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Crime spree Limerick teenager didn’t like being locked up

Crime spree Limerick teenager didn’t like being locked up

A 15-year-old boy who went on four week crime spree that included 13 break-ins and nine bike thefts has been released on bail after he told a judge that he didn’t like the two days he spent in a Garda cell. The teenager, who can not be named for legal reasons, was before Limerick Children’s […]

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Win cinema tickets

Win cinema tickets

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 27. Who directed ‘The Great Wall’? […]

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Vet lab closure would undermine local Limerick and Clare agriculture

Vet lab closure would undermine local Limerick and Clare agriculture

  THE planned closure of the Regional Veterinary Laboratory at Knockalisheen on the outskirts of Limerick is a potential slap in the face for rural Ireland and in particular the Mid West region. That’s according to Limerick farmer and county councillor Emmett O’Brien who was commenting amid fears that the closure of the facility would […]

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BREAKING NEWS

#BREAKING Bomb found in car at Limerick city Garda station

#BREAKING Bomb found in car at Limerick city Garda station

  A HOMEMADE bomb was made safe during the early hours of Wednesday morning at the main Garda Station in Limerick City. The army bomb squad was dispatched to Henry Street Garda station after the explosive device was found in the back of a car that was impounded during an earlier Garda operation. Members of the […]

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#BREAKING Matracka guilty of housemate’s manslaughter in Limerick

#BREAKING Matracka guilty of housemate’s manslaughter in Limerick

  THREE days after she stabbed and killed her housemate, Monika Matracka dragged Michal Rejmer’s body to the back garden of the Castletroy home they shared and then lied to gardai when they came to investigate. This Tuesday, the 35-year-old Polish national was found guilty of the manslaughter of the man she had a relationship […]

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Childbirth deaths don’t make court

Childbirth deaths don’t make court

bernie@limerickpost.ie bernie@limerickpost.ie THE DEATHS of women who die in childbirth are almost never officially investigated by a coroner’s court, a Limerick elected councilor has revealed. Cllr Marian Hurley (FG) called this week for all maternal deaths to be investigated having discovered that of 27 women who died giving birth or shortly after between 2008 and […]

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SPORT

Russell targeting top six finish for Limerick FC

Russell targeting top six finish for Limerick FC

LIMERICK FC manager Martin Russell is aiming towards a top six finish as the Super Blues mark their return to the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, starting with Friday night’s game at home to Sligo Rovers (kick-off 7:45pm). Having romped to promotion last season at the first time of asking, Russell is optimistic that his […]

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Limerick’s Nash to captain Irish U/20’s against France

Limerick’s Nash to captain Irish U/20’s against France

IRISH HEAD coach, Nigel Carolan has named the Ireland U20 side, sponsored by PwC to face France this Friday night in Donnybrook. There a number of changes to the side that will run out in their first home game of the U20 Six Nations. Ulster and Queen’s Rob Lyttle comes into the team at full-back […]

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Limerick U/21 Football panel confirmed

Limerick U/21 Football panel confirmed

LIMERICK Under 21 football manager Declan Brouder has named his panel for the forthcoming championship clash with Tipperary on March 8 at 7.30pm. The panel, which will face the men from the Premier County in the Gaelic Grounds on Wednesday two weeks, sees several players with Senior Football experience involved. Should Limerick win this tie, […]

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LIFESTYLE

Pat McCabe show for Transition student Youth Theatre

Pat McCabe show for Transition student Youth Theatre

TWENTY years a-growing, Limerick Youth Theatre is staging the Patrick McCabe play ‘Frank Pig Says Hello’, directed by LYT graduate Naomi O’Kelly. The students taking part as crew and cast belong to Transition Year Theatre and ‘Frank Pig’ is very much the Glasgow based director’s show of choice. “It is likely to be different from […]

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Playing out the Cold War in Chess

Playing out the Cold War in Chess

‘ONE NIGHT in Bangkok’: Limerick Musical Society will transport you there on its ‘Chess’ board, production of choice this Spring. University Concert Hall is the venue, booking in advance for Thursday March 30 to Saturday April 1, 8pm at www.uch.ie Gerry Ryan, treasurer and PRO for this AIMS-laden troupe, outlines the tension riven story set […]

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Michel Déon talk at Pery Square

