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Retired soldier cut with knife and robbed after being lured to Limerick laneway

A RETIRED soldier was attacked and robbed at a laneway in Limerick city centre ​after he was lured there by a woman who phoned him while he was socialising, a court has heard.

Details of the incident, which happened a year ago, emerged during the sentencing hearing of a couple who ...

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SLIDESHOW: Garryowen FC host Limerick Tag Rugby Valentine's event

Garryowen FC welcomed Limerick Tag Rugby to their grounds last Friday evening to host their Valentines Tag Rugby Blitz. It was a highly successful blitz with over 110 tag rugby players (mixed: both ladies and gents) ascending to Garryowen with 11 teams taking part.

Teams from Limerick, ...

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Simon Harris grilled on Limerick hospital overcrowding in Dail no-confidence debate

EMBATTLED Minister for Health Simon Harris has been told that he has survived Sinn Fein’s motion of no-confidence “because of political convenience”, after he was once again challenged on Limerick’s overcrowding crisis in the Dail this Wednesday.

During the two-hour debate, opened ...

yesterday 19:55 open_in_new
Wave of arrests by Limerick gardai in relation to theft incidents at city shops

GARDAI in Limerick have arrested more than 20 people as part of a major crackdown on thefts in the city.

Gardai said that 23 people have been arrested in relation to 31 theft incidents at shops in the city in 2018 as part of a two day action under Operation ...

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Deaths in Limerick - February 20, 2019

The death has occurred of Maura CASEY (née O'Donovan), 14 Roundwood Estate, Rosbrien, Limerick, unexpectedly at home. 

Beloved wife of the late Larry and dearest mother of Tony & Paul. Deeply regretted her daughters-in-law Geraldine & Michelle, grandchildren ...

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Féile Luimnigh continues proud tradition of promoting creativity as milestone approaches

AS ONE of Limerick’s long- est running festivals begins preparations for its 75th anniversary, the vibrant arts event is looking for past performers and medal winners to share their stories.

Féile Luimnigh, the much loved annual festival founded in Limerick in 1946, will celebrate ...

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Flight makes emergency landing at Shannon Airport after passenger dies on board

A PASSENGER has died on board a transatlantic flight that was forced to divert to Shannon Airport due to the incident.

According to reports, an elderly woman in her 70s died on the United Airlines flight, despite attempts to resuscitate her.

The United Airlines flight UA-961 was ...

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Limerick’s Troy Studios in discussions on ‘a number of other exciting potential projects’

TROY Studios has said it is “in discussion with a number of other exciting potential projects” considering Limerick and Ireland as a production base.

It comes following confirmation that the big-budget sci-fi series Nightflyers, which was filmed at Troy, has been cancelled and will not ...

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Limerick’s metro mayor calls for ‘respect’ in heated row over St Patrick’s Day funding

A HEATED exchange took place took place between councillors at a metropolitan district meeting in Limerick about the allocation of €30,000 for the city's St Patrick's Day festivities.

Metropolitan mayor Daniel Butler called for "respect" as intense discussions took place ...

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Limerick-based players named in Ireland womens side to face Italy

The Ireland Women's team to face Italy in the third round of the Women's Six Nations tournament at the Viale Piacenza, Parma, this Saturday at 6.45pm Irish time has been named.

Two Limerick-based players, captain Ciara Griffin at number eight, and winger Eimear Considine, both of ...

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Shannon Airport to submit plan for ‘vital major European hub connectivity’

SHANNON Airport management have been asked to submit a detailed plan on connecting the airport to a major European Hub as Brexit looms.

The move was confirmed by Fine Gael Senator Kieran O’Donnell who arranged a recent meeting between the Shannon Group and Transport Minister Shane Ross ...

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Limerick FC handed away tie in EA Sports Cup

LIMERICK FC have been handed an away fixture in the first round of this season's EA Sports Cup.

Tommy Barrett's charges face a trip to last season's EA Sports Cup finalists Cobh Ramblers in the opening round of the competition.

The two First Division rivals will face off at St ...

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My Limerick - Nessa McGann: ‘Home is where the heart is’

What’s your idea of a perfect weekend in Limerick?

Breakfast in the Milk Market with my three kids and husband. Green Saffron is a favourite of ours - curry is perfectly acceptable for breakfast! A stroll around town, do some clothes shopping, head out to my parents house ...

yesterday 12:34 open_in_new
More than a ‘cúpla focail’ in County Limerick town as Irish language is celebrated

MORE than half a century after Abbeyfeale laid claim, not once but twice, to the title of “the most Irish speaking town in Ireland outside the Gaeltacht,” there is a new energy abroad in the town to rekindle interest in Irish as a spoken language.

And things got off to a lively start ...

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Limerick club stars named in Irish 20s side to face Italy

Ireland under 20 Head Coach Noel McNamara has confirmed his side to face Italy this Friday in Rieti, in the third round of the U20 Six Nations Championship.

The game kicks-off at 6.00pm (Irish time) and will be streamed live via the Irish Rugby YouTube Channel with thanks to PwC ...

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TG4 confirm live coverage of Elite Boxing Finals

TG4 have today confirmed they will broadcast the IABA Men’s and Women’s Irish National Senior Elite Boxing Finals next Saturday February 23. Two Limerick fighters, Paddy Donovan and Martin Keenan will fight on the night, in two of the last three bouts to be shown live. 

All 18 ...

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Upcoming Munster Rugby Fixtures

Thursday 21st February                       ...

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Munster confirm significant contract extensions

MUNSTER Rugby and the IRFU have confirmed that Tyler Bleyendaal, Ciaran Parker and Alby Mathewson have all signed contract extensions at the province.

The province also announced that Greencore Munster Rugby Academy duo of Sean O’Connor and Keynan Knox have also put pen to ...

yesterday 11:31 open_in_new
WATCH: Fishamble return to Limerick’s Lime Tree Theatre with On Blueberry Hill

RENOWNED theatre company Fishamble are coming back to the Lime Tree Theatre for a two night run with a hit show.

The New Play Company return with On Blueberry Hill this Wednesday and Thursday, February 20 and 21.

The play by Sebastian Barry and directed by Jim Culleton features ...

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New enterprise plan for Mid-West aims to create an ‘inclusive smart-city region’

A NEW plan launched by Enterprise Minister Heather Humphreys aims to turn the Mid-West into Ireland’s top “smart city region”.

Government is putting more than €4m in place for the Mid-West Enterprise Plan, which was launched in Lisheen, Co Tipperary this Wednesday.

As well as ...

yesterday 11:31 open_in_new
Munster winger Darren Sweetnam hopes to hear Ireland's call again

WINGER Darren Sweetnam is hoping to hear Ireland’s call again in the future, but remains firmly focused on continuing to up his performance levels at Munster.

Sweetnam scored his 15th try for Munster in the province’s runaway bonus point success over Southern Kings at Musgrave ...

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