News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
A look at news from around Ireland
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[Source: The Mayo News]
Gardaí (police) are investigating an alleged sexual assault on a girl who had been camping at Bettystown beach late on Monday, July 15.
A large number of Gardaí converged on the beach on Tuesday morning after receiving complaints of an assault. An eyewitness who was walking on the beach said that between 10-12 Gardaí were at the scene and that a young girl was wrapped in a blanket and was being comforted there.
[Source: Meath Chronicle]
Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny met with families and survivors of the 1974 Dublin and Monaghan bombings in government buildings last Thursday night. The families of other victims of the Troubles in the state also attended.
The meeting was the latest in a series Mr. Kenny is holding with the families of victims of the Troubles, including the Disappeared, The Kingsmill Massacre, East Fermanagh and the Enniskillen bombing.
The Dublin and Monaghan car bombings killed 33 civilians, an unborn child and wounded almost 300 – the highest number of casualties in any single day during the Troubles.
[Source: Irish Times]
A 26-year-old man has died after he fell from a horse in Banagher, County Offaly, last Wednesday night.
It is understood the man was thrown from the saddle and was trapped under the animal for a short time.
He sustained serious injuries and was transferred by Air Corps ambulance to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin, where he later died.
[Source: Offaly Express]
The heartbroken mother of the Elphin teenager who tragically drowned two weeks ago while
swimming in a lake has appealed to young people to take care in the water as the hot weather
The body of 19-year-old Daniel Harding was recovered from the popular Drinaun Lake between
Elphin and Stokestown more than three hours after he got into difficulty in the water while
swimming with friends.
[Source: Roscommon Herald]
Sligo Rovers face an uphill task in Norway this Tuesday after they fell to a single goal defeat in the first leg of their Champions League qualifier with Molde F.K.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side claimed the spoils thanks to a strike from Nigerian striker, Daniel Chima Chukwu, which punished the hosts for a sloppy first-half performance.
He struck three minutes before the interval after causing problems for Sligo center-half pair, Evan McMillan and Gavin Peers, and curling a right footer into the bottom corner behind Gary Rogers.
[Source: Irish Independent]
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