News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
A look at news from around Ireland
A public consultation on flooding took place in Clonakilty last Tuesday. The town council and the O.P.W. (Office of Public Works) revealed their plans to prevent any further flooding in the future.
The flood prevention plans include creating a dam type water retention area and improving coastal defenses.
The flooding problem in the lower River Lee area and Cork City was the focus of a public information session last Wednesday afternoon. Details of the Lower Lee Flood Relief Scheme were on display in Cork City Hall from 3-9 p.m.
[Source: Cork Independent]
Derry singer Damian McGinty has spoken of his shock at the tragic death of his “Glee” costar, Cory Monteith, who was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room on Saturday, July 13.
The 20-year-old singer and actor told the Journal: “The world has lost a truly incredible human being.”
The pair worked together on season three of the hit T.V. show when Damian secured the role of Rory – an Irish exchange student at William McKinley High School.
[Source: Derry Journal]
Margo O’Donnell, the “Queen of Country and Irish” is getting ready to record a very special T.V. program in Kilcar.
Margo will celebrate 50 Years in the Country Music industry next year and a documentary is being recorded at the Blue Haven on Friday, August 2.
The program will be aired at Christmas to mark the start of her Golden Jubilee in show business.
[Source: Donegal Democrat]
Police in Newry are appealing for information after two cars were damaged in a road traffic collision on the A1 southbound, between the Sheepbridge and Carnbane junctions.
Sometime between 2:20 a.m. and 2:55 a.m. on Monday, July 16, a brown and white piebald horse was roaming loose on the carriageway and unfortunately was killed after being involved in the collision.
[Source: Newry Times]
Significant divisions have emerged between Dublin and London during negotiations over future economic links, following the Irish Government’s refusal to accept joint trade missions, particularly for the agri-food industry.
A report for both governments, carried out by P.A. Consulting Group and Cambridge Econometrics, was published last Thursday, highlighting the deep ties that exist, and estimating that 208,000 jobs in the Republic are dependent on U.K. trade.
Meanwhile, the U.K. remains Ireland’s largest export destination, taking 16 percent of Ireland’s total industrial exports two years ago, along with being the largest client for Irish service companies, almost 20 percent of whose business takes place there.
[Source: Irish Times]
The ongoing political upheaval in Egypt was narrowly avoided by Enniskillen student, Eoghain Eillis, who flew home from the north African country just two days before the military coup there.
The removal of former President Morsi by Egypt’s military, has culminated in a spate of violence and unrest centered on the country’s capital, Cairo. Eoghain, who spent nine months – from September 2012 to July of this year – living in Cairo as part of his university course, spoke last week of his time in the country.
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