Kilfinane News

Limerick GAA fixtures for the week Thursday, July 4 to Wednesday, July 10

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Limerick GAA fixtures for the week Thursday, July 4 to Wednesday, July 10

LIMERICK GAA fixtures for week commencing Thursday, July 4. FIXTURESTHURSDAY, JULY 4City East Minor Hurling ChampionshipNaomh Brid v Cappamore in Naomh Brid at 7.30pmPremier Minor Football ChampionshipGalbally v Newcastle West in Galbally at 7.30pmMinor Football 13-a-side ChampionshipGaltee Gaels v... Read More

Limerick man stages protest over redundancy

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Limerick man stages protest over redundancy

A COUNTY Limerick man has started what he has described as “a peaceful protest” because, he claims, he has not been paid in excess of €21,000 by an engineering company following a Labour Court recommendation. Liam Moloney of Kilfinane says he is owed the money by Winthrop Engineering which are based... Read More

Limerick GAA Fixtures

Limerick Post11 months ago

Limerick GAA Fixtures

Weekly GAA Fixtures. Enjoy the games Enjoy the week's GAA action. Thursday 2ndMay County County Minor Hurling 13 aside Competition R2 Granagh/Ballingarry v Caherline in Croagh at 7pm County Premier Minor Hurling Championship R2 Na Piarsaigh v Mungret in Caherdavin at 7.15pm Kilmallock v Adare in... Read More

Local News

Limerick GAA Results, July 3-7

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Limerick GAA Results, July 3-7

All the Limerick GAA results for the past week. County Junior A Hurling League FinalBallybrown 1-11 Doon 1-06County Junior B Hurling League FinalTempleglantine 0-13 Blackrock 1-09County Junior B Football League FinalFedamore 3-10 St Kierans 0-05City East Minor Hurling ChampionshipCappamore 4-20... Read More

Limerick GAA Results, June 26-31

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Limerick GAA Results, June 26-31

All the Limerick GAA Results from the period June 26-June 31. Munster Minor Hurling ChampionshipLimerick 1-17 Tipperary 0-17All Ireland Football QuilfierLongford 2-14 Limerick 0-9Premier Minor Hurling ChampionshipNa Piarsaigh 3-15 Ahane 1-9; Doon 2-14 Ballybrown 1-7; Kilmallock 2-11 Patrickswell... Read More

Twitter reaction to Limerick’s great day

Limerick Leader10 months ago

Twitter reaction to Limerick’s great day

Twitter really came alive over the weekend as the Limerick hurlers went centre stage. We pick out some of the best efforts Mark Carmody @Caam1993Championship weekend #haveagoodfeelingboutthisone #believe #limerickLimerick sub Mark Carmody was in a positive frame of mind last Saturdayhappy... Read More

Regional News

Limerick community group’s pub move ‘will allow for expansion of services’

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Limerick community group’s pub move ‘will allow for expansion of services’

IF the Garryowen CDP gets permission to move into Brannigan’s Bar, it will be able to significantly expand its services to the elderly. The Community Development Project (CDP) is looking to relocate from its John Street offices to the former bar in Mulgrave Street.This has lain vacant since 2005... Read More

Patrick Sarsfield to be resurrected for festival

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Patrick Sarsfield to be resurrected for festival

LIMERICK’S debt to Patrick Sarsfield is to be celebrated next month in an event the organisers hope will become an annual affair. Supported by Failte Ireland, Sarsfield’s Day is part of The Gathering 2013 and takes place on Saturday, August 10.It will feature horsemen riding through the city in... Read More

Limerick student threatened and told to withdraw cash

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Limerick student threatened and told to withdraw cash

A YOUNG man who threatened a student with a knife before ordering him to withdraw €150 from an ATM in the city centre was sentenced to nine months imprisonment. John Sheehy, aged 19, of Saint Munchin’s Street, Saint Mary’s Park pleaded guilty at Limerick Court to robbing the then 21-year-old at... Read More

Councillors ‘intimidated’ by location of city courts

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Councillors ‘intimidated’ by location of city courts

COUNCILLORS want to see a barrier separating their route into City Hall and those congregating outside the courthouse. They say they feel “intimidated” by the location of the courthouse, which lies beside the city’s democratic headquarters, pointing out that hardened criminals congregate there.At... Read More

Carers Association set to have a ball in Limerick

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Carers Association set to have a ball in Limerick

THOMOND Park is to host to the first ‘Limerick Masquerade Ball’ to raise money for the Carers Association. It is hoped that up to 450 will attend the €150-per-head ball on September 21 which will raise money for the crucial work the Carers Association does in helping those looking after loved ones.... Read More

Woman drowns in Abbeyfeale

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Woman drowns in Abbeyfeale

A 21-year-old woman has drowned after getting into difficulty swimming in a river near the West Limerick town of Abbeyfeale in the early hours of this Wednesday morning. The woman’s body was pulled from the River Feale shortly after 1am this morning. She is understood to have gone swimming in the... Read More

Boy taken into HSE care over ‘chronic’ bed crisis

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Boy taken into HSE care over ‘chronic’ bed crisis

A 16-year-old boy has been placed in the care of the Health Service Executive after a judge was told there is no bed available at any of the country’s juvenille detention centres. Judge Eugene O’Kelly said he had “no choice” but to release the boy on bail, even though he was informed that neither of... Read More

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Picture Slideshow: GAA Cúl Camps across Limerick

AS the sun shines, kids from across Limerick are taking part in GAA Cúl Camps and brushing up their on the field skills as well as having fun. Our photographers have been out to camps in Caherline, Ahane, Old Christians, Murroe/Boher and Ballinacurra Gaels to capture all the action in the blazing... Read More

Springsteen set to rock Thomond with grant of event licence

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Springsteen set to rock Thomond with grant of event licence

THE last hurdle for the most keenly anticipated gig in Limerick in years has been removed with the granting of an event licence for Bruce Springsteen at Thomond Park on Tuesday next, July 16. The application was made on behalf of Aiken Promotions by consultants Eamon O’Boyle and includes a plan to... Read More

Make a Move festival set to launch in Limerick

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Make a Move festival set to launch in Limerick

THE schedule of this year’s Make a Move youth culture festival is to be revealed later today. A month of dance, music and art workshops are to take place across the city, with the festival culminating with a four day extravaganza of music, dance and art events running from July 25.Now in its second... Read More

Road ban for uninsured driver who hit car with baby in back

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Road ban for uninsured driver who hit car with baby in back

A JUDGE has praised the presence of mind shown by a young mother in taking down the registration of a car that collided with hers - causing her car to spin - while she was carrying a baby in the back. Martin McCarthy was not present to contest a charge of careless driving but was convicted in his... Read More

Bishop pressures Limerick TDs ahead of crucial abortion bill vote

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Bishop pressures Limerick TDs ahead of crucial abortion bill vote

