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White House campaign could help solve Limerick’s homeless crisis

White House campaign could help solve Limerick’s homeless crisis

A WHITE House-backed campaign to end homelessness in the United States could be adapted to deal with the issue in Limerick. The ‘100,000 Homes’ campaign is a community-led movement that has led to permanent housing for over 105,000 homeless Americans in under four years. The campaign, a winner of the 2013 World Habitat Award, is now being […]

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Walter Mitty style fraudster faces arrest in Spain

Walter Mitty style fraudster faces arrest in Spain

by Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie A FORMER nursing home assistant, who was sentenced to eight months in prison for deceiving a resident of her life savings, has stopped making repayments to the pensioner he “effectively wiped out”. A warrant for the arrest of Michael Harrington (29) of Cronan Lawn, Shannon was issued at Limerick Circuit Court […]

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Amputee’s jail term postponed to allow him get spare leg

Amputee’s jail term postponed to allow him get spare leg

by Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie A CONVICTED amputee is to give himself up to the the Governor of Limerick Prison this Halloween after a sentencing judge postponed jailing him to allow him get a spare prosthetic leg ahead of serving a two year prison sentence for stabbing his friend at the house party on New Years […]

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BREAKING NEWS

Walter Mitty style fraudster faces arrest in Spain

Walter Mitty style fraudster faces arrest in Spain

by Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie A FORMER nursing home assistant, who was sentenced to eight months in prison for deceiving a resident of her life savings, has stopped making repayments to the pensioner he “effectively wiped out”. A warrant for the arrest of Michael Harrington (29) of Cronan Lawn, Shannon was issued at Limerick Circuit Court […]

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Rail line closed following discovery of body

Rail line closed following discovery of body

Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie RAIL commuters traveling in and out of Dublin’s Heuston Station will experience delays and disruptions to services on the main rail line following the tragic discovery of a body on the track between Newbridge and Sallins late on Wednesday night. Irish Rail are advising commuters of the major disruption expected to rail […]

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Farmers highlight beef price issue in protests

Farmers highlight beef price issue in protests

LIMERICK farmers are set to continuing their protest outside Rathekeale’s meat factory where up to 170 farmers turned up recently to highlight their issue with beef pricing in supplying the UK meat market. The farmers say that they are being paid up to €1 per kilo less than their UK counterparts and although they are almost […]

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SPORT

Top half finish for Limerick FC

Top half finish for Limerick FC

LIMERICK FC finished the 2014 SEE Airtricity League Premier Division in the top half of the table in sixth place, one higher than last season’s final position. The Super Blues even went into last Friday’s final round of games with a chance of finishing fifth, but a 1-0 defeat away to Shamrock Rovers prevented them […]

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Limerick FC set for 2015 Markets Field return as Sligo beaten in Thomond farewell

Limerick FC set for 2015 Markets Field return as Sligo beaten in Thomond farewell

Limerick FC 1-0 Sligo Rovers AFTER a two-year stint of playing home games at Thomond Park, Limerick FC signed off from the Munster Rugby venue with a 1-0 win over Sligo Rovers on the night that chairman Pat O’Sullivan confirmed that the club would return to the Markets Field for the beginning of the 2015 […]

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Competition: Win a pair of tickets to Munster v Scarlets in Thomond Park!

Competition: Win a pair of tickets to Munster v Scarlets in Thomond Park!

Our friends at Specsavers and WHPR have given us a pair of tickets to giveaway to this Friday night’s Munster v Scarlets Guinness PRO12 game at Thomond Park. Kick off is Friday @ 7.35pm in Thomond Park and the tickets are courtesy of Specsavers, sponsors of the match officials. Simply answer the following question: Who captained Munster to their first Heineken Cup win? […]

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LIFESTYLE

The Simon and Garfunkel Story

The Simon and Garfunkel Story

By Rose Rushe “HELLO, darkness, my old friend”… 50 years after its release, the music of those who gave soul and sound to silence will come to the concert hall on Wednesday 5. ‘The Simon and Garfunkel Story’ is more than a tribute show to the 1957-1970 partnership between schoolboy friends, Paul Simon and Art […]

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Party Time with Alvin Purple

Party Time with Alvin Purple

GLAM ROCK troubadours The Alvin Purple Experience are back on the road after a long break up. Alvin ‘LoveGod’ Purple is back in all his noizy glamour to get your party started with your favourite 1970s’ hits from T-Rex, Bowie, ABBA, Slade and Sweet. The Alvin Purple Experience Christmas Show has all the classic Glam […]

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Tales of Limerick man’s self sacrifice in The Unlucky Cabin Boy

