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The cost ground, which would host a seating area of around 4,000, is €6m and under the agreement between the two parties, Dundalk IT would foot half the bill. The other €3m would be shared equally between the Louth county board and Croke Park, meaning the total cost to the Wee County could be just €1.5m.
(Source: Evening Herald)
The widow of a young Newport man who tragically lost his life in a traffic accident last Wednesday morning has made an emotional plea, reminding people to look after their loved ones and tell them how important they are every day.
Twenty-five-year-old Brian Keane, originally from Skirdagh outside Newport, lost his life around 7am last Wednesday morning when the van in which he was travelling left the road and overturned near Belcarra. He leaves behind a wife of three months, their two young children, and, tragically, a third not yet born.
Keane was on his way to work in Elvery’s Sports in Castlebar from his home in Weatherfort, Clogher, when the single-vehicle accident occurred. The circumstances of the crash are the subject of an on-going Garda investigation, but contrary to reports in other media, his family have stated that the car did not hit a wall.
In a terrible coincidence, the town of Newport awoke to further shocking news last Sunday morning last: Another resident – Jonathan Faul, also 25 – had lost his life in a single-vehicle crash.
Speaking at her husband’s funeral last Friday, 30-year-old Sarah Keane
(nee Mahon) said that Brian was a wonderful man who only ever wanted to protect, care for and love his family. Brian and Sarah were together for over five years and only married on August 4 last. His daughter Maria will be three in January. His other daughter, Tara, had her first birthday last Wednesday. Heartbreakingly, the couple had only recently announced to close family members that Sarah is pregnant with their third child.
(Source: The Mayo News)
Gardaí in Meath have recovered a large amount of cash, believed to be thousands of euro, of which a man had been robbed in a hotel car park in the area.
The cash was found when gardaí arrested a Dublin man in his 40s in Gormanston. The robbery with a firearm of a local man in his 20s took place in the car park of the City North hotel on Tuesday.
The man was arrested and questioned and later released without charge.
(Source: Irish Times)
A young man from Monaghan lost his life last Sunday morning when the van he was driving collided with a bridge between Newport and Westport. The victim has been named as 25-year-old Jonathan Faul, who was a native of Inishkeen near Carrickmacross in Co Monaghan, but who had been living in Rossmore, Newport. It is reported he was engaged to be married.
The incident occurred around 1.45am in Kilmeena when the victim’s van, which had been traveling towards Westport from Newport, collided with Knocknaboley Bridge near the local community hall. He was taken to Mayo General Hospital where he died a short time later.
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