BISHOP of Limerick Brendan Leahy has piled the pressure on local TDs to defy the government and come out against the abortion bill in the final vote this Wednesday. Speaking ahead of a pro-life prayer vigil at St John’s Cathedral on the eve of the Dail vote, Bishop Leahy said the Protection of Life... Read More

Limerick FC and Bray Wanderers share 8 goals

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Limerick FC and Bray Wanderers share 8 goals

PLUCKY Limerick FC played out an eight-goal thriller with Bray Wanderers in a sizzling Airtricity League Premier Division tie at Thomond Park this Tuesday night to remain in sixth-place in the top flight table. Stuart Taylor’s Limerick side looked all set to record their third successive League win... Read More

House party knife attack victim left with permanent scar

Limerick Leader9 months ago

House party knife attack victim left with permanent scar

A 31-YEAR-OLD man responsible for a knife attack at a house party has been sentenced to seven months in prison after leaving his victim with a permanent “reminder of how close he came to an unfortunate end”. Colm McNamara had left an 8cm scar over the eye of Kalvin Sullivan after severing an artery,... Read More

Big match in Limerick to be 44,000 sell-out

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Big match in Limerick to be 44,000 sell-out

ALL indications are that the Munster final will be a complete sell out on Sunday with just over 44,000 cramming into the Gaelic Grounds. “We are allocating our tickets on Wednesday night and it will have to be like the miracle of the loves and fishes. There is an incredible demand,” said Timmy... Read More

Teen stole mother-in-law’s crystal in burglary

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Teen stole mother-in-law’s crystal in burglary

“THERE are other ways of dealing with a domestic dispute with your wife than by stealing your mother-in-law’s crystal,” Judge Eugene O’Kelly said after hearing evidence of an unusual burglary in Dooradoyle. Shane Ryan, 18, of Clonlong halting site in Southill, admitted breaking into his wife... Read More

Limerick City Council members formally oppose ‘blacklisting’

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Limerick City Council members formally oppose ‘blacklisting’

LIMERICK City Council has formally opposed the practice of ‘blacklisting’, which has seen trade union members miss out on work. At this month’s council meeting, members unanimously backed a motion by Labour councillor Tom Shortt where the local authority “publicly affirms its opposition” to the... Read More

Limerick’s Street Ambassadors back on the beat

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Limerick’s Street Ambassadors back on the beat

The 2013 Limerick Street Ambassadors programme has been officially launched for the summer. Dressed in Munster red, the Street Ambassadors are roving tourist guides providing a friendly first impression to tourists visiting Limerick and will advise them on the best places to visit, eat and shop.The... Read More

Limerick man drowns on Kilkee beach

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Limerick man drowns on Kilkee beach

THERE were dramatic scenes on Kilkee beach this Sunday evening as a Limerick man drowned while swimming in the water off the bay. The man, named locally as John Looby from Caherdavin, was found washed up on the shoreline at around 6pm this Sunday evening in the Co Clare seaside village.As the... Read More

Geary sentenced to life in prison for quadruple murder

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Geary sentenced to life in prison for quadruple murder

LIMERICK man John Geary has this Monday been sentenced to life in prison after he pleaded guilty to the murder of two women and two children in Newcastle West in 2010. John Geary, 33, of Meadow Court, Newcastle West, was handed down four concurrent life sentences in the Central Criminal Court in... Read More

Burnt out bar to be hub for Limerick community

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Burnt out bar to be hub for Limerick community

THE pub owned by exiled state witness Steve Collins is to be converted into a community hub for the Garryowen area. Brannigan’s Pub in Mulgrave Street was burnt out in suspicious circumstances while gang leader Wayne Dundon awaited trial for threatening to kill Mr Collins’s adopted son Ryan Lee in... Read More

Murder trial witness, April Collins, hospitalised

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Murder trial witness, April Collins, hospitalised

THE trial of Limerick man John Dundon, who is accused of murdering Shane Geoghegan almost five years ago, has been adjourned as one of the key witnesses - April Collins - has been hospitalised. This morning at the Special Criminal Court, Tom O’Connell SC, prosecuting, said that Ms Collins, 25, has a... Read More

Plan unveiled to reduce congestion in Limerick

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Plan unveiled to reduce congestion in Limerick

A PLAN to reduce congestion and parking pressure around Limerick has been unveiled by the Minister of State for Public Transport Alan Kelly at City Hall. Part of Limerick Smarter Travel, a programme that will see €9 million pumped into sustainable transport initiatives around the city in the coming... Read More

Limerick Lions play their part in history

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Limerick Lions play their part in history

CONOR Murray and Paul O’Connell have joined an exclusive list of Limerick rugby players to play their part in a winning Lions Test series. Murray came on as a second-half sub in the Lions 41-16 win over Australia in Sydney on Saturday and O’Connell - although injured for the second two Test games -... Read More

Limerick FC get Bohs victory

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Limerick FC get Bohs victory

AN AXEL Bossekota goal helped Limerick to their second league win successionin Dalymount Park on Friday night as they held off a late Bohemians comeback to claim all three points. Limerick bounced back well from the 4-0 drubbing to Sligo Rovers in the EA Sports Cup and they’ll be looking for another... Read More

Ex prostitute says Limerick farmer was ‘vile’

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Ex prostitute says Limerick farmer was ‘vile’

A FORMER prostitute who had “hundreds and hundreds” of clients while working in Limerick city says “the vilest punter in Ireland” is a county Limerick farmer. Rachel Moran who is originally from Dublin was based in the city centre in the 1990s, during which time, she says, she earned “tens of... Read More

Limerick company wins big - and confirms new jobs

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Limerick company wins big - and confirms new jobs

AN ANNACOTTY company which supplies meals to schoolchildren across the country is to create ten new jobs. Carambola Kidz, based in the Annacotty Business Park, has also become the first Irish winner of the prestigious European Corporate Social Responsibility Awards, which recognise partnership,... Read More

Thief planned to drink three barrels of beer stolen from Limerick pub

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Thief planned to drink three barrels of beer stolen from Limerick pub

A MAN who stole three barrels of beer – containing a total of 260 pints – from outside a West Limerick pub intended to drink it all himself, a court has heard. Mark Crawford, aged 35, of Crecora Avenue, Ballinacurra Weston, Limerick has pleaded guilty to the theft of three barrels of Heineken worth... Read More

Just 50 septic tanks to be inspected in Limerick

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Just 50 septic tanks to be inspected in Limerick

LIMERICK County Council is expected to carry out just 50 inspections of septic tanks between now and July of next year, it has emerged And the Department of the Environment has set a national target of just 1,000 inspections.Meanwhile, over 4,000 households in the county have not yet registered,... Read More

