News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
Shocking statistics confirming Donegal as a poverty black spot and "the most deprived county" in Ireland for the past 19 years were detailed at a seminar aimed at combating poverty and social exclusion in the county. Delegates at last Tuesday's seminar in Donegal Town heard that pro-rata Donegal has the highest level of unemployment, the lowest growth levels and has been the "most deprived county in the Irish State" continually since 1991.
(Source: Donegal Democrat)
A mother-of-three from Co Down has hailed her toddler son a hero after his quick thinking saved the life of her six month old baby. Kim Winters, aged 26, from Moira, Co Down, was woken at 7am by her two-year-old son Aaron. She described how he called out: “Mummy, mummy, baby, mummy,” after his brother Samuel had changed position in his cot, trapping himself under the covers. “He was so tightly under them that he could not cry or move and I feared the worst as I untangled him,” said Ms Winters.
(Source: Belfast Telegraph)
A violent passenger was arrested at Dublin Airport after he injured two staff members in the security screening area. The two Airport Search Unit (ASU) workers required medical attention after the abusive passenger tried to break through security last Wednesday morning. The male passenger, who was due to fly out to Warsaw later that morning, tried to force his way through the hand luggage checking area but he became extremely violent when he was stopped by workers.
(Source: The Evening Herald)
A series of special walking routes within the forests of west Fermanagh have been launched. The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, (DARD) Minister, Michelle Gildernew, said that her Forest Service has teamed up with Fermanagh District Council as the main partners in the development and operation of the Geopark, having been working together for the past two years in developing the new walks.
There has been a 70% surge in the incidents of possession of hard drugs in Galway City this year – and criminal Limerick gangs could be responsible. Members of the Galway City Joint Policing Committee last week expressed alarm in particular in relation to the amount of heroin being seized in the city in the first eight months of this year. In his report to the meeting, Galway Garda Division Chief Superintendent, Dónal Ó Cualáin, outlined that since January there have been 34 incidents of possession of drugs for sale or supply. This represents an increase of 70% on the same period last year.
(Source: GalwayBay Fm)
A young man was lucky to escape with only minor injuries to his face after two men threw rocks at his car in Naas last weekend. The motorist was driving on the Caragh Road near Naas Leisure Centre when rocks were thrown at the car, smashing through the windscreen and side window. The incident occurred on Sunday 26 September at around 8pm.
(Source: The Kildare Nationalist)
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