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She is the middle of five children and has two brothers and two sisters. Mary has been married to Terry 14 years and has four stepchildren, three of whom were in the audience.
Mary works in the family business, Lally’s Electrical. They have three shops - one in Dundalk, one in Drogheda and one in Navan.
One of Mary’s brothers gave her Scratch Cards as a birthday present last April. She recently found them in a drawer when she was doing a spring clean and decided to send them in.
Mary was with her husband, Terry, and their friends when she learned she was going to appear on Winning Streak. The couple had invited friends over for dinner on the night her name was called out.
They had enjoyed their starter and Mary was just about to serve the main course when they heard the good news. Mary and the other players from Meath, Cork, Kildare and Mayo won prizes to the value of e242,000.
(Source: Dundalk Democrat)
A 27-year-old Castlebar man was remanded in custody last Monday following an arson attack on Castlebar Garda Station which occurred over the weekend.
Mark Maughan, 14 Northbrook Avenue, Castlebar, appeared before Galway District Court last week. The incident occurred after the suspect entered the lobby of Castlebar Garda Station at 4.15am last Sunday morning and threw what is believed to be a petrol bomb towards two gardaí who were in the public office.
The gardaí who were in the public office at the time of the incident were described as being shocked when they witnessed the man running in to the station and throwing the object towards the glass hatch.
Immediately after the incident the gardaí gave chase and the suspect was arrested a short distance away and brought to Westport Garda Station where he was detained last Sunday night.
(Source: The Mayo News)
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Councillors in Navan are expected to vote to provide free parking in the town on Saturday 10th December and during all of Christmas week from 17th to 24th December, in a bid to boost the retail trade in the town this Christmas.
Cllr Francis Deane has put forward a notice of motion to Navan Town Council calling for the provision of free parking, which he said he expects will receive unanimous support from his fellow councillors.
He said this would be the third year in which free parking is introduced to boost the local Christmas trade.
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