High speed chase in Limerick town ‘put people’s lives at risk’,

Limerick Leader9 months ago

High speed chase in Limerick town ‘put people’s lives at risk’,

A RATHKEALE driver “put people’s lives at risk” during a high-speed chase on the outskirts of Newcastle West, during which he fled from gardai, drove towards oncoming traffic and carried out several dangerous manoeuvres. James Sheridan, aged 20, of Abbeycourt, Rathkeale was charged with dangerous... Read More

Limerick couple’s first grandchild born ahead of Lions test

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Limerick couple’s first grandchild born ahead of Lions test

IT WAS 48 hours that Kilmallock’s Aidan and Kitty Carroll, who travelled to Australia for the birth of their first grandchild, will never forget. As luck would have it, it coincided with the second Lions test in Melbourne for massive rugby fan Aidan.A very considerate Seamus Aodhan, a son for... Read More

Limerick shopping centre can’t lease unit

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Limerick shopping centre can’t lease unit

THE second largest unit in Arthur’s Quay shopping centre looks likely to remain out of use for the foreseeable future, as the owners cannot take it from the control of the receiver. The Arthur’s Quay pharmacy closed last year after its parent firm McSweeney Group sought the protection of an examiner.... Read More

Maurice Horan resigns as Limerick football manager

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Maurice Horan resigns as Limerick football manager

Maurice Horan has confirmed his resignation as Limerick senior football manager. Horan has informed the Limerick County Board and Limerick Football Committee that he has decided to end his tenure on the back of last weekend’s All Ireland Qualifier loss to Longford and the Munster championship loss... Read More

Fifteen-year-old girl sexually assaulted by 14-year-old boy

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Fifteen-year-old girl sexually assaulted by 14-year-old boy

A 14-YEAR-OLD boy has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl on the grounds of the University of Limerick. The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, sexually assaulted the girl on July 4, 2011, after she attended an under 14 camogie match.At Limerick Court, Garda Caragh... Read More

Limerick priest to cycle 30 miles for 30 days

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Limerick priest to cycle 30 miles for 30 days

ONE of the youngest priests in the country is doing his bit to help end the cycle of poverty by getting on his bike. Fr Ger Fitzgerald, aged 33, was ordained just over two years ago.The Castleconnell native has been based in Ennis since then and the effects of the recession are very visible for... Read More

Thousands to take part in underage GAA festival

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Thousands to take part in underage GAA festival

FAMILIES all over the county are preparing to open their homes to up-and-coming hurling, camogie and handball stars as thousands of teenagers descend on Limerick this Friday for Féile na nGael. And to celebrate Limerick hosting the 2013 event, the city will hold a major parade this Friday to... Read More

‘Flasher’ on the loose in County Limerick

Limerick Leader9 months ago

‘Flasher’ on the loose in County Limerick

GARDAI have confirmed they are investigating a complaint made about a man exposing himself on a rural County Limerick road. He allegedly “flashed” motorists between Guerin’s Cross and Kilteely village on Monday, June 24 around 7pm.One local told the Limerick Leader that everybody is talking about it.... Read More

Shannon sniffer dog foils drug import plot

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Shannon sniffer dog foils drug import plot

THOSE behind a €300,000 drug shipment destined for an address in Munster had not reckoned with the crime-fighting capabilities of a cocker spaniel named Ollie. The sniffer dog - a vital member of the customs team at Shannon - was rewarded with some tasty treats after making the cannabis detection at... Read More

Limerick men to go on trial for murdering Roy Collins

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Limerick men to go on trial for murdering Roy Collins

TWO Limerick men who are accused of murdering businessman Roy Collins more than four years ago are to stand trial at the Special Criminal Court in April of next year. Wayne Dundon, aged 34, of Lenihan Avenue, Prospect and Nathan Killeen, aged 22, of Hyde Road, Ballinacurra Weston are each charged... Read More

GAA figure charged with sexual assault

Limerick Leader9 months ago

GAA figure charged with sexual assault

A WELL-known GAA figure has been formally charged with in excess of 30 charges of sexual assault. The man who is in his 50s was brought before a sitting of the district court this week after he was charged with 34 sexual assault offences contrary to Section 2 of the Criminal Law Act.The alleged... Read More

Third Limerick man to conqueror Everest gets hero’s welcome

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Third Limerick man to conqueror Everest gets hero’s welcome

Only three Limerick and 33 Irish men have climbed Mount Everest and felt on top of the world. The latest - Brian Meskell, Castleconnell got a hero’s welcome at a homecoming party in Ahane GAA clubhouse. He was the first of his group to reach the summit.As he stood there in splendid isolation what... Read More

Anger as tyres are slashed in Limerick estate

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Anger as tyres are slashed in Limerick estate

RESIDENTS in one of the city’s largest estates have been left “angry and frustrated” at the slashing of car tyres. In the early hours of Sunday morning last, the tyres of seven cars were targeted, with vandals causing thousands of euro worth of damage in the Paddocks estate, Westbury.Now, residents... Read More

Spurs lined up for Limerick friendly

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Spurs lined up for Limerick friendly

PREMIER League giants Tottenham Hotspur are being lined up to play a glamour friendly with Limerick FC at Thomond Park this autumn. It is understood that Limerick FC have been holding discussions with the White Hart Lane club with a view to playing a friendly fixture between the clubs in Limerick,... Read More

Willie O’Dea denies making u-turn over abortion bill

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Willie O’Dea denies making u-turn over abortion bill

THE only Limerick politician to vote against the government’s abortion legislation has denied he performed a U-turn on the controversial issue. Former Defence Minister Willie O’Dea joined the majority of his Fianna Fail colleagues in voting against the Protection of Life Bill when it came before the... Read More

Van crashes through doors of Limerick morgue

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Van crashes through doors of Limerick morgue

IT was a case of waking the dead when a van crashed through the front doors of the mortuary at Limerick University Hospital. But the HSE has declined to confirm whether any persons living or dead were present when the unfortunate accident occurred shortly after 11am yesterday.An eyewitness said it... Read More

Asylum seeker attacked after going to Limerick flat for sex

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Asylum seeker attacked after going to Limerick flat for sex

AN asylum seeker who agreed to pay €20 to have sex with a woman at a city centre flat was attacked and robbed during a drug-fuelled altercation. At Limerick Circuit Court, two women and a man pleaded guilty to charges relating to the incident which happened at Catherine Place on May 30, 2011.Patrick... Read More

John Dundon cleared by doctor to stand trial

Limerick Leader9 months ago

John Dundon cleared by doctor to stand trial

THE trial of John Dundon, who is accused of murdering Shane Geoghegan almost five years ago, has begun at the Special Criminal Court. The trial was adjourned yesterday after the non-jury court was told Dundon, aged 30, of Hyde Road, Prospect had collapsed and cut his head while in his cell.After... Read More

Limerick target Gypsy win after Cup exit

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Limerick target Gypsy win after Cup exit

