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Roger Beck, manager at the Parkway Shopping Centre, said Shane was free to use one of the complimentary wheelchairs his business makes available for disabled shoppers for as long as he needed.
[Source: Limerick Leader]
The Longford woman in charge of one of the county’s biggest new arts and music venues is hoping a diverse range of shows will encourage people back to the arts.
Louise Donlon, originally from Moydow, has been appointed manager of the Lime Tree Theatre in Limerick. Situated on the grounds of Mary Immaculate College, this new 510-seat theater opens officially in late October, with events scheduled to begin last week.
The venue will host a wide range of performers, with everything from Tom Barry’s “Guerrilla Days in Ireland,” Brendan Grace, and the Kilfenora Céilí Band booked in for the coming months.
[Source: Longford Leader]
Sinn Féin Deputy Gerry Adams has rejected claims by former I.R.A. prisoner Dolores Price that he was her commanding officer in the I.R.A. during the 1970s.
In an interview with the Sunday Telegraph newspaper, Ms. Price made several allegations about Mr. Adams including a claim that he was a central figure in the I.R.A. when it launched its bombing campaign in the early 1970s.
Mr. Adams has rejected her claims and has also denied that he was in the I.R.A.
[Source: Dundalk Democrat]
As he looked out on McHale Park as the rain lashed down on the nearby ring road, Mayo star Barry Moran couldn’t but marvel at the supporters who had turned out to welcome Mayo home last Monday evening.
The management and players returned to Castlebar after losing Sunday’s All-Ireland Final to Donegal and well over 1,000 people turned out despite horrible weather to welcome the county’s heroes back into their embrace.
“This means so much to see your support here,” Barry Moran told the supporters. “To see the support ye gave us here and welcome us back makes me proud to be a Mayo man.”
[Source: The Mayo News]
Consideration will have to be given in future to moving all of Kells' stone crosses, including the Market Cross, indoors to prevent further erosion and deterioration of their carved images, Kells Town Council was told two weeks ago.
The National Monuments Service (N.M.S.) – which is attached to the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht – has opened the way to the town council to discuss a joint conservation plan for all the national monuments in the town.
The N.M.S. has expressed its opposition to the idea that the Market Cross be transferred back to its original site at Cross Street, saying that it was not convinced its safety from traffic or vandalism could be secured there.
[Source: Meath Chronicle]
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