NEWS

Picture that – wedding bells at Showtime Cinemas

Picture that – wedding bells at Showtime Cinemas

  IN November 2015, Edel and Frank Hogan went on their first date. Limerick’s Showtime Cinemas was the venue and although ‘Interstellar’, the film that was playing that night, mightn’t be regarded as a top romantic movie, it was the start of a truly stellar relationship. The magic of the movies must have really worked […]

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Womens’ Rugby World Cup trophy comes to Limerick

Womens’ Rugby World Cup trophy comes to Limerick

Ireland Women’s Rugby captain Niamh Briggs was mobbed by young fans in Limerick today, Thursday, July 27 as she arrived in the city by boat for the Women’s Rugby World Cup trophy tour. The Limerick based Garda and Munster fullback was escorted on the River Shannon by Limerick Marine Search and Rescue along with Nevsail […]

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Claim consultants who upheld Irish Cement plan now working for them

Claim consultants who upheld Irish Cement plan now working for them

AN Bord Pleanála will hold an oral hearing into appeals against Limerick City and County Council’s decision to approve plans by Irish Cement to change the type of fuel they burn at their factory in Mungret. The decision comes as it emerges that the consultancy firm hired by the council to advise them on the company’s […]

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BUSINESS

Pepper’s Shannon recruitment is not to be sneezed at

Pepper’s Shannon recruitment is not to be sneezed at

  PEPPER Ireland has confirmed that it is in the process of recruiting 35 new employees at its financial services operation in Shannon. They are on the lookout for graduates and experienced professionals, with open roles in areas such as client relationship management, lending, credit servicing and administration. The latest round of recruitment comes on […]

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Crescent SC gets second wave of planning approved

Crescent SC gets second wave of planning approved

A SECOND expansion of the Crescent Shopping Centre, in as many years, has been approved by local authority planners this week in Limerick. Last year, and addition of 1,750sqm of retail space was approved and this week, an additional 250sqm was approved to be added. Concerns had been aired that the increase in retail size […]

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Limerick Food Experience a tasteful addition to Cappamore Show

Limerick Food Experience a tasteful addition to Cappamore Show

The Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Limerick and Limerick City and County Council have announced sponsorship of a Limerick Food Experience at this year’s Cappamore Show. The Cappamore Show now in its 63rd year takes place on Saturday, August 19. The show boasts more than 60 trade stalls, show jumping, cattle and horse competition, cookery craft […]

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SPORT

Womens’ Rugby World Cup trophy comes to Limerick

Womens’ Rugby World Cup trophy comes to Limerick

Ireland Women’s Rugby captain Niamh Briggs was mobbed by young fans in Limerick today, Thursday, July 27 as she arrived in the city by boat for the Women’s Rugby World Cup trophy tour. The Limerick based Garda and Munster fullback was escorted on the River Shannon by Limerick Marine Search and Rescue along with Nevsail […]

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Five Limerick players named in Ireland World Cup squad

Five Limerick players named in Ireland World Cup squad

LIMERICK rugby will be well represented at next month’s Women’s Rugby World Cup with five Limerick players named in the 28 woman squad. Fullback Niamh Briggs will captain the side alongside backs Nicole Cronin, Eimear Considine, and forwards Ciara Griffin, and Anna Caplice. All five players are currently playing with UL Bohemians and scrum-half Nicole […]

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Irish Wheelchair Association Limerick National Boccia Champions

Irish Wheelchair Association Limerick National Boccia Champions

THE Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) Limerick Team took home the trophy at this year’s IWA National Boccia Championships for their first time. Throughout 2017, teams and individuals have been competing in the IWA National Boccia Championships. Over 200 people with disabilities took part in the championships competing in IWA Community Centres nationwide with the national […]

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LIFESTYLE

Rebel with cause: Owen Wingrave

Rebel with cause: Owen Wingrave

CONGRATULATIONS to Irish Chamber Orchestra for pioneering another international premier in Limerick, Benjamin Britten’s opera ‘Owen Wingrave’. It opens an Irish tour on Saturday September 9 in Lime Tree Theatre, a major production achieved in collaboration with Opera Collective Ireland (OCI) and the Académie de l’Opéra national de Paris. Heady stuff. Bear in mind that […]

