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Limerick Rose volunteers to help Belarus children

Limerick Rose volunteers to help Belarus children

REIGNING Limerick Rose, Marie Hennessy is this week flying out to Belarus with Adi Roche’s Chernobyl Children International, to volunteer in a children’s asylum. Marie will travel to a remote area of Belarus to help care for over 170 children who are residents of Vesnova Children’s Mental Asylum. The secondary school teacher and Newcastle West […]

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Call to expand Limerick Prison parenting programme

Call to expand Limerick Prison parenting programme

A FAMILY intervention programme has helped inmates at Limerick Prison develop better parenting skills and a more family supportive environment within the prison walls. A report from the University of Limerick (UL) is now calling for an expansion of the family intervention programme into other prisons. The programme, evaluated by UL, took place over 18 months and […]

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Shannon can benefit from Brexit opportunities

Shannon can benefit from Brexit opportunities

  TOURISM and travel will be the first industries to feel the effects of Britain’s exit from the EU with Shannon very much in the frontline of the Brexit fallout. With 1,600 people employed across 40 companies, Shannon’s aviation industry is of huge importance to the Mid West region, not just in terms of job […]

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BREAKING NEWS

Man in 20s rescued from River Shannon

Man in 20s rescued from River Shannon

A MAN is recovering at University Hospital Limerick this weekend after he was rescued from the River Shannon on Friday night. The incident occurred around 10pm on Friday night when a passerby raised the alarm after a man was seen entering the water. It is understood that the man alighted from a taxi near the […]

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120 new jobs for Limerick with Virgin Media

120 new jobs for Limerick with Virgin Media

VIRGIN Media, the global communications provider, is to create 120 new jobs in Limerick as part of an expansion to their 16 year history in the region. Located in Roxboro, Virgin Media say that they are to fill the roles immediately at their National Customer Service Centre. The expansion will see Virgin Media’s workforce increase to […]

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#BREAKING Substantial cannabis grow house found at Limerick farm

#BREAKING Substantial cannabis grow house found at Limerick farm

A CANNABIS grow house with plants estimated to be worth hundreds of thousands of euro has been discovered by Gardai in Limerick this Thursday. As a result of an extensive surveillance operation which lasted a number months, Gardai together with detectives tackling organised crime and officers from the divisional drugs unit, uncovered a substantial grow house […]

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SPORT

Munster name strong XV for Ospreys clash

Munster name strong XV for Ospreys clash

MUNSTER DIRECTOR of Rugby Rassie Erasmus has named his match day 23 for Saturday’s round 15 Guinness PRO12 encounter against Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium (5.15pm). In making five changes to the side that defeated Newport Gwent Dragons, returning Irish internationals Ian Keatley, Billy Holland and John Ryan have all been made available for the […]

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Southside soccer league is about much more than sport

Southside soccer league is about much more than sport

Sixty-four men aged from 18 years of age from across the southside of Limerick city have taken part in the latest Late Night Soccer League in Roxboro.. Over the past number of weeks, eight teams of eight competed in the Futsol competition, which is a collaborative project between Limerick City and County Council, Gardaí and […]

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EA SPORTS Cup First Round draw sees Limerick FC get a bye

EA SPORTS Cup First Round draw sees Limerick FC get a bye

The first round draw for the EA SPORTS Cup has been made. The competition begins the week of Monday, March 20th as holders St. Patrick’s Athletic, who recorded a 4-1 win over Limerick in last year’s final, will start their defence at home to Bluebell United. The draw, which was made at the League offices […]

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LIFESTYLE

Keyboard ace with the Scott Flanigan Trio

Keyboard ace with the Scott Flanigan Trio

 THERE’s nothing as cool as a true jazz artist after Gosling’s wounded character in ‘La La Land’. Limerick Jazz brings on a jazz pianist to Dolan’s Upstairs on Wednesday February 22, 9pm, welcoming Scott Flanigan. He is an immensely able keyboard player who plays with the best. “Scott has recently performed with Van Morrison, the […]

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Children encouraged to put their feet up at this year’s parade

Children encouraged to put their feet up at this year’s parade

Limerick City and County Council has advised that children under the age of six should not walk in this year’s St Patrick’s Day parade. Following a review of the concerns expressed regarding the participation of children in the parade, the local council has suggested that young children should instead travel the lengthy route on board […]

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Salute to Irish dance traditions: Jean Butler and Neil Martin