AFTER watching his side crash out of the EA Sports Cup on Monday, Limerick FC boss Stuart Taylor stressed his belief that their league campaign remained the most element of their season. Limerick FC were beaten 4-0 by Sligo Rovers in Thomond Park at the last eight stage of the EA Sports Cup, but... Read More

Limerick man told to raise more compensation for assault victim

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Limerick man told to raise more compensation for assault victim

A CIRCUIT Court judge has told a man who dished out an “unmerciful beating” to dramatically improve compensation for his victim or he faces three years in prison. Neil Foley, 24, of St Laurence Park, Garryowen, pleaded guilty to assaulting David Crowe causing him harm at Claughaun GAA club on... Read More

Charity begins in Ennis for UL-Bohs

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Charity begins in Ennis for UL-Bohs

HOLDERS UL-Bohemian begin the defence of the Limerick Charity Cup against competition newcomers, Clare County, next month. Two tries from Munster and Ireland back-row Tommy O’Donnell helped UL-Bohs claim the traditional start-of-season competition for the first time since 2007 when recording an... Read More

Murray makes bench for Lions Test decider

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Murray makes bench for Lions Test decider

MUNSTER scrum-half Conor Murray has been named among the replacements for the Lions series-deciding Test match with Australia in Sydney this Saturday (11.05am). Murray, who featured as a second half replacement in the Lions defeat to Australia on Saturday, will act as back-up to the recalled Mike... Read More

Judge ‘not minded’ to jail bereaved thief

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Judge ‘not minded’ to jail bereaved thief

A JUDGE has adjourned sentencing in the case of a woman convicted of shoplifting after hearing she has been widowed in recent days. Rose Joyce, 42, of Dun na nInse, Ennis, pleaded guilty to the theft of €57 worth of cosmetics from Ballinacurra Pharmacy on August 31, 2012.Insp Seamus Ruane, Henry... Read More

Driver who crashed into wall after wedding gets 10-year road ban

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Driver who crashed into wall after wedding gets 10-year road ban

A MAN who a judge found had crashed into a wall in Garryowen on the way home from a wedding has been put off the road for 10 years. Jonathan Benn, 22, of Kilmurry Court, Garryowen, had denied drink driving, failure to remain at the scene of an accident, driving with no insurance and other motoring... Read More

Limerick to host amputee soccer tournament

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Limerick to host amputee soccer tournament

OVER 100 amputee footballers from across Europe will descend on Limerick this August for a two-day football tournament unlike any other. Six countries will battle it out on the pitch for the Paddy Power Cup in the University of Limerick, with the aim of raising the profile of amputee footballers and... Read More

Limerick FC crash out of EA Sports Cup

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Limerick FC crash out of EA Sports Cup

Limerick FC crashed out of the EA Sports Cup on Monday night in a 4-0 mauling at the hands of reigning Premier Division champions Sligo Rovers. And 4-0 was the least it could have been as Sligo rattled the woodwork on three separate occasions, as well as forcing Barry Ryan into several smart saves.... Read More

Concern over pub plans in Limerick for GAA final

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Concern over pub plans in Limerick for GAA final

A LIMERICK city councillor says it is time to “divorce drink from sport” after it emerged the GAA are in talks with the local authority to open a temporary bar beside the Gaelic Grounds in the city. The County Board have held discussions with Limerick City Council to erect a temporary structure for... Read More

Dundon trial begins in Dublin

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Dundon trial begins in Dublin

The trial of Limerick man John Dundon who is accused of murdering Shane Geoghegan has been dramatically adjourned after he fainted in his cell and cut his head. This afternoon, the Special Criminal Court was told that Dundon has been hospitalised and is being examined by doctors.Peter Kelly,... Read More

€40m investment for pharmaceutical centre in UL

Limerick Leader9 months ago

€40m investment for pharmaceutical centre in UL

LIMERICK and UL got a huge boost this week with confirmation that the Plassey campus is the main location for a €40 million euro pharmaceutical research centre. A total of €40 million will be invested by Government and industry, which will see many of the world’s pharmaceutical giants collaborate... Read More

City man charged with murder of James Cronin

Limerick Leader9 months ago

City man charged with murder of James Cronin

A PROSPECT man has appeared before the Special Criminal Court charged with murdering James Cronin more than five years ago. Nathan Killeen, aged 23, of Hyde Road is accused of murdering the 20-year-old, whose body was found in a shallow grave at Caledonian Park, Limerick on April 7, 2008.Post mortem... Read More

GAA festival to see 5,000 parade in Limerick

Limerick Leader9 months ago

GAA festival to see 5,000 parade in Limerick

LIMERICK’S main street will be transformed into a sea of colour this Friday evening to mark the opening of the country’s 
premier underage hurling and camogie festival. Feile na nGael 2013 will see up to 4,000 juvenile players battle it out for honours in hurling camoige and handball from July... Read More

Liquidator ‘denied access’ to DIY store in Limerick

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Liquidator ‘denied access’ to DIY store in Limerick

THE liquidator appointed to wind up the company behind the former Wickes hardware store has been granted an injunction restraining the firm’s former landlord from interfering with the sale of assets. Judge Carroll Moran made the interim order on Monday at Limerick Circuit Court after hearing an... Read More

Limerick communities urged to go for gold

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Limerick communities urged to go for gold

COMMUNITY groups across the city are set to compete for their share of a €50,000 prize fund as part of this year’s Going for Gold competition. The competition - which is in its third year - will take place between now and the end of August with the overall winner being announced in early September.... Read More

Upsurge in web bookings sees VHI offices in Limerick close

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Upsurge in web bookings sees VHI offices in Limerick close

HEALTH insurance firm VHI is to close its Limerick office later this month. The office in Merchant’s Quay will close for the final time to the public on Friday, July 19.A spokesperson for the insurer said the office will close due to a fall-off in customers using the branch.This comes because more... Read More

Limerick Grandmother jailed for was selling drugs

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Limerick Grandmother jailed for was selling drugs

A GRANDMOTHER who was caught selling drugs from her home has been sentenced to four years imprisonment. In May, Marie Troy, aged 48, of Delmege Park, Moyross was convicted by a jury of possession of quantities of cannabis, cocaine and amphetamines for the purpose of sale or supply.During a three-day... Read More

Former prostitute relives her life in Limerick

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Former prostitute relives her life in Limerick

A FORMER prostitute has revealed how she had “hundreds and hundreds” of clients while working in Limerick city. Rachel Moran who is originally from Dublin was based in the city centre in the 1990s, during which time, she says, she earned “tens of thousands” of pounds. The 37-year-old said she... Read More

Pupil unearths piece of Limerick history

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Pupil unearths piece of Limerick history

A TINY piece of Limerick’s history has been unearthed by a young pupil of Gaelscoil Sairseal on the grounds of the Hunt Museum. Believed to be a musket shot, it was found by Siofre Nic Naois from Meelick as she and classmates helped Mayor Kathleen Leddin create a new habitat for insects.Rooting... Read More

