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Ground control to LIT

Ground control to LIT

by Kathy Masterson kathy@limerickpost.ie LIMERICK Institute of Technology created Irish space history this week as an experiment that could help grow crops in extreme conditions was loaded on to the International Space Station. The project, which was chosen along with eight other international winners from a global research competition, will explore over the next 28 […]

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Working families in Limerick caught in homelessness trap

Working families in Limerick caught in homelessness trap

WITH 4,203 people currently on the housing list in Limerick city and county, working families are now more at risk of becoming homeless. The number of people looking for local authority housing in the metropolitan area is 3,336 compared to 2,208 on the old city council housing list back in March of this year. Novas […]

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‘Peanuts’ property tax cut for Limerick householders

‘Peanuts’ property tax cut for Limerick householders

A HEATED debate on the reduction of the Local Property Tax went to the wire this Tuesday evening before councillors finally voted in favour of a three per cent reduction on the charge. It means that Limerick homeowners will now make an average annual saving of €2.70 on the property tax. The emotionally charged meeting saw public […]

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BREAKING NEWS

Prima Volta Music Festival this weekend

Prima Volta Music Festival this weekend

Finding that perfect boom bap beat Another weekend in Limerick’s City of Culture year brings another exciting new festival to the city. The Prima Volta Music Festival is a three day music festival which takes place this weekend. The festival is organised by a collective of Limerick musicians, promoters and producers within the city in […]

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Government consultant kept three Limerick brothels

Government consultant kept three Limerick brothels

by Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie A CONSULTANT who advised the Government on a major transport project has admitted keeping and managing three brothels at apartments in Limerick during 2010 and 2011. Thomas Lyons (56), with an address at The Warrens, Malahide, Dublin, was arraigned at Limerick Circuit Court this Wednesday and admitted the offences contrary to […]

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140 new tech jobs for Limerick

140 new tech jobs for Limerick

CANADIAN tech firm Optel Vision has announced 140 new jobs for Limerick as part of the company’s expansion at their Irish and European base. Optel Vision specialise in track and trace and vision inspection technology for the manufacturing world is to create 140 new jobs in Limerick. The European expansion involves the establishment of an […]

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SPORT

Ireland’s first community-owned sports academy launched in Shannon

Ireland’s first community-owned sports academy launched in Shannon

SHANNON Swimming & Leisure Centre has become Ireland’s first community-owned High Performance Academy, with former Olympian Sonia O’Sullivan helping with its launch. In association with Clare Sports Partnership, the centre has established the Shannon High Performance Academy, which awards places to young sports men and women based on outstanding achievements and the strong likelihood of […]

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Limerick chairman hopes for Markets Field move before March

Limerick chairman hopes for Markets Field move before March

LIMERICK FC chairman Pat O’Sullivan has said he is “absolutely” confident that the club’s long-awaited return to the Markets Field will happen in the next six months. The club’s owner was definitive in his belief that the stadium will be ready for the first league game of the 2015 season next March, with the Super […]

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Gaffney hails Limerick’s added attacking strength

Gaffney hails Limerick’s added attacking strength

UPON receiving the SSE Airtricity/Soccer Writers’ Association Player of the Month for August at Thomond Park on Thursday, Limerick FC striker Rory Gaffney saluted the addition of several potent attacking midfield options who joined the club in mid-season. A year of upheaval on Shannonside has seen key players Craig Curran and Danny Galbraith depart, as well […]

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LIFESTYLE

Prima Volta Music Festival this weekend

Prima Volta Music Festival this weekend

Finding that perfect boom bap beat Another weekend in Limerick’s City of Culture year brings another exciting new festival to the city. The Prima Volta Music Festival is a three day music festival which takes place this weekend. The festival is organised by a collective of Limerick musicians, promoters and producers within the city in […]

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Pregnancy care team and midwife at Mothercare event

Pregnancy care team and midwife at Mothercare event

IF YOU are expecting a new member to the family then the Baby & Me event at Mothercare in the Crescent Shopping Centre next Sunday October 5 from 10am to 12noon is the place to be. This free event is the perfect opportunity for first time mums and dads. It’s also a great refresher for […]

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Jason Donovan’s Limerick Dream comes true

Jason Donovan’s Limerick Dream comes true

University Concert Hall presents ‘Limerick’s Dream Will Do’, a gala concert on October 10 headlined by the iconic Jason Donovan. The West End actor, singer and ‘Strictly Come’ dancer will be supported by six dedicated musical theatre artists from Limerick: clockwise, John Brannock and Shonagh Daly of the West End, Nigel Dugdale, Liam O’Brien, Amanda […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Prima Volta Music Festival this weekend