Tales of Limerick man’s self sacrifice in The Unlucky Cabin Boy

‘THE Unlucky Cabin Boy’, which plays in the Lime Tree Theatre from November 5 to 8 at 8pm nightly, tells the poignant true story of Limerick man Patrick O’Brien’s self-sacrifice following an 1835 shipwreck. Another Limerick man, Paul Meade of Gúna Nua, directs Writer Mike Finn tells audience members to expect a “moving” historical story, […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

The Simon and Garfunkel Story

The Simon and Garfunkel Story

By Rose Rushe “HELLO, darkness, my old friend”… 50 years after its release, the music of those who gave soul and sound to silence will come to the concert hall on Wednesday 5. ‘The Simon and Garfunkel Story’ is more than a tribute show to the 1957-1970 partnership between schoolboy friends, Paul Simon and Art […]

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Party Time with Alvin Purple

Party Time with Alvin Purple

GLAM ROCK troubadours The Alvin Purple Experience are back on the road after a long break up. Alvin ‘LoveGod’ Purple is back in all his noizy glamour to get your party started with your favourite 1970s’ hits from T-Rex, Bowie, ABBA, Slade and Sweet. The Alvin Purple Experience Christmas Show has all the classic Glam […]

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As weather cools, City of Culture heats up

As weather cools, City of Culture heats up

By Oran Treacy NOVEMBER and December promise to excite and successfully draw to a close an already successful 10 months for National City of Culture 2014. The city has watched a Grandmother of gigantic proportions roaming the streets, entertainment from international class productions such as Fuerza Brute as well as our own ‘Carmen’ ballet with […]

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PHOTOS

Premier night party for film festival

Premier night party for film festival

    Related posts: Richard Harris International Film Festival launch Richard Harris Film Fest 2014… Hollywood happenings for Harris film festival by Rose Rushe THE band played on the packed opening… International light to Richard Harris Film Festival 2014 HOW does a tiny core of film makers make an… Film and festival collaborator for script […]

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College Players and The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

College Players and The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

Related posts: The tenor revived by College Players     SEVENTEEN years after it was first staged in… Song for Syria   BARESPACE Theatre Company first presented the Broadway Baby hit… From Christmas Eve to eternity – The College Players PROBABLY Limerick’s oldest drama company,  The College Players stumble back… Cabaret des Frites by Rose […]

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Richard Harris International Film Festival launch

Richard Harris International Film Festival launch

Richard Harris Film Fest 2014 Related posts: International light to Richard Harris Film Festival 2014 HOW does a tiny core of film makers make an… Bigger and better – Richard Harris International Film Festival 2014 THAT Limerick is a constant hub of script writing and… Shorts Showcase at Richard Harris International Film Festival   IT […]

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Other Recent Stories

White House campaign could help solve Limerick’s homeless crisis

White House campaign could help solve Limerick’s homeless crisis

| October 31, 2014

A WHITE House-backed campaign to end homelessness in the United States could be adapted to deal with the issue in Limerick. The ‘100,000 Homes’ campaign is a community-led movement that has led to permanent housing for over 105,000 homeless Americans in under four years. The campaign, a winner of the 2013 World Habitat Award, is now being […]

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Walter Mitty style fraudster faces arrest in Spain

Walter Mitty style fraudster faces arrest in Spain

| October 30, 2014

by Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie A FORMER nursing home assistant, who was sentenced to eight months in prison for deceiving a resident of her life savings, has stopped making repayments to the pensioner he “effectively wiped out”. A warrant for the arrest of Michael Harrington (29) of Cronan Lawn, Shannon was issued at Limerick Circuit Court […]

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Amputee’s jail term postponed to allow him get spare leg

Amputee’s jail term postponed to allow him get spare leg

| October 30, 2014

by Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie A CONVICTED amputee is to give himself up to the the Governor of Limerick Prison this Halloween after a sentencing judge postponed jailing him to allow him get a spare prosthetic leg ahead of serving a two year prison sentence for stabbing his friend at the house party on New Years […]

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Unemployed in Limerick are ‘harassed’ by Government’s dole cut threat

Unemployed in Limerick are ‘harassed’ by Government’s dole cut threat

| October 30, 2014

A LIMERICK councillor has criticised the Government campaign to cut dole for unemployed people who fail to engage with training schemes. 9,162 have had their social welfare payment cut or suspended since the restriction was introduced in 2011. Almost half of these cases occurred in the past year, with around 4,000 payments being cut from […]

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Limerick families are ‘crying out for houses’

Limerick families are ‘crying out for houses’

| October 30, 2014

LIMERICK city and county Council has been asked to supply councillors in the Metropolitan area with a list of vacant or boarded up houses, and their estimated time of completion. According to City East comhairleoir Séighin Ó Ceallaigh, local people in are crying out for houses, with many families going homeless in the city. The […]

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