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Speaking at the launch, Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan said: "This type of development is what we need in rural areas to develop a natural product, to love nature and to understand the value of our water resource."
(Source: Afloat News)
The four-year-old twins of a woman who died after a dance festival last weekend had started primary school just days before their mother's tragic death.
Siobhan Kennefick-Aherne (23), from Cootehill, Co Cavan, died on the way home from Planetlove in Antrim last Saturday week. Ms Kennefick-Aherne was the mother of three children under the age of seven. She had four-year-old twins, a boy and a girl, and a six-year-old daughter.
The Cavan woman took ill on her way home from Planetlove at Shane's Castle, where her boyfriend Noel was a security guard. Ms Kennefick-Aherne left the festival at 9pm after her boyfriend's security shift ended. She was traveling home in a car with him when she took ill.
The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service said Ms Kennefick-Aherne was taken to Antrim Area Hospital where she was later pronounced dead. The PSNI said a post-mortem examination had been carried out, but the cause of death was undetermined.
They said further tests would be carried out.
(Source: Belfast Telegraph)
A librarian was ordered to pay a €400 fine after an air-rage incident last weekend during which three passengers had to restrain him intermittently over 90 minutes.
Ennis District Court in Co Clare was told last week that that, at one stage, Harald Albrecht (32) made a lunge for a female flight attendant, but did not make contact.
The Austrian Airlines flight from Washington to Vienna was forced to divert to Shannon airport at 7.05am last Saturday week.
Garda Noel O'Rourke told the court Mr Albrecht "had to be forcibly removed from the aircraft".
"This was an incident out of character for Mr Albrecht but I can't conceive of a greater danger to people than what Mr Albrecht engaged in," Judge John O'Neill said.
Gda O'Rourke said that Mr Albrecht had taken a sleeping tablet along with some wine and became agitated when refused more alcohol by the flight attendants.
"He became abusive towards the flight attendants," the garda said.
The flight attendants then required the assistance of male passengers to restrain the librarian, the court heard.
Gda O'Rourke said Mr Albrecht was intoxicated when gardai came on board and later, when he sobered up, "was severely remorseful and embarrassed".
Mr Albrecht told Judge O'Neill he would like to apologize to Austrian Airlines, the cabin crew and the passengers. He said he took the tablet because he was afraid of flying over the ocean.
"I feel deeply sorry and ashamed for what I have done," he said.
Judge O'Neill imposed a fine of €400 and Mr Albrecht walked free after paying.
(Source: Irish Independent)
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