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Steven Dean Patrick McCloskey (22) and Liam Patrick James Campbell (30) both from Molesworth Street, Cookstown, have been charged with the attempted murder of a male on Monday, November 12.
Police have said the victim, a 33-year-old male, was stabbed in a house in the Killymoon Street
area, sustaining wounds which are serious but not life threatening.
It is understood that he is a foreign national.
[Source: Tyrone Courier]
Three Waterford properties are up for grabs in the Allsop Space Property Auction including a former city restaurant, which is likely attract strong interest when the auction takes place on Tuesday, December 4.
The property on 21 William Street, which extends to 8,000 square feet and contains office space on the upper floors, was previously on the market for $626,000. It was then reduced to $500,000 and now Allsop Space is offering the property for just $284,000.
[Source: Waterford News & Star]
A new community initiative, which aims to rejuvenate the Kilbeggan area, held a fundraising four-mile fun run and walk last weekend.
Renew Kilbeggan is a new group established by a group of locals during the summer, with the intention of giving the town a bit of a facelift and a general spruce-up over the next few months.
Among the projects they hope to tackle include resurrecting some old shop fronts, cleaning up derelict buildings and also encouraging the set-up of new businesses in the area. However, first on the group's to-do list is a clean-up of the old Protestant cemetery and church yard, set to take place over the next few weeks.
[Source: Westmeath Independent]
Well-known Wexford barman Manus O’Donnell, who was missing for one month, was laid to rest last Thursday.
Mr. O’Donnell’s remains were found by a walker at Curracloe beach on Monday morning at approximately 10 a.m.
Aged 42, he is survived by his parents, Brona and Michael; and brothers, Tim, Eoin and Dara.
Mr. O’Donnell worked at the Sky & The Ground pub, South Main Street.
[Source: Wexford Echo]
A Wicklow man serving a life sentence for murder has been handed down a 10-year sentence for possessing the gun he used to murder a Dublin man in front of his partner and son.
Garrett O'Brien (34) of Clover Hill in Bray was jailed for life earlier this month for murdering father-of-two Séamus O'Byrne on March 13, 2009.
Mr. O'Byrne was shot five times in the driveway of his home at Tymon Park North in Tallaght, before his partner Sharon Rattigan managed to wrestle the weapon from a hooded gunman, getting shot in her own leg in the process.
[Source: Irish Examiner]
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