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A presentation will be made to them by Mayor David Fitzgerald and St. Patrick’s Day festival committee chairman Malcolm Noonan, and the group will then travel to Dublin to perform on “The Late Late Show” that night.
(Source: Kilkenny People)
The home of an elderly man was broken into for the second time in recent weeks.
The home in Maganey was broken into several weeks ago and a quantity of old coins were among the items taken.
The 83-year-old homeowner was understood to be away from home when raiders broke in again some time between last Saturday night and Sunday morning.
The front door was smashed in half as the burglars gained entry. It’s not clear whether anything was taken.
(Source: Laois Nationalist)
There were two big wins for Leitrim at the Weddings Online Awards held on February 20.
The Landmark Hotel walked away with Connaught Wedding Venue of the Year and Niall Megahey’s Complete Weddings from Ballinamore took home the Wedding Videographer of the year.
The third annual awards were held in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dublin and the glitterati of the Irish wedding industry attended. Over 17,000 brides and grooms nationwide voted for their Top 100 Wedding Suppliers and Top 50 Venues, who were then judged by an expert panel based on quality of work and a real wedding experience.
(Source: Leitrim Observer)
Local rockers the Cranberries are set for a massive outdoor home-town show in Thomond Park in July.
The band is being lined up to play in the stadium along with another high profile international act, the “Limerick Leader” has learned.
Stadium boss John Cantwell confirmed that Thomond Park management have met with the Cranberries and “are working hard to make sure that they play here this year.”
(Source: Limerick Leader)
The south Longford village of Abbeyshrule is to represent Ireland in a major environmental competition for towns and villages across Europe.
Details of the multi-Tidy Towns award-winning village’s inclusion in the 2012 Entente Florale Competition was disclosed at a meeting of Longford County Council.
Director of Services Frank Sheridan said the Department of Environment had chosen the Longford village from a long list of potential entrants.
Fronted by not for profit organization the European Association for Flowers and Landscape, the competition currently has 12 member countries on its books.
(Source: Longford Leader)
Drogheda is to get a new mental health hospital, with work to start on it before the end of this year.
It will be a 33-bed facility, and contracts are expected to be finalized on the project shortly.
Deputy Gerald Nash has been working with Minister of State Kathleen Lynch and Councilor Paul Bell to forward the facility without delay.
“I have been assured that the HSE expects contracts for the development of the substantial 33-bed unit on the HSE owned land at Crosslanes to be signed off in the next few weeks with work to commence well before the end of 2012,” Nash stated.
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Dano as usual the apologist for vile supremacism and repression of indigenous populations. Violence has been continually perpetrated on the Irish comNelson Mandela was against IRA decommissioning its arms during 2000 talks
One of the greatest men to ever walk the earth and a shining symbol against all forms of supremacism. Of course, most british patriotards consider hiIrish students told “No Irish Need Apply” to Chicago for summer 2014
Sorry all you disbelieving commenters. Irish Central has it right. My cousin from Dublin experienced this first-hand in 2012.