NEWS

No shop and drop

No shop and drop

by Bernie English bernie@limerickpost.ie A SUGGESTION to have designated short-term car parking spaces for people who need to pop into city centre shops and leave again within a few minutes has been shot down. At this week’s meeting of the Metropolitan District meeting of the City and County Council, Fine Gael councillor Daniel Butler proposed that […]

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Neville exasperated by failure to erect signs

Neville exasperated by failure to erect signs

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie FINE Gael councillor Tom Neville has lashed out at Limerick City and County Council accusing it of undermining his credibility in failing to erect two children at play signs. Cllr Neville had a question on the agenda of this month’s Adare-Rathkeale municipal district meeting calling for an update on the erection […]

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Clare’s Wish Foundation helicopter request

Clare’s Wish Foundation helicopter request

 CLARE’S Wish Foundation, a Limerick-based charity that helps to grant the wishes of adults who have a life-threatening or terminal condition, is seeking the service of a helicopter to carry out a very urgent wish request for a person with a serious illness. Anyone who may be able to help can contact the Foundation on […]

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BREAKING NEWS

#VIDEO Latvian charged with Limerick murder

#VIDEO Latvian charged with Limerick murder

 Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie A 55-year-old Latvian man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a Lithuanian in the early hours of last Wedneaday. Arnis Labunskis, with an address at 87B Wolfe Tone Street in Limerick City is accused of the murder of 39-year-old Dainius Burba at the same address on a date between April […]

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Deel Manor takeover

Deel Manor takeover

LIMERICK City and County Council have revealed plans to advance Deel Manor in Askeaton for taking in charge when it has been completed to a “satisfactory standard”. Fianna Fail councillor and Askeaton native Kevin Sheahan this week asked the local authority for an update on the proposed council takeover of the estate. In response, director […]

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Dell announces 100 new jobs in Limerick

Dell announces 100 new jobs in Limerick

Dell has announced that it is creating 100 new  research and development jobs at its Limerick campus on the Raheen industral estate. Along with the creation of 60 commercial service roles created at the company’s R&D centre in Dublin, the latest expansion at Raheen will put Ireland as the central development hub for Dell’s Innovation […]

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SPORT

Late equaliser denies Limerick FC first win

Late equaliser denies Limerick FC first win

Limerick FC 1-1 Shamrock Rovers AFTER sustained stubborn resistance, Limerick FC couldn’t quite hold on until the final whistle for a first league win of 2015, with Brandon Miele rescuing a point for Shamrock Rovers after Shane Duggan’s 13th-minute opener at Jackman Park on Saturday evening. The Super Blues withstood heavy pressure from the high-flying […]

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Rugby – Richmond RFC take part in Aviva Mini Rugby Festival

Rugby – Richmond RFC take part in Aviva Mini Rugby Festival

LIMERICK club Richmond RFC (boys and girls) were just two of the Mini Rugby sides that took part in the Aviva Mini Rugby Festival 11th April in Portlaoise.  The young side played in the festival, which saw 25 teams from across the country taking part with some potential future Irish internationals on the pitch across […]

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Rugby – Shannon’s Browne selected on Irish 7’s  U/19 side

Rugby – Shannon’s Browne selected on Irish 7’s U/19 side

ANTHONY Eddy has named a 12 player squad for the Rugby Europe Men’s Under 19 Sevens Championship which takes place in Louis Darragon Stadium, Vichy, France on the 25th – 26th April. Ireland are in Pool D alongside Poland, Moldova and Latvia with their opening fixture coming against the Moldova before taking on Latvia and […]

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LIFESTYLE

A touch of the poet

A touch of the poet

by Rose Rushe THE Limerick Writers’ Centre will host May’s On The Nail literary gathering on Tuesday 5 at is its usual haunt for this calendar faithful, The Locke Bar. Show up at 8pm to meet invited guests, poets Ann Marie Kennedy and Evan Costigan and writers for the open-mic session. Anne Marie Kennedy has […]

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Dance collective’s Sum of Parts

Dance collective’s Sum of Parts

by Rose Rushe DANCE Limerick has had a first 18 months full of pop and sizzle. Its rich community-minded programme will continue with a performance, or suite of 10 of them, on Thursday April 30 under the umbrella Limerick Dance Collective. Expect 11 professional participants, virtually all of them choreographers as well as dancers, to […]

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Hotel Meyrick Competition

Hotel Meyrick Competition

The @Hotelmeyrick Galway are giving you the chance to win an amazing escape to Galway to kick start your summer! The winner shall receive a luxurious overnight midweek stay + Dinner & Full Irish Breakfast for 2 guests. Hotel Meyrick is located overlooking Eyre Square – the most central location in the city. A glimpse […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

