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Amputee stranded in Limerick Emergency Department

Amputee stranded in Limerick Emergency Department

AN 86-year-old amputee was left on a trolley at the new University Hospital Limerick Emergency Department (UHL) having lost a leg, without the use of a hoist to get him in and out. Another woman suffering from sepsis was left 55 hours on a trolley, as there was no bed for her. These are just […]

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Bringing Lourdes to Limerick

Bringing Lourdes to Limerick

AN ANNUAL candlelit procession which commemorates those who died by suicide is growing every year and on this Friday, September 8 it is expected that as many as 1,000 people will turn out to mark Our Lady’s birthday and participate in the event. Organiser Philip Scanlon from Kileely believes the event helps provide a sense […]

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St John Ambulance Emergency First Aid Course

St John Ambulance Emergency First Aid Course

This 1-day St John Ambulance Emergency First Aid course will provide you with the practical and possible life-saving skills to deal with an emergency situation. Focusing on the essential elements of first aid and life-saving skills,  the course content can be tailored to suit the client and/or specific business or industrial sectors. This course is […]

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BUSINESS

Shannon airport on the lookout for branding guru

Shannon airport on the lookout for branding guru

SHANNON AIRPORT is looking for a bright business spark who will help it take flight in the competition stakes with other airports. The Shannon Group is seeking a business consultant to help create “a renewed commercial strategy and brand framework” to gain an increased spend from passengers and get travellers to give the airport repeat […]

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Breakfast briefing on digesting new knowledge

Breakfast briefing on digesting new knowledge

SHANNON Chamber, Atlantic Aviation Group and the University of Limerick (UL) are joining forces in an effort to encourage more business executives to perfect their management and leadership skills.  As part of its Skillnet undertakings, Shannon Chamber is hosting a breakfast briefing at the Oakwood Hotel in Shannon on Wednesday, August 16 at which details of […]

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Frustrated passengers could set their sights on Shannon

Frustrated passengers could set their sights on Shannon

AIRPORT delays, that are crippling holiday-makers plans at larger European airports could be a blessing in disguise for smaller airports such as Shannon, the head of the Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) has said.  Pat Dawson said increased security in Europe happened to coincide with the busiest weeks of the year for holidaymakers and those […]

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SPORT

Munster to Appoint Felix Jones as Interim Head Coach

Munster to Appoint Felix Jones as Interim Head Coach

Munster Rugby are reportedly looking to appoint Felix Jones as an interim head coach when current Director of Rugby, Rassie Erasmus departs in December. Former Munster and Ireland full-back Felix Jones is expected to fill in for Erasmus while the IRFU search for a permanent replacement at head coach and Director of Rugby. Current Director […]

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Limerick FC Earn Tough 1-0 Victory over Bohemians

Limerick FC Earn Tough 1-0 Victory over Bohemians

Limerick FC were given a huge boost in the relegation battle on Saturday night when they overcame a resilient Bohemians side at the Markets Field. Manager Neil McDonald made two changes to the team that lost to Shamrock Rovers four days earlier as Stephen Kenny and Rodrigo Tosi came into replace Dean Clarke and Shane […]

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UL Eagles basketball aim to soar back to top tier

UL Eagles basketball aim to soar back to top tier

FOLLOWING a tough season which ended in relegation last year, the University of Limerick (UL) Eagles are aiming to fly back to the top rank of the Irish men’s basketball league. The 2016/2017 season ended with heartbreak as the Eagles, having won two championships in the past decade, found themselves relegated from Ireland’s premier division. […]

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LIFESTYLE

Live: All Our Exes Live in Texas

Live: All Our Exes Live in Texas

The group swapped jazz for bluegrass for a joke – have since played with Keisha and The Backstreet Boys and a chance meeting with Hermitage Green on tour in the US persuaded them to bring their show to Limerick Australian group All Our Exes Live in Texas sing songs about twisted love tales, heartbreak and […]

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Culture Night’s collective clout of 80+ events

Culture Night’s collective clout of 80+ events

FORWARD planning for families who tip into and around town for Culture Night, September Friday 22  can begin.  See www.culturenight.ie and search ‘Limerick’. According to Limerick Arts Office, more than 80 acts are finalising for city and county and the complete programme is posted any day now. Five highlights are recommended, incorporating a global recipe […]

