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According to Cathal Oakes from the Clare branch of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul, this is reflected in the county.
“People are getting in touch at the moment about the cost of going back to school. One of the things we found is that traditionally the number of calls would be down in June and July but this year they are still very, very high,” he told The Clare Champion.
[Source: Clare Champion]
Ryanair has announced five new routes from Cork to Eastern Europe, going on sale from August 2.
Speaking at the Clarion Hotel in Cork last Thursday morning, Ryanair's Michael Cawley confirmed that the low-cost airline will fly to five different cities in Poland and Lithuania – Gdansk, Krakow, Warsaw, Wroclaw and Vilnius.
"Our Cork winter schedule 2012 now grows to two based aircraft and 10 routes which will deliver over 850,000 passengers per annum at Cork airport, sustaining over 800 on-site jobs," said Mr. Cawley.
The announcement of the routes is to compete against Wizz airline, with Ryanair offering fares 50% cheaper.
[Source: Cork Independent]
Around 200 passengers this past weekend explored Derry’s history and culture when a North American cruise ship docked in the city.
The Clipper Odyssey, which accommodates 200 passengers and crew, berthed at Fort George on Saturday.
It is designed to allow for intimate expedition-style cruising and enables it to reach unusual locations that are inaccessible for larger vessels.
The ship has been chartered by North American academic tour operator Academic Arrangements Abroad who specialize in prestigious art and history tours.
[Source: Derry Journal]
Donegal County Council requested a Garda (police) presence at County House last Monday to coincide with a planned public protest outside of the July county council meeting.
As many as 90 protesters from the Donegal “Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay” campaign protested outside County House on Monday as councilors held their regular July meeting inside. Gardaí stood at the front door of County House and three Garda patrol cars were in attendance during the protest.
A protest by members of the same group in December resulted in the council budget meeting being disrupted, after dozens of protesters entered the public meeting and loudly voiced their opposition to the government’s household charges.
[Source: Donegal Democrat]
A 20-year-old man was beaten unconscious and a 17-year-old boy has been stabbed in an attack in Bangor, County Down.
They were assaulted by two men and a woman in Silverstream Avenue shortly after 8:30 p.m. last Friday week.
Police believe the 20-year-old was hit on the head with a hammer. The teenager was stabbed in his side.
[Source: BBC News]
A complaint was made to Gardaí (police) after a judge has been accused of insulting Polish people.
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