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It is believed that thousands of euros may have been gathered in a bogus fundraising collection which duped numerous homeowners in parts of Longford and Roscommon.
The Leader understands three women, believed to be from the Mullingar area, targeted homes in the Lanesboro and Ballyleague area in recent weeks purporting to be fundraising for the Westmeath boxer. However Gardaí have established that this is not the case and that Mr. Nevin is not benefitting from the so-called collection.
[Source: Longford Leader]
Nuala Kennedy is a celebrated traditional Irish musician and internationally acclaimed flute player and singer from Dundalk, Co. Louth
On August 4 she will be headlining the Spirit Store as part of her European tour.
Touted as “spellbinding” and “a delight” by the Irish Times, her live performances inspired her return to the studio to record Noble Stranger, a road-tested collection of innovative originals and traditional songs recorded in Scotland with her touring band.
Kennedy uses her traditional music background as a springboard for the new album which offers a 12-song set on which her adventurous instrumentation and progressive arrangements shine.
[Source: Dundalk Democrat]
A series of sexually provocative and physically threatening and inflammatory mobile phone text messages, Facebook comments and private Facebook messages led to two 19-year-old men, formerly friends, coming to blows in the street and being found guilty of assault.
James Prendergast of Rockfort, Irishtown, and Barry Healy of Clogher, Hollymount, were charged with assaulting each other on July 17, 2011, after tensions over relations with Prendergast’s girlfriend reached boiling point.
Westport District Court heard two weeks ago that a lengthy exchange of texts and Facebook private messages took place between Healy and Prendergast’s girlfriend, Lisa Brett. During the exchange, Healy asked Ms. Brett to leave her boyfriend and form a relationship with him.
The events culminated in a fight between the two men in the early hours of July 17 in Claremorris. All relevant texts and Facebook messages were produced in court.
[Source: The Mayo News]
Members of the Skryne GAA Club and the entire community of the area are anxiously awaiting the latest reports from New York about the condition of a young local player who suffered serious injuries during a savage attack on her in a New York street.
Alisha Jordan (21) was in hospital awaiting surgery last Friday for serious injuries, which included broken teeth, a broken nose and crushing of her skull.
Her mother, Ailish, and sister, Colleen, have flown out to New York to be with Alisha.
[Source: Meath Chronicle]
Three people are in hospital in Co. Louth after a road accident in Co. Monaghan last Monday night.
It happened after the vehicle they were travelling in hit a tree at Mahercross on the Carrickmacross to Drumconrath road at around 10:40 p.m.
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