News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
(Source: Tipperary Star)
A rising star of motorcycle road racing died in a 130mph crash at a notorious black spot in the North West 200, the inquest into his death has heard. Coroner John Leckey told the hearing in Belfast that Mark Young, 22, from Cookstown in Co Tyrone, died from a traumatic head injury suffered in a crash in his debut ride at the event in May 2009. The racer had been tipped for great things in the world of motorcycling and Mr Leckey expressed his "very deep sympathy" to the bereaved family who he said were steeped in the sport.
(Source: Belfast Telegraph)
Every street in Waterford is now online as Google have launched their Street View product in Ireland, allowing users to virtually explore cities, towns and countryside through street-level imagery.51,000 miles of road have been driven by Google to collect imagery for Street View Ireland.
(Source: Waterford News $ Star)
Athlone Active Age Group members put their best feet forward for their very own 'flashmob' dance last Friday, taking over Athlone Towncenter for specially choreographed dance routine to mark the National Day of Volunteering and Positive Ageing Week. Joined by Galway Active Retirement group, the Athlone ladies put on their dancing shoes for three specially chosen pieces of music for the occasion, ending with the lively 'Let's go down to the hop' number, one that had the large group of onlookers tapping their feet and clapping their hands in appreciation.
(Source: Westmeath Independent)
Two people were injured in a plane crash in Co Wexford last week. The aircraft, an Avid MKIV flyer based at the Taghman airfield, was on a local flight with two people on board last Sunday afternoon. The crash occurred between 5.30pm and 6pm.
A spokeswoman for the Department of Transport said Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) personnel arrived on site at about 9.30pm last Sunday night and they completed a survey of the scene on Monday. One of the two men on board was taken Waterford Regional Hospital and the other was removed to Wexford General Hospital.
(Source: The Irish Times)
About 120 cattle died in a farm fire in south Wicklow last weekend. John Hollingsworth from Barniskey, Redcross, four miles from Arklow, had just brought his animals in off the land for winter housing when a massive fire destroyed four sheds where the cattle were being housed.
Some estimates say that up to 120 cattle died in the fire with the total loss to Mr Hollingsworth expected to be substantial.
(Source: The Wicklow People)
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