News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
Three Mayo men were honored at the National Bravery Awards Ceremony at Leinster House last Wednesday. The Comhairle na Mire Gaile - Deeds of Bravery - State awards ceremony saw Ballina man David McGowan receive a silver medal award, while Castlebar native, Garda John O’Reilly was honored with a special certificate along with the late Enda Hughes also receiving a posthumous award.
(Source: The Mayo News)
Meath woman Ashling Smith has been shortlisted for the 2010 New Designer Fashion Grand Prix and will be heading for the finals in Tokyo in mid-October. One of only 30 finalists selected from over 11,000 entries, this marks a huge breakthrough onto the international fashion scene for Ashling, who is currently working and teaching in the UK. Originally from Seymourstown
(Source: The Meath Chronicle)
Protestors brought the centre of Tullamore to a standstill last Saturday morning in the latest of a series of marches against the decision of Offaly County Council to stand down three fire-stations in the county. Kilcormac, Daingean and Banagher fire-stations have all been stood down due to a shortfall of funds to address health and safety concerns in the stations and also due to issues over the manning levels in the stations.
(Source: Offaly Express)
A dark cloud continues to hang over Curraghboy last week following the tragic death of local farmer, Oliver Gacquinn, who died following a “freakish” accident in which he was stung by a swarm of wasps. The untimely death of the 47-yearold farmer and father of two last Wednesday has stunned and devastated the local community of Curraghboy.
(Source: The Roscommon Champion)
Gardai pulled the plug on a dance music festival to be held near Collooney last Saturday – after issuing a warning to organisers not to proceed. Gardaí made a direction under Section 12 of the 1997 Licensing (Combating Drug Abuse) Act on Thursday last and followed it up with another visit to the location at Annaghmore estate near the main Galway road outside Collooney last Friday morning, resulting in the organizers cancelling the event.
(Source: The Sligo Champion)
The third annual Thurles Halloween Arts Festival which will be officially launched this week will feature a host of international acts of great repute including the likes of the Hot House Flowers, The Four of Us, The Republic of Loose, Eleanor McEvoy and Roesy to name just a few, The Tipperary Star can reveal.
(Source: Tipperary Star)
The family of a Dungannon bookmaker robbed and shot dead while on his way to the Curragh 20 years ago has issued a new appeal for information. Dessie Fox was attacked on a road side in County Kildare on 30 September 1990. He was shot in the leg and bled to death. The £20,000 he was carrying for his work as an on-course bookie was stolen. Seventeen people were arrested at the time but no-one was ever charged. Mr Fox was married with three daughters.
(Source: Belfast Telegraph)
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OMG...Don't any of the freaking media ever read the actual words from Pope Francis before they just regurgitate what the other liberal media puts out.Racist incidents in Ireland up by 85 percent says Immigrant Council
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I would say that it's the combination of a free market economy and a democratic government that works best for the general wellbeing. Capitalism generSarah Palin is saving Christmas
I notice the attack the messenger crowd are out in force since they can't deny the message. The so-called war on Christmas is a petulant overreaction