Limerick solicitor to specialise in mis-sold protection insurances

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Limerick solicitor to specialise in mis-sold protection insurances

A LIMERICK city lawyer is aiming to capitalise on the expected upsurge in customers taking legal action against banks which have mis-sold PPI schemes. Brian Moloney, who hails from the North Circular Road, but practices in O’Curry Street, has set up a web site -ppiclaimsireland.ie- and he hopes to... Read More

Taggers to clean up Limerick museum

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Taggers to clean up Limerick museum

FOUR young men who caused tens-of-thousands of euro worth of damage to buildings across the city are due to begin a clean-up of the Frank McCourt Museum later today. Director of the museum, Una Heaton, says she has reached agreement with the youths who appeared before Limerick Court last week on... Read More

Man charged following assault in Limerick city centre

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Man charged following assault in Limerick city centre

A COUNTY Limerick man remains in a serious condition in hospital after he was stabbed at an apartment in the city centre at the weekend. Nicholas Ahern (26) suffered a number of stab wounds when he was allegedly attacked at an apartment at Baker Street in the early hours of Saturday morning.Mr Ahern,... Read More

Limerick golfer enjoys Irish Open experience

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Limerick golfer enjoys Irish Open experience

LIMERICK golfer Cian McNamara will hope he can learn from his Irish Open experience after narrowly missing cut at Carton House. The 27-year-old followed up on a scintillating 68 on Thursday with a 78 on Friday to miss out on playing in the last two rounds by two shots.Ballyclough native McNamara was... Read More

Thrilling win for Limerick FC

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Thrilling win for Limerick FC

Limerick FC returned to winning ways in the Premier Division with a dramatic 3-2 victory over Dundalk on Saturday night at Thomond Park. Looking dead and buried 2-0 down at the break, the Superblues produced a pulsating second half performance that left those watching breathless.That a season low... Read More

End of the road for Limerick footballers

Limerick Leader9 months ago

End of the road for Limerick footballers

A season that once promised so much fo r the Limerick footballers ended in very disappointing fashion in Longford on Saturday when they were beaten when they were well beaten by the home side in the first round of the All Ireland SFC Qualifiers. Coming off the back of the big loss to Cork in the... Read More

Limerick councillors welcome new policy to promote employment opportunities

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Limerick councillors welcome new policy to promote employment opportunities

COUNCILLORS have welcomed a new policy which is set to address social exclusion by promoting opportunities for employment through the awarding of public contracts. These social clauses can include the employment of local people or the provision of training opportunities to assist the unemployed.At... Read More

Ivan Morris  Column - Golfers have worries too

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Ivan Morris Column - Golfers have worries too

In his weekly Limerick Leader column, Ivan Morris looks at the problems that professional golfers face. Professional golf standards are rising every year.The rich are becoming richer while the pool of cash available steadily dwindles.There are many starry-eyed, hungry pros but not enough money to go... Read More

Martin Kiely Column - Limerick footballers must improve

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Martin Kiely Column - Limerick footballers must improve

In his weekly Limerick Leader column, Martin Kiely writes that the Limerick footballers must show huge improvement if they’re to beat Longford. The Limerick senior footballers will travel the same journey as they did last year when they face Longford on Saturday evening next in Pearce Park in... Read More

Limerick FC return to league action

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Limerick FC return to league action

LIMERICK FC return to Thomond Park after a five-week break on Saturday evening with in-form Dundalk providing the opposition for the first of two crucial home fixtures in the space of 48 hours. Seventh-placed Limerick are currently 14 points adrift of fourth-placed Dundalk as the Premier Division... Read More

McNamara sparkles at Irish Open

Limerick Leader9 months ago

McNamara sparkles at Irish Open

LIMERICK golf professional Cian McNamara carded a superb opening round of 68 to propel himself towards the very top of the leaderboard on the opening day of the Irish Open at Carton House. McNamara, who turns 27 tomorrow, Friday, made five birides and just one bogey in a hugely impressive opening... Read More

Limerick man Murray on the bench for Lions Test

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Limerick man Murray on the bench for Lions Test

Limerick man Conor Murray could win his first Lions Test cap on Saturday, after being named on the bench for Saturday’s game against Australia in Melbourne. Murray, who scored a try against the Melbourne Rebels during the week, is promoted to the Test sqaud of 23 in place of Wales’ Mike Phillips,... Read More

Limerick athletes in European action

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Limerick athletes in European action

Limerick High Jump athlete Aisling Croke has been selected for the Irish Senior athletics team for this weekend’s European team championships in Santry. Over 650 athletes, from 12 European Countries, will be competing in 20 events for men and women at this prestigious event. Aisling has previously... Read More

A dream team of Limerick Lions

Limerick Leader9 months ago

A dream team of Limerick Lions

With the British and Irish Lions playing Australia in the first Test of this year’s tour we pick a team of Limerick players who have played with the Lions over the years. By our calculations there have been 20 players with links to Limerick since Tom Clifford toured Australia and New Zealand in 1950.... Read More

Rose does the business at US Open

Limerick Leader9 months ago

Rose does the business at US Open

In this week’s Limerick Leader column, Ivan Morris looks at Justin Rose’s success in the US Open. The USGA used this year’s US Open to launch an overdue campaign on slow play.They have done brilliantly by using a lighthearted approach based on the spoof film, Caddyshack, using the words of the... Read More

Limerick pub complains of 164% AIB fee increase

Limerick Leader10 months ago

Limerick pub complains of 164% AIB fee increase

THE manager of a Limerick bar has written an open letter of complaint to AIB after the bank increased their fees for making lodgements by over 181%. Seamus Flannery, of Flannery’s Bar on 17 Upper Denmark Street, described the increase as “unbelievable” and “absolutely astronomical”, saying he... Read More

HSE to award new Mid-West hospital security contract

Limerick Leader10 months ago

HSE to award new Mid-West hospital security contract

A NEW contract for security at Limerick Regional and other acute hospitals around the Mid-West is to be awarded “in the coming weeks”, the HSE has said. A contract covering the Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Dooradoyle, the Mid-Western Regional Maternity and St John’s was awarded to Kerry-based KEG... Read More

Top honour awarded to John Coyle at US Open

Limerick Leader10 months ago

Top honour awarded to John Coyle at US Open

John Coyle, the late golf professional who helped huge numbers of kids in Limerick to take up the game, has been given a posthumous honour at the US Open in Pennsylvania this week. The former Adare Manor golf pro, who passed away suddenly at the age of 48 in China in December after a short illness,... Read More

Ivan Morris Column - My problem with trees

Limerick Leader10 months ago

Ivan Morris Column - My problem with trees

In his weekly Limerick Leader column, Ivan Morris explains his anti-tree stance. ONE of my pet hates is the over planting of trees on golf courses, especially when they ‘obstruct’ play.The scarcity of trees is not the only reason why I prefer links golf to the parkland variety. I prefer golf courses... Read More

