NEWS

Limerick families in rented accommodation are being priced out of the market

Limerick families in rented accommodation are being priced out of the market

THE Limerick branch of Focus Ireland has called for urgent Government action to raise rent supplements to prevent more families from losing their homes. The charity, that works with people who are homeless or at risk of losing their home, insist that rent supplements in Limerick are too low and make it very difficult for […]

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UL graduates score high in employment stakes

UL graduates score high in employment stakes

 AS THE University of Limerick celebrates four days of conferring ceremonies this week, the college revealed that 94 per cent of its 2013 graduates are either employed or pursuing further study. Around 70 per cent of UL’s 2013 primary degree holders are employed, which is 18 per cent higher than the Higher Education Authority’s most […]

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Limerick girl Hannah’s dream job with the BBC

Limerick girl Hannah’s dream job with the BBC

COUNTY Limerick woman Hannah Quinn Mulligan has landed her dream job with ‘the Beeb’. Twenty four-year-old Hannah has beaten off stiff competition to work as a trainee producer with the BBC. A graduate of Crescent Comprehensive, Trinity College and UL, she was the only applicant from the Republic of Ireland to be shortlisted for interview from […]

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BREAKING NEWS

Minister to tackle tunnel

Minister to tackle tunnel

Transport Minister, Paschal Donohoe  has promised to look at ways of driving more traffic into the Limerick tunnel and thereby reducing the massive amounts of taxpayers money which is being paid in subventions. Asked what he plans to do about reducing the €19.5 million which has been paid to the tunnel company in subsidies so […]

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Man further detained over €450,000 drugs find

Man further detained over €450,000 drugs find

Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie A 45 year old man remains in garda custody under questioning this Thursday following the discovery of what is now estimated to be €450,000 worth of heroin and up to €20,000 worth of cocaine at two separate locations earlier this week. Garda from the Limerick Divisional Drugs Unit, operating on intelligence, discovered […]

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€200,000 worth of heroin seized after double house raid

€200,000 worth of heroin seized after double house raid

Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie HEROIN valued in the region of €200,000 has been discovered at houses in Meelick and in Killaloe on Tuesday night last. Gardai from the Limerick Divisional Drugs Unit, operating on a foot of a warrant, searched the two houses at around 10pm where the discoveries were made. The significant seizure of heroin […]

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SPORT

Medals galore for Limerick’s transplant athletes

Medals galore for Limerick’s transplant athletes

THE Mid West region’s representatives on Team Ireland at the European Transplant & Dialysis Sports Championships returned home with 17 medals after a hugely successful week in Poland. Ireland won 67 medals in total at the Games in difficult weather conditions in Krakow, with all seven competitors from Limerick and Clare stepping onto the medal […]

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Limerick cage fighter Catherine lines up title shot

Limerick cage fighter Catherine lines up title shot

LIMERICK cage fighter Catherine Costigan added another victory to her glittering CV when she defeated Noelia Molina from Monaco in Cage Warriors 70 at The Helix in Dublin. Catherine, who is co-owner of the Pankration Kickboxing Academy with her husband Dermot, won the fight in the first round, defeating her opponent by technical submission with […]

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Limerick FC hammered at home

Limerick FC hammered at home

Limerick FC 0-4 Derry City LIMERICK FC’s recent improvement came to an abrupt end at Thomond Park on Monday night as Derry City romped to an easy 4-0 win, with goals from Patrick McEleney, Michael Duffy, Philip Lowry and Ryan Curran. The visitors looked the more threatening side right from the off, with Limerick struggling to create […]

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LIFESTYLE

Limerick writers’ Poetry and Prose

Limerick writers’ Poetry and Prose

by Rose Rushe THE ENERGY hub that is Limerick Writers’ Centre is behind two coming events that are open to all interested in literary matters. First up is the launch of Evelyn Casey’s book of poetry, ‘Not My Life Story – But the Next Best Thing’, taking place on Sunday 31 next at 3pm in […]

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Limerick acts are Electric Picnic ready

Limerick acts are Electric Picnic ready

LIMERICK’S Music Generation Magic Bus will be at the Electric Picnic Trailer Park stage for the festival this weekend. The mobile studio and creative space will host various open mic and showcase events for the duration of Electric Picnic. Limerick is well represented this year by Nubus, Leading Armies, Rubberbandits, Sean’s Walk and Karl Spain […]

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Small Plastic Wars fill The Savoy

Small Plastic Wars fill The Savoy

by Rose Rushe JOINING the army for writer/ actor Pat McGrath as a young man was a natural progression to his proud family line, a grandfather having fought in World War 1 with the Munster Fusiliers. McGrath left in a few years to take out an Arts degree, working in teaching and community art projects […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Limerick acts are Electric Picnic ready

