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The incident happened at 11:10 p.m. on July 25 when the man, who is in his mid-30s, heard a noise at his front door.
When he went out to investigate he discovered a package containing the pipe bomb, which was about four inches in length, on the floor. The man quickly picked up the object and threw it out into the garden where it exploded.
[Source: Kildare Nationalist]
Kilkenny native Grainne Callanan has been recognized for her outstanding performance in her recent accountancy examinations.
Grainne, from Ballyfoyle, Kilkenny, placed ninth in Ireland for her results in the recent Final Admitting Examinations (FAE) held by Chartered Accountants Ireland. The FAE exam assesses the student’s total competency and is an important milestone in a student’s career as a Chartered Accountant.
“Grainne is a dedicated and talented student,” said Ann Donegan, Head of Faculty at Griffith College Dublin’s School of Professional Accountancy.
[Source: Kilkenny People]
AIB branches in Portarlington and Abbeyleix are among 67 nationwide that are to shut down in what the bank has termed “changing in response to customer needs.”
However, AIB, who also announced it is raising its standard variable mortgage interest rate by 0.5%, insists there will be little inconvenience to their customers in Portarlington and Abbeyleix, informing them that both branches will relocate to the branch at Lyster Square, Portlaoise.
They’ve also pointed out that a recent deal struck with An Post, which has agreed to extend banking facilities, will also be beneficial.
[Source: Leinster Express]
Sister Rose Donohoe CSJP, a native of Aughnaglace, Aughavas, Co. Leitrim, recently celebrated a very special achievement, her 75th Jubilee since her profession in the order of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace.
In a moving ceremony held on June 23 at the Sacred Heart Church in Bellevue, Washington, U.S.A., Sr. Rose and six other members of her community marked their various anniversaries from 25 years through to 75 years.
Sr. Rose is one of 14 children born to Patrick Donohoe and Bridget Cooney. She was the fourth oldest of a family which included 10 children who survived childhood including siblings Andrew, Patrick, Michael, Peter, Frank, John Joe, Malachy, Mary (Gormley) and Terrance.
The family were well known locally and were often referred to by their nickname, the Bone Setter Donohoes, in tribute to Patrick Donohoe’s skill in helping to treat broken bones in an era before A&E’s and x-rays.
[Source: Leitrim Observer]
Two men were arrested last Thursday in connection with a shooting incident in Askeaton on Wednesday night, in which two men were injured.
The pair was arrested between Shannon and Limerick city August 2, and at time of press were currently being detained at Henry Street Garda (police) station.
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