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Irish is spoken on a daily basis outside the education system by 24 percent of people in Gaeltacht areas, with Galway having the highest level of usage. According to analysis of the census figures carried out by statistician and language activist Donncha Ó hÉalaithe for RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, the percentage of people in Gaeltacht areas of Galway using Irish on a daily basis outside the education system was 31.4 percent in county areas and 4.4 percent in the city.
(Source: Galway Advertiser)
Gardaí in Co. Kerry are investigating an alleged sexual assault on a young man in Killarney last week. The incident took place in Killarney National Park, close to the town center, some time before midnight. The man was later taken to the sexual assault unit in Cork University Hospital for tests. The scene, which is in the Demense area and close to a children’s playground, was cordoned off for forensic examination. There had been no arrests in the case at time of press.
(Source: Irish Times)
Kildare’s single women are probably finding it a bit more difficult to find a mate these days, according to the latest census. The 2011 census findings published last week show that there are now more women (105,654), than men (104,658) in the county. Overall, Kildare’s population has increased, with the current number of residents standing at 210,312 – a significant increase of 12.9 percent on the previous census finding in 2006.
(Source: Kildare Nationalist)
Kilkenny is now officially twinned with Chinese city Suzhou following the signing of a memorandum of understanding at a ceremony in Kilkenny Castle last week. A Chinese delegation, led by Director Aixian Wang, signed the memorandum with Chairperson of Kilkenny County Council Paul Cuddihy and Lord Mayor David Fitzgerald. The ceremony, pairing Kilkenny with what is described as “the Venice of China,” was held in the Great Hall of Kilkenny Castle and attended by Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan, members of the county and borough councils, local dignitaries and business owners.
(Source: Kilkenny People)
Home owners are being urged to be vigilant following reports of bogus callers attempting to collect the household charge. Last week reports emerged of bogus callers in Stradbally and Mountmellick attempting to con money out of home owners. In Stradbally one man called to a house and talked to a youth, whose parents were away, about the household charge. The youth’s suspicions were raised when the man did not produce identification and he contacted the local neighborhood watch, who were swift to spread the word.
(Source: Laois Nationalist)
The body of a young man who went missing in the River Shannon after an afternoon of swimming with friends has been recovered. Kurdish refugee Jaleel Azizi, 21, disappeared around 1:30 pm on Wednesday, March 28 when swimming in Carrick-on-Shannon. Despite frantic searches by his family and friends, they were unable to locate the young man and gardai and sub aqua teams were called in to comb the river.
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