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In a statement, a representative of the Leitrim Senior Team management confirmed to the Observer that Egan had been dropped from the panel for “disciplinary reasons” and refused to make any further comment, saying the matter was closed.
[Source: Leitrim Observer]
A Newcastle West man who breached an order barring him from a council estate twice in two days has been sentenced to six months in prison, despite him pleading with a judge to let him emigrate.
John Ryan (32) was jailed after he admitted to breaking the order prohibiting him from entering the Sharwood estate twice last week.
Meanwhile another man, 23-year-old Dan McCarthy, has been barred from entering his home estate of Castleview for a period of three years after he was accused of being involved in “extreme acts of violence” and anti-social behavior there.
[Source: Limerick Leader]
Longford-Westmeath TD James Bannon has offered his support to his constituency and party colleague Nicky McFadden TD, who was recently diagnosed with motor neurone disease.
Deputy Bannon said, “Nicky’s strength and courage in making this news public is indicative of her dedication to her constituency and her determination to put her constituents to the fore at all times.”
The Legan TD went on to “offer Nicky and her family every support possible on my behalf and that of Fine Gael in Longford/Westmeath”.
After revealing her diagnosis, Ms McFadden has vowed to adopt a “business as usual” approach to her job. She said she is determined to maintain her heavy workload and represent her constituents as vigorously as ever.
She said that the onset of her illness has been “subtle”, thus far, only affected her speech. It has not extended to muscle weakness in her arms and legs. She completed a 10-mile walk for the Irish Countrywomen’s Association four weeks ago.
[Source: Longford Leader]
Louth Fine Gael TD and Minister of State Fergus O’Dowd claims that over $280,000 funding has been allocated to childcare facilities in County Louth
The grants have been allocated to 12 private and community childcare facilities to address remedial/maintenance/renovation work and/or equipment for early education and childcare services.
“Our society relies on a vibrant childcare sector, especially in a commuter county such as Louth. This capital program represents Government’s commitment to the ongoing development of childcare in the community,” said Minister O’Dowd.
[Source: Dundalk Democrat]
Households in many parts of Co. Mayo were shaken from their slumber last Wednesday morning after an earthquake occurred off the county's coast.
The earthquake measuring four on the Richter Scale occurred shortly before 9 a.m. on June 6 with the epicenter located approximately 60km off the Belmullet coast. The tremors were felt all along the Mayo coast, from Blacksod down towards Inis Boffin, with members of the public reporting furniture and dishes shaking for a few seconds.
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