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Fenella Samways, Limerick Animal Welfare volunteer, quickly put the warning on their popular Facebook page and it has received almost 40 comments.
“A jar of drugged food was thrown over the wall. They were trying to get over the wall in to the garden. There are huge numbers of dogs being stolen at the moment.”
[Source: Limerick Leader]
St. Bernard’s Church in Abbeylara hosted the Relic of St. Peregrine last Saturday night in the picturesque north Longford parish.
The relic is regarded, the world over, as one that holds great healing powers, and had been brought from Rome to north Longford for the occasion.
The night centered around healing, because St. Peregrine is the patron saint of cancer sufferers. The event kicked off at 7:30 p.m. with mass. This was followed by adoration, and healing prayers then commenced with Fr. Campbell and local men, Pat Clarke and Tommy Doyle, who blessed those in attendance with the relic and prayed with them.
[Source: Longford Leader]
The Dundalk wing of a multinational company is at the forefront of a ground-breaking new software program that is set to make waves in the testing industry.
Prometric, who set up in the Finnabair Technolgy Park just six months ago, can already boast that their Dundalk office is already to achieve goals that have been set for it.
Prometric launched their MyItemWrite software, which can be downloaded for free at their website, which they believe will change how industries go about the business of creating tests for their specific needs.
[Source: Dundalk Democrat]
Achill Island R.N.L.I. came to the rescue of two yachtsmen aboard a 29-foot yacht Thursday, November 15, after their boat was damaged by a school of dolphins.
After receiving a call to its station, the Achill Island R.N.L.I. launched to assist the yacht, which was 14 miles away and unable to steer due to a damaged rudder.
The two crewmen on board were approximately four miles southwest of Achill Head when they called for assistance.
According to the two crewmen, their boat’s rudder was damaged after it was surrounded by a school of dolphins.
[Source: The Mayo News]
Fine Gael Meath East T.D., Regina Doherty, last Friday said that she is looking forward to playing her part on the Constitutional Convention. Deputy Doherty was speaking after the Fine Gael delegation on the convention was announced last Thursday evening.
"It is very exciting to be included in our first ever Constitutional Convention, which will bring together politicians and citizens to consider possible changes to the Constitution like never before. It is a great privilege to be asked by An Taoiseach (Prime Minister) to serve as one of the Fine Gael members on the convention.”
[Source: Meath Chronicle]
A man from County Monaghan has pleaded guilty at a Dublin court to possessing an improvised explosive device in Northern Ireland two years ago.
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