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The torque delivered by the number two engine on the plane exceeded that being delivered by number one engine by up to 5%.
Source: (BBC News)
A preliminary investigation hearing is to take place at Magherafelt Magistrate’s Court in Co. Derry next month to determine if there is enough evidence to prosecute a priest who is charged with a number of child sex abuse offences.
Fr. Eugene Boland (65) faces four charges of indecently assaulting a female child. He’s alleged to have committed the four offences between June 28, 1990 and June 30, 1992, while he was ministering in a parish in Derry.
Fr. Boland, whose address was given as the Parochial House, Killyclogher Road in Omagh, stepped down as parish priest of Killyclogher last year when a child welfare investigation started.
(Source: Derry Journal)
Five hundred and thirty seven people bought cars in Donegal in January this year. The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) has released the January car sales figures which show a 1.5 per cent increase on last year. January is crucial period for the motor industry as 50 per cent of new car sales occur in the first quarter of each year.
There were 21,313 new cars sold in January, an increase of 314 on January 2011 (20,999). 3,057 of which were bought under the Government Scrappage Scheme, which ended last June. Donegal ranked in eleventh place nationally in relation to car purchase followed closely by Louth and preceded by Kerry.
(Source: Donegal Democrat)
A house in Saintfield, County Down has been named BBC Northern Ireland's House Of The Year.
Drew and Pamela Wylie's Contemporary Barn picked up this year's overall title, beating off tough competition from 11 other homes across Northern Ireland in the grand final shown on BBC One Northern Ireland last Monday night.
The couple received their bespoke locally designed trophy at a ceremony hosted by series presenter, Laurence Llewelyn Bowen, in the BBC's Blackstaff Studios in Belfast,
(Source: BBC News)
Dublin gardai arrested seven men in connection with separate seizures of drugs worth a combined €1.64m last week.
In Ballyboughal, North Co Dublin, detectives from the Garda National Drugs Unit raided an industrial unit and discovered a cannabis cultivation facility.
Gardai seized about 1,500 cannabis plants with an estimated street value of €600,000 and freshly harvested herbal cannabis worth €240,000.
A man in his 20s, two others in their 30s and a man in his 40s were arrested and detained.
Separately, detectives from the GNDU carried out a search of an apartment in Inchicore in the south city area.
During the operation, some 60,000 ecstasy tablets herbal cannabis, cocaine and heroine worth an estimated €650,000 were seized.
Two men, aged in their 30s and 50s, were arrested.
(Source: The Evening Herald)
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Brolaur that was brilliant very well put. We do have crazies in Canada just not the violent kind. The quicker that this idiot puts himself away the beIrish students told “No Irish Need Apply” to Chicago for summer 2014
I was wondering where the real Chuck was hiding. I meant nothing by my comment except to invite the Irish students to our fine country and was only giNelson Mandela was against IRA decommissioning its arms during 2000 talks
Chuck very well said, you are really a man of vision. I wish I could have said that. The world needs men like that, he was a lot like the great Presid