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The body of a man in his late 20s was removed from Ballinamore Shannon Erne Canal on Tuesday afternoon, January 8, following a local search.
Eugene McDermott (27), originally from Dromahair, had not been seen since the early hours of Monday, January 7. Locals were searching the area Monday night for the man who just became a father in October last year. The search intensified with Gardaí (police) and Civil Defence joining locals at 9 a.m. on Tuesday morning.
The Civil Defence and around 50 locals took to the area around Ballinamore, searching vacant buildings, yards, walkways, and around the town’s canal for clues of Mr. McDermott’s last movements. Gardaí studied C.C.T.V. cameras in the town and traced his movements out towards the Golf Links Roads.
[Source: Leitrim Observer]
The Continuity I.R.A. (C.I.R.A.) has delivered a chilling message to Limerick men who are considering joining the British Army that it considers them a “legitimate target.”
During a Republican Sinn Fein commemoration of Sean South, on Sunday, January 6, a message was read on behalf of C.I.R.A. prisoners at Portlaoise Prison.
“We have seen in recent years in the city of Limerick that Irish men are considering a career in the British Army – the same British Army that holds six of our counties,” read the statement, which was delivered at the Republican Plot at Mount Saint Lawrence Cemetery.
[Source: Limerick Leader]
The widow of John “Frog” Ward, who shot dead by Padraig Nally two years ago, has married a 24-year-old man from Ghana. The couple married in the Longford registry office two weeks ago.
Ms. Ward has been living in Longford in recent months with six of her 11 children and her new husband. Her husband, Adam Abakker, has been living as a refugee in Longford for the past three years, but now that he is married, he is free to stay in Ireland indefinitely.
Marie Ward left Galway after the death of her husband and is said to be "very happy". Padraig Nally has been released from jail pending a retrial of the case. The Ward family have said that they are "very traumatized" by the decision to release Mr. Nally.
[Source: Longford Leader]
Officers from Revenue and Customs and armed Gardaí (police) stormed a drug-den in Dundalk and have recovered 126 grams of “coke.”
As part of an intelligence-led, joint operation between Revenue’s Customs Service and An Garda Síochána, 126 grams of cocaine with an estimated street value of approximately $11,600 was seized at an address in Dundalk, County Louth.
The seizure was the result of a controlled delivery of a package originating in Brazil.
[Source: Dundalk Democrat]
A 21-year-old Castlebar man is recovering in hospital after he was shot twice in the back with a pellet gun in an incident believed to be related to a Traveler family feud.
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