NEWS

Making waves

Making waves

MUNSTER Sinn Fein MEP Liadh Ní Riada wants to meet Communications Minister Alex White to discuss the lack of Irish music on radio. The daughter of composer Seán Ó Riada pointed out that those involved in the Irish music industry are struggling to make ends meet due to the lack of radio airplay they get […]

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Call out in creating European Capital of Culture

Call out in creating European Capital of Culture

BLINDBOY Boatclub of The Rubberbandits was integral to the unveiling of Limerick’s identity in our bid for European Capital of Culture 2020. The subtext is clear: expect mischief in the mix, and public input is sought to pitch our documented self as European Capital 2020 successfully to an international jury of decision makers. Subverting the […]

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Taste of Africa

Taste of Africa

LIMERICK is celebrating its African communities with a free family fun day in the city this weekend. Organised by Limerick City and County Council, a series of events celebrating African culture will be held in the city all week including dance, drumming and art workshops, African cuisine, music and fashion to mark the multicultural event. […]

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BREAKING NEWS

Film studio plans advance as Council buys former Dell building

Film studio plans advance as Council buys former Dell building

by Kathy Masterson kathy@limerickpost.ie THE establishment of a major film studio in Limerick is one step closer following Limerick City and County Council’s announcement that it is to purchase the former Dell building in Plassey. The local authority revealed this morning that it is to purchase the 350,000 square foot building from businessman PJ Noonan […]

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More Heathrow flights announced

More Heathrow flights announced

Shannon Airport’s resurgence got another boost this week with the announcement by Aer Lingus that it is to increase capacity on Heathrow by 20%. The airline will restore the Airbus 320 to the service, replacing the A319, which will add 25,000 seats for the winter season alone. Welcoming the announcement, Shannon Group plc CEO Neil […]

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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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SPORT

Limerick needs focus on sports tourism

Limerick needs focus on sports tourism

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 world, behind Barbados […]

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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

Call out in creating European Capital of Culture

Call out in creating European Capital of Culture

BLINDBOY Boatclub of The Rubberbandits was integral to the unveiling of Limerick’s identity in our bid for European Capital of Culture 2020. The subtext is clear: expect mischief in the mix, and public input is sought to pitch our documented self as European Capital 2020 successfully to an international jury of decision makers. Subverting the […]

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Irish Beatbox Championships comes to Limerick

Irish Beatbox Championships comes to Limerick

LIMERICK City will see an explosion of hip-hop in the coming weeks. A new type of festival happening in June will bring together like minded individuals from all disciplines of hip-hop. ‘Bringing it Back’ will renew the vibe of old-skool hip-hop, giving it a new and modern twist. The festival is the brainchild of dance […]

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Spiegeltent spectacular this weekend in Limerick

Spiegeltent spectacular this weekend in Limerick

Limerick will again enjoy an action packed June bank holiday weekend as the Spiegeltent returns to Arthur’s Quay Park for Culture & Chips 2015. It’s a food and culture carnival with a difference, taking place in an authentic, specially transported 1920s’ Spiegeltent right in the heart of the city. by Eric FitzGerald eric@limerickpost.ie MICK Flannery, […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Call out in creating European Capital of Culture

Call out in creating European Capital of Culture

BLINDBOY Boatclub of The Rubberbandits was integral to the unveiling of Limerick’s identity in our bid for European Capital of Culture 2020. The subtext is clear: expect mischief in the mix, and public input is sought to pitch our documented self as European Capital 2020 successfully to an international jury of decision makers. Subverting the […]

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Irish Beatbox Championships comes to Limerick

Irish Beatbox Championships comes to Limerick

LIMERICK City will see an explosion of hip-hop in the coming weeks. A new type of festival happening in June will bring together like minded individuals from all disciplines of hip-hop. ‘Bringing it Back’ will renew the vibe of old-skool hip-hop, giving it a new and modern twist. The festival is the brainchild of dance […]

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Spiegeltent spectacular this weekend in Limerick

Spiegeltent spectacular this weekend in Limerick

Limerick will again enjoy an action packed June bank holiday weekend as the Spiegeltent returns to Arthur’s Quay Park for Culture & Chips 2015. It’s a food and culture carnival with a difference, taking place in an authentic, specially transported 1920s’ Spiegeltent right in the heart of the city. by Eric FitzGerald eric@limerickpost.ie MICK Flannery, […]

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PHOTOS

Southside pitches Pirates against Mermaids

Southside pitches Pirates against Mermaids

SOUTHSIDE Stage School embraces city children  – 50 for these shows – in creating theatrical and musical platforms that are fun and educational. Look ahead to two shows coming up in Our Lady Queen of Peace school hall on Tuesday June 2 at 7pm,  ‘Pirates versus Mermaids’ and then ‘Alice in Wonderland’. Tickets at the […]

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Season triple launch in City Gallery

Season triple launch in City Gallery

by Rose Rushe IT was a crowded house for Limerick City Gallery of Art on Thursday May 21 for Ramon Kassam’s ‘Gallery’ on the ground floor and Gavin Hogg’s ‘Shadow Light’ occupying upper chambers and atrium. Siobhan O’Reilly, who has care of collections here, chose Drawings 11 as the third chapter, this absorbing and varied […]

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Year long show by LCFE Photography students

Year long show by LCFE Photography students

ANOTHER occasion on the Limerick College of Further Education events calendar will take place this Thursday May 27, 7.30pm in Absolute Hotel. Photography students launch their 13th annul exhibition, put together by 1st and 2nd Year photography learners from course work done this preceding academic year. They exhibit a selection of prints, fully titled. Spain […]

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Other Recent Stories

Making waves

Making waves

| May 28, 2015

MUNSTER Sinn Fein MEP Liadh Ní Riada wants to meet Communications Minister Alex White to discuss the lack of Irish music on radio. The daughter of composer Seán Ó Riada pointed out that those involved in the Irish music industry are struggling to make ends meet due to the lack of radio airplay they get […]

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Call out in creating European Capital of Culture

Call out in creating European Capital of Culture

| May 28, 2015

BLINDBOY Boatclub of The Rubberbandits was integral to the unveiling of Limerick’s identity in our bid for European Capital of Culture 2020. The subtext is clear: expect mischief in the mix, and public input is sought to pitch our documented self as European Capital 2020 successfully to an international jury of decision makers. Subverting the […]

Continue Reading

Taste of Africa

Taste of Africa

| May 28, 2015

LIMERICK is celebrating its African communities with a free family fun day in the city this weekend. Organised by Limerick City and County Council, a series of events celebrating African culture will be held in the city all week including dance, drumming and art workshops, African cuisine, music and fashion to mark the multicultural event. […]

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Rape Crisis Midwest launches hard-hitting video

Rape Crisis Midwest launches hard-hitting video

| May 28, 2015

RAPE Crisis Midwest has launched a powerful video entitled ‘What Happens Next Matters’ to raise awareness about sexual violence and to raise funds to keep its centres open. The short video, which is being shared with a trigger warning as some people may find it upsetting, tells the story of a young woman who is […]

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More motor tax paid online

More motor tax paid online

| May 28, 2015

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie MOST Limerick motorists are now paying their motor tax online and the trend is continuing to rise. 62 per cent of vehicle owners across the city and county are now using the online service which has enabled the Limerick Motor Tax Department to keep waiting times to a minimum. Limerick City […]

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