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There is a bone broken in the ankle, and also ligament damage, and the nine-time All-Ireland medal winner faces surgery a few days after Christmas. Shefflin will be in plaster of Paris for weeks, and after that he faces another stint of rehabilitation work.
[Source: Kilkenny People]
A Portarlington man convicted of assaulting his sister-in-law allegedly threatened to kill the woman before pelting her with rubble, following what was described as “a history of aggression and intimidation.”
At court two weeks ago, Patrick Behan (60), with an address listed at Tierhogar, Portarlington, was charged with assault at Tierhogar on December 27, 2011.
Inspector Martin Harrington gave evidence that the Gardaí (police) were called to a dispute between the defendant and his sister-in-law involving a right of way between their two properties. The inspector said that Behan pushed the woman to the ground, but since then the issue has been settled.
[Source: Leinster Express]
One of the 27 victims of the horrific shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School Newtown, Connecticut, on Friday, December 14, has a local connection to Dromahair.
Seven-year-old Daniel Barden, who was shot dead in the massacre, is a grandchild of Martin Giblin from Lisgorman, Dromahair. While 90-year-old Martin Giblin currently resides in Florida, relatives still live around Killargue, as well as in Sligo and Donegal. The news has had a shocking effect on family members who reside locally, as they are devastated by the tragic news.
“A constant source of laughter and joy,” Daniel Barden was born on the September 27, 2005 to parents Jacqueline (née Giblin) and Mark Barden. Jacqueline is one of 10 children born in New York to Dromahair’s Martin Giblin and Madeline McDonnell (originally from Newry, County Down, who died in 2005). Daniel was the youngest of three children; his siblings are James Barden (12) and Natalie Barden (11).
[Source: Leitrim Observer]
Limerick’s city councilors made history last Wednesday night by voting through the largest commercial rate cut in the history of the State.
City manager Conn Murray proposed the charge for businesses be reduced to $0.94 per rate of valuation, a cut of five percent.
Late on Wednesday night, councilors voted the budget through for 2013, which contains $4 million of spending cuts.
While many members praised the decision to cut the rate, a number of members expressed concern over the $800,000 reduction in spend on housing projects.
[Source: Limerick Leader]
A man charged in relation to a fatal road traffic accident was remanded on bail at a special sitting of Longford District Court last Tuesday.
Gintautas Ambrosevicius (43) of 5 Silver Roe, Boyle, Roscommon was charged with driving in a manner that was dangerous to the public at Mollologher, Longford on December 13, 2011.
In the three-vehicle accident, a 45-year-old man died and two other men, aged in their 20s and 40s, were seriously injured and taken to the Midland Regional Hospital in Mullingar.
[Source: Longford Leader]
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