Limerick acts are Electric Picnic ready

LIMERICK’S Music Generation Magic Bus will be at the Electric Picnic Trailer Park stage for the festival this weekend. The mobile studio and creative space will host various open mic and showcase events for the duration of Electric Picnic. Limerick is well represented this year by Nubus, Leading Armies, Rubberbandits, Sean’s Walk and Karl Spain […]

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Small Plastic Wars fill The Savoy

Small Plastic Wars fill The Savoy

by Rose Rushe JOINING the army for writer/ actor Pat McGrath as a young man was a natural progression to his proud family line, a grandfather having fought in World War 1 with the Munster Fusiliers. McGrath left in a few years to take out an Arts degree, working in teaching and community art projects […]

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Imigéin: The Irish Scattering

Imigéin: The Irish Scattering

‘IMIGÉIN’ is a new production by the National Folk Theatre of Ireland, based in Siamsa Tíre, Tralee. Funded by Limerick City of Culture 2014, ‘Imigéin’ is a dramatic show about one woman’s journey to find a place she can call home. It celebrates Irish traditional culture through live music, song and dance . There is […]

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PHOTOS

Double vision at Abbeyfeale school

Double vision at Abbeyfeale school

It was a case of double vision when eight sets of twins turned up for their first day of secondary school in Colaiste Ide agus Iosef, Abbeyfeale on Wednesday.  They are: Luke and Holly Scannell, Orla and Maeve Quirke, Michelle and Noelle Curtin, Caoimhe and Shona Hickey, Jack and David O’Conner, Jamie and Gearoid Browne, […]

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The Giants Journey to Limerick

The Giants Journey to Limerick

In less than six weeks’ time, the biggest event of Limerick City Culture 2014 ‘The Giants Journey’ will take place 5th, 6th and 7th September . It will be the single biggest event in Limerick since the Pope visited in 1979 with over 100,000 visitors. Today the huge giant Grandmother that will be live on Limerick’s city streets […]

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#Gallery Foynes Air Show

#Gallery Foynes Air Show

Related posts: Foynes air-show spectacular An estimated 15,000 plus people are expected to flock to… Foynes air show to highlight Limerick aviation legacy FOYNES is set to stage one of Ireland’s most spectacular… Art Gallery ideal for polling -Leddin THE City Gallery of Art on Pery Square should be… Those who see – Michael Warren […]

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Other Recent Stories

Limerick writers’ Poetry and Prose

Limerick writers’ Poetry and Prose

| August 29, 2014

by Rose Rushe THE ENERGY hub that is Limerick Writers’ Centre is behind two coming events that are open to all interested in literary matters. First up is the launch of Evelyn Casey’s book of poetry, ‘Not My Life Story – But the Next Best Thing’, taking place on Sunday 31 next at 3pm in […]

Continue Reading

Limerick families in rented accommodation are being priced out of the market

Limerick families in rented accommodation are being priced out of the market

| August 29, 2014

THE Limerick branch of Focus Ireland has called for urgent Government action to raise rent supplements to prevent more families from losing their homes. The charity, that works with people who are homeless or at risk of losing their home, insist that rent supplements in Limerick are too low and make it very difficult for […]

Continue Reading

UL graduates score high in employment stakes

UL graduates score high in employment stakes

| August 29, 2014

 AS THE University of Limerick celebrates four days of conferring ceremonies this week, the college revealed that 94 per cent of its 2013 graduates are either employed or pursuing further study. Around 70 per cent of UL’s 2013 primary degree holders are employed, which is 18 per cent higher than the Higher Education Authority’s most […]

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Limerick girl Hannah’s dream job with the BBC

Limerick girl Hannah’s dream job with the BBC

| August 29, 2014

COUNTY Limerick woman Hannah Quinn Mulligan has landed her dream job with ‘the Beeb’. Twenty four-year-old Hannah has beaten off stiff competition to work as a trainee producer with the BBC. A graduate of Crescent Comprehensive, Trinity College and UL, she was the only applicant from the Republic of Ireland to be shortlisted for interview from […]

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Attacks on Limerick firefighters lower than national average

Attacks on Limerick firefighters lower than national average

| August 29, 2014

by Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie LEGISLATION must be adopted to protect frontline emergency service workers. That’s the view of IFESA, the Irish Fire and Emergency Service Association, who are calling for the Government to review their decision to reject legislation allowing mandatory jail sentences for those convicted of assaulting and injuring emergency services workers. The association […]

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