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Minister backs abortion vote

Minister backs abortion vote

EDUCATION Minister Jan O’Sullivan said she would be in favour of a future government holding another referendum on abortion, following the recent case in which a young woman denied a termination had her baby delivered prematurely by caesarian section. Minister O’Sullivan said her first reaction was one of concern for the woman and her child. […]

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Big push for Limerick Red Cross

Big push for Limerick Red Cross

THE Limerick branch of the Irish Red Cross will hold a stretcher pushaton this Sunday August 24 at the University of Limerick running track from 12 to 6pm. Irish Red Cross members taking part in the pushaton will push stretchers along the 1600 metre track for three hours to raise much-needed funds for its service. […]

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New book uncovers Limerick’s special links to a bloody conflict

New book uncovers Limerick’s special links to a bloody conflict

THE prominent role played by Limerick volunteers in the Spanish Civil War will be highlighted at the launch of a major historical publication at the Hunt Museum next month. ‘Fighting For Republican Spain, 1936-38 — Frank Ryan and the Volunteers from Limerick in the International Brigades’ is the title of the book by Limerick-born historian Dr […]

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BREAKING NEWS

Big push for Limerick Red Cross

Big push for Limerick Red Cross

THE Limerick branch of the Irish Red Cross will hold a stretcher pushaton this Sunday August 24 at the University of Limerick running track from 12 to 6pm. Irish Red Cross members taking part in the pushaton will push stretchers along the 1600 metre track for three hours to raise much-needed funds for its service. […]

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Man questioned over illegal tobacco discovery

Man questioned over illegal tobacco discovery

Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie IN AN intelligence led operation, gardai were last night questioning a man in his 50s in connection with a large seizure of illegal tobacco in Limerick. Having obtained a search warrant on oath from the judiciary, officers from Revenue’s Customs Service raided an apartment and business premises where the seized almost 25kg of roll your […]

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Newcastle West man warned over breaching order

Newcastle West man warned over breaching order

by Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie A 25-year-old man has been warned by a judge to behave himself after he was found by Gardaí in his father’s house in breach an exclusion order granted to Limerick County Council two years ago. Dan McCarthy, originally from 36, Castle View Estate in Newcastle West, was arrested on Monday after […]

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SPORT

Limerick athletes take off for Transplant Games

Limerick athletes take off for Transplant Games

SEVEN athletes from Limerick and the Mid West flew to Poland last weekend to represent Ireland in the European Transplant & Dialysis Sports Championships. John Loftus (Clarina), Madeline Donaghy (Knocklong), Richard Costello (Limerick city), Thomas Doherty (Bruff), Mary Sheehan (Parteen), Eoghan O’Neill (Newmarket-on-Fergus) and Marie O’Connor (Lahinch) are among the 34-strong Irish team competing in Krakow […]

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Another win for Limerick FC

Another win for Limerick FC

LIMERICK FC’s recent improvement continued as a gallant defeat to league leaders Dundalk was quickly followed up by a fine away win over champions St Patrick’s Athletic on Monday night. Martin Russell’s side proved to be extremely stubborn opposition for Dundalk at Oriel Park last Friday and it took the table toppers until the final […]

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Limerick FC’s Turner happy with improved game time

Limerick FC’s Turner happy with improved game time

LIMERICK FC midfielder Ian Turner is happy to be back in regular action at his new club, whom he joined during the summer after a frustrating spell on the sidelines at Cork City. The 25-year-old said that the chance to move to the Super Blues was a “no-brainer” and, even though he has only been […]

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LIFESTYLE

Inside story to Limerick’s Jazz Festival

Inside story to Limerick’s Jazz Festival

by Rose Rushe CONFIRMING that Van Morrison at the thousand-seater concert hall sold out in two hours at €84 a ticket, Limerick Jazz Festival 2014 chairman John Daly has much to jump and shout about. It has taken three years’ graft on the part of Limerick Jazz Society to get this festival, September 25-28, to […]

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Galleries and visual arts activity

Galleries and visual arts activity

Compiled by Rose Rushe * CITY Hall, Merchant’s Quay: Castleconnell based artist Clare Hartigan’s ‘Ionad’ of black and white images examines shapes, stripping back to the minimum. The human form as base for the physical and non-physical. * HUNT Museum and Bourn Vincent gallery, Foundation Building, UL: RDS Student Awards Show 2014 opens at the […]

