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Limerick blogger discusses search for perfect partner in new TV ad

Limerick blogger discusses search for perfect partner in new TV ad

| June 25, 2017

A blogger from Limerick makes her on-screen debut this month in a new campaign from car insurance brand its4women.ie. Sinead O’Brien from Patrickswell appears in a TV ad currently airing on RTE One which sees her share her experiences and insights into what it means to look for and find the perfect partner. Sinead beat off […]

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UL start-up scoops top prize at Enterprise awards

UL start-up scoops top prize at Enterprise awards

| June 24, 2017

A start-up company from the University of Limerick has been presented with the ‘One to Watch Award’ at Enterprise Ireland’s Big Ideas ceremony. HookeBio, a University of Limerick spin-out, was one of ten start-up companies to pitch their new technology solutions to investors at Enterprise Ireland’s annual showcase of start-up innovation emerging from higher education institutes. […]

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#WATCH Summer solstice celebrated in dawn ceremony at Lough Gur

#WATCH Summer solstice celebrated in dawn ceremony at Lough Gur

| June 23, 2017

The summer solstice has been welcomed in spectacular sound and style at one of the world’s finest stone circles, the Grange Stone Circle in Lough Gur, Limerick. The hugely significant ritual circle, complete with its 113 stones, hosted guests – some travelling from across the world – keen to capture the first rays of the […]

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Beyond the neon runes

Beyond the neon runes

| June 22, 2017

The forgotten many So, Enda is gone, and in his stead is some young fella, a gay lad apparently, one from out foreign. Mental. And this new chap is very hard to read, so hard that most of us have chosen to keep our powder dry, not quite affording him a honeymoon period, but certainly […]

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Marmite McGregor talking his way to fortune

Marmite McGregor talking his way to fortune

| June 22, 2017

There’s an unwritten rule in Irish sport, it goes a little something like this: ‘Should one of our people reach the pinnacle of their sport they automatically become a national hero.’ It doesn’t matter if the sport in question is something we’ve never even heard of or don’t properly understand; if an Irish person is […]

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New O’Connell Street will put pedestrians first

New O’Connell Street will put pedestrians first

| June 21, 2017

Plans to rejuvenate O’Connell Street in Limerick will see pedestrians placed at the heart of a new Limerick city centre. The core principles in the re-imagining of this historic street will include putting pedestrians first,  adopting a smarter travel approach, reducing unnecessary car traffic, reducing road signage and improving the streetscape The plan promotes walking, cycling and public […]

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#WATCH Statue of Anthony Foley unveiled on Clancy’s Strand

#WATCH Statue of Anthony Foley unveiled on Clancy’s Strand

| June 21, 2017

A memorial commemorating the late Anthony Foley has been unveiled on Clancy’s Strand in Limerick city. The two metre tall memorial stone features the legendary forward, charging with ball in hand. The memorial was the initiative of the Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Kieran O’Hanlon and was unveiled in a low-key event […]

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Bishop visits Islamic Centre in show of solidarity

Bishop visits Islamic Centre in show of solidarity

| June 21, 2017

The Bishop of Limerick, Brendan Leahy, has visited the Limerick Islamic Cultural Centre to show his solidarity with local Muslims community who are observing a holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan is observed by Muslims worldwide as a holy month of fasting, introspection and prayers. Fasting is one of the five fundamental principles of Islam. Each […]

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Secret Screening at Limerick’s Omniplex this month

Secret Screening at Limerick’s Omniplex this month

| June 15, 2017

Omniplex have announced their next Secret Screenings event will take place on Wednesday, June 28 and for the first time Omniplex Limerick will host its own event, joining cinemas in Dublin, Cork and Dundalk in simultaneously screening a major new release ahead of its launch date. As with all Secret Screenings, movie goers will only know […]

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Beyond the neon runes

Beyond the neon runes

| June 15, 2017

Burn notice It begins with an overheard conversation in the post office, two old dears breaking the news before it’s even broken: “They’re giving it lovely for the weekend,” says the first. “Are they?” asks the second, agog. “They are. 22 degrees,” the other replies proudly, as if she’d arranged it all herself. You scoff […]

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