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Conor Mahon, 21, from Ennis is charged with having a slash hook in his possession, which had a blade or that was sharply pointed, at the Holy Family School on Tuesday, March 20.
Mahon’s wife, Rose, 22, of the same is also charged with using threatening abusive or insulting behavior with intent. She is further charged with causing criminal damage to windows of a vehicle to the value of €1,500.
(Source: The Clare Champion)
Residents in Newcestown, just outside Bandon in Co Cork are kicking up a stink over plans to set up a human waste sludge recycling plant in the area. Cork County Council granted planning for this facility late last year and the application is now with An Bórd Pleanála.
The planning application, lodged by Fiona Shorten, was for 'a change of use from agricultural sheds to storage sheds for storage of machinery, fertilizers, farmyard manure and soil conditioners.' Despite several objections from concerned residents in the area to the plans, the planning for the change in use of the land was granted in December.
Source: (Cork Independent)
Van Morrison will lead the line up for this year’s City of Derry Jazz Festival, it has been announced.
The legendary Belfast star will play two shows at the Millennium Forum, organizers of the annual City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival confirmed at the launch last week. The festival will run from May 3-7.
(Source: Derry Journal)
A woman has claimed the man who allegedly raped her warned that she would be called a liar if she told anyone.
She also claimed the man would never allow her to speak to her siblings and warned them to keep walking when they passed each other in the home or on the street.
The woman claimed the alleged offences occurred in two different Donegal houses and a shed behind one of the houses prior to her mother’s death. She said they continued when she moved in with her guardian.
The accused (62) has pleaded not guilty to 46 counts of indecent assault and rape of the woman, who is eight years younger than him. The alleged abuse took place between January 1965 and June 1975.
(Source: Donegal Democrat)
A Co Down woman branded a “guardian angel” by the parents of a toddler whose life she saved is to receive an Australian bravery award.
In September 2010 personal trainer Maeve McLoughlin (26), from Carryduff, was working as a nanny at a 30,000-acre cattle station in Springsure, Queensland, when two-year-old Bridie Woolcock fell into a flooded creek and nearly drowned.
Maeve told the Belfast Telegraph she had been hanging laundry in the yard while three of the Woolcock children — Bridie, Bella and Hastings — were playing with a litter of new puppies when the nightmare unfolded.
Heavy rainfall had caused the creek to swell from ankle depth to 5ft of fast-flowing, debris-filled floodwater.
Little Bridie had slipped, fallen in and been carried away by the current.
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