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Visually impaired Limerick sailor begins challenge of a lifetime

Visually impaired Limerick sailor begins challenge of a lifetime

A visually impaired sailor from County Limerick has begun the first leg of a challenge to sail around Ireland in two months. Chris Egan from Ardagh, is undergoing the journey to raise awareness and funds for Irish Guide Dogs and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). Chris, a member of Foynes Yacht Club, successfully circumnavigated Ireland with fellow […]

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Minister is overstating welfare fraud problem

Minister is overstating welfare fraud problem

FIANNA Fáil Spokesperson on Social Protection, Willie O’Dea believes that Minister Leo Varadkar is overstating the problem of fraud in relation to Social Protection and that employment activation measures are being used to sanction people. The Limerick TD claims that, according to figures released to him, there has been a sharp rise in people being penalised for […]

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Win cinema tickets

Win cinema tickets

ODEON Limerick is this week giving away one pair of tickets and two large combo meals for a film of your choice at their cinema at the Castletroy Shopping Centre. To be in with a chance, answer the following question and email your answer to competitions@limerickpost.ie by 9am on Tuesday May 2. Who directed ‘Unforgettable’? A. Denise Di […]

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BUSINESS

Recruitment Open Day For Project Engineering Technicians

Recruitment Open Day For Project Engineering Technicians

Are you an engineering technician interested in taking your career to the next level? Canadian company Optel Vision is holding a series of recruitment open days in the West of Ireland. The company, which specialises in Track&Trace and vision inspection solutions for the manufacturing industries, has a number of positions available for project engineering technicians at […]

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Old estates define Auction Rooms’ May sale

Old estates define Auction Rooms’ May sale

WHAT value does a bayonet or sword hold for you as you hold it? Find out at The Auction Rooms’ next sale on Tuesday May 2, directly after Riverfest weekend. Owner Aidan Foley has pulled together a wealth of stock with two family homes primarily driving much of the content, the stately Kilcornan on North […]

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Passenger numbers continue to increase at Shannon Airport

Passenger numbers continue to increase at Shannon Airport

Shannon Airport has seen an increase in passenger numbers for the fourth year in succession, leading to a turnover of €67.2 in 2016, up by over 2% on 2015. Announcing his first annual results as CEO of Shannon Group following his appointment last year, Matthew Thomas said that a continuation of the company’s improving financial performance is […]

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SPORT

UL to host International Rugby festival

UL to host International Rugby festival

THE University of Limerick and Munster Rugby this week launched a new international underage rugby festival. The ‘Limerick International Rugby festival’ is set to bring underage rugby teams from all over the world to provide a platform for the highest calibre of underage schools rugby. Peter Malone, Elite Player Development Manager, Munster Rugby says “We […]

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In Pics – Senior Football Championship Round 1

In Pics – Senior Football Championship Round 1

Irish Wire Product Ltd County Senior Football Championship Group 1 Thu, 20 Apr, Venue: Newcastlewest, (Round 1), Adare 1-9 Fr Caseys 0-12 Thu, 20 Apr, Venue: Askeaton, (Round 1), Dromcollogher Broadford 2-13 Na Piarsaigh 1-5 Sat, 22 Apr, Venue: Ballybrown, (Round 1), Monaleen 3-12 Rathkeale 1-12 Irish Wire Product Ltd County Senior Football Championship Group […]

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Boland prepares Blues for Derry City

Boland prepares Blues for Derry City

LIMERICK FC interim manager Willie Boland takes his Limerick side to Maginn Park tonight to face Derry City on the back of a three game unbeaten run in the SSE Airtricty Premier Division. Having scored 5 goals and conceded none in the games against St. Pat’s and Drogheda United, Limerick were held to a draw […]

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LIFESTYLE

Blood lust and regal deception: Radamisto

Blood lust and regal deception: Radamisto

“A KING stops at nothing to satisfy his appetites, throwing the known world into bloody chaos.” You got to hand it to George Frideric Handel, he wrote some cracking stuff. Northern Ireland Opera joins in union again with Irish Chamber Orchestra to bring us his ‘Radamisto’, set to premier in Limerick at Lime Tree Theatre […]

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Sharon’s Encounter… with a slimming group

Sharon’s Encounter… with a slimming group

ST SAVIOUR’s Drama Group present their 10th original production at the Belltable on May 4 and 5, ‘Sharon’s Encounter’. Once more this show is devised in its entirety by this hard working group: script, soundscape, theatrical choices, cast and crew, all led by theatre practitioner Karen Fitzgibbon. “It has been a busy six years for St. […]

