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A senior source said: "This was a particularly brutal and violent attack and the woman has been left severely traumatized and badly injured."
[Source: Evening Herald]
The new South West Hospital near Enniskillen could be the net winner if the proposed move of up to 80 jobs relating to acute mental health services from Omagh to Fermanagh gets the go-ahead.
The “Transforming Your Care” document, which was recently released by Health Minister Edwin Poots, says that it is “necessary to locate mental health hospitals close to acute hospital provision, recognizing that this may not be possible in all circumstances.”
Thus, the document states, the “principles would imply” that the second location would be “in proximity to the new South West Acute Hospital rather than Omagh as previously planned.”
Andy McKane, a Unison spokesperson, said: “Approximately 60-odd nursing positions and around 20 support services could move if this proposition is implemented.
[Source: Fermanagh Herald]
Multi-talented Galway model Cara Lyons will be flying the green flag in more ways than one when she travels out to represent Ireland in the Miss Earth Competition in the Philippines in November.
The 22-year-old Connemara model will fly out to Manila on November 1 and go up against almost 90 other contestants from around the globe for the title of Miss Earth. The Miss Earth candidates will need to balance beauty with an awareness of environmental issues if they are to claim the overall crown in the final on November 24.
The emphasis placed on environmental awareness was one of the things that attracted Cara to the competition. The contestants will model bikinis and evening wear at the final but they are also required to give speeches and answer questions on environmental issues.
[Source: Galway Bay FM]
The make-up of the Kerry senior football management team for next season was confirmed last Monday, with Cian O'Neill notably coming on board as team trainer and one of the appointed selectors.
New manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice has assembled a strong backroom staff, which also includes his former teammate Diarmuid Murphy and Kingdom legend Mikey Sheehy.
Ex-goalkeeper Murphy has remained on from Jack O'Connor's managerial reign. He will have selector duties along with Sheehy and O'Neill, who is rated as one of the best G.A.A. strength-and-conditioning coaches around.
[Source: Irish Examiner]
A Newbridge family had to flee their home on Wednesday, October 10 after work on roof repairs went badly wrong, leaving the house gutted and the family bereft of all their possessions.
Tony and Bernie King, and their five children, were left with “just the clothes on their backs” after the fire at their rented home in Baroda, just outside Newbridge.
It’s understood that repairs, involving the use of a blow torch, were being carried out on a flat roof over one section of the home.
[Source: Kildare Nationalist]
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