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She said: “There is a massive buzz here today. We never, ever expected a response like this. What’s happened has even got mentioned in the national media. It really is exciting for us all – not just the students!”
[Source: Donegal Democrat]
In the first of several evidence sessions to examine evidence surrounding the murders of two County Down women in Turkey last summer, a witness has testified to seeing the father and son suspects near the scene of the killings.
Best friends Marian Graham, from Newry, and Cathy Dinsmore, from Warrenpoint, were stabbed to death in a forest on the outskirts of the Turkish city of Izmir, in August 2011.
Recep Cetin (22) and his father Eyup are accused of murdering the women and are being tried in a series of hearings which are being held over a number of months in Izmir. Recep was the boyfriend of Marion Graham’s daughter, Shannon, at the time of the killings.
[Source: Examiner Newspaper]
A gangster jailed for 11 years was heavily involved with a Dublin football club. Before he became a key member of the gang which was led by Eamon “The Don” Dunne, Joseph Warren was heavily involved with his local football club, Belclare Celtic, in Ballymun.
At the time, the former soldier was being commended for his management skills with one club official even telling the Herald in January, 2005: "He's doing an excellent job. The lads work hard in training and Joe has given them the confidence to go out and win games."
But less than three years later Warren was involved in a major cash-in-transit robbery conspiracy, which led to him being given an 11-year jail sentence at Dublin Circuit Court last Wednesday.
[Source: Evening Herald]
An electrical substation on private land once owned by the Quinn Group in Derrylin was extensively damaged on Thursday evening, November 8, when vandals broke through the perimeter fence and set the building on fire.
The latest attack on assets of the former Quinn Group has brought an angry reaction from the area’s residents, who ask why such attacks are taking place in the North when Sean Quinn is in jail in Dublin.
And, following the arson attack, there are fears that not only are these incidents damaging the image and the economy of the Derrylin area, but that they could actually hasten the closure of some of the business trading under various receivers and administrators.
[Source: Fermanagh Herald]
The campaign to guarantee the future of the air service to the Aran Islands stepped up a gear last week when more than 100 islanders attended a public meeting in the issue in Galway City.
But the islanders were disappointed that only one government T.D. was present at the meeting, which was called on foot of fears that the subsidy to maintain the air service to the islands is to be withdrawn.
And it has been learned that Junior Gaeltacht Minister Dinny McGinley would not commit to maintaining the $2.5 million subsidy when questioned on Tuesday by both Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh and Deputy Eamon Ó Cuív.
[Source: Galway Bay FM]
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