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Police in Fermanagh are appealing for information about the theft of more than 100 ewes and lambs.
The 160 Swaldaldale ewes and lambs disappeared from Cuilcagh Mountain.
Said a police spokesman: "These sheep are not a common breed in Ireland as they are mountain breed. They are easily recognized by their grey and black faces."
[Source: Fermanagh Herald]
They are magnificent birds and they have returned to Connemara – after 100 years. A pair of white-tailed eagles has made the sweeping expanse of mountains and coastline between Roundstone and
Ballyconneely their home – temporarily at least. If the eagles decide to stay and have a family they could put added life into tourism in Connemara as well. They have come west again as a result of a program started five years ago to restore the majestic species to Ireland.
[Source: Galway Bay FM]
Many thousands of sprat and other small fish have been washed up on beaches in the northwest, with indications that the algal bloom or “red tide” has also spread to the coasts of Cork and Kerry.
Experts said last Tuesday the bloom was naturally occurring and was toxic to bottom-dwelling marine species, certain species of fish and shellfish.
[Source: Irish Times]
Disappointment was mixed with a certain amount of relief following the sale of Whites Castle in Athy on July 6.
The disappointment centered around the fact that the castle wasn’t bought by the local council and the relief was that it was bought by an Irish family who intend to live in it as their family home.
The castle was sold for $238,000 at the Allsop Space auction to a couple in their 40s, who are from Galway, but living in the US at present. The couple are believed to have no connections or family links with Athy and they have let it be known that their intention is to eventually live in the castle and use it as their family home.
[Source: Kildare Nationalist]
The man who attacked and robbed an 86-year-old woman in Kilkenny City last Tuesday has been remanded in custody having been formally charged this morning.
Mariusz Chelstowski (35), of no fixed address, appeared before Judge Clyne in Carlow District Court this morning. He was remanded in Cloverhill Prison to appear again before the court next Tuesday, July 17.
The 86-year-old victim, who lived alone on Walkin Street, suffered head injuries during the attack, as she defended her purse containing $244. She remains in a serious but stable condition in St Luke’s Hospital.
[Source: Kilkenny People]
One of four men accused of having equipment for printing counterfeit currency told Gardaí (police) that rolls of paper and print cartridges found at his address were from a courier job he agreed to do for a man who had called to his garage, the Special Criminal Court has heard.
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