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Limerick’s first children’s festival is bualadh bos

Limerick’s first children’s festival is bualadh bos

by Rose Rushe PIONEERING vision, innovative projects and collaborations are part of the charter to being a fine arts venue. Hats off to Lime Tree Theatre manager Louise Donlon and marketing manager Gill Fenton for drawing down on City of Culture status to establish Limerick’s first ever theatre festival for children. bualadh bos (clap hands) […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Inside story to Limerick’s Jazz Festival

Inside story to Limerick’s Jazz Festival

by Rose Rushe CONFIRMING that Van Morrison at the thousand-seater concert hall sold out in two hours at €84 a ticket, Limerick Jazz Festival 2014 chairman John Daly has much to jump and shout about. It has taken three years’ graft on the part of Limerick Jazz Society to get this festival, September 25-28, to […]

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Galleries and visual arts activity

Galleries and visual arts activity

Compiled by Rose Rushe * CITY Hall, Merchant’s Quay: Castleconnell based artist Clare Hartigan’s ‘Ionad’ of black and white images examines shapes, stripping back to the minimum. The human form as base for the physical and non-physical. * HUNT Museum and Bourn Vincent gallery, Foundation Building, UL: RDS Student Awards Show 2014 opens at the […]

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Limerick’s first children’s festival is bualadh bos

Limerick’s first children’s festival is bualadh bos

by Rose Rushe PIONEERING vision, innovative projects and collaborations are part of the charter to being a fine arts venue. Hats off to Lime Tree Theatre manager Louise Donlon and marketing manager Gill Fenton for drawing down on City of Culture status to establish Limerick’s first ever theatre festival for children. bualadh bos (clap hands) […]

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PHOTOS

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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Special Olympics Limerick Opening Ceremony in Pictures

Special Olympics Limerick Opening Ceremony in Pictures

Crowds basked in glorious sunshine as 1,500 athletes representing every county in Ireland paraded through Limerick city centre led by the 40 strong Special Olympics Torch Run team. The athletes were cheered by thousands of people who lined the parade route along O’Connell Street as it made its way up to the People’s Park for […]

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Other Recent Stories

Inside story to Limerick’s Jazz Festival

Inside story to Limerick’s Jazz Festival

| August 22, 2014

by Rose Rushe CONFIRMING that Van Morrison at the thousand-seater concert hall sold out in two hours at €84 a ticket, Limerick Jazz Festival 2014 chairman John Daly has much to jump and shout about. It has taken three years’ graft on the part of Limerick Jazz Society to get this festival, September 25-28, to […]

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Galleries and visual arts activity

Galleries and visual arts activity

| August 22, 2014

Compiled by Rose Rushe * CITY Hall, Merchant’s Quay: Castleconnell based artist Clare Hartigan’s ‘Ionad’ of black and white images examines shapes, stripping back to the minimum. The human form as base for the physical and non-physical. * HUNT Museum and Bourn Vincent gallery, Foundation Building, UL: RDS Student Awards Show 2014 opens at the […]

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Limerick’s first children’s festival is bualadh bos

Limerick’s first children’s festival is bualadh bos

| August 22, 2014

by Rose Rushe PIONEERING vision, innovative projects and collaborations are part of the charter to being a fine arts venue. Hats off to Lime Tree Theatre manager Louise Donlon and marketing manager Gill Fenton for drawing down on City of Culture status to establish Limerick’s first ever theatre festival for children. bualadh bos (clap hands) […]

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Minister backs abortion vote

Minister backs abortion vote

| August 22, 2014

EDUCATION Minister Jan O’Sullivan said she would be in favour of a future government holding another referendum on abortion, following the recent case in which a young woman denied a termination had her baby delivered prematurely by caesarian section. Minister O’Sullivan said her first reaction was one of concern for the woman and her child. […]

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Big push for Limerick Red Cross

Big push for Limerick Red Cross

| August 22, 2014

THE Limerick branch of the Irish Red Cross will hold a stretcher pushaton this Sunday August 24 at the University of Limerick running track from 12 to 6pm. Irish Red Cross members taking part in the pushaton will push stretchers along the 1600 metre track for three hours to raise much-needed funds for its service. […]

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