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Though it might seem like a late April's Fool joke, studies by Cork scientists show that protein for the brain can be found in a baby's nappy. Dr Catherine Stanton and Dr Rebecca Wall, of the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre in Teagasc Moorepark Food Research center in Fermoy, have discovered after several years of research that there is protein in the contents of a baby's nappy that improves the function of the brain. This new research has just been published in the prestigious American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The designer probiotic bacteria have had significant effect on the brain fatty acids of mice, while also providing the potential to improve brain function when mixed up in yoghurt or in a drink.(Source: Cork Independent)
Police in Derry are launching an operation aimed at cracking down on the sale of alcohol to children. A number of planned test purchases at alcohol vendors will be conducted in the city over the coming months.
(Source: Derry Journal)
Scores of Donegal’s undocumented in the United States have expressed “disappointment and anger” at the failure of Donegal County Council to send representatives to the recent St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Highlighting the reactions of both the undocumented and the Donegal Associations in New York and Philadelphia, Letterkenny Town councilor Jimmy Kavanagh, who represented the local authority at the events, said he has been told “loud and clear” that the County Council should have been present.
“The view on this is very different in America than it is here. We might talk about not being able to afford to send delegations in the current economic climate but that is dismissed out of hand by the organizers who argue that the time is now to be sending people, and it is now that we should be out trying to galvanize the support of the Irish-American community,” said Kavanagh at last week’s meeting of the Town Council.
(Source: Donegal Democrat)
Police defended a delay of over an hour before officers arrived at the scene of a car bomb alert in Newry, County Down. A hijacked taxi, containing a suspect device, was abandoned close to houses on Martins Lane last Saturday night. Residents used their own cars to block the road and tried to divert traffic themselves as they waited for police. The PSNI said they did not attend immediately for safety reasons and the alert was later declared a hoax.
(Source: Belfast Telegraph)
A man died in a house fire in west Dublin in the early hours of last Thursday morning. It is believed a chip pan was the cause of the blaze. The man, known locally as Seamus Phelan, had been living on his own in the house in Lucan, and was believed to be in his fifties. The alarm was raised at around 1:30 am in the Esker Park estate when neighbors heard an alarm ringing and spotted smoke coming from the windows.
(Source: Evening Herald)
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