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The other secondary and primary schools in Donegal all get an allocation of tickets through the Vocational Schools, Colleges and Cumann na mBunscol associations. It seems as if the all-girls Letterkenny school is the only one to lose out.
“We just feel like we’re being discriminated against because all the mixed schools and all the boys’ schools get them,” said Mary Bourne, who teaches at the school and works with the Gaelic teams.
[Source: Donegal Democrat]
Six “upmarket” shipping containers are to be placed on the site of a long-delayed $161 million redevelopment project in a County Down seaside town.
They will be erected on the vacant site of the planned Queen's Parade development in Bangor.
The containers will house 24 local artists over the next two years, in a $464,000 project.
The Queen's Parade project has been in the pipeline for 20 years but has suffered a series of setbacks.
[Source: BBC News]
One man is dead and two people were in a Dublin hospital after a knife attack last Thursday.
An early morning confrontation is believed to have led to the murder of Jason “Jasper” Flannery.
The altercation took place in the Poppintree area of Ballymun at around 4 a.m.
A man and a woman were taken to the Mater Hospital with minor injuries as a result.
[Source: Evening Herald]
The young man who died last Thursday morning in an industrial accident has been named by the Fermanagh County Board as Brian Og Maguire.
The accident occurred in the Ballyconnell Road area of Derrylin that morning (September 13) shortly after 11 a.m.
Fermanagh County Board has released a statement saying:
“Fermanagh GAA County Committee, County Senior Football Management Team and players are shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden death of our County Senior player and teammate Brian Og Maguire due to an accident at his work.”
[Source: Fermanagh Herald]
Hurling fans hoping to get their hands on precious tickets for the replayed All-Ireland Final on September 30 have been warned that Galway is unlikely to receive an increase on the allocation of just over 12,000 that the county received for the thrilling drawn game with Kilkenny.
Joe Canning’s superb last-gasp equalizer into the swirling wind at the Hill 16 end of Croke Park forced the first replayed All-Ireland Final since 1959, prompting another scramble for tickets among Galway supporters hoping to see the end of the county’s 24-year title famine.
With the minors of Dublin and Tipperary also poised to meet again on Sunday fortnight, the Galway Hurling Board has been informed by the GAA authorities that there will be no additional windfall in terms of the county’s allocation.
[Source: Galway Bay FM]
Up to 30 new jobs will be created when a new store moves into a retail park.
Electrical giants Currys and PC World are opening in Manor West Retail Park in Tralee, Co. Kerry, giving the center 100 percent occupancy for the first time ever.
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