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RIP The late Sean Cox, Limerick property developer

RIP The late Sean Cox, Limerick property developer

IN the early hours of Tuesday May 3, one of Limerick’s foremost property developers, Mr Sean Cox (76), passed away at his home in Castletroy after a short illness. A widower for the last four years following the death of his wife Ailish (née Magner), Mr Cox leaves behind three daughters, Helen, Aoife and Elizabeth […]

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New CEO for Shannon Group

New CEO for Shannon Group

The Board of the Shannon Group plc has today announced the appointment of Matthew Thomas as the company’s new Chief Executive. With 20 years’ experience in the industry, Matthew (43) joins the Shannon Group from the Vantage Airport Group, where he is currently Chief Commercial Officer.  Vantage is a leading global operator, developer and investor […]

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Hard line for attacks on emergency services

Hard line for attacks on emergency services

Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins says tougher laws are needed to help protect frontline emergency service workers. The Limerick TD says the Government should introduce specific legislation to make it an offence to assault a member of the gardaí, a fire fighter, a paramedic or nurse. Deputy Collins made the comments after Limerick firefighters were […]

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BREAKING NEWS

#WATCH Limerick firefighters attacked with rocks and weapons

#WATCH Limerick firefighters attacked with rocks and weapons

A “VICIOUS and nasty” attack on Limerick firefighters over the Bank Holiday weekend is under investigation by Gardai after a gang of youths used weapons like shovels, a pool cue and even large rocks at a bonfire on Sunday night to attack a fire crew. Members of the Limerick City Fire and Rescue Service were […]

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Limerick gangland killer found unresponsive in prison cell

Limerick gangland killer found unresponsive in prison cell

DOUBLE gangland killer, Gary Campion, who is serving two life sentences, has been found unresponsive in his cell this Thursday morning by prison officers at Mountjoy, in what is believed to be a drug overdose. Campion (32), who was previously found with 73 bags of heroin in his cell at Limerick Prison almost nine years […]

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Leamy’s withdrawn from sale

Leamy’s withdrawn from sale

THE SCHOOL made famous in Frank McCourt’s, ‘Angela’s Ashes’ and now home to the Frank McCourt Museum, which was due to be auctioned, has been taken off the market. Leamy House on Upper Hartstonge Street in Limerick City centre was to be sold this week by Allsop’s, the auctioneers who deal with distressed properties. The […]

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SPORT

Soccer: Limerick strike seven as O’Flynn hits hat-trick

Soccer: Limerick strike seven as O’Flynn hits hat-trick

Limerick FC 7-2 Waterford United ON THE weekend of Riverfest, with Limerick city a hive of activity, there was no shortage of entertainment at Markets Field on Saturday evening as Limerick FC hit Waterford United for seven to extend their lead in the First Division to 12 points after just nine games. John O’Flynn hit […]

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Soccer: Seventh win on the bounce puts Limerick FC 10 points clear

Soccer: Seventh win on the bounce puts Limerick FC 10 points clear

Limerick FC 3-0 Cabinteely LIMERICK FC reached the quarterway mark of the 2016 SSE Airtricity League First Division with their 100 per cent record still intact and a seismic 10-point lead at the top of the table following this routine win over Cabinteely, the first ever meeting of the two clubs. After the visitors managed […]

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Soccer: Five-star Limerick go seven points clear at the top of the table

Soccer: Five-star Limerick go seven points clear at the top of the table

Limerick FC 5-1 Shelbourne IT’S NOW five wins from five league games for Limerick FC in the 2016 SSE Airtricity League First Division after a 5-1 home triumph over Shelbourne, with five different players scoring for the Super Blues, put them seven points clear at the top of the table and saw them bring their season […]

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LIFESTYLE

Riverfest FIREWORKS kick off at approx. 10pm tonight!

Riverfest FIREWORKS kick off at approx. 10pm tonight!

Best viewing point from the Riverfestival Village @ Arthur’s Quay Park

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Shannon Rowing Club to host Revival River Readings

Shannon Rowing Club to host Revival River Readings

A NEW bi-monthly poetry reading series is starting up, organised by the poetry publishing imprint of Limerick Writers’ Centre, Revival Press. This venture is in association with Shannon Rowing Club at Sarsfield Bridge, 150 years established. The aim is to bring to Limerick poets from mainland Europe and the UK to read with local and national […]

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Years of achievement defining Limerick Writers Centre and its works

Years of achievement defining Limerick Writers Centre and its works

THE rose cornice to No. 12 Barrington Street was halo to achievement at Limerick Writers Centre, launching its review 2015, ‘Building an Ark of Culture’. As manager Dominic Taylor told the assembly at John Quinn’s Georgian build, the concept driving LWC is “an ark to survive the flood of time, that which engulfs everybody and […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Riverfest FIREWORKS kick off at approx. 10pm tonight!

