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It was claimed that he told the clergyman he had been in prison for murder and if he did not get back to Scotland his bail would be revoked.
He allegedly requested £300, which was given to him after contact was made with a church trustee.
(Source: Belfast Telegraph)
SuperValu has announced that it has signed a new agreement with Waterford supplier Dunhill Cuisine, to supply a new range of superior products, worth €1.5 million. Based in Co. Waterford, Dunhill Cuisine is one of Ireland's leading producers of fresh ready meals to the retail and catering sectors.
This new contract sees Dunhill Cuisine supply SuperValu stores nationwide with a new range of Supreme Meals including pork fillet with caramelized apple, steak diane, chicken and pesto and haddock mornay. It will also provide a new range of Supreme side dishes including creamy mash, ratatouille, mixed green vegetables, potato gratin and roast root vegetables.
(Source: Waterford News $ Star)
A 22-month-old toddler knocked down by a car at a children’s birthday party died of multiple injuries, an inquest has heard. Dylan Murray-Finneran was playing outside his home in the Coillin Bui estate in Moate, Co Westmeath, on September 25th, 2010, when the incident occurred. His injuries were sustained when a car was reversed over him, which was seen by his mother Catriona Murray.
The toddler, a grandnephew of former minister for housing Michael Finneran, was rushed to the Midland Regional Hospital Mullingar before being transferred by helicopter to Temple Street Children’s Hospital in Dublin. He died at Temple Street two days later. A postmortem carried out by Dr Deirdre Devaney gave the cause of death as multiple injuries which were mainly head injuries.
(Source: Westmeath Independent)
A gang of teenagers tied an eight-year-old boy to a chair and marked his face with a broken bottle, it's reported.
Gardai in Co Wexford are now investigating the alleged assault after the schoolboy reported his ordeal.
The teenagers held the broken bottle to his cheek and marked Xs into his face.
The boy's father said his son has provided statements to detectives about the incident which happened in Monageer, Co Wexford, on Friday, September 2.
The dad, who does not wish to be named to protect his son's identity, said his child was on his way home from a friend's house when a group of teenagers approached him at the Gleann na gCaor estate.
"At first they were messing but then they tripped him and picked him up and carried him 400 yards away to a grotto," he said.
The child said he had his hands and feet tied to an old office chair with a heavy rope.
The youths then smashed a bottle and one held it to the child's face.
The boy came home with cuts in the shape of Xs on his cheeks.
(Source: The Irish Times)
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