News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
A Fanand man has pleaded not guilty at the trial in Letterkenny Circuit Court to the manslaughter of Garda Robbie McCallion and endangering two of his garda colleagues in 2009. Jamie McGrenaghan of Gortnacraw, Kerrykeel, pleaded not guilty to causing the manslaughter of Garda McCallion at Tara Court, Letterkenny on April 7, 2009 and the reckless endangerment of Garda Shane Lavelle and Garda Joanne Doherty at Tara Court on the night of the incident, March 26, 2009.
(Source: Donegal Democrat)
A police air crew who escaped major injury when their helicopter flipped upside down on landing in Co Down are lucky to be alive, a senior officer has said. All four men were able to walk from the wreckage of the overturned Eurocopter Squirrel after it turned over close to the site of last weekend's fatal helicopter crash high up in the Mountains of Mourne.
They had been taking part in the ongoing operation following last Saturday`s tragedy near Hilltown, Co Down, in which three men were killed, including a close friend of Prince Charles.
(Source: Belfast Telegraph)
She's known for loving her fans whom she calls her 'little monsters', but last week in Dublin Lady Gaga took it a step further and surprised a group of her followers with a sweet treat.
Sending her security guard outside her hotel to count heads, the singer then sent out hot chocolate to each person.The thrilled fans were delightedly posing for pictures with their drinks, making 'monster' poses.
(Source: The Irish Daily Mail)
A memorial to the victims of the Enniskillen bombing is unlikely to be reinstated ahead of the 23rd anniversary of the atrocity next month. A montage of the 11 people who lost their lives in the 1987 Poppy Day massacre was taken down inside the town's fire station following an anonymous complaint three years ago. Despite the Northern Ireland Ombudsman deeming the action to be "ill-considered", the tribute has still not been re-erected.
(Source: Belfast Newsletter)
A survey conducted by the Labour Party has found that 73% of people in Galway are worried about meeting their utility bills.
Preliminary results from the survey show that people even on middle incomes are struggling to pay their living expenses, particularly electricity and heating bills. The poll has been conducted over the last four months.
(Source: GalwayBay Fm)
For James and Susy Mahon from Prusselstown, Athy October was pumpkin harvest time and each year their pumpkins get bigger and bigger. This year’s largest pumpkin was a whopping 230kg and required six men to lift it onto a pallet. The 230kg pumpkin, and another weighing 217kg,s traveled from Prusselstown to Virginia, Co Cavan last weekend for the International Pumpkin Festival.
(Source: The Kildare Nationalist)
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