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An Antrim man has hit back at those responsible for planting a hoax pipe bomb outside his home on Thursday, March 15.
Terry Robb, a well-known barber in the town, defiantly insisted he was 'not afraid' of those who felt it was 'okay to disrupt people's lives like this'.
Robb explained how he found it. "I came out in the morning and the bit of pipe was lying outside but we've become used this past while to things being thrown at the house so I didn't think much of it and just threw it to the side," he said.
“After that I was starting to cut the grass and the dog was sniffing round it so I picked it up and saw the wire coming out but it still took me a minute to realize what it might be."
He immediately called the police.
(Source: Antrim Guardian)
A community exhibition detailing a proposed windfarm to be located near Newtownhamilton is to be unveiled in the town’s community center this week.
Gaelectric, a renewable energy and energy storage group, will host the exhibition for the proposed 13.8MW Windfarm.
The group behind the £19million ($34.5m) investment project predicts that the windfarm could produce enough electricity annually to supply power to almost 8,000 homes and has the potential to create more than 30 full and part time construction jobs.
A large group of protestors gathered outside St Dympna’s Hospital last week to highlight the continuing cuts to local mental health services.
Members of the Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA), mental health advocacy groups, service users, family members and local representatives came out in force to oppose what they see as the “slow dismantling” of the local services.
(Source: The Carlow Nationalist)
The lay religious group behind the imminent purchase of Kilnacrott Abbey for their new headquarters have lost the support of two celebrated clergy members - neither of whom will explain their motives.
The Irish-American group, called Direction For Our Times (DFOT), whose figurehead - only known as 'Anne' - claims to receive monthly messages from heaven. The group is also the subject of an official Church inquiry, commissioned by Kilmore diocese Bishop Leo O'Reilly.
Internationally-known Florida-based nun Sr Briege McKenna and retreat leader, and brother-in-law of Dana, Fr Kevin Scallon both have not elaborated on why they have withdrawn their support for the group.
A statement on the website www.sisterbriege.com reads: "It is with regret that I have discerned the need to withdraw my endorsement and support of Direction For Our Times. I am praying that God's will be done on earth as it is in Heaven."
(Source: The Anglo Celt)
Three people have appeared before a sitting of Ennis District Court charged in connection with an incident outside the Holy Family Infant School last Tuesday afternoon.
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