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There was a lucky escape for a young child on Sunday, when he fell from an escalator in the Marshes shopping centre. The young boy got into trouble at around 2:30 p.m. in the Penney’s department store, when he was playing on the upward-moving escalator.
The boy fell approximately 10 feet. Shoppers and his concerned mother rushed to his aid after the incident.
The emergency services were called to the scene where they treated the boy. The Democrat was told that the emergency services brought the boy to the Our Lady of Lourdes, though his condition was described as non-life threatening.
[Source: Dundalk Democrat]
The people of Achill received some good news ahead of Christmas as a new company announced the creation of up to 150 jobs following the opening of a call centre.
The Mayo News has learned that Sattelco Communications U.K. Ltd., a telecom and broadcasting company, have chosen to locate their customer service call centre in Achill, which will provide technical and sales support for the U.K. and Irish market.
The new company will provide broadcasting, telephone and broadband services and is to launch its mobile phone service – Pulse Mobile – in the U.K. and Ireland at the end of the first quarter of 2013 and its Cable TV service at the end of the third quarter.
[Source: The Mayo News]
People from County Meath spent $40,955.70 last Christmas on gifts for the world's poorest people according to overseas development agency, Trócaire. The charity thanked Co. Meath for remembering families in need overseas when planning their Christmas shopping, as it launched its 2012 Christmas gift range.
Justin Kilcullen, Executive Director of Trócaire said: "Last year the people of Meath added chickens, goats, school fees and other unusual items to their Christmas shopping lists to support people struggling to survive in developing countries. We are incredibly grateful for this tremendous goodwill and thank everyone from Meath for the massive difference they are making to so many lives.
"By kindly buying our ethical gifts, people in Meath are creating real turning points for families living as far away as Somalia and Zimbabwe. Money earned by simply breeding chickens for example, helps parents earn enough to give their children an education, and with that, opportunities for the future."
[Source: Meath Chronicle]
Declan Kidney’s Six Nations ambitions suffered a significant blow last Thursday with confirmation that Tommy Bowe will miss the entire tournament after undergoing knee surgery.
However, there was some relief with Brian O’Driscoll’s assertion earlier in the day that he was still hopeful of a mid-to-late January return following his own bout of surgery last month.
Bowe’s bombshell is all the more disappointing given the Ulster wing tweeted the initial prognosis was not as bad as first feared after he was stretchered off during the province’s Heineken Cup defeat on Friday, December 14.
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