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Slow pace of Limerick city centre development holding up new investment

Slow pace of Limerick city centre development holding up new investment

  THE lack of prime office space in Limerick city centre is a barrier to attracting further foreign direct investment, according to the region’s top business promoter. Newly appointed IDA regional business development manager Niall O’Callaghan made his comments at a Shannon Chamber function on Tuesday when he said that the region now faces “international […]

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11 new Limerick speed detection zones

11 new Limerick speed detection zones

  ELEVEN new “GoSafe” speed detection locations in Limerick are amongst the 355 new monitoring zones that have been identified by Gardaí in their latest crackdown on speeding drivers. Following a review of the collision analysis of the road network based on the most recent collision statistics some four years after the “GoSafe” programme was […]

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Region’s legacy and potential outlined

Region’s legacy and potential outlined

THE Shannon region is a wonderful place to live and work. This was the sentiment expressed by South African native Julie Dickerson, managing director of Shannon Engine Support and president of Shannon Chamber, in her opening remarks at a Chamber lunch at which IDA’s new regional business and relationship Niall O’Callaghan was the keynote speaker. […]

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BREAKING NEWS

Sunshine could light up Shannon

Sunshine could light up Shannon

A €30 million commercial power plant, which could create dozens of jobs and provide enough energy to power more than one thousand homes has reached the planning stage. Plans for the project, along with an environmental impact statement, have been lodged with the local authority concerning the proposed project at Ballymorris, just off the Ennis-Limerick […]

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Ambulance can’t meet HIQA targets

Ambulance can’t meet HIQA targets

LESS than one in ten ambulance callouts for potentially life-threatening emergencies in rural areas arrive within the target time of eight minutes, a shocking new reporthas revealed. And while this increases to more than four in ten in the cases of less urgent calls – which have a target arrival time of 19 minutes – […]

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Jan never promised Kelly

Jan never promised Kelly

LIMERICK Labour Party Deputy, Jan O’Sullivan, has told the Limerick Post that she never promised to support Alan Kelly in his failed bid for leadership of the party. As the row over Brendan Howlin’s unopposed election as party leader continued this week, the former Education Minister said: “At no stage did I tell Alan Kelly […]

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SPORT

Swimming – Limerick’s Doyle wins Athlete of the year

Swimming – Limerick’s Doyle wins Athlete of the year

LIMERICK’S OLYMPIC  Games qualifier Fiona Doyle and Larne’s Conor Ferguson were last night named Senior & Junior Performance Athletes of the Year at the Swim Ireland Annual Awards at the Titanic Centre, Belfast.  Doyle, who qualified for the Olympic Games in July last year, had an outstanding year in 2015 and won the award based […]

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GAA – Action from Limerick versus Clare in the MSFC

GAA – Action from Limerick versus Clare in the MSFC

Action from Limerick’s 0-16 to 0-13 loss to Clare in the Munster Senior football championship yesterday afternoon. Report here –

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Rugby – Tackle your feelings

Rugby – Tackle your feelings

The Irish Rugby Union Players’ Association (IRUPA) in partnership with Zurich hosted a free mental wellbeing panel discussion as part of its ‘Tackle Your Feelings’ campaign in Thomond Park recently. ‘Tackle Your Feelings’ is an all island mental wellbeing campaign which sees national and international rugby stars come forward to tell their own personal story […]

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LIFESTYLE

Mentoring programme open to playwrights and directors @Belltable: Connect

Mentoring programme open to playwrights and directors @Belltable: Connect

AS PART of the artist development initiative Belltable:Connect, management of the venue Belltable and Fishamble: The New Play Company have come together to offer a 10-month mentoring programme for playwrights and directors. This is to support the development of emerging and established playwrights and directors who would benefit from a mentoring process – to investigate […]

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Limerick made films that screened at Cannes Film Festival 2016

Limerick made films that screened at Cannes Film Festival 2016

report by Aimee Graham of Richard Harris International Film Festival WITH a strong Limerick coterie of film makers returned from Cannes where two of their films were selected to platform in 2016’s Short Film Corner, let’s review the Limerick connection to this Rivera event over decades. It is no surprise that Richard Harris’s first trip […]

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Limerick Classic Car Show hosts stuntman and vintage marques

Limerick Classic Car Show hosts stuntman and vintage marques

ONE of the largest and most exciting vintage car events in Ireland will takes place on Sunday May 29 at Limerick Racecourse. As well as hundreds of gleaming classic and modified cars and motorbikes, the Limerick Classic Car Show presents special attractions of stand out appeal. Professional motorcycle freestyle rider Mattie Griffin will wow the […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Mentoring programme open to playwrights and directors @Belltable: Connect

