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The son of Paul and Marion Kennedy of Ard na Coille, Dunmore East was just 25 years old when he passed away after a short ill-ness.
Derek attended his doctor last week complaining of pains in his leg. By Saturday he was not felling any better and he was brought to the emergency doctor where it is said he passed away.
(Source: Waterford News & Star)
About 40 houses in the Monksland area were evacuated last Tuesday morning when a suspect device was found in the area. It was later confirmed that the device, most likely a pipe bomb, was viable.
Gardai (police) were dealing with an incident in the Sli an Coiste estate on the old Tuam Road Tuesday morning when they became aware of a suspect device in the area and moved to evacuate the houses in the vicinity.
Shortly after 9 am residents in the area became aware of the situation when gardai asked them to leave their houses for an hour or two for their own safety. Two rows of houses in the estate were evacuated and a cordon was established preventing people from entering this section of the housing estate.
(Source: Westmeath Independent)
The trial of a man accused of murdering his ex-fiancée's baby at their Gorey home continued last week after the prosecution outlined that injuries alleged that the infant died of shaken baby syndrome.
Philip Doyle (34) of Tinakilly, Aughrim, Co. Wicklow has pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to murdering three-and-a-halfmonthRoss Murphy at 3 Creagh Demesne, Gorey, Co. Wexford on April 5, 2005.
Evidence has been given by Leona Murphy, mother of Ross that she returned home to find her baby lying lifeless on a coffee table after leaving her ex-fiancé minding him.
'Ross was lying on the table and he wasn't moving', she said.
He was rushed to Wexford General Hospital by ambulance crew and was suffering a cardiac arrest. The baby died two days later in Our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin where he had been transferred the day before.
(Source: Wexford People)
The Warrens on Kilmantin Hill is to be turned into temporary accommodation for homeless men and women.
Wicklow County Council and the Simon Community made the announcement last Monday, confirming rumors that started a number of weeks ago after the council purchased the property, which is located opposite Wicklow's Historic Gaol.
(Source: The Wicklow People)
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