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Anne Coogan is the manager of Hurley’s Irish Pub in Times Square in New York and Tyson held his opening night party there two weeks ago.
The show is attracting considerable attention stateside.
[Source: Kilkenny People]
The Garda (police) investigation into the horrific crash near Tullamore that saw four young men perish is on-going, and a number of witnesses that have come forward with information are currently being interviewed.
Inspector Kieran Keyes revealed that a technical examination of both vehicles has been completed and they are awaiting results.
It is believed the accident occurred as the Honda Civic car, in which the four Portarlington men were traveling, was attempting to overtake.
[Source: Leinster Express]
Homecare provider Bluebird Care has announced the creation of “a minimum of 25 jobs” in Co. Leitrim as part of a package of 510 new jobs announced country-wide earlier last week. Nearby Co. Longford is also set to benefit from the jobs announcement with 15 new jobs expected for the county.
The positions will come on stream over the next six months and will be open to care assistants and support workers nationwide.
[Source: Leitrim Observer]
The Rubberbandits are taking Edinburgh by storm, with the plastic-bag wearing rappers attracting rave reviews for their performances at the Fringe, the world’s largest arts festival.
The Limerick comedy duo, who are in the midst of performing 12 dates at the Gilded Balloon Teviot in Edinburgh as part of the Fringe, have added an extra date at the festival, such is the success of the show, which has attracted strong reviews from leading media outlets.
The BBC have selected the ‘Bandits as one of their “Best of the Fringe” picks, while the Guardian newspaper recently lauded the show, declaring the duo to be “an Irish phenomenon” whose “associations are brilliantly daft and menacing,” awarding the show four stars.
[Source: Limerick Leader]
It’s a long way from Kansas to Longford, but that didn’t stop the local weather system creating a clearly visible, albeit short-lived, tornado.
Bunlahy residents, Robert Browne (30) and his partner Barbara Comiskey, witnessed the incident first-hand as the skies above them formed into a dark cloud.
“I went out in the front garden and I asked Barbara if she wanted to go for a walk. Then I saw the clouds above us darken and a cone shape formed out of them,” said Robert, who retrieved his camera from the house and took some photographs of the funnel cloud.
[Source: Longford Leader]
Giant slugs are invading Dundalk footpaths and causing havoc.
The slugs are causing walkers, joggers and runners grief as they attempt to avoid killing the slimy creatures while out exercising.
Paul Cumiskey, a runner, told the Dundalk Democrat that the slugs are “giant creatures” and there is a “sea” of them.
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