News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
A Belfast film-maker has posted a video on the internet showing what he says could be evidence of time traveling. George Clarke from east Belfast has been puzzled for more than a year by a scene in a film which appears to show a woman talking on a mobile phone. The unusual thing is that the movie was made by Charlie Chaplin in 1928 - long before mobile phones were invented.
(Source: Belfast Telegraph)
There's good news emerging from the economic gloom last week as Invest Northern Ireland Chief Executive Alastair Hamilton welcomed plans by US company Market Resource Partners Ltd (MRP) to create 106 new jobs in Co Down. MRP specialises in developing advanced technology platforms, which are used to design, execute and measure complex marketing and sales strategies.
(Source: Belfast 4ni.co.uk)
Nearly 600m of new sewerage line is being installed between Leighlinbridge and Bagenalstown to get rid of the smell around Eastwood Estate.Work began on the new pipe recently and, according to Councilor Arthur McDonald, even the workmen are finding the stench unbearable.
“The workers found it very hard to work there last week, the smell was that bad. So you can imagine what the residents are feeling, having lived with it for almost two years,” he added.
(Source: The Carlow Nationalist)
Cunning new gangs of criminals dressed in smart business suits and driving high powered Volvos and BMWs are cruising the rural roads in Cavan, Meath, Longford and Leitrim with one aim in mind – to rob as many homes as they can between 9am and 2pm. They are mainly bent on stealing cash and jewelery and usually force rear windows with screwdrivers or iron bars. They are often armed with knives.
(Source: The Angle Celt)
Plans to make a movie around the events in Whitegate which ended in a triple fatal tragedy, have been branded as insensitive and badly timed. It was revealed last week that “Consequences” will zone in on Whitegate murderer Brendan O’Donnell and his victims, Imelda Riney, her five-year-old son, Liam, and local priest, Fr Joe Walsh. Local Councilor, Pat Hayes (FF) said that he believes the subject matter is too raw.
(Source: The Clare People)
Inmates at Cork Prison are still expected to ‘slop out’ at the facility and are not provided with adequate mental health services, the Visiting Committee Annual Report for 2009 revealed last week. The Cork Prison report, which was published by the Department of Justice and Law Reform last week, said that “slopping out and lack of cell sanitation makes living conditions very poor and is made worse by the overcrowding problem”.
Source: (Cork Independent)
An Irish Air Corps plane was forced to make an emergency landing at City of Derry airport last Thursday after a warning light was activated in the aircraft's cockpit 150 miles off the west coast.The aircraft was making a routine maritime patrol when it had to be diverted. One of its two engines was shut down before a controlled emergency landing at Eglinton.
(Source: Lononderry Sentinel)
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"I believe that it is open to debate whether the Communist Party has any specific role to play at this particular stage of our political struggleRacist incidents in Ireland up by 85 percent says Immigrant Council
Blimey, Chuck! Sounds like what is going on in the construction industry in the UK now happened 30 years ago in the USA. Can't say we weren't warned..Racist incidents in Ireland up by 85 percent says Immigrant Council
Wow...........with a population of 4,600,000 in the Republic and approximately 15% non national its obviously a huge problemRacist incidents in Ireland up by 85 percent says Immigrant Council
Plus you have 3-5 million people of Irish ancestry living in the island of Britain as well. Most of the people I went to school with were sons and dau