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A prosecution lawyer said she told immigration staff that she was being trafficked and was to meet a man.
She was taken to an emergency housing center but left a day later.
A social worker and an owner of the center found her by the side of a road near Antrim.
They refused to let the woman go with a Chinese man who pulled up in a car, claiming she was a friend of his.
(Source: BBC News)
The mother who abandoned her newborn baby in a Dublin guesthouse has now vowed to raise the child in Ireland.
The German woman told gardai (police) she wants to keep the child, having met him three times.
She had left baby Luke lying on a bed at the Glen Guesthouse on Lower Gardiner Street before she got a taxi to the airport and flew to Germany.
The child was taken into care after being discovered by staff at the guesthouse.
The woman, a student in her 20s at UCD, was joined on her visits to her son by her parents who have now returned home to Frankfurt.
It is understood she now hopes to complete her studies and ask a family court if she can be reunited with her child, who is only a few weeks old.
(Source: The Evening Herald)
Access to a slipway, moorings and car park used by fishermen near Belleek has been closed by a farmer.
The facility near Castle Caldwell, Lower Lough Erne, was publicly funded but the lease for the land has expired.
Fishermen only became aware of the situation when hay bales blocked the road leading to the site.
A landowner has reported concerns to the Department of Cultural Arts and Leisure (DCAL) about the behavior of some people using the facility.
It is understood some fishermen have blocked access to his land by parking their cars in the narrow lane leading to the car park.
On one occasion a fisherman is said to have beeped his car horn as the farmer was herding cattle between his fields, startling the animals.
Another landowner said he was concerned about public liability insurance and that he would be held responsible if there was an accident.
(Source: BBC News)
A leading Tuam businessman is to remove a trailer advertising his electrical business from his own property on the Milltown Road following an action taken by Galway Co Council.
Judge Geoffrey Browne asked “when is he going to move it?” after hearing a detailed and protracted defense centered on the enforcement process engaged in by Galway Co Council, dating back three years.
“He had nowhere to put it,” pleaded defense solicitor Sean Acton, adding “what can he do, scrap it?” The Judge gave until July 24 for the offending trailer to be removed from the site.
(Source: Tuam Herald)
Police in Australia are investigating the circumstances of the death of a young Irish woman who was found dead in an apartment.
Catriona Norveil (22) had been living in Sydney since February, when she emigrated to Australia in search of work.
Her heartbroken mother Chris learned the news last Sunday night when Dingle gardai (police) called to the family home near Ventry, Co Kerry, after being contacted by police in Sydney.
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