NEWS

Political sparring as Limerick students debate renewable energy targets

Political sparring as Limerick students debate renewable energy targets

Students from Limerick’s Laurel Hill Coláiste FCJ and Coláiste Chiaráin, along with schools from all over Ireland, got to experience political sparring at the highest level yesterday March 3, in Dublin Castle. They were debating the hot topic of renewable energy targets in the eighth annual Model Council of the European Union. Students from Laurel […]

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Gardai investigate inappropriate approach to Limerick children

Gardai investigate inappropriate approach to Limerick children

Report by Andrew Carey LIMERICK Gardaí are investigating reports of a man approaching two young children in the Moyross area shortly after 8pm on Monday night. The reports concerned an inappropriate approach made to two children at Pineview Gardens by a man driving a dark coloured car. It is understood that the male approached the two […]

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Limerick householders urged to say no to junk mail

Limerick householders urged to say no to junk mail

‘NO Junk Mail’ stickers are being made available to householders across Limerick in a bid to reduce the amount of waste generated locally by unsolicited mail dropped through letterboxes. The Southern Waste Regional Office, supported by the Environment Section of Limerick City and County Council, has developed the initiative as part of its ‘Do One […]

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BREAKING NEWS

Gardai investigate inappropriate approach to Limerick children

Gardai investigate inappropriate approach to Limerick children

Report by Andrew Carey LIMERICK Gardaí are investigating reports of a man approaching two young children in the Moyross area shortly after 8pm on Monday night. The reports concerned an inappropriate approach made to two children at Pineview Gardens by a man driving a dark coloured car. It is understood that the male approached the two […]

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€7 million contract for Shannon Heritage

€7 million contract for Shannon Heritage

by Bernie English bernie@limerickpost.ie An Post has appointed Shannon Heritage, part of the newly established Shannon Group plc, to operate and manage the €7m GPO Witness History Interpretive Exhibition Centre. The contract was awarded following a competitive tender process. The world-class visitor centre is currently under construction in the inner eastern courtyard of the iconic […]

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Shannon Heritage bags prestigious GPO contract

Shannon Heritage bags prestigious GPO contract

by Bernie English bernie@limerickpost.ie SHANNON Heritage, the company which manages King John’s Castle as well as Bunratty Folk Park and other attractions has won the coveted contract to run the planned 1916 museum in Dublin’s General Post Office. The contract will involve the creation of 25 jobs between Dublin and Shannon. The heritage company, which is […]

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SPORT

Almost 300 School Children Attend HRI’s ‘Go Racing Kids Club’ Education Day at Limerick Racecourse

Almost 300 School Children Attend HRI’s ‘Go Racing Kids Club’ Education Day at Limerick Racecourse

Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) today held the first ‘Go Racing Kids’ Club’ Day of 2015 which took place at Limerick Racecourse, ahead of their Family Fun Race Day on Sunday 29th March. The objective of the ‘Go Racing Kids’ Club’ initiative is to build ties between the racecourses and their local community, encouraging an affinity […]

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Russell shows faith in Limerick’s young squad

Russell shows faith in Limerick’s young squad

LIMERICK FC manager Martin Russell is backing his young squad of players to develop into regular first-team footballers ahead of the beginning of the 2015 SSE Airtricity League season. The Super Blues have had a horrendously difficult time of late off the field, but having acquired Jackman Park as a temporary base for home fixtures […]

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Consolation Prize Money announced for First Round Losers of The Worlds Richest Puppy Stake

Consolation Prize Money announced for First Round Losers of The Worlds Richest Puppy Stake

JP and Noreen McManus have announced a further incentive in their sponsorship of the World’s richest greyhound puppy race, the Con and Annie Kirby Memorial Puppy Stake at Limerick Greyhound Stadium, for which the closing date for entries is on Monday next, March 2nd. All first round losing dogs will receive a consolation prize of […]

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LIFESTYLE

4th of Four Plays: Alone it Stands

4th of Four Plays: Alone it Stands

ALAS, the fourth and final in Bottom Dog Theatre Company’s Four Plays for 2015 takes place on Sunday March 8 on No. 1 Pery Hotel at 8pm. In line with producer Liam O’Brien’s theme of #limerickandproud, the playwright in this instance is John Breen of Yew Tree Theatre Company and his knock-out hit, ‘Alone it Stands’. […]

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Cuckoo’s Nest to rest at Friars’ Gate

Cuckoo’s Nest to rest at Friars’ Gate

READER, hasten to Friars’ Gate, Kilmallock for Torch Player’s terrific production of ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’, stage text by Dale Wasserman. Taking place for one night only, this Thursday March 5 at 8pm, director Maurice O’Sullivan has pulled together an able, intuitive ensemble who deliver, deliver and deliver again in this tough staging […]

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Dream of a City; poem for the day

Dream of a City; poem for the day

BACK to the City of Culture funded anthology, Dream of a City, that brings together international, national and local poets between turquoise sheets. Fed up with this talk of unseasonal weather, I’ve landed on Maeve Kelly’s ‘That Old Love Again’ to set the cat among the pigeons – underfed by snowy ground as we are. […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

