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Members of the Doolin Coast Guard executed an unusual rescue last Tuesday when they abseiled down a sea cliff to rescue a puppy trapped on a ledge 65ft above water.
Boxer pup Rosie and her mum, Ruby, had gone missing from the farm of Pat and Margaret Considine at Rehy near the mouth of the River Shannon on Monday. The dogs accompanied a group of people taking part in a farm walk on the land but are thought to have wandered off after picking up the scent of a herd of wild goats.
(Source: The Clare Champion)
A replacement 250 capacity prison for Cork may be built on the current site to reduce chronic overcrowding. Justice Minister Alan Shatter announced plans to build a new facility close to the current site on Rathmore Road on the North side of the city, in the current prison car park.
Source: (Cork Independent)
One of the major festivals planned for Derry’s City of Culture year will now not go ahead.
The WOMAD world music festival was due to take place in the city as part of the 2013 culture celebrations.
But after feasibility study undertaken by the Culture Company - the body organizing events in 2013 - the festival will not go ahead due to financial risk.
The North’s deputy first minister Martin McGuinness says he is disappointed the festival is off the 2013 calendar.
(Source: Derry Journal)
Bundoran Town Council proceedings stooped to a new low when the Mayor, Cllr. Michael McMahon, was branded “an asshole” by council colleague, Cllr. Florence Doherty.
The outburst occurred while members were considering the Draft Fraud and Corruption Policies for Donegal Local Authorities.
There was a general consensus that the Draft Policies should be approved without discussion but Cllr. Florence Doherty felt the issue merited further discussion. Things got heated and words were exchanged.
(Source: Donegal Democrat)
A doctor who sexually assaulted three nurses was hired by the Southern Health and Social Care Trust to work in Daisy Hill.
Dr. Satpal Jabbal was hired to work in Daisy Hill Hospital for a year despite the fact that he was under investigation for three different sexual assaults on staff in a hospital he previously worked in.
The doctor's bizarre behavior came to light after a General Medical Council (GMC) fitness to practice panel launched an investigation into him.
In a written statement one nurse told how in 2001 Dr. Jabbal "freaked out" in a staff room when she playfully grabbed a remote control from his hand.
The nurse's report tells how Dr. Jabbal grabbed her left breast after she attempted to change the channel of the television.
He then stamped on a bag of crisps the nurse had, threw a cup of hot coffee over her and pushed the television off its stand.
The GMC also heard how he subjected another nurse to a continuous campaign of harassment between March 2006 and February 2007 and grabbed the breast of a third nurse as she tended to a patient who was under anesthetic.
(Source: Newry Democrat)
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