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Local harpists go for gold in national competition

Local harpists go for gold in national competition

| January 31, 2017

Harpists from Clare and Limerick will be amongst the 14 finalists for the Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal that takes place in Cork on Friday 3 February, and will be broadcast live on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta. Gráinne Fitzgibbon, from Croom, Co. Limerick, learnt music from her mother, music teacher Sheila Cagney, and was taught […]

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Adrian blazes a trail to national finals

Adrian blazes a trail to national finals

| January 30, 2017

An innovator from Limerick has been selected to compete in the National final of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) competition in Dublin this March. Adrian Fleming,  who co-founded Accuvio Sustainability Software, won the established business category in the Regional Finals held in Bunratty and he now has the opportunity, along with 23 other national finalists, to become Ireland’s Best […]

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Pics – Barrington’s Hospital Great Limerick Run 2017 Launch

Pics – Barrington’s Hospital Great Limerick Run 2017 Launch

| January 30, 2017

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Anti-racism groups condemn immigration ban at Shannon Airport

Anti-racism groups condemn immigration ban at Shannon Airport

| January 30, 2017

Irish peace and anti-racism groups have congregated in Shannon Airport to denounce the implementation of a US Immigration ban on Muslims at pre-clearance facilities US President Trump has signed an order which means people from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen travelling to the US via Ireland are likely to be detained. “Shannon and […]

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Fundraising ball for Neonatal Unit

Fundraising ball for Neonatal Unit

| January 30, 2017

A fundraising ball will take place at the Limerick Strand Hotel on Saturday, February 11 to raise funds for the Neonatal Unit at University Maternity Hospital Limerick. A group of parents whose children have all passed through the University Maternity Hospital Limerick came together to organise a the ball to raise funds for the Neonatal Unit. This […]

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Competition winner

Competition winner

| January 30, 2017

WELL done to Martin Murphy from St Patrick’s Road who is the lucky winner of one pair of tickets and two large combo meals for a film of his choice at the Odeon Cinema in Castletroy. The answer to our film competition in last week’s edition of the Limerick Post was Despicable Me. More tickets […]

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€60m rural development plan welcomed by Shannon Group

€60m rural development plan welcomed by Shannon Group

| January 29, 2017

Shannon Group has welcomed the launch of ‘Realising our Rural Potential’, the €60 million action plan for rural development unveiled by Government. Speaking about the plan, Matthew Thomas, CEO of Shannon Group, said: “Our rural communities and regions are vital resources that need to be nurtured and supported. The action plan complements the work that is underway and required to […]

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UL Hospitals meet waiting list data standards

UL Hospitals meet waiting list data standards

| January 29, 2017

HEALTH Minister Simon Harris has congratulated staff at Croom Orthopaedic Hospital for meeting exacting standards on data quality for their day case and inpatient waiting lists. Mr Harris was speaking at the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF) Conference in Dublin where he congratulated teams from 22 hospitals, including four from the UL Hospitals Group, in […]

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2,174 procedures cancelled in Limerick hospitals

2,174 procedures cancelled in Limerick hospitals

| January 28, 2017

MORE than 2,000 medical procedures were cancelled in Limerick’s three public hospitals last year, according to figures released to Fianna Fáil Social Protection spokesman Willie O’Dea. The figures indicate that 2,174 operations and procedures were cancelled in Limerick in 2016. University Hospital Limerick (UHL) saw 1,572 procedures cancelled; St John’s Hospital saw 518 cancellations and 84 […]

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6,000 students attend Limerick positive mental health event

6,000 students attend Limerick positive mental health event

| January 28, 2017

6,000 second-level students and teachers attended a special event at the University of Limerick (UL) last week promoting positive mental health and help-seeking behaviour in young people. The campus glowed orange last Wednesday and Thursday throughout the Cycle Against Suicide Student Leaders’ Congress. Held outside Dublin for the first time, the congress came to a […]

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