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And it was more than luck she brought home as she managed to nab a fantastic €62,000 on the night.
“I’m over the moon, I still can’t believe it,” said Eileen, who’s sure to spoil her little grandson now with her winnings.
Eileen’s sister broke the great news to her when her name was called out on the previous week’s show.
“I was watching the football and my sister rang and said I was going to be on the show. I said ‘go away out of that’ – I thought it was a dream,” laughed Eileen.
Sitting in the crowd last Saturday week armed with banners were Eileen’s husband Pat and two daughters Michelle and Emma, while Michelle’s husband Seán Kane stayed at home to mind the little lucky charm.
“To say ‘I’ve been there, done that’, it still doesn’t register,” added a still-shocked Eileen, who works part-time in PJ Duffy’s, Tullow.
“The whole experience was brilliant. They couldn’t have been nicer, everyone was so supportive and Derek was absolutely brilliant and puts you at ease,” she added.
(Source: The Carlow Nationalist)
Some unscrupulous individuals stooped to a new low when they decided to target graveyards in Cavan town as a dumping ground and for drinking parties. The dumping at Cullies and Tullacmongan has prompted the County Council to appeal for information as to the culprits so they can be prosecuted.
In recent weeks both the cemeteries at Cullies and Tullacmongan have been desecrated with indiscriminate dumping of waste, drinking parties, as well as fires being lit.
The incident at Cullies was highlighted to The Anglo-Celt by Maureen Crowe who was visiting her husband's grave last Saturday. She was shocked to see the rubbish that had been left there.
Ms Crowe felt so strongly about it she penned a letter to the editor of The Anglo-Celt (see page 41).
She pointed out that the blessing of the graves took place recently in Cullies and the graveyard was looking splendid. "A lot of money was spent by the parish on doing it up and putting in new tarmac pathways," the letter stated.
What horrified and upset her was the amount of rubbish dumped, which included two sofa chairs, old furniture, wall tiles, and a duvet to name just a few of the items she observed. "Whoever did this has obviously no respect for the poor people buried there or their grieving families," she added.
(Source: The Anglo Celt)
Dublin City Council has passed a motion supporting calls to terminate the use of Shannon Airport by US troops.
The move has been welcomed by peace group Shannonwatch.
“This motion reflects the fact that there is widespread public and political opposition to the use of Shannon to facilitate US wars. There are still over 90 troop and other military flights landing at the airport every month and this is without the permission of the Irish people. A decade of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have resulted in untold human suffering, political instability and widespread profiteering and corruption. It is high time Irish involvement in this was ended,” a spokesman said
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