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Helen had made an appeal for information at the start of this month in a bid to find her birth mother. Yet following her appeal a truck driver from Cork made contact to say that he was the man who discovery her all those years ago.
(Source: Dundalk Democrat)
A man who ran barefoot through Knock village claiming he was the ‘second coming’ appeared before last week’s sitting of Belmullet District Court.
John Malone of 19 Dristernan, Drumshambo, Co Leitrim, was arrested on May 1, 2010, by gardaí in Knock, home of the famous Catholic pilgrimage site Knock Shrine. He had been staying in St Mary’s Hostel in Knock when gardaí were called at 8 am, after he damaged windows in the premises.
When Garda Monaghan approached Mr Malone, he heard him say that he was Jesus and he was the second coming.
(Source: The Mayo News)
Police are close to making arrests in the tragic case of a 22-year-old man who died three days after being kicked a number of times in the head at a St Patrick's Day house party.
Sources say officers have identified and interviewed the two young men who they believe brutally attacked Ciaran O'Connell at a house near Mullagh, Co Cavan.
The suspects are from Kells, Co Meath, and the Mullagh area. Both men were known to Mr O'Connell.
(Source: The Meath Chronicle)
Police in Co Monaghan are seeking the public's assistance in tracing the whereabouts of a 37-year-old man who has been missing since last weekend.
Padraig Campbell was last seen in the Culloville area of Castleblaney at approximately 5 pm on 18 March.
(Source: RTE News)
Offaly’s Garda force has been depleted with ten retirements in the last fifteen months as a result of the Government’s failure to replace retired Gardaí under its recruitment embargo.
A Garda spokesperson confirmed that the local force has seen six Gardaí and four sergeants retire and they haven’t been replaced.
It’s also expected that the force will lose patrol cars that will not be replaced in the coming months.
(Source: Offaly Express)
A Roscommon company founded during the last recession has gone from strength to strength and is now one of the biggest employers in the county.
Like many of the best business ideas, P&G cards had its genesis in a recession. Run by the Naughton family, and now one of the biggest employers in Co Roscommon, it was founded in the 1980s.
P&G cards was set up in 1988, from a small warehouse on the family farm in Athleague, with the help of a £2,000 loan from AIB. The company began importing cards from Britain and bought a van for distribution. One of its first contracts was with the local supermarket and the company was soon supplying 100 small shops along the western seaboard.
(Source: Irish Times)
Ballymote solicitor Keenan Johnson has been appointed a Circuit Court judge, following in the footsteps of his father, who had a long and distinguished career on the bench.
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