NEWS

€4.5 million boost from Great Limerick Run

€4.5 million boost from Great Limerick Run

THE Barrington’s Hospital Great Limerick Run — one of the largest mass participatory events in Ireland — is gearing up for its sixth year off the starting blocks on Sunday May 3 and is shaping up to be the biggest and best yet. Launched this Monday, the event is estimated to be worth €4.5million to the […]

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Speed vans are not covering Limerick accident blackspots

Speed vans are not covering Limerick accident blackspots

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie FINE Gael councillor for Newcastle West, Liam Galvin, has called for a full review to be carried out on the manner in which ‘go-safe’ vans are operating in County Limerick. Cllr Galvin said at this week’s local authority meeting that he was in favour of ‘go-safe’ vans being used, but claimed […]

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Limerick councillors urged to stick with ‘local items’ agenda

Limerick councillors urged to stick with ‘local items’ agenda

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie LIMERICK city Fine Gael councillor Daniel Butler has called on his fellow councillors across the party divisions to take greater responsibility for how they use council meetings. Cllr Butler made the plea on the back of concerns raised by members at last month’s Metropolitan District meeting, that some of the motions […]

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BREAKING NEWS

Limerick hero averts airline emergency

Limerick hero averts airline emergency

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie THE bravery of a quick-thinking County Limerick man prevented a major emergency aboard a flight from Hong Kong to Heathrow last weekend. The Kilcornan native was returning home from holidays last Saturday morning when the frightening incident occurred just 15 minutes into the 12-hour flight. The heroic farmer had to wrestle […]

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Million-gallon leak found

Million-gallon leak found

A LEAK which has seen millions of gallons of water going down the drain over a period of seven years has provided the answer to why Shannon man, Pat Madden’s new water meter was telling him he had used 1.6 million litres in less than two months. The water meter installed in his home home […]

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LCCR on FM

LCCR on FM

LIMERICK City Community Radio (LCCR) will be broadcasting on 99.9fm every Saturday and Sunday from 8am for 2015 beginning this Saturday January 31. The community radio station was awarded a pilot community radio licence from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI). With funding from Limerick Regeneration and Limerick Enterprise Development Partnership (LEDP) and a team […]

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SPORT

Game Over Ball Burst – Super Bowl XLIX

Game Over Ball Burst – Super Bowl XLIX

AS USUAL, at this time of year, I am trying to spread the Gospel that is NFL. American Football to the uninitiated. Super Bowl XLIX, or 49 takes places this Sunday night in Arizona. Last season’s champions the Seattle Seahawks take on the New England Patriots. If you are a huge fan of the game, […]

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Limerick face ‘Rebels’ in Cup final

Limerick face ‘Rebels’ in Cup final

LIMERICK will play Cork this Saturday night in Mallow at 7pm in the final of the Waterford Crystal Cup. The two sides, who have met in the last two Munster Senior hurling finals, will relish this encounter, serving as a perfect run out ahead of the 2015 National hurling league which starts on February 14. […]

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Something for the Weekend – TV Listings

Something for the Weekend – TV Listings

THE big games are on the big screen. (Or whatever size you watch) Here is a list of the main sporting action on TV this weekend. Soccer Thur-29-Jan CDR Getafe v Villarreal 7pm SS5 Thur-29-Jan JPT Bristol City v Gillingham 7.45pm SS1 Thur-29-Jan CDR Athletic Bilbao v Malaga 9pm SS5 Thur-29-Jan CDR Sevilla v Espanyol […]

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LIFESTYLE

Limerick’s Niall O’Halloran on The Voice of Ireland

Limerick’s Niall O’Halloran on The Voice of Ireland

RTE’S ‘The Voice of Ireland’ will have a strong Limerick interest this week. Auditioning live for the judges is 22 year old singer/actor Niall O’Halloran. Niall applied for an audition through 2FM as less people apply for it than main casting. His mum started the application in secret and then got him to finish it. […]

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#video CHANGING TRAINS – ‘Won’t Let You Down’

#video CHANGING TRAINS – ‘Won’t Let You Down’

LIMERICK’S Changing Trains is musician Paul O’Riordan and friends. His first single ‘Won’t let you down’ will be available from all the major online stores from Friday January 30. Changing Trains released a video, directed and produced by Peter Delaney, to accompany the single. The full album ‘Theory of Everything’ that O’Riordan has been working […]

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Perkins joins Schumann and Shostakovich

Perkins joins Schumann and Shostakovich

Irish Chamber Orchestra’s opening concert for the year falls on Thursday 5, between Dublin and Sligo gigs. Hungarian cellist Istvan Vardai will play Schumann’s Cello Concerto A minor; Schostakovich’s Scherzo and Prelude for strings follows.  The ICO commissioned Cork born Sam Perkins to create new work for them and the resulting composition ‘Nimbus’ will premier […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Limerick’s Niall O’Halloran on The Voice of Ireland

