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Gardai seek driver who drove wrong way down M7 motorway

Gardai seek driver who drove wrong way down M7 motorway

GARDAI in Limerick are appealing for witnesses to a car that drove on the wrong side of the Limerick to Dublin M7 motorway. Last Saturday, July 15, at around 2.50pm, a silver Toyota Corolla or Avensis car drove the wrong way down the motorway between Exits 31 and 30, into the path of oncoming traffic […]

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59 Limerick families now living in B&Bs: Facing the reality of life in a hotel room

59 Limerick families now living in B&Bs: Facing the reality of life in a hotel room

FIGURES from Limerick homeless services provider Novas Initiatives indicate that 59 families are living in B&B’s throughout the city and county. And, with Novas stating that the numbers of families living in B&Bs is “rising daily”, local Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan has accused the government of deserting Limerick families. “Despite all the promises and commitments made […]

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Asbestos contamination concern over Moyross houses

Asbestos contamination concern over Moyross houses

FEARS that Moyross residents could be at risk from exposure to asbestos in their homes have been raised as surveyors start taking air samples from local houses. City West councillor, James Collins (FF) said that concerned residents contacted him on Wednesday, having spoken to workers involved in a survey in connection with refurbishments in the […]

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BUSINESS

Special VAT rate could receive stay of execution

Special VAT rate could receive stay of execution

  THE abolition of the special 9 per cent VAT rate for the hospitality industry could be put on hold by the Minister for Finance amid fears over the full impact Brexit could have on the economy. Prior to his retirement from the Finance portfolio, Michael Noonan said that he hoped the lower rate of VAT […]

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Search on for Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneurs

Search on for Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneurs

  THE search is on for Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneurs (IBYE) with applications sought from Limerick business people. The 2018 edition of the competition, now in its fourth year, was launched recently by Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise and Innovation, Frances Fitzgerald TD and Minister of State for Business, Pat Breen TD. IBYE has an investment […]

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Survey by Limerick firm highlights job skills in demand and roles at risk

Survey by Limerick firm highlights job skills in demand and roles at risk

A GLOBAL survey led by a Limerick owned people management organisation has highlighted the job skills most in demand and the roles most at risk as “big data and the Internet of Things are drivers of change in industry. John Fitzgerald, MD of Harmonics, the Irish partner of OI Global Partners, conducted a survey of HR […]

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SPORT

Monaleen GAA Club Lotto Results and Clubhouse Changes Announced

Monaleen GAA Club Lotto Results and Clubhouse Changes Announced

There was no winner of last week’s Monaleen GAA Club Lotto jackpot of €20,000 which was drawn on July 13. The numbers drawn were 13, 25, 28 and 36. The Quick Pick winners were D. Sheehan (Greenview Drive), G. O’Connell (c/o Club), P. Moloney (Glenroe GAA), P. Quinn/P. Maher (c/o) Club. The jackpot has now […]

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Munster Rugby Reveal Home Jersey for 2017/18 Season

Munster Rugby Reveal Home Jersey for 2017/18 Season

Munster Rugby have unveiled their home jersey for the 2017/18 season after showing off their new dark grey alternate kit last week. The all-red kit draws inspiration from the province’s rich heritage and shares the same Latin motto; ‘forte fideli nihil difficil’ or ‘to the brave and faithful nothing is impossible’, that once decorated the ancient battle shield of […]

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Old Christians GAA Suffers Second Straight Loss to St Patricks

Old Christians GAA Suffers Second Straight Loss to St Patricks

Old Christians GAA suffered their second straight defeat last Saturday night in Claughan when they played St Patricks’ GAA in the Junior A City Championship. St Patricks looked very strong in the first half, laying the foundations for a win with what was their best half of hurling so far this year, the highlight being […]

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LIFESTYLE

Rock and roll of Limerick art scene this summer

Rock and roll of Limerick art scene this summer

FROM World Fringe Day to Angela’s Ashes premier, to Future Islands at Dolan’s, this summer is rocking Limerick.  Let us begin the Beguine. Old Crescent RFC has seeded another annual festival with Vlad and Anton in the Rosbrien Marquee for Limerick Summer Music, to which Emma Langford’s set was catnip. New company Tiger’s Eye gave […]

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Musical flare to Angela’s Ashes

Musical flare to Angela’s Ashes

THE premier of ‘Angela’s Ashes – The Musical’ in Limerick was always going to be a tough call. The Pulitzer winning book by Frank McCourt is brilliant and divisive on home territory. Questions asked by those riled centre around ‘was life really that poverty stricken here? Nah’ and ‘how could he write about his mother […]

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Autism assistance dogs open up a world of possibilities

