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Beyond the neon runes

Beyond the neon runes

| July 27, 2017

It’s a man’s world As a white, working-class, heterosexual male, living in a relatively wealthy, modernised country, I am among the most privileged people in the world. The only prejudice I encounter is when I open my big, fat Kilkenny mouth and reveal myself to be far from the erudite, educated individual some presume me […]

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A season of forgotten glories

A season of forgotten glories

| July 6, 2017

It’s the same every summer; the football ends, I exhale deeply, and say, “thank God that’s over.” Jaded and fatigued I wave the Premier League goodbye and look forward to lazy Saturdays in the sun, Sundays spent with family and weeknights sampling the great outdoors. That usually lasts for all of two weeks. I start […]

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Dayl Cronin will charm UCH

Dayl Cronin will charm UCH

| April 19, 2017

SEMI FINALIST on RTE’s ‘Dancing With The Stars’ and former boyband member Dayl Cronin will star in this year’s panto, ‘Cinderella’, at University Concert Hall. Originally tipped as one of the DWTS favourites, Dayl and his dance partner Ksenia Zsikhotska made it all the way to the semi-finals of the hotly contested RTÉ show. Dayl […]

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Dayl Cronin will charm Limerick for UCH panto

Dayl Cronin will charm Limerick for UCH panto

| April 18, 2017

SEMI-FINALIST on RTE’s Dancing With The Stars and former boyband member Dayl Cronin will star in this year’s panto, Cinderella, at University Concert Hall. Originally tipped as one of the DWTS favourites, Dayl and his dance partner Ksenia Zsikhotska made it all the way to the semi-finals of the hotly contested RTÉ show. Dayl will […]

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Beyond the neon runes

Beyond the neon runes

| March 30, 2017

The Holy Trinity I grew up in the countryside, in a typical Irish village; one pub, one chipper, a church and a national school. It was quiet without being remote, not a ‘back of beyond, arse-end of nowhere’ type place, where the nearest neighbour lives nine fields yonder west and the postman has to dig […]

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Beyond the neon runes

Beyond the neon runes

| March 9, 2017

The kindness of strangers Do you know what I’d love? A trip to Vegas. A fortnight in Sin City. An entire two weeks of debauchery and decadence, of gambling, boozing and whoring, acting the gobshite, doing my level best to get arrested. A holiday which would either kill me or provide enough memories to last […]

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Sorry, We’re Off the Air – (oops, I did it again)

Sorry, We’re Off the Air – (oops, I did it again)

| June 2, 2016

LIME Tree will host what sounds like a ‘radio reality’ show with Brendan Balfe’s ‘Sorry, We’re Off the Air’ on Saturday June 4, 8pm. Himself a national treasure through decades in broadcasting, much of it ‘light entertainment’, he recalls the personalities and eccentrics who became household names in Ireland and indeed, elsewhere, through life on […]

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Limerick’s key role in election

Limerick’s key role in election

| February 4, 2016

by Alan Jacques [email protected] WITH Taoiseach Enda Kenny finally confirming February 26 as the date for the General Election, Limerick is set to play a pivotal role in the race for seats in the thirty second Dáil. All eyes will be on the University of Limerick on Monday February 15 as it plays host to the […]

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Limerick mother’s transformation through tragedy

Limerick mother’s transformation through tragedy

| November 26, 2015

 A LIMERICK mother, whose lifestyle underwent a profound change after the death of her eldest child, has been selected as one of the five leaders for the next series of RTÉ’s weight loss show Operation Transformation. The programme will follow Clare Scanlan (39) from Monagea, an employee of Pallas Foods in Newcastle West, as she […]

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Lola’s tragic death sparks unique event

Lola’s tragic death sparks unique event

| June 11, 2015

by Aoife McLoughlin [email protected] RTÉ is to film a special fundraising event in Limerick this Sunday, in memory of baby Lola Nagle. The event is being hosted by Lola’s father – local tattoo artist Ross Nagle – and will be filmed as part of a documentary in which he is involved. The fundraiser comes just […]

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