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Competition: Phyto Plage hair care

Competition: Phyto Plage hair care

Phyto was the first all-natural hair care brand and their exquisite, all-encompassing range of supplements, shampoos, hydrators and treatments have been painstakingly developed to nurture every hair type and texture – so whether yours is dry, frizzy, weakened, fine or thinning – Phyto have a super-charged botanical solution. ENTER for your chance to win PHYTOPLAGE […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Live: All Our Exes Live in Texas

Live: All Our Exes Live in Texas

The group swapped jazz for bluegrass for a joke – have since played with Keisha and The Backstreet Boys and a chance meeting with Hermitage Green on tour in the US persuaded them to bring their show to Limerick Australian group All Our Exes Live in Texas sing songs about twisted love tales, heartbreak and […]

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Culture Night’s collective clout of 80+ events

Culture Night’s collective clout of 80+ events

FORWARD planning for families who tip into and around town for Culture Night, September Friday 22  can begin.  See www.culturenight.ie and search ‘Limerick’. According to Limerick Arts Office, more than 80 acts are finalising for city and county and the complete programme is posted any day now. Five highlights are recommended, incorporating a global recipe […]

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Limerick acts on the  Electric Picnic bill

Limerick acts on the Electric Picnic bill

THE Electric Picnic will host over 55,000 revellers on the first weekend of September and the line-ups for the stages beyond the main arena are throwing up some gems and a decent representation from Limerick. The big names and the breakdown is The xx headline Friday night, A Tribe called Quest headline Saturday night and […]

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PHOTOS

Limerick After Dark – Pig n Porter festival

Limerick After Dark – Pig n Porter festival

IT HAS evolved over the years from a small sporting event to an internationally renowned festival of sport, music and food. Now in its 16th year the Pig ’n’ Porter festival was back with a huge line up of events. Ireland’s biggest and most popular Tag Rugby Festival kicked off last Thursday hosted by Old […]

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We were the champions: Limerick Pipe Band

We were the champions: Limerick Pipe Band

Having piped their way to the glory of Munster (Junior) Champions on June 11, 1967 in Cork, members of the 20-strong Limerick Pipe Band saluted their audience in full dress. From left, standing: P Ryan, pipe major; C Leo, J McManus, T McMahon, V Lyons, S Kiely, J Williams, T Williams, T Moore. Front: Ge […]

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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

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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Other Recent Stories

Live: All Our Exes Live in Texas

Live: All Our Exes Live in Texas

| August 23, 2017

The group swapped jazz for bluegrass for a joke – have since played with Keisha and The Backstreet Boys and a chance meeting with Hermitage Green on tour in the US persuaded them to bring their show to Limerick Australian group All Our Exes Live in Texas sing songs about twisted love tales, heartbreak and […]

Continue Reading

Amputee stranded in Limerick Emergency Department

Amputee stranded in Limerick Emergency Department

| August 23, 2017

AN 86-year-old amputee was left on a trolley at the new University Hospital Limerick Emergency Department (UHL) having lost a leg, without the use of a hoist to get him in and out. Another woman suffering from sepsis was left 55 hours on a trolley, as there was no bed for her. These are just […]

Continue Reading

Bringing Lourdes to Limerick

Bringing Lourdes to Limerick

| August 23, 2017

AN ANNUAL candlelit procession which commemorates those who died by suicide is growing every year and on this Friday, September 8 it is expected that as many as 1,000 people will turn out to mark Our Lady’s birthday and participate in the event. Organiser Philip Scanlon from Kileely believes the event helps provide a sense […]

Continue Reading

St John Ambulance Emergency First Aid Course

St John Ambulance Emergency First Aid Course

| August 22, 2017

This 1-day St John Ambulance Emergency First Aid course will provide you with the practical and possible life-saving skills to deal with an emergency situation. Focusing on the essential elements of first aid and life-saving skills,  the course content can be tailored to suit the client and/or specific business or industrial sectors. This course is […]

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American Airlines expand Shannon Airport services

American Airlines expand Shannon Airport services

| August 22, 2017

AMERICAN Airlines has announced the company plans to expand its Shannon to Philadelphia service in 2018, building on the demand for flights between regions which will add an additional 50 return flights and 7,000 passengers. The world’s largest airline will increase capacity on the route by 18%. Over 38,000 passengers already use the daily service […]

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