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Mizdrea: new single launch

Mizdrea: new single launch

LIMERICK indie/ dance outfit Mizdrea play Kasbah Social Club this weekend. Celebrating the release of their second single ‘Loser’s End’, the group will be part of an impressive line up of acts on stage for this year’s Riverfest weekend. ‘Loser’s End’ follows the electro/pop earworm ‘The Reason’ and this single is a trip hop ballad […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Blood lust and regal deception: Radamisto

Blood lust and regal deception: Radamisto

“A KING stops at nothing to satisfy his appetites, throwing the known world into bloody chaos.” You got to hand it to George Frideric Handel, he wrote some cracking stuff. Northern Ireland Opera joins in union again with Irish Chamber Orchestra to bring us his ‘Radamisto’, set to premier in Limerick at Lime Tree Theatre […]

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Sharon’s Encounter… with a slimming group

Sharon’s Encounter… with a slimming group

ST SAVIOUR’s Drama Group present their 10th original production at the Belltable on May 4 and 5, ‘Sharon’s Encounter’. Once more this show is devised in its entirety by this hard working group: script, soundscape, theatrical choices, cast and crew, all led by theatre practitioner Karen Fitzgibbon. “It has been a busy six years for St. […]

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Mizdrea: new single launch

Mizdrea: new single launch

LIMERICK indie/ dance outfit Mizdrea play Kasbah Social Club this weekend. Celebrating the release of their second single ‘Loser’s End’, the group will be part of an impressive line up of acts on stage for this year’s Riverfest weekend. ‘Loser’s End’ follows the electro/pop earworm ‘The Reason’ and this single is a trip hop ballad […]

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PHOTOS

First ever Rising Stars concert at UCH

First ever Rising Stars concert at UCH

UNIVERSITY Concert Hall introduced a new Rising Stars Concert on Thursday April 21 to its growing Education and Outreach programme. Director Sinead Hope invited a group of exceptional young artists to become its 2017 Rising Stars. With a panel shared with Lorcan Murray of RTE Lyric FM and Owen Gilhooley, tenor, she encouraged them to […]

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Ahane GAA & Bentekes Bocko claim Con and Anne Kirby Memorial

Ahane GAA & Bentekes Bocko claim Con and Anne Kirby Memorial

Bentekes Bocko produced yet another stunning display of early speed to capture the €80,000 Con and Annie Kirby Memorial at a packed Limerick on Saturday night. It was a lively market on the night,  but Bentekes Bocko closed the 2-1 favourite to take the prize while Drive On Tipp was a 5-2 second favourite. From […]

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In Pics – Capital Limerick – Financial Services sector growth in Mid West

In Pics – Capital Limerick – Financial Services sector growth in Mid West

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Other Recent Stories

Blood lust and regal deception: Radamisto

Blood lust and regal deception: Radamisto

| April 29, 2017

“A KING stops at nothing to satisfy his appetites, throwing the known world into bloody chaos.” You got to hand it to George Frideric Handel, he wrote some cracking stuff. Northern Ireland Opera joins in union again with Irish Chamber Orchestra to bring us his ‘Radamisto’, set to premier in Limerick at Lime Tree Theatre […]

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Visually impaired Limerick sailor begins challenge of a lifetime

Visually impaired Limerick sailor begins challenge of a lifetime

| April 28, 2017

A visually impaired sailor from County Limerick has begun the first leg of a challenge to sail around Ireland in two months. Chris Egan from Ardagh, is undergoing the journey to raise awareness and funds for Irish Guide Dogs and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). Chris, a member of Foynes Yacht Club, successfully circumnavigated Ireland with fellow […]

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Minister is overstating welfare fraud problem

Minister is overstating welfare fraud problem

| April 28, 2017

FIANNA Fáil Spokesperson on Social Protection, Willie O’Dea believes that Minister Leo Varadkar is overstating the problem of fraud in relation to Social Protection and that employment activation measures are being used to sanction people. The Limerick TD claims that, according to figures released to him, there has been a sharp rise in people being penalised for […]

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Win cinema tickets

Win cinema tickets

| April 28, 2017

ODEON Limerick is this week giving away one pair of tickets and two large combo meals for a film of your choice at their cinema at the Castletroy Shopping Centre. To be in with a chance, answer the following question and email your answer to competitions@limerickpost.ie by 9am on Tuesday May 2. Who directed ‘Unforgettable’? A. Denise Di […]

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Council respond to dust complaints in Raheen and Mungret

Council respond to dust complaints in Raheen and Mungret

| April 28, 2017

Limerick City and County Council has responded to complaints about dust deposition made by residents in Mungret and Raheen. The complaints described thick dust deposited on cars, roofs and windows, solar panels and garden furniture, with the belief being that the source of the dust was likely to be the nearby Irish Cement plant. In a […]

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