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In relation to Ryanair, he said the proposal, which would see them treble their passenger numbers at Shannon and negotiate a free deal on projections of an increase of over 600,000 passengers, “just isn’t on.”
[Source: Clare Champion]
A large quantity of cannabis was seized in Cork city July 4 at around 4 p.m.
Gardaí (police) from Togher discovered 13 pounds of cannabis herb with an estimated street value of $150,000 when they stopped and searched a car at Pouladuff Road.
A 40-year-old man was arrested and detained at Togher Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice Drug Trafficking Act 1996.
[Source: Cork Independent]
Derry MLA Pat Ramsey claimed more expenses than any other assembly member last year – claiming more than $135,000.
The SDLP Foyle MLA claimed a total of $143,922, between April 2011 to March 2012. He is one of ten MLA’s who claimed in excess of $125,000 last year.
SDLP colleagues Mark H. Durkan claimed just over $109,000, while former Derry Mayor Colum Eastwood claimed over $107,000.
[Source: Derry Journal]
A young woman who was left with a functioning brain but no movement in her body and no speech has said she has “indifferent” feelings for the speeding motorist who confined her to a wheelchair.
Lydia Branley was severely maimed for life just 18 months after she helped guide Barack Obama’s Air Force One across the Atlantic on his first flight as president to Europe.
She has “spoken” for the first time since Martin Kearney, the man who ended all her dreams, was sent to jail more than two weeks ago.
She said: “It does not make it any better that he is in prison. I am still in the same position now. I feel little for him. I am indifferent to him.”
[Source: Donegal Democrat]
Parts of Co. Down have been flooded by torrential rain with Down District Council declaring an emergency in the area.
Newcastle SDLP councilor Carmel O'Boyle said flood water was "several feet deep" in some areas of the town.
[Source: Belfast Telegraph]
Detectives investigating the discovery of a human skull in the Dublin Mountains are investigating if it is that of a missing Rathfarnham man.
DNA tests were being carried out last week to establish the identity the remains as a number of families of missing people were waiting on news.
The Herald revealed last Wednesday that a local farmer made the discovery in a field on his land in Tallaght.
A garda (police) spokesperson said that dental records would be carried out in order to provide a firm identification.
Investigating officers are attempting to establish whether the remains of missing Rathfarnham man Dean Reynolds.
The 28-year-old went missing on May 19, and was last seen at Ballycullen, close to his home.
[Source: Evening Herald]
Garrison-born, Lorraine Keown has climbed the ranks of the legal world to become President of the European Young Bar Association.
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