News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
A price war that has erupted between Ryanair and Irish Rail could see an increase in Cork business tourism. Irish Rail is exploring the possibility of offering free tickets on the Cork - Dublin route, after Ryanair began offering its customers one-way flights from Cork to Dublin for €10, including taxes and charges.
Source: (Cork Independent)
Tributes have been paid to well known Derry artist Joe Coyle who passed away last week following a lengthy illness. The founder of Alhpa Stained Glass, based at Castle Street, Joe has created some of the city’s most memorable stained glass pieces. For the last year he had been working on the restoration of St. Columb’s Cathedral and he was also responsible for the iconic artwork commemorating those who were lost in the Claudy and Omagh bombings.
(Source: Derry Journal)
The build up to the Cashealrd to Belleek Vintage Tractor and Car Run in aid of Mental Health and Cancer services is continuing at a great pace. While there has been a lot of hard work and effort input so far by the organizing committee, a spokesman has appealed for as many people in the area as possible to get involved. There is an urgent need for more funds for these services in this border area and it is hoped that there will be huge support given by businesses and locals both now and on the day - 30th October - in aid of these worthy causes.
(Source: Donegal Democrat)
Brian Conlon, founder and chief executive of the Co Down-headquartered firm First Derivatives, was awarded the title of 2010 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year at a ceremony in Dublin’s Citywest last Thursday Mr Conlon was presented with the award by President Mary McAleese, after first being named the winner of the competition’s International category.
(Source: Irish Times)
She's best known for her jaw-dropping performances on The X Factor but it looks like Dublin finalist Mary Byrne has unwittingly landed herself another TV gig. The Herald can reveal how the Ballyfermot-born singer, dubbed the new SuBo, could soon be popping up in an episode of RTE's Anonymous after stumbling across the TV cameras during a visit home last week.
(Source: The Evening Hearld)
Unionist unity candidate Rodney Connor has failed in his legal challenge to his General Election defeat by Sinn Féin .A court ruled that Michelle Gildernew was duly elected as MP for Fermanagh and South Tyrone, despite an arguable breach of rules governing the ballot. Mr Connor brought a petition after losing out to Ms Gildernew by four votes after three recounts.
Success is becoming second nature to Portumna’s latest singing sensation, Conor O’Meara, who has already won talent competitions, landed lead roles in musicals, and grabbed the chance to record his own CD – and he’s still only 16. Being the mayor’s son can certainly bring its advantages – his dad is Portumna’s ‘first citizen’ Donie O’Meara – but the fifth year student at Portumna Community School can safely be judged on his own merits.
(Source: Connacht Tribune)
- Gay wedding cakes latest target of anti-gay...
- Racist incidents in Ireland up by 85 percent...
- An open letter in strong defence of capitalism.
- A Magdalene Laundry US adoptee who holds...
- Irish radio presenter suspended after anti-Isra
- Nelson Mandela was against IRA decommissioning.
- Families as well as Catholic Church and governm
- Baby dies in horror birth at Belfast hospital...
- Gay teacher fired from Catholic school after...
- Sarah Palin is saving Christmas
You should hear in the USA the right wng extremists calling Nelson Mandela all kinds of names and insults...........Why because he is black. These riVirginia governor slammed by doctor over plain cigarette pack rejection
YOur welcome to smoke - and take a decade off you life from lung cancer, throat cancer, nicotine scaring the arteries which provides places where plaAn open letter in strong defence of capitalism to Pope Francis
I'm not caht but he's a great guy, especially compared to his past extremist right wing German pope As for capitalism, in the USA, the gap between thGay wedding cakes latest target of anti-gay bigots
I've dealt with these kind of people, typically evangelists / southern baptists /born agains To put it simply they believe that every word in the bib