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Speaking to The Clare Champion, Ryanair chief operating officer, Michael Cawley, estimated Shannon could get $11 or $12 per passenger from ancillary revenue, such as car parking and goods sold in shops, making a net profit of $6 per passenger without any extra cost.
[Source: Clare Champion]
The Cork Academy of Music set up 18 years ago by Bob Seward has finally found a permanent home with the financial backing of Cork City Council. Lord Mayor Clr. Terry Shannon did the honors at the official launch of The Music House, a new music resource center based in the North Monastery Technical School.
Speaking at the launch Clr. Shannon praised the new venue that is based in the steep and hallowed grounds of the North Mon which is steeped in education and music.
[Source: Cork Independent]
A 30-year-old man accused of breaking a man’s jaw with a pool cue handed himself into police after his photo was published in the local media, a court has heard.
Sean Farrelly, of Cuthbert Street, Waterside is charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of an offensive weapon.
The charges relate to an alleged incident in the Ritz Bar, Spencer Road on January 30, last year.
[Source: Derry Journal]
Investigating gardaí (police) have made two arrests as part of the investigation into the murder of Seamus Doherty.
A male aged in his 40s was arrested last Wednesday evening and a female in her 50s was arrested last Thursday morning. They are both detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984, at Letterkenny Garda Station.
At approximately 1:50 a.m. on Sunday, June 17, gardaí and emergency services were called to a house at Drumacnoo near the village of Churchill where the body of 67-year-old Seamus Doherty was discovered. He was pronounced dead at the scene and removed to Letterkenny Hospital.
[Source: Donegal Democrat]
North Down Irish and ballroom dancers recently surprised Belfast shoppers with a flash mob dance spectacular, organized to raise awareness of the Children's MRI Scanner Appeal for the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.
The appeal aims to raise $3m for a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) facility dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of sick and injured children in Northern Ireland.
The Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children is currently the only children's hospital in the UK and Ireland that does not have its own MRI Scanner.
[Source: Belfast Telegraph]
Dublin Castle should be raking in $25m a year from tourism instead of acting as a civil servants' car park, a city business leader has insisted.
The castle should contain six or seven museums rather than being used as a parking area for Revenue Commissioners staff, Dublin City Business Association (DCBA) chief executive Tom Coffey said.
He was speaking ahead of his presentation with economist Felim O'Rourke to Dublin city councilors.
They are expected to argue that Dublin City Council should be in charge of tourism in the capital, rather than the Government and Failte Ireland.
[Source: Evening Herald]
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