News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
(Source: Donegal Democrat)
Bungling thieves plunged a Co Down village into darkness after dropping metal onto a live electricity conductor. Around 1,000 homes in Donaghcloney were left without power for up to three hours when robbers, trying to steal copper tape from a vacant property dropped it onto a live high voltage conductor at about 10pm last Wednesday. An NIE emergency crew had to be called to the scene to make the situation safe restore electricity supplies. Over half of the affected customers had power restored by 11pm.
(Source: Belfast Telegraph)
Dublin city went back to black with a bang as some of the world's biggest music stars helped kick off the second annual Arthur's Day celebrations last Thursday. Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody led the festivities at the St James's Gate brewery by raising a glass in honor of its founder, Arthur Guinness, at exactly 5.59pm, before joining his band to wow the 2,000 pumped-up revelers with their biggest hits.
(Source: The Evening Hearld)
A barn on a County Fermanagh farm used for lambing and to store hay isn't the first place you would expect a musician to launch their new album. But the venue made perfect sense to Irish singer and songwriter, Andy Irvine who launched his latest album there. His career has spanned five decades, and as a member of the folk band Planxty he achieved widespread success in the 1970s alongside Christy Moore, Dónal Lunny and Liam O'Flynn
(Source: BBC News Northern Ireland)
A man at the centre of an emergency air and ground search – after a motorist feared he’d hit him by accident – turned up at the height of the drama in his local pub blissfully unaware of the commotion going on around him. Emergency services, including an air corps helicopter, were deployed to the Headford Road area last Tuesday night when the pedestrian was struck by a passing car . . . but he couldn’t be found. The accident occurred at around 9pm when a motorist travelling from Galway towards Headford came in contact with a pedestrian and immediately reported the matter to the Gardaí.
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