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“The worrying part is that people will become even more isolated, no matter what their background is; Irish or new Irish,” Ms. Ní Eilí said.
“People could become very isolated in their homes. They might have no work, even though they are looking for work or seeking courses. They may be staying in just because they don’t have the resources to be walking around town and spending a couple of bob here or there. It’s a very worrying time for a lot of people,” she added.
[Source: Clare Champion]
Bruce Springsteen is bringing his amazing live show to Cork this July. It has been announced last Wednesday afternoon that Bruce Springsteen and his fabled E Street band will be playing Páirc Uí Chaoimh on July 18.
Tickets go on sale on Thursday, December 6, at 9 a.m. on Ticketmaster.
The 63-year old “Born in the U.S.A.” star will also play Thomond Park in Limerick two days prior on July 16 and Belfast two days after Cork on July 20.
[Source: Cork Independent]
Derry singer and Glee star Damian McGinty is currently soaring high in the American iTunes charts with pre-orders for his debut E.P. outselling Justin Bieber, Ke$ha, Christina Aguilera and, yes, even the Glee soundtrack.
The E.P. went on sale last Tuesday and, by lunchtime, had hit number 14 in the American pop charts – Damian’s reaction to the Journal on hearing this news was a simple “holy s---.”
The 20-year-old also told followers on Facebook and Twitter the success so far of the five-track E.P. had been “beyond his wildest expectations” and he encouraged his fans to follow their own dreams.
[Source: Derry Journal]
Fine Gael T.D. for Donegal North East, Joe McHugh, has called the news that both Malin Head and Valentia Island Coast Guard stations are to remain open “a victory for common sense.”
Deputy McHugh, who has consistently campaigned for the retention of Malin Head station, said, “Minister Leo Varadkar’s confirmation [last Thursday] that he will recommend the retention of Malin Head and Valentia Island in the national Coast Guard stations network is a victory for common sense.
“The retention of Malin Head and Valentia Island Coast Guard stations will preserve the long-standing relationships between fishermen and the Malin Head and Valentia Island stations, which are a vitally important element in delivering the high-quality Coast Guard services on which Irish fishermen and the Irish marine industry rely.”
[Source: Donegal Democrat]
Newry and Mourne District Council, and the Department for Social Development (D.S.D.) have announced the commencement of a Public Consultation Process in regards to the proposed Newry City Linkages Public Realm Scheme.
The scheme is aiming to start on-site in April/May 2013 and run until early 2014. The works will be concentrated on the canal-side of Buttercrane Quay and Merchants Quay, between Dublin and Sugar Island Bridges.
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