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Limerick man on Yemen front line

Limerick man on Yemen front line

A LIMERICK aid worker is in the thick of a crisis in Yemen, trying to help people at risk of death from cholera. Irish Red Cross worker Ciaran Cierans has been working in Yemen with the International Committee of the Red Cross, since October 2016. A seasoned aid worker of 12 years, Limerick man, Ciaran says the […]

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Tierney holds no fear of the French

Tierney holds no fear of the French

by Mal Keaveney sport@limerickpost.ie TOM TIERNEY’S Ireland face a mammoth task when they take on France in this evening’s (Thursday) Women’s World Cup Pool C decider at the UCD Bowl (kick-off 7.45pm). With the game live on RTE and eir Sport, Ireland can expect a massive television audience. The fixture itself has been a 3,000 sell-out for […]

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Leaving cert students faced stricter grading system

Leaving cert students faced stricter grading system

THE 2,708 Limerick students who received their Leaving Certificate exam results on Wednesday were the first to be subjected to a new, stricter grading system. However, that didn’t stop Daniel Long of Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh scoring 625 points with 6 H1s and 1 H2, which significantly enhanced his prospects of studying medicine in Trinity College. He […]

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BUSINESS

Shannon airport on the lookout for branding guru

Shannon airport on the lookout for branding guru

SHANNON AIRPORT is looking for a bright business spark who will help it take flight in the competition stakes with other airports. The Shannon Group is seeking a business consultant to help create “a renewed commercial strategy and brand framework” to gain an increased spend from passengers and get travellers to give the airport repeat […]

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Breakfast briefing on digesting new knowledge

Breakfast briefing on digesting new knowledge

SHANNON Chamber, Atlantic Aviation Group and the University of Limerick (UL) are joining forces in an effort to encourage more business executives to perfect their management and leadership skills.  As part of its Skillnet undertakings, Shannon Chamber is hosting a breakfast briefing at the Oakwood Hotel in Shannon on Wednesday, August 16 at which details of […]

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Frustrated passengers could set their sights on Shannon

Frustrated passengers could set their sights on Shannon

AIRPORT delays, that are crippling holiday-makers plans at larger European airports could be a blessing in disguise for smaller airports such as Shannon, the head of the Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) has said.  Pat Dawson said increased security in Europe happened to coincide with the busiest weeks of the year for holidaymakers and those […]

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SPORT

UL Eagles basketball aim to soar back to top tier

UL Eagles basketball aim to soar back to top tier

FOLLOWING a tough season which ended in relegation last year, the University of Limerick (UL) Eagles are aiming to fly back to the top rank of the Irish men’s basketball league. The 2016/2017 season ended with heartbreak as the Eagles, having won two championships in the past decade, found themselves relegated from Ireland’s premier division. […]

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Limerick’s Shadowman is making a big impact

Limerick’s Shadowman is making a big impact

Limerick’s Shadowman continues to make a big impact in tackling sport injuries with a training aid that allows teams simulate real game situations. Having suffered injuries to both shoulders, a two-year break from the game saw Shadowman founder and chief executive JP Hartigan forced to leave his rugby playing days behind him at the young […]

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Limerick athlete James Quinlan rows on to double gold

Limerick athlete James Quinlan rows on to double gold

A LIMERICK teenager struck double gold in Belgium last weekend when he was a member of the Irish team at a prestigious European junior rowing tournament. 17 year old James Quinlan from Castleconnell was part of the Junior men’s quadruple rowing crew that secured two gold medals for Ireland at the Coupe de la Jeunesse […]

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LIFESTYLE

Megacone & Zombie Picnic:  Prog Double Header

Megacone & Zombie Picnic: Prog Double Header

PROG Rockers Megacone from Dublin join forces with Limerick’s Zombie Picnic for a night of post-rock nuance and complexity that promises to both attack and soothe your eardrums, sometimes in the same 16 bars. The instrumental band from Limerick formed in the summer of 2012. In the line up, Jim Griffin (guitar), Dave Tobin (guitar), […]

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The Elation live show for Chez Le Fab

The Elation live show for Chez Le Fab

CORK group The Elation scored a Top 20 hit with debut single ‘XO’ and followed up with the equally catchy single Catch just two months later. The band’s blend of classic funk groove with modern dance floor production made XO a guaranteed party hit. The Elation can be heard on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play Store, […]

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The Stunning will brighten up your life

The Stunning will brighten up your life

Steve Wall of The Stunning took time out from his holiday on Inishbofin to talk to Limerick Post Newspaper this week. Steve has travelled regularly to this small island off Connemara since the 1990s. His first visit was there was a mission to inspire a follow up album to The Stunning’s debut LP which had spent […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Megacone & Zombie Picnic:  Prog Double Header

Megacone & Zombie Picnic: Prog Double Header

PROG Rockers Megacone from Dublin join forces with Limerick’s Zombie Picnic for a night of post-rock nuance and complexity that promises to both attack and soothe your eardrums, sometimes in the same 16 bars. The instrumental band from Limerick formed in the summer of 2012. In the line up, Jim Griffin (guitar), Dave Tobin (guitar), […]

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The Elation live show for Chez Le Fab

The Elation live show for Chez Le Fab

CORK group The Elation scored a Top 20 hit with debut single ‘XO’ and followed up with the equally catchy single Catch just two months later. The band’s blend of classic funk groove with modern dance floor production made XO a guaranteed party hit. The Elation can be heard on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play Store, […]

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The Stunning will brighten up your life

The Stunning will brighten up your life

Steve Wall of The Stunning took time out from his holiday on Inishbofin to talk to Limerick Post Newspaper this week. Steve has travelled regularly to this small island off Connemara since the 1990s. His first visit was there was a mission to inspire a follow up album to The Stunning’s debut LP which had spent […]

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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

| August 17, 2017

Our day will come There was a boy in my class at school, a bright kid, one of those lads who sat at or near the front every day and always seemed to have his homework done. But as bright as he was, as well-behaved and attentive as he appeared, he was prone to bouts […]

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Land of hope and glory

Land of hope and glory

| August 17, 2017

As the hype train rolled back into town, as Sky Sports informed us that yes, it’s still the best league in the world even though all its top players want to go to Spain, one of our national papers, instead of churning out yet another identikit preview piece, chose to compile a list. It was […]

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Limerick man on Yemen front line

Limerick man on Yemen front line

| August 17, 2017

A LIMERICK aid worker is in the thick of a crisis in Yemen, trying to help people at risk of death from cholera. Irish Red Cross worker Ciaran Cierans has been working in Yemen with the International Committee of the Red Cross, since October 2016. A seasoned aid worker of 12 years, Limerick man, Ciaran says the […]

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Tierney holds no fear of the French

Tierney holds no fear of the French

| August 17, 2017

by Mal Keaveney sport@limerickpost.ie TOM TIERNEY’S Ireland face a mammoth task when they take on France in this evening’s (Thursday) Women’s World Cup Pool C decider at the UCD Bowl (kick-off 7.45pm). With the game live on RTE and eir Sport, Ireland can expect a massive television audience. The fixture itself has been a 3,000 sell-out for […]

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Megacone & Zombie Picnic:  Prog Double Header

Megacone & Zombie Picnic: Prog Double Header

| August 17, 2017

PROG Rockers Megacone from Dublin join forces with Limerick’s Zombie Picnic for a night of post-rock nuance and complexity that promises to both attack and soothe your eardrums, sometimes in the same 16 bars. The instrumental band from Limerick formed in the summer of 2012. In the line up, Jim Griffin (guitar), Dave Tobin (guitar), […]

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