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They were then invited to place their tags on the Feileacáin Christmas tree, which stood at the top of the altar and, altogether, the prayer of remembrance was said.
There were symbols brought to the altar, including: the Féileacáin memory box, an angel, butterfly and blankets, which were knitted by bereaved parents.
[Source: Clare Champion]
A woman has been killed in a crash in County Cork.
The woman (32) was killed in a single-car crash at Manch Middle, Ballinneen, Co. Cork. She was a front seat passenger in the car.
The crash happened between 2 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning, December 23.
The driver and the only other occupant, a man in his 30s, were removed by ambulance to Cork University Hospital. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
[Source: Irish Examiner]
A married couple and their five young children are unable to move into a house in Ardnamoyle Park after it was vandalized two weekends ago.
Sinn Fein councilor for the Greater Shantallow area, Tony Hassan, described the actions of vandals as “senseless” and “anti-community.”
“It’s because of the senseless attack on this house that a family have been left without a home for Christmas.
“The family who were due to move into the house in Ardnamoyle Park have five children and I know from talking to them that they were really excited to be moving into the house but now because of the anti-community actions of a few people the family will be left homeless over Christmas.”
[Source: Derry Journal]
The 26-year-old man who died on Christmas night in a single vehicle collision near Stranorlar has been named as Luke Peeks, from Inver.
Mr. Peeks (26) from Carraduffy, Inver, died from injuries sustained around 11 p.m. on Christmas night, when his Renault Clio left the road and came to a stop in a field not far from the landmark St. Joseph’s Hospital in Stranorlar.
Mr. Peeks was on his way from Inver to Castlefin, to visit his girlfriend.
Supt. Vincent O’Brien of an Garda Siochana, told the Democrat: “It is a terrible tragedy occurring, particularly at this time of year when people are trying to be with their loved ones.”
[Source: Donegal Democrat]
A proposed cross-border car ferry linking Down and Louth could provide a $13 million yearly boost for the counties, an economic study has predicted.
The service from Greencastle in Northern Ireland across Carlingford Lough to Greenore in the Republic of Ireland would create 24 direct jobs and create and sustain 300 additional jobs in the wider area, according to consultants who conducted an economic impact assessment.
The research was commissioned by the private sector backers behind the project.
The ferry route, which is close to the mouth of the lough, could be operating before the planned Narrow Water Bridge is opened further up the waterway.
[Source: Irish Examiner]
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