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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Pressure is on as Limerick rents hit all time high

Pressure is on as Limerick rents hit all time high

| February 18, 2017

RENTS in Limerick rose by an average of 12.5 per cent between last September and December, according to the latest figures from property website Daft.ie. Daft’s figures for the final quarter of 2016 show that the average monthly rent in Limerick is now €875 — with many homes well over €1,000 per month. Limerick Sinn […]

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Gardaí needed in Abbey Court

Gardaí needed in Abbey Court

| February 18, 2017

RESIDENTS in Abbey Court on Fr Russell Road say they are “frustrated” by the lack of Garda presence in the area after a young couple were left traumatised following an unprovoked attack by a gang of youths. The incident took place at 4.30am on New Year’s Day when a man and woman, both aged 26, were set […]

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Recruitment firm sees Midwest as ‘strong alternative’ to Dublin and Cork

Recruitment firm sees Midwest as ‘strong alternative’ to Dublin and Cork

| February 18, 2017

A major HR and Recruitment firm is to open a new regional office in Limerick to service its client base in the Midwest region. The opening of the new Collins McNicholas branch this month, which will be located at the National Technology Park in Castletroy, increases the company’s number of offices around the country to […]

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Social inclusion is the goal of Limerick late night soccer

Social inclusion is the goal of Limerick late night soccer

| February 18, 2017

SIXTY-four young people from the Southside of the city have togged out for the Late Night Soccer League in Roxboro, which aims to reduce the potential for anti-social behaviour by encouraging participation in meaningful activities. Over the past number of weeks, eight teams of eight have competed in the futsol competition, which is a collaborative project between Limerick […]

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New 32 classroom building for Monaleen National School

New 32 classroom building for Monaleen National School

| February 17, 2017

Senator Kieran O’Donnell has announced that Monaleen National School is to get a much needed new 32 classroom school building. “I am pleased to announce that Monaleen National School is to get a completely new 32 classroom school building to replace the existing school on the same site,” said Senator O’Donnell. “This new 32 classroom building for […]

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Win cinema tickets

Win cinema tickets

| February 17, 2017

ODEON Limerick is this week giving away one pair of tickets and two large combo meals for a film of your choice at their cinema at the Castletroy Shopping Centre. To be in with a chance, answer the following question and email your answer to competitions@limerickpost.ie by 9am on Monday February 20. Who directed ‘Rings’? […]

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