A touch of the poet

A touch of the poet

by Rose Rushe THE Limerick Writers’ Centre will host May’s On The Nail literary gathering on Tuesday 5 at is its usual haunt for this calendar faithful, The Locke Bar. Show up at 8pm to meet invited guests, poets Ann Marie Kennedy and Evan Costigan and writers for the open-mic session. Anne Marie Kennedy has […]

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Dance collective’s Sum of Parts

Dance collective’s Sum of Parts

by Rose Rushe DANCE Limerick has had a first 18 months full of pop and sizzle. Its rich community-minded programme will continue with a performance, or suite of 10 of them, on Thursday April 30 under the umbrella Limerick Dance Collective. Expect 11 professional participants, virtually all of them choreographers as well as dancers, to […]

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Dolan’s IMRO National Venue of the Year celebrations

Dolan’s IMRO National Venue of the Year celebrations

by Eric FitzGerald eric@limerickpost.ie IN April 1998, trad musician Seamus Begley launched Dolan’s Warehouse and returns this weekend with Steve Cooney to celebrate Dolan’s IMRO Venue of the Year award for 2015. In February Dolan’s won the IMRO Irish Music Venue of the Year Award at the annual IMRO event held in Dublin. These awards […]

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PHOTOS

Portrait of a Lady

Portrait of a Lady

OUR Shannon Rowing Club est. 1870 was site for a portrait sitting by reigning Rose of Tralee, Maria Walsh. Eight artists painted her likeness simultaneously over a four hour period, while the festival queen sat in sash at the bow window overlooking Currahgower Falls. According to Pat O’Neill of the Festival, there are plans to […]

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Launch night for Limerick Film Festival 2015

Launch night for Limerick Film Festival 2015

by Rose Rushe APRIL 23 to 25 are dates for this year’s Limerick Film Festival, its schedule and participants announced at George Boutique Hotel on Tuesday 31. Fusing the lead into this three days of shorts, awards and industry leader talks/ workshops, festival director Simon McGuire addressed the legacy of City of Culture investment and […]

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Witches of Eastwick flying high

Witches of Eastwick flying high

by Rose Rushe AWARD winning Limerick Musical Society will open its 2015 production ‘The Witches of Eastwick’ at the concert hall on Thursday March 26 for three nights, 8pm. Directed by Des Henn, this is the first Witches to be staged in the city.  A cast of at least 50 are supported by a professional […]

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Other Recent Stories

Late equaliser denies Limerick FC first win

Late equaliser denies Limerick FC first win

| April 26, 2015

Limerick FC 1-1 Shamrock Rovers AFTER sustained stubborn resistance, Limerick FC couldn’t quite hold on until the final whistle for a first league win of 2015, with Brandon Miele rescuing a point for Shamrock Rovers after Shane Duggan’s 13th-minute opener at Jackman Park on Saturday evening. The Super Blues withstood heavy pressure from the high-flying […]

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A touch of the poet

A touch of the poet

| April 25, 2015

by Rose Rushe THE Limerick Writers’ Centre will host May’s On The Nail literary gathering on Tuesday 5 at is its usual haunt for this calendar faithful, The Locke Bar. Show up at 8pm to meet invited guests, poets Ann Marie Kennedy and Evan Costigan and writers for the open-mic session. Anne Marie Kennedy has […]

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No shop and drop

No shop and drop

| April 25, 2015

by Bernie English bernie@limerickpost.ie A SUGGESTION to have designated short-term car parking spaces for people who need to pop into city centre shops and leave again within a few minutes has been shot down. At this week’s meeting of the Metropolitan District meeting of the City and County Council, Fine Gael councillor Daniel Butler proposed that […]

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Dance collective’s Sum of Parts

Dance collective’s Sum of Parts

| April 24, 2015

by Rose Rushe DANCE Limerick has had a first 18 months full of pop and sizzle. Its rich community-minded programme will continue with a performance, or suite of 10 of them, on Thursday April 30 under the umbrella Limerick Dance Collective. Expect 11 professional participants, virtually all of them choreographers as well as dancers, to […]

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Neville exasperated by failure to erect signs

Neville exasperated by failure to erect signs

| April 24, 2015

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie FINE Gael councillor Tom Neville has lashed out at Limerick City and County Council accusing it of undermining his credibility in failing to erect two children at play signs. Cllr Neville had a question on the agenda of this month’s Adare-Rathkeale municipal district meeting calling for an update on the erection […]

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