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But the little girl, whose dad described her as “tough as nails” has recovered well from the attack with doctors at University Hospital Galway releasing her on Tuesday morning.
(Source: The Clare Champion)
A Cork toddler suffering from a serious heart condition is currently on the waiting list for a life-saving heart transplant.
Ryan Hourihane Gregan, who will be three in June, underwent his first heart operation when he was just six weeks old. His mother, Charlotte Hourihane, says that at the moment they are playing a waiting game until Ryan’s next surgery.
“We’re not really sure when his next operation will be but it should be in the next six months. We get seven days notice before an operation so whenever he does have surgery, we never have that much time to prepare for it, we just have to go with it.”
Charlotte and her partner Darren Gregan live together in Crosshaven and it was at a 24 week pregnancy scan where they were told that Ryan may not survive, such was the enormity of his heart problems.
Source: (Cork Independent)
Mystery continues to surround the unidentified vessel lying in the depths of the Foyle. Work is being carried out to try and determine the identity of the vessel discovered by divers working on the river bed earlier this month.
Last week the North’s environment minister Alex Attwood chaired a multi agency meeting in Derry to determine how to proceed with identifying the vessel.
Earlier this month archivist George A Malcolmson of the Royal Navy Museum dismissed a theory that the vessel could be a British World War II X-Craft, saying that it is more likely to be a German submarine.
(Source: Derry Journal)
A 53-year-old Donegal businessman was spared a prison sentence or fine last Thursday after admitting stealing more than 28,000 litres of diesel from a fuel company.
Donal Quinn, of Trummon West, appeared at Donegal Circuit Court to face 24 counts of theft from E & J Oil, Ballymagroarty Hill, Ballintra between May 1 and May 4, 2010. He pleaded guilty to four representative counts.
Quinn had been making deliveries for Kilbarron Products T/A O’Donnell’s Bakery for eighteen months and that company had built up a debt of more then €51,000 with him over that period. He had tried to recoup the monies by various means but to no avail.
On Friday, May 1, he called to collect a cheque for €3,000 but the money was not there and the director was out of the country, uncontactable until the following Tuesday. Quinn told the court: “At that stage, to be honest, I just couldn’t take any more. I couldn’t even give my wife anything to help out a bit at home. “My thought was that I could use the O’Donnell’s key/card to take out fuel from E & J Oil in the amount that they owed me.”
Mr Quinn said he consulted a solicitor who advised him that the oil could be used as ‘a lien’ on the money he was owed.
(Source: Donegal Democrat)
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