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Three out of a total of seven arrests as part of a cross-border garda (police) operation into organized prostitution, brothel-keeping and associated offences were made in Clare last week, The Clare Champion reveals.
Two men, one in his 30s and one in his 20s, and a woman in her 20s were arrested in Ennis town last Tuesday as part of a large number of planned searches in the Republic and in Northern Ireland under Operation Quest, a coordinated operation involving An Garda Síochána and the Police Service of Northern Ireland.
[Source: Clare Champion]
Niamh McCarthy, a 19-year-old student from Ballygrissane, Minane Bridge in Cork tragically lost her life last Wednesday afternoon following a freak sand dune accident on Tuesday in Maharees, near Castlegregory in Co Kerry.
She had been in a critical condition at Kerry General Hospital in Tralee since the accident where her family had gathered at her bedside in the hope of her recovery.
The first-year UCC science student apparently became trapped in the dunes on Tuesday afternoon when the dune suddenly collapsed while she was at the beach with her friends. It is understood that they had been digging holes in the dunes when one of the dunes collapsed.
[Source: Cork Independent]
World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has warned fans against replicating professional wrestlers’ moves after a late night drunken copycat video filmed in Derry went viral online.
The video – Drunken WWE Derry – has been watched a massive 62,000 times since being posted on video site YouTube on May 20, and features two would be wrestlers enjoying a late night brawl in William Street.
In front of a large and amused crowd of spectators, the two bare-chested grapplers put each other through a series of moves, holds and throws, before a “referee” declares a winner.
YouTube viewers have made scores of comments in reference to the Derry wrestlers, describing the action as “freaking hilarious and awesome,” “hilarious” and “quality entertainment.”
[Source: Derry Journal]
Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness, who signaled that he might meet the Queen during her Diamond Jubilee tour - will have an opportunity to do just that this month.
The Queen will make a two-day visit to Northern Ireland in June as part of her Diamond Jubilee tour of the UK, Buckingham Palace announced last Thursday.
A handshake between the Deputy First Minister - and former IRA commander - and the Queen would be a hugely symbolic gesture and comes after her historic visit to the Republic of Ireland last year.
[Source: Belfast Telegraph]
The cost of repairing ageing garda (police) cars is to hit nearly $25m over a two-year period, the Herald can reveal. Between the beginning of last year and the end of this year, more than $23m will have been spent on fixing up the vehicles.
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