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He claimed that other councilors had to “put manners” on Labour’s Virginia O’Dowd and Mayor Lalor McGee over what he claimed were their party’s “attempt to claim the ‘town park’ project.”
[Source: Tipperary Star]
Investigations are continuing after two police officers in the Cookstown area were suspended from duty having been arrested in connection with alleged corruption.
Five other PSNI officers from the same team have also been moved to other duties.
A full investigation by the police service's anti-corruption unit is underway. The two officers have been released on bail and are currently suspended from duty.
At the time of going to press no other details had been released as to what charges the officers could potentially face if charged.
Speaking last weekend, Assistant Chief Constable George Hamilton said all staff members in the PSNI were expected to behave professionally, ethically and with the utmost integrity.
[Source: Tyrone Courier]
A man, who viciously attacked another male, stabbing him in the eye with a screwdriver and causing him brain damage, is to serve four years in prison.
In handing down a seven-year sentence, three years of which were suspended, Judge Mary Ellen Ring said the horrific nature of the damage done to the injured party had left his life irrevocably changed.
[Source: Waterford News & Star]
An Athlone native is one of the driving forces behind a new mathematical study which concludes that the famous Irish epic Táin Bó Cuailnge may be more closely linked to real-life societies than previously thought.
Ralph Kenna, originally from St. Brigid's Terrace, Athlone, who was recently appointed Professor of Theoretical Physics in Coventry University in the U.K., is one of the authors of the new study published in European Physical Society's Europhysics Letters.
The study, co-authored with another Irish physicist, Padraig McCarron, takes a numerical look at how interactions between characters in the ancient Táin Bó Cúailnge, Homer's Iliad and the Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf compare with real social networks. All three myths are said to have been passed down orally for many generations before being committed to paper.
[Source: Westmeath Independent]
Up to 3,000 people are expected to take part in a fundraising walk for murdered Wexford woman Nicola Furlong (21) this August Bank Holiday Monday.
The Pink Walk the Walk event will begin at 2:30 p.m. in Wexford and involve a circle of the town, totaling less than three miles.
Charlotte St. will be closed for the day and there will be a barbecue by Richie Doyle and live music from Aaron Berry at The Stores who penned the song This Is Not Goodbye from words Andrea Furlong spoke in her tribute to her sister at her funeral in Curracloe last month. The pub is sponsoring the event along with Sam McCauley’s and Beat FM.
[Source: Wexford Echo]
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