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Minister Varadkar met with Larry O’Connor and Eddie Frayne from the action group and, according to
Mr. O’Connor, the minister admitted that the “government issues the mandate to Bus Eireann.” It was
made clear to Leo Varadkar and Deputy Frank Feighan that “we want our service back and we will not
give up until we get it.”
[Source: Leitrim Observer]
Limerick’s first dedicated area for so-called street art is already proving to be a hit with street artists
from across the city and further afield.
More than 300 feet of timber hoarding at the junction of Athlunkard and Island Roads has been officially
unveiled by the local authority as an “authorized area” for such activity.
Over the past week, several artists using tags such as limerockers, KD and -tvkasz- have already availed
of the hoarding to show off their street art.
[Source: Limerick Leader]
More than a week on from Hurricane Sandy – one of the biggest and most destructive storms in
U.S. mainland history – a County Longford woman has spoken of her horror at effectively being left
Norah Egan is attempting to come to terms with the carnage brought about by what is believed to be
the most disastrous U.S. natural disaster in living memory.
“I have no power, no water or anything,” she candidly explained when contacted by the Leader on
Friday, November 2.
Norah’s home, situated in the plush outer city surroundings of Long Beach, had been her place of
residence for the past five years.
Now, it stands in three feet of water with almost all of its inner appliances and fittings destroyed. Of
more concern to the Kenagh native is the fact she has been left without some of her most cherished
[Source: Longford Leader]
A Dundalk man is set to take center-stage at this year’s 2012 Business & Finance Awards.
Dr. T. Pearse Lyons, founder and president of Alltech, is the 2012 Business and Finance “Business Person
of The Year” as chosen by the Top 500 C.E.O.’s.
He will be honored at an awards ceremony at the December 18 at the Convention Centre, Dublin.
[Source: Dundalk Democrat]
Described as “the people’s priest” by local T.D. Michelle Mulherin, the untimely death of Father
Muredach Tuffy has left the parish of Ballina, and its environs, in deep shock and mourning. As news
broke Tuesday, October 30, of the 39-year-old’s suicide, a ripple of disbelief filtered through the
community at the “sudden loss of so young and popular a priest.”
“Father Muredach was intricately involved in the life of Ballina in church and community, with young
and old. He was the people’s priest, kind and personable, faithful in his duties and amenable to his
parishioners. He will forever be associated with the story of the Newman Institute in Ballina and the
lives of the many he touched, inspired and uplifted on his own journey through this life. In his time with
us he has achieved a lot. One always had the sense that he was a safe pair of hands and a role model in the work of the parish. He will be most sadly missed,” Deputy Mulherin said last Monday. She expressed her sincere condolences to his family, colleagues and friends.
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