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Detecting a pulse, he held Gary’s head in the recovery position until the emergency services arrived.
[Source: Donegal Democrat]
Two Newry stores have become the first retail casualties of 2013. Jessops and fashion retailer Hoi Polloi both closed their doors permanently at close of trading on Friday, January 11, bringing fresh misery on the job-front to local people employed by the beleaguered firms.
Administrators were appointed to The Jessop Group Limited on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the request of the directors.
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) announced that the company had been hit by increasing competition from supermarkets and internet retailers, which had affected its core marketplace, with the camera chain suffering a significant decline in 2012, which was forecast to continue until 2013.
[Source: Examiner Newspaper]
A mother-of-three has been jailed for not sending her children to school.
The woman, described as “too liberal,” kept her three girls at home for colds and flu without any doctor’s notes, a court heard.
The children missed 28 days from last September – more than a third of the school term.
Apart from the illnesses, the Dublin mother alleged that one of the children was bullied.
But a judge sentenced her to 28 days in prison after being told there was no medical evidence of their illnesses or a bullying complaint.
[Source: Evening Herald]
The union flag dispute shows no signs of abating with protesters in Enniskillen escalating their action by marching along the busiest stretch of road in the county.
Around 70 flag-carrying protesters took part in the demonstration, and although Sinn Fein has questioned the legality of the protest, organizers insist the Parades Commission was notified.
Traffic was diverted during the protest, which went from Quay Lane along Wellington Road to the Lakeland Forum car-park, and back via Belmore Street to Gaol Square.
[Source: Fermanagh Herald]
Galway has been branded “Ireland’s knowledge city” by a top academic, having the second-highest proportion of Ph.D. graduates in the country.
It means the city and county are in a prime position to attract investment from multinational companies that require a skilled workforce.
And with Galway also claiming the country’s second-highest level of graduates, coupled with a “baby boom” about to enter the education system, the future of our talent pool looks firmly cemented.
But the leading academic warned that Galway will need to draw people into the “Ph.D. net” from neighboring counties.
[Source: Galway Bay FM]
A British man has appeared before Tralee District Court charged with unlawfully importing cocaine.
William Lamb (67), with an address at Clonmeen, Banteer, County Cork, was arrested at Kerry Airport on Monday, January 14, following the discovery of cocaine with a street value of $375,000.
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