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Liam Corcoran said he was not asked for any documentation as he made his way onto the Jet2.com flight at Manchester Airport just days before the Olympic Games gets under way.
The Kilkenny youngster had wandered away from his mother during a shopping trip in Wythenshawe last Tuesday before travelling a few miles to the airport on a bus after finding a ticket on the floor. Liam told The Sun newspaper that he needed the toilet so decided to head into Terminal 1 of the transport hub – which has been welcoming athletes in the run-up to the Games. He said he walked through a body scanner and metal detector, but his lack of documents was not noticed by staff.
[Source: Kilkenny People]
A podium dancer in a Portlaoise night club had to curl up into a ball to protect herself from an assault by two women, which was committed after one of the women was asked to desist dancing on the podium next to the injured party.
Louise McStay, Pallas, Ballyfin Road, Portlaoise, and Shelly Delaney, Carlow Road, Stradbally, committed the assault at Egans Nite Club, Main Street, Portlaoise, on September 25 last year.
Inspector Martin Harrington gave evidence that the injured party was kicked while she was on the ground and suffered bruising to her back and legs.
[Source: Leinster Express]
The county saw one of this summer’s rare sunny days July 20 as the Minister of State with responsibility for Sports and Tourism, Michael Ring, made a special visit to Ballinamore to officially open the town’s newly-extended canal sidewalk/cycle-way.
The project was completed a number of months ago and has already proven hugely popular with local residents and tourists alike but the official opening that Friday could not have been timed better with local walker and Olympian Colin Griffin in attendance. Colin was instrumental in developing the idea for the walkway and he told the crowd gathered at Lock 5 how proud he was to see the new amenity become a reality in his hometown.
[Source: Leitrim Observer]
An old-aged pensioner who violently confronted security staff at Colbert Station with a knife has been told he will go to prison if he does not stay away from Limerick.
Anthony Goodman (67) of Charlemont Terrace, Wellington Road, Cork City pleaded guilty at Limerick District Court to producing the weapon during an incident last June 23.
Insp. Seamus Ruane said Gardaí (police) were alerted to a disturbance at Colbert Station at around 3:20 p.m. and that the defendant was apprehended in the Wickham Street a short time later.
He told the court that Goodman, who was known to the security staff, was later identified on CCTV.
[Source: Limerick Leader]
Senior Gardaí (police) along the Longford and Roscommon border have launched an investigation into an elaborate scam by a gang masquerading as collectors for Ireland’s top seeded boxer in the upcoming Olympics, John Joe Nevin.
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