News from Ireland - news from around the 32 counties
A round-up of news from around Ireland
The $10 Quick Pick ticket was sold August 24 in Loughlin Moran’s newsagents on the town’s Main Street. It is not yet known whether the winner hails from the midlands or was just passing through the region, but Rebecca Moran, who was working in the family-owned store on Friday and who may actually have sold the jackpot ticket, told the Leinster Express that local speculation is rife as to the possibility of a new multi-millionaire in Laois.
[Source: Leinster Express]
Liverpudlians Thomas Lloyd (35) and Sharon Cartwright (30) recently tied the knot at a marriage ceremony in Carrick-on-Shannon’s St. George’s Church of Ireland.
The couple, who each worked as train driver or train conductor for Northern Rail in Britain, visit Ireland often as Sharon has close family in Galway.
The couple wanted to marry in Ireland and in touring the countryside in our area in the spring of 2011 to find a venue, St. George’s was the first viewed and ultimately the perfect place for them.
[Source: Leitrim Observer]
A Janesboro man has died after contracting Legionnaires’ disease during a holiday he took to Chicago.
Thomas (Tom) Keane, from McDermott Avenue, was one of eight people who contracted Legionnaire’s in Chicago’s Marriott Hotel last week.
He died at the Mid-Western Regional Hospital l on Wednesday, August 29. It is understood at least one other person died.
Tom had travelled to Chicago with his wife Olive for a 40th wedding anniversary treat, in particular to visit his son Shane (29) who secured a summer job there. After staying in the five-star hotel, they returned to Limerick early last week.
[Source: Limerick Leader]
A seven-year-old girl has been released from intensive care following a car crash that claimed her mother’s life. The incident, which occurred on Saturday (August 25) at 6 p.m., resulted in the tragic death of Dolores McCormack (52).
A native of Moyvore, Ms. McCormack was travelling along the road at Ballagh, approximately two miles outside Mullingar. Her two children, Bronagh (7) and Katie (14), were also occupants of the car when it was involved in a collision with a second vehicle.
Bronagh was taken to the Midlands Regional Hospital, Mullingar, and then transferred to the intensive care unit at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, from which she was later released. Katie was also admitted to hospital for minor injuries.
[Source: Longford Leader]
A woman in her 30s has been found dead in a house in the College Manor Hoey’s Lane in Dundalk. Gardaí (police) found the body of the 34-year-old woman in a downstairs room in the house around 3 a.m. last Wednesday.
Gardaí are treating the death of the 34-year-old as suspicious and it is understood the woman sustained serious injuries and a post-mortem was due to be carried out that day.
It is believed that children were in the house at the time and they are now being comforted by relatives. The scene has been preserved and the State Pathologist was expected there that morning.
[Source: Dundalk Democrat]
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