4th of Four Plays: Alone it Stands

4th of Four Plays: Alone it Stands

ALAS, the fourth and final in Bottom Dog Theatre Company’s Four Plays for 2015 takes place on Sunday March 8 on No. 1 Pery Hotel at 8pm. In line with producer Liam O’Brien’s theme of #limerickandproud, the playwright in this instance is John Breen of Yew Tree Theatre Company and his knock-out hit, ‘Alone it Stands’. […]

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Cuckoo’s Nest to rest at Friars’ Gate

Cuckoo’s Nest to rest at Friars’ Gate

READER, hasten to Friars’ Gate, Kilmallock for Torch Player’s terrific production of ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’, stage text by Dale Wasserman. Taking place for one night only, this Thursday March 5 at 8pm, director Maurice O’Sullivan has pulled together an able, intuitive ensemble who deliver, deliver and deliver again in this tough staging […]

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Dream of a City; poem for the day

Dream of a City; poem for the day

BACK to the City of Culture funded anthology, Dream of a City, that brings together international, national and local poets between turquoise sheets. Fed up with this talk of unseasonal weather, I’ve landed on Maeve Kelly’s ‘That Old Love Again’ to set the cat among the pigeons – underfed by snowy ground as we are. […]

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PHOTOS

Limerick leads call to rule out sale

Limerick leads call to rule out sale

Fianna Fáil Social Protection spokesman Willie O’Dea is leading calls on the Government to firmly rule out the sale of the State’s shareholding in Aer Lingus now that the Minister for Transport appears to have finally recognised its strategic importance. The Limerick TD’s intervention comes in the wake of a statement from Transport Minister Pascal […]

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Lessons learned from Carambola Kidz whiz

Lessons learned from Carambola Kidz whiz

Limerick based Colm O’Brien award built up his Carambola Kidz Healthy School Lunch Business to produce 100,000 lunches weekly. Annacotty based in industry, O’Brien is also a motivational speaker, was key to Limerick Local Heroes profile and activity, founded PayDay Productions to bring professional theatre here and .. is now publisher. He  has written a […]

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Window dressing for Limerick Literary weekend of greats

Window dressing for Limerick Literary weekend of greats

O’Mahony Booksellers was appropriate host on Monday 9 to the launch of the 2nd Limerick Literary Festival, grown-up child to the Kate O’Brien Weekend of three decades. Playwright and O’Brien scholar Mary Coll rolled out news of the three days of seminar, readings, music with Sarah Dolan, interviews by Sean Rocks (Edna O’Brien) and Niall […]

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Other Recent Stories

Almost 300 School Children Attend HRI’s ‘Go Racing Kids Club’ Education Day at Limerick Racecourse

Almost 300 School Children Attend HRI’s ‘Go Racing Kids Club’ Education Day at Limerick Racecourse

| March 4, 2015

Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) today held the first ‘Go Racing Kids’ Club’ Day of 2015 which took place at Limerick Racecourse, ahead of their Family Fun Race Day on Sunday 29th March. The objective of the ‘Go Racing Kids’ Club’ initiative is to build ties between the racecourses and their local community, encouraging an affinity […]

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4th of Four Plays: Alone it Stands

4th of Four Plays: Alone it Stands

| March 4, 2015

ALAS, the fourth and final in Bottom Dog Theatre Company’s Four Plays for 2015 takes place on Sunday March 8 on No. 1 Pery Hotel at 8pm. In line with producer Liam O’Brien’s theme of #limerickandproud, the playwright in this instance is John Breen of Yew Tree Theatre Company and his knock-out hit, ‘Alone it Stands’. […]

Continue Reading

Cuckoo’s Nest to rest at Friars’ Gate

Cuckoo’s Nest to rest at Friars’ Gate

| March 4, 2015

READER, hasten to Friars’ Gate, Kilmallock for Torch Player’s terrific production of ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’, stage text by Dale Wasserman. Taking place for one night only, this Thursday March 5 at 8pm, director Maurice O’Sullivan has pulled together an able, intuitive ensemble who deliver, deliver and deliver again in this tough staging […]

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Political sparring as Limerick students debate renewable energy targets

Political sparring as Limerick students debate renewable energy targets

| March 4, 2015

Students from Limerick’s Laurel Hill Coláiste FCJ and Coláiste Chiaráin, along with schools from all over Ireland, got to experience political sparring at the highest level yesterday March 3, in Dublin Castle. They were debating the hot topic of renewable energy targets in the eighth annual Model Council of the European Union. Students from Laurel […]

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Gardai investigate inappropriate approach to Limerick children

Gardai investigate inappropriate approach to Limerick children

| March 3, 2015

Report by Andrew Carey LIMERICK Gardaí are investigating reports of a man approaching two young children in the Moyross area shortly after 8pm on Monday night. The reports concerned an inappropriate approach made to two children at Pineview Gardens by a man driving a dark coloured car. It is understood that the male approached the two […]

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