Prima Volta Music Festival this weekend

Finding that perfect boom bap beat Another weekend in Limerick’s City of Culture year brings another exciting new festival to the city. The Prima Volta Music Festival is a three day music festival which takes place this weekend. The festival is organised by a collective of Limerick musicians, promoters and producers within the city in […]

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Jason Donovan’s Limerick Dream comes true

Jason Donovan’s Limerick Dream comes true

University Concert Hall presents ‘Limerick’s Dream Will Do’, a gala concert on October 10 headlined by the iconic Jason Donovan. The West End actor, singer and ‘Strictly Come’ dancer will be supported by six dedicated musical theatre artists from Limerick: clockwise, John Brannock and Shonagh Daly of the West End, Nigel Dugdale, Liam O’Brien, Amanda […]

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Men of Shakespeare

Men of Shakespeare

by Rose Rushe BEAR with this: an American playwright and actor makes over as his own the drama created by a British actor that is based on the works of the bard of all playwrights, Shakespeare – an actor himself. The end result is ‘In Acting Shakespeare’, by one James DeVita. The New Yorker was […]

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PHOTOS

Stars bright for Limerick Jazz Festival 2014

Stars bright for Limerick Jazz Festival 2014

Related posts: Inside story to Limerick’s Jazz Festival by Rose Rushe CONFIRMING that Van Morrison at the thousand-seater… Sensational start to Limerick Jazz Festival 2014 By Eric Fitzgerald eric@limerickpost.ie LIMERICK sways to the rhythm this… Electric atmosphere, full house fury for Limerick Jazz Fest by Rose Rushe LOOK back in elation.. with perhaps a… 30th […]

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Opening night: The Royal Picture Show festival

Opening night: The Royal Picture Show festival

Related posts: Classics and community for The Royal Picture Show film festival By Rose Rushe LOOKING ahead to 3rd The Royal Picture… After Dark – Shannon Rowing Club Latin night … After Dark – Absolute Hotel Corporate Night … Geraldines AFC Awards Night …

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Limerick bids farewell to giant grandmother

Limerick bids farewell to giant grandmother

Despite a technical malfunction that resulted in a two hour delay and a change of route that left thousands of spectators disappointed, record crowds lined the streets and quays of Limerick to wish Grandma Giant farewell on one of the hottest days of the summer. According to Limerick City of Culture organizers, there were over […]

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Other Recent Stories

Ground control to LIT

Ground control to LIT

| October 2, 2014

by Kathy Masterson kathy@limerickpost.ie LIMERICK Institute of Technology created Irish space history this week as an experiment that could help grow crops in extreme conditions was loaded on to the International Space Station. The project, which was chosen along with eight other international winners from a global research competition, will explore over the next 28 […]

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Working families in Limerick caught in homelessness trap

Working families in Limerick caught in homelessness trap

| October 2, 2014

WITH 4,203 people currently on the housing list in Limerick city and county, working families are now more at risk of becoming homeless. The number of people looking for local authority housing in the metropolitan area is 3,336 compared to 2,208 on the old city council housing list back in March of this year. Novas […]

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‘Peanuts’ property tax cut for Limerick householders

‘Peanuts’ property tax cut for Limerick householders

| October 2, 2014

A HEATED debate on the reduction of the Local Property Tax went to the wire this Tuesday evening before councillors finally voted in favour of a three per cent reduction on the charge. It means that Limerick homeowners will now make an average annual saving of €2.70 on the property tax. The emotionally charged meeting saw public […]

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Campaign against water charges in Limerick gets organised

Campaign against water charges in Limerick gets organised

| October 2, 2014

FIVE hundred people turned out at the Clarion Hotel this Wednesday evening in support of the the Anti Austerity Alliance’s ‘We Won’t Pay!’ campaign. Locals opposed to the water charges were addressed by speakers from the unions, local anti-metering groups and organisers of the non-payment campaign, that succeeded in getting water charges abolished in Limerick […]

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Limerick householders with undrinkable tap water will still be billed

Limerick householders with undrinkable tap water will still be billed

| October 2, 2014

LIMERICK householders who are unable to drink their tap water will still be hit with bills from Irish water averaging at €140. The Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) confirmed this Tuesday that householders from Ballynanty and Kileely and other areas in Limerick who can’t drink water supplied by Irish Water are still to be hit with […]

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