News from Ireland - news from around the 32 counties
A look at news from around Ireland
[Source: Clare Champion]
A key Cork County Council engineer has expressed his disappointment that funding will not be coming for the M20 Cork-Limerick road where 23 people have lost their lives over the last seven-and-a-half years.
Tom Stritch, Director of Services for Roads for Cork County Council, expressed his disappointment at the decision to fund road other road projects and said he was “disappointed but not surprised” at the decision of Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar.
[Source: Cork Independent]
A man has died in a road traffic collision in Moville.
It is understood the man, aged in his 20s, died after a car collided with a telegraph pole on the Greencastle Road. The collision happened at around 4:25 a.m. last Thursday morning.
[Source: Derry Journal]
A total of 10 people took their lives in Donegal last year, the vast majority of whom were men.
The Central Statistics Office released a new report last week, which reveals that eight men and two women died at their own hands in the county in 2011. This is very much in line with figures from across the country, which shows a total of 525 deaths by suicide, 439 among males and 86 among females.
[Source: Donegal Democrat]
A company controlled by the County Down property developer John Miskelly has been linked to the Irish government's National Asset Management Agency (Nama) for the first time.
In June, Nama registered a charge on a bank account of one of his main companies, Applecroft Investments.
This is a standard way of operating by Nama, giving the agency a degree of control over the account.
Nama has taken over most of the land loans made by Irish banks.
[Source: BBC News]
A Dublin City Councilor has spent a few nights in jail after failing to pay a $1,840 fine for throwing red paint over former Health Minister Mary Harney.
Republican party Eirigi member Louise Minihan (30) was arrested in her Ballyfermot constituency shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday and taken to the Dochas Centre at Mountjoy Prison.
It is believed she can be held for up to seven days, but many people imprisoned for fines are released early because of prison pressures on space.
[Source: Evening Herald]
The father of Eryn Kirkpatrick, the little blind baby from Brookeborough who recently had a revolutionary new form of surgery in China, is still hopeful that his daughter will see for the very first time.
Eryn, her mom Evanna Shiels and father Maurice Kirkpatrick headed off to China a month ago for stem cell treatment. Twice a day for two weeks the treatment was administered, but even after four weeks Maurice is still unclear whether the process has been successful.
“Treatment went very well, but whether or not it was successful I don’t honestly know. We received the best treatment and care possible and thought it went well, but we will not know for a couple of months.”
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