Michel Déon talk at Pery Square

LIMERICK Literary Festival, Thursday February 23 to Sunday 26, will see our French Honorary Consul Marie Hackett deliver a tribute to the late, great French novelist Michel Déon. A literary columnist and prolific author, Deon published more than 50 works and was the recipient of numerous awards, including the Prix Interallié for his 1970 novel, […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Pat McCabe show for Transition student Youth Theatre

Pat McCabe show for Transition student Youth Theatre

TWENTY years a-growing, Limerick Youth Theatre is staging the Patrick McCabe play ‘Frank Pig Says Hello’, directed by LYT graduate Naomi O’Kelly. The students taking part as crew and cast belong to Transition Year Theatre and ‘Frank Pig’ is very much the Glasgow based director’s show of choice. “It is likely to be different from […]

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Playing out the Cold War in Chess

Playing out the Cold War in Chess

‘ONE NIGHT in Bangkok’: Limerick Musical Society will transport you there on its ‘Chess’ board, production of choice this Spring. University Concert Hall is the venue, booking in advance for Thursday March 30 to Saturday April 1, 8pm at www.uch.ie Gerry Ryan, treasurer and PRO for this AIMS-laden troupe, outlines the tension riven story set […]

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Keyboard ace with the Scott Flanigan Trio

Keyboard ace with the Scott Flanigan Trio

 THERE’s nothing as cool as a true jazz artist after Gosling’s wounded character in ‘La La Land’. Limerick Jazz brings on a jazz pianist to Dolan’s Upstairs on Wednesday February 22, 9pm, welcoming Scott Flanigan. He is an immensely able keyboard player who plays with the best. “Scott has recently performed with Van Morrison, the […]

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PHOTOS

After Dark – Neo Natal Fundraising Ball

After Dark – Neo Natal Fundraising Ball

A special black tie fundraiser took place last Saturday evening as parents of children who were looked after at the Neonatal Unit at the Maternity Hospital Limerick sought to give something back. There was great style on show at the Strand Hotel which hosted the ball with a drinks reception kicking off proceedings. There was […]

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After Dark – At the launch of the Laurel Hill Fashion Show

After Dark – At the launch of the Laurel Hill Fashion Show

The Laurel hill school’s parents advisory council announced details of the school’s annual gala fashion show last week. The fashion show which has been running for more than 40 years is a very popular one on Limerick’s social calendar and is a joint event run by the parents council of both Laurel Hill Secondary school […]

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Out & About at Old Quarter Bar Limerick

Out & About at Old Quarter Bar Limerick

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Other Recent Stories

Crime spree Limerick teenager didn’t like being locked up

Crime spree Limerick teenager didn’t like being locked up

| February 22, 2017

A 15-year-old boy who went on four week crime spree that included 13 break-ins and nine bike thefts has been released on bail after he told a judge that he didn’t like the two days he spent in a Garda cell. The teenager, who can not be named for legal reasons, was before Limerick Children’s […]

Continue Reading

Russell targeting top six finish for Limerick FC

Russell targeting top six finish for Limerick FC

| February 22, 2017

LIMERICK FC manager Martin Russell is aiming towards a top six finish as the Super Blues mark their return to the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, starting with Friday night’s game at home to Sligo Rovers (kick-off 7:45pm). Having romped to promotion last season at the first time of asking, Russell is optimistic that his […]

Continue Reading

Win cinema tickets

Win cinema tickets

| February 22, 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 27. Who directed ‘The Great Wall’? […]

Continue Reading

Pat McCabe show for Transition student Youth Theatre

Pat McCabe show for Transition student Youth Theatre

| February 22, 2017

TWENTY years a-growing, Limerick Youth Theatre is staging the Patrick McCabe play ‘Frank Pig Says Hello’, directed by LYT graduate Naomi O’Kelly. The students taking part as crew and cast belong to Transition Year Theatre and ‘Frank Pig’ is very much the Glasgow based director’s show of choice. “It is likely to be different from […]

Continue Reading

Vet lab closure would undermine local Limerick and Clare agriculture

Vet lab closure would undermine local Limerick and Clare agriculture

| February 22, 2017

  THE planned closure of the Regional Veterinary Laboratory at Knockalisheen on the outskirts of Limerick is a potential slap in the face for rural Ireland and in particular the Mid West region. That’s according to Limerick farmer and county councillor Emmett O’Brien who was commenting amid fears that the closure of the facility would […]

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