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Festival of fire and water

Festival of fire and water

Ireland’s favourite May Bank Holiday family festival is underway in Limerick as the city opens its doors to over 40,000 people for Riverfest 2016 – Limerick’s hugely popular summer festival.  The majestic River Shannon will host some of the world’s top watersport performers this weekend as a full programme of action packed activities and events […]

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Horrific Limerick nightmare draws to a close for those left behind

Horrific Limerick nightmare draws to a close for those left behind

THE HORRIFIC nightmare that two teenage boys woke up to on May 18, 2015 is finally at an end after details of the gruesome circumstances surrounding their father’s death in Limerick were read out at a coroners court. Ian Knight (18) and his brother Kelvin (15), sat side by side at Newcastle West coroner’s court during […]

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Limerick inquest told of suicide pact as past caught up with fraudster

Limerick inquest told of suicide pact as past caught up with fraudster

  SERIAL fraudster Julia Holmes died in a suicide pact with her partner Thomas Ruttle at his home in Boolaglass, Askeaton, an inquest at Newcastle West coroners court concluded this week. Coroner Antoinette Simon BL, heard that the couple were found dead in their bed by a gang of burglars who stumbled on their decomposing bodies […]

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BREAKING NEWS

Limerick gangland killer found unresponsive in prison cell

Limerick gangland killer found unresponsive in prison cell

DOUBLE gangland killer, Gary Campion, who is serving two life sentences, has been found unresponsive in his cell this Thursday morning by prison officers at Mountjoy, in what is believed to be a drug overdose. Campion (32), who was previously found with 73 bags of heroin in his cell at Limerick Prison almost nine years […]

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Leamy’s withdrawn from sale

Leamy’s withdrawn from sale

THE SCHOOL made famous in Frank McCourt’s, ‘Angela’s Ashes’ and now home to the Frank McCourt Museum, which was due to be auctioned, has been taken off the market. Leamy House on Upper Hartstonge Street in Limerick City centre was to be sold this week by Allsop’s, the auctioneers who deal with distressed properties. The […]

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Limerick criminal released on bail after high speed chase

Limerick criminal released on bail after high speed chase

  A LIMERICK man, said by Gardaí to be a “leading member of a criminal organisation”, has been granted bail in connection with a high speed chase on Saturday night. Liam Keane (31) of Greenhills Gardens, Ballysimon, appeared before Limerick District Court last Monday on nine charges relating to road traffic offences and a further charge […]

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SPORT

Soccer: Seventh win on the bounce puts Limerick FC 10 points clear

Soccer: Seventh win on the bounce puts Limerick FC 10 points clear

Limerick FC 3-0 Cabinteely LIMERICK FC reached the quarterway mark of the 2016 SSE Airtricity League First Division with their 100 per cent record still intact and a seismic 10-point lead at the top of the table following this routine win over Cabinteely, the first ever meeting of the two clubs. After the visitors managed […]

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Soccer: Five-star Limerick go seven points clear at the top of the table

Soccer: Five-star Limerick go seven points clear at the top of the table

Limerick FC 5-1 Shelbourne IT’S NOW five wins from five league games for Limerick FC in the 2016 SSE Airtricity League First Division after a 5-1 home triumph over Shelbourne, with five different players scoring for the Super Blues, put them seven points clear at the top of the table and saw them bring their season […]

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Soccer: Russell expecting challenge from Cobh as Limerick get EA Sports Cup run underway

Soccer: Russell expecting challenge from Cobh as Limerick get EA Sports Cup run underway

AS HIS Limerick FC team prepares to face Cobh Ramblers for the second time in four days, and third in a month, Martin Russell is expecting a very different game in the EA Sports Cup from the sides’ First Division encounter at the weekend, which Limerick won 6-1. The Super Blues hit the goal trail […]

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LIFESTYLE

Years of achievement defining Limerick Writers Centre and its works

Years of achievement defining Limerick Writers Centre and its works

THE rose cornice to No. 12 Barrington Street was halo to achievement at Limerick Writers Centre, launching its review 2015, ‘Building an Ark of Culture’. As manager Dominic Taylor told the assembly at John Quinn’s Georgian build, the concept driving LWC is “an ark to survive the flood of time, that which engulfs everybody and […]

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Head down to Plan’s arty party at Friday Milk Market

Head down to Plan’s arty party at Friday Milk Market

ESTABLISHED in 2014 with spur from Limerick City of Culture status, PLAN (Professional Limerick Artists Network) is the representative body for artists that acts as forum for issues to do with practice and management. Three years on, Riverfest this weekend presents the ideal platform for a public birthday party. Secretary Joanne Ryan, herself an actress/ […]

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Choose life, choose Mary McEvoy, choose ‘Fruitcake’

Choose life, choose Mary McEvoy, choose ‘Fruitcake’

MARY McEvoy, making headlines at The Gaeity with Limerick’s Jon Kenny in ‘The Matchmaker’, comes to Lime Tree this Friday for a double shift of ‘Fruitcake’. Written and directed by Alice Barry, Arts page reminds McEvoy that she was interviewed for this same show five years ago. She laughs. “‘Fruitcake’ has never really left off, […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Years of achievement defining Limerick Writers Centre and its works