Five talking points from Limerick’s brilliant win

Limerick Leader10 months ago

Five talking points from Limerick’s brilliant win

Steven Miller picks out some of the biggest talking points from Limerick’s shock win over Tipperary in the Munster hurling championship. 1. Mental resolveOn a number of occasions over the last couple of years - in games of varying importance and status - Limerick got into a winning position deep... Read More

Munster duo selected for Lions game

Limerick Leader10 months ago

Munster duo selected for Lions game

TWO Munster players, Simon Zebo and Paul O’Connell, have been included in the British and Irish Lions side to face the NSW Waratahs in Sydney this Saturday (10.40am Irish time). Winger Zebo will make his Lions debut in this weekend’s clash against the Super XV side. The Munster star finds himself... Read More

No joy for Limerick intermediate hurlers

Limerick Leader10 months ago

No joy for Limerick intermediate hurlers

DESPITE a gutsy Limerick performance it was Tipperary that booked their place in the final of the Munster intermediate hurling championship. In the curtain raiser in the Gaelic Grounds the reigning All-Ireland champions held the upper hand throughout the contest to win 0-20 to 0-15.They were helped... Read More

Limerick motorists top of their class at Pirelli Rally

Limerick Post11 months ago

Limerick motorists top of their class at Pirelli Rally

LIMERICK Motor Club rally driver John Byrnes and co-driver Paul Murphy finished top of their category at the Pirelli Richard Burns Foundation Rally in Carlisle in England at the weekend. The Limerick duo also came in fifth in the overall standings for the event, which honours the memory of the late... Read More

Limerick climbers to scale four peaks for Pauline

Limerick Post11 months ago

Limerick climbers to scale four peaks for Pauline

A GROUP of Limerick climbers will scale the highest peaks in each province of Ireland in just 48 hours to raise money for the Milford Hospice.Don Caulfield (30) from Pallaskenry was inspired to do the challenge after his aunt Pauline Keyes died of cancer in November. The group, whose collective... Read More

Despair in Derry, character in Cork

Limerick Post11 months ago

Despair in Derry, character in Cork

IT WAS an eventful Bank Holiday weekend for Limerick FC, who had mixed fortunes in their two games at either end of the country in the Premier Division. On Friday night they were on the cusp of a magnificent victory away to Derry City, only to lose 2-1 after conceding two late goals, but they atoned... Read More

Gearoid pulls his weight

Limerick Post11 months ago

Gearoid pulls his weight

A MEMBER of the Irish Air Corps is hoping to set a new world record in the Barringtons Hospital Great Limerick Run this weekend by running the fastest ever marathon time with a 20 pound knapsack on his back. Gearóid Ó Briain has set himself the unenviable task in memory of two military colleagues... Read More

Shannon face UCD in AIL relegation playoff

Limerick Post11 months ago

Shannon face UCD in AIL relegation playoff

THIS Saturday afternoon, Coonagh will host the AIL Division 1A playoff game between Shannon and UCD. Shannon, who finished second from bottom of the 1A ladder will take on the students of UCD in what is expected to be a fascinating tie. (kick off 2.30pm) Shannon had a memorable victory over the... Read More

Nexus innovation series: Mosquito

Limerick Post11 months ago

Nexus innovation series: Mosquito

IN THE first of a new series on start-up businesses in the Nexus Innovation Centre in UL, Liam Togher profiles Mosquito, an e-commerce enterprise which designs and builds software solutions. THE scenario of a lengthy queue for lunch is a familiar one across restaurants, bistros, delis and takeaways... Read More

Retired fireman acquitted of indecently assaulting babysitter

Limerick Post11 months ago

Retired fireman acquitted of indecently assaulting babysitter

A RETIRED fireman has been acquitted of indecently assaulting a babysitter over 30 years ago. Michael O'Grady, (59) Meadowbrook, Corbally was accused of indecently assaulting a young girl over a five year period when she was aged between 11 and 16. Last Friday a jury of seven men and five women... Read More

Limerick seeks Gathering ambassadors

Limerick Post11 months ago

Limerick seeks Gathering ambassadors

VOLUNTEER Ireland is seeking volunteer ambassadors for Limerick to provide a warm Irish welcome to visitors during this year’s busy tourist season. The opportunity is open to those who are passionate about Limerick’s traditions and culture and wish to share their local knowledge with visitors to the... Read More

Theft of national artefacts from Limerick lock-up

Limerick Post11 months ago

Theft of national artefacts from Limerick lock-up

A FULL review of the procedures and protocols for the storage of artefacts is to be presented to Heritage Minister Jimmy Deenihan when an internal investigation is completed into the theft of a number of artefacts from a Limerick lock-up storage. The theft of the items, including antique paintings,... Read More

Murray and O'Connell in Lions squad

Limerick Post11 months ago

Murray and O'Connell in Lions squad

TWO Limerick players have been selected in Warren Gatland's British and Irish Lions squad for the summer tour to Australia. Conor Murray and Paul O'Connell were both included in the 37-man squad for the 2013 series, with the Munster duo making up two of an Irish travelling party of nine. THE... Read More

Limerick camogie team preparing for league final

Limerick Post11 months ago

Limerick camogie team preparing for league final

LIMERICK'S camogie girls are in preparation for the challenge of Kildare in the National League Division Two final on Sunday May 5 in Birr. The team will play in their first national final since 2007 at St Brendan's Park, with throw-in at 3:30pm. Kildare will be expected to put up a strong challenge... Read More

Frustration for Super Blues against 10-man Shelbourne

Limerick Post11 months ago

Frustration for Super Blues against 10-man Shelbourne

Limerick FC 0-0 Shelbourne LIMERICK FC extended their unbeaten run to five games and finished the month of April without defeat, but a 0-0 draw at home to 10-man Shelbourne on Saturday night at Thomond Park felt as if an ideal opportunity of a third consecutive win had been squandered. The visitors... Read More

Huge weekend for Munster Rugby

Limerick Post11 months ago

Huge weekend for Munster Rugby

MUNSTER rugby face one of the most important weekend’s in their history as they battle it out in two huge semi finals. The major event, sees Munster take on Clermont Auvergne at 5pm on Saturday 27 in the Heineken Cup semi final.Less than 24 hours before that, the Munster ‘A’ side face Girvan... Read More

Shannon and Richmond celebrate

Limerick Post11 months ago

Shannon and Richmond celebrate

THE TOP division of the AIL finished last weekend in dramatic finale to say the least.  It would be safe to say that this has not been a memorable year for Limerick club rugby by any means.Division 1A saw a dramatic relegation battle between Shannon and UL Bohemians with a dramatic finale that very... Read More

