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[Source: Clare Champion]
Cork comedian Tara Flynn used her talents to take a unique stand against racism recently after her husband was subjected to verbal abuse in her hometown, Kinsale.
Tara and her husband Carl Austin, were visiting Kinsale over Easter when he became the subject of ridicule while out walking his dog.
In response to the racial attack, Tara made a satirical comedy sketch focusing on the issue of Irish racism. The video stars many Kinsale residents, as well as Tara's husband Carl.
The incident occurred when Carl, from Los Angeles, was out walking his dog in Kinsale over the Easter weekend late at night. Passing a pub a group of men began shouting at him and calling him names.
[Source: Cork Independent]
Food critics from across the globe have been finding out exactly what the people of the city ate during the Siege of Derry as part of the Feast or Famine Food Tours.
Local chef Emmett McCourt treated a group of American visitors, including a leading food critic from New York, to a real taste of Derry as part of the City of Culture celebrations.
The group of 30 visitors was taken on a tour of the city’s Food Heritage Trail guided by Emmett.
The food tour stems from the research Emmett undertook into the North West’s culinary heritage for his book “Feast or Famine,” which is due to be published later in the year.
[Source: Derry Journal]
A 70-year-old man living in west Donegal appeared in Dungloe District Court last Tuesday charged with seven alleged sex offences.
One charge relates to the alleged indecent assault of a male on a date in June 1984, while the other charges are of gross indecency against males on dates between February 2001 and June 2006.
Appearing before Judge Mary Devins, the accused was released on continuing bail and the case was adjourned until July 9 for the preparation of a book of evidence.
[Source: Donegal Democrat]
Newry’s Tesco store finally opened its doors to the public last Thursday at 8 a.m., welcoming more than 30 eager shoppers who had arrived early to check out the city’s sprawling new superstore.
The 63,000 square feet store, just outside the city center, is the third largest Tesco in Northern Ireland and boasts a vast array of shopping departments all under one roof, including the F&F clothes range, a mobile phone shop, an optician and an electronics department, in addition to grocery, bakery, beers, wines and spirits and health and beauty departments.
The Examiner was there to gauge the opinion of local shoppers and first impressions certainly suggested that Newry’s newest superstore was proving a massive hit with the early morning crowd, with most shoppers telling us they “loved” the bright and airy premises, and others declaring it a beautiful and spacious store which they would definitely shop in again. The free parking in the 600 space car park also appealed to many shoppers who commended Tesco on providing such a service for its customers.
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