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One of Ireland's best-known traditional musicians, Kieron King, died last Thursday evening in a tragic shooting accident near his home at Pottlereagh, Carnaross.
The community in Carnaross and across north Meath has been shocked at the news of the death of 35 year-old father of two, who was known the length and breath of the country as a talented musician, as were the rest of his family.
He died in a shooting accident while walking on land at Pottlereagh last Thursday night/Friday morning and was pronounced dead at the scene.
(Source: The Meath Chronicle)
A Fine Gael Deputy has arranged 11th-hour talks involving Enterprise Ireland and the management of the subsidiary of a British meat processing plant in Co Monaghan in a bid to prevent the loss of 70 jobs.
Cargill Meats in Castleblayney announced last week it was to shut the plant down before the end of this month with the pay-off of all its workers.
Deputy Seán Conlan of Cavan-Monaghan said on Tuesday that they were pursuing “every avenue” in an effort to save the plant.
(Source: Irish Times)
A body found in the Grand Canal between Tullamore and Rahan on Sunday night, April 15, was identified as missing woman Marian Naughton. The 57-year-old AIB bank official who lived in Tullamore was last seen on Wednesday, April 10 at approximately 2 pm at the Grand Canal in Tullamore. Gardaí (police) say they are treating her death as a tragedy and not suspicious.
(Source: Offaly Express)
On paper the latest census figures for Co Roscommon look as if the county is robust and thriving with a population up to 64,065 from 58,768 in 2006.
Yet the stories of recent emigration that people relate suggest quite a different reality. It’s a year since the data was collected and many people spoke of recently departed friends, relatives, customers and colleagues. It would appear things have changed significantly in the last year.
Co Roscommon hasn’t experienced a high-profile multinational company suddenly closing or drastically reducing its workforce by several hundred, as has happened elsewhere in the state in recent years. But nonetheless, the steady loss of employment over recent years has been brutal for morale.
(Source: Irish Times)
A group of influential Italian journalists flew into Ireland West Airport Knock last week on the brand new Ryanair flight from Milan (Bergamo), en route to Sligo as part of a fact-finding trip to the west and north-west. The journalists' visit was organized by Tourism Ireland, in conjunction with Fáilte Ireland and Ryanair.
Given that the journalists all represented media outlets from northern Italy, within easy reach of Milan (Bergamo) Airport, the aim of the visit was to highlight the new Ryanair route and the connectivity between Italy and this part of Ireland.
(Source: The Sligo Champion)
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