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Report to outline economic impact of commercial activity on Shannon Estuary

Report to outline economic impact of commercial activity on Shannon Estuary

THE significant economic contribution in a national context of Shannon Foynes Port Company (SFPC) and the Shannon Estuary will be detailed in an ‘Economic Impact Assessment’ by independent strategic research consultants W2 Consulting published this Friday. The launch of the report assessment at Foynes Yacht Club will be attended by Minister of State for Tourism and […]

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Shannon Airport shortlisted for prestigious international award

Shannon Airport shortlisted for prestigious international award

FOR the fourth year in a row, Shannon Airport has once again been shortlisted for the World Routes Marketing Awards 2016. The independent airport has been nominated in the category of Best Marketing of Airports in the world under 4 million passengers, a category in which they received a highly commended award in Durban, South […]

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Limerick man cleared of wrongdoing in Olympic ticketing probe

Limerick man cleared of wrongdoing in Olympic ticketing probe

A LIMERICK sports administrator who had his passport confiscated as part of the investigation into the Olympic ticketing scandal has been cleared of any wrongdoing. Last Sunday night Dermot Henihan, of North Circular Road, had his passport, phone and laptop seized by Brazilian police following a search of the Rio de Janeiro hotel he was […]

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BREAKING NEWS

Doyle concludes games

Doyle concludes games

Fiona Doyle concluded her Olympic Games this week with a second place finish in her heat of the 200m Breaststroke. A 100m Breaststroke specialist, Doyle led the race for 150 metres but tied up in the last 50 to touch in 2:29.76. Argentina’s Julia Sebastian won the heat in 2:27.98. After 4 heats the 24 […]

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Limerick navigation will not reopen as expected this weekend

Limerick navigation will not reopen as expected this weekend

  THE navigation on the Shannon River between Parteen Weir and Limerick city will not reopen this weekend as previously indicated by Waterways Ireland as remedial works have been delayed, it has emerged this Thursday. Last April, the passage of water between the Parteen Weir and Limerick city was closed. In May, calls for it to […]

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Limerick priest charged with indecently assaulting boy

Limerick priest charged with indecently assaulting boy

A SERVING Catholic priest has been charged with allegedly indecently assaulting a young boy during the 1980s in an East Limerick parish. The 60-year-old priest, who can not be named for legal reasons, is charged with eight counts of indecent assault on dates between September 1, 1988 and August 1, 1990. Appearing before Limerick District […]

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SPORT

Rugby – Action from Munster Development XV versus Garryowen

Rugby – Action from Munster Development XV versus Garryowen

ACTION from last nights game between Munster Rugby Development XV (Under 20’s) and Garryowen. The provincial side  won on a score of 2 tries to 0 with Daniel Hurley and Calvin Nash getting the scores. Pics by Kieran Ryan.

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Soccer – Limerick sides take part in VW Junior Masters Champions

Soccer – Limerick sides take part in VW Junior Masters Champions

Over 250 footballers from 16 top teams around Ireland competed in Dublin’s A.U.L Complex over the weekend in this year’s Volkswagen Junior Masters football tournament. A fiercely competitive final saw Belvedere FC defeat last year’s champions Crumlin United 1-0. Now in its third year, the under 13 boy’s tournament has grown significantly in terms of […]

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GAA – Limerick’s John Brudair steps down as manager

GAA – Limerick’s John Brudair steps down as manager

LIMERICK’S Senior football manager, John Brudair, has told the Limerick County Board that he is not going forward for a new season in the helm. The Limerick County board have thanked Brudair for all his work in a statement released today. The Limerick county board are now in a position where they are without both […]

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LIFESTYLE

Lloyd Cole: Are You Ready to be Heartbroken?

Lloyd Cole: Are You Ready to be Heartbroken?