Riverfest FIREWORKS kick off at approx. 10pm tonight!

Best viewing point from the Riverfestival Village @ Arthur’s Quay Park

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Shannon Rowing Club to host Revival River Readings

Shannon Rowing Club to host Revival River Readings

A NEW bi-monthly poetry reading series is starting up, organised by the poetry publishing imprint of Limerick Writers’ Centre, Revival Press. This venture is in association with Shannon Rowing Club at Sarsfield Bridge, 150 years established. The aim is to bring to Limerick poets from mainland Europe and the UK to read with local and national […]

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Years of achievement defining Limerick Writers Centre and its works

Years of achievement defining Limerick Writers Centre and its works

THE rose cornice to No. 12 Barrington Street was halo to achievement at Limerick Writers Centre, launching its review 2015, ‘Building an Ark of Culture’. As manager Dominic Taylor told the assembly at John Quinn’s Georgian build, the concept driving LWC is “an ark to survive the flood of time, that which engulfs everybody and […]

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PHOTOS

‘Purge’, a painted response to Hunt Collection artefacts

‘Purge’, a painted response to Hunt Collection artefacts

APRIL 21 saw Hunt Museum host its annual exhibition created by Limerick  School of Art and Design’s painting students, inspired by The Hunt Collection. This year’s theme title is ‘Purge’ and the “artworks are exhibited alongside the Museum’s artefacts and paintings to create imaginative responses to the collection”. ‘Purge’ is ongoing daily at the former […]

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Annie Get your Gun shoots the breeze at concert hall

Annie Get your Gun shoots the breeze at concert hall

FAN tailed head-dresses, dancing girls, cowgirls and Men Wearing Stetsons enlivened the media launch of Limerick Musical Society’s latest production. Dolan’s Bar was the familiar supportive venue for news of ‘Annie Get Your Gun’, set to shoot out the concert hall later this month, Thursday April 28, Friday 29 and Saturday 30. Metropolitan Mayor Jerry […]

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Launch of Limerick Film Festival draws multiple stakeholders

Launch of Limerick Film Festival draws multiple stakeholders

GEORGE Boutique Hotel, a regular supporter of and site for arts activity, was host to Limerick Film Festival’s media launch on Wednesday 30. This seventh annual festival will open on Thursday April 14 for three days, operating mostly out of LIT in Moylish. Look forward to the Short Film Awards in partnership with Film Freeway, […]

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Other Recent Stories

RIP The late Sean Cox, Limerick property developer

RIP The late Sean Cox, Limerick property developer

| May 3, 2016

IN the early hours of Tuesday May 3, one of Limerick’s foremost property developers, Mr Sean Cox (76), passed away at his home in Castletroy after a short illness. A widower for the last four years following the death of his wife Ailish (née Magner), Mr Cox leaves behind three daughters, Helen, Aoife and Elizabeth […]

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New CEO for Shannon Group

New CEO for Shannon Group

| May 3, 2016

The Board of the Shannon Group plc has today announced the appointment of Matthew Thomas as the company’s new Chief Executive. With 20 years’ experience in the industry, Matthew (43) joins the Shannon Group from the Vantage Airport Group, where he is currently Chief Commercial Officer.  Vantage is a leading global operator, developer and investor […]

Continue Reading

Hard line for attacks on emergency services

Hard line for attacks on emergency services

| May 3, 2016

Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins says tougher laws are needed to help protect frontline emergency service workers. The Limerick TD says the Government should introduce specific legislation to make it an offence to assault a member of the gardaí, a fire fighter, a paramedic or nurse. Deputy Collins made the comments after Limerick firefighters were […]

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#WATCH Limerick firefighters attacked with rocks and weapons

#WATCH Limerick firefighters attacked with rocks and weapons

| May 2, 2016

A “VICIOUS and nasty” attack on Limerick firefighters over the Bank Holiday weekend is under investigation by Gardai after a gang of youths used weapons like shovels, a pool cue and even large rocks at a bonfire on Sunday night to attack a fire crew. Members of the Limerick City Fire and Rescue Service were […]

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Riverfest FIREWORKS kick off at approx. 10pm tonight!

Riverfest FIREWORKS kick off at approx. 10pm tonight!

| May 1, 2016

Best viewing point from the Riverfestival Village @ Arthur’s Quay Park

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