200 horses grazing illegally in the city

Limerick Post11 months ago

200 horses grazing illegally in the city

UP TO 200 illegal horses are currently being kept in Limerick city as none of the horses living in the city boundaries are licensed, it was revealed this week. Limerick City Council also seized and impounded a further 22 horses at the weekend, bringing to over 100 the number of horses removed since... Read More

Editorial - minding the money

Limerick Post11 months ago

Editorial - minding the money

FINANCE Minister Michael Noonan has said he will not use the Government's 15 per cent shareholding in Bank of Ireland - accrued through a €4.7 billion taxpayer bailout - to vote against paying its CEO, Richie Boucher's whopping €800,000 pay packet. As a minority shareholder, the State does not have... Read More

Calls for calm as horse seizures spark mini riot

Limerick Post11 months ago

Calls for calm as horse seizures spark mini riot

THERE have been further calls for calm in the wake of what has been described as a "mini riot" in Moyross earlier this week.Last Monday night, a gang of men armed with sticks and weapons rode around the Northside estates on horseback in a rampage that saw cars, houses and a nearby school damaged.... Read More

Limerick Post11 months ago

New rural policing measures introduced

A RAFT of new policing measures were put in place this week following the implementation of the Garda Station Consolidations announced as part of last December's Budget. The familiar shape of Limerick's rural policing network took on a new shape from midnight last Sunday when 20 Gardai at Askeaton... Read More

Limerick Post11 months ago

A Wine Goose chase

BLISS it will be to attend Lunchtime Theatre at Savoy Hotel on Thursday April 25, Friday 26 if you have a seat booked. All but six were gone by early April, other than the Teatime slot on Thursday 25.Why? Because this month’s show is an eloquent, elegant and factual run through Ireland’s 2,000 year... Read More

Limerick Post11 months ago

Mad Man

CORN Exchange comes to Lime Treee Theatre on Saturday April 27 with its quirky hit, ‘Man of Valour’. It’s a solo show with actor Paul Reid as the valorous man, the production having won prizes and glowing reviews over the last two years.“He is a 9 to 5 office drone, living a life that is quite... Read More

Straight talking from the essential Oliver Reed

Limerick Post1 years ago

Straight talking from the essential Oliver Reed

PREMIERED at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2012 to reverent reviews, the one-man show ‘Oliver Reed – Wild Thing’ arrives in Ireland this month for a 20 stop tour. It comes to Lime Tree Theatre on Saturday May 18, driven this year by the endorsement and input of Mark Reed, the late actor’s son. Briefly,... Read More

Limerick Post1 years ago

Dusting down ‘Angela’s Ashes’

MORE debate on McCourt’s literary legacy is inevitable after Monday 8’s news of the July opening of ‘Angela’s Ashes – a Musical’ at Lime Tree Theatre. The press launch was at Frank McCourt Museum in Hartstonge Street, due to museum owner Una Heaton being one of few Limerick people to see this show... Read More

Limerick Post1 years ago

Orchestral night of young prodigies

MAKE a date for Irish Chamber Orchestra’s concert on Thursday April 11 with virtuoso clarinettist player, Jörg Widmann, principal guest conductor/ artistic partner of the orchestra. He’s joined by trumpeter, guest soloist Sergej Nakariakov. Widmann has a world reputation as a composer and... Read More

€40,000 cost to stage ‘Oklahoma!’

Limerick Post1 years ago

€40,000 cost to stage ‘Oklahoma!’

HEARTY congratulations by Mayor  McLoughlin to Limerick Musical Society (LMS) on launching its ‘Oklahoma!’ are echoed by Limerick Post. At the press launch in Dolan’s for a cast of 50+ in stetsons and cotton pickin’ colours, the estimated for putting this show pony on the road is €40,000. In this... Read More

Limerick Post1 years ago

The great Danish guitarist

LIMERICK Jazz Society’s last gig of the season before May 5’s jazz party at Pery’s Hotel will take on Wednesday April 17. It’s Dolan’s Upstairs venue as usual with The Mikkel Plough trio on stage at 9pm.The Mikkel Ploug story, with Sean Carpio and Jeppe Skovbakke, has toured all over Europe and... Read More

Black comedy in skull bashing

Limerick Post1 years ago

Black comedy in skull bashing

WITH his worldwide profile high on the back of directing ‘Seven Psychopaths’, Martin McDonagh’s plays have a new currency. Running at Lime Tree Theatre until tonight, Thursday 28, ‘A Skull in Connemara’ is typical of his dark, lyrical humour and up-ending of the pastoral play. Decadent Theatre... Read More

14th annual Éigse Michael Harnett

Limerick Post1 years ago

14th annual Éigse Michael Harnett

THE line up of names secured for April’s Éigse Michael Hartnett is impressive. Festival founder Joan Mac Kernan, as county arts officer, has released the April 25 to 27 programme listing participants Robert Ballagh, RTE’s director general Noel Curran, Julie Feeney, Dermot Healy, actor Pat Kinevane,... Read More

Limerick Post1 years ago

Innovative franchise event to take place in Limerick

THE National Franchise Centre (NFC) supported by the Irish Franchise Association will host an all-inclusive one Day Franchise event in Limerick City on Wednesday March 20. This new and dynamic event is tailored to all franchise stakeholders- potential franchise investors, franchisors, franchisees... Read More

Limerick Post1 years ago

Spreading free smiles across Limerick

DR Eamonn Noonan and Dr. Deirdre Toomey will host a free dental care event through 'Dentistry From The Heart (DFTH) supporting Limerick' by providing free dental services to the first 100 people who attend. The team of dental professionals at Noonan Dental Care will provide the first 100 adult... Read More

Limerick Post1 years ago

Employment Law and SME Supports Seminar

A FREE business seminar on Employment Law and SME Supports will be hosted by ISME in Limerick on Wednesday February 13 next where practical tips will be offered on employment policies and procedures and concise information on topics such as employment incentives, micro finance scheme, partial... Read More

Guidelines launched to prioritise jobs, investment and development

Limerick Post1 years ago

Guidelines launched to prioritise jobs, investment and development

AS THE city becomes set to lose another retail store and with it more jobs, minister for Housing and Planning, Jan O’Sullivan together with Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan recently launched new Development Contribution Guidelines. Minister O’Sullivan stated,... Read More

Limerick Post1 years ago

SMEs able to manage their risk profiles

EXPERIAN, the global information services company, has launched a new online reporting tool ‘Ireland Company Reports’ to help SMEs proactively manage their company risk profile.The online service is a comprehensive business information resource which allows companies to check and manage the... Read More

Limerick Post1 years ago

Optimism in key indicators for 2013 · Local economy shows signs of stability.

