News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
A loud explosion was reported by people living close to Killyman St Mary's GAA Hall shortly before midnight last Wednesday. Last Thursday afternoon police discovered that a steel garage door at the Drumaspil Road building had been damage. A steel pipe was removed by officers for further examination. It is understood that no conclusive evidence of an explosion has yet been found. The incident comes after a telephone bomb warning last Wednesday lead to overnight searches of GAA halls across Co Tyrone.
(Source: UTV News)
Waterford city has been deemed the cleanest city in the country in the latest round of the Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) survey. The research shows Dungarvan and Waterford City achieving litter-free status coming in at 14th and 17th position, while Tramore has lost the accolade and drops to 33rd place out of 53 towns nationwide. A fall in the number of litter-free towns has prompted IBAL to call on businesses to clean up outside their premises twice a day to improve our streetscapes.
(Source: Waterford News & Star)
A number of motorists in Athlone are believed to have received fines and penalty point notices having been captured on the town's CCTV system using mobile phones while driving through the centre of the town. The Westmeath Independent has learned that a handful of drivers have, in the last few weeks, received notices of the fines in the post. The motorists were not stopped by Gardai and believe they were spotted on CCTV.
(Source: Westmeath Independent)
With more than 500 million active users, Facebook has taken over the world. It's nearly impossible to have a conversation with anyone these days without the 'F' word being mentioned, as more and more people get face-hooked. Wexford people are happily embracing Mark Zuckerberg's networking phenomenon, and it's hardly surprising when there are 1.5 million Irish Facebookers alone. New figures reveal that Wexford people make up some of the biggest users of Facebook in Ireland.
(Source: The Wexford People)
An Ashford woman who was serving a life sentence for murdering her son was found dead in her single prison cell last Wednesday. Ruth Murphy (48) was found at 1 a.m. last Wednesday morning with a plastic bag over her head in the shower cubicle of her cell in the Dochas Women's Prison at Mountjoy. A medical examination found she had died from suffocation and foul play is not suspected.(Source: The Wicklow People)
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