News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
A look at news from around Ireland
“Dental services for primary school children in the midlands have regressed to 1950s standards, which will only lead to associated health problems in later life,” he said.
“There is a wait of over one year to be assessed by an orthodontist in Laois. On top of that, children may have to wait up to another three years to receive the actual treatment. This means that some may have finished secondary school without receiving the required orthodontic treatment.”
[Source: Leinster Express]
“Home & Away’s” favorite bad boy, Heath Braxton, celebrated his bride’s birthday in The Landmark Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon two weeks ago.
Actor Dan Ewing enjoyed a top secret visit to The Landmark Hotel during his tour of Ireland two weeks ago, the handsome Australian took time out of his busy schedule to celebrate his new bride’s birthday.
The newlyweds, tanned and gorgeous Dan Ewing and his very beautiful bride, Marni Little, celebrated Marni’s birthday with a few friends in the seclusion of a private room in The Landmark Thursday evening, July 18.
[Source: Leitrim Observer]
Shannon Airport has just recorded its first month-over-month increase in passenger numbers in five years, with transatlantic traffic alone having jumped by almost 40 percent in June 2013.
New figures show a total of 160,573 passengers used the airport last month, up by eight percent on the corresponding month in 2012. Transatlantic traffic – boosted by new seasonal routes to Philadelphia and Chicago – increased by 38 percent in the same period.
[Source: Limerick Leader]
A U.S. police officer and Lanesboro native has told of the terrifying scenes he witnessed moments after a Boeing 777 aircraft crash-landed at San Francisco International Airport, killing three people.
Val Kirwan described the immediate aftermath of the Asiana Airlines crash on July 6 as “like a scene from a movie” in an incident that left another 180 people injured.
A number of passengers remain in a critical condition in hospital, something with which the highly-trained anti-terrorist detective is still coming to terms.
“I was part of a group of cops who walked in a line through the debris looking for body parts and the black box,” said Val. “We walked through the debris a few times and it was like a scene from a movie.”
[Source: Longford Leader]
Detectives believe morning commuters may have seen the killers behind the country's latest gangland-style shooting.
A 27-year-old man has died after being shot dead close to the Luas line in Kilmainham in Dublin shortly before 10:30 a.m. last Monday.
The attack was carried out behind apartments at Grand Canal View, near Davitt Road, in an area known locally as the Dry Canal Bed.
[Source: Dundalk Democrat]
Myles Henaghan and Eithne Sweeney are back on home soil. The adventurous couple arrived at Old Head near Louisburgh pier shortly after 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, 10 months after they struck out for the west Mayo shore. The couple left Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand on September 10, 2012, with the goal of sailing home to Ireland – a journey of over 15,000 nautical miles.
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Don't worry they have a bullet for you !Spanish judge slams Ryanair’s sexist air hostess calendar
That judge should come into the 21st century. Such an idiotic comment She should be a judge on the Rose of Tralee or Spain has got Talent!