Years of achievement defining Limerick Writers Centre and its works

THE rose cornice to No. 12 Barrington Street was halo to achievement at Limerick Writers Centre, launching its review 2015, ‘Building an Ark of Culture’. As manager Dominic Taylor told the assembly at John Quinn’s Georgian build, the concept driving LWC is “an ark to survive the flood of time, that which engulfs everybody and […]

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Head down to Plan’s arty party at Friday Milk Market

Head down to Plan’s arty party at Friday Milk Market

ESTABLISHED in 2014 with spur from Limerick City of Culture status, PLAN (Professional Limerick Artists Network) is the representative body for artists that acts as forum for issues to do with practice and management. Three years on, Riverfest this weekend presents the ideal platform for a public birthday party. Secretary Joanne Ryan, herself an actress/ […]

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Fourth Limerick Sings International Choral Festival will be largest ever

Fourth Limerick Sings International Choral Festival will be largest ever

‘LIMERICK, you’re a Lady’ was the vibrant message sung by Unity Gospel Choir Limerick at the launch of Limerick Sings International Choral Festival at The Savoy this Monday 25. Stakeholders showed out for the announcement of performances on Friday June 10 at St Mary’s Cathedral, Saturday 11 at UCH and in Adare for Sunday June […]

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PHOTOS

‘Purge’, a painted response to Hunt Collection artefacts

‘Purge’, a painted response to Hunt Collection artefacts

APRIL 21 saw Hunt Museum host its annual exhibition created by Limerick  School of Art and Design’s painting students, inspired by The Hunt Collection. This year’s theme title is ‘Purge’ and the “artworks are exhibited alongside the Museum’s artefacts and paintings to create imaginative responses to the collection”. ‘Purge’ is ongoing daily at the former […]

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Annie Get your Gun shoots the breeze at concert hall

Annie Get your Gun shoots the breeze at concert hall

FAN tailed head-dresses, dancing girls, cowgirls and Men Wearing Stetsons enlivened the media launch of Limerick Musical Society’s latest production. Dolan’s Bar was the familiar supportive venue for news of ‘Annie Get Your Gun’, set to shoot out the concert hall later this month, Thursday April 28, Friday 29 and Saturday 30. Metropolitan Mayor Jerry […]

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Launch of Limerick Film Festival draws multiple stakeholders

Launch of Limerick Film Festival draws multiple stakeholders

GEORGE Boutique Hotel, a regular supporter of and site for arts activity, was host to Limerick Film Festival’s media launch on Wednesday 30. This seventh annual festival will open on Thursday April 14 for three days, operating mostly out of LIT in Moylish. Look forward to the Short Film Awards in partnership with Film Freeway, […]

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Other Recent Stories

Years of achievement defining Limerick Writers Centre and its works

Years of achievement defining Limerick Writers Centre and its works

| April 30, 2016

THE rose cornice to No. 12 Barrington Street was halo to achievement at Limerick Writers Centre, launching its review 2015, ‘Building an Ark of Culture’. As manager Dominic Taylor told the assembly at John Quinn’s Georgian build, the concept driving LWC is “an ark to survive the flood of time, that which engulfs everybody and […]

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Festival of fire and water

Festival of fire and water

| April 29, 2016

Ireland’s favourite May Bank Holiday family festival is underway in Limerick as the city opens its doors to over 40,000 people for Riverfest 2016 – Limerick’s hugely popular summer festival.  The majestic River Shannon will host some of the world’s top watersport performers this weekend as a full programme of action packed activities and events […]

Continue Reading

Horrific Limerick nightmare draws to a close for those left behind

Horrific Limerick nightmare draws to a close for those left behind

| April 29, 2016

THE HORRIFIC nightmare that two teenage boys woke up to on May 18, 2015 is finally at an end after details of the gruesome circumstances surrounding their father’s death in Limerick were read out at a coroners court. Ian Knight (18) and his brother Kelvin (15), sat side by side at Newcastle West coroner’s court during […]

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Limerick inquest told of suicide pact as past caught up with fraudster

Limerick inquest told of suicide pact as past caught up with fraudster

| April 29, 2016

  SERIAL fraudster Julia Holmes died in a suicide pact with her partner Thomas Ruttle at his home in Boolaglass, Askeaton, an inquest at Newcastle West coroners court concluded this week. Coroner Antoinette Simon BL, heard that the couple were found dead in their bed by a gang of burglars who stumbled on their decomposing bodies […]

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Limerick ’50 Shades of Grey’ trial told ‘sexting should not damage credibility’

Limerick ’50 Shades of Grey’ trial told ‘sexting should not damage credibility’

| April 29, 2016

  JUST because a woman engages in ‘sexting’, should not damage her credibility in making a complaint to gardai, the jury in the Limerick trial of man charged with sexual assaulting a mother of two has been told. However, following one hour and 48 minutes of deliberations, the five women and seven men returned a […]

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