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Mr. Kenny managed to fend off his assailant on two occasions, the court heard.
[Source: Irish Examiner]
A dark chapter in Ireland’s recent history can still be found under the grass growing in Roscrea’s Sean Ross Abbey, used in the 1950s as a “mother baby” home.
In a mass grave lie the remains of dozens of young women and babies, who died in child birth. They lie today in an area called the “Angels Plot,” in unmarked graves, their names forgotten. One survivor of this era has come forward to tell the Tipperary Star she and others will use “all available legal means” to ensure that those graves are preserved and cherished.
“I am an adopted person and I wish to object in the strongest possible manner to the sale of Sean Ross Abbey,” says Collette Chambers. “There are several reasons why this sale should not proceed.
here are an unknown number of infants and children buried on the grounds as well as the grave of Michael Hess/Anthony Lee and as such, it is entirely unsuitable for development. These graves and the Angels Plot which contain the remains of hundreds and hundreds of babies and children, are of national and historic importance. Furthermore, the Angels Plot is of vital importance to all survivors of the Adoption Industry in Ireland.”
[Source: Tipperary Star]
The owners of a wallaby on the run in Co. Tyrone have appealed for public help in tracking down the errant marsupial.
The two-year-old male has been at large for 14 days after burrowing out of its enclosure at Moy and was last seen in a field at Brantry, near Eglish.
[Source: Belfast Telegraph]
Smashed glass, doors kicked in and litter strewn all over front gardens of the once pristine but now vacant houses at New Street, in the heart of the city, prompted the City Council to take action in recent days.
Though still in private ownership the City Council moved to board up five of the seven houses in a bid to prevent squatting and anti-social behavior.
Among the properties now boarded up is the house on the site where Edmund Rice opened his very first school.
[Source: Waterford News & Star]
At last Tuesday evening's Athlone Town Council meeting Fianna Fáil's Cllr. Aengus O'Rourke called on the council to examine measures to tackle the problem of raw sewage entering the River Shannon in the town, particularly where the raw sewage can be clearly and freely observed by the public.
He raised the issue at the June meeting after witnessing raw sewage floating on top of the river near AIB in Custume Place, just a short distance away from the town council's marina.
[Source: Westmeath Independent]
On December 2, 2011, Antoinette Baker, daughter of Anthony “Tony” Baker who is believed to have died in Africa in April, received a phone call from a member of Enniscorthy Gardai (police).
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