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Brave baby Ellen Barron McGee flew out to the Domincan Republic on Wednesday, March 28 to receive the first round of stem cell treatment which will hopefully save her life.
Ellen and her parents Tom Barron and Lisa McGee, who live in Esker Hills in Portlaoise are making the long journey for the life saving treatment three weeks early thanks to a generous anonymous donation of €30,000 ($40,000).
“It’s quiet unbelievable, it’s mind-blowing for somebody to do this. We’ve no phone number or e-mail address even to send him a thank you letter, but how would you even thank someone who has done that. He just wanted to make sure that Ellen was on the plane,” Ellen’s dad, Tom said.
Ellen, who suffers from an extremely rare mintochondrial disorder, has touched the hearts of people up and down the country and due to generous donations in Laois, Tom’s home town in Dublin and Lisa’s family in Dundalk, the family have raised enough money for the first round of stem cell treatment.
(Source: Leinster Express)
It was certainly welcome news to hear on Wednesday last that 250 of the 650 jobs at Bank of America’s headquarters in Carrick-on-Shannon were saved “for the foreseeable future”, however there are serious concerns over the long-term future of the vast majority of jobs in the facility.
Shortly before lunch on March 21, Apollo Global Management made the announcement that it was officially beginning the process of acquiring the Irish loan book of Bank of America/MBNA. The loan books service some 200,000 customers in Ireland..
(Source: Leitrim Observer)
The lucky winner of nearly €500,000 ($620,000) in the EuroMillions Lottery has yet to come forward to claim their winnings.
The lucky €3 Quick Pick ticket was sold in Gleeson’s Spar on Henry Street, with the winner set to profit to the tune of €468,877 from last Tuesday week’s draw.
However, a spokesperson for the National Lottery in Dublin confirmed to the Limerick Leader that the ticket remains unclaimed.
“It is still unclaimed, which is very unusual because it is a substantial prize,” said a Lotto spokesperson.
(Source: Limerick Leader)
The state-of-the-art new fire station was officially opened in Edgeworthstown last week by Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Phil Hogan in front of a large crowd of local people and elected representatives
Declan Kilcline, Chief Fire Officer, said the new fire station with its modern fire appliances will help secure a continued commitment by the Fire Service to the community of Edgeworthstown and its neighbouring parishes both in Longford and Westmeath.
(Source: Longford Leader)
Shocked employees at the Vodafone Ireland call center in Dundalk are still being kept in the dark over their futures following the company’s announcement to close the center within the next six months and outsource jobs to a new provider in Newry.
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