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Limerick-based Lacey began refereeing in the Munster Schools Cup competitions but he is now a regular match official in the RaboDirect PRO12 and European competitions.
[Source: Limerick Leader]
A host of paintings and artifacts from Carriglass Manor, located close to Longford Town, went under the hammer during last Tuesday’s Adam’s Country House Collections auction that took place at Slane Castle.
Over 200 items went under the hammer including a portrait of Thomas Langlois Lefroy, once High Sheriff of County Longford, which featured in last week’s Longford Leader. The painting fetched $414 despite having a reserve price of between $515 and $1,030. A similar portrait, which also featured in last week’s paper, was one of Anthony Lefroy, once M.P. for Co. Longford, which sold for $5,180 after demanding a reserve price of between $4,000 and $6,500.
[Source: Longford Leader]
Things “turned nasty” when a woman who was being helped by Gardaí (police) to get a taxi in Dundalk became abusive to them, Inspector Martin Beggy told Dundalk Court last Wednesday.
Geraldine Sherry (54), of Cherry Gardens, Twinbrook, Belfast, was charged with public disorder on August 25.
The court was told that the woman and her son were outside a bar in the town. Things were “amicable enough” at the start when Gardaí were trying to help them get a taxi.
However, the scene turned nasty and Ms. Sherry had become abusive when the Gardaí went to arrest her son. Solicitor Conor MacGuill said that his client did not enjoy good health. The incident was something she very much regretted and he asked for leniency for her. Judge Alan Mitchell bound her over to keep the peace for six months and applied the Probation of Offenders Act.
[Source: Dundalk Democrat]
The family of Fr. Vincent Kelly (86) is claiming that Mary McLoughlin, of Corragaun, Kilmeena, Westport, last year befriended him and then fraudulently misappropriated over $165,000 of his money.
The family has brought a High Court action against Ms. McLoughlin, saying she “preyed on” Fr. Kelly, and that the cleric has suffered great financial loss and damage due to her “deception, fraud, deceit and theft.”
At the High Court, Mr. Justice Roderick Murphy made a number of orders, including one prohibiting Ms. McLoughlin, from reducing her assets below $66,913.08.
[Source: The Mayo News]
Life slows down. This is a feeling many people today would love to experience as they struggle to meet financial demands, keep jobs and generally survive in austerity Ireland.
That's the concept behind “A Grand Experience,” to have life slow down, and to take into account the simple beauty that surrounds us and in effect embrace.
“A Grand Experience,” a new television documentary, directed by Meath native Garret Daly, charts a journey of three artists, a writer, a photographer and a musician – along the Grand Canal in Co. Offaly on board the historic Canal Boat.
[Source: Meath Chronicle]
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