Salute to Irish dance traditions: Jean Butler and Neil Martin

RIVERDANCE former principal, fashion icon, actress and respected choreographer Jean Butler brings her latest, ‘this is an Irish dance’ to Lime Tree Theatre this Friday 17. It’s a passionate duet derived from traditional dance and performed by Butler with co-producer Neil Martin. Her last dance commission, ‘hurry’ (2013), invoked the choreographer’s celebrated past in Irish […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Keyboard ace with the Scott Flanigan Trio

Keyboard ace with the Scott Flanigan Trio

 THERE’s nothing as cool as a true jazz artist after Gosling’s wounded character in ‘La La Land’. Limerick Jazz brings on a jazz pianist to Dolan’s Upstairs on Wednesday February 22, 9pm, welcoming Scott Flanigan. He is an immensely able keyboard player who plays with the best. “Scott has recently performed with Van Morrison, the […]

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Children encouraged to put their feet up at this year’s parade

Children encouraged to put their feet up at this year’s parade

Limerick City and County Council has advised that children under the age of six should not walk in this year’s St Patrick’s Day parade. Following a review of the concerns expressed regarding the participation of children in the parade, the local council has suggested that young children should instead travel the lengthy route on board […]

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Salute to Irish dance traditions: Jean Butler and Neil Martin

Salute to Irish dance traditions: Jean Butler and Neil Martin

RIVERDANCE former principal, fashion icon, actress and respected choreographer Jean Butler brings her latest, ‘this is an Irish dance’ to Lime Tree Theatre this Friday 17. It’s a passionate duet derived from traditional dance and performed by Butler with co-producer Neil Martin. Her last dance commission, ‘hurry’ (2013), invoked the choreographer’s celebrated past in Irish […]

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PHOTOS

After Dark – Neo Natal Fundraising Ball

After Dark – Neo Natal Fundraising Ball

A special black tie fundraiser took place last Saturday evening as parents of children who were looked after at the Neonatal Unit at the Maternity Hospital Limerick sought to give something back. There was great style on show at the Strand Hotel which hosted the ball with a drinks reception kicking off proceedings. There was […]

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After Dark – At the launch of the Laurel Hill Fashion Show

After Dark – At the launch of the Laurel Hill Fashion Show

The Laurel hill school’s parents advisory council announced details of the school’s annual gala fashion show last week. The fashion show which has been running for more than 40 years is a very popular one on Limerick’s social calendar and is a joint event run by the parents council of both Laurel Hill Secondary school […]

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Out & About at Old Quarter Bar Limerick

Out & About at Old Quarter Bar Limerick

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Other Recent Stories

Limerick Rose volunteers to help Belarus children

Limerick Rose volunteers to help Belarus children

| February 19, 2017

REIGNING Limerick Rose, Marie Hennessy is this week flying out to Belarus with Adi Roche’s Chernobyl Children International, to volunteer in a children’s asylum. Marie will travel to a remote area of Belarus to help care for over 170 children who are residents of Vesnova Children’s Mental Asylum. The secondary school teacher and Newcastle West […]

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Call to expand Limerick Prison parenting programme

Call to expand Limerick Prison parenting programme

| February 19, 2017

A FAMILY intervention programme has helped inmates at Limerick Prison develop better parenting skills and a more family supportive environment within the prison walls. A report from the University of Limerick (UL) is now calling for an expansion of the family intervention programme into other prisons. The programme, evaluated by UL, took place over 18 months and […]

Continue Reading

Shannon can benefit from Brexit opportunities

Shannon can benefit from Brexit opportunities

| February 19, 2017

  TOURISM and travel will be the first industries to feel the effects of Britain’s exit from the EU with Shannon very much in the frontline of the Brexit fallout. With 1,600 people employed across 40 companies, Shannon’s aviation industry is of huge importance to the Mid West region, not just in terms of job […]

Continue Reading

Keyboard ace with the Scott Flanigan Trio

Keyboard ace with the Scott Flanigan Trio

| February 19, 2017

 THERE’s nothing as cool as a true jazz artist after Gosling’s wounded character in ‘La La Land’. Limerick Jazz brings on a jazz pianist to Dolan’s Upstairs on Wednesday February 22, 9pm, welcoming Scott Flanigan. He is an immensely able keyboard player who plays with the best. “Scott has recently performed with Van Morrison, the […]

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80 years under the tower

80 years under the tower

| February 19, 2017

GERALDINES AFC are celebrating 80 years in football in 2017 and this Sunday, February 19, club members, new and old, will come together to mark the occasion with a special Mass at St John’s Cathedral. Named after a local public house, Geraldines were founded in 1937 by Ger Tracey, John Callaghan and Tom ‘Ollie’ McMahon. […]

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