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[Source: The Anglo Celt]
The victory of Barack Obama on Tuesday, November 6, was welcomed in the Banner County last week.
The county’s mayor, Ennis man Pat Daly, said it was the right result for Ireland. “I think it is because he
promised to come back to Ireland again during his next term and hopefully he’ll use Shannon Airport
and come to Clare.”
He felt a Romney victory may have been bad for this country and noted that Obama is close to the
Clintons, who have very strong ties to Ireland.
“If Romney had won, it might have posed threats to the advantage given by our corporate tax. There
was a possibility of that.”
[Source: Clare Champion]
A bold Corkman has become an Internet star after starring in a video, but he may not want to show his
A U.C.C. physics student bared all and sprinted through Carrigaline in his birthday suit, in a video that
went online last Monday.
The video appears to be something of homage to the film “Old School,” in which Will Ferrell’s character
streaks through a town, only to have his wife and her friends pull up alongside him in a car.
In this video, the student runs through Carrigaline for over two minutes, while his friends film his jaunt
from a car, while shouting encouragement.
It is not known if the man performed his “fun run” as a bet, as he did not respond to efforts to contact
him. Details of the events in the video remain scant, much like his attire.
[Source: Cork Independent]
It was a far cry from the world of Dickens for local actor Andrew Simpson, who last week found himself
stranded on the other side of the world in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Whilst “Nick Nickleby,” in which Andrew plays the starring role, was being screened on B.B.C. One,
Andrew found himself in Staten Island helping with the hurricane clean-up operation.
“We came to New York to run the marathon for Action Cancer,” said Andrew, just minutes before he
was about to make a dash to the airport on Wednesday evening to get a flight home.
“We decided that while we were here we would stay and help the flood victims in Staten Island. We’re
hoping to get a flight home, but we’re not sure we can because we’ve been told that another storm
could be coming.”
[Source: Derry Journal]
Each year for the last 25 years, Donegal singing star Daniel O’Donnell has successfully placed an album in
the U.K. charts and has set a unique record along the way.
Not even the Rolling Stones, U2 or Sting has managed to achieve this rate of consistent success over
such a time span.
Daniel started his recording career in 1984 and has produced at least one album, and occasionally two
per year, and owing to his loyal following, he has placed on the UK charts every year since 1987.
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