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Lunchtime music and poetry

Lunchtime music and poetry

A PRELUDE by local musicians will settle poetry lovers into another free gig at the mighty Hunt Museum on Friday July 28 – we are asked to be in our seat by 12.55pm at the latest. This lunch date will close the poetry reading series for July 2017. Ruth Marshall and Dr Eoin Devereaux are […]

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Win The Sopranos full series boxset

Win The Sopranos full series boxset

A huge ratings success in the early 2000s, the HBO series frequently attracted larger audiences than most popular network shows of the time. The Sopranos is still one of the best loved TV series and perfect for a boxset binge Bank Holiday weekend. All six seasons are featured. The American crime drama series focuses on  […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Rebel with cause: Owen Wingrave

Rebel with cause: Owen Wingrave

CONGRATULATIONS to Irish Chamber Orchestra for pioneering another international premier in Limerick, Benjamin Britten’s opera ‘Owen Wingrave’. It opens an Irish tour on Saturday September 9 in Lime Tree Theatre, a major production achieved in collaboration with Opera Collective Ireland (OCI) and the Académie de l’Opéra national de Paris. Heady stuff. Bear in mind that […]

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Lunchtime music and poetry

Lunchtime music and poetry

A PRELUDE by local musicians will settle poetry lovers into another free gig at the mighty Hunt Museum on Friday July 28 – we are asked to be in our seat by 12.55pm at the latest. This lunch date will close the poetry reading series for July 2017. Ruth Marshall and Dr Eoin Devereaux are […]

Continue Reading

Win The Sopranos full series boxset

Win The Sopranos full series boxset

A huge ratings success in the early 2000s, the HBO series frequently attracted larger audiences than most popular network shows of the time. The Sopranos is still one of the best loved TV series and perfect for a boxset binge Bank Holiday weekend. All six seasons are featured. The American crime drama series focuses on  […]

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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

Beyond the neon runes

Beyond the neon runes

| July 27, 2017

It’s a man’s world As a white, working-class, heterosexual male, living in a relatively wealthy, modernised country, I am among the most privileged people in the world. The only prejudice I encounter is when I open my big, fat Kilkenny mouth and reveal myself to be far from the erudite, educated individual some presume me […]

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Sweeping the skill from the beautiful game

Sweeping the skill from the beautiful game

| July 27, 2017

Pragmatism, that great destroyer of sports. Where once victory went to the most talented, the most gifted, now it is those who work hardest, last longest, who take the spoils. In 1970, Brazil freewheeled their way to a World Cup on a diet of cigarettes and sex. Theirs was a delirious brand of football, taken […]

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Picture that – wedding bells at Showtime Cinemas

Picture that – wedding bells at Showtime Cinemas

| July 27, 2017

  IN November 2015, Edel and Frank Hogan went on their first date. Limerick’s Showtime Cinemas was the venue and although ‘Interstellar’, the film that was playing that night, mightn’t be regarded as a top romantic movie, it was the start of a truly stellar relationship. The magic of the movies must have really worked […]

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Womens’ Rugby World Cup trophy comes to Limerick

Womens’ Rugby World Cup trophy comes to Limerick

| July 27, 2017

Ireland Women’s Rugby captain Niamh Briggs was mobbed by young fans in Limerick today, Thursday, July 27 as she arrived in the city by boat for the Women’s Rugby World Cup trophy tour. The Limerick based Garda and Munster fullback was escorted on the River Shannon by Limerick Marine Search and Rescue along with Nevsail […]

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Claim consultants who upheld Irish Cement plan now working for them

Claim consultants who upheld Irish Cement plan now working for them

| July 27, 2017

AN Bord Pleanála will hold an oral hearing into appeals against Limerick City and County Council’s decision to approve plans by Irish Cement to change the type of fuel they burn at their factory in Mungret. The decision comes as it emerges that the consultancy firm hired by the council to advise them on the company’s […]

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