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The crash happened just one fortnight before Mr. Fitzmaurice was to begin a new career in addiction counseling.
Mr. Fitzmaurice had just driven a passenger home in his taxi and was on his way back to Castleisland at the time of the crash. Gardai (police) are currently investigating the cause of the accident.
[Source: The Kerryman]
Residents of a Monasterevin housing estate say that it’s only a matter of time before there is a serious accident or fatality in the area.
Brocan Wood estate is located on the Cowpasture Road. It was to have been a house estate, to be built in three phases, with a crèche and a shop included in the development.
At least that was what the eight families who bought their homes at the end of 2009 and early 2010 believed. However it wasn’t to be and a receiver has been appointed leaving the families living in what is virtually a building site.
Some families are living beside nearly finished houses. But these buildings have not been sealed properly so rats, mice and birds can get in and have died inside. Other families have mere foundations as their neighbors. The foundations have metal sticking up out of the ground and are dangerous, particularly to children. The families say they cannot allow their children outside to play, because it is simply too dangerous.
[Source: Kildare Nationalist]
THE sky over Kilkenny City was ablaze with the famous CBS colors last Wednesday, as the primary school children released 250 balloons in unison to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Edmund Rice, who founded the CBS.
Each of the boys was given a maroon or yellow balloon, with “Happy 250th Birthday Edmund Rice” written on it. They tied the balloons to the school’s railings at 11 a.m.
Then at lunchtime, the students untied their balloons. After a short prayer, the group went down to the back pitch, with a few balloons lost along the way.
[Source: Kilkenny People]
Robbie Lyons carried the Olympic torch and joined well-known characters Paul McGrath and Jedward in the six-hour relay through Dublin last week.
Robbie, who turned 18 early last week is a student in Heywood Community School, and received a kidney transplant three years ago. He was nominated by the Irish Kidney Association to be one of the 41 Irish people to carry the torch in last Wednesday’s relay.
[Source: Leinster Express]
Just days after a morale boosting victory over London, Leitrim’s preparations for the Connacht Championship Semi-Final with Mayo have been hit with the news that full-back Ciaran Egan has been dropped from the panel for “disciplinary reasons”.
The Gortletteragh clubman, who started at full-back against London and has been a fixture in the team this year after missing out most of 2011 with injury, will be a major loss to the defense when they come up against reigning Connacht Champions Mayo on Sunday, June 24.
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