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"I went into the Brandon Hotel for a meal and I was just finishing up when a musician I knew, Dermot Flynn, told me that Neil Armstrong would be coming into the hotel in about five minutes' time.
"Sure enough, he came in shortly afterwards with a big entourage of security people. I thought I wouldn't be able to get near him but I was actually able to go up and shake his hand.
[Source: Westmeath Independent]
The daughter of the north Wexford man who was found dead in his front garden having died of asphyxiation has said the family is in limbo and will not know for months whether or not the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) is going to bring a case against a woman charged in relation to his death.
Mr. Plunkett was found in the grounds of his home at Ballyedmond, just off the main Wexford to Gorey road, following a 999 call to the Gardaí (police) on Sunday afternoon, August 19.
[Source: Wexford Echo]
An Irish-born red kite has nested and bred chicks in Ireland for the first time in nearly 200 years.
The male bird, which was born in 2010 to donor stocks of red kites brought in from Wales, was recorded breeding at a nest on a farm near Redcross, Co. Wicklow, earlier this summer. The event marks a major milestone for Co. Wicklow’s red kite reintroduction program which aims to restore Ireland’s native population of kites to their traditional haunts.
[Source: Irish Times]
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Blimey, Chuck! Sounds like what is going on in the construction industry in the UK now happened 30 years ago in the USA. Can't say we weren't warned..Racist incidents in Ireland up by 85 percent says Immigrant Council
Wow...........with a population of 4,600,000 in the Republic and approximately 15% non national its obviously a huge problemRacist incidents in Ireland up by 85 percent says Immigrant Council
Plus you have 3-5 million people of Irish ancestry living in the island of Britain as well. Most of the people I went to school with were sons and dauRacist incidents in Ireland up by 85 percent says Immigrant Council
EamonnDublin: Well, let's take Australia, for instance. The main body of people who are the descendants of the settlers there are known as Anglo-Celts