Limerick’s Niall O’Halloran on The Voice of Ireland

RTE’S ‘The Voice of Ireland’ will have a strong Limerick interest this week. Auditioning live for the judges is 22 year old singer/actor Niall O’Halloran. Niall applied for an audition through 2FM as less people apply for it than main casting. His mum started the application in secret and then got him to finish it. […]

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#video CHANGING TRAINS – ‘Won’t Let You Down’

#video CHANGING TRAINS – ‘Won’t Let You Down’

LIMERICK’S Changing Trains is musician Paul O’Riordan and friends. His first single ‘Won’t let you down’ will be available from all the major online stores from Friday January 30. Changing Trains released a video, directed and produced by Peter Delaney, to accompany the single. The full album ‘Theory of Everything’ that O’Riordan has been working […]

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Perkins joins Schumann and Shostakovich

Perkins joins Schumann and Shostakovich

Irish Chamber Orchestra’s opening concert for the year falls on Thursday 5, between Dublin and Sligo gigs. Hungarian cellist Istvan Vardai will play Schumann’s Cello Concerto A minor; Schostakovich’s Scherzo and Prelude for strings follows.  The ICO commissioned Cork born Sam Perkins to create new work for them and the resulting composition ‘Nimbus’ will premier […]

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PHOTOS

Triple show launch at Limerick City Gallery of Art

Triple show launch at Limerick City Gallery of Art

by Rose Rushe AS ever, Carnegie Building on Pery Square magnetised lovers of art and architecture with its seasonal launch of new shows. The first three for 2015 opened on Thursday January 22 and current installations will run daily to March 13. The evening was topped by the announcement, months in the making, of a […]

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Pictures – Action from Killester’s  68-67 win over UL Huskies in Women’s National Cup

Pictures – Action from Killester’s 68-67 win over UL Huskies in Women’s National Cup

Killester pulled off a last gasp win over UL Huskies to reach their first Women’s National Cup Final since 2006. There was only 40 seconds left when they found themselves in a winning position – UL Huskies had led for most of the game but missed their last eight shots from play in a nervy […]

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Pictures – Action from UCD Marian’s  81-70 win over  UL Eagles in National Cup

Pictures – Action from UCD Marian’s 81-70 win over UL Eagles in National Cup

UCD Marian withstood a third quarter comeback from UL Eagles to book their place in the Men’s National Cup Final on January 24th. The Dubliners took an early lead with Preston Ross dominating in the post and helping himself to an 8-0 run as Marian led by 13 points after 10 minutes. UL Eagles found […]

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Other Recent Stories

Limerick’s Niall O’Halloran on The Voice of Ireland

Limerick’s Niall O’Halloran on The Voice of Ireland

| January 30, 2015

RTE’S ‘The Voice of Ireland’ will have a strong Limerick interest this week. Auditioning live for the judges is 22 year old singer/actor Niall O’Halloran. Niall applied for an audition through 2FM as less people apply for it than main casting. His mum started the application in secret and then got him to finish it. […]

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Game Over Ball Burst – Super Bowl XLIX

Game Over Ball Burst – Super Bowl XLIX

| January 29, 2015

AS USUAL, at this time of year, I am trying to spread the Gospel that is NFL. American Football to the uninitiated. Super Bowl XLIX, or 49 takes places this Sunday night in Arizona. Last season’s champions the Seattle Seahawks take on the New England Patriots. If you are a huge fan of the game, […]

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Limerick face ‘Rebels’ in Cup final

Limerick face ‘Rebels’ in Cup final

| January 29, 2015

LIMERICK will play Cork this Saturday night in Mallow at 7pm in the final of the Waterford Crystal Cup. The two sides, who have met in the last two Munster Senior hurling finals, will relish this encounter, serving as a perfect run out ahead of the 2015 National hurling league which starts on February 14. […]

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€4.5 million boost from Great Limerick Run

€4.5 million boost from Great Limerick Run

| January 29, 2015

THE Barrington’s Hospital Great Limerick Run — one of the largest mass participatory events in Ireland — is gearing up for its sixth year off the starting blocks on Sunday May 3 and is shaping up to be the biggest and best yet. Launched this Monday, the event is estimated to be worth €4.5million to the […]

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Speed vans are not covering Limerick accident blackspots

Speed vans are not covering Limerick accident blackspots

| January 29, 2015

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie FINE Gael councillor for Newcastle West, Liam Galvin, has called for a full review to be carried out on the manner in which ‘go-safe’ vans are operating in County Limerick. Cllr Galvin said at this week’s local authority meeting that he was in favour of ‘go-safe’ vans being used, but claimed […]

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