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“That letter is a joke, after 12 years I think it’s insulting to get this,” Mr. Stapleton said.
[Source: Clare Champion]
Gardaí (police) in Cork have recovered almost $52,000 in jewelry stolen from houses around the city in the past few weeks as part of an anti-theft operation that will continue over Christmas.
The clampdown is targeting well-organized gangs that specialize in burglaries, as well as professional shoplifters.
Blackrock Road, Douglas and Bishopstown are believed to be the main targets of crime gangs travelling from all over the country on stealing sprees between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.
Three women from Dublin were arrested recently after a city center shoplifting session that saw them gather over $8,000 worth of goods from hard-pressed retailers.
[Source: Cork Independent]
A man has been treated for a dislocated shoulder, broken ribs and head injuries after being attacked in Derry.
Police say the 43-year old was attacked in the Fern Park area of the city on November 15 and has spent two weeks in hospital recovering from his injuries.
They say they want to speak to three teenage males who were seen on a quad bike in the area at the time of the attack.
[Source: Derry Journal]
The people of Donegal Town and environs were shocked and saddened to learn of the tragic death of Aaron Scott, of Copany, Donegal Town last Wednesday.
The popular 26-year-old, who worked at L.I.D.L., was reported missing earlier that day.
Gardaí (police) then received a report of a car at Lough Eske and, on investigation, recovered his body from Lough Eske at around 11 a.m.
Supt. Leo McGinn confirmed that there are “no suspicious circumstances” in relation to the death.
[Source: Donegal Democrat]
Police and emergency services are dealing with a suspected toxic gas leak on a ship at a harbor in County Down.
The M.V. Arklow Meadow docked in Warrenpoint Harbor with a cargo of grain last Wednesday.
It is understood that it was carrying packets of aluminum phosphide, a pesticide used to kill rodents. However, when it becomes wet it can become unstable and release gas.
Almost 20 people were treated as a result of the toxic gas leak.
[Source: BBC News]
The Real I.R.A. mob who gunned down gangland godfather Eamon Kelly have issued a chilling death threat against a well-known bodybuilder. Muscle fanatic Sean Enright (32) has been warned R.I.R.A. mobsters are planning to assassinate him.
Gardaí (police) paid a visit to Enright – who previously survived a gangland hit by the same dissident faction – to inform him of the threat last week.
The warning comes as Gardaí step up their investigation into the murder of notorious mobster Kelly. He was shot three times in the chest with a handgun as he walked towards his home at Furry Park Road in Killester on Tuesday afternoon.
Sources say that the new threat against Enright (32) could be linked to his close friendship with a member of the Kelly family.
[Source: Evening Herald]
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