News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
Local radio volunteers have won a ‘Social Benefit Achievement Award for their weekly program ‘Ability Focus’ on Dundalk FM.Linda Hamill and Christina O’Boyle received the award for their work in highlighting the positive contributions that are being made by people with disabilities. Christina and Linda - who share the research and interviewing each week - have brought the different disability awareness groups in Dundalk together.
(Source: Dundalk Democrat)
An eighteen-year-old Ballina man who drove his car at another youth resulting in him being flung onto the roof of the car was given a five year suspended sentence at last week’s sitting of Castlebar Circuit Court. The incident occurred at 4am on August 15, 2009 at Pearse Street, Ballina when David Higgins of Shanaghy Heights, Ballina hit Padraig Dunne with his car. The court heard that Mr Higgins had driven at Mr Dunne with the attention of making him jump off the road but he hit him.
(Source: The Mayo News)
After the conditions of last Christmas and New Year, residents of Navan and surrounds will be well-rehearsed for a new movement coming to the town this December - 'Navan on Ice’. However, its not the town’s footpaths that will provide the sliding conditions this time, but a major ice skating rink to be located at Navan Racecourse
(Source: The Meath Chronicle)
The bowling shoes worn by international pop icon Michael Jackson on a family visit to Jumpin' Jacks in Tullamore before his tragic and untimely death went on show on October 23 at 'Thrill the World' Offaly. Being held in Market Square, Tullamore, it is the Irish entry in a global world record attempt for the largest simultaneous dance to Michael Jackson's hit 'Thriller' will be performed.
(Source: Offaly Express)
The charity calendar launched by the Boyle Celtic Legends over-40’s football team, has caught the public imagination and taken off.Six of the Legends featured as the opening item on last Friday nights Late Late Show. Online sales on website www.legendscalendar.com have rocketed since last week, with orders coming in from USA, Germany, Spain and Australia.
(Source: The Roscommon Hearld)
Amid fears that €270 million will be cut from education in the forthcoming budget, Sligo IT students staged a protest last week as part of the effort to increase awareness of the situation in advance of a major national demonstration being planned for November 3 in Dublin.
(Source: The Sligo Champion)
A Company founded by a Thurles native had a special reason to celebrate last week after its role in establishing an initial lifeline to 33 men trapped in a mine in Chile led to their euphoric release.
It was a drill manufactured by Mincon which established the initial lifeline to the miners who were trapped 2,300 feet below ground in the San Jose gold and copper mine outside Copiapo, Chile.
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