THE release of 2015’s ‘Lloyd Cole and the Commotions Collected Recordings 1983-1989’ was warmly received and sold out quickly. So much so, the boxset has been reprinted and Lloyd Cole has embarked on a solo tour playing songs exclusively from that era as well as his first four solo albums. In 1984 every student bedsit […]

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#punk40  The Damned are still fast and furious 40 years on

#punk40 The Damned are still fast and furious 40 years on

THE Damned were in the eye of the storm when punk exploded in London in ’76. Contemporaries of The Sex Pistols and The Clash, The Damned is the first of those punk upstarts to release a single ‘New Rose’ in 1976 and a debut album ‘Damned Damned Damned’ in ’77, both on Stiff Records. When […]

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Napalm Death confirmed for Limerick

Napalm Death confirmed for Limerick

CULT UK grindcore/metal legends Napalm Death will play Limerick on Paddy’s Day 2017. Napalm Death is a key booking for BadReputation Ireland who run The Siege of Limerick Metal Festival bi-annually and is sure to sell out fast. (Perhaps in as about as much time as it takes to play ‘In Extremis’ – 6 seconds) […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Lloyd Cole: Are You Ready to be Heartbroken?

Lloyd Cole: Are You Ready to be Heartbroken?

THE release of 2015’s ‘Lloyd Cole and the Commotions Collected Recordings 1983-1989’ was warmly received and sold out quickly. So much so, the boxset has been reprinted and Lloyd Cole has embarked on a solo tour playing songs exclusively from that era as well as his first four solo albums. In 1984 every student bedsit […]

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#punk40  The Damned are still fast and furious 40 years on

#punk40 The Damned are still fast and furious 40 years on

THE Damned were in the eye of the storm when punk exploded in London in ’76. Contemporaries of The Sex Pistols and The Clash, The Damned is the first of those punk upstarts to release a single ‘New Rose’ in 1976 and a debut album ‘Damned Damned Damned’ in ’77, both on Stiff Records. When […]

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Napalm Death confirmed for Limerick

Napalm Death confirmed for Limerick

CULT UK grindcore/metal legends Napalm Death will play Limerick on Paddy’s Day 2017. Napalm Death is a key booking for BadReputation Ireland who run The Siege of Limerick Metal Festival bi-annually and is sure to sell out fast. (Perhaps in as about as much time as it takes to play ‘In Extremis’ – 6 seconds) […]

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PHOTOS

Socials – UL Conferrings Wednesday August 24

Socials – UL Conferrings Wednesday August 24

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Socials – UL Conferrings – Tuesday August 23

Socials – UL Conferrings – Tuesday August 23

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After Dark – at the launch of ‘Afternoon Tea and Fashion’ fundraiser

After Dark – at the launch of ‘Afternoon Tea and Fashion’ fundraiser

I AM delighted to reveal that last year’s hugely successful Afternoon Tea and Fashion fundraiser in aid of The Children’s Ark, Neo Natal Unit and CARI is back! Last year’s inaugural event was an outstanding success with a full house of stylish ladies raising money for the children’s charities as part of Limerick’s Live 95fm’s […]

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Report to outline economic impact of commercial activity on Shannon Estuary

Report to outline economic impact of commercial activity on Shannon Estuary

| August 24, 2016

THE significant economic contribution in a national context of Shannon Foynes Port Company (SFPC) and the Shannon Estuary will be detailed in an ‘Economic Impact Assessment’ by independent strategic research consultants W2 Consulting published this Friday. The launch of the report assessment at Foynes Yacht Club will be attended by Minister of State for Tourism and […]

Continue Reading

Shannon Airport shortlisted for prestigious international award

Shannon Airport shortlisted for prestigious international award

| August 24, 2016

FOR the fourth year in a row, Shannon Airport has once again been shortlisted for the World Routes Marketing Awards 2016. The independent airport has been nominated in the category of Best Marketing of Airports in the world under 4 million passengers, a category in which they received a highly commended award in Durban, South […]

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Socials – UL Conferrings Wednesday August 24

Socials – UL Conferrings Wednesday August 24

| August 24, 2016

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Limerick man cleared of wrongdoing in Olympic ticketing probe

Limerick man cleared of wrongdoing in Olympic ticketing probe

| August 24, 2016

A LIMERICK sports administrator who had his passport confiscated as part of the investigation into the Olympic ticketing scandal has been cleared of any wrongdoing. Last Sunday night Dermot Henihan, of North Circular Road, had his passport, phone and laptop seized by Brazilian police following a search of the Rio de Janeiro hotel he was […]

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Rugby – Action from Munster Development XV versus Garryowen

Rugby – Action from Munster Development XV versus Garryowen

| August 24, 2016

ACTION from last nights game between Munster Rugby Development XV (Under 20’s) and Garryowen. The provincial side  won on a score of 2 tries to 0 with Daniel Hurley and Calvin Nash getting the scores. Pics by Kieran Ryan.

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