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During his political career, the Longford native also served as a T.D., elected on the abstention ticket.
Ó Brádaigh was raised on the Battery Road in Longford Town, the son of staunchly republican parents. After attending St. Mel’s College, he went on to study at University College Dublin before taking up a teaching post at Roscommon Vocational School.
During his time at U.C.D., Ó Brádaigh joined both Sinn Féin and the I.R.A., eventually progressing to senior positions in both organizations.
[Source: Longford Leader]
County Louth has the fourth highest crime rate in the country, with rapes and sexual assaults up by over 45 percent in 2012, according to the latest Central Statistics Office (C.S.O.) figures.
Only the three major urban centers – Dublin, Limerick and Waterford – recorded more crimes on a per capita basis last year. The C.S.O. report shows that the rate of burglaries in Louth is more than 50 percent above the national average and over four times the rate of burglaries in Kerry – the county with the lowest rate.
The figures reveal that Louth has the worst record for burglaries with over 93 per 10,000 people in 2012. The number of burglaries jumped by 23 percent last year to 1,146 – up 126. Louth also has the second highest rate of robberies and sexual offenses.
[Source: Dundalk Democrat]
Gardaí (police) in Westport are still investigating a fatal traffic collision that occurred on Friday, June 7, at Sheeaune, Westport at approximately 9:10 a.m. The collision on the main Westport to Castlebar Road, the N5, involved a rented car and a truck. The collision took place close to a filling station, known locally as Tip Top.
The deceased female passenger, aged 24 years, has been named as Franziska Zeller. She was pronounced dead at the scene and the male driver of the car, aged 33, was taken to Mayo General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and has now left hospital. The couple was on holiday in the area from Ludwigsburg, which is near Stuttgart in Germany. The driver of the truck was not injured but was severely shaken after the crash.
[Source: The Mayo News]
Around 400 people gathered at Martry Mill, Kells, for the Kells Tourism Day which saw a number of tourism products being launched, and the opening of the mill by Madame Emmanuel d’Achon, the French Ambassador.
The mill has been in near constant service since 1641 but due to water levels falling in the Boyne River, had to resort to electric powerl however, it now can grind its flour again using the power of the Blackwater River.
Madame d’Achon also launched the French translation of the Kells Tourism Brochure, which was translated voluntarily by Fábienne Melard from Paris, who had visited Kells 40 years before, and edited by Headfort School.
[Source: Meath Chronicle]
Conroy Gold and Natural Resources said it has received a further positive mineralogical report as it plans to develop its first operational gold mine at Clontibret in Co. Monaghan.
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