The fourth Quarterly SME Business Trends Survey for 2012, launched this week by ISME, the Irish Small & Medium Enterprises Association, shows all 12 indicators moving in a positive manner. However the Association warned the Government against complacency, as the current business environment remains... Read More

Limerick Post1 years ago

Scholarships offered by Limerick hi-tech firm

A LIMERICK hi-tech engineering company has developed a novel way of encouraging young people to consider engineering and science careers by offering a scholarship and internship to third level undergraduate students. Emutex Ltd., an embedded software solutions firm based in Raheen, says the aim of... Read More

Further adult education for 2013

Limerick Post1 years ago

Further adult education for 2013

LIMERICK College of Further Education provides flexible learning programmes in business and professional, computers, arts and crafts, hobby and leisure, childcare and care skills, languages and media studies. LCFE continues its tradition of developing more educational opportunities to reflect the... Read More

Limerick Post1 years ago

Local companies to host Engineers Week events

THEMED ‘Bringing Dreams to Life, Engineers Week, running from February 25 to March 3, is an annual campaign to promote engineering as a career and the importance of the profession to Ireland and the participation of engineering professionals and educators is requested to make week long event the... Read More

Buy local and make the difference

Limerick Post1 years ago

Buy local and make the difference

MACRA na Feirme have launched their campaign to promote local farmers and encourage consumers to make community focused purchases this festive period and beyond. Macra are working with the National Dairy Council to highlight the NDC Guarantee that assures consumers in the Republic of Ireland... Read More

Limerick Post1 years ago

Fashion forward trends for the family

WITH the festive fun of parties, dinners,homecomings and let’s face it, Christmas vouchers to look forward to, check out fashion trends at Shaws Department Store. New collections are available at the Crescent Shopping Centre where Shaws is right on the money for men, women and children. For ladies,... Read More

Four star hotel group introduces Brain Food

Limerick Post1 years ago

Four star hotel group introduces Brain Food

AS PART of an exciting and innovative new concept called Experience Meetings, Radisson Blu Hotels  Resorts in Ireland introduce Brain Food, one of the three main elements of this new programme. Along with the others, Brain Box, a creativity-stimulating breakout room, and Connectivity, with free... Read More

Limerick Post1 years ago

Limerick student scores first in world

A LIMERICK student has scored first in the world in recent financial exams. Jitka Pechanocova from Dromcollogher achieved the recognition for her performance in the Foundations in Financial Management exam, placing her ahead of almost 2,600 other students worldwide. The Czech Republic native... Read More

Limerick Post1 years ago

Sports injury and performance centre

LIMERICK, the city of sport, welcomes the arrival of its first functional rehabilitation and performance centre. OFP (optimal functional performance) Sports Injury and Performance Centre has opened at Eastway Business Park. OFP boasts an impressive functional rehabilitation centre, strength and... Read More

Limerick Post1 years ago

Restaurant group offers extra 20% on gift cards

THE Jasmine Palace Group, comprised of restaurants Marco Polo, Chocolat, The Jasmine Palace, Wokking, Coco, Z-we-ton, is treating loyal customers to an extra 20 per cent on gift cards to spend at any of the restaurants. This means if you spend €50 on a gift card you will receive a complimentary €10... Read More

Limerick Post1 years ago

Maths tuition for post-primary students

THE School of Mathematics Limerick provides after school tuition sessions in mathematics education for all secondary school students. The staff also offer end of semester revision courses for all third level students. Head of school, Mark McGrath B.Sc M.Ed has seen the school go from strength to... Read More

Limerick Post1 years ago

Diving back to the 80s

'BACK to the '80s' has been an almighty hit as a musical extravaganza, its recent terms of reference boosting appeal to several generations. Laurel Hill Secondary School takes on the challenge for its Autumn production in Lime Tree Theatre, running a 'Back to the '80s' adapted to the skills and... Read More

People urged to be responsible this Halloween

Live95FM1 years ago

People urged to be responsible this Halloween

As Halloween night looms, people are being reminded of the dangers of bonfires and fireworks. Sergeant Kevin Balfe from the Crime Prevention Office at Henry Street is discouraging people from lighting bonfires as they can be dangerous, especially for children who might get too close. He says... Read More

No extra jail time for serial burglar

Live95FM1 years ago

No extra jail time for serial burglar

A man has avoided additional jail time after the judge at Limerick Circuit Court said he was taking him at his word in attempting to turn over a new leaf. Twenty-five-year old David Ryan from Knockalisheen Road, Ballynanty pleaded guilty to a series of burglaries on dates between August 2011... Read More

City Centre plans progressing

Live95FM1 years ago

City Centre plans progressing

Plans for the re-development of Limerick City Centre are at an advanced stage. Councillors are to get a sneak peak of the draft report by consultants JBA when they meet in the coming weeks, before the report goes on public display. This report will be a blueprint for the rejuvenation of the... Read More

Limerick gym closes with loss of at least 20 jobs

Live95FM1 years ago

Limerick gym closes with loss of at least 20 jobs

Hundreds of people could be left out of pocket with the closure of JJB Sports in Limerick. A notice has been erected outside the gym on Childers Road informing members that the centre will close at 10.00pm tonight. A representative from KPMG is in Limerick to inform staff about the move which... Read More

Road offences struck out against senior Limerick traffic corps garda

Live95FM1 years ago

Road offences struck out against senior Limerick traffic corps garda

A senior Limerick traffic corps garda has avoided a criminal conviction after paying 3,500 euro to St Vincent de Paul. Michael O'Shaughnessy, based at Henry Street Garda Station, had been asked to pay the contribution after being caught with no NCT and no tax on his car by the head of Garda... Read More

Limerick man to host tv debate on Children's Referendum

Live95FM1 years ago

Limerick man to host tv debate on Children's Referendum

Limerick man Vincent Browne will host a TV debate tonight on the National Children Referendum. TV3 are screening the debate at 10pm with the Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald and Fergus Finlay, CEO of Barnardos arguing for a yes vote and former MEP Kathy Sinnott and journalist John... Read More

Limerick Firearms accused granted bail

Live95FM1 years ago

Limerick Firearms accused granted bail

A 37-year-old man charged with possession of a Glock pistol in his apartment has been granted bail provided he doesn't leave the State. Sam O'Flaherty of Henry Street, Limerick is charged with possession of the firearm in suspicious circumstances last Saturday. Sergeant Donal Cronin told... Read More

Trial for two people accused of organising prostitution in Limerick

Live95FM1 years ago

Trial for two people accused of organising prostitution in Limerick

A consultant transport engineer charged with organising prostitution and brothel-keeping in Limerick has been sent forward for trial. The book of evidence was served on 54-year-old Thomas Lyons from The Warrens, Malahide, Co. Dublin at Limerick District Court today. His co-accused 43-year-old... Read More

Issues with pivotal witness stops trial going ahead

Live95FM1 years ago

Issues with pivotal witness stops trial going ahead

The trial of a 29 year old Askeaton man accused of dangerous driving causing the deaths of a County Limerick couple over three years has been halted abruptly. The case against Michael Harty of St Mary's Terrace, Askeaton failed to begin at Limerick Circuit Court this afternoon due to issues... Read More