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John Greenwood and Mary Coll speaking on behalf of members of the Limerick artistic community who expressed their support for Karl Wallace. Photograph: Brian Gavin/Press 22

The resignation of the artistic director of Limerick City of Culture on the eve of the launch of the year long event, followed a performance review of(...)

The  aim of the €6 million Limerick City of Culture project is to “permanently increase the engagement of citizens with arts and culture”, Minister for Arts Jimmy Deenihan told the Dáil last month.

The Government’s inaugural city of culture initiative is no stranger to controversy and confirmation yesterday that three key organisers have jumped s(...)

It is understood Karl Wallace, the artistic director who resigned his post this week, referenced artistic licence being challenged at a meeting of one of the festival’s organising “pillar” groups yesterday where he explained why he was stepping down.

The chief executive of Limerick City of Culture asked that a song recorded for the festival be changed because it contained rap lyrics by teenagers th(...)

Artistic director of Limerick City of Culture, Karl Wallace, was appointed to the position last March.

The artistic director of Limerick City of Culture has quit just two days into the city’s reign as Ireland’s first national city of culture.Speculation(...)

The Irish Coast Guard has recovered the body of a missing man off the coast at Ballybunion, Co Kerry today.

The Irish Coast Guard has recovered the body of a missing man off the coast at Ballybunion, Co Kerry today.The 64-year-old Limerick man had been miss(...)

The decentralisation policy was the brainchild of then minister for finance Charlie McCreevy in December 2003. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The much-derided decentralisation programme of the last government actually turned a healthy profit for the State because of all the prime Dublin buil(...)

Pete O’Hanlon and Ross Farrelly of The Strypes performaning at IMMA  in Dublin in August. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

For Cavan teenage band The Strypes, 2013 has been a year that they hoped would never end. Twelve months ago, they were just another promising young ba(...)

The Strypes will perform at the New Year’s Eve concert in Dublin’s College Green along with Ryan Sheridan, MKS and headliners Madness. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Dublin and Limerick will be the centrepiece locations for tomorrow night’s New Year’s Eve celebrations. The capital will hope to solidify its growing (...)

Mary Hampson, from Coventry in England cheers home Hurricane Fly on the final day of the Leopardstown festival in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

It has been a testing week for members of the Come Home Sober syndicate. To see their horse win once at the Leopardstown festival might have been cons(...)

A freighter carring a cargo from the Aughinish Alumina plant in Co Limerick to St Petersburg in Russia has radioed for help from high seas off the Old(...)

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