Mentoring programme open to playwrights and directors @Belltable: Connect

AS PART of the artist development initiative Belltable:Connect, management of the venue Belltable and Fishamble: The New Play Company have come together to offer a 10-month mentoring programme for playwrights and directors. This is to support the development of emerging and established playwrights and directors who would benefit from a mentoring process – to investigate […]

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Limerick made films that screened at Cannes Film Festival 2016

Limerick made films that screened at Cannes Film Festival 2016

report by Aimee Graham of Richard Harris International Film Festival WITH a strong Limerick coterie of film makers returned from Cannes where two of their films were selected to platform in 2016’s Short Film Corner, let’s review the Limerick connection to this Rivera event over decades. It is no surprise that Richard Harris’s first trip […]

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Limerick Classic Car Show hosts stuntman and vintage marques

Limerick Classic Car Show hosts stuntman and vintage marques

ONE of the largest and most exciting vintage car events in Ireland will takes place on Sunday May 29 at Limerick Racecourse. As well as hundreds of gleaming classic and modified cars and motorbikes, the Limerick Classic Car Show presents special attractions of stand out appeal. Professional motorcycle freestyle rider Mattie Griffin will wow the […]

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PHOTOS

Rugby – Tackle your feelings

Rugby – Tackle your feelings

The Irish Rugby Union Players’ Association (IRUPA) in partnership with Zurich hosted a free mental wellbeing panel discussion as part of its ‘Tackle Your Feelings’ campaign in Thomond Park recently. ‘Tackle Your Feelings’ is an all island mental wellbeing campaign which sees national and international rugby stars come forward to tell their own personal story […]

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Socials – UL Presidents Dinner 2016

Socials – UL Presidents Dinner 2016

In excess of 300 sports personalities, philanthropic and business leaders attended the annual University of Limerick President’s Gala Dinner organised by the UL Foundation. A new suite of Sports Scholarships were formally launched at the event, designed to support elite athletes in pursuing and excelling in their sport while also undertaking study at the University […]

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Music Generation National Schools Event

Music Generation National Schools Event

OVER 1,200 children attended the Music Generation Limerick City National School Event in the University of Limerick Arena on Monday May 16. It was Music Generation’s second National Schools Song Summit timed to coincide with and mark the end of the school year. Music Generation is Ireland’s National Music Education Programme funded in part by […]

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Other Recent Stories

Swimming – Limerick’s Doyle wins Athlete of the year

Swimming – Limerick’s Doyle wins Athlete of the year

| May 30, 2016

LIMERICK’S OLYMPIC  Games qualifier Fiona Doyle and Larne’s Conor Ferguson were last night named Senior & Junior Performance Athletes of the Year at the Swim Ireland Annual Awards at the Titanic Centre, Belfast.  Doyle, who qualified for the Olympic Games in July last year, had an outstanding year in 2015 and won the award based […]

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Slow pace of Limerick city centre development holding up new investment

Slow pace of Limerick city centre development holding up new investment

| May 30, 2016

  THE lack of prime office space in Limerick city centre is a barrier to attracting further foreign direct investment, according to the region’s top business promoter. Newly appointed IDA regional business development manager Niall O’Callaghan made his comments at a Shannon Chamber function on Tuesday when he said that the region now faces “international […]

Continue Reading

GAA – Action from Limerick versus Clare in the MSFC

GAA – Action from Limerick versus Clare in the MSFC

| May 30, 2016

Action from Limerick’s 0-16 to 0-13 loss to Clare in the Munster Senior football championship yesterday afternoon. Report here –

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Rugby – Tackle your feelings

Rugby – Tackle your feelings

| May 30, 2016

The Irish Rugby Union Players’ Association (IRUPA) in partnership with Zurich hosted a free mental wellbeing panel discussion as part of its ‘Tackle Your Feelings’ campaign in Thomond Park recently. ‘Tackle Your Feelings’ is an all island mental wellbeing campaign which sees national and international rugby stars come forward to tell their own personal story […]

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GAA – Weekend results from around Limerick GAA

GAA – Weekend results from around Limerick GAA

| May 30, 2016

  IT was a beautiful weekend weather wise. For those that did not manage to take in some great local GAA action, here are the results from the last 48 hours. Limerick G.A.A. Week Results: Inter-County Munster Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final Limerick 0-13 Clare 0-16 Munster Junior Football Championship Quarter-Final Limerick 2-13 Clare 1-13 Celtic […]

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