Autism assistance dogs open up a world of possibilities

  THE average cost of training a dog for a child with Autism is €15,000 but the benefits are priceless. Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland (AADI) has opened up a world of possibilities for children with autism by providing highly trained assistance dogs to help them achieve a level of independence that would be highly improbable […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Rock and roll of Limerick art scene this summer

Rock and roll of Limerick art scene this summer

FROM World Fringe Day to Angela’s Ashes premier, to Future Islands at Dolan’s, this summer is rocking Limerick.  Let us begin the Beguine. Old Crescent RFC has seeded another annual festival with Vlad and Anton in the Rosbrien Marquee for Limerick Summer Music, to which Emma Langford’s set was catnip. New company Tiger’s Eye gave […]

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Musical flare to Angela’s Ashes

Musical flare to Angela’s Ashes

THE premier of ‘Angela’s Ashes – The Musical’ in Limerick was always going to be a tough call. The Pulitzer winning book by Frank McCourt is brilliant and divisive on home territory. Questions asked by those riled centre around ‘was life really that poverty stricken here? Nah’ and ‘how could he write about his mother […]

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Saara Aalto to headline Limerick Pride LGBTQ Festival 2017 Climax Party

Saara Aalto to headline Limerick Pride LGBTQ Festival 2017 Climax Party

LIMERICK Pride LGBTQ Festival 2017 is in full swing with this weekend’s programme featuring a multitude of events from workshops, support meetings and discussions to evenings of music and club nights, with X-Factor star Saara Aalto headlining the Pride Climax Party. The Limerick Pride Parade on Saturday will bring an extra burst of colour and music […]

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PHOTOS

Limerick After Dark – Pig n Porter festival

Limerick After Dark – Pig n Porter festival

IT HAS evolved over the years from a small sporting event to an internationally renowned festival of sport, music and food. Now in its 16th year the Pig ’n’ Porter festival was back with a huge line up of events. Ireland’s biggest and most popular Tag Rugby Festival kicked off last Thursday hosted by Old […]

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We were the champions: Limerick Pipe Band

We were the champions: Limerick Pipe Band

Having piped their way to the glory of Munster (Junior) Champions on June 11, 1967 in Cork, members of the 20-strong Limerick Pipe Band saluted their audience in full dress. From left, standing: P Ryan, pipe major; C Leo, J McManus, T McMahon, V Lyons, S Kiely, J Williams, T Williams, T Moore. Front: Ge […]

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Limerick blogger discusses search for perfect partner in new TV ad

Limerick blogger discusses search for perfect partner in new TV ad

A blogger from Limerick makes her on-screen debut this month in a new campaign from car insurance brand its4women.ie. Sinead O’Brien from Patrickswell appears in a TV ad currently airing on RTE One which sees her share her experiences and insights into what it means to look for and find the perfect partner. Sinead beat off […]

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Other Recent Stories

Special VAT rate could receive stay of execution

Special VAT rate could receive stay of execution

| July 21, 2017

  THE abolition of the special 9 per cent VAT rate for the hospitality industry could be put on hold by the Minister for Finance amid fears over the full impact Brexit could have on the economy. Prior to his retirement from the Finance portfolio, Michael Noonan said that he hoped the lower rate of VAT […]

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Rock and roll of Limerick art scene this summer

Rock and roll of Limerick art scene this summer

| July 21, 2017

FROM World Fringe Day to Angela’s Ashes premier, to Future Islands at Dolan’s, this summer is rocking Limerick.  Let us begin the Beguine. Old Crescent RFC has seeded another annual festival with Vlad and Anton in the Rosbrien Marquee for Limerick Summer Music, to which Emma Langford’s set was catnip. New company Tiger’s Eye gave […]

Continue Reading

Gardai seek driver who drove wrong way down M7 motorway

Gardai seek driver who drove wrong way down M7 motorway

| July 21, 2017

GARDAI in Limerick are appealing for witnesses to a car that drove on the wrong side of the Limerick to Dublin M7 motorway. Last Saturday, July 15, at around 2.50pm, a silver Toyota Corolla or Avensis car drove the wrong way down the motorway between Exits 31 and 30, into the path of oncoming traffic […]

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Limerick After Dark – Pig n Porter festival

Limerick After Dark – Pig n Porter festival

| July 21, 2017

IT HAS evolved over the years from a small sporting event to an internationally renowned festival of sport, music and food. Now in its 16th year the Pig ’n’ Porter festival was back with a huge line up of events. Ireland’s biggest and most popular Tag Rugby Festival kicked off last Thursday hosted by Old […]

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Beyond the neon runes

Beyond the neon runes

| July 20, 2017

To the place where I belong The pints are flowing, the craic is mighty, and there’s a quare wan over in the corner giving you the eye. It may only be your local watering-hole, it may only be a Thursday night, but you can’t remember when you enjoyed yourself this much. Then one of the […]

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