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A man was taken to hospital in a serious condition following a crash last Wednesday morning in north Cork. The man, who is thought to be in his 70s, had to be cut from his car by fire services after he collided with a lorry and he was immediately taken to Cork University Hospital by ambulance.
Another male, who was the driver of the other vehicle, escaped from the crash with minor injuries. The incident happened on the Watergrasshill to Rathcormac Road at an area known locally as Dr. Barry's Bridge. At least two ambulances and two fire trucks attended the scene of the accident and that portion of the road will remain closed until further notice.
[Source: Cork Independent]
Charges against four people including former hunger striker Marian Price in relation to a dissident republican Easter commemoration in Derry last year have been reinstated by the Public Prosecution Service and they are due to appear at a preliminary enquiry at Derry Magistrate’s Court on September 27.
Ms. Price (57), who appeared in court under her married name of Marian McGlinchey, from Stockman’s Avenue in Belfast, was charged along with Paddy McDaid (42) of 15, Sackville Court, Frank Quigley (29) of 17, Elmwood Road and Marvin Canning (50) of 20 Glendara, all in Derry, in connection with managing and taking part in a meeting in support of a proscribed organization on April 25 last year.
[Source: Derry Journal]
Two days after he highlighted an illegal dumping issue at the Ross, Bundoran, a local councilor says he was hugely impressed with the speed of the response from Donegal County Council.
Speaking in response to the swift action taken by Donegal County Council to tackle the illegal dumping at the Ross road in Bundoran, Sinn Féin Bundoran Town Councilor Diarmaid Doherty commented: “I would like to commend Donegal County Council for the quick response to this issue. Just two days after I called for action [two weeks ago], council workmen removed the illegal dumped materials and erected no dumping signage and CCTV cameras.”
[Source: Donegal Democrat]
Individuals and groups have voiced their opposition to proposals to designate the Mournes as a national park during a public meeting in Newcastle, County Down.
It is one of a number of areas under consideration by the Environment Minister Alex Attwood.
More than 1,000 people attended the event at the Slieve Donard Hotel.
Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK without a national park and the minister wants two to be created.
[Source: BBC News]
A woman was so shocked to dig up a grenade she threw it to the ground in fright.
Claire Love (48) was using a garden fork to dig around a tree stump behind her home in Dublin when she made her surprising discovery.
"I must have hit it with the fork a few times. I thought it was a stone but it was very heavy when I picked it up," she said last Wednesday.
[Source: Evening Herald]
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