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As last Tuesday was his fourth birthday, the 12-hours-per-week homecare that he received from the Jack and Jill Foundation will end.
His mother Áine said that the HSE must aid her family in their hour of need.
"It can't go on, it's not fair. It's people like Liam who are suffering and it's the [caretakers] who are suffering," she said.
[Source: Irish Examiner]
When Leaving Certificate students Rhona Togher and Eimear O’Carroll lost out on winning the 2009 Young Scientist competition, they were devastated. But coming second was actually a godsend for the pair who developed a therapy to alleviate temporary tinnitus, as it gave them the opportunity to expand their project into a business.
Most music fans will know the ringing sensation experienced after a night spent clubbing or at a concert. The loud ringing in the ears is a common occurrence caused by exposure to loud environments, for example listening to music on .mp3 players or from operating machinery.
As part of their Young Scientist project, Togher and O’Carroll, along with fellow Ursuline College Sligo student Niamh Chapman, developed a one-minute web-based therapy to clear the ears of the ringing sensation.
[Source: Irish Times]
A 23-year-old man with an address in Toomevara, Co. Tipperary, was charged with the manslaughter of Johnstown native James Tynan, at Thurles District Court last Tuesday.
Jason Morrissey, whose address according to the court record is 2 Church Street, Toomevara was remanded in custody to appear in Nenagh District Court September 7 and will be sent forward for indictment for trial at the Circuit Court.
[Source: Tipperary Star]
The village of Castlecaulfield and the motorcycling fraternity were in deep shock last week following the sad news that local racer Trevor Ferguson had been killed during a race accident at the Manx Grand Prix on the Isle of Man.
Local Minister the Rev. David Brown said there was deep devastation and shock as the news came through of Mr. Ferguson's death.
The 48-year-old lost his life after he crashed while competing in the Supertwin race at the Manx Grand Prix in the Isle of Man.
[Source: Tyrone Courier]
Bogus callers have been targeting elderly members of the community in Ferrybank and Gardaí (police) are urging members of the public to be on alert after reports of two men calling to houses on the pretense of carrying out work.
Incidents occurred September 3 and 4 in which men called to houses of the elderly and offered to clean up the fascia and soffits for various amounts of money. The men give the impression that they have done the work, and on inspection homeowners have discovered later that it has not been done. If a person calls and you are unsure who they are you should call your local Garda Station who will be able to check out the person.
[Source: Waterford News & Star]
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