotional time, marking a very important new beginning in the child’s young life. “The commencement of the new school […]

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Call for remedial action at dangerous County Limerick junction

Call for remedial action at dangerous County Limerick junction

| September 3, 2015

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie FINE Gael councillor Tom Neville is calling on Limerick City and County Council to upgrade road markings and warning signs at a dangerous junction in Croom to prevent a serious accident. The junction is the main intersection where the main street and high street meet and Cllr Neville says the road […]

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New Garda patrol cars for Limerick

New Garda patrol cars for Limerick

| September 3, 2015

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie LIMERICK is to receive 15 new Garda vehicles during the course of the current year to boost the fight against rural crime. And according to Fine Gael TD, Patrick O’Donovan, some of themare already in action. He believes that providing resources for Gardaí and ensuring that legislation is in place to deter […]

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Thomond Community College closer to reality as new school year begins

Thomond Community College closer to reality as new school year begins

| September 3, 2015

PARENTS of the first Salesian girls to attend the soon-to-be Thomond Community College have given the new school their vote of approval a year ahead of its formal establishment. The new college is an amalgamation of the Salesian Secondary School and St Nessan’s Community College on the city’s north side, and will officially open its […]

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