News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
The growing trade in illegal sex workers in Donegal has resulted in a national charity confirming they have assisted a number of women involved in prostitution in Letterkenny and Inishowen. It's understood the sex trade - involving ron-nationals and some Irish citizens, is, according to a Dublin charity, being run by criminal gangs who move in and out of Donegal.
(Source: Donegal Democrat)
The Australian government has issued a new safety warning to its citizens travelling to Northern Ireland following a spate of bomb attacks this month. Tourists were warned to exercise caution while travelling north of the border and were also urged to avoid sectarian parades as they can “turn violent with little warning”.
(Source: Belfast Telegraph)
Oscar-winning singer Glen Hansard is paying for grief counselling sessions for hundreds of fans who watched a man jump to his death at a recent concert. The Dublin singer, who just announced his return to The Frames, made the big-hearted gesture following the concert by The Swell Season. The group hit the headlines last week when a man jumped to his death during one of their concerts in California -- and band members are now covering the costs of any counselling sessions fans may need as they try to cope with the tragedy.
(Source: The Evening Hearld)
The average UK household had £143 a week disposable income in January 2009, two per cent lower than a year earlier, according to the latest income tracker report from ASDA. As a result the average family is now £3 a week worse off. Across the regions, the South West and Northern Ireland have taken the biggest proportional hit to discretionary income compared with a year earlier (January 08 vs January 09).
(Source: Fermanagh Today)
Ex-Saw Doc drummer completes 47th marathon for charity Galway man and Director of Arcana, Johnny Donnelly has completed his 47th marathon in less than two years, fininshing in a remarkable third place in the Inca Trail Marathon in Peru.The ex-Saw Doctor first began his Run Johnny Run challenge in 2008 to run over 2000 miles around the world in four years to raise money for Irish charity Seachange Foundation, an Irish based non-profit organisation. He has raised over €300,000 to date for Seachange projects, including recent restorative efforts in Haiti.
(Source: Galway City Tribune)
Nurney GAA players will be in the spotlight in the future thanks to local man John Kelly who has been named as ‘Ireland’s most dedicated GAA fan’.John secured some 12,800 votes to win the honor. His win ensures that €15,000 will go to his local club in Nurney which will enable them to install floodlights.Despite health difficulties which include renal failure, a kidney transplant and rejection, a triple bypass and leg amputation John has had an almost near perfect attendance record at Kildare games and Nurney club games.
(Source: The Kildare Nationalist)
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Miceal: one defintion of communism is socialism with a rejection of Jesus. I don't know if Mandela fit that bill, but I do know that Obama does.Racist incidents in Ireland up by 85 percent says Immigrant Council
It is quite apparent that many of the posts on this article strongly favor foreigners, legal and illegal, over the natives whose ancestors have livedNelson Mandela once considered a terrorist by many Irish political leaders
RE: chuck - too bad the IRA got labelled "terrorists" because they didn't wear "acceptable" soldier uniforms. Al Queda-please noteRacist incidents in Ireland up by 85 percent says Immigrant Council
Sad fact - The native Irish are leaving at the rate of over 1,000 a week and yes, they are being replaced by foreigners. Bold, hard, cold and ( for so