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A doctor accused of touching, kissing and biting a number of women nurses has been found guilty of professional misconduct by the Medical Council’s fitness-to-practice committee.
Dr. Osmanmahir Mahir, with addresses in Leitrim and Sudan, was found guilty of a range of allegations of inappropriate behavior towards nursing staff, one of which amounted to an instance of professional misconduct, the committee ruled.
The charges related to Dr. Mahir’s behavior as a senior house officer at the Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin, in early 2009.
He was also found guilty of professional misconduct for failing to disclose to Sligo General Hospital in 2009 that he had been dismissed by the Dublin hospital after an inquiry into complaints by nursing staff.
[Source: Irish Times]
John Keely, whose father resides in Nenagh, has opened his new Dubliner Irish Pub and Boutique Hotel in Bangkok. The new Dubliner is surely the finest and most authentic Irish pub in Asia – Irish-owned and managed with authentic Irish music and a friendly staff.
There is also a very extensive menu which incorporates excellent contemporary fare as well as many traditional Irish dishes.
The bar on two levels has been a huge success since its opening. The boutique hotel attached to the pub has 18 bedrooms.
[Source: Tipperary Star]
Five families – one with a five-year-old child – were left homeless in Cookstown after arsonists set fire to oil tanks.
A wheelie bin was pushed against property in Ratheen Avenue and set alight in the early hours of Friday morning, January 4, causing substantial damage.
Four flats and a house were affected.
[Source: Tyrone Courier]
The community of Dunmore East was reeling in shock last Thursday following the tragic drowning of local man John Flynn (43). Mr. Flynn died after a fishing trip with a friend went horribly wrong last Wednesday night, January 9.
The punt, the men were fishing in, capsized just off the Saleens near Dunmore East in the early hours of Thursday morning. Mr. Flynn’s friend, local fisherman James Tait, managed to make it to shore and raise the alarm; however, efforts to revive Mr. Flynn proved unsuccessful.
[Source: Waterford News & Star]
Three brothers, one 2000 WH-registered Ford Mondeo, and a 6,200-mile drive to Africa – all the way from Castletown, Geoghegan.
That's Team Roadhoggs and their travel plan for the next three or four weeks.
Richie, Colin and Lorcan Hogg are taking part in this year's Budapest to Bamako rally – a distance of 5,395 miles.
"It'll probably be the only Westmeath-registered car in Africa," laughs Colin Hogg, the middle brother of the trio, who are sons of Martin and Evelyn Hogg.
But before that, the brothers have to transport themselves and their car all the way to Budapest – some 1,550 miles from Castletown.
[Source: Westmeath Examiner]
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