News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
Louth might be known as the Wee County but when it comes to the number of brothels, it has the third biggest amount in the country.New figures released last week by the Department of Justice show that detectives have raided 115 brothels in the last four years with nine of those in County Louth. The problem appears to be on the increase as well with 28 brothels raided across. Ireland in the first six months of 2010 – compared to just 26 in the whole of last year.
(Source: Dundalk Democrat)
A Ballina man is in with a chance of winning a staggering €15,000 for GAA in Mayo. Thomas Harrison, from Ballina, has been named one of the final four in Super Value’s ‘Ireland’s Most Dedicated GAA Fan”.The prize includes €15,000 to support GAA in the winner’s local community and Thomas Harrison has pinpointed Ballina Stephenites Club and the Mayo County Development Squad as deserving recipients of some much-needed funding if he is successful. For their trouble the winner will also receive an amazing VIP package including accommodation for the All Ireland Final in September.
(Source: The Mayo News)
With an accent that was as much a part of New York as Central Park, Fifth Avenue or the Brooklyn Bridge, Seanie Monaghan paid a visit to the Navan Boxing Club last week to meet some old acquaintances and make new friends. Monaghan was in town, along with his wife Beverly who is from Puerto Rico. Monaghan was on a short visit to Ireland and a large contingent of his relatives showed up at the CYWS Hall in what turned out to be an extended family gathering. The 28-year-old who has lived all his life in New York only became a professional boxer in April after coming to the sport relatively late.
(Source: The Meath Chronicle)
Steff at Tesco Birr have produced a calendar with the aim of raising over €30,000 for the Irish Cancer Society, Tesco's chosen 'Charity of the Year'. Inspired by the film 'Calendar Girls', the 'Naughty but Nice' calendar was launched last week by D'Unbelievables Comedian Jon Kenny at a reception at Kinnitty Castle. More than 120 people attended the launch and over €1,000 was raised on the night from calendar sales and a raffle of prizes kindly donated by local businesses and individuals.
(Source: Offaly Express)
Jacksons Restaurant's resident chef Geraldine Garvin has been nominated in the Best Chef category in this year's FOOD&WINE Magazine PENFOLDS Restaurant of the Year Awards 2010 shortlist. Head Chef Geraldine believes that her passion for food is best reflected in her strict approach to changing the evening menu on a seasonal basis, incorporating fresh locally-sourced ingredients as they naturally come into season. As such, she has an innovative flair for creating a variety of Game, Seafood and Vegetarian dishes from seasonal produce.
(Source: The Roscommon Champion)
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"I believe that it is open to debate whether the Communist Party has any specific role to play at this particular stage of our political struggleRacist incidents in Ireland up by 85 percent says Immigrant Council
Blimey, Chuck! Sounds like what is going on in the construction industry in the UK now happened 30 years ago in the USA. Can't say we weren't warned..Racist incidents in Ireland up by 85 percent says Immigrant Council
Wow...........with a population of 4,600,000 in the Republic and approximately 15% non national its obviously a huge problemRacist incidents in Ireland up by 85 percent says Immigrant Council
Plus you have 3-5 million people of Irish ancestry living in the island of Britain as well. Most of the people I went to school with were sons and dau